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An award-winning theatrical actor and the former Chief Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language, will be honoured at the University's Degree Ceremonies.
The UK-led Beagle 2 Mars Lander, thought lost on Mars since 2003, has been found partially deployed on the surface of the planet, ending the mystery of what happened to the mission more than a decade ago.
Research by scientists at the Medical Research Council’s Toxicology Unit, based at the University have found a mechanism that kicks in when the body is cooled and prevents the loss of brain cells, could one day lead to treatments for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's.
Internationally renowned University of Leicester Professor and graduate Nilesh Samani has been knighted in the New Year's Honours. Professor Samani is British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiology at Leicester and a Consultant at Leicester's Hospitals, based at Glenfield Hospital, has been honoured for services to medicine and medical research.
A rare 520 million year old fossil has been discovered in China by an international research team including scientists from our University. The balloon-shaped fossil will help shed light on the depths of Earth’s ancient seas and has been named in honour of the late Professor Richard Aldridge who passed away earlier this year.
Professor Iain Squire, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University, has played the lead role for the UK group of researchers who conducted a five-year study into a new heart failure drug test. The test involved over 8,000 patients in more than 40 countries and found that a new pill reduces by one-fifth the risk of sudden death among patients with heart failure.
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.
The University of Leicester arts centre, Embrace Arts, has received a £75,000 grant to fund an Inclusive Youth Arts Project that will help make a different to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in Leicester.
We are offering a number of Research Council PhD studentships across a range of disciplines. We're seeking the sharpest minds, the next wave of innovators to join us in pushing the boundaries of understanding. In exchange, you will receive financial backing and the support of an inclusive and collaborative research community.
A new study by Dr Turi King and Professor Kevin Schürer confirms that the remains found in Leicester are those of King Richard III. The findings, published today in Nature Communications, also reveal details about the King’s appearance and his Plantagenet lineage.
We’re partnered with Bluesky for a project seeks to improve our understanding of nitrogen dioxide in cities.