We have one simple promise – to make a positive impact. Through our ground-breaking research, teaching excellence and commitment to sustainable living, we are changing lives for the better.

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1stUniversity Housing (UK and Ireland)**Global Student Living Awards 2023
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
Logo for TEF Gold 2023 We have been awarded Gold in the prestigious Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023 Read more about our TEF Gold AwardRead more about our TEF Gold Award


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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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Our latest news

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Students and graduates from the University of Derby have been blazing a trail for equality in the film industry, working with Academy Award-winning film director John Stephenson and female trio Remember Monday on their new music video, released this week.

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Researchers at the University of Derby are working with Moors for the Future Partnership on a major long-term study into the effectiveness of different approaches to peatland restoration in the Peak District.  

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Using compassionate mind training as a wellbeing intervention for school pupils could be successful in supporting child mental health, according to new research by the University of Derby.