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In celebration of Hubble’s 25th anniversary, space scientists from our Department of Physics and Astronomy recount their involvement in the project and discuss its importance in understanding the universe. They pay homage to what has been hailed as one of the greatest scientific instruments created.
More than 10,000 aspiring university students are converging upon the University this week for the East Midlands UCAS convention. The convention is attended by approximately 10,000 year 12 students from across the East Midlands and beyond over the two days, with well over 100 UK universities exhibiting. This will be the first time since 2001 that the University of Leicester has hosted the East Midlands convention.
The key finding of a new study using a genetic approach and led by Professor Sir Nilesh Samani, Head of the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, shows that the shorter you are, the higher your risk of coronary heart disease .
The first episode of the ITV fictional drama based on the invention of DNA fingerprinting at the University will air over the Easter bank holiday weekend. Filmed last autumn, Code of a Killer retells the story of the investigation into the murders of two Leicestershire schoolgirls, which was solved using Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys’s pioneering DNA fingerprinting technique.
The Association of Graduate Recruiters have recognised the University as the best institution in the UK for its overall strategy to prepare students for the world of work.
Thanks to research by Professor Kevin Schürer, descendants and relatives of some 20 families who fought at the Battle of Bosworth have been identified. They will meet for the first time on Wednesday 25 March together with members of the families directly related to Richard III (the Somersets, Ibsens and Wendy Duldig). Many are distant cousins, separated by generations.
The video of the ceremony on Sunday 22 March where the mortal remains of Richard III left the University is now available.
A team of geneticists led by Professor Mark Jobling from the Department of Genetics has discovered that millions of modern Asian men are descended from 11 powerful dynastic leaders, including Mongolian warlord Genghis Khan, who lived up to 4,000 years ago.
The University is investing £32 million in a brand new, state-of-the-art Centre for Medicine building, and is seeking to raise an additional £10 million through an ambitious fundraising campaign to complete the build.
Leicester University Voices (LUV), a choir comprising members of the Leicester University Gospel Choir (LUGC) has won the national finals of the University Gospel Choir of the Year competition, which took place on Saturday 14 March. LUV battled it out with eight other choirs at the fifth annual competition held in London.
Professor Gavin Murphy, British Heart Foundation (BHF) Professor of Cardiac Surgery in our Department of Cardiovascular Sciences is the lead author of a new study that has shown that patients having heart surgery do not benefit if doctors wait until a patient has become substantially anaemic before giving a transfusion. This challenges most prevailing guidelines and current health policy.
We have a launched a new Graduate Scholarship offering a 50% discount on tuition fees for postgraduate taught courses (Masters, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate). The scholarship will be awarded to Home/ EU students who graduate with a 2.1 or above at the end of the 2014-5 academic year.