About the institution
The University of Derby gained university status in 1992 and specialises in arts, design and technology subjects, although it also offers a range of other courses. The university has three campuses. The Derby campus serves the majority of courses; the Buxton campus specialises in hospitality and outdoor courses; and the Chesterfield campus is focused on nursing. Both Derby and Buxton are in the Peak District, providing students with easy access to the great outdoors.