Union Advice

The Union of Student’s Advice team provides a free, confidential advice and support service for all University of Derby Students. This includes Buxton and Leek College students, Access, University of Derby Online Learners, and students studying at Partnership Colleges around the world.

Independent to the University, our advice is completely impartial for any student seeking advice, support and information on a range of issues and concerns. Our main areas of advice include; academic issues including offences, appeals and issues affecting personal studies; student conduct, complaints and disciplinaries.

We can also support and signpost for many other issues including finance, housing and wellbeing.

Book with us

Book an Advisor Appointment online Book a Samaritans Appointment

Alternatively, you can call us on 01332 591507 to book an appointment if you would prefer to speak to someone directly.

Advice News

Help & Advice
Top Tips - Suspected Academic Offences

Fri 01 Apr 2022

Top tips from our Advice Service on how to avoid a suspected academic offence

 
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Ask for Angela

Wed 24 Nov 2021

Ask for Angela is a nationally recognised initiative that allows people to discreetly ask for help on a date or night out.

 
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Hollie Guard app

Wed 24 Nov 2021

The Hollie Guard app is best described as a digital personal alarm. Instead of carrying an extra device with you, Hollie Guard is an app on your smartphone that can help keep you safe.

 
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What does it really mean to consent to sex?

Tue 23 Nov 2021

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I’m pretty sure whipping out a form to sign half way through the ‘build up’ would ruin the mood a bit… so how do you know if you have given or received consent?

 
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Advice FAQs

Fri 03 Sep 2021

A photograph of Becca from our Advice Service

The Union of Student’s Advice team provides a free, confidential advice and support service for all University of Derby Students.

 
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Creative Expressive Therapies

Tue 02 Feb 2021

In collaboration with BA (Hons) Creative Expressive Therapies students, the Union will be offering University of Derby students the opportunity to sign up and participate in Creative Workshops.

 
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Six top tips for securing next year's accommodation

Tue 03 Nov 2020

Our guide to finding somewhere that’s going to make you feel safe and happy!

 
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Union Advice - here to help

Tue 28 Jul 2020

We are thrilled to announce the launch of a brand new live chat function

 
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Covid-19: Coronavirus and Private Housing Rights

Wed 22 Apr 2020

The Union Advice Service are currently receiving enquiries from students asking what their legal obligations are in relation to their accommodation regarding things such as refund of rent and whether contracts can be terminated

 
 
 
 
 

Advice Events

Advice Cease. training by Remedi
25th May 1pm - 26th May 3pm
Teams
The course specialises in identifying and safeguarding abusive and controlling relationships. Students can sign up to the sessions and will receive a certificate on completion.
Advice Cease. by Remedi drop in session
1st June 9am - 12:30pm
Kedleston Road
Confidential, free service for young people affected by abusive or controlling behaviour in relationships.
Advice SV2 drop in session
2nd June 1:30pm - 4pm
Kedleston Road
SV2 is a Derbyshire based charity service and is here to help anyone who has experienced any form of sexual violence or abuse
Advice Cease. training by Remedi
6th June 10am - 7th June noon
Teams
The course specialises in identifying and safeguarding abusive and controlling relationships.
Advice Cease. training by Remedi
22nd June 1pm - 23rd June 3pm
Teams
The course specialises in identifying and safeguarding abusive and controlling relationships.
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