Features (2014)

In-depth features and articles looking at various aspects of university life in 2014


Football, War and Christmas

John Williams sheds light on representations of football during the First World War and how the 'Christmas Truce' is perceived today

‘Get a lovely bust for Christmas’: tips from the 1930s on how to be a perfect festive woman


Professor Jo Brewis discusses the work faced by women over the Christmas period and how attitudes have changed - and stayed the same - over time

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ESA Rosetta Mission Makes History - 14/11/2014

University of Leicester space scientist Dr Paul Abel explains Philae lander success and what it could mean for the future of space research

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Leicester's rising stars - LE1 Autumn/Winter 2014

Groundbreaking research showcased during tenth annual Festival of Postgraduate Research.

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From dancing with the stars to supporting Olympians - 17/10/2014

Heidi Ashton of the University’s School of Management talks about her forthcoming appearances in blockbuster movies and working with young athletes.

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A recipe for success - 10/10/14

Former Great British Bake Off contestant inspired to bake during his student days at Leicester

Oration for Sir Donald Sinden on the award of his honorary Doctor of Letters degree - 12/09/14

Sir Donald Sinden, who passed away in 2014, was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Leicester in July 2005

Q & A with the 2014 National Teaching Fellows at the University of Leicester - 19/06/14

For the first time, Leicester won three prestigious National Teaching Fellowships from the Higher Education Academy

Med students2 Putting patients at the heart of healthcare education - 27/05/14

Students pivotal in transforming medical curriculum in response to Francis Report
Natalie Bennett web Leicester's greenest girl - 29/04/14

Alumna and Green Party leader, Natalie Bennett, plots her path to political success during a visit to the University
hate crime 2 The harms of hate - Spring 2014

The role of academic research to uncover and present undocumented and unspoken truths to the world is starkly exemplified in Leicester's groundbreaking research on hate crime
Monument 3 We will remember you - Spring 2014

As the nation prepares to mark the centenary of the First World War, we uncover the history of Leicester's largest arch, well-known to graduates worldwide
Groundbreaking Putting patients at the heart of practice - Spring 2014

New Centre for Medicine set to transform medical teaching, research and, ulimately, patient care
An astronaut's guide to life in a tin can - 18/03/14

Canadian astronaut and Twitter triumph Chris Hadfield provides an insight into living on the International Space Station during his visit to the University
Mr University: Still a student at heart - 26/02/14

Ellen Rudge provides a behind-the-muscles look at Leicester graduate and fitness entrepreneur David Bissell
University Gold Sport Scholarship winners share their stories - 6/01/14

First year students Lucy Hatton and Ryan Hunt discuss their sports successes

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