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22 June 2018

University of Derby scoops Times Higher Education Teaching Award

The University of Derby has won a prestigious national award for its Teaching and Learning Strategy 2016-2020.

14 June 2018

University of Derby to celebrate Armed Forces Day with family event

The University of Derby is holding a themed family day at its Kedleston Road site on Saturday 30 June to celebrate Armed Forces Day and the 100th anniversary of the RAF.

13 June 2018

University of Derby strengthens leadership team with new Pro Vice-Chancellor Dean

The University of Derby has appointed a new Pro Vice-Chancellor Dean for the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences.

6 June 2018

University of Derby named one of the world’s top 250 young universities

The University of Derby has been included as one of the world’s top 250 new universities, in the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2018.

5 June 2018

The Bishop of Derby, an international rugby star, and a renowned textile designer to receive Honorary Degree from the University of Derby

The Bishop of Derby, a renowned textile designer, and an international rugby player, are to receive an Honorary Degree from the University of Derby this summer.

5 June 2018

Games company increases turnover thanks to £60,000 funding from University of Derby’s Invest to Grow Scheme

An East Midlands computer game development company, which received a funding boost from the University of Derby’s Invest to Grow scheme, has increased its staff by 50 percent and seen its annual turnover grow by a third.

29 May 2018

University of Derby climbs 25 places to rank in Top 30 in The Guardian University Guide 2019

The University of Derby has been ranked in the Top 30 in The Guardian University Guide 2019 which is a climb of 25 places.

25 May 2018

University of Derby photography student showcases final year work in Degree Show exhibition

A University of Derby photography student has celebrated the photographic history of the people of Derby with a 20-feet tall sculptural installation for her final year exhibition.

18 May 2018

Derby named finalist in Global Teaching Excellence Awards 2018

The University of Derby has been named one of 17 finalists in the Global Teaching Excellence Awards (GTEA), which showcase the world’s best institutions in 2018.

14 May 2018

University of Derby partners with the British Council on Venice Fellowships Programme

The University of Derby has announced a partnership with the British Council on the 2018 Venice Fellowships Programme, which forms part of the British Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.

3 May 2018

First tenants move into the University of Derby’s Innovation Centre in Chesterfield

The first business has taken up residence at the University of Derby’s new Innovation Centre, a hub of six high-specification units based in Chesterfield, designed to support manufacturing and medical engineering companies in the area.

2 May 2018

Technology adviser at University of Derby wins Blackboard Catalyst Award for Teaching and Learning

A member of staff from the University of Derby has won a teaching and learning award after adopting mobile and online technologies to enhance students’ educational experience.

1 May 2018

Derby students crowned winners at Student Nursing Times Awards 2018

Two students who set up the University of Derby’s Nursing Society have scooped a top prize at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2018.

1 May 2018

Derby graduate’s research changes behaviours at global defence company

Submarine manufacturing workers are now using protective skin creams, after research by a University of Derby graduate changed the way a global defence company approaches aspects of employee health and safety.

27 April 2018

Mother and daughter celebrate 70 years of occupational therapy in Derby

This year marks 70 years of occupational therapy education in Derby, and for one mother and daughter from the city, the profession has become a family tradition.

25 April 2018

Increased smartphone use and selfie-taking linked to lower connection to nature and higher anxiety in new study

A team of academics at the University of Derby has conducted the first study into the link between smartphone use, the number of selfies a person takes and how connected they feel to nature – and what this means for their health and wellbeing.

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.