Events and activities

The University and your Union of Students plan an exciting range of activities and events. 

Freshers and welcome events

We're putting together a programme of events to make this Welcome as social and exciting as possible. Along with your Union of Students, we’ll be hosting a wide range of activities for you to get involved in. Keep checking your emails for details.

Your Union will be hosting a very special Freshers programme of events and activities. Look out for sports, societies,  student media, cookalongs, quizzes and many more opportunities to find out more about the vibrant student community at the University. 

We know it’s more important than ever for you to have opportunities to connect with other students and enjoy your student journey with us.

Find out the full programme of Union of Students Freshers events

Welcome Heroes

Our student and staff Welcome Heroes will be out in full force in Derby and Chesterfield this year. With their bright pink t-shirts and friendly faces, they will be ready to support students with anything from finding your way around to offering digital advice and answering student queries.

International students

International students can access a wide range of support services from across the University. These support services can help with admissions, accommodation, wellbeing, careers and employment, and much more. We also have a dedicated International Student Hub who can provide advice on visa and immigration requirements.

Find out more about international student support

International Social

Your International Social will take place on Monday 6 March, 7pm – 9pm at St Alkmund’s Church (40 Kedleston Rd, Darley Abbey, Derby, DE22 1GU). This is a social for international students, hosted by us and The Meeting Place. There will be free food, games, and the opportunity to socialise with other students and to get to know the Derby community.  

Book your place for the International Social


An insight into International Student Life at the University of Derby.

View International student life video transcript