University looks to offer more courses at Chesterfield campus

Staff at the university of Derby's Chesterfield campus say they're looking to expand the range of courses on offer.

In October 2016, the University of Derby opened the doors to its new campus at the St Helena building, formerly Chesterfield Girls High School.

Since then it has offered mainly nursing and care qualifications, but directors want to start engineering courses there too, in order to provide the workforce required to keep pace with future development in Chesterfield and the surrounding area.

Dr. Peter Dewhurst, commercial director at the university told Peak FM: "We need to be anticipating those engineering jobs of the future and preparing a workforce ready to fulfil those roles.

"It is key to the future success of this country and I think Chesterfield has a big part to play in that. I think the university can play a big part in supporting the engineering businesses of this town."



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