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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. Read about our purpose and functions

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
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• media training • work experience
partnership with The Conversation platform expert commentary and opinion (Think: Leicester)

Experts Guide database

• media monitoring

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Unique ‘exceptionally preserved’ fossil named in honour of Sir David Attenborough

Ancient relative of the lobsters and crabs complete with soft-parts is new to science

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Government funding for National Space Park development announced

Team Leicester looking for Varsity victory against DMU

Engineers measure Big Ben’s bong

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Over £12 million in Local Growth Deal funding for national hub for space research, learning, public engagement and innovation

Annual Varsity competition kicked off on Thursday 16 March 2017

Engineers contribute to major BBC documentary on sound to reveal why Big Ben produces distinct tone

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In this interview Professors Jan Zalasiewicz and Mark Williams from our Department of Geology outline how humans are permanently reshaping our planet by leaving behind a distinctive technological signal.

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Unique ‘exceptionally preserved’ fossil named in honour of Sir David Attenborough

Mary Jane Kelly's Grave - Victim of Jack the Ripper

Government funding for National Space Park development announced

Watch Sir David's response to having the 430 million-year-old fossil named in his honour Project by members of Richard III team reveals likelihood of finding and identifying Mary Jane Kelly – and using DNA to determine her true identity Over £12 million in Local Growth Deal funding for national hub for space research, learning, public engagement and innovation

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