University of Leicester
University of Leicester
06/23/2017 at 14:00. Facebook
Today is International Women in Engineering Day and we are marking the occasion by celebrating all of our female #engineers.

Here at Leicester, we are proud to support the progress of all our staff and student engineers through their studies, placements, research and careers.

Aerospace Engineering student, Rachel Bulmer, has said: "The best thing about my course has been the breadth of the...
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Today is International Women in Engineering Day and we are marking the
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University of Leicester
University of Leicester
06/22/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
Our researchers are working with police forces in the UK to improve the accuracy of police dogs in identifying human remains in criminal investigations.

The research is being led by PhD student Jonathon Brooks, from our Department of Chemistry. It considers the chemical aspects of decomposition, investigating the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) given off when biological matter...
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Our researchers are working with police forces in the UK to improve

Leicester researchers work with dogs to sniff out chemicals that identify human remains — University of Leicester

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Ludvík Čichovský
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University of Leicester
University of Leicester
06/20/2017 at 10:30. Facebook
Leicester in Focus: Join our students and archaeologists at Bradgate Park, go behind the scenes of BBC Crimewatch and learn about life-saving community CPR project Heartwize.

Watch the latest episode of Leicester in Focus - delivering relevant and engaging news, features and insights to our University community.
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University of Leicester
University of Leicester
06/19/2017 at 10:30. Facebook
In 2014, UN Women launched HeForShe, a global solidarity movement for gender equality. We are proud to be one of 10 universities worldwide to be an official IMPACT Champion.

1.6 million people have made the #HeForShe commitment so far. Will you join us? #CountMeIn

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Come and #DiscoverLeicester at our next Open Day on 7 July.

You will be able to explore our campus and accommodation, and find out about course information, finance, careers and our award-winning student support services. You can also speak to our current students and staff about their own experiences of life in Leicester.

Book your place now: [ Goo.gl Link ]
Come and DiscoverLeicester at our next Open Day on 7 July
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A volume containing drawings by caricaturist and illustrator, John Leech, has recently been discovered. The volume is now on display at the David Wilson Library until 31 July.

This volume sheds light on the early life and work of the artist, known for his contributions to Punch and classic Charles Dickens novels including A Christmas Carol.

The images in the exhibition provide examples of...
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A volume containing drawings by caricaturist and illustrator John Leech has recently

Historical artwork display to shed light on works of Dickens illustrator John Leech — University of Leicester

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You must let us know by tomorrow if you would like to attend your July Graduation Ceremony.

Head over to My Student Record [ Le.ac.uk Link ]

You can also find dates and times of each ceremony on the Graduation website

#LeicesterGrad17
You must let us know by tomorrow if you would like to attend your July Graduation Ceremony
The Antiques Roadshow are visiting Abbey Pumping Station tomorrow as part of their 40th series.

The event is open to the public and all visitors are welcome to bring their family treasures. The event will be open from 9.30am.

University of Leicester Alumni will be attending the event to catch up with the show's Publicist and Events Manager, who are both alumni!

More information about the...
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The Antiques Roadshow are visiting Abbey Pumping Station tomorrow as part of

Antiques Roadshow - Abbey Pumping Station - BBC One

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If you're considering applying for a PhD, our latest free online course is perfect for you.

'Discovering your PhD Potential' is for you if you want to learn how to write a research proposal for a postgraduate application.

During the course you will cover how to set a realistic and impactful research question, how to write a literature review and pull together your first draft of a research...
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Omar Sanni
Hayley Smith
Harpreet Singh
Are you a student with a passion for writing? If so, enter our #CreativeWriting competition in honour of Leicester-born playwright, Joe Orton.

Some of Orton’s most famous works include: ‘Entertaining Mr Sloane’, ‘Loot’ and ‘What the Butler Saw’. As well as these, Orton also penned spoof letters of complaint that satirised snobbery and conservatism, under the pseudonym Mrs Edna Welthorpe.

