Welcome to the News Centre

Please note: Due to budget cuts, the University no longer uses external media monitoring services.

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
news podcasts @UoLNewsCentre Twitter account
• 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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University researchers show juices from damaged salad leaves massively stimulate Salmonella growth and salad leaf colonisation

Research investigates how leached juices from leafy vegetables can enhance growth and virulence of food poisoning bug

News Highlights

Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys is the god of forensic science, says bestselling crime author in new video

Glittering literati at Literary Leicester Festival 2016

Leicester Heroes event smashes record number of stem cell sign-ups in one drive

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Patricia Cornwell describes impact inventor of genetic fingerprinting has had on her career during visit to University

University reveals programme including Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Patricia Cornwell and Fay Weldon

University of Leicester and Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign event recruits over 1,400 new potential donors

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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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Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys is the god of forensic science, says bestselling crime author in new video

 

Studying Jupiter - NASA's Juno Mission

 

 

Patricia Cornwell describes impact inventor of genetic fingerprinting has had on her career during visit to University British ESA astronaut reflects on his time in space during his visit to the National Space Centre where he received honorary degree 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.

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