University of Derby

Dave Knight

Inclusivity & Wellbeing Practitioner
01332 593000
d.knight@derby.ac.uk

The information on this page was last updated on 26 March 2019.

The details of support available can change, so before you apply it's best to speak to the named contact to check exactly what they offer.

If you are fostered, a care leaver, have had experience of living in care, or are estranged from your family, the University of Derby can offer you support from the time of your application, through to completion of your studies.

We can offer you guidance on completing any admissions, accommodation or disability forms. We are happy to meet with you prior to you starting your course.

We recognise that it is important to have a named person on hand to offer you support and guidance throughout your time at the University of Derby. Your mentor will discuss with you how often you may wish to meet up. This may be on a regular or ad-hoc basis, it is up to you to decide what feels right for you.

You can approach student wellbeing at any stage of your studies to discuss what support we can offer.

Our student advisers will help you to set up any support you may need. You can contact us on: 01332 593000 or e-mail: studentwellbeing@derby.ac.uk.

The University of Derby has demonstrated its commitment to estranged students by signing the Stand Alone Pledge: www.derby.ac.uk/newsevents/news/archive/news-archive/university-pledges-to-support-estranged-students-and-asks-them-not-to-stand-alone.php/%3e.

Support we offer

?
  • A named contact
  • Outreach sessions or activities
  • Pre-application help
  • Guidance for offer holders
  • A web page for care leavers
  • Careers advice and support after graduation

Accommodation we offer

?
  • A place to live all year round
  • If not, help finding somewhere to live for the whole year

Funding support we offer

?
  • Specific funding that's just for care leavers
  • Additional funding available (such as bursaries and grants)
  • Support for students seeking asylum
  • Support for those with discretionary leave to remain
  • Financial advice

The University of Derby bursary provides targeted financial assistance with the costs of higher education to those who are eligible. The bursary is available to new undergraduate students entering higher education for the first time from September 2017 onwards.

Bursaries are assessed on household income, and are paid direct to you (in instalments). For household income under £25,000, the bursary is £1,000 (£900 plus £100 Blackwell’s card).

For household income between £25,001 and £36,592, the bursary is £600 (£500 plus £100 Blackwell’s card).

How do I apply?
You do not need to make an application for the University of Derby bursary. Entitlement is assessed automatically using the household income details given to us by your funding authority (i.e. Student Finance England/Wales/Northern Ireland/SAAS).

We know it's complicated, so our friendly SMART team can talk you through it all, they're available Monday to Friday, 1pm to 2pm. Email them on: smart@derby.ac.uk, or call: 01332 592000.

The university is committed to supporting and developing services for estranged students. If you require any advice or support in confirming your estrangement to Student Finance, we are happy to assist.

171 courses

Course information from Discover Uni was last updated in December 2020

Accounting and Finance Derby Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Applied Social Work Derby Foundation
BA
Architectural Technology and Practice Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Architectural Technology and Practice Part time Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Assistant Practitioner Derby Foundation
FdSc
Assistant Practitioner Chesterfield Foundation
FdSc
Biology Derby Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Biology with Foundation Year Derby Sandwich year
BSc
Business Management (with Pathways) Derby Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Business, Accounting & Finance Derby Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Child and Family Health and Wellbeing Chesterfield Foundation
BSc
Children and Young People (Early Years) Buxton Part time Foundation
FDA
Children and Young People (Early Years) Leek Part time Foundation
FDA
FDA
FDA
Civil Engineering Foundation Sandwich year
BEng
Civil Engineering Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Civil Engineering Part time Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Computer Games Modelling and Animation Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Computer Games Programming Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Construction Management and Property Development Part time Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
BA
Criminal Psychology Foundation
BSc
Criminology Foundation
BSc
Cyber Security Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Diagnostic Radiography Derby Foundation
BSc
Digital Forensics and Security Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Economics Derby Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Economics and Finance Derby Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Economics with Foundation Year Derby Sandwich year
BA
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Foundation Sandwich year
BEng
FDEng
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Part time Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
English (with Pathways) Derby Foundation
BA
English (with Pathways) Derby Part time Foundation
BA
Event Management Derby Foundation Sandwich year
BA
BA
Fine Art Foundation
BA
Football Journalism Derby Foundation
BA
Football Journalism Derby Part time Foundation
BA
Forensic Science (with Pathways) Derby Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
BSc
Health and Social Care Derby Foundation
BA
Health and Social Care Derby Part time Foundation
BA
History Derby Foundation
BA
History Derby Part time Foundation
BA
Human Biology Derby Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
BSc
Information Technology Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Interior Architecture and Venue Design Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Interior Architecture and Venue Design Part time Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Interior Design Foundation
BA
International Hospitality Management Derby Foundation Sandwich year
BA
International Tourism Management Derby Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Journalism Derby Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Journalism Derby Part time Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Journalism with Foundation Year Derby Sandwich year
BA
LLB
LLB
LLB
Mathematics (with Pathways) Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Mathematics (with Pathways) Part time Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Mechanical Engineering Foundation Sandwich year
BEng
Mechanical Engineering Part time Foundation Sandwich year
BEng
Motorsport Engineering Foundation Sandwich year
BEng
Motorsport Engineering Part time Foundation Sandwich year
BEng
Nursing (Adult) Derby Foundation
BSc
Nursing (Adult) Chesterfield Foundation
BSc
Nursing (Children's) Chesterfield
BSc
Nursing (Mental Health) Derby Foundation
BSc
Nursing (Mental Health) Chesterfield Foundation
BSc
Nursing Associate Derby Foundation
FdSc
Nursing Associate Chesterfield Foundation
FdSc
Occupational Therapy Derby Foundation
BSc
Performance Analysis and Coaching Science Derby Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Photography Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health Derby Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Product Design Foundation Sandwich year
BA/BSc
BA
Psychology Derby Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Psychology with Foundation Year Derby Sandwich year
BSc
BSc
Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management Part time Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Sociology Foundation
BA
Sound, Light and Live Event Technology Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Sound, Light and Live Event Technology Part time Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Special Educational Needs and Disability Derby Part time Foundation
BA
Specialist Sports Journalism Derby Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Specialist Sports Journalism Derby Part time Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Sport and Education Derby Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Sport and Exercise Science Derby Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Sport Coaching and Development Derby Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Sport Management Derby Foundation Sandwich year
BA
BA
FdSc
Sport Therapy and Rehabilitation Derby Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Strength, Conditioning and Rehabilitation Derby Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Theatre Arts Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Youth Work & Community Development Derby Part time Foundation
BA
Zoology Derby Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Zoology with Foundation Year Derby Sandwich year
BSc