Media Packs

Background information, picture galleries and news stories about the University's biggest research breakthroughs and campaigns

University of Leicester at the GREAT Festival

Leicester will join other UK universities in showcasing how leading sectors are collaborating with these unique engines of innovation to gain a competitive edge, strategically linking higher education, research and business to help create tomorrow.

The University of Leicester and Dalian University of Technology

The University of Leicester's bold initiative to develop its first foreign campus in China

Life Sciences Opportunities Zone

Resources and multimedia for the bid for a Life Sciences Opportunities Zone at Charnwood Campus with local partners

Space Park Leicester

The University of Leicester's exciting new development building on its international reputation in space science

University of Leicester and the Juno mission to Jupiter

The University of Leicester is home to the only formal UK science lead for the Juno mission, NASA's programme to study our solar system's largest planet, Jupiter. Planetary scientists and astronomers from our Department of Physics and Astronomy will be studying the gas giant's magnetosphere, dynamic atmosphere and its beautiful polar auroras.

First anniversary of the reinterment of Richard III

On 22 March 2016, the University of Leicester marks a year since the remains of King Richard III departed the University campus to begin their journey across Leicestershire and to be passed into the care of Leicester Cathedral.

Attenborough Arts new gallery opening

A new £1.5 million gallery extension at the Attenborough Arts Centre was officially opened by Sir David Attenborough on 29 January 2016.

The Engineering Building roof project

The University of Leicester has launched a new £19.5million project, and a fundraising appeal, to replace the roof and glazed facades of its world-famous Engineering Building to secure its use well into the 21st century.

Code of a Killer filming

Code of a Killer

Code of a Killer is a two-part ITV fictional drama based on the true story of the first criminal case to be solved using DNA fingerprinting - a technique developed at the University of Leicester. Scenes for the show were filmed on campus in October 2014.

First published March 2015

Richard III reveal ceremony

Richard III reinterment

On Sunday 22 March, the University of Leicester officially handed the mortal remains of Richard III over to Leicester Cathedral where he was officially reinterred on Thursday 26 March. This press pack contains useful information about the reinterment week and the history of our discovery of Richard III.

First published March 2015

Raw students

The Secret Life of Students

The Secret Life of Students is a four-part television documentary series that follows a group of first years at the University of Leicester broadcast over Summer 2014.

First published June 2014
Last updated July 2014

Remains at Greyfriars2

Richard III reinterment decision

Information, multimedia and resources relating to the reinterment of the King's remains, as well as from the University of Leicester's archaeological and scientific investigations into the remains

First published May 2014
Last updated May 2014

WWI centenary First World War Centenary
Information, picture galleries, news items and press releases on the University of Leicester's commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

First published April 2014
Last updated April 2014
New Centre for Medicine
Information, picture galleries, news items and press releases on the new Centre for Medicine, set to be completed in autumn 2015

First published March 2014
Last updated May 2015
The Legacy of Leicester
The Legacy of Leicester is a chance to look back at seven great achievements for which the University is renowned, and through which is has contributed to the world we live in today

First published March 2014
Last updated March 2014

The search for Richard III
All of the latest news and updates about the University's discovery of the King under the carpark

First published February 2013
Last updated March 2014

50 years of space science
2010 markes 50 years since the University of Leicester's first space scientist, Professor Ken Pounds, joined the University

First published December 2009
Last updated December 2009

25th anniversary of DNA fingerprinting
September 2009 marks 25 years since Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys had his 'eureka moment' and the field of DNA genetic fingerprinting was born

First published August 2009
Last updated February 2014

Visit by HM the Queen (December 2008)
Information relating to the visit by HM The Queen and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, and the official opening of the David Wilson Library

First published December 2008
Last updated December 2008




Graduation ceremonies
Links to all press releases, orations, responses and picture galleries from the University's graduation ceremonies

First published April 2008
Last updated February 2014


All the latest news and opinion on Brexit from University academics

President Trump

A round up of University opinion on the 45th President of the United States

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