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Our research has suggested that an approved international test to check whether people need open heart surgery could be sending twice as many people under the knife unnecessarily, at a cost of nearly £75m.

Since 2012 doctors have been using exercise testing on people with a condition called aortic stenosis (AS) to determine whether they need an operation to save their life.

However, a study,...
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Research suggests controversial test could be leading to unnecessary open heart operations — University of Leicester

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We are hosting a free public lecture to explore the development of the #InternetOfThings and ethical questions concerning an electronically connected world on Friday 17 March.

Professor William Webb, Honorary Doctor of Science at Southampton University and Doctor of Technology at Anglia Ruskin University, will deliver the lecture titled “The Internet of Things: when engineers connect...
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Ethics of an electronically connected world explored in free public event — University of Leicester

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Our space scientists formed part of an international team of astronomers which has found a system of seven Earth-sized planets just 40 light-years away.

Using ground and space telescopes, including NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and ESO’s Very Large Telescope, the planets were all detected as they passed in front of their parent star.

According to the paper, appearing in the journal...
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University of Leicester — A Leading UK University

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Researchers from the University will be exploring how the UK’s changing climate could be affecting the survival of British hedgehogs as part of a new project to protect endangered animal species.

The project, which is funded by the People’s Trust for Endangered Species, will investigate whether warmer and wetter winters are impacting invertebrate food sources for hedgehogs, which would have a...
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Hedgehogs and climate - Peoples Trust for Endangered Species

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Today we are standing in #solidarity with EU Nationals and Immigrants from all around the world who are living, working and studying in the UK.

As the UK’s most multi-cultural city, much of what makes Leicester unique is the result of migration and we are proud of our diverse community. We're encouraging everybody to show their support by sharing their images and statuses #1DayWithoutUs...
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University staff and students to take part in ‘1 Day Without Us’ — University of Leicester

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It's LGBT+ History Month and this February is particularly significant as it marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality.

On Thursday 23 Feb we are hosting a networking event for LGBT+ staff and colleagues who are interested in LGBT+ issues.

Come and join us for drinks, nibbles and conversation between 4.30pm - 6.30pm [ Le.ac.uk Link ]

Informal networking — University of Leicester

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Due to popular demand, our free online course 'England in the Time of King Richard III' is running again and begins on 27 February.

You'll explore 15th century England through archaeology, history and literature as well as learning more about the discovery and reinterment of Richard III.

This 6 week course is for anyone interested in medieval England or the recent discovery and reburial of...
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England in the Time of King Richard III - Free online course

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Come and #DiscoverLeicester at one of our 2017 Open Days.

Our Open Days give you the perfect opportunity to meet some of our current students and teaching staff to hear about living and studying at Leicester.

On an Undergraduate Open Day you will be able to explore our campus and accommodation, and find out about course information, finance, careers and our award-winning student support...
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Open Days — University of Leicester

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Did you know you may be eligible for a Postgraduate Loan to study a Masters Degree?

Postgraduate Loans are available for most Masters courses (MA, MSc, LLM, MBA or MRes) including distance learning courses and part-time courses, subject to Government eligibility criteria.

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Postgraduate loans — University of Leicester

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Are you a final year student? Do you want your opinions on your student experience to be heard?

Take part in the #NationalStudentSurvey [ Goo.gl Link ]

This is your opportunity to feedback on your student experience.

Complete the survey and you’ll receive a £5 food and drink voucher to be spent in one of our outlets on campus or at Oadby Halls*

The survey is nationally recognised,...
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National Student Survey 2017 - University of Leicester

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This week is #GoGreenWeek and we've got a huge range of events and activities to help us all achieve a more sustainable University.

Tomorrow there will be free tea, coffee and hot chocolate outside Fielding Johnson. Simply bring your own cup or pick up a free #GoGreenWeek mug while you're there. Dr Bike will also be on campus repairing bikes for free.

On Wednesday you can make your own...
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Professor Robert Winston was the latest speaker for the Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture Series last week and gave a talk on ‘Misusing Science’.

“Every technology we produce has a dark side which is not predicted at the time,” stated Professor Winston at the start of this hour-long, wide-ranging, unscripted talk, adding that he would use his own specialist field genetics as a metaphor for...
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February is LGBT+ History Month. 2017 is a particularly significant year as it marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality.

From film screenings to research seminars, we’re holding a series of events to promote equality and diversity here at Leicester and within the wider community.

All events are free and many are open to the public as well as students and...
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We're leading a project investigating the human cost of the English Civil Wars.

The four-year project entitled 'Welfare, Conflict and Memory during and after the English Civil Wars,1642-1700’ funded by a major grant of over £800,000 from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

The project’s principal investigator is Dr Andrew Hopper from our Centre for English Local History and the...
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£800,000 project investigates the human cost of war — University of Leicester

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Today we are proud to be supporting the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of internationally agreed development goals, and the advancement of scientific discoveries.

Over the past 15 years, the global community has made significant progress in inspiring and engaging women and girls in science. Here at Leicester, we...
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Inspiring young engineer from our University wins prestigious engineering grants — University of Leicester

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