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22 June 2017

University of Derby achieves Gold for teaching excellence

The University of Derby has been awarded Gold by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) in the country’s first ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), putting it in the top 20% of all providers in the UK.

5 June 2017

New Chair for University’s Governing Council

Derbyshire businessman Stephen Smith has been appointed as the new Chair of the University of Derby’s Governing Council.

2 June 2017

University launches publishing house with new book to celebrate 40 years of Derby

A team of 10 MA Publishing students from the University of Derby is to publish a book celebrating the history and culture of the city of Derby – the first released through the University’s brand-new publishing house, Peregrine Publishing.

31 May 2017

Photography student scoops top prize for close-up nature shots

A student at the University of Derby has won a prestigious award for his close-up shots of nature.

12 May 2017

Derby lecturer scoops Higher Education Bioscience Teacher of the Year

Dr Ian Turner, from the University of Derby, has been recognised for his outstanding and innovative teaching styles that look to bring theatricals into the lecture theatre.

10 May 2017

University of Derby announces partnership with leading music festival Y Not

The University of Derby today announces a major new three-year partnership with Y Not Festival, featuring a range of activities to enrich student’ real world learning.

8 May 2017

Join the #Derbyshares relay to celebrate Dying Matters Awareness Week

Dozens of people across Derby and Derbyshire are to take part in a relay carrying the end of life wishes of one woman across the county.

4 May 2017

Funding boost helps game development studio launch award-winning educational app

A game development studio based in Friar Gate Studios in Derby has received £50,000 funding from the University of Derby’s Invest to Grow Fund and could see the creation of up to eight jobs over the next few years.

7 April 2017

University of Derby brings students into the heart of learning and teaching

The University of Derby has held the first meeting of its Student Experience Learning and Teaching Committee (SELTC). This is a new committee combining the Student Experience, and Learning, Teaching and Enhancement sub-committees, and is co-chaired by the Students’ Union.

5 April 2017

University students organise Events and Hospitality conference with big industry experts

Budding event managers and hospitality stars got the opportunity to ask their industry idols their secrets to success at a special event at the University of Derby’s Buxton Campus.

24 March 2017

University shortlisted for six awards at ‘nursing education Oscars’

The University of Derby has been shortlisted for six national awards for its nursing provision.

8 March 2017

Spa student set to hit the headlines

A University of Derby International Spa Management student is to get the chance to go undercover with one of the industry’s “spa spies”.

6 March 2017

Spa pioneer returns to University to seek managers of the future

Stephanie Duchak, who was in the first cohort to graduate in 2005 from the University’s pioneering Spa management course, came back for an Industry Networking Day to pick out the stars of the future as employees at the award-winning Manchester Bali Health Lounge, which she manages.

6 March 2017

Pastry expert helps students join the upper crust of patisserie chefs

Renowned pastry chef Mick Burke has shown University of Derby Culinary Arts students how to give customers at Michelin-starred restaurants their just desserts.

3 March 2017

First group of nursing students to undertake pioneering training scheme finish degree at Derby

The first cohort of nursing students to go through a special training programme developed as a result of the inquiry into the failings of Mid Staffordshire Hospital have finished their studies at the University of Derby.

9 January 2017

Derby Holocaust survivor to tell his story at special event

One of the last surviving holocaust survivors, Bernard Grunberg, will be visiting the University Derby to recount how he fled a Fascist led Germany.

24 June 2016

EU referendum Result – A Statement from the Vice-Chancellor

"The transition will take some time, during which we will remain committed to our values"