We want you to feel excited about your next chapter, and understand that we are with you throughout your university journey. We put your learning and wellbeing at the heart of everything you do. With on-campus and online options, you’ll be able to develop the skills you’ll need to study, meet and connect with fellow students and staff, and prepare for life after university. 

Activities tailored to you will help you brush up your Maths or English, work on your digital or academic skills, and get into good study habits. We’ll help you develop confidence or motivation if you need to, and we’ll make sure you’re ready for your future career with a focus on building your employability.

This is our ongoing commitment to you, throughout your time with us; it’s not just about preparing you for university, but for the future beyond. As part of our award-winning induction, we commit to being with you every step of the way with SKILLS@DERBY.

Your university adventure awaits.


SKILLS@DERBY is a platform designed to help you grow as an individual. Through online and on-campus courses and events, we’ll help you expand your knowledge and develop new and existing skills. From mastering the basics of Maths and Academic Writing, to gaining advanced skills in specialist areas, we’ve got something for everyone to discover.

The sessions will be covering three main areas that sit beneath the below headings:

Who can use it?

You can use our platform if you are a current student of the University of Derby.

Whether you’re looking to solidify core academic skills such as maths and information literacy, or you’re an experienced professional looking to learn specific, specialist skills to advance your career, we have something for you. 

If you’re a current student, you can now access the programme on course resources via the “Programmes and Organisations" link. If you have any questions about the programme, please contact us at