University Secures £5m to Capitalise on STEM Popularity

A Motorsport student works on machinery in the engineering workshop at the University of Derby's Markeaton Street site.

A Motorsport student works on machinery in the engineering workshop at the University of Derby's Markeaton Street site.

Bondholder, University of Derby, has secured a £5 million cash injection provided by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to help fund its £12 million investment in a new science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) centre.

The new 45,200 sq. ft. facility is expected to be completed in 2017.

The Univeristy has seen an 8% rise in students studying engineering.
— Professor John Coyne, Vice-Chancellor at University of Derby

This is a further vote of confidence in the University and reflects our growing popularity in STEM subjects.
— Professor John Coyne, Vice-Chancellor at University of Derby
This funding is badly needed by universities and colleges to meet the increased interest in science and engineering.
— Madeleine Atkins, Chief Executive at HEFCE