The Derby Difference
for undergraduate students

Choose to study at Derby and we’ll help you make the most of your University life every step of the way.

From opportunities for industry experience to chances to study abroad or ways to make the most of your life outside the classroom, there’s a world of opportunity waiting for you.

It's all here

Choosing a university that's right for you is a big decision. We're here to make it easier. The Derby difference is a great place to start. Book your Open Day and you’ll be able to chat to our current students about how they’re making the most of life at Derby.

And on this page you can find out about our great accommodation, sports clubs and student societies, acclaimed regional theatre and so much more.

Personal Academic Tutor

You’ll be assigned a Personal Academic Tutor who will ensure you feel stretched by your studies, supporting you to feel confident in achieving your goals.

Student with personal tutor

Union of Students

When you start your studies, you’ll also join our Union of Students, with access to over 40 sports clubs and 70 student societies.

Societies and clubs

Student gym membership

Our student gym membership is only £99 for the year which includes free classes, court hire and social sport.

Student in the gym

Halls of residence

All first year students can live in University owned accommodation and offers are available if you would like to return to halls after your first year.

Cathedral Court accommodation

Work experience

Real world learning allows you to work with employers that offer work experience opportunities and studying abroad.

Student nurse in hospital environment

Dedicated student support

Our Student Wellbeing service provides dedicated support to all students on any issue, as well as specialist support for students with additional needs.

Student with a member of staff

Career development advice

You'll have access to our trained careers consultants as soon as you start your studies with us and for three years after you graduate too.

Students at Graduation

Discount for Alumni

You can continue your study at the University of Derby with an Alumni discount of up to 25% off your postgraduate course fees.

Postgraduate student in lab coat

Health and lifestyle amenities

We have an on-campus doctor's surgery, support for students who are parents and a Chaplaincy Team with faith advisers and worship spaces for many religions.

Multi-Faith Centre, Kedleston Road

Tech resources

You'll receive free access to software such as Office 365 with 1TB of OneDrive storage and other course specific specialist software.

Student using laptop

City entertainment

You'll be able to see shows at Derby Theatre for just £5 and cinema tickets at Derby QUAD start from just £3.50!

Entertainment in Derby

Books and supplies

In September, eligible students receive a £100 study resource e-card to spend at Blackwell's Bookshop on books, equipment and stationery.

Blackwells resources