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University of derby my Go to university. I love Uniderby with passion!
It’s a nice quiet uni. I can concentrate
The school has numerous means and platform for students to access in their research, reports and presentation works. Nice reception by teaching and non teaching staff. Students are trained for field work and not just the book knowledge with the necessary practical on field during students academic stay.
Academics wise the university is perfect. Lacking in extra curriculars and actually assisting in keeping it sociable place
Best time here - so accessible with buses & all round been such a good experience! the uni clubs and societies have made me experience so good and the staff are so helpful
This university is very good.Good access and opportunities. As well as friendly staff and brilliant library team that are supportive and provide amazing resources and many workshops to enhance your skills and ability. This course is good for radiography as the assessments and content ensure we meet the HCPC standards and ensure we are skilled to be competent health care professionals. The placement is very good as we are rotated around many hospitals which include main hospitals, community hospitals, emergency hospitals and private hospitals. This is particularly good to gain experience in different settings and build on adaptation skills. During placements there are competencies and assessments to complete which allows to ensure we are confident and competent health care professionals with interpersonal skills. This university provides great opportunities to practice before placement such as VR and xray rooms to practice. The tutors are all brilliant and supportive.
A very good university with great quality of teaching
Fantastic University, quality teaching, one-on-one and outstanding career guide from tutors.
I love university of derby, good facilities and good staff
University of Derby, good place to study
a nice university with good access to good facilities with lecturers always willing to help!
Great it’s very nice area so yeah comeeee
Great university to Study occupational therapy. All resources are up-to-date and the lecturers are very helpful
Good resources for studying, clubs are also very engaging and enjoyable
I had a really good 3rd year with the University of Derby. I changed University in my last year to Deeby and the tutors were so supportive and friendly. The disability team is not the best very basic support plan but the tutors made up for it. Careers is also not the best, I've had no real support because I don't live in Derby. They need to support other students outside of Derby better. I did BA (Hons) Education Studies and really enjoyed learning all of the material and some amazing tutors.
An amazing university with beautiful facilities and amazing staff
I really enjoy it here, great choice
I have had a great experience at the University of Derby. The staff are very knowledgeable and try to help where they can, the students are incredibly friendly, and it definitely helps reduce the initial fear one could be feeling when starting a new chapter in life.
Brilliant student union, can't wrong the facilities, as a mature student with 3 degrees, hoping to start my second year at a different uni, don't like this one...can't really go into it, but trust the ratings, closest one to this one is probably nottingham ...better staff assistance!
I have just finished with a first degree honours but i am so dissapointed with the whole uni experience. Proffesors that didnt actually care(95% of them) about us and they would deliver poorly. During covid the university was a mess and they could not handle ANYTHING, would not reply for weeks and weeks to our emails or phone calls. THEY DID NOT KNEW HOW T HELP US WITH OUR INQUIRIES! the unversity is a mess and the quality is poor. The only reason i went there its because its considered to be a good university in the outside world that doesnt know how big of a mess it is....
I did not live in halls but my experience was great. I found it easy to connect with people, and although the Societies were somewhat badly managed from the top down, the Law Society itself, of which I was President has worked really hard to develop an exciting range of activities
Uni was great, a lot of places to go and chill out after lectures. Library was great and clean.
Very good experience, teachers are welcoming but not overbearing
Good university and some supportive staff
This is a good university and I've had no issues with its teaching or services so far.
I have enjoyed my experience at uni
Derby uni is a great university with lots of opportunities for everyone
Amazing courses and facilities.
Very good uni. Lecturers are very nice and helpful
Annoying that you have to make a new account every time at uni when logging onto the wifi.
Great uni, amazing sports facilities, lack of good lecturers in the policing degree
definitely recommend derby university
Hard to connect to wifi while on campus. I also didn’t get told anything about societies and clubs, as a student who lives and comes from in derby and lived at home for my first year, I wonder if this was why.
My journalism course is organised. In terms of the general university the facilities are modern.
Great university campus recommend to other students
Decent university but lack of help or support overall
The university is in a great location.
Moving to university was scary at first, but the staff and teachers at the university instantly took away my nerves and made me less nervous, I now love going to university and don’t feel nervous at all.
it’s has been a positive experience so far
Great campus but can be busy at peak times.
