2021 news

maze with signposts for different career paths

The University of Derby has co-sponsored a new report which examines the careers information, advice and guidance system in England, and how it supports transitions into employment.

Gold Award logo for the 2021 Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme

The University of Derby has been awarded Gold in the 2021 Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme for its commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community.

Yellow graphic for SHED Derby Voice event

City's cathedral will be the venue for arts event hosted by the team behind the University's innovative S.H.E.D> project

Keith McLay

The University of Derby has appointed Professor Keith McLay to the position of Provost – Learning and Teaching, to drive forward its ambitions to provide excellence and opportunities for all students.

Elderly man using phone

£4,000 worth of support awarded to develop proposal to increase online interaction and activity among older people. 

Promotional image for Open Dale Live 3 July 2021 with picture of Radzi Chinyanganya

TV personalities will be at the University as it hosts its first on campus open day for more than a year.

Blackboard Catalyst Award winners logo

The University of Derby has been awarded two 2021 Blackboard Catalyst Awards for Optimising Student Experience and for Training & Professional Development.


University of Derby joins with Loughborough University, Loughborough College and Derby College Group in bid to the government for the East Midlands' new IoT.

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The University of Derby has partnered with FutureLearn to offer its courses to the leading social learning platform’s 16 million users. The first University of Derby course to be launched on the FutureLearn platform will be ‘Nature Connectedness: For a new relationship with nature’.

Blood being processed through a kidney dialysis machine

Two-year project will use data to develop a predictive system for monitoring dialysis patients' blood pressure levels.