June

The art of scientific glassblowing

The art of scientific glassblowing

University glassblower Gayle Price interviewed by the Wellcome Collection

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Video essays tell women's compelling stories

Video essays tell women's compelling stories

Environmental challenges explored in novel nature writing by women in Philippines

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Leicestershire’s legal professionals celebrated at annual Law Society Awards

Leicestershire’s legal professionals celebrated at annual Law Society Awards

University Council member Mehmooda Duke and Leicester Law School graduate Fiona Harrison both received accolades for their standout contributions to the field

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The miniature car created by a group of students that could change the future of driverless cars

The miniature car created by a group of students that could change the future of driverless cars

Connected Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) ‘μPod’ prototype, developed by five Engineering students, will be on show at the Cheltenham Science Festival’s Meridian Mobility stand on Tuesday 5 June

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Managing older people in emergency settings

Managing older people in emergency settings

Course tackles growing challenge of patients with frailty attending hospitals

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UK’s first Life Sciences Opportunities Zone praised at ministerial visit

UK’s first Life Sciences Opportunities Zone praised at ministerial visit

Leicester is planning a Life Sciences Accelerator for Precision Medicine and Lifestyle Disease at Charnwood Campus

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Take a visual tour of women’s influence throughout University history

Take a visual tour of women’s influence throughout University history

Exhibition provides snapshots of the women who have helped shape the institution from its foundation to the present day

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Student Awards 2018

Student Awards 2018

Celebration at Stamford Court shines a light on the notable community and charity initiatives, academic achievements, and sporting abilities of the University’s student body

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New labelling system for medical research press releases

New labelling system for medical research press releases

Suggestion from President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Boyle to improve reliability of medical science communication across the sector

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Shedding new light on drinking and eating habits in the Roman world

Shedding new light on drinking and eating habits in the Roman world

International research network exploring new ways of processing millions of Roman artefacts associated with the consumption of food and drink

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HyPIR lecturer shares insights on new EU space policy

HyPIR lecturer shares insights on new EU space policy

Dr Bleddyn Bowen says that Brexit seems to have accelerated the ongoing process of dovetailing ESA into EU space policy in recent Times article

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Bringing international experts together to improve student mental health and wellbeing

Bringing international experts together to improve student mental health and wellbeing

Global Student Living Conference to be held at Leicester, one of the first UK universities to offer student counselling services, on Thursday 21 June

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Building more inclusive creative spaces

Building more inclusive creative spaces

Free public event organised by CAMEo and Leicester Urban Observatory to reflect on creative place-making on Thursday 14 June

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Benefits from benchside to bedside showcased for NHS anniversary

Benefits from benchside to bedside showcased for NHS anniversary

Our close partnership with National Health Service will be highlighted at a public celebration on 7 July

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HyPIR Lecturer urges Welsh ministers to do more for Welsh space sector

HyPIR Lecturer urges Welsh ministers to do more for Welsh space sector

Dr Bleddyn Bowen says that the Welsh Government can and should get more involved in coordinating Welsh universities and space businesses on BBC Sunday Politics Wales

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Future of asthma research and benefits to patient health

Future of asthma research and benefits to patient health

MAARA 50th anniversary event to take place at University of Leicester on Wednesday 20 June

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New way to determine protection of Men B vaccine against different strains

New way to determine protection of Men B vaccine against different strains

Approach is being assessed by Public Health England for its potential to routinely test all meningococcal disease cases

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The Sky at Night visits campus

The Sky at Night visits campus

Latest episode of BBC 4's ‘The Sky at Night’ features interview with Dr Jonathan Nichols to discuss the role Leicester is playing in NASA's Juno mission, airing this Thursday 14 June at 7:30 pm

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Foundation Professor of midwifery receives national honour

Foundation Professor of midwifery receives national honour

Royal College of Midwives awards Fellowship to Leicester academic as new nursing and midwifery courses are set to launch

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Tackling student cheating by reimagining university assessment

Tackling student cheating by reimagining university assessment

Pro Vice-Chancellor for student experience Professor Jon Scott explores how a movement towards ‘authentic assessment’ could be the key to outsmarting essay mills in Guardian opinion piece

