New students

Congratulations on securing your place at the University of Derby! The first few weeks of university can be packed with information, so we’ve broken it down into two steps – before you arrive and your first weeks – to help make it easier for you to digest.

Before you arrive

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to campus but before you arrive, there are a few steps for you to follow.

You’ll need to set up your digital access to our systems and this includes setting up your university account, accessing your Student Portal (UDo account) and starting online enrolment.

You can access your induction schedule before you arrive, this will detail the activities to support you to get started.

It’s also best to get your finances in order before you start, as well as checking what bursaries and loans are available to you.

Your first weeks

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to our campuses in the coming weeks and our wonderful Union of Students and teams from across the University are planning an array of exciting events and activities this autumn.

Our Union of Students

The role of our Union of Students (US) is to represent you, provide you with lots of fun and exciting opportunities, and to make sure you have the best possible experience whilst studying at the University.

We and our Union of Students are putting together a plan of events and we'll be hosting a wider range of safe but sociable on-campus and online activities, forming an exciting Freshers and Welcome programme.

Getting the most out of university

We know that starting university can be overwhelming at first, particularly in light of this year’s events, and we’re here to support you. Our wellbeing team will look after your wellbeing during your time with us and you can book appointments with specialist advisers throughout the year.

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If you can’t find what you’re looking for on these pages, please email our Student and Graduate Experience team.