University of Derby
University of Derby,Kedleston Road,Derby,DE22 1GB
The University of Derby is ranked 29th out of 121 institutions in the UK, as per the Guardian University Guide 2019. As an ambitious and modern university, Derby offers high-quality, real-world learning experience for its students.
Organised into 3 aesthetic campuses – Derby, Buxton and Chesterfield – the University has invested around GBP 200 million in the last 10 years, on its facilities and learning centres.
The University of Derby is easily reached in the heart of the United Kingdom by road, rail and air. Our main campuses are located in the vibrant city of Derby and the resort town of Buxton in the Peak District. They are friendly, culturally diverse and secure places, with a high standard of living and far cheaper prices than in larger cities. Offering a great social life when you want it but a calm, relaxed atmosphere when you need to concentrate on it, it’s the ideal setting for enjoying your university experience to the full. You never miss something to do in Derby and Buxton – with entertainment, shopping, film, theatre, festivals and sports of all kinds. The nearby Peak District National Park offers a stunning landscapes, stunning stately homes and exciting outdoor activities.
- Paul Cummins, artist
- Idris Khan, artist and photographer
- David Imms painter
- Devon Malcolm, cricketer
- Derby's Silk Mill is believed to have been the first factory in the world, and it was the first silk mill in England. The Lombe Mill, as it was called, was built next to the River Derwent after John Lombe visited Piedmont in 1717 and returned to England with knowledge of Italian silk-throwing machines and Italian craftsmen.