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.