The University of Derby has a reputation for industry-relevant degree programmes, offering 34,000 students unparalleled opportunities to gain professional work experience alongside their studies. Derby has invested around £100 million over the past five years in some of the best university facilities in the UK to ensure students get the hands-on practical skills employers are looking for. With campuses in Derby, Buxton and Chesterfield, plus University of Derby Online Learning and Buxton & Leek College, the University contributes more than £270m to the economy each year.
The University of Derby is committed to providing a ‘best in class’ learning experience for its students, with flexible pedagogies designed to meet different learner needs, and curricula that is research-informed and employer-led to enable their students to fulfil their potential and prepare them for the opportunities available to them, regardless of background and previous educational experience.
For all students, the University’s pedagogy is based around the principle that their university experience needs to be transformational – supporting students to achieve at a level that they did not know that they were capable of, opening up new areas of knowledge and understanding, and challenging every student to reflect upon their broader opportunities to engage with the cultural and societal issues within the region, the country and globally.
“We are proud of our excellent practice and we wanted to share this with the wider HE community. The commitment of all staff to student success is embedded within our values and mission. The award is a magnificent recognition of our achievement and we are delighted for our students and staff.”
Professor Malcolm Todd, Pro Vice-Chancellor Academic and Student Experience