We can't wait for you to start your journey with us! Find out everything you need to know from how to accept your offer, how to apply for accommodation, and how to get involved in Derby student life.

Reply to your offer

If you have applied through UCAS, you can accept your offer via UCAS Hub. If you have applied to us directly, you can email

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Ask Us Anything webinars

Do you have any questions before you join us in September? We are hosting an additional two 'Ask Us Anything' webinars in July and August for students to find out more and ask questions about accommodation, student finance, student wellbeing, campus life and parent/carer support. Parents, carers and guardians are also welcome to sign up and attend online.

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Exam and Revision Support Hub

If you're taking exams this spring, you might feel like you're stood at the foot of a mountain. In reality, you're almost at the summit. We've put together some tips, tools and resources to help get you through exams and revision, as well as looking after your mental health and wellbeing.

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Get Ready for Uni

Check out our Get Ready for Uni online workshops with alumnus, TV personality and educational expert, Baasit Siddiqui. We've also collected tips from our lecturers on tackling essays, revision and exams, plus some helpful advice from our students.

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Explore with 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 in the world. Use our Virtual Tour to explore subject areas, accommodation and your future campus.

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Book your VIP Offer Holder Event

Come to an event hosted by the University of Derby to discover what makes us unique. From Open Days to Campus Tours, VIP Events to Inaugural Lectures, there are so many ways to connect with the University and get another chance to see what we have to offer.

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Watch the Applicant Day livestream

If you couldn't make it to our Applicant Day, you can now watch the livestream on YouTube! Find out more about student life, student support, research at Derby, your future Union of Students, and our University accommodation. Plus you'll hear from some of our current students and graduates.

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We're proud winners of the Best University Housing and Best Environmental Management in The Global Student Living Index 2023, as voted by our students. We're also the only university to have Platinum Certified Student Accommodation in the country! If you've received your offer and we're your first choice, you're guaranteed a room in our award-winning student accommodation.

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Fees and funding

Want to know more about the financial support on offer at Derby? Find out everything you need to know about applying for tuition fees, maintenance loans, placement year funding and bursaries.

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Cost of living

Coming to university is an exciting time, so preparing how you'll manage your money while studying can make your student life easier. You’re off to a great start by choosing to study at Derby as the Midlands is one of the cheapest regions in the UK to live as a student. We've put together some pointers on ways to make savings with tips and advice around making the most of your budget.

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Guidance for parents and guardians

Do you have a parent or guardian who would like more information about applying and studying at university? We're here to help! Browse through our pages full of guidance and tips to help them support you.

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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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Chat to our students

Join The Ambassador Platform (TAP) where you can chat with current students to find out what it’s like here at the University of Derby. They're on hand to answer any questions about student life, their course experience and living in accommodation. You will also have the opportunity to join a group chat with other people who have applied to study at Derby.

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Connect with us

Follow our social channels to see what's going on at the University as well across Derby and Derbyshire.