Latest events

Terrific talks, exciting events, eye-popping art - there's something for everyone. All open to the public.

Upcoming events

Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy for Shame & Self-Critical Difficulties

Monday, 3 October 2016 at 9.00 AM
Running until Wednesday, 5 October 2016

This workshop will introduce participants to the basic ideas and interventions used in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).

International Print Exchange 2016

Monday, 3 October 2016 at 11.00 AM
Running until Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Now in its eighth year the International Print Exchange is back and is expected to feature over 100 mini-prints by printmakers from all over the world.

Volcanoes and Global change?

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 at 5.00 PM

By Visiting Professor Tamsin Mather, University of Oxford

The Art and Science of Research interviews: Theory and Practice

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 at 10.00 AM

Participants will be introduced to the epistemology that underpins interviews that seek to co-create understanding of phenomena. The session covers various topics including interview schedule design, interviewing technique and collecting interview data with informed consent.

Making the Most of Social Media

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 at 5.00 PM

Employers use social media to recruit and check-up, business use it to promote themselves and mitigate mistakes. Our two experts will look at effective ways to promote individuals and businesses effectively and within ethical and legal guidelines.

Ladies Networking Event

Thursday, 20 October 2016 at 5.00 PM
Running until Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Come and be part of the largest ever ladies networking event.

The Geldards Debate

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 at 5.00 PM

In the current economic climate manufacturing is an important source of income and employment in the UK as a whole and to the East Midlands region in particular.

Volunteering Fair

Wednesday, 2 November 2016 at 10.00 AM
Running until Thursday, 3 November 2016

Our annual Volunteering Fair hosts 40 local and national charities / not-for-profit organisations each day promoting their volunteering opportunities. Volunteering helps you develop the skills and experience employers want, while you get to benefit communities and have fun!

The Science of HPV By Dr Gillian Knight

Wednesday, 2 November 2016 at 5.30 PM

Our Head of Biomedical Sciences and Public Health, Dr Gill Knight will introduce what HPV is, plus the lifestyle factors which could increase the chance of developing the virus.

UK Young Artists National Festival: Derby 2016

Thursday, 3 November 2016 at 9.00 AM
Running until Thursday, 22 December 2016

UK Young Artists’ presents its 4th biennial, enabling the public to encounter the work of these talented practitioners across Derby city centre venues, some for the very first time.

Our Aquatic Research Facility: A new Initiative tackling research in Zoos and Aquariums

Saturday, 5 November 2016 at 6.00 PM

Come and discover how our staff, students and partner organisations (including SeaLife) will be using their new Aquatic Research Facility and research initiative to address real world issues.

How to train like an elite athlete

Thursday, 10 November 2016 at 6.00 PM

What does it take to become an elite athlete? Join us for a panel discussion with professional athletes, where we explore the physical and mental challenges they face. Followed by a tour of the University's Human Performance Unit.

Network of Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 at 5.00 PM

Join us for our upcoming Network of Entrepreneurs event, set up to create links and bonds between entrepreneurs and University of Derby students that have an entrepreneurial streak and might want to start a business.

Open Studios & Artisan Fair

Friday, 18 November 2016 at 5.00 PM
Running until Sunday, 20 November 2016

For one weekend a year Banks Mill Studios opens its doors for the public to come in and see how our artists, designers and makers create their unique products and designs.

Intro to Quantitative Research Methods using SPSS

Monday, 21 November 2016 at 9.00 AM
Running until Tuesday, 22 November 2016

This 2 day introductory course will enable delegates to improve their understanding of quantitative data and basic statistical analyses.

An Evening with Richard Gerver

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 at 6.30 PM

Join Richard Gerver, best-selling author and international speaker, for this provocative, entertaining and thought-provoking look at the very human aspects of self-leadership, change and success.

Carol Service

Wednesday, 7 December 2016 at 2.30 PM

Come and sing traditional carols with a brass band, and be inspired anew by the Christmas message!

What's still currently running


Pro Beauty North 2016

Running until: Monday, 19 September 2016 at 5:00 PM

We're exhibiting at the Professional Beauty Exhibition at Manchester Central, where you can find out more about our courses in Spa and Wellness Management.


Nature Connections Exhibition

Running until: Friday, 7 October 2016 at 4:00 PM

This exhibition is curated from artists in and associated with the College of Arts, at the University of Derby, who has works linked to the themes of nature, landscape and the natural properties of the environment.


Journey into the Blue

Running until: Friday, 30 September 2016 at 3:00 PM

This solo exhibition at Banks Mill Studios by artist Mandy Kay. Her paintings are inspired by the effects that the natural elements have upon sea and landscape subjects, which change so readily; one moment blue, the next green or from orange to red to encapsulate imagination and reality.