Applications are now open to join our team of Student Ambassadors.

The Leicester Ambassador Scheme aims to provide valuable work experience, training and transferable skills to our students.

You can work with us on the delivery of Open Days, Applicant Visit Days and a wide variety of other events which take place on campus and in schools in support of our Student Recruitment activity....
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03/23/2017 at 14:54. Facebook
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03/23/2017 at 14:26. Facebook
Today's Throwback Thursday takes us to 2008 when Leicester author Sue Townsend received her Distinguished Honorary Fellowship #tbt

In 1982 Leicester-born Sue Townsend took the publishing world by storm with her first book, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾. Across 8 installments published over 27 years, Adrian’s entertaining diaries became deeply embedded within the national...
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03/22/2017 at 14:00. Facebook
Earlier this morning, we announced the discovery of a 430 million-year-old fossil named in honour of Sir David Attenborough.

An ancient relative of lobsters and crabs, the crustacean 'Cascolus ravitis' is described as ‘exceptionally well preserved in three-dimensions’ - complete with the soft-parts of the animal, such as legs, eyes and very delicate antennae.

You can now hear Sir David...
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03/22/2017 at 08:30. Facebook
An international team of scientists, led by researchers here at Leicester, has discovered a new 430 million-year-old fossil and has named it in honour of Sir David Attenborough – who grew up on the University campus.

The fossil is described as ‘exceptionally well preserved in three-dimensions’ - complete with the soft-parts of the animal, such as legs, eyes and very delicate antennae. The...
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University of Leicester
03/21/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
Beautiful #spring morning on campus today, thanks to the efforts of the @EstatesLeic team
University of Leicester
03/21/2017 at 10:00. Facebook
2 April 2017 marks Leicester hero Adrian Mole’s 50th Birthday. To celebrate, we're hosting a day of activities and events, culminating in Adrian Mole’s 50th Birthday Bash.

In 1982 Leicester-born Sue Townsend took the publishing world by storm with her first book, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾. Across 8 instalments published over 27 years, Adrian’s diarised exploits became deeply...
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University of Leicester
03/20/2017 at 19:30. Facebook
Want to boost your CV and improve your employability? Receiving a Student Award is a great recognition for your hard work in your various endeavours this academic year.

Nominate yourself for a prestigious award and if you're shortlisted you'll be invited to attend our glamourous awards ceremony hosted by your Career Development Service and Students’ Union.

A full list of the categories can...
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Student Awards 2017 — University of Leicester

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03/20/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
Group photo of the members of @HeForShe steering group who have been meeting at the University today #HeForShe
University of Leicester
03/20/2017 at 12:30. Facebook
A new exhibition exploring the lives of Victorian schoolchildren – including the games that they played and their classroom experiences – is on display at the University of Leicester until 7 July.

The exhibition, ‘Victorian Schooldays’, is organised by the University’s Special Collections and explores the lives of school pupils in the long 19th century and the changing face of education....
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Victorian games and 19th century school life showcased at new exhibition — University of Leicester

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University of Leicester
03/19/2017 at 11:30. Facebook
British Science Week #BSW17 is coming to an end today and to wrap up the week we are celebrating our space scientists who formed part of an international team of astronomers which 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...
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Astronomers discover system of seven Earth-sized planets just 40 light-years away — University of Leicester

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A big welcome to all of our offer holders visiting today. We're looking forward to meeting you and hope you enjoy the day!
We're thrilled to announce that Sir David Attenborough and his nephew, Michael Attenborough CBE will be the patrons of our upcoming centenary celebrations.

We will commemorate our centenary from 2018 to 2021, celebrating a landmark 100 years in which we have made world-changing discoveries, including the invention of DNA fingerprinting and the discovery of King Richard III.

Envisaged as a...
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Would you like to feature in your own alumni case study?

We're looking for alumni volunteers with degrees in Physics & Astronomy, Chemistry and Geology to take part in a short case study

Whether you have started your own business or secured the job you’ve always dreamed of, or even gained a successful career not directly relating to your subject of study, stories about what our alumni have...
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As #Varsity kicks off, there’s an extra special match on Friday 17th March. The Vice-Chancellors of Leicester and DMU will go head to head captaining their staff teams in a display of football prowess.

Join us for a night of entertainment and support both university’s international staff and students, hosted by DMU at Beaumont Park. So you can get behind #TeamLeicester, we’re providing...
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News Highlights — University of Leicester

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In honour of British Science Week #BSW17 we are continuing to celebrate the contributions of our staff and students to the world of #Science.

Recently, a research team led by Dr Ruth Saunders from our Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation identified a breakthrough which brings us a ‘step closer' to improved treatments for people with severe asthma.

Scientists have, for the first...
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Research brings hope of new treatment for asthma sufferers — University of Leicester

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#Varsity begins tomorrow!

Come and support #TeamLeicester at as many fixtures as you can.
Tomorrow's events include trampolining, futsal and equestrian.

The women's and men's Rugby Union is at Welford Road Stadium on Wednesday 22 March. You can pick up your tickets from SHOP! on campus.

View the full schedule: [ Le.ac.uk Link ]

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14th March 2017
What was your favourite part of today's Enactus Farmers' Market?
It’s day five of British Science Week #BSW17 and today we are celebrating the discovery of a genetic ‘switch’ by MRC researchers at our University which could help to prevent or delay the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

In a paper published in the journal Cell Death and Differentiation, the team discovered that a gene called ATF4 plays a key role in Parkinson’s disease, acting as a ‘switch’...
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Genetic 'switch' discovery could help to prevent symptoms of Parkinson's disease — University of Leicester

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