Inspire..Innovate..Impact: Distinctly Derby

With our reputation for industry-relevant degree programmes we offer our students unparalleled opportunities to gain professional work experience alongside their studies. That’s why we’ve invested around £100 million over the past five years in some of the best university facilities you’ll find in the UK to ensure our students get the hands-on practical skills and experience employers are looking for.

Renowned for technology and innovation, Derby is a thriving multicultural city and home to a wide range of industries with many global companies based here including Rolls-Royce, Toyota and Bombardier. It’s an exciting place to learn and experience university life, providing students with many opportunities to gain real world experience through placements and internships.

Three Strategic Ambitions

Our Corporate Plan sets out a 'back to basics' approach with a clear focus on delivering the core, fundamentals required of a high quality, successful learning institution. It is also forward thinking and ambitious in our commitment to our three strategic ambitions:

Strategic Ambition 1: To INSPIRE our learners through an outstanding teaching and learning environment, 'work-relevant' ethos, and a 'best in class' experience.  

Strategic Ambition 2: To INNOVATE through sector leading flexible and dynamic delivery methods and curricula.

Strategic Ambition 3: To IMPACT significantly on the economic and social wellbeing of our region and its place in the global economy.