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

 Breast cancer

Leicester scientist developing blood test to monitor changes in breast cancer over time

Dr David Guttery involved in new cancer study to develop test that reads DNA released from breast cancer cells.

News Highlights

University invests in its future with new £10m fund

Project to help measure pollution of urban atmosphere

Scientists reveal planets of Mario's galaxy would destroy themselves

Endowment Fund  



Endowment Fund launched to ensure continued excellence in research and teaching.

University partnership with Bluesky to improve understanding of nitrogen dioxide in cities.

Physics students calculate Nintendo character's ability to hop between planets.

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A recipe for success from Great British Bake Off contestant Ali

In this podcast, former Great British Bake Off contestant Ali Imdad discusses how was inspired to bake during his student days at the University of Leicester.

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Rare type of pollen spotted

King Richard III’s death

Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys

Scientists have observed a rare type of pollen in the air at levels not seen for more than four decades which could bring further misery for hayfever sufferers.

Video piecing together last moments of King Richard III's life and injuries he sustained at the Battle of Bosworth Field on Aug 22, 1485.

Interview with Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys about the discovery of genetic fingerprinting at the University of Leicester marks 30th anniversary of monumental invention.

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