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The university is a great modern building and with amenities like Subway, Starbucks and Papa Jons - as well as the university’s own cafe Blends, the foodcourt, the shops and SU. There is everything you could possible need at university. The library has everything you could need and normally there are enough computers and space in there. The buses are mostly quite awful, either they turn up late or don’t turn up at all on many occasions - but sometimes they do surprise you and turn up on time which is great. Currently I’m studying the foundation access course, which could be improved, although I am glad to be at university, the teaching in some of my classes is as poor as the support system. Additionally there is a constant disregard for the enivornment and an absurd amount of paper is handed out daily, for which there is no need. Asides from the negatives, the university of Derby is a great place to be. I would definitely reccomend joining a society or sports club!

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On 21st January 18

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University of Derby Hall Rankings


Nunnery Court #1
St Christopher's Court #2
Sir Peter Hilton Court #3
High Peak Halls #4
Peak Court #5
Princess Alice Court #6
Laverstoke Court #7
Lonsdale Hall (Derby) #8
Flamsteed Court #9

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The university is a great modern building and with amenities like Subway, Starbucks and Papa Jons - as well as the university’s own cafe Blends, the foodcourt, the shops and SU. There is everything you could possible need at university. The library has everything you could need and normally there are enough computers and space in there. The buses are mostly quite awful, either they turn up late or don’t turn up at all on many occasions - but sometimes they do surprise you and turn up on time which is great. Currently I’m studying the foundation access course, which could be improved, although I am glad to be at university, the teaching in some of my classes is as poor as the support system. Additionally there is a constant disregard for the enivornment and an absurd amount of paper is handed out daily, for which there is no need. Asides from the negatives, the university of Derby is a great place to be. I would definitely reccomend joining a society or sports club!

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By member529786
On 21st January 18

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University of Derby Reputation

The University of Derby has a reputation for providing its 34,000 students real-world learning within industry-related degree programmes. The university has been rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework and its campuses deliver state of the art facilities.

Where is the University of Derby Located?

The university, which is situated in the East Midlands, is spread over three campuses. Derby campus, where most courses are held, is just north of Derby city center. The university’s hospitality, spa, culinary arts, tourism and outdoor courses take place at the Buxton campus, located on the edge of the Peak District. Health and social care courses take place in Chesterfield market town about 25 miles north of Derby.

Graduate Outcomes

An impressive 97% of the university’s graduates are in work or further study. The University of Derby offers a wide range of courses and study opportunities and delivers guaranteed work experience for every full-time undergraduate student.

Facilities

The University of Derby’s halls provide good value and well-managed accommodation and for the ultimate convenience, students have access to a free bus system. £200 million has been invested into the university’s facilities in the past 10 years which is evident in its high-tech facilities including;

  • A multi-scene forensic training facility
  • A mock hospital ward
  • A Bloomberg financial markets lab

You can view their facilities in their virtual 360 campus tour.


What is Derby like?

The thriving and vibrant city center of Derby has something for everyone! It is home to impressive cultural venues, a selection of bars and restaurants, a range of shopping opportunities and great sports facilities. The city is well-connected with direct services to London, Birmingham and Nottingham.

Buxton is a quieter town situated about 30 miles North-West of Derby. The picturesque town is a great place to enjoy outdoor pursuits, cultural festivals and heritage trails.

Chesterfield is only a 20-minute train journey to Derby and Sheffield. The compact, friendly town is home to a well-renowned outdoor market, numerous historical sites, plenty of sports events and an exciting arts scene.

Student Life

The University of Derby has a reputation for providing education in a student-focused and caring environment. This is reflected in it’s Student Wellbeing service and active Union of Students. The Union organises an array of events from open-air cinemas to club nights. The University of Derby also facilitates amazing international trips like the Iceland adventure 40 students recently enjoyed as part of the university's Student Experience Framework.


