6 March 2017

Pastry expert helps students join the upper crust of patisserie chefs

Renowned pastry chef Mick Burke has shown University of Derby Culinary Arts students how to give customers at Michelin-starred restaurants their just desserts.

6 March 2017

Spa pioneer returns to University to seek managers of the future

Stephanie Duchak, who was in the first cohort to graduate in 2005 from the University’s pioneering Spa management course, came back for an Industry Networking Day to pick out the stars of the future as employees at the award-winning Manchester Bali Health Lounge, which she manages.

16 February 2017

Live long and prosper in Buxton’s Blue Zone

Buxton could be one of the world’s fabled “Blue Zones” – oases of health and happiness where people live to ripe old ages – if the town takes up a challenge by the University of Derby.

8 March 2017

Spa student set to hit the headlines

A University of Derby International Spa Management student is to get the chance to go undercover with one of the industry’s “spa spies”.

9 February 2017

You’re hired! Emily gets through to events industry’s Apprentice-style contest

Michelle Obama, Kanye West and Claudio Ranieri have all played a part in winning University of Derby student, Emily Evans, a place in the UK events industry’s top talent competition.

9 February 2017

Bands of the future roll back the years to Buxton’s rock hey-days

A University of Derby student is bringing back Buxton’s hey-days as a cutting edge rock festival venue with a line-up in the Dome led by an up-and-coming Liverpool band.

31 January 2017

University helps close gap in mental health provision for young people

A grant from the University of Derby’s Community Fund will support a Derbyshire charity as it tries to bridge a gap in NHS funding which has left a growing number of adolescents facing mental health issues without professional help.

31 January 2017

No strings attached to University’s grant for puppet group

Derbyshire puppet company Funny Wonders will develop new creative workshops to take into local schools thanks to a grant from the University of Derby’s Community Fund.

31 January 2017

Grant will help Rotary Club find youth leaders of the future

Buxton Rotary Club will use a £450 grant from the University of Derby’s Community Fund to turn young people in to the leaders of the future.

31 January 2017

Grant gives adults a second chance at literacy

A grant from the University of Derby’s Community Fund will buy specialist books to help give adults who missed out at school a second chance to learn to read.

5 April 2017

University students organise Events and Hospitality conference with big industry experts

Budding event managers and hospitality stars got the opportunity to ask their industry idols their secrets to success at a special event at the University of Derby’s Buxton Campus.

22 June 2017

University of Derby achieves Gold for teaching excellence

The University of Derby has been awarded Gold by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) in the country’s first ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), putting it in the top 20% of all providers in the UK.

5 October 2017

Gordon’s alive! Brian Blessed to receive Honorary Doctorate from University of Derby

Actor Brian Blessed will receive an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Derby at its annual Awards Ceremony in Buxton.

8 November 2017

University’s Buxton Campus undergoes £1m refurbishment to improve facilities for students

One million pounds has been invested in the University of Derby’s Buxton Campus to further improve its facilities for students.

16 March 2018

New Chancellor installed at the University of Derby

Lord William Burlington has been installed as the new Chancellor of the University of Derby, an ‘ambassadorial’ role held by his father, the 12th Duke of Devonshire, for the last 10 years.

5 April 2018

Next generation of chefs learn from industry experts at University of Derby event

Guests at the University of Derby’s restaurant in the historic Devonshire Dome in Buxton enjoyed a taste of the future when they sampled a four-course meal prepared by students, under the guidance of chefs from three of the region’s top restaurants.

10 April 2018

University of Derby to host public forum on modern slavery

Members of the public are invited to a free forum at the University of Derby on modern slavery and human trafficking, to hear what is being done locally to tackle this challenging issue.