About the Chesterfield Campus

Image of St Helena building In autumn 2016, the University of Derby will open the doors to its new campus in Chesterfield

Our current Chesterfield Campus is located at the Chamber of Commerce building and is home to our nationally recognised Adult Nursing degrees and Mentoring in Practice modules.

In autumn 2016, the University of Derby will open the doors to our new campus at the St Helena building, formerly Chesterfield Girls High School. Built in 1845 from local stone, this striking Grade II listed building is to be transformed to provide state of the art, world class university facilities that will inspire future generations of Health and Social Care, Business, Engineering and IT students.

Facilities will include teaching rooms, IT suites, a clinical skills suite, NHS-standard six bed mock ward and an immersive simulation suite to represent a range of working environments. This substantial investment in real world learning reflects the University of Derby’s commitment to providing relevant and highly personal education. Like the building’s original founders did, the new Chesterfield Campus will pioneer learning and infuse social and financial benefits in the region and beyond.

With its historic past as the heart of industrial England, Chesterfield is still a hub of commercial and industrial activity with opportunities for work placements and local networking. The new Chesterfield Campus provides exciting opportunities to build on the existing working relationships with Chesterfield Royal Hospital and North Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Hardwick CCG to become a centre of excellence in Healthcare studies in the UK.

Contributing over £240m to the regional and wider economy and employing nearly 2,000 people, the University of Derby provides far-reaching impact and support. The opening of the new Chesterfield Campus, bringing the benefits of a university to the market town of Chesterfield, is an exciting prospect for everyone.

The University’s new Chesterfield Campus has received investment from partners including £3.48million from the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (promoting economic growth across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire).

Funding and support from the European Regional Development Fund is contributing to the costs of equipment and support of the Innovation Centre at the Chesterfield Campus, which will support innovation and business growth (as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in the D2N2 area).


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