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483, 5 June 2002
ink is mightier than the pen against forgery
Ink which cannot be
photocopied to confound bank note forgers
are exciting printers of most of the world's major currencies.
teaching excellence recognised
Geography lecturer Dr
Pauline Kneale is one of the UK's higher education teaching
élite, winning an ILT national teaching fellowship
against a strong field of nominees from higher education
institutions across the country.
research to run cars on flower power
Will the oilfields of
the future be full of sunflowers? They could be, if
Leeds fuel and energy researchers succeed in producing
hydrogen from sunflower oil.
six-year project to protect a rare beetle from extinction
has had a major success with it's first generation of
adults born in the wild.
a masters where next?
other benefits will a further year's study offer graduates
beyuond a bigger overdraft?
and art make good business sense
spices in a carton and art in public spaces are the
winners of the Forward Group's business plan competition.
undergraduates have been helping towns in England solve
their local transport problems and plan for the future,
as part of final year projects for the four-year MEng
in civil engineering.
makes a happy student? The biggest ever survey at Leeds
is finding the answers
happiest student of all lives at home, drinks only moderately,
doesn't work to supplement their finances, has good
friends, is being taught in a well-organised department
and plans a career in the same field as their studies.
to speed gene cancer research
will be helping clinical scientists at St James's University
Hospital to understand the causes of diseases like leukaemia,
in the first facility of its kind in the country.
longer in Yorkshire
across Yorkshire are living longer, but a regional north-south
divide in health is widening a reversal of national
patterns of affluence and deprivation.
capital of the north
University is to create the largest higher education
volunteering scheme in the country, helping to make
Leeds the volunteering capital of the north.
roles and job content
staff roles and job content are being analysed in a
pilot scheme supported by Unison and amicus (MSF section).
on offer than you might imagine
staff could be missing out on a wide range of benfits
and discounts, the staff well-being survey from last
December has revealed.