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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

27 February 2018

Fibromyalgia sufferers see chronic pain symptoms reduced in new meditation therapy study

A team of academics has conducted the first study into the effectiveness of compassion meditation for treating fibromyalgia, a debilitating pain condition, which recently hit the headlines for causing Lady Gaga to cancel her world tour.

2 March 2018

Derby crowned University of the Year at Midlands Business Awards

The University of Derby has been crowned ‘University of the Year’ at the Midlands Business Awards in recognition of its enterprise support programme which provides help to students and graduates to set up their own business.

2 March 2018

University of Derby students win national textile industry bursaries

Two students from the University of Derby have been recognised by the Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters for their innovative knitwear designs.

5 March 2018

University of Derby students win national bursary for engineering talent

Three students from the University of Derby have received Engineering Horizons Bursaries from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

6 March 2018

University welcomes first cohort of civil engineering apprentices

The first cohort of Civil Engineering Degree apprentices has started at the University of Derby.

7 March 2018

The University of Derby partners with I CAN to support local children’s communication development

I CAN and The University of Derby have collaborated with partnership schools in Derbyshire and surrounding localities to support children’s speech and language through delivering innovative training for staff and support to pupils.

12 March 2018

University of Derby students take top prize at University Trading Awards in London

Economics students from the University of Derby have scooped three of the top accolades at the University Trading Challenge, including the competition’s first prize of Best Team Performance.

16 March 2018

New Chancellor installed at the University of Derby

Lord William Burlington has been installed as the new Chancellor of the University of Derby, an ‘ambassadorial’ role held by his father, the 12th Duke of Devonshire, for the last 10 years.

19 March 2018

Emotionally unstable people more likely to be smartphone addicts, says new study

People who are less emotionally stable are more likely to be addicted to their smartphones, according to a new research study.

21 March 2018

University of Derby professor receives international research award

A University of Derby professor of Operations Management has been presented with the prestigious Outstanding Researcher award at a conference in Bandung, Indonesia, in front of 300 delegates from around 50 countries.

22 March 2018

‘Rarest stonefly in Europe’ rediscovered in UK after 22 years’ absence

A critically endangered species of stonefly – thought to be extinct in many European countries – has been rediscovered in North Wales by a team of researchers at the University of Derby, after 22 years’ absence in the UK.

26 March 2018

Jodie’s tattoo studio dream comes true – with support from the University of Derby

Tattoo artist and University of Derby graduate Jodie Powell is the latest tenant to move into Banks Mill Studios, set up by the University in 1999 to support new businesses within the creative industries.

26 March 2018

Oral supplementation of deep ocean minerals improves exercise performance in middle-aged men

A new study by an international team of academics, including a senior lecturer from the University of Derby, has shown that drinking a supplement containing deep ocean minerals could provide significant benefits to middle-aged men both during and after intensive exercise.

27 March 2018

New study suggests existence of meditation-induced near-death experiences

New research by the University of Derby into near-death experiences (NDEs) has shown that they can be induced through meditation, with wider implications for our understanding of the phenomena and our ability to examine what happens to an individual during an NDE.

29 March 2018

University of Derby postgraduate healthcare students receive funding fees boost

Students applying for postgraduate pre-registration nursing and healthcare courses at the University of Derby will now have access to the same funding as undergraduate students following the announcement of new government legislation.

5 April 2018

Next generation of chefs learn from industry experts at University of Derby event

Guests at the University of Derby’s restaurant in the historic Devonshire Dome in Buxton enjoyed a taste of the future when they sampled a four-course meal prepared by students, under the guidance of chefs from three of the region’s top restaurants.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.