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The University of Derby

The University of Derby is located in the heart of England and provides industry-relevant expert teaching, from foundation and undergraduate degrees through to postgraduate study and research.

The University’s academic strength is backed up by applied learning to ensure students are ready for a successful career.

The University believes that everyone should receive the high-quality education they deserve, regardless of age, background or location. It was named University of the Year at the UK Social Mobility Awards 2020 and Higher Education Institution of the Year at the 2020 NEON (National Education Opportunities Network) Awards. It also won the Guardian University Award 2020 for Social and Community Impact.

The University’s research is leading to new discoveries that will create positive economic, medical, social, cultural and educational change.

Chesterfield Campus, St Helena

This striking Grade II listed building has been transformed to provide state of the art, world class university facilities in the heart of Chesterfield that will inspire future generations of Nursing, Health, Business, Computing and Engineering students.

Hi-tech teaching facilities and an established reputation for educating nurses, combine to provide you with the best possible start to your career in health. 99% of our graduates are in professional occupations 15 months after graduating (The Guardian University Guide 2022).

Our strong relationship with the Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides mutual benefits. Our students can gain experience and collaborate with Trust colleagues in developing excellent care and in turn we have an established reputation for producing high-calibre graduates, ready to take up roles in the local workforce.

Our recently renovated Grade II listed building, St Helena, provides some of the best teaching facilities in the UK for nursing courses. These include:

Innovation Centre

The University wants to bring themselves closer to the city and towns in which we operate, by engaging with local businesses.

The Innovation Centre at the Chesterfield Campus will allow SMEs to incubate new business ideas, increase their speed of growth and de-risk the process of developing new products.

It will create a stimulating environment for innovation, learning, problem solving and creativity for local industry in Chesterfield. The University’s tailored business support offer will match SMEs with opportunities to access space, expertise, advice and guidance, funding, knowledge transfer, facilities and talent to facilitate accelerated growth.

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