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

University of Leicester announces transformative plan to pioneer a 'distinctive elite' in higher education

President and Vice-Chancellor unveils strategic plan and signals new direction for the University

News Highlights

Japanese Princess completes year of study at University of Leicester

University of Leicester announced as Overall Winner at the Impact Awards 2015

Leicester reaches out to young people in London schools

Her Imperial Highness Princess Mako of Akishino completes year of taught Master’s degree in Museum Studies at University of Leicester

Award recognises excellence and impact in knowledge exchange and commercialisation

Applications to the University from candidates in Greater London rose by more than 25 per cent between 2012 and 2014

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The Beginnings Of Wisdom -The Challenge For Engineering Education

In this podcast, Professor Atkinson discusses the challenges caused by a gap in engineering skills.

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Air quality research

Killing the malaria parasite

The Jennifer Aniston neuron and forming memories

In this video, scientists our air quality research group discuss their pioneering research to improve the quality of the air we breathe. In this video, scientists from the MRC Toxicology Unit at the University describe new ways to treat malaria. In this video, Professor Rodrigo Quian Quiroga from our Centre for Systems Neuroscience explains a new discovery of how memories are formed in the brain.

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