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 28th January 18

I had a problem in my personal life and all members of the uni I had approached were so supportive! My personal tutor is a god send! Rebekah Marangon is amazing at her job, she has always supported me, encouraged me and always pushed me to reach my potential, couldn’t praise her enough.

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On 12th April 18

Thank you for providing us with such great feedback, we are delighted you felt supported by the University.  Our Student Wellbeing services and support centres really are wonderful. Your feedback will be passed on to your tutor and we are so pleased to hear your praise.  We are very proud of our amazing academic staff here at Derby!


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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 28th January 18

Studied 3d animation course, the first year was worth nothing and felt completely unnecessary and unplanned. In the first year we had 4 different tutors, none of which were the course leader. I stuck around and hoped year 2 would be better. Nope! In true first semester one tutor pretty much never showed up leading for her sessions to be merged with the film and TV students doing the exact same as we did in the first year! The actual 3d animation part was hopeless! Get taught for 45 minutes then a lone work project to do 90% of it at home using Google to guide you.... If I'd have known this I would've accepted Birmingham instead!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 27th January 18

Free books, free trips abroad, great teaching and amazing support.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 27th January 18

Brilliant University with top class teaching (TEF Gold for a reason), facilities for sport are amazing and modern and facilities for learning eg. Library is fantastic too.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 26th January 18

It has been amazing everything and more you can expect from a university

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 25th January 18

Decent university buildings and the majority of the lecturers are dedicated to their work, but the social side of the uni is terrible. Hardly any good societies, and not a lot of spaces around the uni buildings to socialise either.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th January 18

Good city, halls are well placed and the uni buildings are all top. Decent nightlife and opportunities, in and out of the uni.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 24th January 18

A close friend of mine passed away and I needed time off to go home, when I returned I was diagnosed with severe depression. I went to speak to the heads of foundation and they told me to ‘get over it, everyone has lost people’. My friend died in a tragic accident and was missing for 2 days, this was reported on sky news and they were very aware of the situation. The same was said when I lost a family member from a long term illness 3 months later, I received a call from them on the day of his funeral asking for a copy of the Death cirtificate. The whole situation was handled very unprofessionally and lacked every ounce of empathy. When I failed my year due to all these issues I went to speak to them about my options and the fact that I was currently unable to return to my shared house due to risk of violence they told me to collect benefits and get a council house. I was shut down when I tried to make a complaint. The teaching is lacking, it’s all pre made powerpoints, nothing Else

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 24th January 18

Derby university isn’t the worst but I also can’t think of anything amazing that stands out. Shops on campus are useful, library is okay, there are never enough places to sit with your friends but if you want to sit alone you’ll find somewhere. Courses are well planned in terms of modules - modules themselves tend to be unorganised and dates/deadlines are a bit up in the air rather than having a set date, which is confusing. Lecturers themselves (on my course anyway) were nice and did their job but I wouldn’t say they went above or beyond.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 24th January 18

internet always drops out, student union are no help whatsoever, campus is basically a building site

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th January 18

The University of Derby is a really diverse institution, spread over various campuses in different locations in and around the city. It is accepting of all students, no matter who they are or where they come from and has a wide range of societies and clubs which help to celebrate this. Boasting a great Joint Honours scheme which allows students to combine two subjects into one degree that has hundreds of different combinations, Derby Uni also provides excellent academic support, and has degrees to suit each and every prospective student. The night-life is also really good, because it is a relatively small city, UoD students form a community network so on nights out you always see someone that you know, and everyone looks out for each other. Do not really have a bad thing to say about Derby, I have loved my time there and do not want it to be over!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 24th January 18

Great uni with wide range of courses! The campus is super modern and there is free bus transport around the city, great town and accommodation too.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 24th January 18

Unorganised staff and lectures, we were promised a new photography studio which we have never got

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 23rd January 18

I like it here and feel at home

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 23rd January 18

The University which provides many opportunities. English students are not kind with students from different countries.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 23rd January 18