Decent but dont get too excited
Can only speak on the services I’ve used, not had any complaints except the organisation in general. A lot of “left in the dark” students
The university is big and has top notch facilities
The Joseph wright centre is a good school environment but with the cost of very bad WiFi
Excellent university, they provide a huge range of courses which most universities around the country do not offer. The staff genuinely care about the student’s learning and will help you with everything they possibly can. First year is incredibly important as they encourage you to try a lot of new things and you are able to see for yourself the huge lengths that staff go to to help accompany your learning. The library resources, lecturers, staff, online resources, student well-being, student Union and Campus facilities are great. Would highly recommend to any people considering Derby.
A lot of things were shut off due to COVID. As everything was online, the only times I actually went into the main keddleston campus was to go to subway. I know the university experience was limited due to COVID, but I saw other universities still seeming to have a lot of fun and opening social spaces as quickly as they could, this wasn’t really the case for derby uni and so socialising was terribly difficult.
The BEST university. Cannot fault it here, the staff are very helpful and the education I have received here is unmatched. Facilities are incredible and the course I do - mechanical engineering - is very stimulating. Cannot stress how much I recommend this place.
The Univerisity of Derby has been a great space for both personal, academic and social growth. They provide a lovely sense of community and the lecturers I have can be very welcoming and supportive.
Decent amount of support during covid and understanding lecturers. Very helpful student support.
Amazing place. Amazing staffs. Spacious and lots of activities and job opportunities available to students and staffs
One of the greatest Computer Science departments I have seen. They do really care about all of the courses that they allow you to study.
A great place to study if you are looking for a small city! Campus is very modern.
University of Derby is a good University with a range of opportunities and courses to choose from. With societies, clubs and social events it makes it easier to get to know people while having fun
Great first year can’t wait to carry on
nice and friendly, it large and it help you study hard
It depends on which campus your course is at really, but the main site is amazing.
it’s a nice uni especially for my course
Been a lovely experience and walking around campus is enjoyable as there are lots of things to attract students!
I study at Broomfield Hall which is part of the Derby college group and Broomfield Hall is absolutely amazing for those wanting to study equine or agriculture
Really really really really really good
Amazing facilities, good student place
I am currently on my 3rd year of studies as a Business Management student and I have to say that my 3 years in the University of Derby was an amazing experience. That’s why I chose to do my masters degree in derby next year
I'm grateful for the opportunity to study at the University of Derby. It's like a dream comes true. The campus provides the best possibilities to exceed our learning opportunities. The staff are very welcoming and always willing to help you out. The university cares about you and your well-being and tries to do the best to provide you with the most amazing experiences during your studies.
Honestly had everything you want in a university and more, the nicest campus and sports facilities and in a great location.
Very nice main campus with a huge library
Very very good University, as an international student they are one of the best! Very helpful and good at making you feel at home :)
Only been to the university a couple times this year
The university provides a great experience to learn and develop skills
The WiFi is not the best but the services are great.
Uni is good and campus is always busy with many things to do .
Awesome uni, happy to help, brilliant courses
The University of Derby is an incredible place. As an international student, I'm grateful to the Uni for being so accepting and the staff for helping me out with anything I'd need. The people I've met here are also amazing, and I'm sure lots of them will be friends for life.
Nice sized university and campus. Lots of societies, clubs and events to join. Free uni bus service. Nice fashion and textiles facilities.
Overall it’s an okay university. There are lectures who are amazing and really want the students to do well and are so helpful
Great university! Lecturers are very knowledgeable and highly involved in the industry that they are teaching. Facilities are great which allows delivering very high-quality practical teaching on-site.
Stylish and modern campus, great free transport for students.
Great university with lots of support and activities to take part in. Unfortunately I have been unable to take advantage of these personally due to COVID-19
Highly professional tutors. Very conducive learning environment with great campus facilities especially student break out spaces
Love the ras especially callum
Overall a good university to go to
Very unorganised Uni especially the Engineering department. Half of the lectures teach outdated/useless stuff and have no idea what subject they are actually meant to teach. And most importantly these lectures have very little industry experience. The uni also feels more like a school than an actual higher education teaching facility. The staff that are required to structure and deal with complaints from students are fake and don’t actually change anything based on student feedback. In addition all the official statistics and feedback from the courses are not real as for my course many students were not satisfied with the quality of lectures and the course overall, but for some reason the statistics for the course show otherwise. There is absolutely no real help from Careers Service. They showed a couple of websites that everyone looking for opportunities already uses without their help. But at least the WiFi is good.
