About the Joseph Wright Campus

The Joseph Wright Centre is situated in Derby city’s Cathedral Quarter – a hub of inspiration for around 1,600 students. It provides superb resources in a bright, inviting and friendly setting around a stunning central atrium.

As well as extensive general teaching spaces, the purpose-built site boasts an excellent library and learning resources centre, IT suites, art and design studios, and science laboratories. It was expanded in 2015 with a £3.1 million four-storey extension providing additional print-making, photography, ceramics, 3D design, textiles and product design resources for our Creative Industries Academy.

Another highlight is our risual Microsoft Academy, offering a modern, high-tech study environment where you can enhance your digital literacy.

We’re proud of our exceptional facilities. You will find the full range of resources you need for a great learning experience.

The Joseph Wright Campus
Cathedral Road

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All routes lead to Derby College

Derby College is closer than you think. We are easy to reach, with central campuses in Derby and Derbyshire all served by good public transport links.

We want you to get to College as easily, conveniently and cheaply as possible. We’ll help you find the best transport option – whether it’s cycling, using a motorcycle or moped, taking the train, catching a bus or walking.

Learner Services provides the latest information on travel deals and discounts to help you save time and money, plus advice on journey planning and opportunities such as cycle training and moped loans.

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Welcome to the Joseph Wright Centre

Take a 360 Degree Tour of one of the Science Labs at the Joseph Wright Campus


Joseph Wright Campus Facts!

  • The Cathedral Road campus was the college's first major building project in September 2005 and cost £12 million to complete.
  • High demand for courses led to the centre's first extension being built at a cost of £15 million, in 2008. It was then expanded in 2015 with a £3.1 million four-storey extension, which features additional resources for print making, photography, ceramics, 3D design, textiles and product design studies
  • The Joseph Wright Centre celebrates a fantastic 98% pass rate this year overall and the majority of A2 subjects recording a 100% pass rate


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