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20 November 2017

Electrical power company receives funding from University of Derby to invest in UK railways

A company which provides a range of products and services to the electrical power industry, has doubled its turnover and recruited 15 new members of staff.

13 November 2017

University funding supports water company’s expansion

The National Forest Spring Water Company has received funding from the University of Derby’s Invest to Grow programme to support its research and development into the Midlands.

9 November 2017

University of Derby signs Armed Forces Covenant

The University of Derby has signed The Armed Forces Covenant – a promise from the nation that those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly.

8 November 2017

The world's largest festival of entrepreneurship comes to Derby

The city’s next generation of entrepreneurs will have the chance to hear from business leaders at the University of Derby’s fourth annual Network of Entrepreneurs event on Wednesday 15 November at the Silk Mill in Derby.

8 November 2017

University’s Buxton Campus undergoes £1m refurbishment to improve facilities for students

One million pounds has been invested in the University of Derby’s Buxton Campus to further improve its facilities for students.

7 November 2017

Record number of students enroll onto ultrasound degree

More than 60 students have enrolled onto the postgraduate MSc Medical Ultrasound course at the University of Derby, making it the highest record to date for the institution.

7 November 2017

University launches China strategy to strengthen partnership development

The University of Derby has launched a specialist team based in Shanghai, China to help develop and strengthen its global footprint.

6 November 2017

Leicestershire business expands internationally with University funding

The University of Derby has awarded a Leicestershire business £97,650 to expand their business and make new international relationships.

2 November 2017

Student shortlisted for illustration showing life without sight

An illustration student has been shortlisted for the Cheltenham Illustration Awards 2017 for his work that represents what life would look like through the perspective of someone who has lost their eyesight.

2 November 2017

University of Derby launches £1,000 scholarship for Derby schools and colleges

The University of Derby has launched a scholarship scheme to encourage more young people from the city to participate in higher education and develop the necessary skills to help grow the local economy.

1 November 2017

New research reveals meditation can help cure workaholics

Meditation sessions can help cure people who are addicted to work, according to a new study by the University of Derby.

31 October 2017

Honorary awards list announced by University of Derby

Four notable people with connections to Derby will receive honorary awards at the University of Derby’s Award Ceremonies in November.

30 October 2017

Engineering company given funding for high-tech inspection machinery

N&R Needham has been awarded £52,425 from the University of Derby to invest in new machinery to broaden measuring capacity and to be able to take on work that they couldn’t have inspected previously.

20 October 2017

Textile Design student wins international design competition

A University of Derby student has won the Kimono Fabric Design Competition 2017 and will have her work put on display in Japan, France and Germany.

18 October 2017

Volunteering Fair welcomes local and national charities

The University of Derby is hosting its annual Volunteering Fair on Thursday 19 October. The fair is open to the public as well as students, graduates and staff.

12 October 2017

BBC Introducing artist releases debut single ahead of UK support tour

A University of Derby student has been invited to tour with X Factor winner Ben Haenow for a second time.

5 October 2017

University students land exciting international placements

Two tourism and events management students at the University of Derby have secured placements with global brands, Disney and Universal Studios Florida.

5 October 2017

Gordon’s alive! Brian Blessed to receive Honorary Doctorate from University of Derby

Actor Brian Blessed will receive an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Derby at its annual Awards Ceremony in Buxton.

5 October 2017

New Chancellor announced for the University of Derby

Lord William Burlington has been named as the fourth Chancellor of the University of Derby.

29 September 2017

Film by Derby academic exploring women’s experiences of birth through art is shortlisted for prestigious national award

An emotive film showcasing mothers’ exploration of the birth experience through art has been shortlisted for the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s prestigious 2017 Research in Film Awards.