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University of Derby

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Established 1992 (predecessor in 1851)
Students 24,150 [1]
Undergraduates 12,210 [1]
Postgraduates 2,515 [1]
Other students 9,425 FE[1]
Location Derby, United Kingdom
Campus Urban
Website http://www.derby.ac.uk

The University of Derby is a university in the city of Derby, England. It also has a campus in Buxton, Derbyshire. The main campus is on Kedleston Road, Allestree in the north-west of Derby close to the A38 opposite Markeaton Park. There is also a university site in Buxton, which is centred on the new Devonshire campus, a grade II* listed building which dominates the local landscape and has a dome which is over 145ft in diameter, bigger than that of St Paul's Cathedral in London. It was formally opened by Prince Charles in February 2006. A new building for Arts, Design and Technology students on Markeaton Street in Derby is due to be opened in early November 2007, by Richard Branson, but will be used by students from September. Health and Psychology courses were based at the Mickleover campus, which has been sold for housing development. The University has total of 24,000 registered students, of whom c. 9,000 are full-time undergraduates. Currently (2006) 54% of students are mature (over 21). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Further education (often abbreviated FE) is post-secondary, post-compulsory education (in addition to that received at secondary school). ... Derby (pronounced dar-bee ) is a city in the East Midlands of England. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... Derby (pronounced dar-bee ) is a city in the East Midlands of England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England. ... Kedleston is a village and civil parish in the Amber Valley district of Derbyshire. ... Allestree is a suburb of Derby, England. ... A38 passing under M50 in Worcestershire The A38 is a major trunk road in England. ... The Orangery at Markeaton Park. ... This article is about the cathedral church of the diocese of London. ... Prince Charles may refer to: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, current heir-apparent to the British throne Any of the previous British royals named Charles, Prince of Wales The former Belgian regent, Prince Charles of Belgium This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that... The Orangery at Markeaton Park. ... Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July 1950 ) in Shamley Green, Surrey, England), is a British entrepreneur, best known for his Virgin brand of over 360 companies. ... Mickleover, Derby, England Mickleover is located 2 miles west of the city centre and is the most westerly village of the City of Derby in the United Kingdom. ...


The University of Derby has a developing research programme with significant strengths in Art and Design (including Humanities).


The University offers a wide range of Joint and Single Honours degrees. Joint Honours degrees are offered through the Joint Honours Scheme, which incorporates over 40 subjects from across all four university faculties. Single honours degrees are based within individual faculties, and include a wide range of programmes in Art and Design, Education, Science, Nursing, Humanities (American Studies, Creative Writing, English, History, Performing Arts), Tourism, Law, Business (Marketing, Business Management, Accounting, Human Resource Management), Computing and Psychology.


Facilities for students include extensive computing facilities, Apple workstation suites, Spa Management teaching rooms (at Buxton), two computer games suites, a life-like Hospital teaching environment with robot patients, and a Learning Resource Centre at the Kedleston Road campus.

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History

University of Derby, main campus.
University of Derby, main campus.

The origins of higher education in Derby began in 1870 with the formation of the Derby Central School of Art and the Derby Central School of Science. In 1885, this became the Derby School of Art and Technical Institution. By 1892, this became the Derby Munipical Technical College. Around this time, separate to this college, the Bishop Lonsdale College of Education was founded, which was linked to the Diocese of Derby. In 1928, the Technical College split into the Derby School of Art and Derby Technical College. In 1955, these had become the Derby and District College of Art and the Derby and District College of Technology.[2] The main Kedleston Road buildings opened in about 1960 for the College of Technology. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 953 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 953 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... The Diocese of Derby is a Church of England diocese in the Province of Canterbury, roughly covering the same area as the County of Derbyshire. ...


The Bishop Lonsdale college occupied the Mickleover site in the 1950s, which was known as the Derby Diocesan Training College until 1965. In 1972, the Art and Technology colleges again joined (as in 1885) to become the Derby College of Art and Technology, in a form similar to the present university.


