2021 news

Headshot of Professor Kathryn Mitchell

Professor Kathryn Mitchell DL, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Derby, has been awarded a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for her services to education in the 2022 New Year Honours List, the highest-ranking Order of the British Empire Award.

A CGI image of the new East Midlands Institute of Technology

The Government has given the green light for a new £13m East Midlands Institute of Technology (IoT).  

An old line drawing of three post office workers putting armfuls of items in large bags marked with the names of Derby and Hull.

People can now examine the health, retirement, and daily lives of Post Office workers in the United Kingdom in the 19th century, with over 19,000 records live.

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A new qualification in Concrete Pavement and Construction Maintenance has been launched by National Highways and the University of Derby in a move to plug the predicted skills gap in successfully delivering repairs and renewals of concrete roads.

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Communities within Amber Valley, Derbyshire, are set to benefit from a new programme of cultural activity after a consortium, led by the University of Derby, was awarded a grant of up to £826,000 for its Make/Shift project, as part of the Arts Council England Creative People and Places National Portfolio 22-25 programme.

Derby graduate holding trophy at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2021

A University of Derby graduate has won a national award for her work during the pandemic in supporting people who are Deaf.

Artist's impression of Derby Business School building

Members of the public have the opportunity to be involved in the design and planning process for the University of Derby’s new Business School at a public consultation event, taking place on Thursday 2 December 2021.

Isy Suttie

Musical comedian, actress, and writer Isy Suttie, best known for her roles in Channel 4’s Peep Show, and appearances on 8 Out of 10 Cats, will receive an honorary degree at the University of Derby’s annual Buxton Award Ceremony.

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Derby County Football Club Women and the University of Derby launch their football journalism scholarship programme for 2022.  

Sign outside Kedleston Road campus that reads #DerbyUni.

Game-changing research that has transformed the way people interact with nature to improve wellbeing and promote pro-nature behaviour has received national recognition at the prestigious Green Gown Awards 2021, which recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges across the world.