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First-hand accounts of premature baby loss inspires new resource

First-hand accounts of premature baby loss inspires new resource

New, free information resource to improve support for parents losing a baby before 24 weeks of pregnancy

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A place for the displaced

A place for the displaced

University of Leicester celebrates Refugee Week

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Using Leicester’s landmarks to get children counting

Using Leicester’s landmarks to get children counting

Maths publication ‘Counting Crazy’ encourages children aged 3-6 to use numbers in Leicester locations and launches officially on Wednesday 20 June

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Why public health campaigns and the BMI scale may do more harm than good- claim

Why public health campaigns and the BMI scale may do more harm than good- claim

Dr Oli Williams explains why governments and corporations should deal with the social determinants of health and obesity, as opposed to their symptoms

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Voice in Space

Voice in Space

Ceremony for Hawking provides link with Leicester

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Art, x-rays, locusts and more – in three minutes

Art, x-rays, locusts and more – in three minutes

Researchers from University of Leicester present their work to a public audience on 22 June

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University's Botanic Garden to host Plant Sale & Family Day

University's Botanic Garden to host Plant Sale & Family Day

Opportunity to buy some unusual plants and enjoy a range of entertainments in the splendid setting of the Botanic Garden on Sunday 1 July 2018

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Blood signature could improve early TB diagnosis

Blood signature could improve early TB diagnosis

A gene signature in the bloodstream could reveal whether someone is going to develop active tuberculosis (TB) disease months before symptoms begin, research suggests

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Law academic in report and recommendations for national scheme

Law academic in report and recommendations for national scheme

Our expert contributes to review of novel Alternative Dispute Resolution procedure for professional negligence disputes

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Leicester athlete Nick Cummins set to compete in Wheelchair Rugby World Championships

Leicester athlete Nick Cummins set to compete in Wheelchair Rugby World Championships

Nick, who is currently studying for his PhD, will be part of world-class team competing in Sydney, Australia between 5-10 August

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Support for Leicester City of Sanctuary

Support for Leicester City of Sanctuary

University representatives learn about vital work to support refugees and asylum seekers

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Love across cultural boundaries

Love across cultural boundaries

Project to explore experiences of women in mixed romantic relationships in Leicester between 1948 - 1985

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Medical cannabis academic shares excitement of meeting Home Secretary Sajid Javid at 10 Downing Street

Medical cannabis academic shares excitement of meeting Home Secretary Sajid Javid at 10 Downing Street

Yewande Okuleye, whose transdisciplinary investigation of cannabis self-medication, was invited by the PM to attend a reception for the 70th anniversary of the Windrush

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At the forefront of frugal innovation

At the forefront of frugal innovation

School of Business to hold national workshop on emerging field from 28-29 June

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Powering to new destinations in space

Powering to new destinations in space

Space explorers seek alliances with power companies at international event co-organised by Leicester on 27-28 June

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Leicester academic provides expert comment on Gosport hospital report

Leicester academic provides expert comment on Gosport hospital report

Professor Richard Baker wrote the audit of the deaths of elderly patients at a hospital in Gosport in 2003

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Expert reaction to the Manchester moorland fires

Expert reaction to the Manchester moorland fires

Professor Sue Page from our School of Geography, Geology and the Environment has commented on the Saddleworth Moor fire

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First global patient for kidney study recruited in Leicester

First global patient for kidney study recruited in Leicester

Study will test new treatments for a potentially life-threatening kidney condition called IgA nephropathy

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University research supports project to reduce air pollution

University research supports project to reduce air pollution

EarthSense is working with Oxfordshire County Council and ‘connected vehicle’ company Tantalum to gain a better understanding of the impact of road traffic on dynamic air quality

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A Tale of Muslim Britain

A Tale of Muslim Britain

Baroness Warsi spoke at the University on 21 June

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Exemplary equality work at Leicester gains national recognition

Exemplary equality work at Leicester gains national recognition

One of the UK’s most significant LGBT+ awards ceremony is to feature exemplary work by Leicester

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