The University of Derby is a university in the city of Derby, England. The main site is on Kedleston Road, Allestree in the north-west of Derby close to the A38 opposite Markeaton Park. The University also has a campus in Buxton, Derbyshire, known as the Devonshire Campus, a grade II* listed building which dominates the local landscape and has a dome which is over 145 ft (44 m) in diameter, bigger than that of St Paul's Cathedral in London. It was formally opened by Prince Charles in February 2006. A contemporary-styled building for Arts, Design and Technology students on Markeaton Street in Derby was formally opened in early November 2007 by Richard Branson. Courses are also run at the Britannia Mill site in Derby and the Chesterfield Centre for health education. The University provides nearly 300 study programmes at undergraduate level. Undergraduate programmes as well as short courses, foundation degrees, and postgraduate degrees are generally superintended by individual faculties/research groups and cover most popularly-recognized academic disciplines and subdisciplines.
LEGO bricks build better mathematicians
A study carried out by the University of Derby has found that LEGO plays a vital role in the development of maths skills in children.
Low-cost 'helping hand' for Third World amputees created by designer
A hi-tech artificial hand costing just £200 has been designed by a University of Derby student hoping to help lower arm amputees in the Third Word.
Insect expert's young son beats him to rediscovering endangered bug
A leading expert on crickets, looking to prove an endangered UK colony had survived the harsh winter, was beaten to finding the insects - by his seven-year-old son.
'Stingy' males looking for sex unpopular with females, says insect study
(Phys.org) —When it comes to the insect world, males who expect sex - without first bothering to 'wine and dine' their partner - are likely to get a good kicking from angry females, says a new University ...
Radio wristbands set to reduce risk of groups losing people
Keeping track of large groups of children or vulnerable adults could be made a lot easier for those in charge of them, thanks to technology researchers at the University of Derby.
Japanese language inspires student to develop unique computer game
A love of Japanese culture has inspired a University of Derby student to design a computer game which teaches the language to gamers as they play.
Church faces 'difficult decision' to engage liberal christian students
Religious leaders face a fresh challenge in engaging young Christians, after new research revealed many university students are affirming their faith in private but staying away from church on Sundays.
Could naturally dyed clothes stop you feeling blue?
Wearing particular colours might not just be good for your mental health but could also boost the body as it absorbs natural dyes, suggests work by a University of Derby researcher.
Monogamy better for monkey families, study suggests
It seems there is trouble in paradise for a rare monogamous species of monkey, after a University of Derby biologist found committed couples are targeted by aggressive singles determined to break up a happy ...
DNA profile of British ash trees could make them at less risk from 'dieback,' ecologist claims
(Phys.org)—An ecologist who has examined research into the genetic lineage of populations of native British ash trees claims that significant differences in their DNA could make the majority less at risk ...
Student's 'emergency stretcher' invention could prove a lifesaver
A portable rescue stretcher to allow firefighters to more easily haul unconscious or injured people out of danger has been designed by a University of Derby student - with input from a county fire service.