Brilliant psychology department. Modern university with good facilities. Great library. Good wellbeing set-up

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 23rd January 18

My course is disorganised and can’t get grades back to students in sufficient time.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 23rd January 18

In my first year, really pleased with the place so far!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 23rd January 18

Love being here, facilities and staff are ace!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 23rd January 18

The University of Derby is a modern, well equipped university which offers amazing surroundings and amazing teaching. I’m in the Law Campus (One Friar Gate) and the teaching staff are absolutely first rate. The technology is very advanced and they care about what the students think. I would highly recommend the University of Derby

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 23rd January 18

The university itself is brilliant, but the lack of organisation between staff members lets it down

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 23rd January 18

Going here was the worse choice of my life. Only reason I enjoy Derby is for the friends I’ve made and social aspect

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 23rd January 18

Amazing lectures, resources and student union!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 23rd January 18

Brilliant university. Staff willing to do anything for you!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 23rd January 18

It’s alright, but they need to up their game in terms of Brit Mill and other campuses that aren’t attached to Ked Road

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 23rd January 18

I’m a first year Law student and I am glad I chose the University of Derby. It has an amazing careers service and facilities.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 23rd January 18

Amazing teachers and tutors. Lecture halls big and plenty of classrooms. Library's modern and up to date and easy to use. Student halls cleaned regularly and hall support is good too. Lots to do and places to go as trips for cheap.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 23rd January 18

A smallish uni with a lot going for it. Always exciting things happening in the Atrium.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 23rd January 18

Fantastic uni. Great facilities. Loving my time there.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 22nd January 18

Love my uni! The accommodation has just been redone and the facility's are exceptional

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 22nd January 18

Really supportive and passionate lecturers

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 22nd January 18

Loved my university experience!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd January 18

Psychology staff and course are phenomenal!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 22nd January 18

Wi-Fi is sketchy on campus and funding is unfair for societies, the university teaching is amazing though and each campus is modern and great

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 22nd January 18

Derby is a lovely small university, it’s very supportive. It also offers so many opportunities for students who don’t have as much as money as others. I highly recommend.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 22nd January 18

The university provides support to anyone who needs it and has a plethora of courses which are expanding every year at different stages from foundation to PhD. There are over 100 societies to choose from so have a look and you're sure to find something you like. If not you can set it up.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 22nd January 18

Really supportive university, with work experience guaranteed. It is very clean and full of resources. The internet WiFi is free and brilliant! Much better than even the university of Birmingham

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd January 18

I have really enjoyed my first semester at University of Derby, my course content is really interesting and the teaching staff very helpful!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 22nd January 18

It’s okay have nothing to compare it to

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 22nd January 18

I’ve had many issues with lecturers, there’s no consistency, most of the clubs are ran poorly and so are many of the facilities. On campus most students aren’t informed of Edurom and Unifi doesn’t work so most are restricted to the cloud which has a three hour limit. In halls I’ve had WiFi speeds as low as 0.5mb/s. Other than that the facilities are clean and fit for purpose. A lot of investment has gone into the uni. Students are listened to some of the time and the students union opened up a 24 your revision centre/bar/coffee shop which is the best thing they’ve done

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 22nd January 18

Good university, pleasing experience.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 22nd January 18

Outstanding in every department.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd January 18

I'm doing a foundation year and I have really enjoyed the support from the careers services and going to the study skills area. I've become confident in myself when I look for work and when I complete uni work. The library is open till very late and it's helpful when assignments are due or you're revising for a test. The wifi is a live saver especially when you run out of data

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd January 18

Doing product design engineering, the university offers great facilities to aim in my studies to product the best opportunity for achieving high grades

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 22nd January 18

Overall, the university has a lot of potential but lacking in good SU and lecturers.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 21st January 18

