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Alumni feature: Adam Lowe

Adam Lowe has been writing since he was a child. Now a published author of five chapbooks of poetry, LGBT+ History Month Poet Laureate, and with his first full-length collection nearly finished, he’s come a long way...



Next Vice-Chancellor appointed to the University of Leeds

Professor Simone Buitendijk has been appointed Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leeds.



Live at Leeds 50 years old

14 February marks 50 years since The Who recorded their album Live at Leeds right here in the Refectory. Listen closely to the album, named by Rolling Stone magazine as the best live album ever, and you'll hear an audience full of our very own alumni. What was it like 50 years ago, when bands like The Who, the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin played at Leeds? Our alumni tell the story of these legendary days. 



Alumni Feature: Podcast creator lines up with the stars

Jake Warren (Social Policy 2013) finds himself in illustrious company. He will soon line up alongside the likes of Emma Barnett, Frank Skinner, Peter Crouch, Greg James and Zoe Ball at the Audio & Radio Industry Awards, where his podcast, Conflicted, has been nominated for the Best Independent Podcast. Explore Jake's story - from Bakery 164 sandwich recommendations, to his top three favourite podcasts, to his founding of a multimedia story telling company, Message Heard.



Running with the pack

Toronto Wolfpack are the world's first professional transatlantic sports team, competing in rugby league's top-level professional club competition. Wolfpack Vice President, Commercial Jon Pallett (MBA 2011) shares his insight about the challenge of marketing a club that is based more than 3,000 miles away from their competitors.



Leeds Alum recognised for exceptional contribution to positive social change

Howe Wong (Electronic and Electrical Engineering 2011) has been recognised for his contribution to positive social change at the British Council’s annual Study UK Alumni Awards in Malaysia. Howe has worked closely with government agencies to implement several rural electrification projects which have benefited over 30,000 households in the rural non-electrified region of Sarawak.



World-beating Leeds stands out in Class Central’s list of best online courses

Class Central’s Best Online Courses of 2019 uses learner feedback to rank online courses from around the world. The University of Leeds stood out with four courses in the line-up – more than any other institution in the world



Leeds flying high for top employers

Students at the University of Leeds are among the UK’s top ten most targeted by leading employers.



MBE for Leeds alumna

Dr Eileen Burns (Medicine 1981), has been awarded an MBE for her services to medicine. 



Deaf people at risk of being 'excluded from astronomy'

The deaf community risks being excluded from aspects of modern science because the number of new advances is outpacing the development of sign language to explain them, a leading researcher says.



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