University of Derby
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About the company

  • CEO
    Professor Kathryn Mitchell
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  • Company size
    1,001 to 5,000
  • Industry
  • Headquarters
    Kedleston Road Derby ...
  • Link
    University of Derby website

At the University of Derby, we have worked to build a powerful, regional university that addresses the needs of our students, the region and beyond. Recognised by the The Times Higher Education as one of the top 250 young universities in the world, our reputation for delivering excellence in research, knowledge exchange and teaching continues to grow.

Our combined higher and further education offering is spread over campuses in Derby, Buxton, Leek and Chesterfield and we have some of the best university facilities in the UK, investing more than £200 million in facilities over the last 10 years.

We have the same ambitions for our people and because we specialise in identifying and developing individual potential, you can be confident you'll receive all the help and encouragement you need to build a rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

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Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 106 reviews and is evolving.



Support Worker in Derby
on 13 August 2021
Fun place to work

Enjoy working with the students and also learning their lessons- some are very enjoyable Flexibility in the job Pay is good But need more attention given to support staff

Senior Administrator in Derby
on 24 May 2022
Relentless workload

Long working hours expected as the norm, early starts, late finishes, no overtime payment, TOIL frowned upon. Colleagues leave and aren't replaced so additional workload is expected to be absorbed when already overworked/underpaid. Political, hierarchical, archaic, bureaucratic organisation, often managed by people with skills way below their pay scale. Ought to practise what they preach when it comes to values/pillars.

Senior Administrative Assistant in Buxton
on 30 March 2022
Horrendous place to work

I have worked there for over 6 years. I wouldn’t recommend working here to anyone. If you enjoy working in an archaic, hierarchical establishment where your efforts go unnoticed unless you are senior management then apply here.

Enquiry Officer in England
on 10 November 2021
Enquiries team/pre clearing enquiries

This team has been built by a power hungry manager to take calls from SEVEN different departments with zero training. Micromanaged down to each minute of the working day, emails counted and phone calls counted then a monthly meeting to have a go at you if you aren’t doing enough emails. Not taking into account the 100+ calls you take every day. Expected to be on multiple chats, the phone and work through emails at the exact same time with 30 second wrap up at the end of a call. The team is cliquey and if you aren’t a favourite you aren’t offered overtime and you are ostracised from the team. Private calls on teams so they can shout at you and discussions about staff members in front of everyone. Horrific team to work for.

Bsc hons Children's Nursing in Derby
on 10 November 2021
Disorganised and not using nursing principles on own staff

Empathy, organisation, communication and appreciation are unfortunately missing. I have never known a more disorganised institution for placement planning and student /staff organisation. In addition there are several very negative and uncaring individuals who need to be redeployed.

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