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Derby, United Kingdom

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Discover the Best Student Accommodation in Derby

Derby is a reachable, student-friendly city located in the heart of the most beautiful countryside in the UK and is home to the University of Derby. Both national and international students can find all types of student accommodation in Derby, including student houses, apartments, and halls of residence.

Being home to the University of Derby, the city attracts nearly 20,000 students each year, and it offers an impressive student life. According to the Global ISB Benchmark Group, the university has the enviable reputation of being among the top 10 in the world when it comes to the learning experience of international students, as evidenced by the impressive diversity and culture on campus.

Accommodation in Derby

Derby is the most central city in the UK, a great place for a cultural holiday, and an ideal base for exploring the nearby Peak District attractions. The city is very friendly, inexpensive and conveniently located and you will feel welcome from the moment you arrive. The city offers international students some of the best higher education institutions in the UK, including the University of Derby, and many more. For this reason, student housing in Derby has seen a huge boom. Student apartments here are available all over the city in popular student hotspots.

Being a student in Derby

Derby can quickly win you over with its charming offerings. Located in the heart of some of the most stunning countryside the UK has to offer, the city caters to all types of students. Derby's central location allows students to explore popular destinations nearby in no time, such as the Peak District. Ashbourne, Buxton, and Bakewell are just a stone's throw away and make for great day trips.

The town is surrounded by the Peak District National Park, where you can enjoy nature and explore the town. Derby Arboretum is the UK's first public park with many trees and is a great place to relax and enjoy nature. Many museums in Derby will take you back in histories, such as the Derby Museum and Art Gallery and the Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill. Derby is also an excellent place to enjoy the nightlife. You can enjoy yourself in the bars and pubs in the centre of Derby, where there is also a wide range of restaurants to choose from

Cost of Living

Student apartments in Derby know exactly how to spoil new students moving to the city! With the accommodation available in the city, you do not have to worry about amenities because everything is included in the rent. Derby is one of the cheapest places to live in the UK. However, students are recommended to have at least a budget of £900 to £1500 per month to survive in Derby.

Best Places for Student Housing in Derby

Derby is a safe country for students and offers many recreational opportunities to relax and enjoy. University Living student housing is located in the best location in Derby. Below are some of the best places for students to live in Derby.

  • Abbey
  • Allestree
  • Sunny Hill
  • Chaddesden
  • Ashbourne Road
  • Mackworth
  • Uttoxeter New Road

These neighborhoods have different types of student rooms in Derby within the walking distance to campus, local cafes, and pubs.

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Q. How is the bus transport facility from the University Living in Derby?

A. Bus transport is easily accessible transport from the University Living and also a cheaper option to travel in and around Derby if you buy a monthly, quarterly, or annual pass. There is a Gold Card bus pass for disabled people also.

Q. Is Derby safe for students?

A. Derby is the city awarded the Purple Flag, which means safety on the roads and behind the doors. The people of Derby are of a welcoming nature. This makes Derby a safe and friendly city to live in.

Q. What kind of student accommodation is available in Derby?

A. There are 2 types of student accommodation at University Living, which include PSBA and HMO. There is also a facility for finding a room that suits your liking by submitting certain particulars you ask for.

Q. What are the must-have things to carry when I travel to student accommodation in Derby?

A. You must travel with fewer but useful items like a few pairs of clothes, limited utensils, and bedsheets in order to avoid unnecessary shopping in the initial phase when you reach there.

Q. Is council tax mandatory for students living in student accommodation with University Living?

A. Students are exempted from paying council tax, so there is a lesser burden on the expense list. However, you can claim an exemption on any notice from the concerned authority. But if you extend your period of stay and you are no longer a student, then you are liable to pay council tax.

Q. What should be my initial step in finding accommodation in Derby?

A. Once your receive a letter of confirmation from your applied university you must search for a place to live because early birds get good options to choose from

Q. Is it easy to find accommodation near the University of Derby?

A. Yes, university living makes it quite easy for students to hunt rooms near the university. All its room locations are very close to universities. One can take a few minutes to walk or apply for a bus pass. Our accommodation expert can guide you through this.

Q. Do we need to pay bills other than paying rent?

A. Generally, rent includes all the major bills like water, electricity, gas, and wifi but it is always advisable to have word with the landlord or service provider to get clear with the doubts.