There's a wide choice of student accommodation in Derby so whatever you are looking for, you're sure to find something that suits your needs. University halls offer en suite and standard rooms, as well as single, double and studio accommodation close to the University sites and the city centre.

Halls of residence

Our University accommodation, run by the Student Living team is a real home from home, providing excellent customer service from a landlord you can trust.  The ethos at University residences in Derby is totally focused around the wellbeing and needs of students. Our professional team are highly skilled and experienced in dealing with a broad range of issues which residents may face and are on hand to provide support and guidance.  The health and happiness of our students is paramount. We believe that students need a comfortable, safe and happy living environment, so they can study effectively and maximise their opportunities at University. Our residences, our award-winning service and our caring, friendly and professional staff provide a firm foundation for students to thrive and succeed. 

In addition, the Residence Life Programme includes a range of free and subsidised activities and events exclusively for our residents, enabling students to meet and socialise with their peers across the whole halls community.

For your first year of study and beyond

Halls are the ideal place for you to live during your time at University and most first-year students live in halls. They're just a short walk from our campuses and a great place to make friends and settle into University life. They offer you safe, good-value accommodation in convenient locations and the good news is that you can live in halls throughout your studies if you want to.

The benefits of living in our halls community.

If you're interested in seeing the rooms in halls, take a look at the photo galleries and 360-degree tours on our halls pages to get a better idea of what's on offer. Better still, come to an Open Day to take an accommodation tour and speak to Student Living staff who will be able to answer your questions and give you guidance and advice.

Award-winning accommodation

Our halls of residence were winners in two categories in the Global Student Living Index 2022:

  • Best University Housing (UK & Ireland)
  • Best Moving In Experience (UK & Ireland)

and finalists for Best Booking Experience (UK & Ireland).

The Global Student Living Index is the largest international survey on the quality of student accommodation and the results are 100% based on direct feedback from home and international students.

Headshot of student Holly Watkiss

I’ve lived at the same hall for the whole time I’ve been at University. Living in halls offers great opportunities to socialise. It’s stress free with all inclusive bills and fast WiFi, and staff are friendly and always willing to help.

Holly Watkiss
Early Childhood Studies BA

Take a virtual tour of our accommodation

Join Tamzin on a tour around Agard Court, one of our halls of residence, where you can find out more about the location of our halls and the services on offer, as well as visiting the living spaces, social areas and laundry rooms.

Virtual Open Day: Accommodation tour

View Virtual Open Day: Agard Court tour video transcript

The Student Accommodation Code

Our halls of residence are signed up to the Student Accommodation Code set up by the UK Universities Code of Practice

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How to deal with anxiety about living in halls

Most prospective students worry about starting university. Student Tamzin Burch discusses how to deal with anxiety, or anxious feelings, about living in halls.

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Fitting in at university

Starting your university journey can be daunting at first. Student Sam shares his advice on living in halls, getting involved and finding where you fit in.

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Are you a local student thinking of living in halls?

Living in halls gives you the full University experience, saves you the inconvenience of commuting and helps you to branch out and be independent

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Cost of living

With the fast rise in the cost of living, it's more challenging to balance spending. Learning how to be clever with your money has become necessary, so here are several ways that the University of Derby can support you.

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