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Cuttings/information received week ending 14 May 2004



VALUE OF CUTTINGS

The University’s press coverage (using Newspaper Industry Guidelines) was valued at an average £941,303. Coverage on the Internet, television and radio is not included in this figure. 

NATIONAL NEWSPAPERS: £40,000 x 12 = £480,000 

LOCAL NEWSPAPERS (LEICESTER): £13,603 

LOCAL OTHER: £550 x 14 = £7,700

MAGAZINE & TRADE: £40,000 x 11 = £440,000

TOTAL VALUE OF PRESS CUTTINGS: £941,303 

NATIONAL PRESS

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, 24 April 2004: Table looking at the number of places available at universities to study medicine and the number of applicants who have applied to study medicine. 

Professor Burgess Vice-Chancellor, chaired a commission to examine undergraduate degree classifications:
THE DAILY MAIL, 6 May 2004
FINANCIAL TIMES, 6 May 2004
THE GUARDIAN, 6 May 2004
THE INDEPENDENT, 6 May 2004
THE TIMES HIGHER EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT, 7 May 2004

THE GUARDIAN, 17 March 2004: Richard Sandell (Museum Studies) comments on museums showcasing the historical lives of disabled people. 

THE GUARDIAN, 27 April 2004: The Graduate Relations/Marketing Office has been awarded a Heist Award for their Fundraising Strategy. 

THE TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT, 19 March 2004: Letter from Professor Eileen Hooper-Greenhill (Museum Studies) on a recent article in the TES 

THE TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT, 7 May 2004: John Coe who is General Secretary for the National Association for Primary Education National Office, Molton College which has links with the University comments on the SATS for Key stage 2. 

THE TIMES HIGHER EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT, 23 April 2004: Report on different strategies to attract students to attend university when the top-up fees are introduced in 2006. 

THE TIMES HIGHER EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT, 7 May 2004: A job that was advertised in September 2003 for Readership/Professorship in Musicology appointed Keith Negus, who was a lecturer for media and communications at the University. 


LOCAL PRESS

Research conducted by Dr John Maltby (Psychology) shows how celebrities influence the younger generation and is related to their social networks:
BELFAST NEWS LETTER GROUP, 2 March 2004
BOURNEMOUTH DAILY ECHO, 16 March 2004
DERBY EXPRESS, 11 March 2004

BEDFORDSHIRE ON SUNDAY, 7 March 2004: Professor Vincent Newey (English) is to give a talk in Bedford entitled Mark Rutherford and John Bunyan: A Study Interpretation.

BOURNEMOUTH DAILY ECHO, 1 May 2004: Dr Huw Barton (Archaeology and Ancient History) is carrying out research into the role of civilians in the construction of the Mulberry Harbours as part of the D-Day landings in Normandy as part of his research. 

GAIR RHYDD (Cardiff University Student Paper), 1 March 2004: The Students’ Union is staying affiliated to the NUS after speculations that some Universities are deciding whether or not to remain tied to the NUS. 

LEICESTER MERCURY, 8 May 2004: The University has become a patron of the county’s Chamber of Commerce. 

LEICESTER MERCURY, 8 May 2004: Professor Karl Nicholson (Infection, Immunity and Inflammation) is looking for volunteers to help test vaccines against ‘bird flu’. 

LEICESTER MERCURY, 8 May 2004: Letter re student protest.

LEICESTER MERCURY, 8 May 2004: The University’s Art Week which was held in March has been hailed as a success by Dr Laurence Howard. 

LEICESTER MERCURY, 10 May 2004: Student Gurpreet Singh with 99 other British students set off with the Tony Blair on the Eurostar to meet 100 French student and President Chirac to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Entente Cordiale. 

LEICESTER MERCURY, 10 May 2004: Details of Professor Helen Atkinson’s inaugural lecture – Cornflour, Ketchup and Car Parts. 

Former Archbishop of Canterbury is to give the Annual Sternberg Lecture on Inter-Faith Dialogue for the Centre for the History of Religious and Political Pluralism:
LEICESTER MERCURY, 11 May 2004
LEICESTER MERCURY, 12 May 2004

LEICESTER MERCURY, 11 May 2004: Review from the Ladies rugby Annual Varsity match – University of Leicester versus De Montfort University – insight into how they were feeling before the match. 

LEICESTER MERCURY, 11 May 2004: Review of the Corazon Flamenco – Flamenco Heart performance held at the Richard Attenborough Centre.

LEICESTER MERCURY, 12 May 2004: Colin Hide (Sports and Recreation) has been invited to No. 10 Downing Street to the launch of a scheme to improve athletics in the UK.

LEICESTER MERCURY, 12 May 2004: Students’ Union response to the bill that was put to them. 

LEICESTER MERCURY, 12 May 2004: The University’s Botanical Gardens are going to be one of the locations to film a Bollywood movie in Leicestershire

LEICESTER MERCURY, 12 May 2004: A glance at the courses that were available to students who were thinking about attending Vaughan College in 1950.

LEICESTER MERCURY, 12 May 2004: Sir Rob Young, a French and Latin graduate, who is now Britain’s senior diplomat in India returned to the UK to speak on behalf of a charity. 

