Category: Press

Peter Wiltshier, Lecturer in Tourism and Spa at the University of Derby, explains what religious tourism is and why it is so important.

Dana Abu Omar, PhD research student at the University of Derby, discusses the debate around the scientific value of dyslexia as a diagnosis.

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Professor Keith McLay, Pro Vice-Chancellor Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities & Education, reflects on his recent trip to Hong Kong's SPARK Festival of Creativity.


Dr Stuart Archer, Researcher Developer at the University of Derby, looks at why academics need to communicate their research and why academic writing is so important.

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Postgraduate research student Kiran Singh discusses the creation of the University's Decolonisation and Literature Network, why it is important to decolonise the literary canon, and the value of hearing from different voices.

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Professor Keith McLay, Pro Vice-Chancellor Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities & Education, writes about Brexit and the power of language.

John Crossley and Dr Mark Hall of the University of Derby discuss the importance of valuing the cultural heritage of the Lower Derwent Valley.

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Dr Fred Paterson, the University of Derby's project lead for the Low Carbon Business Network, looks at how meeting the Clean Growth challenge will help us take advantage of global changes to improve people's lives and the country's productivity.

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The 'future of mobility' strand of the government's Industrial Strategy is driving a profound change in how we move people, goods and services around our towns and cities. Professor Warren Manning looks at the momentum the strategy could provide for innovation in the way we do business.

Meeting the needs of an ageing society is one of four 'grand challenges' identified in the government's Industrial Strategy to help create an economy that works for everyone. With the UK population ageing, Dan Garner, Programme Leader in Product Design Engineering at the University of Derby, looks at how technology and design are helping older people lead independent and fulfilling lives.