I have previously completed undergraduate and masters degrees at Bangor then moved to Derby to undertake a professional level course at masters level. Worst decision of my life to be frank. There are no ends of problems from enrolment to just accessing time table. One year I did not receive my time table for an entire semester and the university excused it by saying "enrolment is not a smooth time, there will always be problems." or "other people have issues with their time tables as well." The stress was that bad I had to have time off from study from a mental break down. I returned this year to EXACTLY the same problems the year before, only told when the course begins 3 days before it starts, no information about enrolment no timetable access an the university cannot even inform student finance of my enrolment once it was completed. Going from top 5 universities to bottom 40 is indeed a hard shock to the system.
I was lied to at the open evening by lecturers so that I would enrol. The course was disorganised and some of the lecturers that we had were not knowledgeable enough in the field. The content of the course was not engaging enough. I tried to find help as I wanted to leave. But that was also dreadful and I ended up being stuck on a course that I did not like.
Relatively small university with a good community feel, also great for me as a mature student as there are other people my age on my course. Modern facilities are nice
I actually really like this university, the facilities are pretty good, good societies (particularly sports ones), good job prospects. But the main problem I have is the degree I am on is an utter shambles.
Good environment. Very nice student life here.
University of Derby is cash oriented company and it’s not Education service provider. They fail the students so they can pay extra for resits also there staff are absolutely racist towards for Africans.
Good university, tries to do a lot for its students.
I remember coming here to read the comments before enroling for a course with UDOL. There were more people for the Uni than against it. So I concluded it would not be so bad. Enroling was the greatest mistake of my life. 1 lecturer takes 4 out of 7 courses, they treat student like high school pupils, non-interactive lessons co-joined with unsupportive and discriminatory facilitators. Get ready for some subtle victimisation if you speak up. Be their guest if you have a few pounds (in thousands) to trade for little or no value.
Coming to the end of first and I can honestly say I have had a blast. I have really felt supported on my course and my some great people from across the world. Derby has some great facilities for sports and diverse societies. Plus the nightlife is fun and importantly safe, all pubs, clubs and bars and walk away. The city itself has everything you need and is hectic like some other bigger cities surrounding in the area like Birmingham. 5/5 experience.
Person is ????? They can discriminate if they don’t like you.
This is the worst, most disorganised university I have ever seen. There is no help or support and the services provided are awful and inadequate, overall, I do not recommend.
Fantastic Uni, you just need to go to Nottingham for a good night out
Good social life, good middle ground campus with lots of shops etc. Wellbeing service and dr’s are amazing and very helpful. Quite far from town but buses run for free.
My 3 years studying at Derby University has been a positive experience overall and would recommend to other students looking to go to uni
Go to chesterfield campus. Staff in library good others are rotten. No tutorial support.admin staff rude
Lovely building there is always a buzz on campus, it's smaller than Derby itself but that's great. There are two cafes and a restaurant.
Lovely staff the facilities are up to amazing standards!!
Great university. Love it here
The lecturer’s are amazing but the union lets the uni down
Absolutely amazing wouldn’t change it
Coming from Ireland, this is the best decision I’ve ever made from accommodation to my course.
Average uni. Terrible disability support team. Highly discriminating no support given
-Good facilities -Amazing lecturers -Free buses to and from uni -Nice learning environment -Silent and group study areas in the library
I spent 3 years here and I have to say it was an absolute joke. I was discriminated against by lecturers and the students union because of my mental health. I was told that I would not get my degree because I had been depressed previously due to my circumstances - to their surprise I managed it. Societies are expensive and not worth it, and you only benefit from the facilities and anything the union offers if you’re located at the main campus. Otherwise you’re pretty much forgotten. Only good thing was that they made all uni buses free to students with a derby student card.
All new facilities with caring and insightful faculty
Where to begin? Just finished 2nd year, lecturers slow to release grades, answer emails. Joined the rock society in 1st year and ended up playing some crap quiz, left after 20 minutes what a waste of money. Whenever you go to one of the nightclubs (Walkabout, Mosh, MooMoos) you are guaranteed to bump into people you know as everyone seems to know each other there. For second year, I was given 2 optional modules to pick, both unrelated to my course and so myself and the rest of my coursemates struggled to have an understanding of the module for the entirety of the year. Absolutely dreading my final year due to lack of information and communication from lecturers. I also feel that as I am doing a sport course and the uni is a Derby County sponsor, that sport students should receive discounts on tickets rather than the very occasional cheap ticket. Unfortunately, I wouldn’t recommend this uni.
