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21 September 2017

Closing the skills gap: Derby receives £250,000 for specialist data analytics laboratory

A state-of-the-art Data Visualisation Laboratory (DVL) is to be installed at the University of Derby’s brand new STEM Centre, addressing the need for a specialist teaching facility for data analytics and supporting the globally recognised research in this area.

20 September 2017

Derby Textiles graduate secures top role at international design event

A University of Derby graduate has been appointed as Project Manager for Austria’s largest design festival later this month.

19 September 2017

UK’s largest electric cycle hire scheme unveiled at University of Derby

Staff and students at the University of Derby have been given the first look at the new electric bike designed for the Derby Bike Hire Scheme launching in Spring 2018.

12 September 2017

University of Derby compiles league of regions Top 200 companies

The University of Derby has compiled a league table of Nottinghamshire's Top 200 Companies for 2017 after it was appointed to carry out a research study to rank businesses by turnover.

11 September 2017

University of Derby launches free bus service for students and staff

As the University of Derby prepares for the start of the new academic year, it has announced that its Unibus service will become completely free for students and staff.

8 September 2017

University of Derby launches online Integrative Health and Social Care HE Diploma

The University of Derby has launched a new course aimed at supporting health and social care workers into higher education while they continue to work and earn.

7 September 2017

University funding boost helps forensic analysis specialist develop new facilities

SureScreen Scientifics has been awarded £68,430 from the University of Derby Invest to Grow fund to develop a new bespoke DNA research facility which has created eight jobs.

6 September 2017

Derby ranks in top 1,000 universities worldwide

The University of Derby has been ranked in the top 1,000 universities in the world by Times Higher Education (THE). It is the first time Derby has been listed in the prestigious global rankings.

22 August 2017

University supports local transportation company to expand business

A Derbyshire transportation company has been awarded funding of £400,000 from the University of Derby, allowing them to expand their business and create ten new jobs.

18 August 2017

University Community Fund supports local groups for young people

The University of Derby has awarded two local groups funding to purchase new equipment that will be used to improve young people’s skills and knowledge.

4 August 2017

University of Derby STEM Centre to be officially opened by HRH The Earl of Wessex

The University of Derby’s new £12m STEM centre is to be officially opened by HRH The Earl of Wessex on Wednesday 27 September.

17 July 2017

Cancer Research UK awards £20,000 grant to University academic

A University of Derby academic is part of a team to be awarded £20,000 by The Cancer Research UK Prevention Initiative to fund a research study exploring ways to support family and friends through physical activity following a cancer diagnosis

27 June 2017

Derby Theatre remains as an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and receives an uplift in funding

Derby Theatre announces it will remain part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio and receive an uplift in funding, receiving a total amount of £3,180,000 over the next four years to support key strands of the Theatre’s programme of work from 2018 to 2022.

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.

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.

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.