2019 news

Image shows the University of Derby's Banks Mill Studios at night

Banks Mill Studios, one of the University of Derby’s incubation centres specialising in the creative industries, is celebrating 20 years of providing space and support for businesses in Derby.

Baby urchin with pencil tip

New research into co-culturing – raising juvenile sea urchins alongside lab-spawned corals – has found the technique produces an eight-times-higher survival rate in young corals, and could have major implications for the restoration of damaged reefs around the world.


The University of Derby has been shortlisted for the sector’s most prestigious accolade – the Times Higher Education (THE) University of the Year Award 2019.

Students at the University of Derby's International Summer School, Derby Campus

Students from 12 Chinese universities swapped their summer in China for a four-week stay in Derby as part of an international summer school.

Picture of call handler on the clearing desk with colleagues in the background

The University of Derby’s Clearing hotline is open for students receiving their A-Level results this week.

Fiona Shelton, Dean of Students at the University of Derby, delivering a lecture

Fiona Shelton, the University of Derby's Dean of Students, has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by Advance HE.

Young woman in a graduation gown, receiving the award from female Vice-Chancellor

The first-ever University-wide Inclusion award was presented to a final year student at graduation last week.

Angela Bartram reads book to dog

Dog lovers looking to get closer to their pooches have the opportunity to do so this weekend at an interactive workshop being led by University of Derby artist and researcher Angela Bartram.

Student Holly Percival standing outside the University of Derby sports centre

A football journalism student has been offered a dream New Zealand internship by a University of Derby graduate.

Man using machinery in a factory

The University of Derby has been celebrating the success of its programmes to help small and medium-sized businesses across the region.