2020 news

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Designs for developments in Derby city centre win accolades in building innovation awards event

Project to look at how photovoltaic unit design can be adapted to generate more energy for homes

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The University of Derby is to open an asymptomatic testing centre as part of the government’s UK-wide continuing drive to increase the availability of mass testing and to ensure that students who want to go home for Christmas can do so safely.

An artists at Banks Mill Studio painting.

Banks Mill Studios is hosting a digital Open Studios to showcase the works of its artists and designers this weekend (28-29 November)

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The University of Derby has won the Guardian University Award 2020 for Social and Community Impact for its work on the #ThisIsDerby project, a partnership initiative with Derby Theatre, Derby County in the Community Trust and Derby’s Cultural Education Partnership.

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Fellow students will help preparations at University's Human Performance Unit for attempt one One-Hour ride focused on performance excellence, rather than distance.

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Nursing Associate John Podmore receives Nursing Times Student Award for his work with people with complex needs.

mock police custody suite at the University of Derby

A new police custody training facility at the University of Derby, developed by Morrison Design Ltd, has opened to students. 

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Derbyshire residents can discover how local history, geography and literature connects the city and county to the rest of the world, in a series of free online events hosted by the University of Derby from 12 to 22 November.

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The University of Derby has received its second national award for its contributions to access and participation, after being crowned Higher Education Institution of the Year at the prestigious NEON Awards, two weeks after scooping University of the Year at the UK Social Mobility Awards.