Make it Real
at Derby

The University of Derby is a place where you can live your dream, where you can realise your vision for your future. It's a place where you can truly be yourself and where you can take your passion and talent and use them to create a better world.

Our students, graduates and staff are people just like you. And they are making an impact in our region and around the world by using their knowledge and skills to drive innovation and change. You can be part of that story. We can make it real for you.

Let our students and graduates tell you how we made it real for them.

Kate Henry

Kate Henry: being inspired

A moment of inspiration changed Kate Henry's life. Now, as a newly qualified nurse, she is on the front line. And she's using her creativity to inspire the next generation of nurses.

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Omar Soomro

Omar Soomro: living the dream

There is no question. Omar Soomro is living the dream. He graduated from our Film Production course last year and he has already spent six months working as a camera trainee on Netflix’s acclaimed series Sex Education.

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Arvin Johal

Arvin Johal: perfectly balanced

University has been a personal journey for Arvin Johal. And he's got the balance right. He is taking every opportunity that comes his way and achieving firsts in his academic studies.

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Tom Berrington

Tom Berrington: igniting a passion

For Tom Berrington, university has been about the opportunities. The link between education and real-world experience has allowed him to develop his skills – and his employability.

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Mark Faghy

Mark Faghy: managing excellence

When Mark Faghy first arrived in Derby as a teenage undergraduate, his goal was to become England football manager. Now he is a respected research academic leading an international collaboration in the fight against Covid. And his students are helping.

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