There's a wide choice of accommodation in Derby so whatever you are looking for, you're sure to find something that suits your needs. University halls offer en suite and standard rooms, as well as single, double and studio accommodation close to the University sites and the city centre.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, we're bringing in flexible halls of residence contracts for the next academic year, so that you don't need to worry about paying for accommodation if you don't end up using it because of the pandemic. We will also be adapting our halls events programme to make sure we can still deliver a range of activities to our students in halls. We hope these measures will give you peace of mind, more financial security and help to alleviate any concerns you may have about applying for halls.

Halls of residence

Derby's halls of residence are owned and run by the University so you can be sure of good quality accommodation - a real home from home. Our award-winning halls are the ideal place for you to live during your time at University and the good news is that you can live in halls throughout your studies if you want to.

Most first-year students live in halls. They're just a short walk from our campuses and a great place to make friends and settle into University life. Halls offer you safe, good-value accommodation in convenient locations with some added extras, like an awesome events programme and weekly cleaning service.

If you're interested in living in halls, take a look at the photo galleries and 360-degree tours on our halls pages to get a better idea of what's on offer. Better still, come to an Open Day to take an accommodation tour and speak to Student Living staff who will be able to answer your questions and give you guidance and advice.

Guaranteed accommodation

We guarantee a room in halls to all first-year and overseas students who make the University of Derby their first choice and apply for accommodation by 31 July. Guaranteed accommodation is available for students studying at our Derby and Buxton campuses.  At present we still have some room types available for September 2020.  Apply now.

The Student Accommodation Code

Our halls of residence are signed up to the Student Accommodation Code set up by the UK Universities Code of Practice

Headshot of student Holly Watkiss

I’ve lived at the same hall for the whole time I’ve been at University. Living in halls offers great opportunities to socialise. It’s stress free with all inclusive bills and fast WiFi, and staff are friendly and always willing to help.

Holly Watkiss
Early Childhood Studies BA

Virtual Open Day: Accommodation tour

Tamzin shows you around Agard Court.

Virtual Open Day: Accommodation tour

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Award winners

Our halls of residence are winners of three awards in the 2019 National Student Housing Survey Awards, as well as being shortlisted in six categories.

We are winners of the following awards:

The National Student Housing Survey is the largest survey on the quality of student accommodation in the UK, with around 35,000 students completing it every year. The results are 100% based on direct feedback from home and international students and focus on all aspects of a student's experience in their accommodation.

National Student Housing Awards 2019 badges - Best Customer Service winner, Best Student Wellbeing winner, Best Environmental Management winner, and International Accommodation quality mark

Our halls on social

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How to deal with anxiety about living in halls

Most prospective students worry about starting university. Student Tamzin Burch discusses how to deal with anxiety, or anxious feelings, about living in halls.

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Fitting in at university

Starting your university journey can be daunting at first. Student Sam shares his advice on living in halls, getting involved and finding where you fit in.

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Are you a local student thinking of living in halls?

Living in halls gives you the full University experience, saves you the inconvenience of commuting and helps you to branch out and be independent

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