Playwright Returns to London Stage

An award-winning Derbyshire playwright, who teaches Creative Writing at Derby College, is returning to the London stage with a new play exploring the broken lives of five prison inmates. Tina Jay from West Hallam has adapted two of her previous short plays 'Walking' - which won the Kenneth Branagh Award for drama writing - and 'Dog City' to create 'Held'.

A wide range of organisations from across the county exhibited at a series of events for students at Derby College campuses to promote health and wellbeing. The events were organised by the Derby College Students' Union at the Roundhouse, Broomfield Hall and Ilkeston campuses.

Twenty four pupils from six local schools competed in three different construction skills challenges organised by staff and students at Derby College. Pupils from Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Ashbourne; John Flamsteed Community School, Denby; The Ecclesbourne School in Duffield, Merrill Academy in Alvaston; Murray Park Community School in Mickleover and Allestree Woodlands competed in Brickwork, Painting and Decorating and Plastering challenges.

Women In Construction

Derby College is bringing together leading women who work in the construction industry for an event to inspire students to follow their lead. The event will be held at the Roundhouse on Wednesday March 8 which is International Women's Day and part of National Apprenticeship Week.

A wide range of local businesses joined an event organised by Derby College to reiterate to students the importance of English and maths in the workplace.

Employers ranging from hairdressing to construction organised practical activities at the event at the Roundhouse to highlight how their staff use English and maths in their jobs.

Prince’s Trust Team In Line For National Award

Staff from Derby College and a group of local young people have reached the finals of the Prince's Trust annual Celebrate Success awards which will be presented at the London Palladium on March 15 and hosted by television presenters Ant and Dec.

The team, who were based at the College's Ilkeston campus for their 12-week Prince's Trust programme last year, won the regional finals for their community work to support SV2 in Derby which provides counselling and support for victims of sexual violence. They are now in line for the national Team Award.

Derby College Celebrates Higher Education Successes

Higher Education students at Derby College came under the spotlight at an awards ceremony at the Roundhouse to celebrate their success. The keynote speaker was Peter Dawber, Dean of Nottingham Trent University's School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment who talked about his career and stressed the importance of lifelong learning.

Art & Design learners at Derby College's Joseph Wright campus in the Cathedral Quarter created a wide range of two and three dimensional decorations to help bring Derby Market Hall's Winter Wonderland to life.

JWC Celebrates Achievements

The achievements of students at the Joseph Wright Campus at Derby College have been officially recognised with a celebration evening attended by more than 100 people.

Make a Fresh Start This Year At Derby College

Derby College is holding a special advice and guidance evening for local young people and adults looking to make a fresh start in their education this New Year.

Derby College Praised In Ofsted Annual Report

Derby College has been singled out for praise by Ofsted chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw in his annual report (2015/2016).

First Response Finance helps Derby students thrive

A leading vehicle finance company is making a positive impact on the results of Business A Level learners at Derby College.
First Response in Chilwell teamed up with the college to launch their Business and Finance Academy last year as part of Derby College's Employer Academy programme to enable students to make a smooth transition from education to employment.

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