Derby is home to over 28,000 students so there’s no shortage of entertainment and fun things to do in the city. As well as boasting a rich cultural offering, and bustling city centre, you can also get a real sense of what it’s like to live and study here by attending an open day at the University of Derby. If you’re considering studying at Derby, read our essential guide on open days.

Campus tours – August & September 2021

Tours of the university are led by current students, who can tell you more about what it’s really like to be a student and give you lots of information about the city of Derby. You will have a two-hour time slot, in which you’ll have a guided tour of the Kedleston Road site which takes around 30-40 minutes so you also have plenty of time left to visit other campuses and one of the university’s halls of residence – if you haven’t already decided on our Roman House accommodation, of course!

Virtual tours – all year round

If you can’t make it to one of the campus tours, you can explore the University of Derby virtually. They’re hosting a range of online tours where you can explore specific subject pages or just take a look around at your own leisure. You can also enjoy the highlights from Derby uni’s Open Day Live Production as hosted by former Blue Peter presenter, Radzi Chinyanganya.

Postgraduate Open Day 

University of Derby’s postgraduate open days will take place entirely virtually this year. The online event is a great opportunity to learn more about the course you’re looking to study, and get more information on fees and funding, as well as career support. Visit their website to find out the details of the next upcoming open day.

Student accommodation in Derby

While you’re exploring open days and virtual tours of University of Derby, why not take a look at Collegiate’s student residences too? You can take a virtual tour of Roman House, our student residence that’s just a short walk away from University of Derby and sits in the heart of the city.

With a range of studios and two-dios to choose from, residents also benefit from a host of fantastic features, including a private fitness suite, on-site cinema room and residents’ social hub. And, all bills and Wi-Fi are included in your rent, so with fewer extra costs you can focus on enjoying your time in Derby.