Student success

Celebrating our students

At the University of Derby, we are proud of all of our students and we always enjoy celebrating their success, whether it is winning individual or team awards and accolades, or in their achievements and progress during their time with us.

More than 2,000 students attended our first ever Virtual Summer Celebration, arranged for those graduating in 2020 during the coronavirus lockdown. The event had over 20,000 views, with people from 42 countries either tuning in live or watching the event on demand.

This section includes just some of our students' success stories, which are even more inspiring given what a challenging year it has been.

iconWinner of the Wellbeing Award at National Societies and Volunteering Awards**The Derby Occupational Therapy Student Society (DOTS)
iconWinner of Apprentice of the Year in the Computing Rising Stars Awards**Matthew Hales
iconWinner in 'Best in Brief (Pops)' category at NAHEMI Kodak Commercial Awards**Omar Soomro
iconTwo students secured scholarships for the University’s Football Journalism course
iconResearch paper on sea-shells published by Derby students
icon'Undergraduate of the Year' in TPi Magazine’s Breakthrough Talent Awards**Owen McIlreavy

College of Arts, Humanities and Education

College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

College of Health, Psychology and Social Care

College of Science and Engineering

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A student takes in the view at Thorpe Cloud, Derbyshire

Meet our inspiring students

All of our students have a story to tell. Six of them have shared their journey with us, explaining how they have benefited from their time at the University.

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