Exceptional student accommodation in Derby city centre

Our student flats come as self-contained private and shared studios. Students also get exclusive access to amazing facilities including a private fitness suite and on-site cinema room, as well as stylish common areas and study spaces. With Collegiate, you’ll be staying at some of the best student accommodation in Derby.

With over 28,000 students in Derby, it boasts a rich and cultural city centre full of exciting things to do including sports, live music and galleries as well as shops, restaurants, and bars. The city is also home to the iconic QUAD, the stylish indie cinema with an art gallery, cafe bar and workshops. Derby’s Pride Park is more than just a football stadium – it houses the Derby Arena, a multi-use sports and culture venue. It’s also the city’s largest arena for cultural and musical events holding over 5,000 people.

As a student living on the edge of the Peak District, you’re also well-placed for a beautiful spot for a host of activities including hiking, mountain biking and abseiling. You’ll also have a choice of more than 300 parks and open spaces to enjoy, and many of them are close to the University of Derby campus.

Our private accommodation is ideal for studying at University of Derby as you’ll be living less than two miles away from the campus which is easily accessible by walking or by bus. Collegiate offers a range of private and shared student studios . Whatever you decide on, you’ll always benefit from en-suite facilities, a private study space and a kitchen area. With all bills and Wi-Fi included in your rent, there’s no need to worry about extra costs, so you can focus on enjoying your time in Derby.

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Derby University Accommodation

The University of Derby is rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework and offers an excellent range of courses for your studies. Collegiate’s Roman House is situated in the centre of Derby just 1.2 miles away from the University of Derby main campus. Experience everything the city of Derby has to offer just a stones throw from your lecture halls and student’s union. Our Derby university accommodation includes:

  • A great location – enjoy living within walking distance from The University of Derby
  • Modern interiors with un-rivalled facilities and security
  • On-site fitness suite – ideal for training for Derby University sports teams
  • Private cinema and seminar rooms to socialise with other Derby University students
  • High speed broadband and Wi-Fi to help with your studies at The University of Derby

Student studios in Derby

Find out more about our student accommodation in Derby. Our spacious studio apartments make the perfect space for studying and relaxing.

Here’s just some of what’s included with our Roman House studios:

En-suite bathroom
Double bed
Breakfast Bar and Stools
Plenty of storage space
Large desk space with comfortable chair for studying
Smart TV


FAQs: Student Accommodation in Derby

How much does rent cost for students in Derby

Several factors decide the rent of student residences, including the type of student accommodation you book. The various facilities and amenities provided by the accommodation and the room’s configuration all factor into the price for accommodation in Derby. Private student accommodation in Derby usually costs between £130 – £190 per week.

How do I pay for my student room in Derby?

You can make rent payments online using your credit or debit card via your Collegiate Portal account or by bank transfer. Please contact your accommodation management team if you’d like to pay by bank transfer.

How much money will I spend on bills as a student in Derby?

On average, UK students spend £37 per month on bills. However, when you book Collegiate student accommodation in Derby, all bills are included with your room: Electricity, Water & Broadband. You also get exclusive access to features such as our onsite cinema, gym and common rooms.

What are the best student areas in Derby?

Most of Derbys’ student accommodations are situated to the north west of the city centre in an area called the University Quarter. Collegiates’ Roman house is also situated in this area, less than a 5 minute walk from the city centre. Check out our Derby city guides here.

Can I view my student flat in Derby before booking?

Yes, most accommodation providers including Collegiate will provide tours of the apartments – either via video or in person. Simply contact the Derby team to arrange a viewing (government guidelines allowing).

What different types of student accommodation are available?

Our student accommodation in Derby, Roman House, offers a range of exceptional student studios, as well as a host of exclusive facilities including private gym, on-site cinema room and stunning social spaces.

A private bedroom in a linked studio includes:

> Shared kitchen facilities
> Private study area
> En-suite facilities
> Room size 14.1m2

Studio, compact, plus, premier, premier plus, ultra studios includes:

> Shared kitchen facilities
> Private study area
> En-suite facilities
> Size range from 17m2-27.2m2

What are the best ways to travel around Derby?

