Welcome to the News Centre

Our multi-award winning News Centre provides a central source for media enquiries, both proactively by contacting journalists about our latest news and research and also reactively by providing expert commentators on a daily basis.

From our communications work surrounding: the discovery of Richard III, which was described by The Guardian as ‘one of the most successful UK university media operations ever’; the discovery of DNA fingerprinting recently dramatised in the ITV series Code of a Killer starring renowned actors John Simm and David Threlfall; and the development of the landing spacecraft Beagle 2 and its rediscovery on Mars in 2015, we have an international reputation for generating exciting news content which is repurposed across the University.

We are responsible for:

• external communications • corporate news items
press releases • news videos
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• media training • work experience
partnership with The Conversation platform expert commentary and opinion (Think: Leicester)

Experts Guide database

• media monitoring

Headline News

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New cave discoveries shed light on Native and European religious encounters in the Americas

British Museum and Leicester-led research uncovers new evidence in Caribbean

News Highlights

Bronze Age barrow and Anglo-Saxon cemetery discovered at Rothley

New play centres on Arch of Remembrance in Leicester’s Victoria Park

Leicester ranks in top 10 UK universities for cheapest living costs

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ULAS project investigates how different generations have re-used ancient sacred places

Play written, produced and performed by Leicester students at the Y Theatre on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 July

Survey run by credit card company Marbles.com puts Leicester in ninth place

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In this interview, Game of Thrones and Humans star and University of Leicester graduate Will Tudor discusses his roles in the critically-acclaimed TV programmes and his time as a student at the University, describing his experience studying English Literature and performing in a number of plays as an active member of Leicester University Theatre (LUT).

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The News Bulletin

A weekly round-up of news stories from around the University.


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Studying Jupiter - NASA's Juno Mission

UK first heart operations using novel system at Leicester

New video captures seismic effects of LCFC success

 

 

The University of Leicester is home to the only formal UK science lead for the Juno mission, NASA's programme to study our solar system's largest planet, Jupiter. Leicester Professor deploys new system to target critical circuits for heart rhythm disturbance Leicester geology students describe project to capture football-quakes caused by fans

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