2016 news

Two University of Derby students Sayra Dhillon and Molly Mcloughlin have landed bursaries with local firm Flint Bishop LLP.  

Celebrations have taken place this week at a new Derby-based science, technology and mathematics (STEM) building, following completion on site by contractor Willmott Dixon (14 December).  

University of Derby Hospitality students are set to raise their international profile by working with some of America’s top hotels. 

Three business students from the University of Derby have won two awards in a national finance trading competition.

Culinary Arts students at the University of Derby have won a place at the top table when it comes to Asian cuisine by getting through to the final of a national competition designed to spice up job prospects for young chefs.

The University of Derby and nine other educational institutions across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire have secured a total of £6.9m to help increase participation in higher education.

University of Derby Martial Arts graduate Charlie Foster Phillips has been rated the best female in the UK’s latest Tae Kwon Do black belt rankings.

Career prospects for University of Derby students are getting an invigorating boost from two leaders in the international spa industry.

A series of Victorian-style portraits which come to life when you walk past have been created by University of Derby academics. 

University of Derby students have a vital role to play in the Government’s plan to expand the Peak District’s tourism industry, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Karen Bradley has said.

The Apprentice doyen Claude Littner visited the University of Derby this week to discuss his varied and successful career, battling cancer and what it takes to make it to the top in business.

University of Derby students aiming to be the hospitality industry’s managers of the future have been invited to join a “talent pipeline” set up by one of the largest hotel owners and managers in the UK and Ireland.

The University of Derby has been awarded £5 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to deliver £10 million of innovation and business support to small businesses across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire (D2N2).

Freshwater mussels and African fish are just some of the latest inhabitants at the University of Derby as the institution opens an aquatic facility to help develop vital underwater research.

Martial arts is a great way to keep fighting fit – no matter what your age or ability, says Charles Spring, England’s latest karate champion and lecturer in Wellness at the University of Derby.

Derby business leaders will share their secrets to success with budding entrepreneurs at a special networking event next week.  

The University of Derby is set to benefit from £250,000 funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to develop new degree apprenticeships for students starting in September 2017.

A partnership with one of America’s best known resort chains is giving University of Derby students the global experience they need in today’s competitive world of culinary arts.  

A mother and daughter are celebrating a fistful of firsts as they graduate from the University of Derby - on the same day and in the same subject.

Recognition in one of Derbyshire’s highest profile business competitions has sealed a decade of success at the Devonshire Dome, home of the University of Derby’s Buxton Campus.

A passion for giving people a second chance to change their lives through education has brought an honorary degree from the University of Derby for former Chesterfield College Principal Trevor Clay.  

A media production graduate who created a film to highlight the struggle faced by children in China whose parents are forced to leave their hometown to find work has won two prestigious media awards.

Derbyshire-born James Berresford has been awarded an honorary degree by the University of Derby in recognition of his career in tourism which has ranged from working as a teenaged ice-cream van driver to guiding VisitEngland as its Chief

Grant funding, higher apprenticeships and access to state-of-the-art research and development facilities are just some of the exciting new opportunities businesses can find out about at a free breakfast seminar at the new University of D

Researchers at the University of Derby have carried out the first pilot study in the UK looking at the rates of a common oral infection in young healthy adults which can cause cancer in the mouth.

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.

The University of Derby has a wide range of media friendly academics on hand to provide expert comment ahead of Black Friday (November 25) and Cyber Monday (November 28).

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.

Product Design students at the University of Derby are looking at the future of manhole covers, gully grates and geosynthetics thanks to a partnership with Wrekin, manufacturer of intelligent products for civil engineering

The University of Derby is hosting a Social Justice Week to address ongoing social issues affecting the region including refugees, modern slavery and the increase in hate crime since Brexit.

Students presented with awards for academic excellence at the University of Derby also proved they have what it takes to be a success outside the classroom.

Chesterfield will get the chance to see how the University of Derby has spent £6.9 million on converting the former St Helena Girls Grammar School into its new campus in the town at a Community Open Afternoon from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday,

Students at the University of Derby are helping to transform the way people travel around Buxton and other Derbyshire market towns.

Hundreds of students and graduates attended the University of Derby's annual GRIP (Graduate Recruitment, Internship and Placement) Careers fair yesterday, (October 6) where 60 local, regional and national employers were in attendance.</p

United Nations experts were among the delegates when the University of Derby hosted a debate on how to ensure that tourists bring more benefits than harm to their host destinations.

