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University of Derby

Derby | East Midlands

Town Rural

Ucas code: D39

At Derby we provide you with education with the personal touch. We're a friendly, down-to-earth uni based in the Midlands. At Derby, you'll have to work just as hard to get your degree as at other universities, but we like to do things a bit differently. We believe in being approachable and caring, offering our students plenty of support and treating people as individuals.
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What students say about this university

Dialog 987 comments (274 students)
    • The downside

      Bus service

      2013, 3rd year, Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      My course are not as supportive as I expected

      2016, 2nd year, Academic Studies In Primary Education

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    • The downside

      lectures - just read from ppts and not well presented price of food - very expensive for what you get

      2012, 1st year, Biology

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    • Everyday expenses

      Food and drink at the main canteen is good quality and reasonably priced, however there is not a wide range of gluten free or...

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      2013, 1st year, English Literature

      Everyday expenses

      Food and drink at the main canteen is good quality and reasonably priced, however there is not a wide range of gluten free or dairy free options. The careers centre is very good at informing students of suitable jobs, such as bar work etc. This is done via email. The derby uni bus can be expensive, but the cost can be reduced if you buy a ten trip pass. I didn't account for the number of books which we would need to buy, so try searching on Amazon for used copies, which are generally in very good condition, to bring the cost down.

      2013, 1st year, English Literature

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    • Nightlife

      Derby's city center is full of life with many pubs and clubs to suit anyone's taste

      2014, 2nd year

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    • Creative scene

      BRILLIANT. But I may be biased as I am on a Fine Arts Course!

      2014, 3rd year, Fine Art Not Elsewhere Classified

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Diverse local nightlife

55%

MED

Political

48%

MED

Sporty

71%

MED

Creative

60%

MED

Varied union activities

62%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 97% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18.3k MED
Student score 80% MED

Overall student satisfaction

86%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

16,300

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

82%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

31%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

57%

of students are female

Young / Mature

25%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

8%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

64%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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