2017 news

The University of Derby has launched a bursary to encourage more people in the county to participate in higher education and develop the necessary skills to help grow the local economy.

The University of Derby has secured work experience placements for more than 100 of its law students with Derby law firm, Right Legal.

A student from the University of Derby has won the Best Camera Work category at this year’s Royal Television Society Awards for her outstanding work on her 3rd year film, Teafe - Life For Tea.

A team of UK aquatic biologists have induced coral spawning over a full reproductive cycle for the first time by successfully maintaining the environmental conditions of coral reef environments in closed system aquariums.

Talented young women footballers are being offered the chance to win a £27,750 bursary to study football journalism at the University of Derby. The University – home to the only Football Journalism degree in the UK...

The D2 Energy Efficiency (D2EE) project, a partnership run by the University of Derby, Derby City and Derbyshire County Councils, has awarded £11,000 of funding to Tidyco Ltd, helping reduce its carbon emissions by six tonnes per year.</

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.

Meditation sessions can help cure people who are addicted to work, according to a new study by the University of Derby.

The Great British Bake Off’s youngest-ever contestant visited the University of Derby’s Buxton Campus to give future bakers a taste of what it is like to be successful.

Buxton’s Devonshire Spa at the University of Derby Buxton Campus has been shortlisted in the Good Spa Guide Readers’ Choice National Awards 2017.

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

A state-of-the-art Data Visualisation Laboratory (DVL) is to be installed at the University of Derby’s brand new STEM Centre, addressing the need for a specialist teaching facility for data analytics and supporting the globally recognise

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.

The University of Derby Invest to Grow fund has awarded more than £75,000 to Nottinghamshire-based IT company Onomi, which has seen the business treble its turnover and created three new jobs.

Two local sports groups in Derby have received funding from the University of Derby Community Fund to support them in delivering projects that will benefit children in the local area.

The University of Derby Business School has teamed up with the Chartered Institute of Management (CMI) to welcome more than 50 UK and international Business students to the city for a week-long residential Summer School.

A record number of students from China travelled to the University of Derby for an Open Day on Sunday (30 July).

The University of Derby Community Fund has awarded two local groups funding to support outdoor projects that will benefit valued members of the community. 

A team of mathematics students from the University of Derby has taken a top ten place at the 2017 IBM Watson Analytics Global Competition 2017 for its report on Scotland’s carbon footprint.

A £33,000 grant to deliver free training to schools in a bid to improve the emotional wellbeing of teachers and students has been awarded to the University of Derby.

An international panel of judges has shortlisted the University of Derby as one of 27 finalists in the Higher Education Academy’s (HEA) first Global Teaching Excellence Awards (GTEA).

Two criminology academics from the University of Derby have won the National Award for Excellence in Teaching Criminology 2017 from the British Society of Criminology (BSC) Learning and Teaching Network.  

A Graphic Design student at the University of Derby has won a top prize in the Royal Society of the Arts Student Design Awards for an interactive debit card that aims to save people money.

Businesses are invited to the launch of the University of Derby Work Experience Programme on Thursday July 20 from 8am – 10am, to find out how they can benefit from the student and graduate talent at the University.

A University of Derby Media Production Lecturer is part of the Henchman Productions team that scooped two Bronze Awards at the New York Festivals’ International Radio Program Awards 2017.

A fashion student at the University of Derby has received a special commendation award from TV presenter and style guru Gok Wan at a top fashion awards.

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.

Professor Kathryn Mitchell, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Derby, is set to interview author Wendy Holden as part of this year’s Derby Book Festival.

Derbyshire businessman Stephen Smith has been appointed as the new Chair of the University of Derby’s Governing Council. Mr Smith will take up the role from August 2018 following the end of the tenure of the current Chair, Chris Hughes,

A team of 10 MA Publishing students from the University of Derby is to publish a book celebrating the history and culture of the city of Derby – the first released through the University’s brand-new publishing house, Peregrine Publishing

A student at the University of Derby has won a prestigious award for his close-up shots of nature.

