Why partner with us?

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Just a few of the reasons why you should partner with us:

 Top 20 University for Teaching Quality ** (Times/Sunday Times University League Table 2017)
£200 millionInvested in facilities **in the past 10 years
96of our students are employed or in further study**within six months of graduating (HESA 2016, graduating class over 2,000)

• Gold rated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) in the UK’s first ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) putting the University in the top 20% of all providers in the UK for the quality of its teaching 

(The TEF has been introduced by the UK Government to encourage and raise the profile of teaching excellence in universities and colleges, and is intended to help students choose where to study by providing clear information about teaching provision and student outcomes)

• 100% student satisfaction in the most recent NSS in: Fashion; Textile Design; Media Production; Child & Youth Studies; English; Sociology; Forensic Science

• Top 10 rankings for Fashion and Textiles, Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism, Journalism, Film Production and Photography

• Top 20 rankings for Law, Sports Science and Education

• Leading provider of online education (University of Derby Online) offering a range of university and professional qualifications

• Leading provider of teacher training in the country. OFSTED rated ‘Outstanding’ (2015)

• One of the leading HE providers of Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

Benefits of partnering with us:

1. We designate suitably qualified staff to oversee the management of our partnerships

2. Our staff (academic and professional services) visit partners on a regular basis to provide advice, support and staff development as required

3. We provide marketing support to our partners to help promote our programmes and partnership working

4. Partner staff are eligible to apply for University Accredited Lecturer status and are granted access to the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) from which they are able to access teaching and learning materials

5. Partner staff teaching on our programmes are entitled to a 20% discount off the full tuition fee if they choose to study one of our programmes themselves (either online or on-campus)

6. Partner staff have the opportunity to engage in our communities of practice (e.g. the Academic Practice Programme and the Ideas Factory)

7. Our academic staff will deliver guest lectures and seek to make collaborative research opportunities available to our partners

8. Partner staff are invited to attend key University events including our regular UK Partnership Forums (UK Partner Staff Only) and our annual Learning and Teaching Conference and Research Conference, which provide knowledge transfer, staff development and valuable networking opportunities

9. Our administration systems have been externally audited and are deemed to be sector leading

10. Our partnership fee structure is incentivised with fees reducing based on the number of university programme(s) a partner chooses to offer and the number of students recruited

11. Partner students are enrolled with the University and are granted access to the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) from which they are able to access teaching and learning materials

12. Partner students receive a University of Derby Award upon successful completion of their programme of study

13. Partner students have the option to attend the University of Derby graduation ceremonies