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Cathedral Road, Derby, DE1 3FQ

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8 mins walk to Central Derby

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AGARD STREET, DERBY, DE1 1DZ

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14 mins walk to Central Derby

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College Mews, DE1 1UT

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Parliament Street, DE22 3RL

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14 mins by public transport to Central Derby

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Osmaston Road, DE1 2RF

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Mandarin Way, DE24 8YE

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Brook Street, DE1 3PB

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Colwell Drive, DE24 5AA

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34 mins by public transport to Central Derby

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Stuart Street, DE1 2EB

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6 mins walk to Central Derby

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Iron Gate, DE1 3GA

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Wardwick, DE1 1HA

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Student Accommodation in Derby

Booking student accommodation in Derby can now be done with the click of a button! Casita offers various student housing in Derby, including studios, ensuites, and apartments, like The Croft and Jacobean House. All of Casita's properties are fully furnished and include all bills in the rent. The city has several notable universities, including the University of Derby. Despite being in a rural district, Derby is considered an urban city. However, you can feel the small-town vibes in Derby, as its origin always floats to the top. Booking student accommodation in Derby with Casita is easy and hassle-free. You can start your search by filtering by room type, amenities, location, and proximity to your university. Once you have found a few properties you like, you can book a viewing online or over the phone. Casita's accommodation experts are on hand to help you every step of the way, from finding the perfect property to completing your booking.

Explore Derby

Derby is a city in the East Midlands of England. It is the county town of Derbyshire and is home to several universities and colleges, making it a popular student city. Derby is also home to several industries, including engineering, manufacturing, and food processing. The unmissable 18th-century mills overlooking the river were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. The magical cathedral quarter of the city has it all, and it is the oldest part of the city; walking these historical streets is the most enjoyable thing to do in Derby. The city is a vibrant and diverse city with a lot to offer visitors and residents alike. Whether you are interested in history, culture, or outdoor activities, Derby is sure to have something for you.

Best Places to Stay in Derby

Here’s a breakdown of the best places to live in Derby:

Wardwick

Wardwick is a distinctive and historically significant area in Derby, offering charm, character, and contemporary amenities. Situated in the city's heart, Wardwick is renowned for its vibrant atmosphere and rich history. This locale showcases various architectural styles, from mediaeval structures to more modern designs, creating a captivating visual tapestry. The neighbourhood boasts diverse shops, eateries, and cultural attractions.

Iron Gate

Nestled within the city of Derby, the Iron Gate neighbourhood exudes an enchanting blend of historical allure and contemporary vitality. Known for its cobbled streets and quaint architecture, Iron Gate transports residents and visitors to a bygone era while offering modern conveniences. This charming district is characterised by its independent boutiques, charming cafes, and art galleries that line the cobblestone streets, creating an inviting atmosphere for leisurely strolls and exploration. The neighbourhood's focal point is the iconic Derby Cathedral, a testament to its deep-rooted history. 

Curzon Street

Derby's Curzon Street is important to the city's urban fabric. It is a significant cultural and historical avenue that is distinguished by a variety of architectural elements that depict the passage of time, ranging from charming historic buildings to more contemporary ones. The street is a centre of activity for both locals and tourists, which is highlighted by its proximity to a variety of services, shops, and places for dining.

Derby Student Accommodation

Casita’s best Derby accommodation include the following:

  1. The Croft

The Croft is a Derby student accommodation that offers fully furnished en-suite rooms. The property also has plenty of amenities and services, such as Wi-Fi, communal spaces, a gym, and on-site maintenance. It’s only a four-minute ride away from the University of Derby.

  1. Iron Gate Studios

This property offers students fully furnished private studios that come with everything they might need during their stay. It also has a variety of facilities, including Wi-Fi, CCTV, all-inclusive bills, a swimming pool, a games room, an on-site cinema, and much more! The University of Derby is a six-minute walk away from the building.

Cost of Living in Derby

The cost of living in Derby is 5% lower than the national average in the United Kingdom. This means that you can expect to pay less for things like rent, groceries, and transportation.

Here is a breakdown of the average cost of living in Derby:

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Monthly Cost (GBP)

Off-Campus Accommodation

312

On-Campus Accommodation

556

Utilities (Electricity, Water, Gas)

210

Groceries

59

Transportation

56

Food

354

Clothes and Entertainment

103

Transportation in Derby

The city has extensive transportation links with other areas of the country. Here’s a breakdown:

  • Rail Network: Derby boasts a well-connected rail network, with the city's main railway station serving as a vital hub. The station provides convenient links to major cities across the UK, making it a key transportation point for both commuters and travellers.