Dr Ian Turner, from the University of Derby, has been recognised for his outstanding and innovative teaching styles that look to bring theatricals into the lecture theatre.

The University of Derby today announces a major new three-year partnership with Y Not Festival, featuring a range of activities to enrich students’ real world learning.

The Initial Teacher Education (ITE) team at the University of Derby has donated £1,500 to Plus One, a joint initiative between Derby Theatre and other major arts organisations in the city, which provides young people in care, care leaver

A game development studio based in Friar Gate Studios in Derby has received £50,000 funding from the University of Derby’s Invest to Grow Fund and could see the creation of up to eight jobs over the next few years.

Buxton’s Devonshire Spa at the University of Derby Buxton Campus has been shortlisted in two categories at the prestigious World Luxury Spa Awards 2017.

The University of Derby and Mickleover Sports Club celebrated the success of their new partnership last night (April 4) before the club’s match against Sutton Coldfield.

Five notable people, all with a strong connection to the city of Derby, are to receive honorary degrees from the University of Derby at its annual Award Ceremonies.

Professor Kathryn Mitchell, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Derby, has signed the ‘Stand Alone’ pledge – making a commitment for the institution to support and develop services for estranged students.

Buxton needs eye-catching events to fulfil its potential, says the University of Derby expert who released a “whale” into the River Wear, put giant robot spiders on the streets of Liverpool and got Paul McCartney back on stage in Merseys

Laura Cavendish, Countess of Burlington, visited the University of Derby yesterday (March 15) to handpick fashion students’ garments for the upcoming ‘House Style: Five centuries of fashion at Chatsworth’ exhibition.</

The University of Derby Science Park, launched today, will be at the spearhead of the industrial digital revolution.  

The University of Derby has been awarded £25,000 from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to support student safeguarding on campus.

A new project led by The University of Derby has been awarded £439,307 from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

Law and criminology students are challenging the justice system by investigating miscarriage of justice cases within the UK and internationally at the University of Derby.

The University of Derby Community Fund has awarded two local groups funding to support them with their future projects.  

Industry has the chance to influence how its leaders of the future are trained as the University of Derby steps up its links with hospitality, tourism, spa and events management businesses.  

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.

Being able to go away on holiday should be a right and not just a privilege, the University of Derby’s Spa, Tourism and Wellness Conference heard today (February 13).

International speaker and University of Derby honorand Richard Gerver will return to the University to talk about his career and his latest book on March 21, 2017.  

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.

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.  

International Women’s Day (IWD) Derby has received a grant from the University of Derby Community Fund to aid the Normanton Women’s Choir project ahead of the (IWD) festival.

Derbyshire’s army of unpaid carers will get the chance to share their experiences at a special event at the University of Derby’s Chesterfield Campus on March 1.  

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

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.  

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.

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.  

Buxton must take the opportunity offered by the restoration of its historic Crescent to become a world-class destination, former Chief Executive of tourism authority VisitEngland will say when he delivers the University of Derby’s next p

One of the last surviving holocaust survivors, Bernard Grunberg, visited the University of Derby ahead of the Holocaust Memorial Day (January 27) to talk about his experience as a Jewish

Hospitality students at the University of Derby have won the chance to work with some of the UK’s top chefs while raising thousands of pounds for children’s charity the NSPCC.

The Times’ Chief Football Correspondent Oliver Kay visited the University of Derby this week (January 16) to discuss his career and knowledge of the industry with aspiring football journalism students.

Fresh from coaching the Great Britain women’s hockey team to a gold medal at the Rio Olympics, Craig Keegan will join the University of Derby next month as its new Sports Performance Manager.

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.

Buxton’s economy has received a boost thanks to an innovative partnership pioneered by the University of Derby’s commercial wing.

University of Derby Senior Wellness Lecturer Charles Spring is aiming for his first martial arts World Championship – at the age of 54.

New research has today (January 5) revealed that, despite millions of adults claiming to be unhappy in their job, very few actually take steps to make a change.