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6 December 2016

Martial arts graduate tops women’s black belt rating

University of Derby Martial Arts graduate Charlie Foster Phillips has been rated the best female in the UK’s latest Tae Kwon Do black belt rankings. And she’s now using her skills to help students at Buxton and Leek College who are struggling with their academic work.


2 December 2016

Spa therapy products are good for students’ careers

Career prospects for University of Derby students are getting an invigorating boost from two leaders in the international spa industry.


24 November 2016

Derby students tap into hotel chain’s “talent pipeline”

University of Derby students aiming to be the hospitality industry’s managers of the future have been invited to join a “talent pipeline” set up by one of the largest hotel owners and managers in the UK and Ireland.


24 November 2016

University of Derby has role in expanding tourism industry in the Peak, says Minister

University of Derby students have a vital role to play in the Government’s plan to expand the Peak District’s tourism industry, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Karen Bradley has said.


23 November 2016

Derby Business School awards top performing students

Derby Business School has awarded its top performing students with Dean Awards at the beginning of this month


19 October 2016

Why banking and finance degrees are a great investment

Economics lecturer Eugene Michaels talks to the Independent on why banking and finance degrees are a great investment.


9 August 2016

Graduate’s prediction on town’s future is first class

The award-winning student, who picked up a first-class degree in Tourism, set up a website for visitors after recognising the potential of the town’s resurgence as a holiday resort – four years before the multi-million pound Crescent restoration project got the final seal of approval.


13 July 2016

Android technology brings Buxton’s past to life

Tourism students at the University of Derby have used Android technology to bring echoes from the past back to life in an audio tour of the Buxton campus.


7 July 2016

Town which is building a new future on its past

Spa town Buxton is celebrating the national Heritage Open Days festival by demonstrating how its past is poised to bring a better future.


24 June 2016

EU referendum Result – A Statement from the Vice-Chancellor

"The transition will take some time, during which we will remain committed to our values"


24 June 2016

EU referendum Result – A Statement from the Vice-Chancellor

"The transition will take some time, during which we will remain committed to our values"


2 June 2016

Day trip memories will help map future for Victorian resort

A University of Derby Tourism student is drawing on her childhood to give one of Britain’s most picturesque Victorian resorts a new image.


1 June 2016

University says goodbye to a legend

Colleagues said goodbye to a legendary figure in the UK culinary arts world when Rob Stordy retired from the University of Derby’s Hospitality teaching staff this week.


23 May 2016

Wellness walk is next step towards Buxton taking the lead in global health revolution

The town’s first Wellness Walk will take in Buxton’s heritage and architectural sights and showcase it as a wellness destination, while encouraging people to take control of their physical, emotional and mental health.


11 May 2016

AA Rosette puts Buxton at the top table for teaching restaurants

Passion and enthusiasm are two of the ingredients which have helped the University of Derby’s Fine Dining Restaurant in Buxton win the highest accolade of its kind – and get students jobs with the likes of Gordon Ramsay.


25 April 2016

Student work experience puts Jonah in the frame as a photographer

Jonah Jackson, a second year undergraduate on the BA (Hons) Events Management degree, has already had his work featuring indie-pop group Clean Bandit published and has also been offered accreditation from another band for press passes to more festivals.


20 April 2016

Award-winning Joel brings wealth of experience to new University role

An award-winning hotelier is to bring his skills and experience to the University of Derby’s operations at Buxton, Leek and Chesterfield.


15 April 2016

Industry experts share insights into future of digital marketing

The University of Derby is set to host ‘Marketing 2020’ for the second year running, led by industry experts focusing on digital marketing.


15 April 2016

Student hopes to win Oriental cookery contest with a fresh take on takeaways

Anthony is through to the final of the Wing Yip Oriental Chef of the Year Competition to be held on Wednesday (April 13) in Birmingham, with Michelin-starred chef Glyn Purnell as the main judge.


1 April 2016

University chef lecturer conquers with Alexander the Great statue made from margarine

Rob used pastry margarine to sculpt a statute of the legendary conqueror astride his horse Bucephalus to win Best in Class at The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) Salon Culinaire which tests the skills of the UK’s top university chefs