We are a University of first choice for students who want a caring, aspirational environment where they can equip themselves for the career they choose.

With our reputation for industry-relevant degree programmes, we offer you, our students, unparalleled opportunities to gain professional work experience alongside your studies. That’s why we’ve invested £200 million over the past ten years in some of the best university facilities you’ll find in the UK to ensure you get the hands-on practical skills and experience employers are looking for.

We are part of a thriving multicultural region that is renowned for technology and innovation, and is home to a wide range of industries, with many global companies based here, including Rolls-Royce, Toyota and Bombardier. It’s an exciting place to learn and experience university life, providing you with many opportunities to gain real world experience through placements and internships.

The University of Derby is committed to delivering a fully inclusive environment in which all staff and students feel respected as individuals. The University prides itself on its culture of equality and accessibility and seeks to engage all of its workforce and student body in campus activities and development opportunities. To that end, we are determined to remove all barriers and prejudices that could restrict engagement or participation.

We recognise that we have a role to play in promoting the logistics and transport sector as a positive employment choice to our own students, as well as supporting those in the sector in ensuring they have the appropriate culture and working practices in place to support diversity and inclusion.

The Big Logistics & Transport Diversity Challenge provides an excellent opportunity for us to celebrate the progress we have made and to learn about new approaches for boosting engagement in support of continued improvement.

We work closely with the logistics and transport sector and many of our students will enter the sector following graduation. Therefore we are delighted to take part in an event which marries our commitment to diversity and inclusions with our privileged position training the next generation of logistics and transport professionals.