LEICESTER MERCURY, 13 May 2004: Lord Carey gave the Seventh Annual Sternberg Lecture in Inter-Faith Dialogue at the University. In his lecture he praised Muslim community leaders in Leicester and other UK cities. 

LEICESTER MERCURY, 13 May 2004: The number of student volunteers for student society Contact, has risen from 274 to 525 over the last year. 

LEICESTER MERCURY, 14 May 2004: Dr Annette Cashmore has been appointed sub-dean at Leicester Medical School. 

LEICESTER MERCURY, 14 May 2004: Dr Simon James (Archaeologist) book is to be published on May 20. The book explores the lives and grisly deaths of Roman soldiers. 

LEICESTER MERCURY, 14 May 2004: Dr Mike Branney and Dr Richard Brown (Geology) have uncovered giant sand dunes on Tenerife that tell a tale of terrifying destruction in ancient times. 

NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE EVENING CHRONICLE, 20 April 2004: Geography graduate, Diane Lingwood has been appointed Rural Manager for Northumberland Strategic Partnership. 

NOTTINGHAM EVENING POST, 10 March 2004: Representatives from the University’s AUT branch attended a rally at Nottingham University over the pay deal. 

NOTTINGHAM EVENING POST, 9 March 2004: Profile of a chemistry graduate, Paul Clewlow. 

OXFORD MAIL, 20 April 2004: Figures reveal that students at the University are paying below average rent.

SCARBOROUGH EVENING NEWS, 1 May 2004: Historical Studies graduate, Gillian Foster has written a book tracing the history of canal boat missions from the 1820s until the mid-20th century. 

THE WESTERN MAIL SERIES, 10 March 2004: Shazia Awan, politics graduate has been appointed Account Executive for Vibe PR and Marketing. 


MAGAZINES & TRADE

ABTA MAGAZINE, March 2004: Dr Adrian North has revealed the results from a survey completed by over 2,500 young Britons looking at who their top celebrities are

BABY & YOU, May 2004: The Medical Research Institute for Environmental Health at the University have found that having one parent that smokes increases a child’s chance of having health problems. 

BIRD WATCHING, May 2004: The British Ornithologists’ Union held their latest conference at the University. 

THE CHEMICAL ENGINEER, May 2004: The University and Crystal Faraday have been awarded a grant by the UK Department of Trade and Industry to develop the use of organofluorines in novel customer products. 

CHEMISTRY & INDUSTRY, 3 May 2004: Details of the Electrochem 2004 conference, which is to be held at the University. 

DOCTOR, 11 March 2004: Doctors involved with the Shipman inquiry believe that doctors may be ordered to sit revalidation exams, Professor Richard Baker (General Practice) comments on this. 

FOCUS MAGAZINE, April 2004: Psychologists from the University are investigating why we are drawn to certain celebrities. 

FOCUS MAGAZINE, April 2004: Professor Martin Barstow (Physics and Astronomy) gives his reason in a counter argument, why it is a good idea to send humans to Mars. 

MOTHER & BABY, April 2004: Research carried out by the University suggests that if a mother-to-be is carrying a breech baby they should consider a course of acupuncture. 

MUSEUMS JOURNAL, April 2004: Details of the Department of Museum Studies conference – Creative Space. 

MUSEUMS JOURNAL, April 2004: Research carried out by the Department of Museum Studies has shown that the number of pupils visiting museums, or working with museum outreach staff has increased from 56,298 to 71,859, between 2002 and 2003. 

MUSEUMS JOURNAL, April 2004: Chris Kirby who completed an MA in Museum Studies at the University talks about his career within museums. 

RETAIL EXPRESS, 2 March 2004: Professor Adrian North (Psychology) has conducted research that has found that playing music of different styles and speeds can change stores sales figures. 


WEBSITES

Independent (UK), May 13 2004:
http://argument.independent.co.uk/low_res/story.jsp?story=520672&host=6&dir=142  
George Carey: A challenge for both Muslim and Western societies From the Sternberg Lecture, given by the former Archbishop of Canterbury, at the University of Leicester 13 May 2004 Why is it, we may wonder, that from the 17th century, Muslim scholarship began to fade away and European learning ...

This is Leicestershire, May 13, 2004:
http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=42629&command=displayContent&sourceNode=42628&contentPK=9926753 
Students have agreed to pay more than £4,500 towards a clean-up bill after a protest over tuition fees. The University of Leicester Students' Union said today it is handing over the cash to pay for repairs to a vehicle damaged during the demonstration in February. ...

This is Leicestershire, May 13, 2004:
http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=42629&command=displayContent&sourceNode=42628&contentPK=9926802 
Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey is to discuss the relationship between Islam and the West in a public lecture at the University of Leicester today. The lecture is being hosted by the Centre for the History of Religious and Political Pluralismat the Rattray Lecture Theatre. ...

This is Leicestershire, May 13, 2004:
http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=104420&command=displayContent&sourceNode=104402&contentPK=9917075 
UNIVERSITY MANAGER MEETS CHERIE BLAIR 10:30 - 12 May 2004 10:30 - 12 May 2004 ''University of Leicester sports and recreation manager Colin Hide is off to Downing Street this week. He will meet Cherie Blair at the launch of a scheme ...

