Alumni and Honorands


Whilst their time at the University of Derby may have come to an end, our alumni will always be part of the Derby community and we continue to support them in the years following their graduation.

If you visited the city between 9 June and 23 July then you may have seen ‘Poppies: Weeping Window’, the stunning display of thousands of red ceramic poppies cascading down from the historic Silk Mill. These were from the installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Sea of Red’, a display of 888,246 poppies at the Tower of London in 2014, created by artist, and Derby alumnus, Paul Cummins CBE (BA Craft, 2010), and designer Tom Piper, as a national commemoration of the First World War.

Read more about our the successes of our Alumni how we are continuing to support them in our Annual Review.


Each year the University of Derby confers a number of honorary awards on individuals in recognition of outstanding achievement or service.

List of honorands

Graduation honorands