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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.

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

Headline News


Leicester academics celebrate Leicester City's Premier League victory

Researchers delve into the significance of LCFC's victory, why they have been performing so well this season and how our University has been 'Backing the Blues' throughout

News Highlights

University of Leicester academics speak out following Hillsborough inquests’ verdicts

May Day: early 19th century traditions

Leicester films win prestigious Learning on Screen Awards


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Leicester geologist involved in find of rare fossil with unique prehistoric brooding strategy

University Special Collections Archive writes about an unusual early nineteenth century May Day custom - placing branches outside neighbouring homes

Videos showcasing HeForShe commitment and the genetic and genealogical analysis in the King Richard III case receive awards

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Liz Kendall MP and Professor Paul Boyle, President and Vice-Chancellor at the University, explain why they think staying in the EU is vital for Leicester's universities.

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The News Bulletin

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

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New video captures seismic effects of LCFC success

Leicester facility to help optimise hybrid structures for automotive sector


'We are HeForShe' at the University of Leicester



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 In this video, members of the University’s community discuss their experiences of being treated differently because of their gender.

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