Your Alumni benefits

Once you have graduated from the University of Derby, your advantages do not stop there. As a member of our University of Derby Alumni community, you have access to exclusive benefits that can assist you in your career - and help you make the most of your leisure time.

Your professional development

Your benefits as a member of our University of Derby Alumni community include exclusive help in the next stage of your career - discounts on postgraduate study and our three-year extended career support.

  • Once you have graduated from the University of Derby, we will continue to support you in securing the job you want. For up to three years after you graduate, our Careers and Employment Service will support and guide you with one-to-one appointments with employment advisers, career planning, CV tailoring and preparing for interviews
  • For more information, contact the team on careers@derby.ac.uk or call +44 (0)1332 591316
A University of Derby industry networking event

How else can we help you?

As well as our exclusive benefits for Alumni, there are other ways we can help you develop your career, from finding you space for your business and accessing funding to help it grow, to extending your knowledge with flexible study options.

  • If you have loved studying at the University of Derby, why not choose a rewarding career with us with lots of opportunities to progress?
A conference at the University of Derby

Your benefits on campus

Our University of Derby Alumni receive discounted venue hire at our conferencing facilities and also benefit from free membership of our University library, giving access to our extensive collection.

  • As University of Derby Alumni, you can get 10% off room hire and day-delegate rates at our range of city-centre conference facilities
  • Our Enterprise Centre is a purpose-built conference venue, equipped to host conferences and away days for up to 200 people
  • Our Sports Centre can be hired for sporting and community events and is an ideal venue for active away days
  • During the summer, our main Kedleston Road site is available for hire for large scale conferences and events
  • All our venues are easily accessible from major road and rail links, close to excellent accommodation and offer on-site parking
  • Quote Alumni when booking with the Conference team on +44 (0)1332 597911
  • Derby Alumni benefit from free membership of our University of Derby library. This normally costs £50 per year
  • This will give you access to our libraries in Kedleston Road and Britannia Mill in Derby and also in Buxton, Chesterfield and Leek
  • You can borrow five standard loan items at a time
  • Apply at our library service desks, bring ID plus proof you studied at the University (student card or certificate)
  • You can contact the library at library@derby.ac.uk or call +44 (0)1332 591215 
The gym at the Sports Centre

Your sports and leisure benefits

You've worked hard to get your degree at the University of Derby, you are moving on to the next stage of your career and now we want to help you relax and enjoy yourself. We have exclusive sports and leisure offers for our Alumni, including discounted tickets for our renowned Derby Theatre and membership of our  Sports Centre.

  • You can join our Sports Centre for £26 for monthly membership with Direct Debit or £215 for annual membership
  • Your membership includes access to all of our facilities at our £10.8m Sports Centre
  • You will need to provide your student number to benefit from the discount
  • The centre is open on weekdays from 6.30am-10pm and at weekends from 9am-5pm
  • Call +44 (0)1332 591790 or email sportscentre@derby.ac.uk

Our Alumni can get tickets for selected shows at Derby Theatre, part of the University of Derby, for just £10 using the code ALUMNI10. Derby Theatre is an acclaimed regional theatre and available shows range from home-grown productions to West End hits to bold new writing.

Current eligible shows are:

  • Hansel and Gretel – Friday 30 November or Saturday 1 December
  • Noughts and Crosses – Friday 1 February 7pm, Sat 2 February 7pm or Monday 4 February 6pm
  • What Fatima Did – Wednesday 27 February 7.30pm
  • Approaching Empty – Wednesday 13 March 7.30pm
  • The Jungle Book – Friday 5 April 7pm or Saturday 6 April 1.30pm or 7pm

You can buy a maximum of two tickets per graduate for each eligible show.

Associate membership of the Union of Students gives our Alumni access to our sports clubs and societies beyond graduation. Associate membership costs:

  • £15 for one year
  • £20 for two years

Sport or Society membership fees are applicable on top of this membership. 

Alumni are given £100 off the cost of venue hire at Union of Students venues. Email academy@derbyunion.co.uk for details and quote ‘Union of Students Alumni’ to access the discount.

Totum cards can only be bought by registered students. However, final-year students are eligible to buy a three-year card. So, to continue benefiting from Totum discount, we recommend all final-year students buy one before they complete their course.

  • A three-year card costs £32
  • You can also buy a one-year card for just £12 or a two-year card for £22
  • A Totum card entitles you to more than 200 UK discounts
  • Many discounts are online only so you can’t get them without your Totum card
  • You will also receive a one-year FREE ISIC card, which will give you over 42,000 international discounts