Derby College has become the first further education college in the East Midlands to be officially recognised by Autism East Midlands for its work to support students with Autism.
The College has developed a wide range of measures to support prospective and current students and to raise awareness of autism in the local community.
Staff and students at Derby College have helped restore the memorial garden at The 3aaa County Ground, dedicated to loyal supporters of Derbyshire County Cricket Club.
They have revitalised the picturesque garden located on the boundary edge as part of the Employer Academy partnership between Derby College and Cricket Derbyshire, which provides work experience opportunities for Construction and Hospitality students and coaching for Sport students.
More than 100 pupils from schools across Derby and Derbyshire have graduated from vocational study programmes at Derby College.
Pupils were joined by more than 100 guests, including their families, teachers and head teachers from the schools for the Pre-16 graduation ceremony at Derby College's the Roundhouse campus in Pride Park to celebrate their success.
Students at Derby College's Roundhouse campus have joined forces to stage a creative event to raise money for two local charities.
Business students organised a catwalk event as part of their study programme which showcased the skills of the Media Make Up students who created designs inspired by the film Mad Max.
A group of 35 volunteers who help to restore and maintain the historic gardens at Derby College's Broomfield Hall campus are busy creating an exhibit, designed by head gardener Samantha Harvey, for the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show in June.
The volunteers have been working alongside Broomfield Hall's Samantha Harvey to restore and develop the Victorian gardens to their former glory with increasing the collection of plants, shrubs and semi mature trees.
Derby College Sports student Justin Taylor-Tipton (17) from West Hallam recently returned from Switzerland with a clutch more medals in Freestyle Skiing.
Justin, a former pupil at Kirk Hallam Community Academy, is studying Sports Coaching at the College's Broomfield Hall campus and spends the winter season training in Switzerland.
A-level students at Derby College's Joseph Wright Centre have won a clutch of awards in the British Olympiad competitions for Maths and Sciences.
Thirteen students have been presented with awards for Maths, Chemistry or Biology having completed papers in the subjects set by national bodies. They completed the timed exams at the College which were then marked and submitted for verification.
An Animal Care lecturer at Derby College's Broomfield Hall has won international recognition for her pioneering research into the benefits of human-animal interactions with cheetahs.
Stacey Higgs (27) from Nottingham applied to the recent World Academy Science, Engineering and Technology conference held in Singapore for permission to present her MA Anthrozoology dissertation on the controversial subject.
Following the huge success of its inaugural events, The Roundhouse Events team, part of the Derby College Group based at the historic Roundhouse, Pride Park, are celebrating two iconic Meryl Streep movies with two special screenings and after-film parties.
The beautiful Roundhouse will be turned into an indoor cinema on Friday June 15 for a one-off showing of 'Devil Wears Prada' – a favourite amongst fashion fans of all ages. Then on Saturday June 16 – the giant screen will show 'Mamma Mia' – a must for all Abba devotees.
Derby College student Frances Porter has won the bronze medal in the grand final of the annual Young Horticulturalist of the Year competition held at the recent Harrogate Spring Flower Show.
Frances (22) from Matlock is a level three student at Broomfield Hall and earned a place in the prestigious national final after coming second in the regional heat which was hosted by Derby College.
Derby College's residential accommodation for students who live at the Broomfield Hall campus has again been praised by Ofsted inspectors and graded 'outstanding'. Ofsted Inspectors visited last month – scrutinising the overall experiences and progress of young people, how well they are helped and protected and the effectiveness of leaders and managers.
All areas were given the top rating – echoing the 'Outstanding' grades that the College's residential accommodation received at the previous inspection in October 2014.
A group of Derby College students with their sights set on working in the travel and tourism industry have recently returned from Lapland where they gained valuable work experience at some of the area's top tourism venues.
The students are working towards their Level three Travel and Tourism and Aviation qualifications and joined the two-week trip to Kemi under the College's international study exchange programme funded by the European Union's Erasmus Plus programme.