Lecturers don't know my name, course offers opportunities based on gender (usually towards women). If you don't suck up to the lecturers then you are treated differently. Student union is only open during the week days and is usually empty. There are no societies worth joining and they all cost through the nose. The guest lecturers are good but the rules discussed in first year went out the window and we were quickly given the roles as Guinea pigs for the first and second years. Would not recommend at all.
Need to open on Saturday at chesterfield
It's an amazing uni with so much to offer. It hasn't failed to surprise me.
There were no societies that sparked my interest and the student union bar closes at 5pm. It would be much better if it opened until later in the evening as it would be a nice place to hang out with students and socialise after the working day finishes.
Great uni with future opportunities
Good teaching facilities and faculty for sciences.
Keeps on improving under every aspect, teaching, library, facilities etc. Only wish there were more postgraduate courses to choose.
Love this Univeristy they help and cater to you when you need help the most.
My college had better equipment than here. Everything else is good but they uni dont care about the students. The students have to look after one another. Some of the staff are terrible while others have to pick up the slack.
Very well sold courses, they lie very well about services and what your course will offer - dont take what they say at face value
I love this university so much, the support is incredible and I cannot being to explain how much I would recommend you going and having a look around!
The uni itself is okay, societies are awful no one behind them, student union may as well be non existent, Derby is an awful place to live with nothing happening unless you like getting the train to Nottingham every time you want to do something. Dropped out, waste of my time
Poor. Staff are only bothered about climbing the greasy pole. Don't care about students
Although we aren’t based at the main campus it’s quite nice. We can easily get to it to access other services
Just wanna say that I u don't get jobs from the careers n employment centre then pls ask if tutors to get u in touch through networking events. It helps a lot.
First year experience was great, independent study but help is needed if required
Best university ever! My business management course has a CMI accreditation! I felt part of a community since day 1.
Good Teaching, Great welfare support but needs more facilities to use for students including a 24 your library in the city.
Our University is great even though we are in a smaller campus of derby uni - buxton
I’m in my 1st year, and student housing have already messed me about. Currently a resident at Agard court, I applied to live in cathedral next academic year, which was a complete mistake because I wanted to return to Agard. I called Housing and explained my situation, they told me that Agard was now full for returners (it wasn’t) and to email to be put onto the waiting list. Which I did. Eventually I was told I was on the waiting list (I wasn’t). I spoke to my halls manager who was very helpful and sent an email asking for me to move into one of the spare rooms in the next academic year. However, In the time all this went on, there’s a possibility that there will now be no available rooms left. With the stress of exams/coursework this really isn’t ideal and has left me very anxious. Not very impressed. Other than this issue, there are some good aspects (unibuses, library and campus gym are great) however, it would also be nice if there were more societies to join
The uni is very basic in terms of facilities
Chose here due to an unconditional offer. Biggest mistake ever. Courses are very unorganised. Union has nothing to do with students after freshers. Facilities and campuses are very underdeveloped. Wish I had optimism to pick a conditional offer from a better uni
Bullying lecturers and terrible communication only care about how their course looks and how the attendance and results of their class is dont care about the students
It’s a great university for learning and everything but if you’re looking for good night life and events this isn’t it
Whilst it’s not the biggest or the most prestigious. The small course sizes allows for a personal element, more similar to a 1 to 1 touch. Allowing for students to learn more in depth, and ask more questions with personal tutors who look after you academically as well as look after your well being. From what I’ve heard this is not the case at ‘bigger’ universities
Third year is been worst experience ever in life.
This is an amazing institution
Brill staff and teaching facilitates
Loving my experience so far as a fresher!
It’s an okay experience, have an amazing wellbeing service as well. Everything is near by and timetable ain’t as heavy
The amount of clubs and societies could be better as well as the amount of pubs and clubs for students.
Great place to learn and develop as an individual. Good social and academic advancement
Love my course, I’m there more hours than other courses more for my money and I’m based in a professional dance house, unlike other BA Hons Dance courses I looked at else where. Lovely people, down to earth love the uni!
I am loving it at Derby University
Love my uni. They take into consideration everything and give us the best opportunities
I feel like it hooks people in as it looks modern but the Internet doesn’t work in most areas of the campus, the buses to and from uni are constantly over full and the uni itself doesn’t have enough space for people to sit and eat lunch/ socialise during breaks. Furthermore, the SU are shocking with organising events. Freshers was crap just like last year, the can’t get a decent name to perform and it’s the same plan every year. Societies are dwidiling too but if you want to go to a uni to stand around and eat a brownie from brownie man or an overpriced meal deal from keddies, go to Derby!
