Student support

Life as a student is exciting and fun but it can also feel daunting at times – particularly if you have a disability, long-term condition, or are responsible for looking after others.

Fortunately, this is a university that’s here for you. A university of open doors and open minds. We want to give every student the support they need to thrive so we offer a range of services that can help you during your application and once you get here.

General advice

Student Centre can help with everything from car parking and Council Tax to coursework and timetabling. There’s a Student Centre at our campus in Derby and in Buxton and it should be your first port of call for advice.

Student Centres

Your first weeks

Supporting your health and wellbeing

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

We also 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:

We also offer advice and support for mature students, student parents, students with caring responsibilities and care leavers.

See the support available

Careers and employability support

We’re serious about getting you started in your career, whether you’ve already decided what you want to do or need to find inspiration.

With guaranteed work experience for every full-time undergraduate student, plus opportunities for internships, volunteering and placements, our hands-on approach to study will ensure you’re ready for the world of work.

Our Careers and Employment Service also has plenty of expertise and opportunities to help you get the most out of your time here.

More about careers support

Advice for parents of students

As a parent or carer, you may be finding it hard to come to terms with the fact that your son or daughter is leaving the family home to go to university. If that’s the case, we can help.

Read our advice

Support with English language skills

The Derby English Language Centre (DELC) offers support to students who are struggling with the English language. Support is available both as pre-sessional courses and during your degree (any level) so, whether you are thinking about coming to University or have already started your studies with us, we will work closely with you to improve your academic writing and presentation skills, pronunciation and grammar, among many other things.

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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.

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