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5 January 2016

Students hear how Rolls-Royce engines are delivering cuts in carbon emissions

Rolls-Royce aero engines once saved the world – now they’re helping to save the planet, University of Derby Tourism students heard on a trip to the iconic engineering company.

2 December 2015

University and Opera House brings the best in classical music to Buxton

A partnership between the University of Derby and Buxton Opera House made the town a temporary home to a world-class orchestra and put the spotlight on the ever-increasing role of culture in the local economy.

8 December 2015

Ambassador impressed by University of Derby student welcome

University of Derby students who hosted a dinner for a Taiwanese trade delegation also helped to put more business on the table for UK companies.

7 December 2015

Light of hope in darkness of domestic violence

University of Derby students have been praised for helping to raise awareness of a crime which claims the lives of two women each week across England and Wales.

2 December 2015

Harriet’s degree helps find dream job

A Buxton woman who used her degree to find her dream job even before she graduated was praised by the University of Derby’s new Vice-Chancellor at Saturday’s Graduation Awards Ceremony in the Devonshire Dome.

25 November 2015

Students bring Christmas cheer to Buxton children

Students at the University of Derby are appealing to local people and businesses to play Father Christmas by donating presents for a festive party which they are organising for Buxton children.

25 November 2015

Battle to save historic Derbyshire mill to be discussed at University public lecture

The fight to save a mill complex in Derbyshire which changed world history is the subject of a University of Derby public lecture next month.

15 June 2015

University’s strength adds to Chesterfield’s blossoming economy

Chesterfield’s resurgent economy will get a further boost when the new University of Derby campus opens in the former St Helena’s Grammar School on Sheffield Road next year, business leaders heard last week.

9 September 2015

University contributes 500 jobs and £32 million a year to Buxton economy

Five hundred jobs are supported by the £32 million worth of spending generated each year by the University of Derby’s Buxton Campus, an economic impact report commissioned to mark the institution’s ten years in the town has revealed.

16 October 2015

A University made in Chesterfield

Engineering for the future is the theme of a talk in the Made in Chesterfield series on November 5 when the University of Derby outlines to business leaders plans for its new campus in the town.

9 September 2015

University contributes 500 jobs and £32 million a year to Buxton economy

Five hundred jobs are supported by the £32 million worth of spending generated each year by the University of Derby’s Buxton Campus, an economic impact report commissioned to mark the institution’s ten years in the town has revealed.

2 November 2015

Lauren makes couple’s dreams come true on that big day

One-to-one teaching at the University of Derby helped make Lauren Hubbard’s dream of a career in events management come true – and now she’s using the skills she learned to make the same thing happen for couples at a major Midlands wedding venue.

14 October 2015

A billion reasons to make tourism your career

Tourists worldwide spent a billion nights in holiday accommodation for the first time last year, making the industry an attractive career for young people, consultant Jim Dixon told a packed University of Derby public lecture at the Buxton Campus.

13 October 2015

Spa leaders from around the world focus on Buxton

Buxton takes centre stage in the international spa industry this month after a record number of delegates was confirmed for the University of Derby’s Spa and Wellness Conference

13 October 2015

Athletics team with no track win national award for record in helping youngsters

The UK Young Adventurers Awards 2015 were held to recognise youngsters who excel at adventure sports and push boundaries to reach their potential.

12 October 2015

Poverty is your next door neighbour

Poverty in the High Peak is an everyday tragedy being played out in a house near you no matter where you live campaigners warned at a seminar on pay-day loans organised by the Church of England at the University of Derby’s Buxton Campus.

6 October 2015

Who dares, dines in the dark

Specialist restaurants in London, Paris and Dubai have set the trend for dining in the dark, but this is the first time it has been tried in Buxton. Enthusiasts say that not being able to see adds extra flavour to a meal as this intensifies their sense of taste and smell

11 September 2015

Charles books his place in martial arts hall of fame

University of Derby sports lecturer Charles Spring has taken his place among Olympians, world champions and the man who taught Elvis Presley to fight after being inducted into the Martial Arts Illustrated magazine’s Hall of Fame.

10 September 2015

Buxton’s spa sparkles as one of best in UK

Buxton’s Devonshire Spa at the University of Derby Buxton Campus is one of the top five day spas in the country, according to the shortlist for a nationwide competition which puts it in the same league as the Urban Retreat at Harrods.

26 August 2015

National tourism institute says Sarah will go far

A University of Derby student has won a national award presented on behalf of the woman they called the “Grand Dame of Travel.”

30 July 2015

Claridge’s customers go wild for chef Andy’s food

University of Derby graduate Andy Bright has secured a job at top London hotel Claridge’s where clients are going wild for a taste of the country in the heart of the city.

