January 9th, 2016
A University of Leicester Professor was announced by the Royal Astronomical Society as the winner of the 2016 Service Award for Astronomy on Friday.
Professor Alan Wells from the University of Leicester was commended this award in recognition for his pivotal work in UK Space Science for over 40...By January 9th, 20160 comments
October 28th, 2015Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) members of staff at the University of Leicester have been recognised for their contributions to the university at a special event called 'Celebrating Ethnic Diversity at Leicester’ on Friday 16 October.
The event which was part of Black History Month, a month long celebration...By October 28th, 20150 comments
September 29th, 2015The University of Leicester played host to the launch of the inaugural UN Women’s HeForShe #GetFree Tour.
The HeForShe GetFree Tour is a UN campaign to try and achieve gender equality throughout the world and bring a global conversation on the issue to young people.
The GetFree Tour is supposed...By September 29th, 20150 comments
September 23rd, 2015The president and vice-chancellor of the University of Leicester have unveiled a new strategic plan which signals a new direction for the University.
The strategic plan is to create a university that represents a ‘distinctive elite’ in the higher education sector and includes:
The creation of a...By September 23rd, 20150 comments
August 28th, 2015Microbiologist Professor Bill Grant from the University of Leicester has had a bug named after him.
An academic journal was printed this month naming a bacterium isolated in Japan after the Leicester scientist.
The International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology has described...By August 28th, 20150 comments
June 26th, 2015This weekend the University of Leicester team will be hosting a free family open day for members of the public to learn more about their discoveries at Bradgate park.
Archaeologists from the University’s School of Archaeology and Ancient History have been digging at the public park in Charnwood for the past few weeks and...By June 26th, 20150 comments
June 12th, 2015Archaeologists from the University of Leicester have started unearthing secrets from the past at Bradgate Park.
Over the next five years, academics, professional archaeologists and students from the University's School of Archaeology and Ancient History, will be working together to uncover the many mysteries of...By June 12th, 20150 comments
May 27th, 2015Pukaar News speaks to President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester, Professor Paul Boyle.
He speaks in depth about the universities involvement with the HeForShe project launched by the United Nations, the Richard III funeral and what the future plans are for the...By May 27th, 20150 comments
March 10th, 2015An exhibition at the University of Leicester which focuses on the histories and cultures of South Asian migrants, has led to the establishment of a new Centre in India.
The exhibition called 'Migration Stories: South Asian Histories and Cultures' is at the University's School of Museum Studies and Centre for Urban History...By March 10th, 20150 comments
September 24th, 2014A new study by the University of Leicester has revealed that an alarming number of hate crimes are committed by people who are close to the victim such as friends, neighbours, colleagues, family members or carers.
The study called Leicester Hate Crime project was undertaken by the Department of Criminology at...By September 24th, 20140 comments
September 17th, 2014The University of Leicester have revealed the injuries inflicted on King Richard III during the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 thanks to new research.
According to the research a total of eleven injuries were found, with nine to his skull and one on his ribs and one to the pelvis. There were several injuries that...By September 17th, 20140 comments
June 23rd, 2014The 4th Annual Highfields Festival took place this Saturday at Leicester's Highfields Centre.
Crowds gathered to find community fairs, food stalls, live music and much more! The festival had everything for all ages and with the whole community getting involved it was proved a success. The performances by Shola Ama, Red...By June 23rd, 20140 comments
May 23rd, 2014The High Court has ruled that Leicester will bury the remains of King Richard III in the city's cathedral.
The Bishop of Leicester The Right Reverend Tim Stevens announced the results this morning at a press conference at the cathedral in front of reporters and television cameras.
He said of the...By May 23rd, 20140 comments
April 11th, 2014
Ticket prices for Leicester’s new King Richard lll Visitor Centre: Dynasty, Death and Discovery, have been revealed. The exhibition focuses on one of the most controversial historical figures in British history and the the last British monarch to die in battle. The location of the late monarch’s corpse remained a mystery for...By April 11th, 20140 comments
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