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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.

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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.

A group of people, some in police uniform

A pioneering new training programme that prepares military service leavers for a career in policing was officially launched this week. The course is a partnership between the University of Derby and Nottinghamshire Police.

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The University of Derby has joined the National College for Nuclear (NCfN) as an Approved Provider to deliver high quality qualifications in support of the nuclear sector.

University of Derby Sports Centre

An innovative new athlete professional development programme at the University of Derby, in partnership with ProChance Football, will give aspiring footballers and officials the opportunity to achieve an academic degree while developing their sporting talent, providing alternative career options for their life beyond sport.

A person with a microphone addresses a conference

Award-winning artist and photographer Oliver Frank Chanarin and well-known American artist, photographer and book publisher James Stanford will be among the inspiring speakers at this year’s FORMAT23 Conference in Derby on Friday 17 March.  

University of Derby new business school in the city centre

Plans for a new Business School in Derby city centre have been secured after the University of Derby raised £70 million funding to help develop the state-of-the-art Business School, a core part of the University’s long-term strategy.  

Students from the University of Derby Journalism course and lecturers smiling with BBC's Laura Kuenssberg

Students from the University of Derby's BA (Hons) Journalism degree got the opportunity to meet and pick up top tips from the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg during a visit to Broadcasting House in London. 

Baasit Siddiqui

Gogglebox's Baasit Siddiqui shares his story of his journey in education, business and life on the small screen with young people and their parents at the University of Derby Open Day. 

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