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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.

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.

12 May 2017

Derby lecturer scoops Higher Education Bioscience Teacher of the Year

Dr Ian Turner, from the University of Derby, has been recognised for his outstanding and innovative teaching styles that look to bring theatricals into the lecture theatre.

26 April 2017

Derby students triumph at National Forensic Science Competition

Fifteen forensic students at the University took part in a national forensic science competition hosted by Liverpool John Moores University.

5 April 2017

Partnership boost for the University of Derby and Mickleover Sports Club

The University of Derby and Mickleover Sports Club celebrated the success of their new partnership last night (April 4) before the club’s match against Sutton Coldfield.

22 February 2017

Psychology team secure BIAL Foundation funding

Psychology team secure €42,000 funding from BIAL Foundation

13 October 2016

Careers in Sport

Careers in Sport hosted at the University of Derby

29 April 2016

Students put the fun into football

Students from the University of Derby put the fun into football for High Peak school children with special needs last week.

16 April 2016

Royal Society of Biology Accreditation Presentation

Royal Society of Biology Awards ceremony

23 February 2016

Pioneering research shows children “connected to nature” achieve better SAT results

New research from the University of Derby has revealed children who are in touch with nature achieve better results in their Year 6 SAT exams.