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Be Curious about university research

A free, family-friendly open day on Saturday 30 March will give an insight into some of the University’s most engaging research. There will be more than 40 stalls with a range of activities for all ages, including a children's sticker trail, for 5 to 12-year-olds



PhD opportunities to transform healthcare through AI

The University has announced 50 fully-funded PhD researcher places to unlock the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in medical diagnosis and care.
A new centre for doctoral training (CDT) will be created, with a focus on the early detection, diagnosis, treatment and care of cancer.



Book acclaim for Leeds graduate

Author Adam Higginbotham (History 1990) has just published "Midnight in Chernobyl", exploring the chilling story behind the infamous atomic disaster.



Leeds is making its mark on education research

Alumni Katy Shire (Psyschology 2015) and Charlotte Clowes (Education 2003) have been working alongside Leeds academics, including former acting Vice Chancellor Professor David Sugden, on a project to see if equipping teaching staff with skills used by Occupational Therapists can help pupils improve their handwriting



Smoking may limit body’s ability to fight skin cancer

Melanoma patients with a history of smoking cigarettes are 40 per cent less likely to survive their skin cancer than people who have never smoked, according to new research from Leeds.



An Otley Run

Joe Williams (Maths 1995) enjoyed the Otley Run so much that he's written a book about it. "'An Otley Run" is a verse novella telling the story of a day spent doing the legendary pub crawl



Forty years for Gang of Four

Founding member of Leeds punk band Gang of Four, Andy Gill (Fine Art 1979), is interviewed about life forty years since their first album release.



HSBC boss becomes chair of TheCityUK lobby group

Chairman of HSBC Mark Tucker (Textile Management 1980) is to become chair of business lobby group TheCityUK. The organisation contributes nearly a tenth of the UK’s total economic output, and employs over 2.3 million people.



Obituary: Dr Eric Vickers

Dr Eric Vickers (PhD German 1971) has passed away. He was 85.



Award for toy designer

Nathaniel Southworth (MBA 2018) has won the coveted MBA Entrepreneurial Venture Award (private sector) for his company KAP Toys Ltd. The company launched the ‘Real Talking Harry Potter Sorting Hat’, which marked the business out as ‘one to watch’ within the UK toy industry.



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