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University of Derby

About Derby

Find out all about Derby

  • It lies on the banks of the River Derwent in the south of Derbyshire
  •  Initially a market town, Derby grew rapidly in the industrial era.
  • With the arrival of the railways in the 19th century, Derby became a centre of the British rail industry.
  • Derby is a centre for advanced transport manufacturing, home to the world’s second-largest aero-engine manufacturer, Rolls-Royce, and Derby Litchurch Lane Works, for many years the UK’s only train manufacturer. Toyota Manufacturing UK’s automobile headquarters is southwest of the city at Burnaston.
  • Within the Derwent Valley Mills UNESCO World Heritage Site, on the site of the world’s first factory
  • Video game character Lara Croft has a road named after her in the city
  • Joseph Wright of Derby was one of the most important painters of the late 18th century
  • Derby city is located in the centre of the UK. London is about 125 miles south, while Manchester lies 90 miles to the north.


University of Derby Facts

  • Formerly known as Derby College of Art and Technology
  • It gained university status in 1992
  • The university’s primary campus is located in the north-west of Derby and comprises of three sites: Kedleston Road, Britannia Mill and Markeaton Street.
  • The university also has a campus located in Buxton, Derbyshire, located in the historic Devonshire Dome
  • Chesterfield, Derbyshire is home to the university’s newest site and provides a base for nursing and healthcare courses.


Kedleston Rd, Derby DE22 1GB

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