We...
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Are you a student with a passion for writing If so enter

Yours Faithfully, Edna Welthorpe (Mrs) — University of Leicester

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Azam Baizen
Professor Martha Clokie in our Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation is an expert on bacteriophages, a form of treatment that could replace antibiotics. She has done a lot of research into the use of ‘phages’ to treat humans – and now she has extended her work to look at treatments for animals.

40% of antibiotics used in the UK are actually used in the treatment of animals,...
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Professor Martha Clokie in our Department of Infection Immunity and Inflammation is
The day of the General Election has arrived and polling stations are open until 10pm tonight.

If you're eligible and registered to vote, you should have already received your polling card by post which gives you details about your assigned polling station. But don't worry - if you've misplaced your card you can still vote.

Two million more 18-34 year olds are registered to vote, and the...
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The day of the General Election has arrived and polling stations are
Congratulations to Khalida Azhigulova from our Law School and Ashild Brekke from our School of Museum Studies who have been announced as the winners of our 3 Minute Thesis Competition.

The competition challenged postgraduate students to present their research in just three minutes, while justifying its need to be studied, the methods by which the research was undertaken, and the conclusions...
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Congratulations to Khalida Azhigulova from our Law School and Ashild Brekke from
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Rachel Adams
Giasemi Vavoula
Calling all staff!

Our Staff Health and Wellbeing Week begins tomorrow and we have a number of activities lined up for you.

We are offering a variety of events and activities for you to participate in, including a mental health workshop, dance classes and a rounders tournament.

Full list of events: [ Le.ac.uk Link ]
Calling all staff Our Staff Health and Wellbeing Week begins tomorrow and

Staff Health and Wellbeing Week 2017 — University of Leicester

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It's National Volunteer Week and the Students' Union has lots of opportunities for you to get involved.

There are many existing projects such as Hungry For Change, Sexpression and Nightline but if you can't find a current project that floats your boat you can always create your own.

Find out more: [ Goo.gl Link ]

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Its National Volunteer Week and the Students Union has lots of opportunities
Student job opportunity

We are now recruiting Student Bloggers to produce content for [ Le.ac.uk Link ] giving insight into student life at Leicester to prospective students in a weekly blog.

You will create your own content to reflect your opinions and experiences.

You will need to commit to writing three blog posts per month and training is provided.

Working as a Student Blogger offers...
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Student job opportunity We are now recruiting Student Bloggers to produce content
Danielle Noone
Have you submitted your nominations for the staff #DiscoveringExcellence awards yet?

Our Discovering Excellence awards celebrate the amazing contributions of our staff. Help us to discover and celebrate their innovation, creativity and dedication by submitting a nomination.

The awards are open to anyone who works for, or on behalf of, the University and nominations can be made by both staff...
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Angharad Clarke
The UK Space Conference 2017 kicked off yesterday, bringing together the entire space community, including government, industry, academia, end users, education, researchers and finance.

Our expertise in space science and Earth observation will be highlighted at the event with Professor Martin Barstow and Dr Jon Lappington (Physics and Astronomy) taking to the platform today, and through our...
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Gavin Adams
Travel back to the 15th century and explore life during the time of King Richard III.

Our free online course 'England in the Time of King Richard III' begins again tomorrow. You'll explore 15th century England through archaeology, history and literature as well as learning more about Richard III’s discovery and reburial.

Sign up now: [ Goo.gl Link ]
Travel back to the 15th century and explore life during the time of King Richard III
Come and #DiscoverLeicester at one of our Open Days.
You'll be able to discover our campus, explore our accommodation and speak to current students about life at Leicester.

"My advice to anyone thinking of going to university is to attend an open day. There is only so much you can find out from a prospectus!" Student blogger, Samantha.

Book now: [ Goo.gl Link ]
Come and DiscoverLeicester at one of our Open Days
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