This is Leicestershire, May 12, 2004:
http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=42629&command=displayContent&sourceNode=42628&contentPK=9903627 
Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey is to talk about the relationship between Islam and the West in a public lecture at the University of Leicester. The lecture is being hosted by the Centre for the History of Religious and Political Pluralism. The annual Sternberg lecture ...

BBC Online, May 11, 2004:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/leicester/going_out/2004/05/leicester_sets_scene_for_new_bollywood_blockbuster_raakh.shtml 
Clock Tower is what they haven't seen before! Dipesh Majithia Organiser and Promoter Promoters of the film have been in discussion with the University of Leicester where part of the film will be shot. The University of Leicester was also the venue of the very first film to be shot in the East Midlands. ...

Guardian Unlimited, May 11, 2004:
http://education.guardian.co.uk/higher/news/story/0,9830,1214370,00.html 
Search this site Subjects Sciences Arts and humanities Leicester goes to Bollywood Polly Curtis Tuesday May 11, 2004 Bollywood comes to Leicester University Leicester University was today being transformed into a film set as shooting began on the latest Bollywood blockbuster. The film Raakh, ...

Daily Record, May 11, 2004:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/tm_objectid=14228984%26method=full%26siteid=89488%26headline=release%2ddate%2dtackled%2dby%2dworried%2dmps-name_page.html 
Football expert John Williams from Leicester University said: 'As a commercial project, it's no surprise that it's being released at this time. 'If the film shows a genuine account of hooliganism ...

The Star, Malaysia, May 9, 2004:
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2004/5/9/education/20040509124329&sec=education 
A Malaysian student, who prefers not to be named, is currently taking a two-year distance learning MBA programme with the University of Leicester, United Kingdom. He says although they do not have to attend lectures, they still have to submit assignments every three months, ...
This is Leicestershire, May 9, 2004:
http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=42629&command=displayContent&sourceNode=42628&contentPK=9870041 
UNIVERSITY A PATRON 10:30 - 08 May 2004 10:30 - 08 May 2004 ''The University of Leicester has become a patron of the county's Chamber of Commerce. The group of patrons is limited to 10 companies or groups and a space ...

This is Leicestershire, May 9, 2004:
http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=42629&command=displayContent&sourceNode=42628&contentPK=9870042 
VACCINE RESEARCH 10:30 - 08 May 2004 10:30 - 08 May 2004 A leading researcher at Leicester University is looking for volunteers to help test vaccines against "bird flu". The research is being carried out by Karl Nicholson, professor of infectious diseases at Leicester University ...

CAREY: CITY IS 'MODEL OF COMMUNITY RELATIONS'
Leicester Mercury - Leicester,England,UK
... In a wide-ranging speech at the University of Leicester, Lord Carey praised Muslim community leaders in Leicester and other UK cities. ...
http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=42629&command=displayContent&sourceNode=42628&contentPK=9940768  
Articles on the visit also appeared in The Times, Telegraph and Independent

CAREY Lecture on 'Terror Martyrs' Arouses Fresh Controversy
Scotland on Sunday - Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
... His latest attempt to address the problems in Iraq and the Middle East, in a lecture at Leicester University, has also led to criticism....
http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2917084  

LEICESTER University to be backdrop for new Bollywood blockbuster
Webindia123.com - India
A new Bollywood blockbuster is being shot at the University of Leicester and in the city and county. Raakh which means Ashes is ...
http://www.webindia123.com/news/showdetails.asp?id=37950&cat=Entertainment  
See all stories on this topic:
http://news.google.com/news?ie=utf8&oe=utf8&persist=1&num=30&hl=en&client=google&newsclusterurl=http://www.webindia123.com/news/showdetails.asp%3Fid%3D37950%26cat%3DEntertainment  

WAKING nightmare
The Times (subscription) - London,England,UK
... Professor David Barnett, professor of clinical pharmacology at Leicester University and a cardiovascular physician, chaired the committee that compared the ...
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,8123-1107560,00.html  

New Kerala - Ernakulam,Kerala,India
... Described as a "sophisticated gangster movie", the film is being shot on the campus of the University of Leicester, which was also the venue of the very first ...
http://www.newkerala.com/news-daily/news/features.php?action=fullnews&showcomments=1&id=16493  
 
WORLD News Photo exhibition on South Asia to open
New Kerala - Ernakulam,Kerala,India
... depicting 2,500 years of South Asian history, including the ancient caravan route from Kabul to New Delhi, opens at the University of Leicester from May 15. ...
http://www.newkerala.com/news-daily/news/features.php?action=fullnews&showcomments=1&id=16498  

SINGER Carly is on track for chart breakthrough
Waltham Forest Guardian - UK
... The 21-year-old law student recorded the track while studying at Leicester University. She is currently taking her third year of ...
http://www.walthamforestguardian.co.uk/news/localnews/display.var.489363.0.singer_carly_is_on_track_for_chart_breakthrough.php  


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