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.

Take a look at the Benefits of living in halls.

Award-winning accommodation for all students, whatever their needs

Undergraduate students

Halls are the ideal place for you to live during your time at University and most first-year students live in halls. Our halls are just a short walk from our campuses and are 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.

Postgraduate students 

Our bespoke postgraduate accommodation is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac just minutes away from the main University site.  It's the ideal setting for you to focus on your studies in a comfortable and convenient environment. Find out more about our postgraduate accommodation.

International students

Every year, our halls community welcomes students from all corners of the globe with a free bed, kitchen and arrival pack. Our staff are super friendly and helpful and will make it their mission to help you settle into your new surroundings. Our halls have 24-hour security and a 24-hour contact number in case you need it. Find out more about accommodation for International students.

Find out more 

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

We want everyone in halls to have the best possible experience and so, we were delighted to be named Best University Housing and Best Environmental Management (UK & Ireland) in the 2023 Global Student Living Awards.  

These awards are extra special to us as the results are 100% based on direct feedback from home and international students – a true testament to our fantastic Student Living team who is always on hand to help.  

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

What are halls like?

Get an overview of what halls are like.  Alice gets a tour of halls, meets a Hall Manager and chats to residents about their halls experience.

Our halls of residence

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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

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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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Be inspired by our Virtual Tour

Get a taste of what it’s like to come to the University of Derby and explore what’s on offer - wherever you are.

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