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At Derby, our research interests include crime psychology and justice, long Covid, biomedical and exercise science, creative industries, zero carbon, nature connectedness, and climate change and aquatics, including coral reef restoration. Find out more at our Open Day.

1stUniversity Housing (UK and Ireland)**Global Student Living Awards 2022
Top20in the UK for teaching quality**The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024
1stUniversity of the Year**UK Social Mobility Awards 2020
Top20in the UK for overall student satisfaction**Complete University Guide 2024
Top20%for a range of subjects**The Guardian University Guide 2023
Top20for assessment and feedback**National Student Survey 2023

Innovation and research

We are an applied research University that places research at the heart of our curriculum, demonstrates positive impacts for society and works with industry to drive business growth.

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Open Days

The best way to find out if studying at Derby is right for you is to come to an Open Day. Get a feel for the city and campus, tour our first-class facilities and see where you could be living.

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Undergraduate prospectus 2024 out now - the future is you

Order your compact print version for a quick guide to studying at Derby. Or opt for our fully digital prospectus, tailored to your interests and delivered direct to your inbox.

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Why the turtle?

You may have noticed that the University of Derby turtle appears in many of our adverts around the world. But do you know why?

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Our latest news

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A new state-of-the-art facility for computing students has opened at the University of Derby’s Enterprise Centre. The facility is the first site of the new East Midlands Institute of Technology (EM IoT) to open and will support teaching in a range of digital and engineering subjects, such as computer games animation, design engineering and mechatronics.

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A pioneering new drug delivery system which could have the potential to prevent and treat chronic liver disease, among other applications, is being developed by Cell Guidance Systems in Cambridge in collaboration with the University of Derby.

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Goldbox Productions, a video production company started by four enterprising University of Derby graduates, has signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement with the University.