2018 news

Kedleston campus exterior

The Bishop of Derby, a renowned textile designer, and an international rugby player, are to receive an Honorary Degree from the University of Derby this summer.

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The University of Derby has been ranked in the Top 30 in The Guardian University Guide 2019 which is a climb of 25 places.


A University of Derby photography student has celebrated the photographic history of the people of Derby with a 20-feet tall sculptural installation for her final year exhibition.

Kedleston Campus

The University of Derby has been named one of 17 finalists in the Global Teaching Excellence Awards (GTEA), which showcase the world’s best institutions in 2018.

Venice Trip

The University of Derby has announced a partnership with the British Council on the 2018 Venice Fellowships Programme, which forms part of the British Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.


The first business has taken up residence at the University of Derby’s new Innovation Centre, a hub of six high-specification units based in Chesterfield, designed to support manufacturing and medical engineering companies in the area.


A member of staff from the University of Derby has won a teaching and learning award after adopting mobile and online technologies to enhance students’ educational experience.


Two students who set up the University of Derby’s Nursing Society have scooped a top prize at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2018.

Submarine worker

Submarine manufacturing workers are now using protective skin creams, after research by a University of Derby graduate changed the way a global defence company approaches aspects of employee health and safety.

Students and academics celebrating 70 years of occupation therapy

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.