July 2012

Blog Entry Calling all student/staff knitters and quilters, experts and novices
Blog Entry IT for students is changing
Blog Entry Find 500 species in the University BioBlitz, 15/16 June
The University is holding its first ever BioBlitz event, over a 24 hour period, on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 June. The ambitious target is to identify at least 500 species of flora and fauna living on University grounds and all staff, students, friends and family are invited to come along and get involved!
Blog Entry Summer closure of University Sports facilities
To reap the full benefits of the University’s recent £10 million investment in sport both sports centres have to close for a period during this summer whilst improvement works take place.
Blog Entry Sign up now for the Shakespeare Marathon, 18-22 June
LUTheatre are seeking volunteers from students and staff to help with their epic non-stop performance/reading of all of Shakespeare’s works in the week commencing 18 June. There are more than 1,100 characters across the 39 plays so there are plenty of minor roles still up for grabs, many of which have only a handful of lines.
Blog Entry Last chance to sign up for Wednesday's 1866 Olympics
If you haven't yet volunteered to compete in, or help out with, the Grand Olympic Festival of 1866 this Wednesday, there is still time to put your name forward. The event runs from 11.00am to 3.00pm on the Wyggeston and QE1 College rugby pitch, at the corner of Welford Road and Victoria Park Road. (The forecast for Wednesday is mostly dry.)
Blog Entry Calling all Masters students: Postgraduate Experience Survey deadline 14 June
Blog Entry Take part in Leicester’s Indian Summer
The University of Leicester and the School of Management are proud to support this year’s An Indian Summer festival, Leicester’s annual festival that gives people of all backgrounds and ages the chance to experience the rich and varied culture of India.
Blog Entry Enjoyed the Shakespeare marathon?
Blog Entry Celebrating students who teach and support learning
Six £200 prizes to be awarded in the Teaching Partnership Awards
Blog Entry Cyclists’ dream becomes concrete
Blog Entry Call for Applications for the Dragon 100 Young Chinese Leaders Forum 2012
The University of Leicester has been invited to nominate candidates of Chinese ethnicity to take part in the Dragon 100 Young Chinese Leaders’ Forum 2012, organised by the Dragon Foundation in Hong Kong. The programme consists of three days in Hong Kong and a five-day study tour in Tianjin and Beijing (full dates 5-12 August 2012). The theme is 'Innovation and Development in Tianjin: Manifestation of China’s 12th Five-Year Plan.'
Blog Entry Register now to use the brand new University Bike Park
We are pleased to announce that the new University Bike Park is being launched on May 8th as part of a week of cycling-related events when you’ll be able to get your bike fixed, pick up info and freebies and learn how to fix your own bike.
Blog Entry Preparation for Exams
Blog Entry Invitation to 2011-2012 China UK Entrepreneurship Competition
The China-UK Entrepreneurship Competition aims to encourage new business ventures between China and the United Kingdom and is intended to simulate the real-world process of entrepreneurs soliciting start-up funds from early-stage investors and venture capital firms. The competition is part of the PMI2 (Prime Minister Initiative II) Connect project, supported by British Council and the Confucius Institute Initiative funded by Hanban.
Blog Entry Student Loans Company: deadline and toolkit
Blog Entry Hong Kong Student Ambassador Programme
British Council Hong Kong is once again looking for up to four student ambassadors to work in the Hong Kong office over this summer. These positions are aimed at Hong Kong students who have studied or are studying in the UK.
Blog Entry £30 book token reward for showing your room in halls!
We are looking for students who live in the Oadby Student Village to show their rooms to visitors on our open days on Saturday 9th June and Wednesday 27th June.
Blog Entry University Sports Centre
Blog Entry Life Beyond the PhD: conference place available
The Graduate School is offering a fully-funded place for one University of Leicester PhD student to attend the 2012 Cumberland Lodge 'Life Beyond the PhD' conference. This includes shared accommodation and meals for the duration of the conference as well as standard class rail travel between Leicester and Cumberland Lodge.
Blog Entry Café Piazza introduces new menu
Blog Entry Funded places on the Study China Programme
Would you like to spend time in China to learn its language and develop an understanding of its culture, business and life in general?

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