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Namrah Shahid: Changing the story with Hijabi Runners

By forming Hijabi Runners, Namrah Shahid (Chemistry 2016; MSc 2017; PhD 2021) is helping other South Asian and Muslim women realise that running could be for them, too. Find out more.



Cec Thompson: The most remarkable of graduates

This Black History Month, read about the most remarkable graduate, whose success on the rugby field was matched only by his achievements off it as he pushed himself from illiteracy to graduation.



Global winner in Study UK Alumni Awards 2021

We are delighted to reveal that alumna and entrpreneur Anu Shah (MBA 2012) has been announced as the Global Entrepreneur Winner in the British Council Study UK Alumni Awards 2021.



Claire Cashmore: The road to Tokyo

Eight-time Paralympic medallist Claire Cashmore MBE (Linguistic and Phonetics 2011, Hon LLD 2013) takes on a whole new challenge in her fifth Games. Read about her preparations for Tokyo 2020.



Talking taboos: Olivia Cotes-James

Named in the Forbes 30 under 30 Asia list, find out how Olivia Cotes-James (English Literature 2013) formed a female-led period care company, and is improving lives across a continent.



Secrets of the sporting elite

In his new book, Alistair Brownlee talks about secrets of success with legends such as Sir Ian Botham, Michael Owen and Paula Radcliffe. Now, Leeds alumni can win a signed copy.



Kate O'Sullivan: A passion born in Leeds

Deputy Chair of British Rowing Kate O’Sullivan (Mineral Engineering 1985) was awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for her contributions to rowing. Hear what Kate has to say on our latest podcast.



Tribute to Emeritus Professor Brian Sleeman

Alumni will be sorry to learn of the death of Emeritus Professor Brian Sleeman, former Professor of Applied Mathematics. Read his obituary here.



Welcoming the Class of 2021

Our alumni community welcome the Class of 2021 with messages of congratulations, support and advice.



Jack Windsor Lewis obituary

Former students will be sad to learn of the death of Jack Windsor Lewis, who taught Phonetics at Leeds and was an expert on English pronunciation. 



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