University of Derby

Address:Kedleston Rd, Derby DE22 1GB, UK

About University of Derby

Established in 1851, the University of Derby is a publically-owned institution for higher learning and research in England. It was initially set up as the teacher training college, called Derby Diocesan Institution. Over the years, several institutions have contributed to the formation of the university. The institution gained university status in the year 1992.

The main campus of the university, based in Derby, consists of most of the administrative offices and academic buildings. It features a multi-faith centre, conference halls, lecture theatres, recording studios, concert venues, art and cultural venues, computer laboratories, outdoor pitches and athletic facilities. Students' Union Quarter is the seat of several students clubs and organisations at the university. They manage on-campus and off-campus, events and competitions focused on interests, such as sports, music, dance, public speaking, athletics and other recreational activities.

The library system of the university consists of five libraries across the campuses. They possess extensive collections of rare and unique books, journals, maps, photographs, documents, e-books, e-journals and various other resources of information. The university has several restaurants, bars, cafes and small food outlets throughout the campuses providing a range of foods and beverages. Other on-campus facilities include medical centres, fitness suites, chapels, prayer halls, meditation rooms and support centres. The university has several residence halls that offer housing facility to the students in en-suite, studio and standard rooms. These halls are just a few-minute walk from the campuses and recreational hubs in the cities. The university operates bus service between the campuses to facilitate easy mobility for the students and faculty. The academic structure of the university divides into five colleges that are further sub-divided into different schools. The university offers over 300 programmes in distinct disciplines of arts, business, humanities, science, education, social sciences, engineering, law, management, health, public care, tourism and hospitality, nursing and natural sciences. Also, the institution extends about 100 online courses and short courses to facilitate flexible learning for working professionals.

It has collaborations with several institutions abroad that award degrees of the University of Derby. Swiss Education Group, Botswana Accountancy College, Raffles Design Institute, Royal Malaysian Police and Mediterranean College are international partners of the university. The university is an ethnically vast community with students and staff members from 100 nations of the world. About 34,000 students are pursuing their degrees from the university, which includes 1,700 international students. The female-male ratio at the university is 1.32:1. The University of Derby has many alumni who are pioneers and great leaders in their respective fields. Some notable names in the alumni list are Graham Joyce (British Fiction Author), Paul Cummins (Artist), Lucy Spraggan (Lyricist and Singer), Devon Eugene Malcolm (Former Cricketer), Khumbo Hasting Kachali (Malawian Politician), Idris Khan (British Photographer and Artist) and David Imms (Painter and Artist).



University of Derby

Phone:+44 1332 591044
Address:Kedleston Rd, Derby DE22 1GB, UK
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