Buxton Campus Latest News

16 February 2017

Live long and prosper in Buxton’s Blue Zone

Buxton could be one of the world’s fabled “Blue Zones” – oases of health and happiness where people live to ripe old ages – if the town takes up a challenge by the University of Derby.

14 February 2017

Holidays should be a right – not just a privilege, tourism conference is told

Being able to go away on holiday should be a right and not just a privilege, the University of Derby’s Spa, Tourism and Wellness Conference heard today (February 13).

9 February 2017

You’re hired! Emily gets through to events industry’s Apprentice-style contest

Michelle Obama, Kanye West and Claudio Ranieri have all played a part in winning University of Derby student, Emily Evans, a place in the UK events industry’s top talent competition.

9 February 2017

Bands of the future roll back the years to Buxton’s rock hey-days

A University of Derby student is bringing back Buxton’s hey-days as a cutting edge rock festival venue with a line-up in the Dome led by an up-and-coming Liverpool band.

31 January 2017

University helps close gap in mental health provision for young people

A grant from the University of Derby’s Community Fund will support a Derbyshire charity as it tries to bridge a gap in NHS funding which has left a growing number of adolescents facing mental health issues without professional help.

31 January 2017

Grant gives adults a second chance at literacy

A grant from the University of Derby’s Community Fund will buy specialist books to help give adults who missed out at school a second chance to learn to read.

31 January 2017

Grant will help Rotary Club find youth leaders of the future

Buxton Rotary Club will use a £450 grant from the University of Derby’s Community Fund to turn young people in to the leaders of the future.

31 January 2017

No strings attached to University’s grant for puppet group

Derbyshire puppet company Funny Wonders will develop new creative workshops to take into local schools thanks to a grant from the University of Derby’s Community Fund.

24 August 2016

Secrets behind theatrical legacy of Buxton to be revealed at special heritage event

The history of theatre in Buxton over the past 200 years will be revealed at a special heritage event next month.

24 August 2016

Secrets behind theatrical legacy of Buxton to be revealed at special heritage event

The history of theatre in Buxton over the past 200 years will be revealed at a special heritage event next month.

23 August 2016

Martial artist and lecturer to take on 100 opponents to raise funds for ex-servicemen

University of Derby martial artist Charles Spring is helping to give injured ex-service personnel a fighting chance in civilian life – by taking on 100 opponents one after the other.

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.

3 August 2016

Cash for Chesterfield community projects

Grants of up to £2,500 for local projects are just part of the University of Derby’s commitment to becoming an integral part of the community as it prepares to open its new campus on Sheffield Road, a meeting heard last week.

19 July 2016

10 Years Celebration

Buxton celebrated ten years of success as a university town on Wednesday – and was promised that the next decade would bring even more exciting developments.

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"

8 June 2016

International conference showcases Buxton

Buxton was chosen as “the quintessential English town” to host an international conference this week, bringing a boost of more than £100,000 to the local economy.

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.

29 April 2016

Students put the fun into football

Students from the University of Derby put the fun into football for High Peak school children with special needs last week.

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

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.

11 April 2016

Can Rev Tony rev up the Rams?

The only trouble is that they’re all there to watch Derby County, where Tony is the Club Chaplain, one of a growing number of soccer chaplains who are now important members of the team on the professional football scene.

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

23 March 2016

Diners get chance to eat second helpings in the dark at University of Derby

Feedback from foodies has led students at the University of Derby to serve up second helpings of a “weird and wonderful” dining experience on 20 April.

22 March 2016

Derby student beats events professionals to reach industry contest final

A University of Derby student is through to the finals of the UK’s top events management contest, beating entries from experienced industry professionals thanks to an idea for a project written as a piece of homework.

14 March 2016

Buxton becomes the main event for £39 billion UK industry

Buxton will become the focus of the nation’s £39 billion events management industry in July when the University of Derby hosts a conference about how Britain trains its leaders of the future.

4 March 2016

Chef lecturer Rob joins the hotel Olympians

Rob Stordy has been chosen as a judge for the International Salon Culinaire at Hotelympia, the UK’s largest food service and hospitality event.

3 March 2016

Derby students aim to crown their work with gold

Three University of Derby students have won a place at the final of the UK catering industry’s most prestigious competition – the Toque d’Or.

2 March 2016

Buxton’s spa sparkles as best in UK

Buxton’s Devonshire Spa at the University of Derby Buxton Campus has been named the best day spa in the country, beating some of the most luxurious day spas in the country including the Urban Retreat at Harrods in a nationwide competition on Sunday.

25 February 2016

Employment Day is just the job for students

Employers from some of the top names in the leisure industry arrived in Buxton to meet their chefs, spa therapists and managers of the future at the University of Derby’s Industry Networking Day.

25 February 2016

Equality among all road-users will bring safety, efficiency and prosperity, says campaigner Martin Cassini

It’s no accident there are so many crashes on Britain’s roads – danger is designed into the system, Martin Cassini will say in the next public lecture at the University of Derby’s Buxton Campus.

12 February 2016

University looks at why the ‘dark side’ is a force to be reckoned with in tourism

Growing numbers of tourists are defying the sun-seeker image of holiday-making by deliberately searching for the dark side of travel destinations, say University of Derby academics.

2 February 2016

Students plan the future of famous Derbyshire tourist resort

Tourism students are working on a research project alongside Matlock Bath Parish Council to develop a plan to help the famous Derbyshire resort refresh its image and boost its economy.

5 January 2016

Accessibility is key for European business growth, says Tourism lecturer

Hotels are turning away valuable business because they don’t understand how important accessibility is in today’s tourism industry, University of Derby Senior Lecturer Eleni Michopoulou said in her keynote speech at the annual Tourism for All Conference in Portugal.