Peter Moizer has been appointed as a member
of the inquiry by the competition commission
into the proposed merger of Carlton and Granada,
who together control 52% of the TV advertising
market. The inquiry will report to the Secretary
of State for Trade and Industry on June 25.
Universitys response to the white paper
on higher education can now be seen on Campusweb,
under corporate information. The
response has been sent through to the DfES.
Further information from University Secretary
Roger Gair, firstname.lastname@example.org
can now pay their fees online by credit or
debit card. The web pages developed by ISS
and student and finance offices have automated
links into SAP, and the system is fully secure.
for more details.
Northern School of Contemporary Dance has
affiliated to the Conservatoire for Dance
and Drama (CfDD) founded by RADA and the London
Contemporary Dance School. The CfDD aims to
strengthen access to training for talented
dance and drama students in the UK.
in Yorkshire and the Humber have produced
the highest number of spin-out companies for
any region in Britain, according to a survey
for the HEFCE. In 2000-2001 there were 29
university spin-outs in Yorkshire. London
saw 27, the North West 24 with 11 in the East
by the mother and infant research unit
published to coincide with breastfeeding awareness
week has found that peer support is
the most effective way to increase the numbers
of women starting to breastfeed. Peer-support
programmes were particularly effective for
women from low-income groups, who are 25%
less likely to breastfeed than other groups.
The research, on behalf of the health development
agency, also highlighted media campaigns,
health education programmes and changes in
government or hospital policy as ways to encourage
more women to breastfeed.
memorial prize has been set up in memory of
Sheona Ferguson, who died of cancer on February
24. Sheona Ferguson had worked at the University
for over thirty years, the last ten in joint
honours science. The Sheona Ferguson memorial
prize is to be awarded annually to the joint
honours graduate who has made the most notable
contribution to the life of the University
and its community. Contributions from departments
and individuals are welcome. Cheques can be
made out to the University of Leeds, and sent
to the centre for joint honours, or transfers
can be made into University account OS.COMB.372960.
Forward funding of £2.8m has been put forward
for graduate start-up programmes at West Yorkshire
universities. At Leeds, the programme
called SPARK aims to convert students
into successful entrepreneurs, through initiatives
such as enterprise learning modules, business
planning and appraisal, incubation space and
support, marketing and promotion. Current
students, recent graduates and alumni are
all eligible for help under the programme,
run by John Hulbert from the knowledge transfer
support unit. Email email@example.com,
ext 37171 or see www.spark.leeds.ac.uk
Innovations Ltd is the latest University spin-out.
Originally a division of Leeds Innovations,
it was set up to identify multimedia products
from within the University for commercialisation.
The company will retain the Leeds Innovations
staff, under managing director Stephen Taylor-Parker.
fashion design graduate collections, showcased
at the London Graduate Fashion Week in previous
years, are now to be first seen on a Leeds
catwalk. The fashion show will be held in
the Parkinson Court on June 12, and will include
work by a former design graduate now working
for Tommy Hilfiger. The show is being sponsored
by Burberry, Vidal Sassoon for hair and Mac
for make-up. A show for schools, colleges
and students friends and family will
take place at 2.30-4.30, cost £5. The
VIP champagne and canapé fashion
show will start at 7pm and costs £10.
For more details, call Lynne Webster on ext
Chris Twelves has been appointed as professor
of clinical cancer pharmacology and oncology,
in a joint appointment with the University
of Bradford. The school of medicine and the
Bradford Cancer Research Unit, where Dr Twelves
will be based, collaborate in the Leeds translational
cancer research network centre, one of ten
set up by the government to speed up the delivery
of new cancer treatments. Dr Twelves, currently
reader in medical oncology at Glasgow University,
will work on cancer drug development and translational
research with clinicians and scientists in
Leeds and Bradford.
lecturer in biochemistry and molecular biology,
Dr John Heritage, has been appointed to the
advisory board of the Medical Research Council,
from July 2003
Visiting professor in computing, Dr Thomas
Green, has been elected to the Computer Human