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


LORD ATTENBOROUGH: Aspirational, inspiring and creative

Tributes to figure with huge energy and dynamism who had a lifelong association with the University of Leicester and the city.

News Highlights

Jurassic Welsh mammals were picky eaters, study finds

Rock and Roll - New research could optimise fracking process

Leicester is the most affordable student destination, research finds




New analyses of tiny fossil mammals reveals clues about diets of earliest ancestors.

'Rock breaking' research could improve efficiency and reduce environmental impact of fracking.

HSBC research reveals Leicester is the most affordable university in terms of cost of living.

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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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