Life at Derby

For many of our students, we’re much more than a place to learn; we’re a home from home. A place to make new friends, enjoy new experiences and grow as a person.

When you choose to apply here, you’re choosing much more than a course. You’re choosing to be part of our student community, you’re choosing Derbyshire as a place to live, and you’re choosing our campuses and facilities.

Explore this Life section to find out if University of Derby is right for you, then consider coming to an Open Day to really get a feel for the place.

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Be inspired by our Virtual Open Days

Take a tour wherever you are with our Virtual Open Days. See our first-class facilities, discover our courses and find out what it's like to be a University of Derby student.

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A university that celebrates equality, diversity, inclusion and wellbeing

Our university celebrates diversity and recognises the challenges of being human and the significance and impact of inclusion within an organisation.

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Support for you

We want to give everyone the support they need to thrive so we offer a range of services that can help you during your application and once you get here.

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