Halls events and social life

Living in halls is the ideal start to your University journey. You’ll become part of a big, friendly community and be able to attend events and socialise with a wide variety of people, from your own hall and other halls nearby.

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Get involved

For the next academic year, we will be adapting our halls events programme to make sure we can still deliver a range of activities to our students in halls. If you have some ideas about the kind of events we could offer, please get in touch with us through the contact details provided below.

There is a friendly, inclusive community in halls, making it a real home from home for all students. Staff are always on-site so feel free to pop into the office for a friendly chat or, if you are experiencing any problems, talk to your Hall Manager. The Residential Assistants and cleaners do weekly flat visits so you’ll soon get to know your whole halls team.

One of the best things about living in halls is that you can join in with all of our exclusive events and activities. Events located at any hall are open to all halls students, providing another fantastic opportunity to meet new people and become a part of the wider halls community. All events are either free or subsidised so, even if you are on a tight budget, there'll be something for you. Events include day trips to London, Harry Potter World or Alton Towers, cookery classes, dance workshops, exercise classes, barbecues, bingo and even the chance to partake in goat yoga!

During your first few weeks in halls make friends with your flatmates, neighbouring flats and other residents by going out together to familiarise yourself with your new city, or arrange to go to some Freshers events to break the ice.

Finally, be sure to utilise your on-site common room which includes a free pool table, Playstation 4, large TV and board games. Students can also book the room for free for a private gathering with friends. Just speak to your Hall Manager and they’ll be happy to help you arrange it.

Join in our events programme

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Lisa Varley

There really is something for everyone on the halls events programme and, if you don’t spot anything you like, let us know and we will try our best to put it on! We hope to see you at one of our events very soon.

Lisa Varley
Halls Events Co-ordinator

A place called home

Watch as four students let you into their day-to-day lives, talking about their own experiences and what they love about halls. From exploring Derby or cooking in halls, to being a part of halls events or meeting up with society friends, this will give you a true flavour for life in halls.

A place called home

Meet Harry, Tan, Charley and Jack, four students who love living in halls .  They'll show you their rooms and what they get up to while living in halls.

Students talking about their day-to-day lives living in halls.

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Contact the halls social team

If you have any questions, or suggestions for our events and activities programme, please contact Lisa Varley, Halls Events Co-ordinator.

Call +44 (0)7775 119189Email l.varley@derby.ac.uk