Latest events

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

Upcoming events

DaNES Insect Show 2016 Exhibition

Saturday, 29 October 2016 at 10.30 AM

DaNES (Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Entomological Society) returns to the University of Derby for their 2016 Insect Show.

Community Open Day (New Chesterfield Campus)

Saturday, 29 October 2016 at 1.00 PM

We’re opening up our brand new Chesterfield Campus, St Helena, to the public on Saturday 29th October from 1pm-4pm.

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!

HPV: Why men should be asking for the cervical cancer vaccination

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.

How to train like an elite athlete

Thursday, 10 November 2016 at 6.30 PM
Running until Thursday, 10 November 2016

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.

Tackling research in Zoos and Aquariums: How our new facility will address gaps in marine and freshwater research

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 at 6.30 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.

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.

An Evening with Claude Littner

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 at 6.30 PM

Join The Apprentice doyen Claude Littner as he talks about his book Single-Minded: My Life in Business.

Coffee and Careers

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 at 5.00 PM

This unique networking evening, held at our Kedleston Road site, will enable you to meet our accounting & finance and business students at a crucial stage in their studies.

Skills Test Prep Day: Numeracy

Saturday, 26 November 2016 at 9.00 AM

Need help with your Skills Test? We hold short course preparation days throughout the year, designed to help applicants who are applying to start on a teacher training course.

Forced Marriage: Film screening and panel discussion with Jasvinder Sanghera CBE

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 at 6.00 PM

The University of Derby hosts a special evening with one of its honorary graduates, Jasvinder Sanghera CBE.

Be your own best friend: how to be compassionate to yourself

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 at 6.00 PM

Wendy Wood, Head of Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Derby, will explain the importance of being kind to yourself.

Skills Test Prep Day: Literacy

Friday, 2 December 2016 at 4.00 PM

Need help with your Skills Test? We hold short course preparation days throughout the year, designed to help applicants who are applying to start on a teacher training course.

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

Making the Most of Social Media

Running until: at

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.

International Print Exchange 2016

Running until: Wednesday, 2 November 2016 at 5:00 PM

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.

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

Running until: Wednesday, 5 October 2016 at 5:00 PM

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