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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.

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.

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.

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.

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”.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

26 September 2017

University of Derby and Hevasure collaborate to develop sensor technology

Derbyshire based corrosion control specialists, Hevasure has partnered with The University of Derby to take its monitoring technology to the next level after receiving a grant award from Innovate UK.

27 September 2017

HRH The Earl of Wessex officially opens University of Derby STEM Centre

The University of Derby’s new £12m STEM centre was officially opened by HRH The Earl of Wessex today (Wednesday 27 September).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.