Welcome to the News Centre

The News Centre, which consists of the Press Office and Corporate Communications, welcomes news and event information from across the University and provides a central source for media enquiries, both proactively by contacting journalists about our latest research and events, and also reactively by providing expert commentators on a daily basis.

Headline News


Students continue to rate the University of Leicester highly

The results from the 2014 National Student Survey (NSS) have been announced with 89% of our students agreeing that "Overall, they were satisfied with the quality of the course."

News Highlights

New insights into the life of Richard III explored in upcoming documentary

Research shows no rise in autism in last two decades

Leicester: The most affordablle student destination, research finds

R3 doc

 Terry Brugha


University researchers have helped to work out the extent to which Richard III's spinal deformity would have affected him.

Professor Terry Brugha involved in research revealing no change in prevalence of autism between 1990 and 2010.

HSBC research reveals cost of living at universities around Britain with Leicester coming out as the most affordable.

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Memories of Joe Orton by his sister

In this podcast interview recorded by the News Centre, Leicester-born playwright Joe Orton's sister, Leonie Orton Barnett shares her memories of her infamous brother as the University celebrates the 50th anniversary of his first play, Entertaining Mr Sloane.

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Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys

King Richard III Visitor Centre

The University during WWI

Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys talks about his reaction to being awarded the Copley Medal for his pioneering work on variation and mutation in the human genome

A behind-the-scences video of the new Richard III Visitor Centre: 'King Richard III: Dynasty, Death and Discovery' which opens July 2014.


In this video, Colin Hyde describes what Leicester and the site of the University as we know it today, were like during the First World War.

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