The benefits of living in halls

Live in Derby halls and get the full 'University experience'.  Our award-winning accommodation offers a wide choice of rooms, a safe and secure environment and excellent wellbeing and customer support. Join our vibrant student community, make new friends, take part in our halls events and make the most of student life.

Living student life to the full

Living in halls gives you the opportunity to meet a wide variety of people, build your self-confidence and live independently, maybe for the first time. You'll have the chance to meet new people, try new things and broaden your horizons. The events organised by the halls social team will put you in touch with other students in the halls community and you'll be able to take part in lots of free or subsidised activities with them.

Everything from quizzes, bingo nights and cookery classes, to day trips, inter-hall tournaments, and outdoor activities like paddleboarding and goat yoga. In addition, every undergraduate hall has a common room with shared facilities like Playstation 4, table tennis, and pool which are free to use. You and your flatmates can even book the room out for your own gathering!

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A student outside his hall

A guaranteed way to make friends
Jude Hutchinson, BSc Motorsport Engineering

Halls is a guaranteed way of meeting new people and making amazing friends and memories. Halls are very convenient and easy. Buses to Uni are free and frequent. There are lots of shops nearby, and there are a few University buildings close by for a very short commute.

Halls - the first choice for all students

Halls are conveniently close and within walking distance of all academic campuses, as well as being located on the Unibus route. Living in halls allows students to make friends outside of their course, and offers more opportunities to take part in events and socialising.

Whether you're a new student, an overseas student, a returning student, an apprentice or someone who needs their room adapted for health requirements, you'll find there are so many reasons why University-owned halls are the best option. Halls are the ideal environment to help you navigate University life. You'll have all the benefits of independent living, without the hassle and you'll enjoy the friendly and supportive environment that halls provide.

A student smiling with his arms folded

From the very start, everyone from the cleaners to the Residential Assistants, security and management have worked diligently to supply a fun, friendly environment for all students, to ensure a smooth and enjoyable transition to University life.

Harvey Kennedy
Football Journalism BA

Hassle- free living

If you live in halls you'll be able to concentrate on being a student and leave the difficult stuff to us:

* except Flamsteed Court and Darley Bank

** No parking at Agard Court and Darley Bank

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Halls are a great place to live. I've met loads of new people and tried new things through the halls events programme. I wouldn't have missed living in halls for anything. I've made life-long friends.

Alucia Page
Family and Child Welfare, BA