Welcome from the Vice-Chancellor

At the University of Derby we have always taken great pride in our approach to teaching and learning.

What we teach and the way we teach it is designed to ensure all our students benefit from academic challenge, outstanding facilities and relevant work experience opportunities which ensure upon graduating they are best placed to realise their goals and aspirations.

We are ambitious. Not only in terms of what we want to achieve as a University, but what we want our graduates of the future to achieve be it locally, nationally or globally.

To this end, our pursuit of excellence in student experience, with academic rigour at its heart, will never cease. Wherever the bar is set, our aim will be to take it higher. This commitment to our students is evidenced throughout our Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) submission.

 Our people are central to all our plans and I have been deeply impressed by the quality of the staff teams across both academic and professional services.  The University has an enlightened approach to people management that I think is refreshing. We are passionate about allowing all our people to reach their potential and I think we have an enviable reputation for developing and nurturing talent at all levels. This has allowed the University to benefit from ‘world class’ levels of staff engagement in recent years which I believe puts us in a healthy position for whatever the future may hold.

We hope you find this new opportunity of interest and one that will be challenging but rewarding.

Thank you for the interest shown in our University.

Professor Kathryn Mitchell

Vice Chancellor

 Professor Kathryn Mitchell