  • Buses: Derby offers an extensive public bus network that efficiently navigates through various neighbourhoods, connecting residents to key locations within the city and beyond.

  • Cycling: The city has been making strides in enhancing its cycling infrastructure, with designated bike lanes and cycling paths integrated into the urban landscape.

  • Walking: Derby places a strong emphasis on pedestrian-friendly zones, enhancing walkability and ensuring safe access to shopping districts, cultural sites, and other attractions.

  • Taxis: Taxis and ride-sharing services are readily available in Derby, offering convenient door-to-door transportation options.

International Students in Derby

Derby is a welcoming and diverse city with a large population of international students. There are over 2,000 international students studying at the University of Derby and other colleges in the city. 

  Country

2019-2020

2020-2021

United Kingdom

17,875

19,200

China

245

260

Czech Republic

150

140

Nigeria

145

305

India

125

225

Poland

100

85

Cyprus

90

70

Lithuania

90

75

Spain

70

65

Portugal

65

90

Student Life in Derby 

Student life in Derby is vibrant and exciting. The city of Derby has been awarded the Purple Flag for being a welcoming and safe place for international students, with lots of happenings and activities. It is a very student-friendly city with notable educational institutions. There are also a number of student-friendly hotspots, making it easy to meet new people and make friends.

Events in Derby

  • Derby Festé: An annual international street arts festival that features captivating performances, live music, and artistic displays, transforming the city into a vibrant celebration of creativity.

  • Derby Folk Festival: A lively music festival that showcases a diverse range of folk and acoustic performances, attracting music enthusiasts and artists from across the country.

  • Derby Caribbean Carnival: An explosion of colour, music, and culture, this annual carnival parade features vibrant costumes, live performances, and a lively atmosphere celebrating Caribbean traditions.

  • Derby Market Place Events: Throughout the year, Derby's Market Place hosts a variety of events, including food festivals, craft fairs, and outdoor concerts, offering a lively atmosphere for residents and visitors.

Derby Tourist Attractions

Derby Cathedral Tower, Derby Gaol, Pickford's House Museum, Derby Museum and Art Gallery, St Helen's House, and Derby Theatre are all considered remarkable attractions in the city. Other attractions include:

Calke Abbey

Calke Abbey is a Grade I-listed building and has been owned by the National Trust since 1981. Calke Abbey is known for its unique atmosphere, which is due to the fact that it has been largely untouched since the 1920s. The house is full of original furniture and fixtures, and the gardens are beautifully landscaped.

Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House is another stately home located in Derbyshire, England. It is a Grade I-listed building and has been the home of the Cavendish family since 1553. Chatsworth House is known for its impressive architecture, its stunning gardens, and its extensive art collection.

Universities in Derby

A couple of top-ranked universities and world-renowned colleges are found in the city of Derby. Casita has several available options for student accommodation Derby near its universities and institutions; check them out!

Derby College

  • Our Derby student accommodation options are within a short bus ride from the university.

  • There are several transport links nearby, as well as a Costa cafe for your daily cup of coffee before classes.

  • Derby Museum & Art Gallery is only a 25-minute walk from campus.

 University of Derby

  • Our Derby halls are only a short bus ride away from the university.

  • Bus stations surround the campus for easy access, as do various fast-food chains.

  • Markeaton Park is right next to campus, and the intriguing Pickford's House is a 20-minute walk away.

Frequently Asked Questions

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When should I start looking for student accommodation in Derby?

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You should start your search for Derby student accommodation as early as you can. To ensure a smooth booking process, deep research is still important. However, Casita is there to help you with most of the steps: the room type, the amenities provided, the location, and the proximity to your university.

When should I book my student housing for the September intake?

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If you are selected for the September intake, you may begin your search for Derby student housing between January and March, or preferably around six months before your intake.

Are short-term stays available in Derby?

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Yes. However, checking the availability of your student accommodation of choice during your desired period is recommended. You can also refer to a Casita accommodation expert to help you find accommodation that accepts short-term stays.

How much does a student pay on average for accommodation in Derby?

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The average weekly cost for student accommodation Derby, specifically a single room, is around £130. Other room types may cost more depending on the provider.

How can I pay for my student room in Derby?

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You can pay via several transactional modes, including net banking or through your debit card. We also have our own payment portal at Casita, where we can assist you with the entire payment process. 

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