Blog: Accommoda­tion

Haze's bedroom at St Christopher’s Court

Moving away from home can feel like a big step, and understanding how university accommodation functions can be a huge help in feeling settled. Haze shares what they’ve learned about living in our halls.

Students playing pool and table tennis in a halls common area

Student Sam Chikowore makes the case for staying in (or moving into) university halls of residence: events, all-inclusive bills, security and more.

Moving into student accommodation can be a daunting process. Equally challenging is knowing what to pack. Graduate Christina Vassell has some advice.

Studen in halls with a box of belongings smiling

Most prospective students are worried about starting university. Here, student Tamzin Burch discusses how to deal with anxiety about living in halls.

Carrots herbs raspberries

How University of Derby students are helping address food poverty and support local charities through donating unwanted items.

A University of Derby student carrying a box from her parents house as they look on from the front door

Steve Ward, Customer Services Manager at Derby Student Residences Limited, gives his top ten essentials of what to pack for university.

A student ambassador speaking with parents at a University of Derby event

Basia Spalek, Professor of Conflict Transformation at the University of Derby, provides some top tips for parents on how to deal with empty nest syndrome.