The university is a great modern building and with amenities like Subway, Starbucks and Papa Jons - as well as the university’s own cafe Blends, the foodcourt, the shops and SU. There is everything you could possible need at university. The library has everything you could need and normally there are enough computers and space in there. The buses are mostly quite awful, either they turn up late or don’t turn up at all on many occasions - but sometimes they do surprise you and turn up on time which is great. Currently I’m studying the foundation access course, which could be improved, although I am glad to be at university, the teaching in some of my classes is as poor as the support system. Additionally there is a constant disregard for the enivornment and an absurd amount of paper is handed out daily, for which there is no need. Asides from the negatives, the university of Derby is a great place to be. I would definitely reccomend joining a society or sports club!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 21st January 18

Good university, lectures are experienced in their field of work.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 21st January 18

I had an awful experience at derby university, the course was nothing like what they promised on the open day, it lacked creativity, direction and consistency. Personal issues were also handled awfully and they made problems seem like the victims fault and only cared about the university’s reputation and not the wellbeing of their paying students.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 21st January 18

Best career opportunities given, works around real life based work.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 21st January 18

The lecturers are brilliant and ensure you understand each module fully before moving on. I was afraid of university before coming to Derby as I thought I was going to be looked at as another student amongst the thousands or a number in the system but my experience has been better than brilliant and I couldn’t have chosen a better university for my course.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 21st January 18

Poor university set up, poor teaching, Ppoor oor planning, poor value for money.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 21st January 18

The University has a relaxed atmosphere and a homely feel. The lecturers are always friendly and supportive. It is a professional and modern university, with advanced technology and teaching, yet still remains comfortable and traditional.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 6th July 17

Not to many facilities on campus, no student union bar event know the derby campus has two bars, literelaly not facilities, some sports clubs but once sports clubs move down to derby that's sports gone as well so there will be nothing to do in Buxton

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 3rd June 17

Buxton campus gets largely neglected by the uni, with little in the way of events put on and the students union is minimal

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 6th May 17

The Kedleston Road and Britannia Mill Campus's has good facilities. However, the facilities would be better if Library is open for 24 hours a day. The computers in these library could also be better. Not many students use the student union as it is not a fun and enjoyable environment. The clubs and societies run under the student unions can be much cheaper. Wifi speeds can also be better.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 3rd May 17

This is not a university, this is table tennis game. Everybody is sending me to somebody else when I'm asking the questions. Lecturers are pretending they are happy to help but they don't actually care and it's also impossible to contact them. Unibus does not run as it should be. WiFi connection is not good as well. Societies do not communicate and they are expensive as well so I ended up doing sport somewhere else. I'm paying a lot of money for nothing and I did not get anything from my course. It seems like there are many possibilities, but the reality is different. Not everybody working at this university is actually working.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th November 16

Such a good university, actually has time to invest in you doing things to further progress and develop your own personal profile. They want you to do the best you can and be employed at the end of your time with them

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 26th November 16

Good campus except that the lifts are quite packed and there are a lot of stairs, this is easily sorted once you learn when the rushes are and can avoid them. I haven't joined any societies, or used the student union however I know that there is help in careers services and my lecturers so far have been more than happy to talk to you about it. my course leader had a good half an hour chat with me about what I need to do and how to do it for my chosen profession

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd November 16

Wifi never works, not a lot of societies that aren't academic or sporty. Societies are ridiculously expensive.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 29th October 16

I hated this university not only are they slow in providing information but do not help at all! I am super devestated that this university has spent £9,000 of mine and I did not get anything out of this course absolutely disgusted and annoyed that my time and effort has gone to waste, I do not reccommend this university at all your better off going to BCU or UOB!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 22nd October 16

Good facilities and amazing student benefits. (Student cafe, student shop, careers service, and has two ATM machines. Also there is a student bar and restaurant for meals and holds a lot of student events too.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 6th October 16

A university that actually cares. You're not just a number.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th September 16

