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.

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

Join in our events programme

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. 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. Check the halls Facebook and Instagram pages for more details.

*Please note that you are able to buy tickets and wristbands in advance of some of our events, we have included links to the purchase points below. Some events require reservations and we have also included details of the email address needed for these. 

October 2021

DateEventVenueTimeGet involved
Wed 27 Oct  Creative Arts Social  Cathedral Court 18:00-19.30 Just turn up
Thurs 28 Oct  Cookery class (sweet treats)  Princess Alice Court  18:00 Just turn up
Sat 30 Oct  Alton Towers Scarefest Pick up at Princess Alice Court  11:00 *Tickets from unishop
Sun 31 Oct Ghost Walk Agard Court 16.15 *Email to reserve your place 

Reserve your place 

To ensure you have a place at our reservation only events please email socialreps@derby.ac.uk

Unishop tickets

Our Residence Life programme in halls

Our Residence Life programme in halls

View Residence Life programme in halls 2021 video transcript and audio description

A place called home

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. Another bonus is the on-site common room which includes a free pool table, Playstation four, 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.

Watch as students Harry, Tan, Charley and Jack, 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 of life in halls.

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

View A place called home: Living with the University of Derby video transcript

Contact the halls social team

If you have any questions, or suggestions for our events and activities programme, please contact our halls social reps:

+44 (0)7775 119189socialreps@derby.ac.uk