Features Archive

In-depth features and articles looking at various aspects of university life from 2013 and before

2013

University gives students value for their money - 16/09/13
First person column by Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Robert Burgess
Q&A with Professor Hilary Burgess and Alex Moseley - 27/06/13
We are delighted that two members of staff have won National Teaching Fellowship awards from the Higher Education Academy. They discuss what the achievement means to them
Best ever showing for Leicester's Departments in Guardian league table - 06/06/13
Leicester's ranking rises in influential University Guide
University staff look forward to featuring in Bollywood film - 01/06/13
University staff members Dharminder Shoker, in Estates and Facilities Management, and Mike Simpson, from Corporate Affairs and Planning, feature in a new Bollywood film due out on Friday
Leicester's part in mission to Mars - 10/03/13
Leicester scientist Dr John Bridges has had a key role in the Mars Curiosity mission's momentous first six months
What's the point of the University? - 06/03/13
University Registrar Dave Hall in presentation to staff
MP steps into the shoes of space scientist - 01/03/13
MP pairs up with space scientist to experience world leading research at the University of Leicester

2012

Milestone gift to the University shows the power of philanthropy - 03/10/12
First person column by Steve O'Connor, Director of Development
DNA fingerprinting pioneer Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys pays tribute to city and University at end of distinguished career - 26/09/12
First Person column by Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys
A week in the glare of the world's media - 17/09/12
First Person column by Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Robert Burgess
We're joining the fight to save heart centre - 08/08/12
First Person column by Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Robert Burgess
Interesting Times for art - 08/03/12
The University of Leicester's Sculpture in the Garden exhibition 2012 offers gutsy, large-scale modern art - often with a 'wicked sense of humour'
Even science can fall foul of the press - 01/03/12
First Person column by Professor Charalambos Kyriacou from the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology
Cameron learns lessons from Blair over Libya - 23/02/12
First Person column by Dr Oliver Daddow, Department of Politics and International Relations
University of Leicester Vice-Chancellor highlights the business impact of universities - 12/02/12
First Person by Professor Sir Robert Burgess
Dickens: Writer for the best and worst of times - 09/02/12
First Person column by Dr Holly Furneaux of the Victorian Studies Centre
Golden Rule that applies to tweeting, too - 03/02/12
First Person column by Dr Paul Reilly, Department of Media and Communication

2011

Keeping us at the forefront of vital research - 24/11/11
First Person column by Professor Sir Robert Burgess
Celebrating a unique local partnership - 17/11/11
First Person column by Professor John Benyon
Plagiarism reference tariff reviewed by Leicester - 10/11/11
Academics at the University of Leicester are at the forefront of a national debate about how best to deal with students who have been found plagiarising the work of others
World Stroke Day - 27/10/11
Students from Leicester and De Montfort Universities take part in collection in aid of stroke research
Good intentions, positive outcomes - 14/10/11
New research will align undergraduate programmes with students' employment ambitions
Social media and riots - a double-edged sword - 14/10/11
Lecturer in Media and Communication, Dr Paul Reilly discusses the role of the likes of Twitter and Facebook in times of civil unrest
Celebrating student success - 05/10/11
Two graduates from the University of Leicester's Institute of Lifelong Learning were nominated for Adult Learner's Week awards
Award-winning study quantifies benefit of work placements - 4/10/11
Research with UK-wide and global implications, carried out at the University of Leicester, has won a national careers service excellence award
University of Leicester involved in three new research partnerships with NHS - 14/09/11
Researchers awarded over £15.5 million in record funding
New Head of e-Learning at Leicester - 08/07/11
Professor Gráinne Conole keen to find out what the University wants from the Beyond Distance Research Alliance
High impact MA research in the School of Education - 17/06/11
Nathaniel Owen, an MA Applied Linguistics and TESOL student, has won a Pearson Assessment research grant to carry out a study on the usefulness of Pearson’s new test for assessing the linguistic readiness for academic study of international students currently on University pre-sessional English programmes
'Language tests being misused' - new study - 17/06/11
University researcher co-authors award-winning paper
Honours for Professor of Therapeutics and forensics expert - 13/06/11
Congratulations to our two colleagues who have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2011
Leicester graduate brings play to Embrace Arts - 11/05/11
On Wednesday 1 June and Thursday 2 June Speakeasy Theatre Company presents Movers in a play called ‘Visitor’ at Embrace Arts, the University of Leicester’s arts centre
Leicester Exchanges - A new forum for University of Leicester academics to lead public debate - 11/02/11
Leicester academics are playing crucial roles in a new forum for blending scholarly expertise and public discussion to improve the way contentious issues are tackled
Leicester's role in online learning revolution - 27/01/11
A time of looming cuts and gloomy lecturers is not the ideal moment to get universities to try new things – or share. But when it comes to online learning, there is no other option, according to a report out this month (Jan), in which Leicester has played a key role.
Speech by Baroness Warsi - 20/01/11
Transcription of the Sigmund Sternberg lecture delivered by Sayeeda Warsi, Minister for Faith and Communities

2010

Leicester's part in new science museum display - 6/12/10
First Person Column by David Llewellyn-Jones

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