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Academic Dr William Van Gordon

A new form of hallucination has been identified as a psychological disease and an emerging public health concern as part of an international research project led by the University of Derby.

Female singer performing in a shed, with a guitar.

A garden shed, which can be transformed into a variety of different venues, from a soup kitchen and library, to a performance space and a visual arts gallery, has been unveiled to the public this week.

A young girl standing in a meadow with a dandelion

Young people’s connection to nature drops sharply from the age of 11 and doesn’t recover until they are 30 – with significant implications for their engagement with pro-environmental behaviours like recycling or buying eco-friendly products.

The University of Derby's Kedleston Road site

Researchers at the University of Derby have found that introducing compassionate mind training to school staff significantly improves their mental wellbeing.  

Train carriages

A £1.4m innovation centre at the University of Derby has been unveiled to the rail industry.

A montage representing all the things a university gives back to the community

The University of Derby is holding its first ‘Derby Civic Forum’ on Thursday 27 June at our Kedleston Road site, a free event providing the wider community with the opportunity to share their thoughts on how we can help to deliver long-term positive impact for Derby and Derbyshire.

Members of the LGBT+ Allies Network at the Stonewall event

University of Derby Vice-Chancellor Professor Kathryn Mitchell and Sarah Barley-McMullen, the University’s LGBT+ Allies Staff Network Chair, have both received a regional Stonewall Award, in acknowledgement of their commitment to role modelling inclusion and equality.

Photo of Kedleston Road in the summer

The University of Derby has risen three places in The Guardian University Guide from 29th to 26th place – its highest ever ranking.

A boy taking part in creative activities as part of This is Derby

A delegation showcasing the success of the This is Derby project has been invited to attend the International Arts in Society Conference, taking place in Lisbon, Portugal from 19-21 June.

The University of Derby is leading a project to support student mental health through the higher education curriculum, backed by funding from the Office for Students.

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