Features (2016)

In-depth features and articles looking at various aspects of university life from 2016


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From Hate to Hope - IS captive describes how she survived genocide to fight for a better future

Powerful testament by Nadia Murad urges each and every one of us to make a difference


Leicester's School of Business has top 20 potential, says its first Dean

Professor Zoe Radnor shares her thoughts on the future of the new School of Business

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University of Leicester's PVC International outlines ambitious plans to broaden horizons

Professor Sarah Dixon speaks on the future of the University's international profile

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'Alec Jeffreys is the god of forensic science' - Patricia Cornwell

Bestselling author Patricia Cornwell reflects on her life as a successful crime writer and where she draws her inspiration from

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"It’s a wonderful, always-changing and very dynamic world that we live in"

British ESA astronaut Tim Peake describes the first time he looked at planet Earth from space during visit to Leicester

"Spending a week with the News Centre was one of the most informative and educational experiences in my life"

Student Dina Gladkikh from the Department of Media, Communication and Sociology discusses her one week work experience placement with the University's News Centre

University graduate outlines experience covering ‘game-changing’ Rio Paralympics for Channel 4

Jamie Burton, who was Junior Assistant Producer on Wheelchair Basketball, highlights how studying at the University of Leicester prepared him for covering the world’s ‘greatest sporting event’

What is the link between Maths and Music?

For World Maths Day (Saturday 15 October), University of Leicester's Professor Ruslan Davidchack describes the passion mathematicians feel for their subject

Discovery-led learning: Academic follows passion for adventure with aid from supercomputer

Suzie’s story is about supercomputers, undiscovered Incan ruins, dodging land mines, climbing South American mountains which have never been traversed by humans before and battling temperatures cold enough to freeze anti-freeze

Leicester announces four new research institutes

‘This is part of our commitment to pioneer a distinctive elite of research-intensive institutions’ - Professor Paul Boyle, President and Vice-Chancellor

From science to sustainability: a look back at when insects have lent us a hand…or leg

With ‘National Insect Week’ (June 20 – 26) having crept up on us, we revisit a handful of occasions where insects were instrumental in our University’s success

Game of Thrones star Will Tudor: "How amazing it must be to be a student at Leicester at the moment"

Will Tudor is an actor and graduate of the University of Leicester. In this interview Will discusses his memories of studying English Literature at the University of Leicester between 2005 - 2008 and his fond experiences of the city and campus.

Frontier's Conversation with the President and Vice-Chancellor

In an interview with Frontier’s Felicity Easton, Professor Paul Boyle discusses what makes the University of Leicester unique and how we can all do our part to put Leicester on the map

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'The most iconic skull of our time'

Dramatic Richard III artwork produced using University of Leicester X-ray scans unveiled as part of contemporary artist Alexander de Cadenet's new series of skull portraits

Dr Richard Buckley: ‘I had a real lump in my throat’

Lead archaeologist on Richard III project recalls unparalleled chapter in his career

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