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14 June 2018

University of Derby to celebrate Armed Forces Day with family event

The University of Derby is holding a themed family day at its Kedleston Road site on Saturday 30 June to celebrate Armed Forces Day and the 100th anniversary of the RAF.

27 April 2018

Mother and daughter celebrate 70 years of occupational therapy in Derby

This year marks 70 years of occupational therapy education in Derby, and for one mother and daughter from the city, the profession has become a family tradition.

29 March 2018

University of Derby postgraduate healthcare students receive funding fees boost

Students applying for postgraduate pre-registration nursing and healthcare courses at the University of Derby will now have access to the same funding as undergraduate students following the announcement of new government legislation.

9 November 2017

University of Derby signs Armed Forces Covenant

The University of Derby has signed The Armed Forces Covenant – a promise from the nation that those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly.

7 November 2017

Record number of students enroll onto ultrasound degree

More than 60 students have enrolled onto the postgraduate MSc Medical Ultrasound course at the University of Derby, making it the highest record to date for the institution.

29 September 2017

Film by Derby academic exploring women’s experiences of birth through art is shortlisted for prestigious national award

An emotive film showcasing mothers’ exploration of the birth experience through art has been shortlisted for the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s prestigious 2017 Research in Film Awards.

1 September 2017

University of Derby places over 100 nursing students to buck the national trend

The University of Derby has increased the number of student nurses placed by more than 100 this year compared with the same point in 2016, despite reports released today that universities in England have seen a six per cent drop.

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.

8 May 2017

Join the #Derbyshares relay to celebrate Dying Matters Awareness Week

Dozens of people across Derby and Derbyshire are to take part in a relay carrying the end of life wishes of one woman across the county.

24 March 2017

University shortlisted for six awards at ‘nursing education Oscars’

The University of Derby has been shortlisted for six national awards for its nursing provision.

3 March 2017

First group of nursing students to undertake pioneering training scheme finish degree at Derby

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.

3 March 2017

Virgin Care to deliver new foundation degree to health and social care workers in England

Virgin Care to deliver new foundation degree to Health and Social Care workers in England

1 February 2017

Largest cohort of Nursing Associates in UK begin training at Derby

A pioneering education programme aimed at transforming the nursing and care workforce has launched at the University of Derby.

20 December 2016

Success for two University of Derby Occupational Therapy lecturers

Two of our Occupational Therapy lecturers have had chapters published in two new occupational therapy textbooks.

12 December 2016

University of Derby to deliver the Nursing Degree Apprenticeship

First Year students on the BA Working with Young People and Communities (Youth Work) degree from the College of Health and Social Care got to experience group work in a very different classroom environment.

30 November 2016

Youth work and outdoors education collaborate for Learning Outside the Classroom Activity Day

First Year students on the BA Working with Young People and Communities (Youth Work) degree from the College of Health and Social Care got to experience group work in a very different classroom environment.

23 November 2016

Health and Social Care students enter the 'Dragons' Den'

A team of Health and Social Care students came up with the idea to provide company and interaction for elderly people and have also won the annual Social Enterprise Challenge.

26 October 2016

University teaches people to be their own best friend

How to turn that constant critic in the back of your mind into your own best friend is the theme of a public lecture at the University of Derby’s new Chesterfield Campus on November 30.

19 October 2016

Derbyshire Partnership Success in Piloting New Nursing Role

Heath Education England (HEE) announced a new partnership that has been successful in becoming a ‘test-site’ for the new roles of Nursing Associate.

5 September 2016

Derby graduate Kate Towart receives academic award from Princess Ann

Derby graduate Kate Towart receives prestigious academic award from Princess Ann.