University welcomes record number of visitors from China

1 August 2017

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

The group of 280 students from four different universities - the largest group to ever visit the University from China - were welcomed to the Kedleston Road site by the Mayor of Derby, Councillor John Whitby, and staff to get an insight into the different courses available and a taste of student life in the city.

Group of people standing in the atrium who attended the July openday in 2017

A series of seminars were hosted on courses offered in Engineering and Technology, Education, Sports, Health and Hospitality, and student ambassadors were on hand to give tours of the campus facilities, including the Bloomberg Suite - the University’s dedicated trading room which provides a simulation of what it is like to work on a real trading floor in the financial district. The University’s state-of-the-art Sports Centre was also open for students to look around.

Lew Wernick, Head of International Recruitment and Collaborations at the University of Derby, said: “We were thrilled to welcome our largest ever group of students to visit from China this weekend.

“We have high quality facilities here at Derby and Open Days are a great opportunity for prospective students to get a real feel for the University. For those who have come from further afield, it is also a great opportunity for them to experience the city itself.”