Community Engagement

Fun Day Derby County
Fun Day

Widening Participation

Education is an important driver of social mobility and Derby has a strong track record in widening participation in higher education. Nearly 20% of our full-time first degree undergraduates are from the lowest higher education participation neighbourhoods and are often the first member of their family to go to university.

UK-domiciled black and minority ethnic (BME) students make up 19.6% of our undergraduate body and 97% of our undergraduates are from state school backgrounds.

Family Fun Day

Record numbers attended our annual Family Fun Day this year, which once again proved to be a popular local attraction. Around 5,000 people attended the free pirate-themed event.

Each year our academic teams organise fun activities for all the family, which this year included: a robotics challenge, forensic crime scene investigation, 3D printing, telescope building and map making.

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