2022 news

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A vision for how the University of Derby intends to develop its city centre footprint and improve connectivity between its sites has been launched.

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A new independent initiative is being launched by the University of Derby designed to support businesses and communities within the region to have their say about their growth and the decision making that affects them.

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The Department for Education (DfE) has appointed the University of Derby as one of only six providers for a new International Qualified Teacher (iQTS) pilot, commencing in September 2022.

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New research which shows the power of arts and cultural interventions in driving action for nature and climate has been released by the Oak Project, in collaboration with the University of Derby and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

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More than 125 trees have been planted at the University of Derby to the chimes of the Tree Charter Bell as part of the Woodland Trust’s pledge to plant 50 million trees by 2025 and help tackle climate change. 


The University of Derby has joined leading voices from across policy and politics, to contribute to a new report aimed at addressing inequality ahead of the government’s Levelling Up White Paper being released.

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The owner of a popular recording studio and music venue in Derby has found a new home for his business after being supported by the University of Derby.

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Derby graduate and honorand Paul Cummins MBE, who created Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, the Tower of London exhibition featuring 888,246 ceramic poppies to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War, has been featured as part of the Creative Sparks #MadeAtUni campaign by Universities UK.

University of Derby Kedleston Road campus

The University of Derby has joined the University Alliance as its fourteenth member.