Amazing university with good resources and guidance. A lot of opportunities to get involved in extra cirricular events to inhance your university experience.
Good facilities and campus but the student interface regularly breaks
The staff at this university are very helpful they go out and beyond their way to support every individual student. The atmosphere at this university is amazing.
Apart from the students union it's pretty good.
An amazing university, it has outdone my expectations!
I am really enjoying my time at the university of derby, the facilities on campus are excellent. The lecturers are extreamly passionate about the subjects that they teach and inspire me to produce some of my best work.
Fashion course is an absolute shambles saying it was top 3 when I started, now it’s top 20!!!!
I am at it's Buxton Campus. Other than the campus being ideal for students who study Spa, Culinary, Hospitality and Events, the rest of the campus is shocking. We share it with load and irritating college kids, who quite frankly have no respect 85% of the time, but we literally have no facilities that the big Derby Campus has. We have no club open on a week night... we have like 5 socities, we lost our sports facilities, as well as our us shop, we have a library thats have extended it's opening hours till 10pm... 90% of the Derby students have never even heard of us - probably because we live over an hour away from the main campus with no good travel links. If you want to come to Uni, in a small town that is excellent for practical learning - but has NOTHING in it (oh apart from 10 charity shops, 25 pubs, a superdrug, 8 supermarkets and a New Look) then Buxton is 100% for you. you will be dissapointed if you are coming to Uni and you want the experiences that your friends are having!
Amazing lecturers for Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Fab labs. Lots of support available on all campuses.
I had no help all year, terrible support system, counseling is ridiculous and i was left several times, the drs are useless and things really need to change, at the university your not a person, your just a number and they were shocked when i wanted to leave after not caring about whether students were turning up and the CET department honestly could do with not leaving their students struggling, they aren't the friendliest of teams.
Great facilities, great support for students and great societies to truly help students blossom
Great uni, lectures are engaging and have real knowledge. With my course being new it makes things even better with all the opportunities we are already being given
Supportive staff, brilliant careers service, everything on campus, free buses, couldn't ask for a better uni!
Great university with great staff. Updates to the campus have been problematic but ultimately beneficial and got fixed quickly. Not been able to connect to WiFi since they changed it at the start of this year.
Excellent and amazing place to study
Derby university is very modern and there’s always lots of people around to help with any problem
Generally I love the campus, it’s extremely modern and up to date. However, there’s many timetabling issues with rooms, and due to this timetables are given out late and rooms occasionally changed. Personally, my lectures are superb and I don’t have a single complaint. They’re a very dedicated History team. I find the union of student slacking as many are uneducated on their roles, the societies are still gaining momentum, and I do question if the careers department will ever stop spamming my emails. Overall, I love this uni, and I would highly recommend it if anyone’s looking for a homely feel.
I'm in my 2nd year and I don't regret a single thing about coming to the university
Most welcoming uni I’ve ever been to, everyone is so helpful and lovely.
Amazing university, staff is lovely and programmers are well taught. Great facilities.
I really enjoyed going to uni. The staff are usually very quick reply to emails. Communication throughout the uni is is usually great so you know about any events going to happen. Also there's plenty of places to get food and drink for a good price and a good quality. There's even a microwave on campus so you can bring in ready meals to eat if we still find it's too expensive, hot water is free of course. The staff are more caring than you could possibly imagine and there are support systems around to give you support plans for any problem. By going to this uni I really believe that I will achieve the best grade possible for me because any of my underlying problems will not be an issue or hinder my studies as the will offer me help whether it's academically or mentally.
It’s a place where u grow up with confidence and belief that you will succeed in life
Personally my course is forgotten about always, no trips, guest lectures or additional experiences, of which other courses are constantly doing.
I'm a Psychology undergrad, the psych staff are absolutely phenomenal. Couldn't fault them. As for the university as a whole, I'm yet to have a negative experience of any kind
Absolutely fantastic place, it has surprised me how supportive it is, I never thought they’d have such a deep and thourough support team in place!
Student support is second to none and amazing facilities especially in the law building! Free bus system is great too especially for getting around town and to the station.
There are definitely improvements that need making with the growing expansion of the uni however this is being developed as we speak The only uni I wanted to go to
Really good communication and friendly staff
Good university with supportive staff who truly care about the students and their future career. I have spent 4 years at the University and I have loved every minute.
