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Leeds researchers perform crucial work in understanding COVID-19
01/07/2020

A University of Leeds study, funded by the Jon Moulton Charity Trust, aims to provide invaluable insights into the transmission of COVID-19.

Lambeth GP Food Co-op - planting gardens to improve health and wellbeing
19/06/2020

The food we eat is vital to our health and wellbeing. Yet as Edward Rosen (International History & Politics 1971) has proven, food can enrich our lives in ways far beyond simply filling our stomachs.

The Lambeth GP Food Co-op, an innovative scheme which Edward helped to pioneer, improves the health and wellbeing of NHS patients in Lambeth.

Leeds alum to work with The Duchess of Cambridge
11/06/2020

Congratulations to Hannah Cockburn-Logie OBE MVO (MA Social and Public Policy 2000) who has been announced as the Private Secretary to Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge. Hannah was awarded an OBE in 2017 for services to the relationship between the UK and India.

Volunteers' Week 2020
02/06/2020

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
02/06/2020

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
29/05/2020

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
29/05/2020

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
27/05/2020

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
20/05/2020

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
19/05/2020

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
05/05/2020

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
27/04/2020

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
22/04/2020

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.

Adapting to a changing planet
15/04/2020

Leeds postgraduate students are playing a crucial role in climate change research across the globe, helping communities to adapt to a changing planet.

From the Kenyan savanna to Canadian Arctic, as part of our sustainability themed Big Get Together, find out how alumni-supported bursaries have helped the students to make a difference

Leeds alumnus elected as Labour Party leader
08/04/2020

Alumnus Sir Keir Starmer has been elected leader of Labour Party. Read about his journey from the University, how he maintains close ties with the School of Law, and the thoughts of lecturers and students who have worked with him along the way.

Leeds community tackles coronavirus
07/04/2020

As the University steps up to tackle coronavirus, alumni, staff and students are at the forefront of this fight. We share the stories of our community members who are making a difference in the fight against COVID-19.

Malcolm Chase obituary
24/03/2020

Social Historian Malcolm Chase has sadly died aged 63 after suffering from a brain tumour.  During his time at Leeds, Malcolm explored British labour history and political radicalism during the 19th century, and his pioneering work on Chartism is particularly well known. In addition to his outstanding scholarship, he was an enthusiastic and inspiring educator. Read his obituary here.

Alumni feature: A safer environment for disabled people around the world
24/03/2020

Visually impaired activist and campaigner, Amy Kavanagh (History 2010), has used social media to create a positive movement across the globe. After encounters with overenthusiastic helpers did more harm than good, Amy’s campaign – #JustAskDontGrab – was born. Read about her journey from Leeds here.

Future Fashion Factory
02/03/2020

With its roots in textiles, Leeds is spearheading a £5.4 million project to transform the UK fashion industry.

Feeding the world
02/03/2020

How can we feed a growing global population in a changing climate? A farm packed with smart technologies will help us find out.

My Dad inspired a podcast
02/03/2020

From a kitchen table to the Royal Albert Hall: how three Leeds alumni turned some dubious content into comedy gold.

Alumni feature: Adam Lowe
25/02/2020

Adam Lowe has been writing since he was a child. Now a published author of five chapbooks of poetry, LGBT+ History Month Poet Laureate, and with his first full-length collection nearly finished, he’s come a long way...

Next Vice-Chancellor appointed to the University of Leeds
14/02/2020

Professor Simone Buitendijk has been appointed Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leeds.

Live at Leeds 50 years old
11/02/2020

14 February marks 50 years since The Who recorded their album Live at Leeds right here in the Refectory. Listen closely to the album, named by Rolling Stone magazine as the best live album ever, and you'll hear an audience full of our very own alumni. What was it like 50 years ago, when bands like The Who, the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin played at Leeds? Our alumni tell the story of these legendary days. 

Alumni Feature: Podcast creator lines up with the stars
11/02/2020

Jake Warren (Social Policy 2013) finds himself in illustrious company. He will soon line up alongside the likes of Emma Barnett, Frank Skinner, Peter Crouch, Greg James and Zoe Ball at the Audio & Radio Industry Awards, where his podcast, Conflicted, has been nominated for the Best Independent Podcast. Explore Jake's story - from Bakery 164 sandwich recommendations, to his top three favourite podcasts, to his founding of a multimedia story telling company, Message Heard.

Running with the pack
11/02/2020

Toronto Wolfpack are the world's first professional transatlantic sports team, competing in rugby league's top-level professional club competition. Wolfpack Vice President, Commercial Jon Pallett (MBA 2011) shares his insight about the challenge of marketing a club that is based more than 3,000 miles away from their competitors.

World-beating Leeds stands out in Class Central’s list of best online courses
06/02/2020

Class Central’s Best Online Courses of 2019 uses learner feedback to rank online courses from around the world. The University of Leeds stood out with four courses in the line-up – more than any other institution in the world

Leeds flying high for top employers
21/01/2020

Students at the University of Leeds are among the UK’s top ten most targeted by leading employers.

MBE for Leeds alumna
16/01/2020

Dr Eileen Burns (Medicine 1981), has been awarded an MBE for her services to medicine. 

Deaf people at risk of being 'excluded from astronomy'
13/01/2020

The deaf community risks being excluded from aspects of modern science because the number of new advances is outpacing the development of sign language to explain them, a leading researcher says.

Leeds crowned Christmas University Challenge champions
09/01/2020

For the first time in the show’s history, a Leeds team was crowned University Challenge Champions after winning last year’s Christmas special. Find out more

 

Greenland losing ice 'faster than expected'
20/12/2019

Greenland is losing ice faster than in the 1990s and is tracking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s high-end climate scenario.

Walking and cycling to work linked with fewer heart attacks
20/12/2019

Walking and cycling to work were associated with fewer heart attacks across 43 million adults in England, according to a new national study.

Fungi could reduce reliance on fertilisers
02/11/2019

Introducing fungi to wheat boosted their uptake of key nutrients and could lead to new, ‘climate smart’ varieties of crops, according to a new study from Leeds.

Training the next generation of biological scientists
02/11/2019

The White Rose universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York have received renewed Government funding for 150 PhD researchers in the biological sciences.

Sir Alan Langlands to step down as Vice-Chancellor
30/09/2019

Sir Alan Langlands is to step down as the Vice-Chancellor of the University during 2020 after seven years in post. He will continue to undertake his full duties and responsibilities at the University until a new Vice-Chancellor formally takes up post.

Shining a light on creativity in Leeds
26/09/2019

A confluence of art and biology forms part of University's Light Night offering this year. Light Night is the UK’s largest annual arts and light festival. It will see the transformation of some of the Leeds' most recognisable spaces over 10-11 October, with artworks and performances.

Finding an effective way to reduce pressure ulcers
04/09/2019

Expensive high-tech air mattresses are only marginally better at preventing pressure sores and ulcers than a specialist foam mattress, according to the results of a major study by Leeds.


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