In September 1975, the Bishop Lonsdale College of Education was merged with the main college and the name changed to the Derby Lonsdale College of Higher Education, the first time it was called a higher education college. At this time, around 2,000 students were at the main campus and 800 at Mickleover. The name was simplified in September 1983 to the Derbyshire College of Higher Education, when Derby Lonsdale College merged with Matlock College of Higher Education, which had around 1,000 students. A few days later, the busy A38 link road was opened next to the campus, giving greater access to the university. In 1991 and 1992, two health colleges joined the main college. The University was the only one in the country to be upgraded directly from a higher education college to a university, along with all the polytechnics in 1992. In 1998, the High Peak College of Further Education, Buxton on Harpur Hill joined the university to become the High Peak campus.[2] The Learning Resource Centre opened in 1997. The University of Cambridge is an institute of higher learning. ... The term polytechnic, from the Greek πολύ polú meaning many and τεχνικός tekhnikós meaning arts, is commonly used in many countries to describe an institution that delivers vocational or technical education and training, other countries do not use the term and use alternative terminology. ... Harpur Hill is a small village on the outskirts of Buxton, Derbyshire It has a primary school, a pub, a working mens club, a football team and Methodist Church, and contains parts of the University of Derby. ...


Academic Faculties

Faculty of Business, Computing and Law

This used to be called the Derbyshire Business School (now this is the name of the business section) and is housed at Kedleston Road.


School of Computing

Includes a BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming degree[3] developed in association with Microsoft. “B.S.” redirects here. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ...


Derby is CISCO accredited and CISCO (CCNA) is an integral part of the BSc (Hons) Computer Networks course. “Cisco” redirects here. ...


School of Law and Criminology

Recently rated the top Law School for Personal Deveopment in the National Student Survey, and second in all other categories, this small teaching institution prides itself on getting students to do law. As a result, it provides considerable support for pro bono legal work in the community. Its work in criminology has a similar practical feel, with an emphasis on encouraging justice and diversity in the Criminal Justice System. It provides Masters study in Commercial Law; Information, Media and the Arts, limited PhD opportunities, qualifying and non-qualifying law degreess and specialist undergraduate study in Crime and Justice. Notable research holdings include the private papers of Sir Gerald Fitzmaurice and the travaux preparatoires of the Constitution of the Republic of Malawi. The National Student Survey is a survey, launched in 2005,[1] of all final year degree students at institutions in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. ... Pro bono is a phrase derived from Latin meaning for the good. The complete phrase is pro bono publico, for the public good. It is used to designate legal or other professional work undertaken voluntarily and without payment, as a public service. ...


In the latest Guardian Law league table, Derby was the highest-placed New University.[citation needed] The Guardian is a British newspaper owned by the Guardian Media Group. ... In the United Kingdom, the term New University has two meanings regarding British universities. ...


The Derbyshire Business School

Covers accounting, mathematics, management and purchasing. It has been suggested that Accounting scholarship be merged into this article or section. ... Euclid, Greek mathematician, 3rd century BC, as imagined by by Raphael in this detail from The School of Athens. ... For other uses, see Management (disambiguation). ... Purchasing refers to a function in business whereby the enterprise obtains the inputs for what it produces, as well as other goods and services it requires. ...


Centre for Entrepreneurial Management

Offers postgraduate courses in management.


Faculty of Arts, Design and Technology

School of Humanities

Courses in English, American Studies, Film and Television Studies, History, Theatre and Creative Writing. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... American studies or American civilization is an interdisciplinary field dealing with the study of the United States. ... History studies time in human terms. ... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... Creative writing is a term used to distinguish certain imaginative or different types of writing from technical writing. ...