Seven Midlands universities officially joined forces today (Tuesday October 4) in a pioneering new partnership to provide a powerful economic resource for the Midlands Engine, after new Prime Minister Theresa May reiterated her support f

Olympic gold medallists Adam Peaty and Hollie Webb will be among the recipients of Honorary Degrees from the University of Derby this November.

Senior professionals from the University of Derby visited Shanghai, China this week as part of a Ministerial Delegation led by Jo Johnson MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, to further strengthen res

The University’s Law School hosted an evening with The Right Hon Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury on Thursday 29 September.

The University of Derby's News Team scooped double gold at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) PRide Awards 2016 on Friday (September, 30), winning Education Communications Campaign and Outstanding In-House Public Relation

Hundreds of business students gathered at QUAD in Derby to pitch their ideas to business leaders in the city at a Dragons’ Den style event.

A new cutting-edge X-ray suite has opened at the University of Derby to provide the next generation of radiographers the most advanced skills to help combat the nation-wide shortage.

The University of Derby is the first UK university to be awarded the OpenupEd Quality label by review for their Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

Professionals aiming to get ahead in their careers can find out what the University of Derby’s new Chesterfield Campus has to offer on October 27 at a Professional and Part-Time Study Open Evening.

It can be difficult for students moving away from home to go to university but it can equally be tough for parents to adjust to the transition.

Spending time in woodland regulates human emotions and the heart helping to restore a healthy balance when compared to time in urban environments, according to new research. 

A University of Derby graduate is set to give up his space in the limelight to educate the next generation of actors.

Today (August 27) will go down in history as the first same-sex couple tied the knot at a place of worship in Derbyshire.

With recent research highlighting that smartphone addicts are significantly more anxious than nature lovers*, the University of Derby’s Nature Connections Festival is returning for its highly anticipated second year.

A new University of Derby campus due to open in Chesterfield on October 17 will help transform the region’s health care sector and boost the town’s growing advanced manufacturing industries.

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

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

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.

Parents across the country continue to encourage their children to pick traditional degree subjects, according to new research by the University of Derby.

A state-of-the-art Immersive Suite has been launched at the University of Derby, providing nursing and healthcare students with a real life simulated environment to hone their skills.

The University of Derby is set to host Careers in Sport LIVE to encourage the next generation to embrace sport and go on to achieve greatness on October 11, 2016.</p

Students hoping to start university in Derby this September, who don’t already have a place, are being urged to pre-register for Clearing in advance of A-level results day.

Gareth Hughes, Researcher and Psychotherapist at the University of Derby, gives his top tips to parents to help their children avoid tripping up when they first start university…

Robert Fowler, Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) Co-ordinator at the University of Derby, offers advice on money and demystifies student debt worries.

The University of Derby has invested in lorry advertising from DrivenMedia which is owned by graduate Edward Hollands.

A partially sighted student has developed a software package that will read mathematical symbols and formulae to help other visually impaired (VI) people.

Team Derby have announced the signing of three champion international badminton players, in the run up to their third National Badminton League (NBL) season.

The University of Derby hosted a competitionto increase reading among children in Derbyshire in order to raise aspirations and enhance their prospects. 

Day-trippers who enjoyed childhood trips to Matlock Bath are being asked to help the Victorian resort become a successful 21st Century tourist destination.

Four female film students have joined forces to create an award-winning short film about a same-sex relationship and break the misconception that the film industry is male-dominated

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.

A graduate who created an animation to document an historic pudding fight has won a top award for his work.

Judges from the East Midlands in Bloom contest visited the University of Derby’s campus in Buxton on July 15 to see how its sensory gardens and plans by students to create a herb garden could help the town win in this year’s competition.

A Detective Chief Inspector who has tackled numerous homicides and serious crimes at Greater Manchester Police will graduate with a Masters in Criminal Investigation from the University of Derby today (July 15, 2016).

A student who left school with no qualifications and battled with dyslexia has gone on to set up her own business and will graduate with a First-Class Honours degree at the University of Derby today (July 15, 2016).

Mechanical Engineering students at the University of Derby joined forces with world-leading rail manufacturer Bombardier Transportation for a taste of the real world last week (July 6), as they took part in the annual Institute of Mechan

A mother and daughter who studied at the University of Derby will graduate together this week at the University’s award ceremonies.

Tourism students at the University of Derby have used Android technology to bring echoes from the past back to life in an audio tour of the Buxton campus.

University of Derby Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kathryn Mitchell, responds to the EU

Professor Kathryn Mitchell, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Derby, visited two of the institution’s international partners last week to further enhance research collaborations between Derby and Switzerland.

