Study in Derby

The University of Derby is situated in the city of Derby, the main campus is near the suburbs of the town, right next to the huge and popular Markeaton Park.

 

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University of Derby

The University of Derby strives to provide students with industry-relevant and expert teaching. The university’s teaching has been recognised with a gold award from the Teaching Excellence Framework. They have invested millions into industry-standard facilities that include a sports centre, forensic house, custody suite, courtroom and two NHS-standard hospital wards.

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Derby Student Life

Derby is a city but not a massive one so it’s easy to keep yourself fed and entertained without ever feeling overwhelmed by the place. It offers the perfect mix to enjoy everything a city has to offer whilst being able to escape to the countryside in a drop of a hat. 

Cost of Living

Accommodation

Student accommodation costs in Derby range from £76 - £180 per week; the average is £136/week.

Compare the average elsewhere: Birmingham: £173/week, Nottingham: £166/week, Lincoln: £146/week.

(prices are for all purpose-built student accommodation (both private and university-owned) over the last 12 months, as listed on StudentCrowd)

The average price for:

A cheap meal at a restaurant: £13.50
A pint of beer: £3.50
A regular takeout coffee: £2.49
1L of milk: £0.85
A loaf of white bread: £1.06

The cost of living is about the same as equivalent costs in Nottingham and Lincoln and about 5% higher than Birmingham.

(Source: Numbeo)

 

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Nights Out

As with all student towns, the nightlife is generally good, with favourite venues being Mosh a three-floor nightclub, Popworld and Moo Moo. For a more sophisticated night out there’s the Derby Theatre and the smaller Guildhall Theatre for music, shows, talks and comedy. There’s also a handful of independent venues, two major cinemas a short taxi ride from the campus. The Derby QUAD is a community arts centre with a cinema attached. They show movies, art exhibitions, and put on a bunch of events and extra workshops over a range of topics and they offer student discounts. Keep an eye on their calendar.

Public Transport

As well as being an easy city to get most places by foot, as a student, you will benefit from a free Unibus that shuttles between the campuses as well as the town centre and train station. Derby is also well connected to the rest of the country with a great rail and road network. 

Eating Out

 

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Shopping

The Cathedral Quarter is where you’ll find all the little boutique shops and quirky cafes. St Peters is the classic high street area, a favourite spot for buskers and performers, as well as the Eagle Market. Finally, there’s Intu, a huge indoor shopping complex. There are over two hundred shops in here so there’s a fairly good chance they have what you’re looking for! If you’re all shopped Intu also has a cinema, bowling alley, mini-golf and at a Christmas its famous ice bar, Glacier. 

Days Out

 

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Peak District 

Outdoor adventurers will be pleased to know that you’re only half an hour from the edge of the Peaks, with their huge range of activities. You can keep it as low tech as a gentle walk, or gear up for some climbing or canoeing, whatever takes your fancy.

Stately homes 

Nearby manors like Chatsworth House and Hardwick Hall have been used in a number of movies, giving you the chance to go and immerse yourself in your favourite films all over again.
 

 

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Alton Towers

You’re only 40mins away from Britain’s most popular theme park!

 

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Wildpark

Adrenaline junkies should definitely pay a visit to Wildpark. Here there are so many activities to get stuck in to, there’s paintballing, quad biking, laser tag, crossbow shooting, archery and pistol shooting. All this just a 25-minute bus ride away!

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member556707
22nd April 2021

Decent place to have...

Decent place to have lived for two years read more

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Leniibite
23rd April 2015

Derby has the usual places...

Derby has the usual places to shop and eat. Not so great on a night out if it isn't freshers or a bank holiday. Other then the bus station, public transport is confusing. Still don't really know any bus routes other then the university bus read more

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22nd April 2015
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