School of Art and Design

Film and Video, Fine Art, Music and Live Event Technology, Photography, graphic design, Fashion Studies Textile design. Was based at the Britannia Mill site, now at the new Markeaton site. The site opened for business in September 2007 and comprises new Studio and teaching facilities including four performance auditoria, extensive computing suites and a dedicated Apple Mac Training Centre. Fine art refers to arts that are concerned with beauty or which appealed to taste (SOED 1991). ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ... Photography [fәtɑgrәfi:],[foʊtɑgrәfi:] is the process of recording pictures by means of capturing light on a light-sensitive medium, such as a film or electronic sensor. ... Graphics are often utilitarian and anonymous,[1] as these pictographs from the US National Park Service illustrate. ... For other uses, see Textile (disambiguation). ... Macintosh, also known as Mac, is a family of personal computers manufactured by Apple Computer, Inc. ...


School of Technology

Courses in architectural conservation, construction management, electrical engineering, electronics, motorsport technology music technology and product design. Previously housed at Kedleston Road, now re-located to the new £21 million Markeaton site. Electrical Engineers design power systems… … and complex electronic circuits. ... This article is about the engineering discipline. ... Auto racing (also known as automobile racing or autosport) is a sport involving racing automobiles. ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Faculty of Education, Health and Sciences

Was mostly taught at the Mickleover campus, now at Kedleston Road. Initial Teacher Traning courses taught on Kedleston Road Campus. Mickleover, Derby, England Mickleover is located 2 miles west of the city centre and is the most westerly village of the City of Derby in the United Kingdom. ...


School of Education

Covers the BEd and PGCE courses. The University's B.Ed (Hons) course is a 3/4 year course, consisting of school placements in mainstream schools and special schools and lectures and workshops on the main University campus. In the first year 9 weeks of school placement are completed of which 4 weeks are a teaching block. In the second year again 9 weeks of placement are completed but this time with a 5 week teaching block, which consists of 80% teaching by the 5th weeks and 3 days solo teaching. In the second year students are able to opt to complete the course in 3 years, this is subject to grades and a formal interview. The 3 year route however, means no specialism. In the 2nd year 1 week is also spent in a special school. For other uses, see Bed (disambiguation). ... The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is a one-year course in the UK for existing bachelors degree holders leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), which is needed to become a teacher in maintained (state or local authority) schools. ...


School of Health

Covers nursing and radiography. Nursing is a profession focused on assisting individuals, families, and communities in attaining, re-attaining, and maintaining optimal health and functioning. ... A radiograph of a right elbow-joint Radiography is the use of certain types of electromagnetic radiation—usually ionizing—to view objects. ...


School of Science

Covers biology, ecology, forensic science, geology, geography and pharmacy. Biology studies the variety of life (clockwise from top-left) E. coli, tree fern, gazelle, Goliath beetle Biology (from Greek: βίος, bio, life; and λόγος, logos, knowledge), also referred to as the biological sciences, is the study of living organisms utilizing the scientific method. ... For the journal, see Ecology (journal). ... Agents of the United States Army Criminal Investigation Division investigate a crime scene Forensic science (often shortened to forensics) is the application of a broad spectrum of sciences to answer questions of interest to the legal system. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... For other uses, see Pharmacy (disambiguation). ...


School of Social Sciences

Psychology courses. Psychology (from Greek: Literally knowledge of the soul (mind)) is both an academic and applied discipline involving the scientific study of mental processes and behavior. ...


Centre for Guidance Studies

Found at Kedleston Road.


University of Derby Buxton

Sited at the newly refurbished former Royal Devonshire Hospital.


The faculty offers the only degree in Spa Management and has recently opened their newly refurbished spa facilities at the Devonshire campus to support the curriculum. Students also have opportunities to visit spas in Eastern Europe and Malta as part of the programme. Students who have completed A level, BTEC or other similar qualifications can apply to join the programme


The faculty offers Foundation degrees in hairdressing and spa services especially designed to attract students with NVQ 3 qualifications


Range of courses

The University was the first in the UK to merge with a Further Education College and offers programmes throughout FE and HE. The university was criticised in a report by a tax lobby group, The Taxpayers' Alliance, for being the institution offering the highest number of “non-courses”. [4] The Buxton campus has offered a BSc degree in Hairdressing (and Salon Managment). Further education (often abbreviated FE) is post-secondary, post-compulsory education (in addition to that received at secondary school). ...


