Events and activities

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

Freshers and Welcome events

We put together a fantastic line-up of events to make this Welcome as social and exciting as possible. Along with your Union of Students, we hosted a wide range of activities for you to enjoy. 

Find out about upcoming events on the Union of Students website

Welcome Heroes

At welcome periods, our student and staff Welcome Heroes are out in full force. With their bright pink t-shirts and friendly faces, they are ready to support you with anything from finding your way around to offering digital advice and answering 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

Our events for international students

Join us for a vibrant cross-cultural experience, where we're excited to present three upcoming events tailored exclusively for our international students. These events are designed to foster connections, share perspectives, and create lasting memories as you embark on your educational journey with us.

Global Café is an initiative to support international students to make new friends and connections. 

These events run monthly throughout the year. 

Find out more about the Global Café

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

View International student life video transcript