Category: Press

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The Covid-19 pandemic has kept us apart from our friends and family, but many people have found comfort in unusual places. One of them is singing together. Dr Yoon Irons, Research Fellow at the University of Derby, explores why singing has helped some many people and what benefits it can offer.

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This month marks the anniversary of the creation of the Peak National Park in 1951, the first British national park to be established in the wake of the Second World War. Paul Elliott, Professor of Modern History at the University of Derby, looks at the impact that the park’s establishment and existence have had on its communities and the nation as a whole over the past seven decades.

Dr Sophie Williams, Academic Lead in Psychology at the University of Derby, looks at the reason why pregnant women have been excluded from clinical trials for the Covid-19 vaccine and the history behind the decision. 

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Dr Caroline Harvey and Dr Frances Maratos explore the impact of the pandemic on group working.

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For World Book Day, Creative Writing and Publishing academics from the University of Derby share their memories of books from their childhood, or which remind them of being children.

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Dr Koushik Das Sarma, Programme Facilitator for the Small Business Leadership Programme (SBLP) at the University of Derby, explores how business resilience feeds into business strategy, and draws on some of the questions and feedback he has heard from SME leaders currently on the programme.

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Dr Gary Wright, Senior Researcher in Low Carbon Technology at the University of Derby, looks at how businesses will play a big part in the UK's commitment to making a ‘net zero’ contribution to the world’s carbon emissions by 2050 and explains the ingenious ways that firms here in Derbyshire can reduce the environmental impact of their operations and cut their costs.

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As the University of Derby marks National Apprenticeship Week 2021 (8-14 February), Andy Dowling, Apprenticeships Business Development Manager at the University, explores why a blend of 'off' and 'on the job' training is proving to be a winning formula for students and businesses alike.

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What have we learned from the plethora of data being used to analyse and plan the response to the Covid-19 pandemic? Richard J Self, Senior Lecturer in Governance of Advanced and Emerging Technologies, argues that one thing it has taught us is to question whether the model being used to collate information is the right one, in the right context, for its data to be trusted.

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Parminder Johal, Head of Discipline for Accounting and Finance, and Richard Maksymowicz, Associate Lecturer, both at the University of Derby, discuss online retailers taking on high street brands and explore the impact Covid-19 is having on long-standing retailers.