On the open day the course was falsely advertised by the lecturers of the course. Many things mentioned on the open day made it sound like the right university for me when it isn't
It’s such a friendly university. Everyone is accept and the teachers are so helpful.
Would recommend to anyone, amazing services and support for people with disabilities and mental health issues.
Having the most amazing experience
Lecturers provide the support required and some go above and beyond to ensure that you know what you are doing. Campus is always tidy and well kept - it is a nice place to study.
Derby uni is well presented and a place of good education. Some lack of organisation but at the heart there are tutors who are really driven and passionate about the students and the subject.
I Absolutly love this uni! The support and help from all the staff is amazing, they have fantastic services to really help you prepare for the future and genuinly care about you as a person and there student! Amazing!
I really enjoy studying at the University of Derby, mostly the facilities are great. It's great that there's an on-site GP surgery etc. The student wellbeing service could be improved slightly by adding in a duty/drop-in service for those whom are really desperate for help. The clubs and societies on offer are honestly great, there's lots available. I wish I had time to do more. Internet in the actual uni and in the accommodation isn't great, for example, we can only add 2 devices to the wifi when in halls.
Happy to call myself a student here at the University of Derby! Always been there to support when I needed it!
Had a good time at Derby, could have been better
The university it’s self is amazing, all the staff are friendly and happy to help and support you in any way shape or form. The facilities are good and there’s a range of different food places and shops
Everyone is so friendly and the lecturers are always there to help. Always take a check in student wellbeing aswell because they always make life a little easier.
Facilities are amazing-especially sports and it has a great teaching programme!
I had low expectations going in but so glad I choose this uni and not any of my other choices!
I just love the way society greeted me and did not focus on my ethnicity. It is great to see people so open and welcoming.
Great university with good facilities, the wellbeing team especially are amazing, such a supportive environment
This university just keeps suprising me with new opportunities!
Amazing for help and support from everyone at the university. Kedleston Road is a really great campus with good facilities. Would highly recommend coming to the university.
Really good! They care about students so much
Very welcoming university with lots to offer and all staff and other students always happy to help out where possible
Student union, WHO ?? Don't exist at Buxton
University of Derby Buxton campus, The dome is full of college students not a good atmosphere to learn in outdated halls.
The staff throughout the university are incredible, the lectures couldn't do more to help you when you need it. The student centre really care about the students and are amazing at explaining different routes and steps to help you access referrals. The facilities are extremely modern and we'll maintained. The library has a large array of materials and offer an incredible service. The best place ever.
Neat university - requires more course choices.
Uni of Derby is really good uni to go to. It has everything that a student can imagine. It has good facilities, good support and you get respect from everyone.
The Universtiy of Derby offers a lot of help to students accademically and has good facilities (although some coyld be improved, such as a 24 hour libary and modernised student living) but fails largely when it comes to the social side of university life. There a few societies and those which exsist offer very few events and activities. The university would benifit from a greater student union with a more rounded outlook on student lifestyle and living.
Such a good uni everyone is so friendly and everything is in walking distance.
Accommodation was disgusting and too far away from the university itself. When visiting student services, not much help was provided. You feel like the university only cares about money etc and not much about personal well-being. The university was not helpful when leaving at all.
I study motorsport engineering. When you come on the open day it looks good with a full garage with a formula 4 car, a global light, a formula student car and a vauxhall vx220. Like i said, it LOOKS good. But the reality is that they cant keep the staff. The head of the garage recently left work at another university, leaving one person in charge with 1 apprentice to run any practices in the garage. Secondally, formula student. This year we had one meeting about formula student and then the whole thing went cold turkey. Not a peep. We did try to speak to someone about it, but the guy who was incharge of that had left also. So we set up a motorsports society - which gets no help form the motorsport facilities at all. If you do a foundation year, then it is even worse as you will see that tge foundation year goes into a lot more depth in terms of maths, engineering sciences and practicals. All in all, derby apears to be good, but there is still much to be desired.
Hated halls, poorly managed and lecturers were rude and unkind regarding mental health issues
So unorganised it’s unreal, lectures never hand back assingments on time. Exams are never handed back on the set date for no reason. Most staff are good lectures but poor time management especially with assignments and exams! The unorganisation of this course (Adult Nursing, Chesterfield Campus) is truely unacceptable and should not be accepted in such a professional degree.
Very disorganised, with everything including lecture times! This is a huge downfall! The organisation is extremely poor. Staff make you feel you can not get help from them. Don’t feel comfortable asking questions in most lectures, very uncomfortable feeling if you have a question and it is unanswered.
