My Derby Journey

Starting university is an exciting step and brings with it new adventures. We've created these pages so you can find out everything you need to know before you start!

This area will be kept up to date throughout the year and we will be in regular contact with you until you join us.

Reply to your offer

Once you receive your offer from us you will be notified via UCAS Track. You will then need to respond to your offer.

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Find out everything you need to know before you arrive with our handy FAQs.

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Guidance for parents and guardians

Preparing for university is an exciting but daunting time for you and your child. We're here to help - browse through our pages, full of guidance and tips to make their journey as smooth as possible for you all.

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We're the University Housing winners, Move in Experience winners, and Best Booking Experience finalists in The Global Student Living Index - the largest international survey for student accommodation, 100% based on direct student feedback. If you've received your offer and we're your first choice, you're guaranteed a room in our award-winning student accommodation if you apply by 31 July.

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Campus Tours

Did you miss the chance to visit us at an Open Day? There's still time to book on to one of our Campus Tours. Led by current students, you'll get to look around our facilities and accommodation and find out what it’s really like to be a student at the University of Derby.

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Student life in Derby

Whatever you love doing, you’ll find plenty of choice in Derby. Did you know that it's one of the most affordable cities to live in?* Nightlife, outdoors, sport, culture, places to unwind – Derby has something for everyone.

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Our Facebook group

Our Facebook group has been set up for those who are looking to study with us. Join now so you can start to make friends and have conversations before you get here.

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Fees and funding

Want to know more about the financial support on offer at Derby?

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Be inspired by our Virtual Tour

Get a taste of what it’s like to come to the University of Derby and explore what’s on offer - wherever you are.

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Chat to our students

Do you want to speak to a student about their experiences at University of Derby? Start a chat with our friendly ambassadors now!

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Connect with us

We’ve set up a Facebook group for those who are considering studying with us. Join now so you can start to make friends and have conversations before you get here.

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