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Student Accommodation

  • University of Derby halls of residence are purpose-built, self-contained flats with a choice of single standard, en-suite or disabled rooms – all owned and maintained by the university.
  • Rents include Wi-Fi; Freeview TV and radio via PC; internal phone calls; room contents insurance and bike cover; and a weekly cleaning service. £100 deposit required.
  • Night time security staff and CCTV, and a dedicated Halls wellbeing co-ordinator.
  • Free bike storage; car parking is available but will be charged. On the Unibus route (Derby only); free Unibus tickets on arrival for Derby students starting in September.
  • Students can apply to live with friends.

Accommodation Costs

Derby Campus

Number of university/college beds 2,642
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation £4,140–£4,936
Typical annual cost of private accommodation £3,255–£4,200

Buxton Campus

Number of university/college beds 283
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation £4,936–£4,936
Typical annual cost of private accommodation £3,675–£4,200

Chesterfield Campus

Typical annual cost of private accommodation £3,048–£3,300

Leek Campus

Typical annual cost of private accommodation £2,325–£3,915

Living Here

  • City Population: 248,752
  • Student Population: 16,290
  • Derby is the UK’s most central city, located in Derbyshire in the East Midlands. It sits right on the edge of the beautiful Peak District National Park with notable historic buildings such as Chatsworth and the Dome at Buxton which is part of the university's teaching facility.
  • Derby is ranked as the 2nd best place in the country to make a living based on a comparison of median wages versus mortgage repayments, cost of living and the health of the job market. In 2016, Derby ranked 6th in the UK in terms of average weekly wages and joint 4th for super-fast digital connectivity.
  • Arguably the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, Derby is now home to world-leading engineering and advanced manufacturing firms including Rolls-Royce, Toyota and Bombardier.

Getting Around

  • Derby’s central location means that the city has extensive transport links with the rest of the country. The M1 motorway passes about 10 miles to the east of the city.
  • The main station, Derby Midland, is served by express trains to London (1 hour 40 minutes), the north east and south west.
  • East Midlands Airport is 15 miles from Derby city centre.
  • Local bus services run frequently in and around Derby.
  • The university runs Unibus which links all the University of Derby sites, the main halls of residence, Derby city centre, Markeaton Park, Derby train station, supermarkets and the Royal Derby Hospital. A free bus service for staff and students of the university runs between Kedleston Road and Markeaton Street/Britannia Mill.

Culture and Nightlife

  • Derbyshire is home to the Y Not? and Download Festivals and there are great live music venues in the city too. Derby’s nightlife is centred around Friar Gate area, with many clubs and bars.
  • The city's many venues for arts, cinema and theatre include QUAD, the leading arts venue in the city, and Derby Theatre which is owned by the university. Derby also hosts Format, the international photography festival, and the annual Derby Feste.
  • Other visitor attractions include Derby Gaol, Derby Silk Mill, Pickford’s House Museum and Derby Cathedral.
  • Derby is home to Championship Football Club Derby County, and Derbyshire County Cricket Club; Donington Park is a short distance from the city, one of the most popular motorsport circuits in the UK.
  • The city has a modern indoor Velodrome, a BMX track, a number of other sports facilities including Moorways Sports Complex, Springwood Leisure Centre, Queen’s Leisure Centre, and several parks.