July 2011

Leicester visit boosts Iraqi medical training

Leicester visit boosts Iraqi medical training

Posted by pt91 at Aug 02, 2011 11:31 AM |

Medics from a University in Iraq have been visiting the University of Leicester as part of a project which aims to support and develop higher education in Iraq.

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Economics expert discusses debt dangers

Economics expert discusses debt dangers

Posted by pt91 at Aug 01, 2011 04:15 PM |

The University of Leicester’s Professor Panicos Demetriades has been in high demand in international media lately, commenting on the economic situation in Greece and Cyprus.

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Vice-Chancellor comments in Guardian on teacher training reforms

Vice-Chancellor comments in Guardian on teacher training reforms

Posted by pt91 at Aug 01, 2011 11:50 AM |

Professor Sir Bob Burgess discusses the opportunities for the Higher Education sector in teacher training.

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What's on this week at the University of Leicester

Posted by mjs76 at Jul 31, 2011 09:00 AM |

Events from Monday 1 August to Sunday 7 August 2011.

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Leicester graduates in the news: Halla Diyab

Leicester graduates in the news: Halla Diyab

Posted by pt91 at Jul 29, 2011 02:00 PM |

One of the Middle East’s most well-known faces studied at the University of Leicester, not that you would have known about it.

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Podium renovation results in 'allot' of good work

Podium renovation results in 'allot' of good work

Posted by pt91 at Jul 29, 2011 12:20 PM |

You might have thought it was all going into a skip, but in fact the waste materials from the work on the David Wilson Library podium are benefitting community groups in the city.

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Sir Alec Jeffreys and John Armour in the Golden Age of Genetics

Sir Alec Jeffreys and John Armour in the Golden Age of Genetics

Posted by pt91 at Jul 29, 2011 10:10 AM |

As part of the Biochemical Society’s Centenary celebrations a video interview of Sir Alec Jeffreys and John Armour has been released during which they discuss Sir Alec’s impact on modern bioscience and the future of the discipline.

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New Head of e-Learning at Leicester

New Head of e-Learning at Leicester

Posted by pt91 at Jul 28, 2011 12:35 PM |

Professor Gráinne Conole keen to find out what the University wants from the Beyond Distance Research Alliance.

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Leicester academic honoured for teaching excellence

Leicester academic honoured for teaching excellence

Posted by pt91 at Jul 28, 2011 11:40 AM |

The School of Education’s Dr Sue Dymoke is one of fifty-five new National Teaching Fellows announced today.

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University of Leicester in the News: 18-24 July 2011

University of Leicester in the News: 18-24 July 2011

Posted by pt91 at Jul 27, 2011 03:30 PM |

A regular review from the Press Office of coverage of the University in the media

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Leicester graduates in the news: Steve Talbot

Leicester graduates in the news: Steve Talbot

Posted by pt91 at Jul 27, 2011 11:00 AM |

Detective Superintendent Steve Talbot has brought a 30 year career in policing to an end.

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Leicester archaeology graduate wins heritage award

Leicester archaeology graduate wins heritage award

Posted by mjs76 at Jul 26, 2011 05:36 PM |

Susie McGraw, who graduated from our School of Archaeology and Ancient History in 2010, took home two awards from a ceremony at Snibston Discovery Museum this week.

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Court drama: Leicester historian on 18th century justice

Court drama: Leicester historian on 18th century justice

Posted by pt91 at Jul 26, 2011 04:40 PM |

Tune in to BBC Radio 4 at 9.00am tomorrow for Voices from the Old Bailey, featuring Professor Peter King on the expert panel.

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Plant sale, family fun and more at Botanic Garden this week

Plant sale, family fun and more at Botanic Garden this week

Posted by mjs76 at Jul 25, 2011 05:20 PM |

Lots to see and do, including a two-day plant sale on Thursday and Friday – and the sculptures are still there too.

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Bottle stabbings - the engineer's view

Bottle stabbings - the engineer's view

Posted by pt91 at Jul 25, 2011 05:05 PM |

For the first time, engineers at the University of Leicester have come up with a way of measuring how much force is used during a stabbing using a broken bottle.

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What's on this week at the University of Leicester

Posted by mjs76 at Jul 25, 2011 02:55 PM |

Events from Monday 25 July to Sunday 31 July 2011.

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Congratulations to Professor Gordon Campbell

Congratulations to Professor Gordon Campbell

Posted by pt91 at Jul 22, 2011 03:05 PM |

The Professor of Renaissance Studies has joined a select group of Leicester colleagues as a Fellow of the British Academy.

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Fictional first for alumni author

Fictional first for alumni author

Posted by pt91 at Jul 22, 2011 12:15 PM |

Brenda Bullock graduated from the University in 1969 and since then has been a teacher with a sideline in writing.

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University of Leicester in the News: 4 - 17 July 2011

University of Leicester in the News: 4 - 17 July 2011

Posted by pt91 at Jul 20, 2011 05:20 PM |

A regular review from the Press Office of coverage of the University in the media

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100,000 children enjoy the Botanic Garden (not all at once)

100,000 children enjoy the Botanic Garden (not all at once)

Posted by mjs76 at Jul 20, 2011 04:30 PM |

Last month, our Botanic Garden’s education programme celebrated a milestone when the 100,000th visitor came looking for bears.

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