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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 1003 comments (281 students)
    • The upside

      The lectures can be quite good as they involve humour which helps keep your concentration levels high. The university itself...

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      2012, 1st year, Physical Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

      The upside

      The lectures can be quite good as they involve humour which helps keep your concentration levels high. The university itself has a nice modern layout, with a few shops inside where you can buy food, books, clothes and there's also a gym with modern equipment inside. Free wi-fi for the students to use, anywhere in the uni.

      2012, 1st year, Physical Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      A variety of teaching techniques from lectures and note taking to workshops and chances to gain experience in the chosen degree.

      2012, 1st year, Creative Arts & Design Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      The waythat lectures are organised and ability to communicate with lecturers when necessary for any additional learning needs

      2012, 1st year, Forensic Science

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    • The upside

      Ability to book out rooms, wide range of software for everything. Many opportunities to get involved

      2012, 2nd year, Interactive & Electronic Design

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    • The upside

      The law department is very well organised and anything that goes wrong is very quickly sorted out.

      2012, 1st year, Others In Law

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    • The upside

      The atmosphere of the University, it really makes a difference in how motivated and happy you are.

      2012, 1st year, Graphic Design

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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.

Creative

60%

MED

Political

47%

MED

Sporty

71%

MED

Varied union activities

63%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

57%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 97% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18.3k MED
Student score 79% MED

Overall student satisfaction

85%

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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League table rankings

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Where it's located

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