2019 news

A montage representing all the things a university gives back to the community

The University of Derby is holding its first ‘Derby Civic Forum’ on Thursday 27 June at our Kedleston Road site, a free event providing the wider community with the opportunity to share their thoughts on how we can help to deliver long-term positive impact for Derby and Derbyshire.

Members of the LGBT+ Allies Network outside for picture.

University of Derby Vice-Chancellor Professor Kathryn Mitchell and Sarah Barley-McMullen, the University’s LGBT+ Allies Staff Network Chair, have both received a regional Stonewall Award, in acknowledgement of their commitment to role modelling inclusion and equality.

Photo of Kedleston Road in the summer

The University of Derby has risen three places in The Guardian University Guide from 29th to 26th place – its highest ever ranking.

A boy taking part in creative activities as part of This is Derby

A delegation showcasing the success of the This is Derby project has been invited to attend the International Arts in Society Conference, taking place in Lisbon, Portugal from 19-21 June.

The University of Derby is leading a project to support student mental health through the higher education curriculum, backed by funding from the Office for Students.

Claire Gardener at the Blackboard Catalyst Awards

A team from the University of Derby’s Centre for Excellence in Learning & Teaching (CELT) has won the Blackboard Catalyst Award for Inclusive Education, which honours institutions whose teaching, content, technology and educational services are fully inclusive and supportive of learners with disabilities.

Three University of Derby students have won £5,000 in a competition to come up with ideas on how satellites can improve life on Earth, run by the UK Space Agency.

A ‘synthetic human cardiovascular system’ created in Derby and nicknamed ‘Steve’ has been selected as one of the UK’s pioneering university research programmes which can help improve the nation's health.

A woman working on a computer.

The University of Derby’s Community Fund has awarded over £7,000 to local organisations in the first round of the academic 2018/19 year, with over £65,500 awarded in total.

Close-up of a woman's hands typing on a laptop

A University of Derby Education student has won the Critical Writing Prize 2019. The annual prize, sponsored by Critical Publishing, is awarded for the best student essay demonstrating a high level of critical thinking.

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