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Liz Margree (Theology and Geography 1995) and Jon Spooner (English Language and Literature 1996) accept a national award on behalf of the Unlimited Theatre Company.


"I would love to hear from anyone who remembers me from my time at Leeds (or even those who wished they didn't), especially those from Garstang Flats in 1974-75."

Lawrence Potter, Russian Studies 1975
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Kitty Lux (1957 - 2017)

Kitty Lux, founder of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, has died. Kitty graduated from Leeds in 1980 with a degree in Fine Art.



Global challenge funding received

Two significant Leeds research projects have been awarded £16million to build resilience in African businesses and communities as part of the University’s commitment to tackling the world's greatest issues.



Sugary drink interventions

Nutritionists from Leeds have carried out the first review of intervention programmes to reduce sugary drinks consumption. Their study found that children participating in these programmes reduced their sugary drink intake by around 30%, removing nearly 2.5 teaspoons of sugar from a child’s average intake.



First formal university teaching hospice created in UK

St Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds is to become the first formally recognised university teaching hospice in the UK, following the announcement of a strengthened relationship with the University.



How green is your jacket?

The vagaries of the British summer mean waterproof jackets are key items in many people’s wardrobes. But new research from Leeds suggests that the use of controversial fluorochemicals in their manufacture may be harming our environment



Doctor nominated for award

Dr Sirvart Yeretsian (Medicine 2007) has been nominated for a Health Hero title in the York Community Pride Awards. A patient put Sirvart forward after she made an "intense difference" to her life.



Exploring the Arctic

A new £10 million research programme to investigate how the Arctic Ocean is changing has launched its first cruise to the Barents Sea. The Changing Arctic Oceans research programme will generate a better understanding of the Arctic so models can more accurately predict changes.



International Medieval Congress returns to Leeds

Sword-bearing knights, costumed dancers and a throne made famous by TV’s Game of Thrones all feature in this year's International Medieval Congress at Leeds.



Breakthrough in pre-eclampsia research

A major international study involving Leeds has revealed for the first time how a baby’s DNA can increase the risk its mother will develop pre-eclampsia. The five year investigation raises the possibility that scientists will be able to develop better ways of predicting women at risk of the condition.



Gold for Leeds in the Teaching Excellence Framework

The University of Leeds has achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the highest award possible. The independent TEF panel judged that the University delivers “consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students, of the highest quality found in the UK.” 



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