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22 February 2017

Hospitality industry can have a say on shaping future talent

Industry has the chance to influence how its leaders of the future are trained as the University of Derby steps up its links with hospitality, tourism, spa and events management businesses.


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.


9 February 2017

University hosts ‘An Evening with Richard Gerver’

International speaker and University of Derby honorand Richard Gerver will return to the University to talk about his career and his latest book on March 21, 2017.


8 February 2017

University asks: Who cares for the carers?

Derbyshire’s army of unpaid carers will get the chance to share their experiences at a special event at the University of Derby’s Chesterfield Campus on March 1.


8 February 2017

Choir hits the right note ahead of International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (IWD) Derby has received a grant from the University of Derby Community Fund to aid the Normanton Women’s Choir project ahead of the (IWD) festival.


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.


9 January 2017

Derby Holocaust survivor to tell his story at special event

One of the last surviving holocaust survivors, Bernard Grunberg, will be visiting the University Derby to recount how he fled a Fascist led Germany.


2 December 2016

Women’s rights advocate returns to University to head up discussion on forced marriage

The University of Derby hosted a panel discussion with Jasvinder Sanghera CBE and guests, which began with a screening of the Channel 4 documentary ‘Forced Marriage Cops’.


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.


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"