A university experience enriched with support

We recognise that studying online and at a distance comes with its own challenges and that it’s a very different experience to traditional campus based study. Our support services have been designed to ensure that you can make the most of your time at the University of Derby Online Learning; with a wide range of support and information readily accessible.

Click on/tap or rollover the following student support services to find out more.

Careers and Employment Service
IT Services
Skills Diagnostic Tool
Student Union
Academic Team
eLibrary and Resource Centre
Student Wellbeing
Online Learner Advisor
You, the Student

Careers and Employment Service

Live webinars, career coaching, CV tailoring and online resources are just some of the services that are freely available to help you develop your employability skills and to plan your next career move.

IT Service Centre

The IT Service Centre is able to provide assistance if you are experiencing technical difficulties. They are available 24 hours a day so no matter your time zone, IT support is just a call away.

Skills Diagnostic Self-Assessment Tool

Ensure you have the skills needed for online and academic study, our unique study skills diagnostic tool gives you the opportunity, at any point of your studies, to identify the skills that you are strong at and those which you may need additional help with.

Student Union

As an enrolled student you are automatically a member of the University of Derby Students Union.

As online students you too can benefit from the support and services on offer. Take a look at the Democracy and Academic Representation pages.

Academic Team

We have a large team of highly qualified academics from around the world, who are experts in their field. They are research active and many of them have a wealth of experience in industry as well as in academia, bringing great value to our programmes.

eLibrary and Resource Centre

The University’s library is accessible to online learners. Investment has been made to make sure that your reading lists are in electronic format and that there is a wide range of online databases, digital texts and ejournals available to you.

Student Wellbeing

Our Student Wellbeing services offer support for anything that may impact on you, your academic performance or your experience as a student, from budgeting and anxiety to managing serious problems.

Online Learner Advisor

A dedicated Online Learner Advisor with extensive knowledge of your programme, who will be in regular contact, offering advice and guidance for any non-academic issues.

You, the Student

As an online student you will have access to a range of support and services tailored to support you to study online.

Click on the images around this one to explore what will be available to you.

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