University of Derby named lead for major North East Midlands Network

The University of Derby is celebrating today (January 8) after being awarded funds by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills to lead a new North East Midlands Collaborative Outreach Network, aimed at encouraging young people into higher education. Derby will lead one of thirty-five local networks that will cover the whole of England, and has been allocated £120,000 per year by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) for the academic years 2014-15 and 2015-16 to set up and co-ordinate the infrastructure of the Network on behalf of partners. A further £77,632 per year will also be provided to the University for additional activity that will benefit the schools and colleges within the Network reach. The North East Midlands Network will cover Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, parts of Leicestershire and parts of Lincolnshire, and includes 10 educational institutions. Read More