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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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Student research helps to settle who the victor of a 'superhero showdown' would likely be

Students use scientific principles to examine the feasibility of the powers behind renowned comic book superheroes – and suggest Superman may have the greatest chance of winning in a fight

News Highlights

Researcher examines impact of ‘slum tourism’

Scientists chase colliding black holes

Leicester wins CASE Circle of Excellence silver award

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Dr Fabian Frenzel to publish new book 'Slumming It: The Tourist Valorization of Urban Poverty' on 25 June

Swift satellite used to search for associated X-ray and ultra-violet emission

Further success for University's HeForShe video

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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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Second season of Bradgate Park fieldschool launched

UK first heart operations using novel system at Leicester

New video captures seismic effects of LCFC success



Archaeologists continue to unlock medieval and prehistoric secrets of popular tourist attraction from 6 June 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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