Our policies for under 18s living in halls of residence

Most people living in our halls of residence are over 18 years old but, occasionally, students under the age of 18 may need a room in halls. We have extra support and special policies in place if you are under 18.

Your financial guarantor

If you are under 18, you must nominate a person to act as a guarantor who will assume financial responsibility for your accommodation fees and any other fees you incur. You must provide us with the guarantor's details. 

Your nominated guarantor must agree:

When you reach the age of 18, you will be required to re-sign the letting agreement and your guarantor's responsibilities will then be relinquished.

Room types and flat sharing

If you are ill



Your behaviour

All students entering University are expected to abide by our Student Code of Conduct and demonstrate appropriate and responsible behaviour. If you are a student aged under 18 and you accept a place in halls, you are agreeing to abide by the terms of this policy. You should note that you will be offered the same terms, conditions and pricing as those offered to over 18s. Note that many of the points set out in this policy apply equally to students over 18. 

If you have any questions relating to the accommodation of students who are under 18 please contact us by email at studentlivingspecialrequirements@derby.ac.uk

Disciplinary policy

All students are subject to the Halls of Residence Disciplinary Policy.

Consumption of alcohol

We will take all reasonable measures to ensure that, as far as practicable, current laws and licensing requirements on the purchase and consumption of alcohol are complied with at halls and University premises. 

Inappropriate material

If you are under 18, you may not possess or access via the internet network any inappropriate material at any of the halls of residence. If you breach this rule, you may be subject to the Halls of Residence Disciplinary Procedure.

Bullying or harassment 

You are encouraged to report any bullying or harassment. If appropriate, any bullying or harassment suffered by a student would be dealt with in accordance with the Derby Student Residences Limited (DSRL) Disciplinary Procedure.

Illegal drugs

We operate a policy of no tolerance towards the use of illegal drugs on our premises. This includes the premises of the University of Derby and our subsidiaries, including DSRL. Any and all uses of illegal drugs on our premises will be referred to the police and will be subject to our disciplinary procedures. The use and supply of drugs may jeopardise your right to remain a member of the University and subsequently retain your residence in halls.