Amazing building, and Su looks good with loads of events

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 24th July 16

Decently sized, clean, updated. Not a a member of societies.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th June 16

SU is a joke and some of the societies are obviously racist (such as the black Catholic society). But not including that, its OK.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 10th April 16

The university itself has loads of options to get involved with.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 8th April 16

The uni itself is nice. It's small and has good facilities, i struggle with some of the lecturers however. Firstly they criticize you for not having tutorials yet they are hardly available. Secondly, they tell you not to use Wikipedia yet in one lecture the presentation the lecturer did, his information was copied and pasted straight from Wikipedia. Thirdly in one module they gave us an essay to write without actually teaching us what we were writing about, when i asked what we were to do i was told to use google and finally one lecturer gives wrong information, i checked my lecture notes after the lecture i found the information which i was given was incorrect.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th March 16

The uni campus at Kedleston Road is fairly decent, with a good variety of eateries (Starbucks, Subway, the university kitchen, a cafe, and a bar), and also a small shop (Keddie's). The campus is very close together, and it's easy to get to everything. There's a good transport system called the Unibus that can get you round the city and to the uni for just £1 per journey (£10 for ten). It's also right next to Markeaton Park, if you and your friends fancy a change of scenery at lunchtime during the summer. Facilities are decent, with a good multi-floor library, student wellbeing service (very good!), and a uni doctors, among other things. The careers service is fairly good, apparently, as is the student's union (again, apparently, as I have used neither of these services). There are often careers fairs and such on in the main building, which can be useful and interesting, and the uni run a variety of events during term time.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th March 16

Great location, wish the library was open 24 hours and there were more ebook copies. Love the bar

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th March 16

Really good at teaching, but the SU isn't very attractive to people and students only really know about the events that they run in the uni and not much else. Derby is a really unknown place so students with lower grades usually come here, but in actuality the uni should have better students, it is because it isn't very renown and no one has heard of it, so the grade boundaries to get in are usually lower compared to other unis.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th March 16

Wifi is pretty bad everything else is great especially the brownie man

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th March 16

The main campus at Derby has everything you need. The library is easy to use, enough shops for food and coffee (inc. a subway!) and enough room to sit with friends. The gym and sports facilities are great but too.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 23rd March 16

Great campus with different learning areas

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 15th March 16

Wifi lacks, it disconnects every time you move around the campus and logging in can be a pain

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 25th January 16

I'm in my final year, I've loved my time at the university and would not change my decision to live and study at UOD for the world.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 25th December 15

Printing is expensive. No interaction between campus's. So not aware of student union or societies. Not advertised really at markeaton or britannia mill. I am doing foundation in fashion. But it is not related to fashion at all. Its very broad. And is based on fine art. So doesn't really help you at all. The careers service is useless. They have no links to any companies. Just advise you to go on websites and help you make a ''plan'' all they offer is CV advice and how to use linkedin. Teachers on my course are late. But expect you to be on time. My course is just child's play and very boring. Never anything going on at markeaton or brit mill. Very boring dull place.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 28th November 15

I came from Wales and Derby was very welcoming with a good nightlife and a great university. I really enjoy sports and the facilities are incredible

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 28th November 15

Uni is good with good access to library however the internet access is not too good as it doesn't always connect and you have to constantly log in every time you stop using it for 5 minutes.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 28th November 15

Nice campuses but yet again didn't feel the support from my tutors.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 28th November 15

Societies are the best part of the uni. There aren't as many as some unis but they are very social!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 28th November 15

Could do with more social sports clubs

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 18th November 15

Pretty fun settling in, One thing I would say is that It doesn't really give you time to get into how they work here. You're just kinda thrown into the mix and you've got to hope you survive.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 18th November 15

Fantastic cheerleading club and the halls I lived in during first year were so good

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 18th November 15

Great university, I love it! The wifi let's it down. Student Union is great for food in the day but far out and not cheap on a night out.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 3rd November 15

