2019 news

Student operating machinery in a workshop

Small businesses will be able to access free productivity support as a result of a new £7.1m programme being run by three local universities, including the University of Derby.

Academic Dr Ian Turner speaking with guests at the University of Derby's Community Day.

The University of Derby is hosting a ‘Civic Roadshow’ at its Buxton and Chesterfield campuses, as part of a series of free events to provide the wider community with the opportunity to share their thoughts on how the University can help to deliver long-term positive impact for Derby and Derbyshire.

Rock producer Andy Sneap pictured in a recording studio with guitars and amplifiers

University to honour six people from Derbyshire who have achieved great things in their careers and lives.

Academic Dr William Van Gordon

A new form of hallucination has been identified as a psychological disease and an emerging public health concern as part of an international research project led by the University of Derby.

Female singer performing in a shed, with a guitar.

A garden shed, which can be transformed into a variety of different venues, from a soup kitchen and library, to a performance space and a visual arts gallery, has been unveiled to the public this week.

A young girl standing in a meadow with a dandelion

Young people’s connection to nature drops sharply from the age of 11 and doesn’t recover until they are 30 – with significant implications for their engagement with pro-environmental behaviours like recycling or buying eco-friendly products.

The University of Derby's Kedleston Road site

Researchers at the University of Derby have found that introducing compassionate mind training to school staff significantly improves their mental wellbeing.  

Train carriages

A £1.4m innovation centre at the University of Derby has been unveiled to the rail industry.

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 at the Stonewall event

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.

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