Tag Archives: University of Leicester

University of Leicester archaeologists to start new excavations at Bradgate Park

Free public event on Sunday 1 July to reveal new discoveries at popular attraction Discoveries made by archaeologists at Bradgate Park in Leicestershire include evidence for Ice Age hunting (c. 14,500 years ago), Mesolithic hunting (c. 6000-9000 years ago), Bronze … Read the full press release

University of Leicester: Joe Orton tribute wins ‘Best Wildcard’ award at the 2018 Saboteur Awards

A night of accolades for Leicester’s indie arts scene at this year’s Saboteur Awards LEICESTER, 23-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — It was a night of recognition for the arts in Leicester at the 2018 Saboteur Awards. The Saboteur Awards, which are … Read the full press release

University of Leicester historian Professor Roey Sweet appointed Director of Partnerships and Engagement by The Arts and Humanities Research Council

Leicester historian to assume role with research council LEICESTER, 23-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Arts and Humanities Research Council has today (Wednesday, March 21) announced the appointment of Professor Roey Sweet to the position of Director of Partnerships and Engagement. In this … Read the full press release

University of Leicester to establish new centre for nursing and midwifery expertise

University is all set to launch disciplines as Government announces ‘largest ever’ increase in midwives and maternity staff LEICESTER, 01-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Leicester has taken the first steps in establishing a new centre for nursing and midwifery … Read the full press release

University of Leicester: British Science Week in Leicester, 9 to 18 March

British Science Week in Leicester from 9 March to 18 March offers galaxy of events for all the family LEICESTER, 01-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — For an out-of-this-world experience in Leicester – head over to the spectacular array of events being held … Read the full press release

University of Leicester: Varsity kicks off on Wednesday 7 March

University of Leicester’s #FearLeics sports stars will once again face off competition from De Montfort University LEICESTER, 01-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Sporting students from the University of Leicester will take to venues across the city to defend their title of reigning … Read the full press release

Granular gases: University of Leicester mathematician with a theory explaining a peculiar phenomenon – ‘heating by cooling’

Researchers shed light on scientific phenomenon which helps to better understand evolution of interstellar dust and planetary rings in space LEICESTER, 01-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A Leicester mathematician has developed a theory to explain a peculiar phenomenon which can be observed … Read the full press release

University of Leicester to participate at the GREAT Festival of Innovation in Hong Kong from 21 – 24 March 2018

Event in Hong Kong from 21-24 March will explore the opportunities of space science LEICESTER, 31-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Leicester will bring the wonders of the Universe to Hong Kong as part of the UK government’s GREAT Festival … Read the full press release

University of Leicester Students’ Union launches online resource designed to help students learn ‘How to Adult’

Leicester Students’ Union launches online resource to help students prepare for ‘adulting’ in the real world The online resource can be accessed at: https://www.leicesterunion.com/howtoadult LEICESTER, 31-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — An online resource designed to help students learn ‘How to Adult’ has … Read the full press release

University of Leicester ranked 44th in Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers for Equality and Diversity

LEICESTER, 31-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Leicester is ranked 44th in the country in Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers list, which showcases the most inclusive employers for lesbian, gay, bi and trans staff The University of Leicester has been ranked as one … Read the full press release

Bestselling science fiction authors Philip Reeve and Alastair Reynolds at University of Leicester’s annual Literary Leicester festival

This year’s Literary Leicester to host two bestselling science fiction authors at the National Space Centre on 18 November LEICESTER, 06-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — This year’s Literary Leicester plans to take audiences where no-one has gone before – but might do, … Read the full press release

Public event on mental health and the media at the University of Leicester on Tuesday 21 November

Free public event at University of Leicester on 21 November LEICESTER, 06-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Mental health issues and their depiction on film and TV will be discussed at a public event at the University of Leicester on Tuesday 21 November. … Read the full press release

Free public lecture on Jewish survivors of the Holocaust at the University of Leicester on Tuesday 7 November

Annual Aubrey Newman Lecture at the University of Leicester to take place on Tuesday 7 November LEICESTER, 06-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Jewish survivors of the Holocaust and their rescuers are the focus of a free public lecture taking place at the … Read the full press release

Fashion retailer George Davies donates £5.15 million to University of Leicester and Leicester’s Hospitals

Support from fashion retail legend George Davies – the University’s largest-ever philanthropic gift from an individual – will support research and new vascular limb salvage clinic Media opportunity, Tuesday 26 September at 9.30am, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, LE3 9QP University of … Read the full press release

Discussion on the exclusionary aspects of the gaming industry at University of Leicester on Thursday 28 September

Free public event organised by the University of Leicester to take place at the LCB Depot in Leicester on Thursday 28 September Over last few years the gaming industry has seen fast-paced technical developments and a number of controversies surrounding … Read the full press release

