The first cohort of nursing students to go through a special training programme developed as a result of the inquiry into the failings of Mid Staffordshire Hospital have finished their studies at the University of Derby.
The University of Derby’s new £6.9 million Campus on Sheffield Road is another mark of the town’s continuing success in economic regeneration, the Duke of Devonshire said at its official opening on Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.