The Reporter
Issue 491, 16 June 2003
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Oliver Carsten

Journalists from local and national media came to the University to try out specially adapted cars which automatically keep to the speed limit. See here for more information


Keeping to the limits - new speed trial in Leeds
Journalists from local and national media came to the University to try out specially adapted cars which automatically keep to the speed limit
Research assessment debate 'vital'
The review of UK research assessment by Sir Gareth Roberts is 'good news,' on the whole, for research-led universities such as Leeds.
Teaching fellowship to find what makes a good dentist
A Leeds academic has won a national teaching fellowship award, making the University one of only seven in the UK to win a fellowship three years running.
Cancer drugs spin-out secures £3.5m
Spin-out company, Photopharmica, has secured £3.5m funding to help bring innovative cancer treatments nearer to public use
The musical links between copyright and cigarettes
Academics from across the UK and USA will take part in the three day event in the school of music
Harnessing the best to fight bowel cancer
Anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin are known to prevent bowel cancer, but long term use also causes potentially fatal peptic ulcers
New interpretation for languages
Languages at Leeds are breaking into new ground, with the opening of a state-of-the-art interpreting suite.
Policy on IT security approved by Senate
The University’s new information security policy was approved by Senate on June 4
Campus consultation on VC appointment

The search for the University's next Vice-Chancellor will be informed by campus-wide consultation and the broadest range of inputs about the individual qualities of the postholder.

Graduate shows

Leeds final year students have been showing off their creativity this month

From bungee jumping to oil platforms - safer textiles at Leeds

Say textiles, and many people think first of clothes and furnishings: fabrics made for style and comfort.

From outer space to the bottom of the sea

Leeds is involved in an ambitious project to study particles from outer space, not by the usual technique of scanning the skies, but by staring into the depths of the Mediterranean Sea.

Twenty-first love and friendship

Welfare and social policy in this country needs to adapt to take account of the increasing importance people place on their friendships, maintains professor of sociology and gender studies Sasha Roseneil.

Scheme helps staff return to learn

L4L fund provides up to £125 towards the cost of any educational course from photography, sailing and computing to aromatherapy, fitness and Outward Bound, or even a degree.

First Omani graduates are triumph for their country

The first graduates of the special University of Leeds degree programme for Omani teachers of English have been lauded as a triumph for their country as well.

Promotional chairs

List of those promoted to chairs as from this month:


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