Making the most
of your Open Day

We're looking forward to seeing you at our Open Day and showing you our campus. This guide gives you some top tips to help you make the most of your day. We hope you find them useful. 

1. Listen to a welcome talk

Start your day with a welcome talk, held in one of our lecture theatres at Kedleston Road. You’ll hear all about our University and the city from our staff and guest speakers. Talks start at 9:45am and 12:00pm. It’s a good idea to arrive about 15 minutes beforehand. Please only attend the welcome talk you have booked.

2. Go to a Subject Taster session

See what it’s really like to study at the University of Derby by joining one of our interactive subject sessions. Choose the course you’re most interested in and meet with our expert academics, tour our outstanding facilities and get all your questions answered about modules, assessment methods and career opportunities.

Don’t forget to check which site you need for your subject session. Maps are available to help you locate where you need to go, and our free shuttle buses will take you to our other teaching sites.

3. Explore our campus

Our friendly team of students are ready to take you on a walking tour of our campus. They will show you all the facilities you can use while you’re studying here - from the Basecamp social space to the library and Sports Centre. And who better to tell you what studying here is really like?

Take a Virtual Tour before you arrive!

open day visitor looking at map
Open day attendees talking to lecturer
student at open day using microscope

4. Tour our accommodation 

Our buses will take you to the halls of residence we have open for viewing. Have a look around and imagine yourself living here. Our Student Living team are also available at Kedleston Road with information about all our accommodation, including prices. Come and say hello!

5. Talk to our support teams

We’re here to help if you have questions about your application, need to know more about student finance or want to find out how we support your wellbeing. We’re also happy to review your personal statement and provide useful tips to help you stand out from the crowd. Our expert teams are available at Kedleston Road with information and advice. Just drop by to see them when you’re ready. It’s also worth noting:

Group photo of Open Day ambassadors

The open day showed me what an amazing, positive and modern environment it has. It felt super professional but friendly at the same time

Adam Molnar
October Open Day visitor
a student using a surveying instrument

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