April

Blog Entry “Now is the time to act and establish a national service for diabetes prevention,” say academics
University of Leicester study of diabetes prevention programmes suggests need for more rigorous implementation of NICE guidance
Blog Entry University of Leicester Professor among ten of the UK’s most inspirational scientists and engineers
RISE Awards announced by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Blog Entry ‘Most crucial scientific knowledge’ preserved in academic’s guidebook for end of the world
University of Leicester astrobiologist highlights importance of understanding fundamental science in new book
Blog Entry Hurrah! The animals could have floated two by two according to physicists
University of Leicester students show Noah’s ark would have been strong enough to carry pairs of each animal species
Blog Entry ‘Highest level of recognition’ for education researcher
Third Principal Fellow elected by Higher Education Academy at University of Leicester
Blog Entry “Creating Home” exhibition to showcase 100 Years of Architectural Change at Lamport Hall (1800-1900)
Exhibition by University of Leicester research student to take place at Lamport Hall, Northamptonshire, between 20 April – 12 October 2014
Blog Entry Prestigious Professorship announced in the name of inventor of genetic fingerprinting
New post at University of Leicester in 30th anniversary year of landmark discovery
Blog Entry Leicester expert helps narrow down possible sites for Mars rover mission
The University of Leicester’s Dr John Bridges has helped pick eight possible destinations for the ExoMars rover mission, which will search for signs of life on the Red Planet
Blog Entry Walking may help protect kidney patients against heart disease and infections
Universities of Leicester and Loughborough design new study that finds modest exercise has anti-inflammatory effects on the body
Blog Entry Letterbox Club launched in Scotland
University of Leicester-founded project success
Blog Entry University of Leicester nurtures networks between small and medium enterprises and local businesses
SME Networking Event hosted by the Career Development Service took place at the University of Leicester
Blog Entry Former University of Leicester student named Midlands Entrepreneur of the Year
University’s Career Development Service committed to supporting best entrepreneurial talent
Blog Entry Building and Enriching Shared Heritages: A Toolkit for Community Organisations
University of Leicester launches website with online training resources for community historians
Blog Entry New 50th anniversary edition of Joe Orton’s Entertaining Mr Sloane uncovers key changes made to script
Dr Emma Parker, of the University of Leicester’s School of English, has produced a new edition of Orton’s Entertaining Mr Sloane to mark the 50th anniversary of the play’s premiere on Tuesday 6 May
Blog Entry Substantial EU doctoral training programme grant awarded to University of Leicester
PhD students to receive large-scale funding for innovative research in the field of forensic science
Blog Entry New qualification provides boost for actuarial analyst careers
Institute and Faculty of Actuaries launches professional qualification with University of Leicester as a teaching provider
Blog Entry An array of gardening activities during Royal Horticultural Society National Gardening Week at the Leicester Botanic Garden
University of Leicester Botanic Garden to celebrate horticultural week 14 – 20 April
Blog Entry Satellite Data to Aid Turbine Revolution
University of Leicester works with High Efficiency Heating UK Ltd to pinpoint optimum locations for hydropower turbines
Blog Entry PhD training given £83.5 million boost
Minister announces further investment in doctoral training at University of Leicester
Blog Entry Migrating to the Mediterranean makes Britons unhappier, says research
University of Leicester academic shares findings at national conference on Wednesday 23 April
Blog Entry School students being told to look at websites rather than being given face-to-face careers advice
University of Leicester employment expert shares research findings at national conference
Blog Entry Work of Richard III video team recognised
Learning on Screen awards praise University of Leicester’s long history of video productions that led to first visuals of the King’s remains
Blog Entry New Centre to research the changing world of work
University of Leicester to launch new Centre for Sustainable Work and Employment Futures at inaugural conference at College Court on Tuesday 29 April
Blog Entry Academics put the shine back into Harborough Museum’s Boot and Shoe exhibit
University of Leicester academics to connect audiences using digital technology for new project ‘Sole2Soul: Narrative, Curate, Rejuvenate’ project at Harborough Museum
Blog Entry Candid ‘insider’ views on quality and safety in the NHS could help detect reasons for poor care, say researchers
Research published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine emphasises importance of listening to staff
Blog Entry Salters’ Festival of Chemistry
In partnership with The Royal Society of Chemistry at University of Leicester Department of Chemistry on Wednesday 30 April 2014
Blog Entry Shields Up! Students devise concept for Star Wars-style deflector shields
Technology for protecting spaceships from laser fire is feasible today, University of Leicester students discover– but would leave pilots blind
Blog Entry Shockwave findings set to rewrite scientific theories
Study of Gamma-Ray Bursts afterglow surprises scientists

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