When i first came to Derby i didn't expect much but when i enrolled and was an actual student i realised how much hard work and money had been fed into the university seeing all the up to date technology and new facilities its a brilliant university and they hold some brilliant social events, one of my most recent favourites was the Fathers and Sons which was held and organised by the rugby team for all the sport societies.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd October 15

The uni has good lecters that willing take time to help you with your work and get you involved in the classes. The biggest downside is the internet is rubbish at the university.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 19th October 15

Nice university. Only downside is joint honours don't get given a timetable you have to figure it out for yourself

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 18th October 15

Uni itself is amazing but the wifi is spotty at busy times, with many relying on it in lectures things like open days cripple everyone

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th October 15

Brilliant uni, really comforting and friendly. Always clean and tidy, library has everything & there are always people to help you and the uni gets even better now that its expanding

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 6th October 15

A wonderful and welcoming university :)

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 6th October 15

you have a variety of clubs in general , suiting all music tastes

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 1st October 15

Your career opportunities is merely down to how much effort you put in to network and be proactive. The university can only point you in the right direction which they do very well. The rest is down to you.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th September 15

havent really started proper lectures yet but theres good facilities

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th September 15

Easy to walk to from some halls

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 24th September 15

I have to give a satisfactory feedback.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 23rd September 15

Overall, they're great. Communication is effective, security are mostly good and there's a good range of facilities, although some could do with updating.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 23rd September 15

This phrase comes to mind - 'It ticks all the boxes!'

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 25th August 15

Great experience and the tutors are helpful

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th August 15

Derby university is a small friendly uni to come too. It's not to big where you can get lost but not to small where you can not pursue your dreams.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 11th August 15

The city is nice, it's easy to access all of the necessary amenities, however the societies seem badly organised.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th July 15

Overall I've really enjoyed derby

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 23rd July 15

Lecturers have helped me with so much, I haven't joined any clubs but there's loads of them to join, wifi in all parts of uni just log in with student Id, great place! B

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 23rd July 15

Helpful staff at admissons and enrolment. Lecturers reply to emails quickly. Facilities are modern. Blends cafe is relaxing. Open days are informative. Student support and wellbeing services have helped me get back into study as a student parent.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 23rd July 15

Derby is such a good university for sports teams and societies, love the team derby family feeling.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 23rd July 15

Great uni , the lecturers know what they are talking about and the location is great

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th April 15

Loving my time at the University of Derby! They have a lot of great facilities such as the Student Well-Being Center and the Careers Center :) And my course is amazing (Creative Expressive Therapies). They have a huge range of courses, and some wonderful spaces. If you're looking for a course in the arts or the therapeutic sector, then I recommend this uni, as it has been a great experience for me and I'm learning so much. Although, obviously you'll know for sure if you come for an open day, because different universities suit different personalities. Choose wisely! :)

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 23rd April 15

Awful experience, transferring to Lincoln

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 23rd April 15

Great university for facilities and clubs ! Campus is far from town and train station though. The uni bus is expensive, unreliable and doesn't run on a Friday night or a weekend (which makes it hard to travel to town/train station if you live near campus). The main atrium and library are great but wifi sucks

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 20th April 15

The food facilities on site are too expensive for students, and the subway always has a queue at least 20 minutes long so you can't get one in a lecture break. The car park is utter sh** and is ran by a load of incompetent people that target individuals by ticketing some and not others and also by picking and choosing who is let in when me the car park is allegedly 'full'. The lecturers are okay and some of the lecture theatres are, but a lot of them are uncomfortable to sit in for so long and you end up with a bad back.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 19th April 15

I was at the Buxton campus, but I have had a great uni experience, Lecturers are friendly, make lectures interesting

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th March 15

Lovely staff & good facilities, internet available

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 19th March 15

Great uni! help is easy to find and the lecturers are friendly, engaging and extremely useful especially in individual tutorials.

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