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Liz Margree (Theology and Geography 1995) and Jon Spooner (English Language and Literature 1996) accept a national award on behalf of the Unlimited Theatre Company.


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Lawrence Potter, Russian Studies 1975
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Children who use e-cigarettes more likely to try tobacco

New Leeds research suggests that teenagers who have tried an e-cigarette are almost four times more likely to start smoking a conventional cigarette within a year, when compared to classmates who have not.



Bernard Jennings (1928-2017)

Emeritus Professor Bernard Jennings has passed away. Professor Jennings graduated in 1959 with MA History.



Risky business

Leeds research has shown that the presence of independent directors on bank boards has not curtailed risk-taking at the majority of the world’s largest banks since the global financial crisis.



Leeds performs well in NSS

The University has scored 89% for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2017. This is the highest score among the Russell Group institutions for which data is available



Lack of sleep makes you fat

Adults in the UK who have poor sleep patterns are more likely to be overweight and obese and have poorer metabolic health, according to a new study from Leeds.



Kitty Lux (1957 - 2017)

Kitty Lux, founder of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, has died. Kitty graduated from Leeds in 1980 with a degree in Fine Art.



Global challenge funding received

Two significant Leeds research projects have been awarded £16million to build resilience in African businesses and communities as part of the University’s commitment to tackling the world's greatest issues.



Sugary drink interventions

Nutritionists from Leeds have carried out the first review of intervention programmes to reduce sugary drinks consumption. Their study found that children participating in these programmes reduced their sugary drink intake by around 30%, removing nearly 2.5 teaspoons of sugar from a child’s average intake.



First formal university teaching hospice created in UK

St Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds is to become the first formally recognised university teaching hospice in the UK, following the announcement of a strengthened relationship with the University.



How green is your jacket?

The vagaries of the British summer mean waterproof jackets are key items in many people’s wardrobes. But new research from Leeds suggests that the use of controversial fluorochemicals in their manufacture may be harming our environment



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