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

David Bartram

Migrating to the Mediterranean makes Britons unhappier

People who migrate to the Mediterranean in search of a better lifestyle are unhappier than those who stay at home according to Dr David Bartram from the Depatment of Sociology.

Speaking at the British Sociological Association's annual conference, David said that migrants from the UK and five other northern European countries who went to Spain, Portugal, Greece and Cyprus were less happy than people who stayed behind.

News Highlights

New 50th anniversary edition of Joe Orton's Entertaining Mr Sloane

Satellite data to aid turbine revolution

Students debunk the myth that Icarus 'soared too high'

Emma Parker



Dr Emma Parker has produced a new edition of Joe Orton's Entertaining Mr Sloane to mark the 50th anniversary of the play's premiere on 6 May. Space technology is to be used in a novel plan to identify locations in rivers for water-powered energy. Centre for Interdisciplinary Science students publish paper on the science behind the mythological character's waxen wings.

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In this podcast, a group of fourth year master’s students from the University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy explain how they calculated that the dimensions given to Noah for an ark to accommodate at least two of every animal would indeed have floated.

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield tells us what it is like to think like an Astronaut, and why the University of Leicester is a great place to study Physics and Astronomy.
This film showcases the stories of seven victims of hate crimes in Leicester, all of whom come from a range of backgrounds and have been victimised for different reasons and in a variety of ways.
Dr Jan Zalasiewicz from the Department of Geology discusses how rats are one of the best examples of a species that humans have helped spread around the world.

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