Student support

Life as a student is exciting and fun, but it can also feel daunting at times. We offer a range of services to support you during your application and when you start studying with us.

We really want you to be successful and enjoy your time at Derby and we are here to support you with anything that you may encounter along the way.

The services below all offer friendly support, advice, and guidance on a wide range of subjects and topics, from your mental health and wellbeing to queries you might have about your course or studies.

So why not take a look at what we have on offer...

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College Student Centres

Our Student Centres are here to help you with a wide range of information, advice and guidance to support you through your studies and time with us, whether you're a new or returning student. We can help with academic queries, extensions, timetables and much more.

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Health and Wellbeing Support

The Wellbeing Centre provides information and guidance to help you look after your health and wellbeing during your time at University. We can help with support plans, disabled students allowance as well as physical and mental health.

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Virtual Open Day: Student Support

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Virtual Open Day: Student Support

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Supporting your health and wellbeing

We have experienced wellbeing teams at Derby and Buxton who provide a free and confidential service to all students, and sometimes applicants. If you’re based at Chesterfield, you can contact our Buxton Wellbeing team.

These teams can support you face-to-face, over the phone or online with a range of issues, including:

There’s also a GP surgery on-campus in Derby (Kedleston Road site) and plenty of local GPs in Buxton and Chesterfield.

If you live with a non-visible disability, it can be hard to communicate your need for special requirements in a quick way. We want to help our students and staff overcome this challenge, and are introducing the sunflower badge to the University.

Learn more about what support is available