What is the future of criminal justice and human rights lecture at University of Leicester on Wednesday 27 September

Free public lecture celebrating 30th anniversary of University of Leicester’s Department of Criminology taking place on Wednesday 27 September LEICESTER, 26-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The consequences of recent and future changes to the criminal justice system and how this will affect … Read the full press release

University of Leicester: researchers will work together to better understand the banana crop species and its genetics

Research focussing on the Ethiopian banana could help improve food security in Ethiopia and other parts of Africa, especially in areas affected by drought. SWINDON, 22-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In collaboration between the University of Leicester, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, … Read the full press release

University of Leicester’s National Centre of Earth Observation welcomes the completion of Sentinel 5-Precursor satellite

Sentinel-5 Precursor to provide essential air-quality and atmospheric chemistry data LEICESTER, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The National Centre of Earth Observation (NCEO) at the University of Leicester welcomes the completion of Sentinel 5-Precursor for launch this year. Sentinel-5 Precursor is part … Read the full press release

Four partner Universities to establish cryo-electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) facility at the University of Leicester

New facility will bring cutting-edge research technologies to the Midlands LEICESTER, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Leicester has led a successful bid, in partnership with the Universities of Warwick, Nottingham and Birmingham to establish a state-of-the-art Midlands regional cryo-electron … Read the full press release

University of Leicester’s fundraisers update on their 3,100 mile trek across the USA

Fundraising University of Leicester student and graduate give update on their gruelling challenge Photographs and video from Joel and Joe’s trek so far available to download at: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0yv2o9jg2tw20z9/AABDJbSsnTYFoC2pY0oY1FBBa?dl=0 LEICESTER, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Two amateur hikers who are taking on the challenge … Read the full press release

British street artist spray-painted ghost image of playwright Joe Orton in the University of Leicester Library

Artwork allows visitors to interact one-on-one and reflect on legacy of writer LEICESTER, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A renowned street artist has spray-painted a ‘ghost image’ of playwright Joe Orton in the University of Leicester Library – which he hopes will … Read the full press release

Leicester and East Anglia Universities to identify monkey populations that have declined through hunting

LEICESTER, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Universities of Leicester and East Anglia lead research to identify biodiversity through satellite data Earth Observation technology can map human settlements to predict where monkey populations have declined through hunting ‘High-throughput DNA sequencing’ can tell … Read the full press release

University of Leicester to improve the accuracy of police dogs in identifying human remains

Research looks at specific chemical aspects of tissue decomposition to train victim recovery police dogs Different tissue types release similar organic compounds which can be detected by dogs Only research within the UK to apply novel multidimensional chromatography technique to … Read the full press release

University of Leicester: stillbirth rate in the UK has reduced by almost 8% over the period 2013 to 2015

Study shows fall in stillbirth rate across the UK – a step towards the Government target LEICESTER, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Research published today shows that the stillbirth rate in the UK has reduced by almost 8% over the period 2013 … Read the full press release

University of Leicester to explore the significance of music in the criminal justice system

University of Leicester free public event to take place on Friday 23 June LEICESTER, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Leicester will be exploring the significance of music in the criminal justice system during a free public symposium taking place … Read the full press release

FREE family Open Day: University of Leicester will reveal the latest archaeological discoveries at Bradgate Park on Sunday 2 July

FREE public University of Leicester event to explore new findings at popular attraction on Sunday 2 July LEICESTER, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Members of the public are invited to learn about the latest archaeological discoveries being made by the University of … Read the full press release

Celebration of science for schoolchildren at the University of Leicester on Thursday 8 June

Fun lecture at the University of Leicester promises ‘bangs, flashes and colours’ on Thursday 8 June PHOTO OPPS: On Thursday 8 June- please contact Dr Barbara Villa Marcos to arrange bvm4@leicester.ac.uk LEICESTER, 07-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Leicester … Read the full press release

British Journal of Anaesthesia elects University of Leicester’s Professor David Lambert as Chairman

Professor David Lambert to Chair world’s oldest independent journal of anaesthesia LEICESTER, 29-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor David Lambert of the University of Leicester’s Department of Cardiovascular Sciences has been elected to Chair the Board of the British Journal of Anaesthesia … Read the full press release

University of Leicester to produce another crop of ‘green graduates’ with its Applied Learning in Sustainability (APPLES) programme

LEICESTER, 20-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — APPLES programme produces graduates who combine a passion for environmental sustainability with a desire to develop their entrepreneurial skills Students and staff across the University of Leicester will help achieve a more sustainable university at Go … Read the full press release

Researchers work with select Leicestershire schools to incorporate ‘physically active learning’ in daily lessons

Leicestershire, UK, 27-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Could getting schoolchildren to be more active in class encourage them to sit less and improve their learning experience? A new study hopes to find out. Researchers at Loughborough University and the University of Leicester, … Read the full press release