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18 April 2018

University of Derby awarded £150,000 HEFCE funding to improve support for student wellbeing

The University of Derby has received a £150,000 share of £1.5 million from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), awarded to 17 universities to improve support for the mental health and wellbeing of postgraduate research (PGR) students.

13 April 2018

University of Derby shortlisted for two national higher education awards

The University of Derby has been shortlisted for two prestigious national awards for its commitment to quality in teaching, learning and research.

10 April 2018

University of Derby to host public forum on modern slavery

Members of the public are invited to a free forum at the University of Derby on modern slavery and human trafficking, to hear what is being done locally to tackle this challenging issue.

9 April 2018

University of Derby event unites the next generation of entrepreneurs

Derby’s next generation of business professionals will have the chance to hear from business leaders at the University of Derby’s Network of Entrepreneurs event, taking place on Wednesday 11 April at the Derby Museum and Art Gallery.

5 April 2018

Next generation of chefs learn from industry experts at University of Derby event

Guests at the University of Derby’s restaurant in the historic Devonshire Dome in Buxton enjoyed a taste of the future when they sampled a four-course meal prepared by students, under the guidance of chefs from three of the region’s top restaurants.

29 March 2018

University of Derby postgraduate healthcare students receive funding fees boost

Students applying for postgraduate pre-registration nursing and healthcare courses at the University of Derby will now have access to the same funding as undergraduate students following the announcement of new government legislation.

27 March 2018

New study suggests existence of meditation-induced near-death experiences

New research by the University of Derby into near-death experiences (NDEs) has shown that they can be induced through meditation, with wider implications for our understanding of the phenomena and our ability to examine what happens to an individual during an NDE.

26 March 2018

Jodie’s tattoo studio dream comes true – with support from the University of Derby

Tattoo artist and University of Derby graduate Jodie Powell is the latest tenant to move into Banks Mill Studios, set up by the University in 1999 to support new businesses within the creative industries.

26 March 2018

Oral supplementation of deep ocean minerals improves exercise performance in middle-aged men

A new study by an international team of academics, including a senior lecturer from the University of Derby, has shown that drinking a supplement containing deep ocean minerals could provide significant benefits to middle-aged men both during and after intensive exercise.

22 March 2018

‘Rarest stonefly in Europe’ rediscovered in UK after 22 years’ absence

A critically endangered species of stonefly – thought to be extinct in many European countries – has been rediscovered in North Wales by a team of researchers at the University of Derby, after 22 years’ absence in the UK.

21 March 2018

University of Derby professor receives international research award

A University of Derby professor of Operations Management has been presented with the prestigious Outstanding Researcher award at a conference in Bandung, Indonesia, in front of 300 delegates from around 50 countries.

19 March 2018

Emotionally unstable people more likely to be smartphone addicts, says new study

People who are less emotionally stable are more likely to be addicted to their smartphones, according to a new research study.

16 March 2018

Duke of Devonshire receives prestigious University art award

The Duke of Devonshire has been awarded an Honorary Master of Art from the University of Derby, marking his contribution to the world of art as a collector and conservationist of important national and international works.

16 March 2018

New Chancellor installed at the University of Derby

Lord William Burlington has been installed as the new Chancellor of the University of Derby, an ‘ambassadorial’ role held by his father, the 12th Duke of Devonshire, for the last 10 years.

12 March 2018

University of Derby students take top prize at University Trading Awards in London

Economics students from the University of Derby have scooped three of the top accolades at the University Trading Challenge, including the competition’s first prize of Best Team Performance.

7 March 2018

The University of Derby partners with I CAN to support local children’s communication development

I CAN and The University of Derby have collaborated with partnership schools in Derbyshire and surrounding localities to support children’s speech and language through delivering innovative training for staff and support to pupils.

6 March 2018

University welcomes first cohort of civil engineering apprentices

The first cohort of Civil Engineering Degree apprentices has started at the University of Derby.

5 March 2018

University of Derby students win national bursary for engineering talent

Three students from the University of Derby have received Engineering Horizons Bursaries from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

2 March 2018

University of Derby students win national textile industry bursaries

Two students from the University of Derby have been recognised by the Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters for their innovative knitwear designs.

2 March 2018

Derby crowned University of the Year at Midlands Business Awards

The University of Derby has been crowned ‘University of the Year’ at the Midlands Business Awards in recognition of its enterprise support programme which provides help to students and graduates to set up their own business.