Category: Press

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In May 2016, the government created a task force to support more people with disabilities to gain access into apprenticeships. Jane Lowe, Head of Apprenticeships at the University of Derby, explores whether apprenticeship opportunities have improved for people with disabilities.

Professor Keith McLay of the University of Derby examines how the unusual prospect of MPs sitting on a Saturday has occurred throughout the history of Parliament.

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Dr Sarah Rawlinson, former Head of Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism at the University of Derby, investigates the new competitive socialising trend which could explain the changes in the ways in which we socialise.

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There is a silent danger that lingers on a building site. Yasuhiro Kotera, Academic Lead in Counselling, Psychotherapy and Psychology, explores the mental health challenges that construction workers face.

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Lisa Cherkassky, Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Derby, examines the use and history of diplomatic immunity, an issue at the heart of a fatal collision investigation.

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Professor Paul Elliott and doctoral researcher Mark Knight from the University of Derby make a case for expanding the National Forest to East Midlands cities.

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Professor Marc Cowling, Head of Research for the University of Derby's College of Business, Law and Social Sciences, reflects on the history of Bennetts and explores an emerging new chapter in the store's story.

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Dr Jenny Hallam and Dr Kay Owen of the University of Derby examine the impact of performance, dance and storytelling on child development.

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Professor Keith McLay, Pro Vice-Chancellor Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Education at the University of Derby, discusses how participants in the Brexit debate are choosing historical examples to support their judgements.

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David McGravie, Head of the School of Arts/Deputy Dean College of Arts, Humanities and Education at the University of Derby, reflects on the diversity international students bring to the UK and the challenges they face.