2023 news

Councillor Tricia Gilby and Professor Kathryn Mitchell

The University of Derby and Chesterfield Borough Council have signed a new strategic partnership agreement to establish a closer working relationship and recognise shared ambitions between the two organisations. 

Two people looking at financial data on a screen

The University of Derby’s Business School has achieved European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Programme Accreditation for its BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance course, the first of its kind in the UK to do so.

Dr Mark Faghy at 10 Downing Street

Dr Mark Faghy, Associate Professor in Respiratory Physiology at the University of Derby, was among a group of selected guests who visited 10 Downing Street yesterday to hand in a letter calling for government funding for research into long Covid.

Business units with solar panels on the roof

A programme that supports organisations to develop green energy and carbon reduction schemes in Derbyshire has won a category at this year’s Innovation Awards.

University of Derby building with a sign that reads The future is you

Three University of Derby academics have been added to the ‘World Ranking Top 2% Scientists’, a global list created and updated annually by Stanford University.

Bryan Steel

Double Olympic cycling medallist Bryan Steel has joined the University of Derby’s Team Derby Performance Sport Cycling as Head Coach.

A group of people at a graduation ceremony

A leading Derby child protection expert and the founder of a charity supporting vulnerable women are among those receiving honorary degrees from the University of Derby later this month.

Four people in high vis tops in front of a train engine

Staff at Alstom’s Derby site are to benefit from dignity, respect and wellbeing training after the University of Derby successfully secured a contract to deliver a dedicated programme of activity to the company. 

Ollie Shearer and Steve Ward at the Global Student Living Awards

The University of Derby has once again scooped the flagship title of Best University Housing and has also won Best Environmental Management (UK and Ireland) at the coveted 2023 Global Student Living Awards.

Lord McLoughlin

Lord McLoughlin, the former MP for Derbyshire Dales, will receive an honorary degree from the University of Derby at its awards ceremony in Buxton next month.