12 August 2015

Buxton people are warmer than the weather, Koreans tell Mayor Stewart

The Koreans were given an insight into British public life by High Peak Mayor, Councillor Stewart Young, a tour of Chatsworth, a visit to Manchester’s art galleries and museums, a talk by Buxton police and a taste of British justice by visiting the town’s magistrates court.

4 August 2015

Buxton on the road to becoming dementia-friendly town

Buxton took the first step towards becoming a dementia-friendly town after 30 representatives of organisations ranging from the NHS and law firms to local retailers and churches met at the University of Derby’s Buxton Campus.

7 July 2015

University staff cycle from Buxton to Derby to raise money for the Colin Bloomfield Melanoma Appeal

65 staff from the University of Derby took part in the annual Buxton to Derby bike ride last Friday (July 3), to raise money for the Colin Bloomfield Melanoma Appeal.

17 June 2015

University students help raise money to save Derbyshire’s children from life-threatening illness

University of Derby students are helping a Derbyshire schoolboy achieve his dream of repaying Sheffield Children’s Hospital for its life-saving treatment by holding a fundraising ball at their historic Devonshire Dome campus in Buxton.

15 June 2015

University’s strength adds to Chesterfield’s blossoming economy

Chesterfield’s resurgent economy will get a further boost when the new University of Derby campus opens in the former St Helena’s Grammar School on Sheffield Road next year, business leaders heard last week.

20 May 2015

Daniel gets on his bike to help disaster victims

University of Derby events team member Daniel Nichols got on his bike to help disaster victims across the world by cycling 300 miles from London to Paris.

23 June 2015

Charity seeks to make Buxton a dementia-friendly town

How Buxton can improve the lives of locals and visitors who live with dementia - while boosting businesses and saving NHS cash at the same time - will be revealed at a meeting in the University of Derby’s Buxton campus on July 28.

23 April 2015

Education is game-changer in the fight against poverty, says Christian Aid Chief

Education is often the game-changer when it comes to fighting poverty, Loretta Minghella OBE, Chief Executive of Christian Aid, told an audience at the University of Derby’s Buxton campus.

5 February 2015

Health is wealth, students tell Euro judges

Three students at the Buxton Campus of the University of Derby are to face a Dragon’s Den style panel of experts in a competition to find the most daring young entrepreneurs in Europe.

22 February 2016

Tourism students get to work on holiday-maker survey for Matlock Bath

Matlock Bath is planning to gain a bigger share of the £1.9 billion which tourists spend in Derbyshire each year thanks to a research project launched by University of Derby tourism students recently.

5 January 2016

Accessibility is key for European business growth, says Tourism lecturer

Hotels are turning away valuable business because they don’t understand how important accessibility is in today’s tourism industry, University of Derby Senior Lecturer Eleni Michopoulou said in her keynote speech at the annual Tourism for All Conference in Portugal.

31 October 2016

Champagne is perfect with fish and chips, chefs of the future learn

University of Derby students toasted the Entente Cordiale with something the Brits and French always agree on: Champagne!

15 December 2016

University Carol Service boosts Syrian aid convoy

Aid collected at a carol service hosted by the University of Derby’s Buxton Campus would be on its way to refugees in Syria within days, the audience at the event was told.

23 August 2016

Martial artist and lecturer to take on 100 opponents to raise funds for ex-servicemen

University of Derby martial artist Charles Spring is helping to give injured ex-service personnel a fighting chance in civilian life – by taking on 100 opponents one after the other.

7 July 2016

Town which is building a new future on its past

Spa town Buxton is celebrating the national Heritage Open Days festival by demonstrating how its past is poised to bring a better future.

24 June 2016

EU referendum Result – A Statement from the Vice-Chancellor

"The transition will take some time, during which we will remain committed to our values"

3 August 2016

Cash for Chesterfield community projects

Grants of up to £2,500 for local projects are just part of the University of Derby’s commitment to becoming an integral part of the community as it prepares to open its new campus on Sheffield Road, a meeting heard last week.

9 August 2016

Graduate’s prediction on town’s future is first class

The award-winning student, who picked up a first-class degree in Tourism, set up a website for visitors after recognising the potential of the town’s resurgence as a holiday resort – four years before the multi-million pound Crescent restoration project got the final seal of approval.

19 July 2016

10 Years Celebration

Buxton celebrated ten years of success as a university town on Wednesday – and was promised that the next decade would bring even more exciting developments.

8 June 2016

International conference showcases Buxton

Buxton was chosen as “the quintessential English town” to host an international conference this week, bringing a boost of more than £100,000 to the local economy.

2 June 2016

Day trip memories will help map future for Victorian resort

A University of Derby Tourism student is drawing on her childhood to give one of Britain’s most picturesque Victorian resorts a new image.

1 June 2016

University says goodbye to a legend

Colleagues said goodbye to a legendary figure in the UK culinary arts world when Rob Stordy retired from the University of Derby’s Hospitality teaching staff this week.

