October 31st, 2017Students at the University of Leicester swapped their pens and lectures, for a swab and a signature at the Leicester Heroes Day as campaigners aim to get more young people on the stem cell donor register which helps treat blood cancer patients.
Leicester Heroes was a collaboration between Leicester charity The Rik Basra Leukaemia...By October 31st, 20170 comments
October 27th, 2017The University of Leicester has launched an initiative to be recognised as a University of Sanctuary, committed to welcoming and supporting refugees and asylum seekers.By October 27th, 20170 comments
October 2nd, 2017Dr Suzie Imber, from the University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, is a step closer to becoming an astronaut after being crowned the winner of BBC Two’s ‘Astronauts: Have You Got What It Takes?.’
As part of the programme, Dr Imber and 11 other candidates were put through a series of gruelling tests to find out who had...By October 2nd, 20170 comments
September 26th, 2017Fashion retailer George Davies has gifted a generous £5.15 million to the University of Leicester and Leicester’s Hospitals.
The founder of successful high street brands Next, George at Asda and Per Una for Marks & Spencer hopes to make a difference for patients who have poor circulation in the leg and ultimately prevent them...By September 26th, 20170 comments
September 15th, 2017The popular BBC quiz will feature University of Leicester students, and is due to broadcast on Monday 18 September.
The team comprises captain Pip Brown, 21, Stanley French, 20, Graham Aldred, 64, Jamie Byrne, 21, and fourth year medical student Alexander Chadwick as the reserve.
The University of Leicester was the first ever...By September 15th, 20170 comments
August 31st, 2017Two outstanding academics at the University of Leicester are being recognised with national awards for teaching excellence.
Dawn Watkins of Leicester Law School and Dylan Williams of the Department of Chemistry are the recipients of National Teaching Fellowships from the Higher Education Academy (HEA) – bringing the total number...By August 31st, 20170 comments
July 24th, 2017Researchers from the University of Leicester have developed an online tool which presents a variety of measures that quantify the survival of patients with cancer from different perspectives.
The ‘InterPreT Cancer Survival’ tool, which has been developed by University of Leicester PhD student Sarwar Islam, is a newly developed...By July 24th, 20170 comments
July 10th, 2017Work to refurbish the University of Leicester’s Engineering Building roof has been shortlisted in the Architects’ Journal’s AJ Retrofit Awards 2017.
The project, which saw the replacement of the roof and glass facades of this architecturally significant building, has been recognised in the category of ‘Listed Building over...By July 10th, 20170 comments
July 4th, 2017Schoolboy doodles by the Victorian artist John Leech, who first illustrated Charles Dickens's 'A Christmas Carol' in 1843 have been discovered by researchers at the University of Leicester.
The unseen sketches, along with other works by Leech are now on display at the university’s David Wilson Library until 31 July...By July 4th, 20170 comments
June 27th, 2017The Arts Council England has revealed today that they’re investing over £282 Million in combined art organisations across the Midlands.
The news came after they announced on Monday 26th June their 2018-2022 national portfolio which is made up of a total 831 organisations from around the country.
Investing £170 Million more...By June 27th, 20170 comments
June 20th, 2017The programme for this year’s Festival of Leicestershire and Rutland Archaeology has been announced. Members of the public are invited take part in the UK’s largest archaeology festival and help bring our past to life.
From Saturday 15 July-Sunday 30 July over 80 events will be held across Leicestershire and Rutland celebrating...By June 20th, 20170 comments
May 30th, 2017To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the University of Leicester’s Attenborough Arts Centre, a series of new exhibitions exploring the city’s past and local artistic talent will be showcased at the centre from 10 June-20 August.
The centre was opened on 27 May 1997 by the then Sir Richard Attenborough (later Lord Attenborough) and...By May 30th, 20170 comments
May 9th, 2017Entrepreneur Mr Jimmy Mayer has donated a staggering £2.7 million to the University of Leicester to fund life-saving kidney research.
Mr Mayer, whose son suffers from kidney disease, has been highly impressed with the work carried out at the university.
The donation was announced yesterday, as academic leaders and patient...By May 9th, 20170 comments
May 8th, 2017The University of Leicester’s Department of Chemistry will be hosting an outreach event on Thursday 1 June, designed to encourage academic achievement in children of Bangladeshi heritage.
The event will take place between 2pm-4pm at the University of Leicester.
Children aged between 11-15 years old from the Darus Salam Mosque...By May 8th, 20170 comments
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