Sitting upon the banks of the River Derwent, Derby maintains a population of approximately 250,000 residents. As an important market town during the medieval period, a central focus of the industrial revolution and a key factor in the development of the 19th century railways, Derby has always been a developing region of the UK. Now, with almost 20,000 registered students at the University of Derby achieving high rates of post graduate employment, the city continues to set standards for ongoing excellence.
As an incredibly vibrant city, Derby offers great choice all round. Whether arranging a date, looking to paint the town red, or simply finding a late afternoon attraction to while away your free hours, there is always plenty to see and do when studying at University of Derby.
On campus, the Derby student Union is renowned for their ability to organise fantastic events for newcomers and leavers alike. Particularly famed for their infamous balls, Derby students have been treated to the likes of Girls Aloud, Judge Jules and Zane Lowe… So it seems not all celebrity glamour is reserved for the nation’s Capital.
The student Union itself underwent a glamorous overhaul in 2005. Thanks to the designs of one of University of Derby’s own students, the impressive setup has even received praise from Kerrang! Magazine as developing into a leading live venue in the UK.
Sport in Derby covers the full gamut. The University runs a number of sporting organisations, whilst football fans will find themselves within close proximity of Derby County’s Pride Park stadium. Of course, those looking for less active forms of entertainment are sure to revel in the newly built 12 screen Showcase Cinema. This welcome addition to the Westfield Shopping Centre ensures a place to unwind after enjoying the largest shopping facilities the region has to offer.
With so many new and exciting experiences to be found in Derby, it is no wonder that student accommodation in Derby is so heavily in demand. For a selection of the very best Derby student accommodation, look no further than our list, below: