2023 news

A group of people, one in cricket gear

The University of Derby has agreed a three-year strategic partnership with Derbyshire County Cricket Club, which will continue to see students get the chance to develop within the world of professional sport.

Artist impression of new Derby Business School

The University has appointed Kier to deliver its new business school in the heart of Derby city centre. 

Derby Book Festival logo

The University and Derby Book Festival have signed a strategic partnership to further strengthen their commitment to arts and culture in Derby.

A person in a laboratory

A unique hybrid energy generator and storage system that could reduce premature deaths in parts of Ghana and Nigeria is being developed by researchers at the University of Derby.

A group of people sitting outside a shed

Work created by dozens of Derby Saturday Club members – including poems, protest banners and hip hop raps - took centre stage for match day at Pride Park Stadium’s Community Corner on Saturday 22 April.

Vertical stripes gradually moving from green in colour to grey to show visual representation of biodiversity loss

Changes to the biodiversity of our planet and how our once green world is becoming grey have been highlighted through a new biodiversity stripes website.

Staff from the University of Derby with representatives from Rolls-Royce, Derby City Council and TV presenter Louise Minchin smiling on stage with award

A partnership between the University of Derby and Rolls-Royce Submarines Ltd focused on developing nuclear skills and experts of the future has been recognised at a top industry awards ceremony.

A student midwife practises on a baby mannequin

Qualified registered nurses are retraining as midwives thanks to a new Masters degree at the University of Derby that aims to address the shortage in qualified midwives.

A group of cyclists in a track race

A University of Derby student has been described as ‘one to watch’ and a ‘star of the future’ after being selected to join the GB Cycling team. Rhianna Parris-Smith, who is studying BA (Hons) Sport Development and Coaching, has been part of the University’s Sport Scholarship programme since she started her studies in 2020. 

Staff at the University of Derby with colleagues from Policy Connect sitting smiling at roundtable in House of Lords

The University of Derby and the Higher Education Commission at Policy Connect held a parliamentary event, chaired by Professor Philip Lord Norton of Louth, to assess what progress has been made towards improving the experience of disabled students in higher education.