As your local university, studying here will mean you can stay close to home, whether you choose to live in halls or commute. In times like these, it can be reassuring to know that loved ones are within easy reach.

Many young people from our region choose to stay close to home and study with us. And in these uncertain times, studying in a city that is familiar to you and within easy reach of friends and family can provide reassurance for your transition to university.

Student success

Many of our students go on to achieve great things; from setting up their own businesses to working in large global organisations.

Here are just a few examples of the successes from three local Derby students:

We know how important it is to have the best teaching, so we’re proud to be rated in the top 20 for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

But we also offer so much more, with some of the best university facilities in the country, opportunities for industry experience and practical, hands-on learning to make your studies relevant to life after graduation. To help broaden your horizons, we offer a wide range of opportunities to study abroad, whatever your subject – a great way to experience a different culture, meet new people and add to your CV.

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Guidance for parents and guardians

Applying to go to university is an extremely exciting, but daunting time for both students and parents alike.

To help you through the university application process we have gathered together some key information that will help you support and guide your son or daughter through this important time in their life.

Guidance for parents and guardians

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Supporting our city and region through Covid-19

As a university, we take the civic role we play seriously and are committed to supporting our local communities through these challenging times. We are in the fortunate position of having a wealth of expertise and knowledge to share.

How we've been supporting our region through Covid-19

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Fast Track to Clearing

If you're still looking for a place at university, have changed your mind about what and where you want to study, or are worried about your grades, register now to beat the results day rush.

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See our first-class facilities, discover our courses and more with our Virtual Open Day.

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