2018 news

Professor Kathryn Mitchell and Advance HE CEO Alison Johns sign the memorandum of understanding

The University of Derby has signed a memorandum of understanding with Advance HE, making it the first higher education institution in the country to commit to embedding the agency’s best practice framework into all its programmes.

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A new study by researchers at the University of Derby has shown a significant link between people’s passive following on Facebook – scrolling through newsfeeds without interacting – and their Fear of Missing Out, which can impact their feelings of life satisfaction.

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Internationally-renowned violinist Lizzie Ball and restauranteur and chef Max Fischer will receive honorary degrees from the University of Derby at Buxton on Saturday 10 November.

Top half of University of Derby's website homepage

The University of Derby's website provides the best visitor experience of higher education sites in the UK and has been rated as the UK's number one HE website in the respected Sitemorse INDEX.

Derwent Stepping Stones Childcare forest garden with ribbon streamers and wooden bench

A third round of donations, totalling £8,404 from the University of Derby’s Community Fund, has helped a further five local organisations in their projects.

Fiona Shelton, Head of the University’s Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, has been recognised in the Forward Ladies National Awards and Summit for 2018, winning the regional Public Sector / Academia / Not for Profit Category.

Hollywood star Jack O’Connell became an Honorary Master of the Arts last night, when he received an Honorary Degree from the University of Derby at a special event held to mark QUAD’s tenth anniversary.

A delegation from the University of Derby has returned from a visit to its strategic partner in China, the Jiangxi University of Technology (JUT), where they signed a franchise agreement which will see the two institutions further their collaborative work.

Students giving a presentation at the Plastic Fantastic launch

Students from the University of Derby are creating a new start-up business, which aims to tackle plastic pollution by collecting and recycling waste and transforming it into sustainable ‘green’ products for sale.

Professor Kathryn Mitchell and Lord Burlington sign the Chatsworth strategic partnership agreement

The University of Derby, Chatsworth House Trust and the Devonshire Educational Trust are to work together to generate new opportunities for students, and to benefit visitors to Chatsworth and local communities across the county.