Industry partners

The Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism has built strong relationships with industry to offer our students the best placements, work experience and graduate employment opportunities.

Industry-relevant programmes

We work closely with industry partners to make sure the skills we teach you meet industry demand, while also providing exciting placements and projects, both here and abroad.

Our courses combine:

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Industry Networking Day

Exclusively for students studying at the Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism, our annual Industry Networking Day welcomes over 60 prestigious employers from across the hospitality, events, tourism, spa and wellness industries. Students have the opportunity to network with employers, find opportunities and build contacts.  

To ensure that our degree learning outcomes remain relevant and suitable, industry partners attending the event join our academics in an industry advisory board. The advisory board also provides employers with an opportunity to network and share best practices.

Industry Day 2019
Industry Day 2019
Molly Chapman STA Travel

Collaborating with lecturers and students at the University of Derby has helped us not only give back to our customers, but has aided the development and learning of many students, all while strengthening relationships.

Molly Chapman
STA Travel Education