Thinking of trying something new? Our free online course, 'England in the Time of King Richard III' begins again on 29 May.

In this course, you'll explore 15th century England through archaeology, history and literature and learn more about Richard III’s discovery and reburial.

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It's #NationalTeaDay! How do you take yours?

Our students think they've found the perfect formula, "Perfect cuppa: 2B + 30R + E(m + q + t) + 10W".

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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.

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Want to boost your CV and improve your employability Receiving a Student
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Happy #Easter to all our students, staff, alumni and friends around the world.
Happy Easter to all our students staff alumni and friends around the world
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We're so proud to announce that four of our students have been shortlisted for the TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards, an annual awards competition celebrating the best undergraduates in the UK.

Law student Sydney Holt has been shortlisted for The Female Undergraduate of the Year whilst Connor Gascoigne has been shortlisted for Male Undergraduate of the Year.

Economics student...
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Were so proud to announce that four of our students have been
Due to popular demand, our free online course 'Behind the Scenes at the 21st Century Museum' begins again on 12 June.

During the six-week course you will explore who museums are for, how they are engaging new audiences and how museums can play a role in the pursuit of social justice, human rights, or health and wellbeing. You will be encouraged to share your thoughts and contribute to these...
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Due to popular demand our free online course Behind the Scenes at
How does the humble cocoa bean become an #Easter egg?

Most people know that chocolate is produced from cocoa beans, which are the seeds of fruits from the Theobroma cacao tree. What is less known is that cocoa cannot be produced without the involvement of hundreds of species of fungi and bacteria.

Dr Primrose from our Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation talks us through the...
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How does the humble cocoa bean become an Easter egg

Easter eggs, hot cross buns, and the microorganisms that help create them — University of Leicester

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A second Great Spot has been discovered on Jupiter by our astronomers, rivalling the scale of the planet’s famous Great Red Spot and created by the powerful energies exerted by the great planet’s polar aurorae.

Dubbed the ‘Great Cold Spot’, it has been observed as a localised dark spot, that is around 200K (Kelvin) cooler than the surrounding atmosphere, which can range in temperature...
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Researchers have used remote sensing technology by aerial mapping company Bluesky in order to identify trees affected by a destructive disease.

Maps collected by airborne laser sensors have, for the first time, been used to successfully pinpoint individual trees affected by the deadly larch tree disease.

Phytophthora ramorum is a fungus-like pathogen which causes extensive damage and...
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Researchers have used remote sensing technology by aerial mapping company Bluesky in

Sensing technology study identifies trees affected by deadly larch disease — University of Leicester

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We are proud to announce our new collaborative education partnership with Dalian University of Technology, China.

From September 2017, Chinese students will study for a dual degree awarded by both Leicester and DUT, and will have the opportunity to take part of their degree in Leicester. Meanwhile British students in Leicester will have the chance to spend a year or more of their degree in...
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We are proud to announce our new collaborative education partnership with Dalian

Leicester announces international campus — University of Leicester

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'I couldn't imagine spending three years anywhere else.' Come and #DiscoverLeicester for yourself at one of our Open Days.

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 services. You can also speak to our current students and staff about their own experiences...
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Chow Yh
Daisy Ogle
Are your views on immigration and your individual happiness linked?

New research shows people who want to stop further immigration to the UK are less happy than those who welcome it.

Dr David Bartram from our School of Media, Communication and Sociology analysed data from the European Social Survey on 5,995 people in the UK to correlate their opinion on immigration with how happy they...
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Are your views on immigration and your individual happiness linked

Research suggests people who want to prevent immigration to the UK are less happy than those who welcome it — University of Leicester

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Rita Wong
Andrew Dougal
A big welcome to all of our offer holders visiting today. We're looking forward to meeting you and hope you enjoy the day!
A big welcome to all of our offer holders visiting today Were
Today is #WorldHealthDay and the focus is on #depression.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the number of people living with depression increased by over 18% between 2005 and 2015.

If you need support, we have a free drop-in clinic, Headspace, offering a confidential space for you to get help with any mental health issues you may be experiencing.

There’s no need to book,...
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Today is WorldHealthDay and the focus is on depression

Headspace: Take time out for good mental health — University of Leicester

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Watch your step!

The first national report on major injury in older people has been released showing that falls from a standing height are now the most common cause of major trauma.

Tim Coats, Professor of Emergency Medicine said: "This important report highlights that there is a previously under-recognised role for Trauma Units across the UK in the identification and management of major...
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Watch your step The first national report on major injury in older

Report reveals that falls are now the most common type of major trauma in England and Wales — University of Leicester

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We are leading a new project which aims to develop and evaluate online videos to educate families from the South Asian Community about Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The research has been funded by the Carlton Hayes Charitable Trust and led by Dr Michelle O’Reilly from our Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, in collaboration with the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.

The...
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We are leading a new project which aims to develop and evaluate

Leicester researchers working to develop understanding of autism in South Asian families — University of Leicester

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University geneticists to present at Who Do You Think You Are? Live

Dr Turi King and Professor Mark Jobling will discuss their research on the discovery of Richard III and DNA landscapes of Britain and Western Europe on 6 and 7 April

Dr Turi King and Professor Mark Jobling will give talks at the event, based on the popular BBC One programme, which is the world’s largest family history...
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University geneticists to present at Who Do You Think You Are Live

Leicester geneticists to present at Who Do You Think You Are? Live — University of Leicester

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Beautiful #Leicester
Beautiful Leicester
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Selena Ellis
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Don't forget to make your nominations for the Student Awards 2017.

The Student Awards are a fantastic reward for your hard work in your various endeavours this academic year.

Students are welcome to nominate themselves or can be nominated by their peers or staff for a prestigious award. Those shortlisted will be invited to attend our glamourous awards ceremony hosted by your Career...
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Don't forget to make your nominations for the Student Awards 2017