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My Climate Story

In our podcast mini-series, hear from inspiring Leeds alumni around the globe who are helping to combat the climate crisis.



Jonathan Wild: A million tree promise

Meet the former Chair of Bettys and Taylors of Harrogate – synonymous with Yorkshire Tea and Bettys tea rooms – to uncover how a promise to his children grew into a lifelong mission to protect our trees.



Travelling to net-zero

Joscelyn Terrell (MEnv Environmental Science 2016) is working at the forefront of government policy in decarbonising transport, helping to set the UK as a world leader in the field. Discover the realities of electric cars, and what COP26 means to her.



Leeds Alumni Voices

Hear from expert alumni voices working to combat the climate crisis in our guest blog series.



Remembering Darminder Singh Chadha MBE

A tribute to Darminder Singh Chadha (MSc Geography 1968, PhD Earth Sciences 1972) tells how he fought racism and had a long career in hydrogeology.



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.



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