and support

It can be daunting for you and your son or daughter when they fly the nest to go to university. But you can be sure that they will be safe and supported if they choose to come to Derby.

Student accommodation

Most first-year students choose to live in halls of residence - they’re safe, close to our campuses, and good value. They're a great place to make friends and settle into independent living more easily.

Most halls have around six rooms per corridor with ensuite bathrooms and a shared kitchen. They also have a shared common room space where everyone can socialise. Rent includes all utilities, contents insurance and internet, so there are no additional costs to worry about. 

Halls of residence provide a safe environment for students to adjust to living away from home. At all of our halls we have CCTV, intercom entry systems and secure bike sheds. Staff are on-site at all times, and there's a 24-hour emergency contact number for students to ring if they need help.

Watch the video below or visit our accommodation pages to find out more.

What are student halls like?

Take a look around one of the University of Derby's halls of residence and find out what it's like living here for students.

Video from the University of Derby showing viewers around their student accommodation

View What are halls like? video transcript

What support is available to students?

All of our support teams around the University help our students feel welcome, supported, and on track to do their best. Sarah Richardson shares the broad support offered by Student Services, and Natalie Clarson introduces the first point of contact (the College Student Centres mentioned in this video are now incorporated into the StudentHub). 

The support offered hasn't changed, just the name of the place where you find it!

A video explaining the different types of support that is available to students at the University of Derby

View What support is available to students? video transcript

Study support

Your son or daughter will have dedicated study support throughout their time with us. Personal tutors will meet regularly with them to discuss their progress and offer guidance. If they need extra help to brush up on specific skills, our Library team runs study skills sessions throughout the year.

Health and wellbeing

The health and wellbeing of our students and staff are really important to us. Our Student Wellbeing Service provides telephone, face-to-face and online support for all our students, and we offer tailored support for students with additional needs.

Our University celebrates diversity and recognises the significance and impact of inclusion within an organisation. Our inclusive community of academics and professional services teams work hard to support and enable everyone to thrive. Find out more about inclusion at Derby. 

We have a doctor's surgery at Kedleston Road in Derby, and there are a variety of local health care providers in Chesterfield. 

Faith, religion and belief

We are proud of the Multi-Faith Centre at our Kedleston Road site and the multicultural community that our chaplains and faith advisers represent. Advisers work across the University, organising talks and discussion groups and offering support and guidance to students whenever they need it.

The Multi-Faith Centre at Kedleston Road represents a multicultural community.