Student facilities

The Atrium is a large concourse at the Kedleston Road site, which includes a branch of Waterstone's bookshop, a bank (NatWest), the student union shop (Keddies), hairdressers, a clothes shop and NatWest and Lloyds TSB cash machines. It also includes a range of catering facilities, serving hot meals, salads, light snacks, and drinks. Five minutes' walk away (via the pedestrian entrance near the Clinical Skills Suite is the Park Farm shopping area of Allestree with more reasonable prices. Most student residences are based in the "student quarter" between the Kedleston Road campus and the centre of town along Ashbourne Road. They are linked to the University by a bus-service (UniBus) which runs throughout the day and evening, which starts at the train station. Gower Street branch Waterstones Piccadilly branch, Europes largest bookshop Waterstones is a United Kingdom based chain of bookshops. ... The Classic NatWest logo National Westminster Bank Plc, trading as NatWest, is a commercial bank in the United Kingdom, part of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group. ... The Classic NatWest logo National Westminster Bank Plc, trading as NatWest, is a commercial bank in the United Kingdom, part of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group. ... Lloyds TSB Group plc is a group of financial services companies, based in the United Kingdom, which was created in 1995 following the merger of the TSB Group and the Lloyds Bank Group. ... Derby Midland Station (often called Derby Station) is a main line railway station serving the city of Derby in England. ...


Students' Union

University of Derby Students' Union (UDSU) used to be in a small temporary building on the north-east of the university (near to the A38 road). It has now moved to near the SUB bar. The SU has two bars — the SUB Bar (opened on 24 April 2006 at a cost of £500,000),[5] which is next to the western-end of the Atrium concourse and opposite the Blends coffee shop, and the Deuce Bar, which occupies the second floor of the main sub bar. The University used to have a bar offsite, Lonsdale Bar, but this closed in June 2007, due to the closure of the Lonsdale Hall student residence. The Arms (a traditional style pub) in the temporary building has now been closed. The SUB Bar is designed to stage many musical events that the older Arms bar could not put on. There is a student night called Spank! at the Zanzibar nightclub each Wednesday. For more extensive nightlife, there is nearby Nottingham, with a late train each weekday (1.50am), or many late buses at the weekend. There are also late buses from Loughborough (via the EMA airport), and late trains from Leicester everyday. is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An amusingly named pub (the Old New Inn) at Bourton-on-the-Water, in the Cotswold Hills of South West England A pub in the Haymarket area of Edinburgh, Scotland A public house, usually known as a pub, is a drinking establishment found mainly in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada... East Midlands Airport[1] (IATA: EMA, ICAO: EGNX) is an airport in the East Midlands of England, near Castle Donington in Leicestershire. ...


There is a student newspaper called Dusted and a student radio station called D:One. The University of Derby Podcast is currently in development. A podcast is a digital media file, or a series of such files, that is distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds for playback on portable media players and personal computers. ...


Alumni

Devon Eugene Malcolm (born 22 February 1963) was an English cricketer. ... Idris Khan (born 1978, Birmingham, UK) is an artist based in London. ...

References

  1. ^ a b c d Table 0a - All students by institution, mode of study, level of study, gender and domicile 2005/06. Higher Education Statistics Agency online statistics. Retrieved on 2007-03-31.
  2. ^ a b University origins. University of Derby. Retrieved on 2007-08-17.
  3. ^ BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming. University of Derby. Retrieved on 2007-08-17.
  4. ^ The Non-Courses Report 2007. Tax Payers Alliance. Retrieved on 2007-08-21.
  5. ^ New Student Venue The Best - Bar None!. University of Derby (2006-04-21). Retrieved on 2007-08-17.

The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) was established in 1993 by the UK higher education institutions as the central source for the collection and publication of higher education statistics in the United Kingdom. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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The University of Derby is a university in the city of Derby, England.
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