The facilities are really good, its a shame they can't retain the staff and communicate with the students properly at all. (Motorsport engineering degree)
Fantastic university. I transferred from a Leeds Beckett and I feel there is so much more support at derby in terms of workload/mental health/careers advice etc. The staff and students are always super helpful if you need to ask for directions or something. Fantastic uni and a great range of courses
High quality teaching and friendly staff and lecturers. The career guidance available at the university is fantastic.
I will not be recommending the university of Derby to anyone in the future. The standard of teaching, facilities for learning and professionalism was below par. Dates in which assignment grades were supposed to be handed back to students along with feedback were to always met. There was no explanation as to why this was the case. Being a final year student and with two modules including the disseration not being handed back on the propsed date is not acceptable espeically without no explanation as to why this is the case. In my final year I was required to do a module in my final year with another colleague however they did not contribute at all to the work which resulted in me doing all of the work. When the lecturer was addressed by me about the issues, they did not help me one bit and told me that it is the way it is, which ended up affecting my grade for the module overall. Explanations about assignements are poor and computing software and hardware is poor.
Uni is okay but the car parking facilities are dreadful! I have to park further away which costs more money and are left at “owners risk”. Also, it’s at a park that has been known for people being attacked, so doesn’t feel very safe when walking there alone, especially when it’s dark earlier in winter!
Uni is okay but car parking facilities are dreadful! Have to park far away in a car park that is more expensive and left at our “own risk”, not good enough to say we pay £9250 a year!
Buxton- Poorly managed campus, no diversity of any kind and sharing with public and college kids totally ruins the overall university experience.
Very good, great sports facilities and clubs to join
Has been an overall positive experience being a UofD student staff are very supportive and the course is brilliant for me. only negatives for me was coming from a large city I thought it was very small but that can’t be helped. I’m addition there need to be more facilities at smaller campuses as I at Brittania millfulll time sometimes feel excluded from events that take place at kedelston road
The staff are incredible, students very friendly, the course is very interesting and academically challenging, and the facilities cater to this well.
A good university with a great film production course. Experienced knowledgable lecturers with all the resources and professional equipment we need provided all the time.
Its a small campus compred to other unis, but i prefer that because i freak out when things are too crowded and big, the staff give loads of 1:1 help, and the halls aren’t too bad (especially the newer ones, be wary of older/cheeper halls). Not much of a nightlife in derby, students make the most of whats there, but otherwise its a good uni and in a nice city that also isnt too big to be getting lost in
I enjoy it all the staff are very helpful
A great family like experience, everyone knows mostly everyone and staff are very supportive and have a great sports facility.
The lecturers are fantastic and support you with a lot of difficulties
Supportive and easy to get to know, amazing facilities including a state of the art sport centre.
Staff are always ready to help anyone who needs it and makes everyone feel very welcome
Not supportive in extracurricular activities such as Erasmus or Formula Student. Things take ages to proceed.
There are many great things about University of Derby! So many opportunities to progress, enhance experience and skills, employment and internships. Great support services especially student well-being and mental health. Awesome facilities that invoke research opportunities. Have a look around! There's many campuses. Great place to study and achieve more.
The facilities on my campus are limited and no students stay on campus for longer than they have to. I joined a society in first year but we had two meetings to discuss what would happen and that was it. I actually couldn't tell you anything about the students Union or much about the careers service. I had a meeting with them once but they just told me to look online. Had trouble in the past with the WiFi not working and some areas of the building disconnect you from the WiFi. Other areas of the uni better and the uni isn't terrible but on the ratings mentioned it could improve. Overall, if you put effort in at home you'll do well on paper.
Personally, I did not receive that grades I wanted at a level and I cane to Derby through cleaning. Don’t let that stigma say anything about you because I’m now on track to finish with a high 1st class honours and the opportunities that have been made available to me are amazing, the support is great, personal tutors are second to none and the all round a great uni!
Classrooms are nice and the facilities are good.
Amazing University. I have just finished my Second year in Marketing (PR & Advertising), my course leader (Maria) is amazing. She never makes you feel like she doesn't have time for you, she will go out her way to resolve an issue or support you. People like Maria are the reason the Business school is the 10th best in the country. Most of the lectures on the Business school are amazing and really supportive. I can not recommend Derby Business School enough. Being someone who was not originally going to go to University, DBS have engaged me back with education. The amazing thing about my degree is it is hard work, but it doesn't feel like school or sixth form did. The Marketing degree have been cleverly devised to make you work ready. Live briefs make you understand what you would be doing in the world of work. My course leader, the business school and most of the marketing team have all guided and supported me, and are the reason I am currently working in an internship role.
