Derby Moves

Derby Moves is a mobile app for University of Derby students and staff that earns you rewards for being active.

Whether you’re walking to lectures, going for a jog or training at the gym, you can earn points through Derby Moves. Once you’ve collected enough points, you can use them to redeem a variety of rewards and prizes ranging from a hot drink to a hoodie.

It's completely free - all you need to do is download the Moves+ app and confirm which activity tracker device you use.

How Derby Moves works

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How to sign up

Go to the App Store or Google Play and search for Moves+ 

  1. Download the Moves+ app.
  2. Open the app and select the University of Derby from the drop-down list.
  3. Register your details, entering all the required information (this must include your University of Derby email address).
  4. Go to your Uni email address to verify it.
  5. You now have the option to connect your wearable device or tracker and add a profile picture (you can skip this step and come back to it later if you wish).
  6. Once you have registered and successfully logged in, you can start using the app.

Frequently asked questions

No, Derby Moves is completely free. We are offering the Moves+ app to help motivate students and staff at Derby to stay active during their busy schedules.

The Moves app supports the following trackers:

  • Apple Health (iOS devices only)*
  • Withings/Health Mate
  • Google Fit*
  • Fitbit
  • Strava

*You can connect a range of other apps to both Apple Health and Google Fit which are then synced through this integration. These include:

  • Garmin Connect
  • Nike Run Club
  • Run Keeper

No. You can only connect to Derby Moves with one tracker at a time.

Yes, you will need to connect to a simple step-tracker or wearable device to track your activity and collect points such as Apple Health or Google Fit

The Moves+ app currently tracks:

  • steps walked
  • miles run
  • miles cycled
  • metres you have swam

However, please note:

Moves+ does not collect data associated with any other activities, so if your tracker/wearable allows you to log different types of activity (eg weights or rowing) then any steps recorded during this activity will not be collected by Moves.

Not all trackers have the ability to track swimming.

  • Apple Health needs an Apple Watch
  • Strava and Google Fit require a waterproof phone
  • Fitbit - only certain models which allow for swimming and GPS capability
  • Moves+ is currently unable to read swimming activity on Withings

The trackers sync daily with your Derby Moves account. All connected trackers, apart from Apple, will sync with Moves at 23:55 (11:55pm) and pull through all your activity for that day. Your activity is then converted into points.

Apple Health will only sync activity when you open the Moves+ app. If you don’t open the Moves+ app, any points earned will be rolled over. We recommend that you open your app every day.

For new users tracking with Google, Fitbit and Withings, you will need to open your tracking app in order to sync through the activity. Please note it will take at least a day for the first sync with Moves.

Visit the Moves+ website for detailed troubleshooting guidance

Rewards range from hot drinks to hoodies. Once you have signed up to Derby Moves, all the rewards available to you will be visible on the app's marketplace.

Most of the rewards can be redeemed on campus at a till or collection point. 

Hot drink offer - available at UoD Derby, Buxton and Chesterfield cafe outlets (does not include Subway, Blends or the Academy Bar). Take your phone to the till point, show your phone screen to the member of staff present as you view and accept the claim. Please do not hand your phone over.  

Moves merchandise, including re-usable cups, notebooks, power-packs and water bottles - available to collect at the Sports Centre reception,  Buxton US office (DO/G23), and Chesterfield campus reception. Take your phone to the collection point, show your phone screen to the member of staff present as you view and accept the claim. Please do not hand your phone over.  

Hoodie - available to purchase at Keddies shop and Buxton US office (DO/G23). Take your phone to the collection point or point of sale, show your phone screen to the member of staff present as you view and accept the claim. Please do not hand your phone over. They will then apply the price discount.

Online voucher code -  you can redeem rewards claimed through a discount code direct on your phone. When you redeem you will be given a unique code to use online. Please ensure you copy the code provided as it will not remain on the app after you have claimed it.

Please note: We will always endeavour to keep rewards available up until their finish date. However, we reserve the right to remove or withdraw rewards at any time. 

There is lots of helpful information and guidance available to registered users on the Moves+ FAQs page, including:

  • How to connect, change and reconnect trackers
  • Your user profile
  • Rewards
  • Joining and leaving challenges
  • Public and private groups
  • Changing your marketing preferences


If you are having any issues using the app, then please visit the Moves+ website for help.

If you have any further questions about Derby Moves, please contact us by email.