Staff profile

Russ Langley

Director of Corporate Planning and Performance


Office of the Vice-Chancellor


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



As Director of Marketing & Communications at the University of Derby I am responsible for the strategic direction of all marketing, communication and student recruitment activity. My department covers a breadth of activities, including: Digital; Design; Campaigns; Outreach and Widening Participation; Stakeholder Communications; Events; Alumni Relations; Community; Media and PR; Internal Communications; and CRM.

Prior to joining Derby in 2012, the bulk of my career has been spent in sport – firstly working my way up to Head of Communications at UK Sport before taking on the equivalent role at British Cycling.