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New scientific research published by leading wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation and the University of Derby has revealed that counting butterflies reduces anxiety by almost 10%.

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Students and graduates from the University of Derby have been blazing a trail for equality in the film industry, working with Academy Award-winning film director John Stephenson and female trio Remember Monday on their new music video, released this week.

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Researchers at the University of Derby are working with Moors for the Future Partnership on a major long-term study into the effectiveness of different approaches to peatland restoration in the Peak District.  

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Using compassionate mind training as a wellbeing intervention for school pupils could be successful in supporting child mental health, according to new research by the University of Derby.

Professor Keith McLay

Professor Keith McLay, Provost - Learning & Teaching at the University of Derby, has been appointed as the new Chair of Derby Book Festival.

Peak District countryside

Rural businesses in the Derbyshire Peak District are facing significant challenges in recruiting and retaining staff due to a combination of global and national influences, and place-specific factors, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Derby.

Gogglebox star and education expert Baasit Siddiqui

Gogglebox star and education expert Baasit Siddiqui has launched a series of videos to help young people as they prepare for university. 

University of Derby's Kedleston Road campus with signage that reads 'The Future is You'

A suite of new AI programmes has been launched by the University of Derby. 

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British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS), the national governing body of university sport, has presented the University of Derby with a Physical Activity Excellence Award (PAEA).

University of Derby's Kedleston Road campus with signage that reads 'The Future is You'

Five new degree apprenticeships to educate the workforce of the future and boost healthcare and social work are being launched in Derby. The apprenticeships will be delivered by the University of Derby after it was awarded more than £300,000 funding by the Office for Students.