Derby has Purple Flag status, recognising the entertaining, diverse, safe, and enjoyable night out experience offered by our city centre. 

What makes Derby a Purple Flag city?

Purple Flag was created by the ATCM (Association of Town & City Management) to help members of the public quickly identify safe towns and city centres.

As a Purple Flag city, Derby meets the five core standards required in excellence in managing the evening and night-time economy.

Derby's nightlife is stewarded by a team of workers and volunteers who work together to ensure a Purple Flag experience, including:

What are student nights out like in Derby?

How do students begin a night out in Derby? What does a typical night out involve? Do our students feel safe in Derby?

Get answers to all of these questions and more as our current students reveal exactly what a night out in Derby entails.

A video from students of the University of Derby showcasing a night out in Derby

View What are student nights out like? video transcript