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Trees and a house

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.

Silver bell

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.

Exterior shot of 67 Bridge Street building

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.

Creative Sparks logo for MadeAtUni campaign

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.

Headshot of Professor Kathryn Mitchell

Professor Kathryn Mitchell DL, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Derby, has been awarded a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for her services to education in the 2022 New Year Honours List, the highest-ranking Order of the British Empire Award.

A CGI image of the new East Midlands Institute of Technology

The Government has given the green light for a new £13m East Midlands Institute of Technology (IoT).  

An old line drawing of three post office workers putting armfuls of items in large bags marked with the names of Derby and Hull.

People can now examine the health, retirement, and daily lives of Post Office workers in the United Kingdom in the 19th century, with over 19,000 records live.

People working

A new qualification in Concrete Pavement and Construction Maintenance has been launched by National Highways and the University of Derby in a move to plug the predicted skills gap in successfully delivering repairs and renewals of concrete roads.