Welcome to the News Centre

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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Leicester could be a ‘champion of globalisation’ thanks to Premier League success

City now has unique brand that appeals worldwide, according to urban history researcher

News Highlights

University scientists study solar system formation using over 1,200 alien worlds

Students growing rocket from outer space

Scientists identify way to 'sniff' ripeness of fruit


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University of Leicester involved in study to improve survival rates of stroke victims

Team involved in national educational space project

University of Leicester involved in study to improve survival rates of stroke victims

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As the potentially historic EU referendum draws closer and voters consider whether Britain should leave or remain part of the European Union, academics at our University have been contributing to the public debate with opinion pieces and media comment.

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The News Bulletin

A weekly round-up of news stories from around the University.

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UK first heart operations using novel system at Leicester

New video captures seismic effects of LCFC success

Leicester facility to help optimise hybrid structures for automotive sector



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 ASDEC Wins R&D Funding from Innovate UK for Hybrid Automotive Lightweight Optimisation (HALO) Project

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