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Chesterfield Will Soon Have Its First University Campus

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The new Chesterfield Campus at the University of Derby is set to open on 17th October and due to being the first major higher education site in the area it's set to have a huge effect on the city.

The University of Derby's deputy vice-chancellor, Professor Margaret Bruce, has said of the new campus, "Although we have long had a presence in Chesterfield, we hope this expansion will contribute greatly towards the town's economy and enrich the lives of its people."

The main building work required for the new site - a renovation of what used to be St Helena's Grammar School for Girls - is almost complete. Come October the buildings will be home to nursing and social care training facilities, including an imitation hospital ward. Professor Bruce had this to say of the building work, "The University of Derby has a strong tradition of giving old buildings new life, and the completion of the renovation of St Helena'™s comes in the year we also celebrate a decade in the beautiful Devonshire Dome in Buxton."