The University of Derby is a top 30 UK University (Guardian University Guide 2019), spread across three campuses in Derby, Buxton and Chesterfield. The institution offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, as well as online courses – enabling students to be able to study alongside a job or family commitments.
Over the last ten years, the University of Derby has invested GBP 200 million into its facilities. These are to industry standard, and include an NHS-level hospital ward, courtrooms, a sports centre and film and TV studios, as well as a well-stocked library and four additional subject-specific ones.
The University holds a gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2017), and was ranked 13th in the country for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. At Derby, class sizes are smaller with a good staff to student ratio, allowing for students to benefit from plenty of one-to-one support.
Students are encouraged to get involved in extra-curricular activities during their time studying by joining a club or society. These range from interest-related groups to volunteering opportunities, and students get the opportunity to start their own club.
There is a wide range of support at the University, including a confidential counselling service, support for disabled students, a financial advice service, and an English Language Centre for international students wishing to improve their language skills.
The Careers and Employability Service at the University offers plenty of support to help ensure that students are job-ready when they graduate. This includes help with writing a CV and cover letter, interview practice and information on relevant work placements.