AVOID I have been to a few universities but never have I seen such chaos. The learning material is full of errors, my tutor has been rude, vague and unhelpful and missed many mistake when correcting some weekly activities leading me to a lot of confusion. The marking is very inconsistent and my course leader has been very unhelpful. After a year I am looking at moving my credits to another university and probably bring many people from my course with me.
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.
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!
Free books, free trips abroad, great teaching and amazing support.
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.
It has been amazing everything and more you can expect from a university
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.
Good city, halls are well placed and the uni buildings are all top. Decent nightlife and opportunities, in and out of the uni.
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
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.
internet always drops out, student union are no help whatsoever, campus is basically a building site
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!
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.
Unorganised staff and lectures, we were promised a new photography studio which we have never got
I like it here and feel at home
The University which provides many opportunities. English students are not kind with students from different countries.
Brilliant psychology department. Modern university with good facilities. Great library. Good wellbeing set-up
My course is disorganised and can’t get grades back to students in sufficient time.
In my first year, really pleased with the place so far!
Love being here, facilities and staff are ace!
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
The university itself is brilliant, but the lack of organisation between staff members lets it down
Going here was the worse choice of my life. Only reason I enjoy Derby is for the friends I’ve made and social aspect
Amazing lectures, resources and student union!
Brilliant university. Staff willing to do anything for you!
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
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.
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.
A smallish uni with a lot going for it. Always exciting things happening in the Atrium.
Fantastic uni. Great facilities. Loving my time there.
Love my uni! The accommodation has just been redone and the facility's are exceptional
Really supportive and passionate lecturers
Loved my university experience!
Psychology staff and course are phenomenal!
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
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.
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.
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
I have really enjoyed my first semester at University of Derby, my course content is really interesting and the teaching staff very helpful!
It’s okay have nothing to compare it to
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
Good university, pleasing experience.
Outstanding in every department.
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
Doing product design engineering, the university offers great facilities to aim in my studies to product the best opportunity for achieving high grades
Overall, the university has a lot of potential but lacking in good SU and lecturers.
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!
Good university, lectures are experienced in their field of work.
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.
Best career opportunities given, works around real life based work.
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.
Poor university set up, poor teaching, Ppoor oor planning, poor value for money.
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.
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
Buxton campus gets largely neglected by the uni, with little in the way of events put on and the students union is minimal
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.
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.
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
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
Wifi never works, not a lot of societies that aren't academic or sporty. Societies are ridiculously expensive.
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!
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.
A university that actually cares. You're not just a number.
Amazing building, and Su looks good with loads of events
Decently sized, clean, updated. Not a a member of societies.
SU is a joke and some of the societies are obviously racist (such as the black Catholic society). But not including that, its OK.
The university itself has loads of options to get involved with.
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.
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.
Great location, wish the library was open 24 hours and there were more ebook copies. Love the bar
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.
Wifi is pretty bad everything else is great especially the brownie man
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.
Great campus with different learning areas
Wifi lacks, it disconnects every time you move around the campus and logging in can be a pain
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.
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.
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
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.
Nice campuses but yet again didn't feel the support from my tutors.
Societies are the best part of the uni. There aren't as many as some unis but they are very social!
Could do with more social sports clubs
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.
Fantastic cheerleading club and the halls I lived in during first year were so good
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.
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.
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.
Nice university. Only downside is joint honours don't get given a timetable you have to figure it out for yourself
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
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
A wonderful and welcoming university :)
you have a variety of clubs in general , suiting all music tastes
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.
havent really started proper lectures yet but theres good facilities
Easy to walk to from some halls
I have to give a satisfactory feedback.
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.
This phrase comes to mind - 'It ticks all the boxes!'
Great experience and the tutors are helpful
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.
The city is nice, it's easy to access all of the necessary amenities, however the societies seem badly organised.
Overall I've really enjoyed derby
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
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.
Derby is such a good university for sports teams and societies, love the team derby family feeling.
Great uni , the lecturers know what they are talking about and the location is great
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! :)
Awful experience, transferring to Lincoln
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
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.
I was at the Buxton campus, but I have had a great uni experience, Lecturers are friendly, make lectures interesting
Lovely staff & good facilities, internet available