6.7 Total Score

The city of Derby is in the East Midlands and has a population of roughly a quarter of a million people. The city offers plenty of options for shopping, in particular the Westfield shopping centre and has a respectable focus on nightlife, particularly in the Friar Gate area. The University of Derby is located in the city, making most student requirements within easy reach. This is especially relevant for ale lovers; Derby after all, has a good reputation in this area. The university also has a campus in Buxton, an attractive market town (35 miles N.W.) in the Peak District.

  • Night Life

    92976.jpgThe pubs, the clubs and the bars. The price of a pint and the variation of venue.

  • Cost of Living

    costofliving.jpgEverything from the cost of food to the cost of a pint, a taxi and even the price of petrol. It all adds up to provide a cost of living.

  • Accommodation

    housing.jpgThe quality of halls and private housing as well as the cost and the quality of student areas.

  • Student Jobs

    01032013-broganfrombrunny590-02.jpg The availability, the wages compared to the national average, the enjoyability and the variation available.

  • Transport

    transport.jpgThe ease of movement around the city including transport to and from the university campus if needed; this includes bus, train and taxi options.

  • Safety

    security.jpgThis is the student view on safety in this city. Based on their own experiences and comparative experiences throughout the UK.