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Digital success

Carrie Rose (Digital Media 2015) has launched a new digital agency, Rise at Seven. Since graduating, Carrie has worked with international brands and delivered award-winning work in the digital marketing industry. Carrie was also shortlisted this year for Young Digital Marketer of the Year.

Comedy award for producer

Producer Ish Kalia (International Studies 1996) has won a BAFTA in the category of Best Comedy Entertainment show for "A League of Their Own".

Celebrating satellites’ contribution to polar science

Seven areas of fast-flowing ice on the Antarctic Peninsula have been formally named after Earth observation satellites, following a request by a University of Leeds scientist.

Alumnus to chair APSCo Yorkshire Business Forum

LUBS alumnus Jonathan Sanderson (2014), Managing Director at Corecom Consulting, has been selected to Chair the Association of Professional Staffing Companies’ (APSCo), Yorkshire Business Forum from 27 June.

New Executive Dean for Engineering & Physical Sciences

Professor Nora de Leeuw has been announced as the inaugural Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences.

Using the past to unravel the future for Arctic wetlands

A new study from Leeds has used partially fossilised plants and single-celled organisms to investigate the effects of climate change on the Canadian High Arctic wetlands and help predict their future.

Leeds Professor of Poetry is the UK’s next Poet Laureate

University of Leeds Professor of Poetry Simon Armitage has been appointed the UK’s new Poet Laureate. He succeeds Dame Carol Ann Duffy in the 351-year-old role, becoming the 21st Poet Laureate for a fixed term of ten years.

Oxygen linked with early animal evolution

New research from Leeds and UCL reveals clues to a crucial period of rapid evolution in complex animals that began roughly 540 million years ago. The research indicates that fluctuations in atmospheric oxygen levels corresponded with evolutionary surges and extinctions in animal biodiversity.

High levels of pharmaceuticals in the Humber estuary

Analysis of water samples from the UK’s Humber estuary by Leeds scientists has revealed high levels of pharmaceuticals, with ibuprofen found at some of the highest concentrations ever reported across the globe.

Leeds Digital Festival returns

Leeds Digital Festival runs from April 23 - May 3. Supported by the University, the 10 day event will see a packed programme of talks and workshops across the city

Fashion buying

Catriona Macleod (International Business 2014) is the accessories buying admin assistant at luxury retailer Browns. Here she explains her roundabout route into fashion buying and her experiences of the industry

Leeds in top 40 most international universities

Leeds has been recognised as one of the world's most international universities. The Times Higher Education ranking shows that Leeds has risen for a second consecutive year, and is now in the top 40 in the world.  

Obituary: Brian MacArthur (1961)

Brian MacArthur (English 1961) has passed away. He was 79. Brian was of the longest serving journalists in Fleet Street, and founder editor of former national newspaper Today and the Times Higher Education Supplement.

Obituary: Josefin Ekermann (2014)

Josefin Ekermann (Chinese 2014) sadly lost her life in the recent plane crash in Eithiopia. Josefin worked to human rights defenders and was on her way to Nairobi to meet East African partner organisations.

Be Curious about university research

A free, family-friendly open day on Saturday 30 March will give an insight into some of the University’s most engaging research. There will be more than 40 stalls with a range of activities for all ages, including a children's sticker trail, for 5 to 12-year-olds

PhD opportunities to transform healthcare through AI

The University has announced 50 fully-funded PhD researcher places to unlock the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in medical diagnosis and care.
A new centre for doctoral training (CDT) will be created, with a focus on the early detection, diagnosis, treatment and care of cancer.

Book acclaim for Leeds graduate

Author Adam Higginbotham (History 1990) has just published "Midnight in Chernobyl", exploring the chilling story behind the infamous atomic disaster.

Leeds is making its mark on education research

Alumni Katy Shire (Psyschology 2015) and Charlotte Clowes (Education 2003) have been working alongside Leeds academics, including former acting Vice Chancellor Professor David Sugden, on a project to see if equipping teaching staff with skills used by Occupational Therapists can help pupils improve their handwriting

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