University of Derby

Institution Profile

Hello from the University of Derby Schools and Colleges Liaison Team.

Located in the heart of England, we are the only university in Derby and Derbyshire. We offer industry-relevant, expert teaching, study and research. We have a long and proud heritage of using our knowledge and innovation to support the prosperity of our region, nation and around the world. Our strong industry links, expert academics and real-world classroom facilities equip and prepare our students to fulfil their potential, whatever their background.

Our Schools and Colleges Liaison team host on-campus days, attend HE fairs and deliver talks to students, parents, teachers and careers advisors across the UK.

Information for teachers and careers advisors

We have a range of activities available for your year 12 and 13 students, whether you are looking to visit us on-campus, something virtual or pre-recorded. Our activities are designed to showcase the breadth of course options and future careers available to students considering their next steps.

We can work with you to develop your visit day based on the timings and content that work best for you and may be able to support towards transport costs.

We offer a wide range of activities for your students, including:

  • ‘Careers in...’ talks - where your students can hear from academic experts and current students, who will discuss the exciting careers on offer within the industry
  • ‘Make it Real’ subject activities and talks – these on campus or virtual activities and talks across our subject areas allow you to shape a package that best suits the needs of your students
  • Information, advice and guidance talks - where we support your students in making decisions about higher education. Topics include: How to choose a course, UCAS and personal statements, and Student finance.

We also attend Careers Fairs and Recruitment Exhibitions.

Visits and resources for teachers and careers advisors

We provide advice and support for teachers and careers staff. We offer bespoke on-campus CPD days which keep you up to date with the latest developments in higher education and other helpful information to share with your students. Sessions include:

  • Update on the University of Derby: course changes, new facilities and student support
  • Reference writing guidance from Admissions
  • Apprenticeships update
  • Supporting students’ transition to university
  • Top tips for students applying for interviewing courses
  • Student wellbeing support
  • Q&A panel with current undergraduate students

Teacher Resources on Demand

Teacher Resources on Demand is your one-stop hub for resources covering everything from personal statements to student finance. Our resources will give you guidance on how to best support your students as well as ensuring you meet the Gatsby Benchmarks.

Visit us at Derby

Students can also book directly onto our Open Days and Campus Tours by visiting our website: https://www.derby.ac.uk/open-days/



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Located in the heart of England, we are the only university in Derby and Derbyshire. We offer industry-relevant, expert teaching, study and research.

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