Derby is a compact city and is particularly easy to explore on foot. The city centre has been modernised with plenty of pedestrian zones and cycle paths.

Walk or cycle

There are plenty of walking routes for you to explore in and around Derby. The city centre is within easy reach, especially from our student accommodation in Derby. There are also numerous paths leading to countryside and green spaces outside of the city. Since the city is so flat and compact, it’s ideal to explore through its many cycle routes, and all of Derby’s parks and green spaces are bike accessible.

The bus

The city has modern, affordable and reliable bus services that go to every suburb every 10 minutes or so. At Roman House you’re well placed for a number of bus stops to get you in and around the city of Derby. There’s also a vast number of ticket options that you can buy to suit the types of journeys you’ll be taking.

The train

Derby train station has direct services to cities such as Nottingham, Leicester, Sheffield, Leeds, Birmingham and London. The city also has local services to nearby towns’ stations so you can get around easily.

What is there to do in Derby?

Derby is a great city to explore with plenty of activities and attractions in the centre, but it also benefits from being surrounded by lush green scenery.

Day trippers

Derby is very fortunate to be well placed to get to the Peak District, where you can enjoy over 250 miles of glorious green space and your choice of over 50 reservoirs to explore. Cycling around the city is one of many fun and free things to do in Derby, and one of the best cycle routes to take cuts straight through the city centre along the banks of the River Derwent. You’ll also pass the famous Derby Silk Mill, one of only a handful of World Heritage sites in the UK and home of the city’s Museum of Making. Just outside the city are the stunning stately homes Elvaston Castle, Calke Abbey and Kedleston Hall.

Culture lovers

The creative centre for dance, contemporary circus and outdoor work, Déda hosts performances from some of the best international dance and contemporary circus scenes, as well as outdoor arts and visual arts exhibitions. The CUBE café bar in the centre also holds a range of vibrant social events such live jazz and poetry performance nights. Towing above the city is Derby Cathedral which has the second highest perpendicular church tower in England. Whether you want to catch an indie film, see an exhibition or grab a quick coffee, you can do all that and more at the city’s cultural hub, the Derby QUAD.


From pizzas and pies to bottomless brunch in Derby, there’s plenty of bars, cafes and restaurants to explore on the bustling high street. But, the city also has a great market and street food offering. You can enjoy some of your favourite local foods at Derby Marketplace Al Fresco Dining Experience or check out the 500-capacity of Bustler Market – with a changing roster of street food vendors, you can also try craft beers and cocktails in Derby’s biggest beer garden, and best of all, students get in for free!

​Are there free things to do in Derby?

There are lots of fun and free things to do in Derby. The Derby Museum & Art Gallery offers free entry and is home to a fascinating range of nationally-renowned collections, including the world’s largest collection of work by the 18th Century artist Joseph Wright of Derby. The Museum of Making also offers free entry and is a contemporary space to discover Derby’s 300-year history of making with regular exhibitions, workshops, activities and events.

The Made in Derby trail is made up of mosaic and cast iron plaques celebrating the lives of people who have made an impact on the city and helped put Derby on the map. Each plaque on this free city activity can be brought to life through your smart phone with the Made in Derby augmented reality app.

What are some interesting facts about Derby?

> Lara Croft was created by Derby-based game studio Core Design and is so beloved in her hometown, the public voted to have a road named after her in the city.

> The Derby Museum & Art Gallery is home to the world’s largest collection of one of the most important 18th century painters, Joseph Wright.

> The Derby Book Festival offers over 100 events across nine days with a programme of talks, readings and workshops in 16 city centre venues.

You can discover even more history and fun facts about Derby.

Which universities are local to Derby?

University of Derby is 1.4 miles from Roman House:

Cycle – 8 minutes*
Bus – 23 minutes* (Trent Barton Bus 6.1)
Walk – 28 minutes*


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