University of Derby

University of Derby

University of Derby

Best Locations for Student Accommodation:

  • Uttoxeter New Road
  • Richardson Street

Average Rent:

Average rent is around £52.00-£65.00 pp pw.


There is a Unibus which provides services from all around the city to popular areas as well as the university campus.  The bus links the city centre, Markeaton Park, Derby train station, supermarkets and lastly the Royal Derby Hospital. Prices for the bus are £2.60 for one trip but if you buy 10 trips you get a 50% discount.

Derby has great transport links to a number of cities across the UK.  The train station connects a number of main line networks and allows for easy and reliable travel throughout the UK. Also, the East Midlands airport provides a great service for Nottingham, Leicester and Derby with a range of both domestic and international flights.

Parking and Permit Information:

Residential parking permits are available and to apply you must fill in the online application form on the Derby Council Website.

Living in Derby:

Derby is a thriving city located in the East Midlands with close transport links to Leicester, Nottingham and Birmingham. 

There has been a range of new developments in Derby which make it a great location for students who like to shop.  Westfield Shopping Centre has over 200 shops and a number of eateries for you to choose from. It also has a 12-screen cinema so that you can enjoy the range of facilities that this Centre offers you. 

In the heart of the city you can find a cluster of High Street stores in areas such as Victoria Street and Cornmarket.  For something a little more traditional Derby’s Cathedral Quarter is located in and around the beautiful 16th century architecture and has a number of independent, small and quirky boutiques selling both clothes and a range of other items.

However, if you wish you enjoy something cultural in the City rather than shopping, you can visit the new arts centre “The Quad”.

The location of Derby, together with the Students Union, means that students have a wide variety of social venues to enjoy in the evening.  The Students’ Union hosts a range of student nights throughout the year, some more formal than others but all equally as fun. The Union bar, The Academy, is popular with students throughout the week.  There are a number of student nights throughout the week, although the majority of students tend to go out on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  Also,the city centre has a number of nightclubs which tend to be popular, including NoNo8, Walkabout and Revolution.

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