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Hedgehog Release Planned At Derby College

Animal Care learners at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall are preparing to release three hedgehogs back into the wild (Thursday May 5) having spent the winter looking after them.

The three hedgehogs, which learners have named Apollo, Zeus and Barry, were all found locally last Autumn and were too small and under-nourished to hibernate. They were taken in by the Animal Care department and learners have kept them at a constant indoor temperature to keep them awake and ensured they have been well fed over the winter months.

Opportunity for Freelance Evaluator – UK Young Artists National Festival: Derby 2016

UK Young Artists (UKYA) is looking to appoint a Freelance Evaluator to gauge the success and impact of our forthcoming National Festival: Derby 2016. Working with the support of the UKYA team you will be responsible for monitoring activities leading up to and including the event, in November 2016. In addition to the festival we will be holding a development weekend in October, to which a small number of artists will come and try out work in progress and for those working site specifically to view locations etc. in advance.

Derby College Students Visit the Big Apple

Sociology students at Derby College's Joseph Wright Campus have visited New York as part of their A level programme.

The four day trip included a visit to the 9/11 Memorial Museum, a ferry ride to the Lady Liberty statue, the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration and to the John Lennon memorial. They also joined a walking tour of Wall Street where the students saw the iconic bronze 'Charging Bull' scuplture.

Cyclists Gear Up For Sportive Challenge

Hundreds of cyclists from across the UK will take to the roads of Derbyshire and Staffordshire this Sunday (May 1) for the Cycle Derby Spring Classic Sportive event. The event, organised by Cycle Derby and city-based HUUB Events, will start and finish at Markeaton Park.