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Charity award

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.

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Ancient outcrops give new depth limit for deep-sea burrows

Scientists have found fossil evidence of deep-sea marine life burrowing at least eight metres below the seabed – four times the previously observed depth for modern deep-sea life.

Women at greater risk after heart attacks

Fewer women who suffer a heart attack in the UK would die if they were simply given the same treatments as men, according to new research from Leeds.

Champion of the Year

Congratulations to David Gould (MEng 2016) who has received the Anthony Nolan Trust Donor Champion of the Year Award

FinTech events come to Leeds

Entrepreneur Daniel Rajkumar (Computing 2002) started his first company, Web-Translations, whilst at Leeds. Since then he has gone on to found several businesses, and is now co-organiser of the regional FinTech North Seminars, designed to generate collaboration throughout the Leeds City region.

Boss of the Year award

University of Leeds Goldman Sachs alumnus Jonathan Sanderson (2017) has won the Recruitment Boss of the Year Award at the national Marketing and Digital Recruitment Awards.

Challenges of caring for disabled children

A quarter of parents of disabled children provide 100 hours of care a week – equivalent to three full-time jobs – according to new research from Leeds.

David Sims (1932-2017)

David Sims (Chemistry 1953, MSc Textiles 1955) has passed away following a short illness.

Bronze medal in European Duathlon

Josie Cram (Economics 2010) qualified for the European duathlon championships almost by accident, in her first even duathlon event, going on to get a bronze medal.

Single election broadcast influenced one third of viewers’ votes

The BBC’s Question Time Leaders’ Special may have swung more than a million people’s votes in June’s General Election, according to the first in-depth analysis of its effect on the poll by Leeds.

Leeds set to become a partner of The Alan Turing Institute

The University is set to become a partner of The Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s prestigious national institute for data science. The work will be led by the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA) with contributions from researchers and data scientists across the University.

Sleeping position linked to the risk of stillbirth

Pregnant women who go to sleep on their back during the later stages of pregnancy face an increased likelihood of suffering a stillbirth, according to new research.

Diabetic foot ulcers

The prognosis for people with an infected diabetic foot ulcer is worse than was previously thought, according to new Leeds research.

Building a tribute to Sir Bragg

The University is to name a key building in its £96m investment in engineering and physical sciences in honour of one of Leeds’ most influential scientists.
Sir William Henry Bragg won the 1915 Nobel Prize in Physics for the development of X-ray crystallography.

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