MBA students have been working in partnership with Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (DHCFT)to support the development of a new Trust-wide strategy.

Six Midlands’ universities have joined forces to drive productivity and economic growth through skills, innovation and enterprise.         

Derby's first ever outdoor learning space was opened on Tuesday (June 28) in a special celebration that took place at the University of Derby’s Kedleston Road library.

Bumblebee experts from across the country gathered at a Bee Summit to address the decline in species hosted by the University of Derby on June 24, 2016.

Eight badminton players were yesterday (June 27) named by the British Olympic Association to represent Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Professionals from around the world wanting to develop their career can benefit from a range of short courses being launched by University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL).

Professor Kathryn Mitchell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Derby, said: “We were shocked by today’s referendum result and are beginning to explore what it means for our University.

Budding CSIs and anyone with an interest in forensic science will get the opportunity to find out how and why “every contact leaves a trace” in a lecture delivered by the University of Derby’s Head of Forensic Science on Wednesday, 29 Ju

On Thursday 23 June 2016 the Most Reverend and the Right Honourable the Archbishop of Canterbury will be guest of honour at an event hosted and organised by the University of Derby’s International Policing and Justice Institute (the Inst

Smartphone addicts are more anxious and have lower self-esteem than nature lovers, new research by the University of Derby has revealed.

A new Derby-based, collaborative research project, which combines medicine and engineering, could improve the lives of thousands of people worldwide who are dependent on dialysis.

An Illustration student who has created artwork showing the damaging effects not recycling can have on wildlife has won a top award.

A student who was inspired to create a fashion collection after reading the diary entries of her great grandfather about his time serving in World War Two has won a prestigious award.

A photography student at the University of Derby is urging men to check for symptoms of testicular cancer through a series of powerful images. 

The Duke of Devonshire will present an illustrated talk about the gardens and landscape of Chatsworth in Derbyshire at an event hosted by the University of Derby on June 2, 2016.

More than 400 students in Sheffield, who are currently resitting their GCSE English and Maths exams, have taken part in a series of workshops to help build their confidence and inspire them to raise their grades.

A specialist hub to allow professionals in Derby to “work and play” in the same building has been designed by an architecture student at the University of Derby.

Students across the country struggling to calculate their UCAS Tariff points can now benefit from a new app called ‘UniPoints’.

A custom car enthusiast has used her creative skills to design colourful fabrics for automotive interiors after spotting a “gap in the market”.

Teachers and career practitioners across the country can benefit from a new resource to support the development of digital career literacy, which has been launched by the University of Derby.

The University of Derby has been ranked in the Top 50 in The Guardian University Guide 2017 after climbing 25 places.

A series of fast-track health care degrees have been launched by the University of Derby to help combat the UK-wide shortage of nurses, diagnostic radiographers and sonographers.

Jasvinder Sanghera CBE has been educating more than 500 students to raise awareness of honour based killings at the University of Derby.

Music-lovers will be given a preview of Derby’s emerging musical talent when students take to the stage at Derby Theatre tomorrow night (May 13).

Dr Ian Turner, Head of Forensic Science at the University of Derby, has recently published a paper titled ‘The Simpsons in Higher Education’ in Innovative

A new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to educate anyone interested in learning more about autism, Asperger’s and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has been launched by the University of Derby.

Dame Vivienne Westwood urged students to become ‘intellectuals’ and tackle climate change at an event held at Derby Theatre last night (May 9, 2016).

The owner of Derby County Football Club and a Hollywood actor are to receive an Honorary Degree from the University of Derby this summer.

The best of emerging contemporary art and design practice from students at the University of Derby will be showcased to the public during the 2016 degree shows starting next week.

Students at the University of Derby have been working with TC Harrison Ford to help them develop a better understanding of their current customer experience.

A short film written and directed by University of Derby Lecturer, Dr Christine Templeton-Parker, has won five prestigious Awards of Excellence at the international Best Shorts Competition.

A researcher at the University of Derby has identified a potential British martial arts champion.

The University of Derby has been awarded £2,550 from Macmillan Cancer Support to host free yoga classes at the Multi-Faith Centre, for women who have suffered or survived gynaecological cancer.

Taking part in a national Chinese cookery competition has brought an extra portion of work experience with a TV chef for University of Derby Culinary Arts student Anthony Wood.

The University of Derby is set to host ‘Marketing 2020’ for the second year running, led by industry experts focusing on digital marketing.

