Environmental news

Latest environmental news at the University of Derby

Nature Connections

The Nature Connections Festival is a two-day outdoor celebration of the natural world that will take place in September 2016. Now in its second year, it is one of the first festivals to combine nature with art, history, health, wellbeing and science. Find out more by visiting the Nature Connections website.

In June 2016 the College of Life and Natural Sciences ran a Nature Connections conference involving representatives from the RSPB, Wildlife Trusts, National Trust and Historic England. The conference aimed to help professionals and researchers to develop a common understanding of the role of nature connection, for example in well-being and pro-environmental behaviour.

The University also runs a Nature Connectedness Research Group that aims to understand people’s connection to nature and create everyday interventions in order to improve connectedness; bringing about the associated benefits in well-being and conservation behaviour.


28 June 2016

Experts gather at bee summit to address decline in species

Bumblebee experts from across the country gathered at a Bee Summit to address the decline in species hosted by the University of Derby on June 24, 2016.

8 June 2016

Student illustrates importance of recycling through award-winning artwork

An Illustration student who has created artwork showing the damaging effects not recycling can have on wildlife has won a top award.

18 December 2015

Royal Society of Biology grants accreditation to University of Derby courses

The Royal Society of Biology has accredited two courses at the University of Derby following independent and rigorous assessments.

18 November 2015

Zoology student awarded for voluntary commitments to the city

More than 70 people attended the Green Space Forum Awards this week (November 16), co-hosted by Derby City Council Parks Team and the University Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, at the University of Derby.

10 November 2015

University lecturer calls for scientists to save coral reefs

A recent research paper published by Michael Sweet, Lecturer in Invertebrate Biology at the University of Derby, has found that in order to save coral reefs and fisheries, scientists must improve their collaborations in small island states.

2 March 2015

University appoints new Energy and Environment Research Chair

Professor Paul Stewart has been appointed as Research Chair in Energy and Environment in the Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering (IISE) at the University of Derby.