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Paula Shaw, Academic Manager at UDOL

Paula Shaw, Academic Manager at the University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL), has received a National Teaching Fellowship – the most prestigious individual award in higher education – in recognition of her outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession.

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Researchers at the University of Derby have conducted the first-ever study focusing on exploring the effects of mindfulness for improving sleep in individuals with fibromyalgia.

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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 a

William Van Gordon standing in front of the Enterprise Centre

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.

Online peer observation is an emerging practice still rare in most universities. In a new pilot project, academics at the University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL) have pioneered a unique approach to online peer observation for tutors.

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.

A University of Derby academic is part of a team 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.

Dominic Petronzi's experience of maths anxiety spurred him on to conduct research into the topic for his PhD. A short CPD course 'Understanding Maths Anxiety' was developed based on his findings.

Vicky Cockerill, Academic Lead in Mental Health at the University of Derby Online Learning, looks at the realities of mental health issues in children and young people and how we can help to build stronger foundations.

Dr Justin Steele-Davies, Academic Lead in Engineering at the University of Derby Online Learning, shares his experience of attending the DEVELOP 3D LIVE at Warwick Arts Centre, and the key messages taken from the event.

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