23 May 2016

Wellness walk is next step towards Buxton taking the lead in global health revolution

The town’s first Wellness Walk will take in Buxton’s heritage and architectural sights and showcase it as a wellness destination, while encouraging people to take control of their physical, emotional and mental health.

11 May 2016

AA Rosette puts Buxton at the top table for teaching restaurants

Passion and enthusiasm are two of the ingredients which have helped the University of Derby’s Fine Dining Restaurant in Buxton win the highest accolade of its kind – and get students jobs with the likes of Gordon Ramsay.

29 April 2016

Students put the fun into football

Students from the University of Derby put the fun into football for High Peak school children with special needs last week.

25 April 2016

Student work experience puts Jonah in the frame as a photographer

Jonah Jackson, a second year undergraduate on the BA (Hons) Events Management degree, has already had his work featuring indie-pop group Clean Bandit published and has also been offered accreditation from another band for press passes to more festivals.

20 April 2016

Award-winning Joel brings wealth of experience to new University role

An award-winning hotelier is to bring his skills and experience to the University of Derby’s operations at Buxton, Leek and Chesterfield.

15 April 2016

Student hopes to win Oriental cookery contest with a fresh take on takeaways

Anthony is through to the final of the Wing Yip Oriental Chef of the Year Competition to be held on Wednesday (April 13) in Birmingham, with Michelin-starred chef Glyn Purnell as the main judge.

11 April 2016

Can Rev Tony rev up the Rams?

The only trouble is that they’re all there to watch Derby County, where Tony is the Club Chaplain, one of a growing number of soccer chaplains who are now important members of the team on the professional football scene.

23 March 2016

Diners get chance to eat second helpings in the dark at University of Derby

Feedback from foodies has led students at the University of Derby to serve up second helpings of a “weird and wonderful” dining experience on 20 April.

22 March 2016

Derby student beats events professionals to reach industry contest final

A University of Derby student is through to the finals of the UK’s top events management contest, beating entries from experienced industry professionals thanks to an idea for a project written as a piece of homework.

3 March 2016

Derby students aim to crown their work with gold

Three University of Derby students have won a place at the final of the UK catering industry’s most prestigious competition – the Toque d’Or.

4 March 2016

Chef lecturer Rob joins the hotel Olympians

Rob Stordy has been chosen as a judge for the International Salon Culinaire at Hotelympia, the UK’s largest food service and hospitality event.

14 March 2016

Buxton becomes the main event for £39 billion UK industry

Buxton will become the focus of the nation’s £39 billion events management industry in July when the University of Derby hosts a conference about how Britain trains its leaders of the future.

24 June 2016

EU referendum Result – A Statement from the Vice-Chancellor

"The transition will take some time, during which we will remain committed to our values"

1 April 2016

University chef lecturer conquers with Alexander the Great statue made from margarine

Rob used pastry margarine to sculpt a statute of the legendary conqueror astride his horse Bucephalus to win Best in Class at The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) Salon Culinaire which tests the skills of the UK’s top university chefs

2 February 2016

Students plan the future of famous Derbyshire tourist resort

Tourism students are working on a research project alongside Matlock Bath Parish Council to develop a plan to help the famous Derbyshire resort refresh its image and boost its economy.

5 January 2016

Accessibility is key for European business growth, says Tourism lecturer

Hotels are turning away valuable business because they don’t understand how important accessibility is in today’s tourism industry, University of Derby Senior Lecturer Eleni Michopoulou said in her keynote speech at the annual Tourism for All Conference in Portugal.

2 March 2016

Buxton’s spa sparkles as best in UK

Buxton’s Devonshire Spa at the University of Derby Buxton Campus has been named the best day spa in the country, beating some of the most luxurious day spas in the country including the Urban Retreat at Harrods in a nationwide competition on Sunday.

25 February 2016

Equality among all road-users will bring safety, efficiency and prosperity, says campaigner Martin Cassini

It’s no accident there are so many crashes on Britain’s roads – danger is designed into the system, Martin Cassini will say in the next public lecture at the University of Derby’s Buxton Campus.

25 February 2016

Employment Day is just the job for students

Employers from some of the top names in the leisure industry arrived in Buxton to meet their chefs, spa therapists and managers of the future at the University of Derby’s Industry Networking Day.

24 August 2016

Secrets behind theatrical legacy of Buxton to be revealed at special heritage event

The history of theatre in Buxton over the past 200 years will be revealed at a special heritage event next month.

12 February 2016

University looks at why the ‘dark side’ is a force to be reckoned with in tourism

Growing numbers of tourists are defying the sun-seeker image of holiday-making by deliberately searching for the dark side of travel destinations, say University of Derby academics.

26 September 2016

New drama as King Lear is diagnosed with dementia

Our project solved the mystery of King Lear's illness and resulted in a literally dramatic new way of looking at dementia