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Graduating during a recession: Advice for the Class of 2020

With the Class of 2020 facing uncertainty and anxieties over their future, we ask those who have walked this path before: What advice do you have for those embarking on their careers?

Food for thought: meet Ellen Manning

Ellen Manning (English 2004) has come a long way since her days as a student reporter at the Leeds. From the Royal Wedding to London 2012, explore her fascinating story journey in our latest alumni feature.

My Leeds story - Gina Baker

Each month, 'My Leeds story' shines a spotlight on a member of the Class of 2020 to celebrate their journey. First up, we spoke to Gina Baker, an engineering masters graduate who made history at Leeds and ended up going viral on Twitter in the process. Discover her Leeds story.

Leeds research focussed on the coronavirus threat

Across the University, from arts and humanities to fundamental science and engineering, teams are developing new ideas and redirecting existing research to help the world cope with the pandemic. Discover some of the work here. 

Right up your Street

Showing true determination to lift the nation’s spirits this summer, Alumni band Hyde Park Brass embarked on a tour of streets across the UK. Find out more about life on tour in the middle of a pandemic. 

Death of Ken Robinson

Sir Ken Robinson (Performance and Cultural Industries 1972) died on Friday 21 August. He was a leading thinking on education who drew 66 million viewers to watch his TED talk "Do schools kill creativity?"

What is History?

"We seek to understand the past by determining and ordering ‘facts’; and from these narratives we hope to explain the decisions and processes which shape our existence." Francesca Morphakis, PhD Candidate in History at the University of Leeds, considers the most fundamental question of all. Read her fascinating thoughts on "What is History?"

Obituary: Jim Wright

We were sad to hear of the passing of Jim Wright, who has died aged 83. An inspirational and gifted teacher, Jim was a member of academic staff in the department of psychology at the University of Leeds for more than 30 years. Read about a dear friend and colleague to all who knew him during that period.

Blackbaud data security incident

July 2020, Blackbaud data security incident

The story of 70 years of dancing for Leeds Morris Men

When assistant lecturer in Spanish Ted Purver danced two jigs at a carnival on Leeds campus in 1950, it would be the beginning of Leeds Morris Men, a club that this year is celebrating its 70th anniversary. Read their wonderful story.

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