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    Everything about Student Accommodation Derby

    Ranked 23rd best place to live in the UK in 2015, Derby was a market town in the 18th century but rose sharply in the Industrial Revolution through its cotton and silk spinning industries. The city is a well-connected commuter centre on the border of the Midlands and the North of England but has loads of perks in its own right which make Derby a fantastic place to live. It was one of the early places in the UK where this great upsurge in production took place, and the impressive 18th-century mills on the banks of the River Derwent now make up a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With beautiful surrounding countryside, it’s a vibrant central city that acts as a gateway to all corners of the UK. The city is part of the wider Derbyshire area and host to the stunning Peak District National Park. It also has a wide variety of fun bars and pubs and loads of family-friendly activities to keep the students happy.

    Student Accommodation in Derby 
    Derby offers several off-campus student housing options for students such as shared or independent rooms in apartments with a kitchen and bathrooms. As a student, you will have plenty of time to explore Derby’s city delights with several places to enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Students can opt for living spaces, located at a walking distance from the university campuses, shops, markets, and top-rated city restaurants.
    Students can visit student accommodation websites like University Living to look for properties in Derby and check for room types, amenities offered, proximity to the university, and other factors pertaining to accommodations. These properties are popularly known as purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) which are specifically designed for students to ensure comfortable living.
    What makes Derby unique? 
    Nature lovers will be quite happy to come and stay in this city as it offers numerous parks and green spaces, including Derby Arboretum – the very first park in the UK and considered to be the inspiration for the famous Central Park in New York City. For the shoppers, Derbyshire’s lively towns have countless high street stores for some retail therapy. If you want to go on some leisurely sightseeing trips then the city also has a delightful array of attractions. The Pickford’s House Museum is a Grade I listed house and the most graceful of all of Derby’s Georgian townhouses was built in 1770 by the architect Joseph Pickford. The rooms of this museum are preserved from different periods over the last 250 years.
    Student Life in Derby 
    Student life in the city is quite comfortable and exciting. Students can live in various types of student room including student studio, apartments, student flat, en-suite rooms, and more. These rooms are equipped with all the basic amenities such as a bed, study space, storage areas. There are also other onsite amenities available to students such as card-operated laundries, gym, bike storage facility, kitchen, microwave, common area, games room, outdoor courtyard, and more.
    The city also offers a good social life with plenty of festivals and parties going on in Derby year-round. The Roundhouse in Derby plays host to numerous events throughout the year, including corporate and networking events like Mainspring: Dinner at the Roundhouse, Summer and Christmas Markets,  which offers the best in local crafts and seasonal produce.
    Where to study in Derby? 
    Derby is also home to the eponymous and reputed University of Derby. The university’s main is located on Kedleston Road while its another campus can be found in North Derbyshire at Buxton. It has a student population of around 30,000 students which comes from various countries across the globe.
    Frequently Asked Questions

    What are the different types of accommodation?
    University Living offers private accommodation close to universities with fewer restrictions and more options. Take your pick from shared and private rooms, studios, and apartments. We also offer short-term stays for students in summer school and exchange programs.

    What are the different types of rooms?
    The major room types are: Sharing: This is where 2 or more students share a single room, washroom, kitchen, and other communal spaces. Ensuite/Private: This includes a private bedroom and bathroom, while the kitchen and living areas are shared. Studios: This is a self-contained unit with a bedroom and cooking space along with a private washroom. Two students may book a single studio together, subject to the policies of the accommodation provider.

    How do I know my accommodation is safe?
    All properties listed by University Living are personally verified by the team or their representatives. Each accommodation has foolproof safety measures in place, including CCTV, secure door entries, restricted access, and more.

    Does my accommodation offer meals?
    Most accommodations are self-catered, but you can always ask the reception to connect you with local food delivery vendors!

    Will I get cleaning and laundry services?
    Most properties have on-site, coin-operated washing machines that make laundry a breeze. Students are expected to keep their rooms clean while common areas are looked after by maintenance staff at regular intervals. If you’re unwilling to get your hands dirty, contact the reception for professional cleaning services at an extra fee.

    Is there Wi-Fi?
    Yes, all our accommodation have strong internet connectivity.

    Does my accommodation offer parking facilities?
    Most properties have bike storage available. Please contact your Servicing Manager to request car parking facility.

    What items should I bring while moving in?
    Students are expected to bring their own bedding, kitchen utensils, cutlery, and bathroom essentials. If that’s too much, our good friends at UniKitOut will deliver all these and more to your UK accommodation even before you move in!

    What if I don’t like my accommodation after moving in?
    We try our best to find accommodation that meets all your needs. If you still don’t like your accommodation due to unforeseen circumstances, we will try to replace your room within 30 days for a one-time fee of £250.

    Where do I report any issues with my accommodation?
    Please contact the on-site maintenance office or reception to report any issues.

    Do I have to vacate my room during the holidays?
    Never. Your room belongs to you for the entirety of your tenancy period