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Volunteers' Week 2020

In celebration of Volunteers’ Week 2020 we shine the spotlight on some of the great work being done by our alumni community.



Obituary: Reverend Doreen Harrison

Ambleside’s first woman priest, the Reverend Doreen Harrison, has died aged 87. Having graduated in Geography from Leeds University in 1953, Doreen devoted her rural ministry to caring for the scattered farming community, visiting farming families, schools and parishioners. Read her obituary here.



Alumna's journey to become Bishop

When she performed in York Minster with the LUU Chamber Choir in 1992, Sophie Jelley (Theology and Religious Studies 1993) never imagined she’d be invited to return to the same spot for her ordination as Bishop of Doncaster 28 years later. Read about Sophie’s journey from Leeds, to Uganda, and back again



Leeds alumnus nominated for global award

Winston Liew (Law 2011) has been nominated as a global finalist in the British Council Study UK Alumni Awards 2020. It follows his work as a placemaker and curator, designing community spaces in his home country, Malaysia, and across the globe.



Obituary: Professor Mohamed Hyder

Renowned Kenyan professor Mohamed Hyder (PhD Biology) has sadly passed away. Amongst other things, Mohammed was a leading figure in the management of the country’s national parks. Read his obituary here.



World Bee Day 2020

In celebration of World Bee Day 2020, we spoke to Sustainability Research Institute Lecturer and Campus Bee Network Founder Dr Jen Dyer, to learn more about what is being done to help the bees here on the University of Leeds campus.



Obituary: Professor Monty Losowsky

Professor Monty Losowsky (Medicine 1955), has died at 88. Under his oversight as the University liaison, St James's Hospital became the largest teaching hospital in Europe. Read his obituary here.



2020 Student Support Fund launches

The Student Support Fund has been launched to help students succeed in their studies despite barriers they may face as a consequence of the pandemic.

Find out more about how you can help vulnerable students during the crisis.



Leeds alumna's record-breaking campaign

Run 5K, donate £5, and nominate 5 others to do the same. Read about the campaign that began as a challenge between friends and family members, and has gone on to raise over £5 million for NHS Charities Together.



Disability: I lost my legs but am still dancing

In December 2007 Kat Hawkins was a first year student spending most of her evenings with the dance society. Then she contracted meningitis B, and things changed forever. Read her remarkable story to rediscover her love of dance.



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