With a summer of sport ahead, University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL) has launched a short course for sport psychology enthusiasts.

Issues of diversity and social inclusion within health and social care will be addressed internationally at an upcoming conference being hosted by the University of Derby.

Students from the University of Derby will present their gaming creations to leading UK gaming companies on Friday, April 22 at Games@Derby.

Derby Business School will team up with national leading law firm Freeths LLP to host the third in a series of debates, which will ask the question: how do we make the Planning System work for business?

The University of Derby has secured funding from Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to develop a new masters degree course which will support current and future needs across the engineering sector and strengthen graduate prospects.

Students and graduates from the University of Derby celebrated British Science Week (March 11-20, 2016) by bringing forensic science to life through the mode of fairy tale.

Business leaders will take time out next week to take part in an event aimed at inspiring a future generation of entrepreneurs.

Nursing students and staff at the University of Derby have been shortlisted in four categories at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2016 – the only national awards to celebrate student nurses and nurse education.

Ahead of International Women's Day (March 8, 2016) the University of Derby has collated some top tips from leading women in business.

The University of Derby magazine has won ‘External Stakeholder Publication’ of the year at the Institute of Internal Communications (IOIC) Central and North Awards.

An internationally renowned dietitian is to give a lecture at the University of Derby on overcoming eating struggles and body confidence issues to find peace with food.

The University of Derby hosted an ‘An Evening With Jacqueline Gold CBE’ as part of their Women in Business event, on February 25, 2016.

Aspiring leaders within the early years sector have celebrated success after completing their programmes of study at the University of Derby.

New research from the University of Derby has revealed children who are in touch with nature achieve better results in their Year 6 SAT exams.

Top female engineers from across the East Midlands will share their career journeys and ambitions with school and college girls at an event hosted by the University of Derby.

Brian Lamb will visit the University of Derby to deliver an Inaugural Lecture, to discuss the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) reforms influencing policy change in education on March 2, 2016.

Right Honourable Lord Judge QC, will officially open the University of Derby’s Law School at One Friar Gate Square on February 29, 2016.

A Cabinet Minister and former Foreign Secretary will be among the panellists in a public debate on Britain’s membership of the European Union, organised by the University of Derby.

Newly published research from the University of Derby suggests there may be a need for greater support to help adults with intellectual disabilities to integrate into society, particularly in current Government schemes concerning emotion

The University of Derby has agreed a new partnership with Derbyshire Sport and the Derbyshire Schools’ Sports Association (DSSA), which will see it supporting the delivery of school sport competitions in the county and the annual Derbysh

The Bishop of Derby, Dr Alastair Redfern, presented a live talk from the University of Derby on February 11, as part of a TEDx talk titled ‘Transforming Lives’.  

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.  

The University of Derby’s new £10.8 million Sports Centre has won the Brighter City of Derby award for Best New Build 2015.  

Technology academics at the University of Derby are joining forces with cyber security experts and businesses to discuss the importance of security and predictability when moving large amounts of data.

Two University of Derby graduates are set to marry this summer in Derby, just a stone’s throw from where they met 10 years ago.  

The University of Derby is launching a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) titled ‘Innovating in Operations Management’ aimed at Directors and Operations Managers.  

A group of students from the University of Derby hosted a talk to discuss and address the Calais refugee camp crisis.  

The University of Derby will be hosting an ‘An Evening With Jacqueline Gold CBE’ as part of a series of talks from inspirational figures on February 25, 2016.

A Fine Art graduate from the University of Derby has been awarded a prestigious arts residency in Iceland.

More than 150 first year business students at the University of Derby joined local businesses for an evening of networking and presentations on Wednesday (January 20).

Forty seven members of staff at the University of Derby – who have accumulated 1,000 years of service – have been honoured for their hard work.

A sociologist at the University of Derby is to question what can be done to tackle violent and non-violent extremism in a public lecture next week.

Seven of Team Derby’s AJ Bell National Badminton League (NBL) title winning squad will be gunning for more national glory in February when they compete to be 2016 champions at the English National Badminton Championships.

Six nursing students from the University of Derby have embarked on a month-long placement in India, starting today (Friday, January 15).

Two sisters who immersed themselves in University life have graduated from the University of Derby’s Award Ceremonies this week.

A mother and daughter who both studied Occupational Therapy at the University of Derby have gained a job in the same hospital team.

Three business students from the University of Derby have shown their entrepreneurial skills by setting up their own businesses before they have even graduated.

More than 3,000 students are set to graduate from the University of Derby next week.