If you are planning to begin studying with us this year, we're here to help answer the many questions you might have about when and how you will start your course.

Starting your studies this September

It’s nearly time for your next chapter to begin, and we’re looking forward to welcoming you. As you start to prepare for University life, we know that you will have lots of questions about how and where you will be studying this autumn, and how coronavirus measures will affect you.

When will I start?

The academic year will start as planned on Monday 21 September. Our Welcome and Induction programmes will introduce you to University life and help you to settle in. More information on this will be available on these pages in the coming weeks.

Teaching will begin for most courses on Monday 28 September. A small number of courses have different start dates – we will contact you separately if this applies to you. 

Where will I study?

We are continuing to make plans to welcome you on to campus early in the term. However, at the moment we can’t make any guarantees. With social distancing measures likely to be in place for a while, we are preparing for a number of possibilities, including:

If you do need to start your studies remotely, you will benefit from our years of expertise in delivering online learning. Hear from some of our current students who switched to blended learning when the lockdown began in March.

Our commitment to you

We want you to enjoy everything that being a student at Derby has to offer, including our outstanding facilities and great city. But above all we want you to be safe and well. So while we’re following Government guidance as an absolute minimum, we won’t be compromising on the quality of experience and opportunities that made you choose the University of Derby.

Make yourself at home before university starts

We have various ways you can get in touch with us to make yourself feel at home and we can answer any questions that you might have about starting university this year.

Contact us

If you have any specific questions about your course, your application or the University in general, please get in touch. You can contact us using:

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Last updated: Wednesday 20 May 2020 09:18:25