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12 February 2018

University of Derby Invest to Grow fund creates 1,000 local jobs

The University of Derby has supported the creation of more than 1,000 jobs in key growth sectors across the East Midlands since launching its Invest to Grow funding scheme in 2014.

7 February 2018

Man Booker Prize winner has new book published by University of Derby students

The University of Derby will publish a new children’s book by 2017 Man Booker Prize winning author George Saunders.

3 January 2018

University of Derby drives innovation forward with two key leadership appointments

The University of Derby has strengthened its senior leadership team with the appointment of two new Pro Vice-Chancellor Deans.

20 December 2017

University of Derby launches £1,000 Derbyshire Bursary

The University of Derby has launched a bursary to encourage more people in the county to participate in higher education and develop the necessary skills to help grow the local economy.

15 December 2017

University of Derby secures Right Legal placements for law students

The University of Derby has secured work experience placements for more than 100 of its law students with Derby law firm, Right Legal.

6 December 2017

University Student Wins Prestigious Media Award

A student from the University of Derby has won the Best Camera Work category at this year’s Royal Television Society Awards for her outstanding work on her 3rd year film, Teafe - Life For Tea.

5 December 2017

Play Wild project helps parents be more confident outdoors

A project designed to help disadvantaged families from deprived areas feel confident playing in wild spaces has had a significant positive effect, a report by the University of Derby reveals.

4 December 2017

Researchers build on coral spawning success

A team of UK aquatic biologists have induced coral spawning over a full reproductive cycle for the first time by successfully maintaining the environmental conditions of coral reef environments in closed system aquariums.

29 November 2017

D2EE project saves Tidyco six tonnes of carbon emissions

The D2 Energy Efficiency (D2EE) project, a partnership run by the University of Derby, Derby City and Derbyshire County Councils, has awarded £11,000 of funding to Tidyco Ltd, helping reduce its carbon emissions by six tonnes per year.

29 November 2017

Scholarships launched for fledgling female football journalists

Talented young women footballers are being offered the chance to win a £27,750 bursary to study football journalism at the University of Derby.

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.