Reach for excellence hailed a success
The first evaluation of the Reach for Excellence (RfE) scheme – which aims to help able young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to gain a place at a leading research university – has reported excellent results.
Bright Beginnings gets ready to shine
The new Bright Beginnings Childcare Centre is set to open in April this year, providing improved and enlarged childcare facilities for University staff and students.
Music rings out from rocks
Rock music with a difference will soon ring out across the Lake District, thanks to a project – Ruskin Rocks - the sound of nature: the nature of sound – being led by the School of Earth and Environment which will encourage children to create a new percussion instrument from rocks.
European recognition for Leeds terahertz expertise
Research into terahertz technology at the University of Leeds has received a major boost with a €2.5 million European grant.
Storm makes Leeds a perfect destination
Storm Jameson Court, the new £27.1 million on-campus accommodation due to open in September, is a major new facility that will enable the University to build its reputation as one of the UK’s premier higher education conference destinations.
Conference team on tour
Richard and his team will be taking the ‘Conference team on tour’ during 2010, so University staff will have the opportunity to see exactly what services and facilities the team can provide. The first date of the tour is 25 February, when the team will be in Parkinson Court between 10am and 2pm.
Grant success for heart research
Two large awards totalling more than £1.3 million have been won by Mark Kearney, Professor of Cardiology in LIGHT, and his team of researchers for their work on diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Safety champions set gold standard
Colleagues’ innovation, creativity, responsibility and persistence were some of the qualities recognised and rewarded during a ceremony held in honour of the prize-winners of the inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Health and Safety.
Making campus a safer place
The University’s refurbished Security Control Room complete with increased and upgraded CCTV monitoring capabilities has been officially opened by Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police, Sir Norman Bettison.
Bike hub promotes pedal power
A new bike hub to encourage and support staff and students who wish to cycle to and from campus got off to a tremendous start when it launched recently.
New Policy on Dignity and Mutual Respect
The University has developed a new policy and procedures on Dignity and Mutual Respect which sets out how all University members are expected to conduct themselves, and provides clear procedures and actions should behaviour fall short of this.
Wise way to save energy
Energy bills in student residences could be slashed thanks to the installation of ‘OWLs’ – realtime wireless electricity monitors that show exactly how much electricity is being used.
New SEE buildings look good
Staff and students from the School of Earth and Environment (SEE) have begun to move into their new and refurbished building, bringing together all the School’s departments under one roof for the first time.
Small science – big opportunity for businesses
A unique opportunity for forward-thinking companies to develop new products or processes based on latest emerging technologies is being launched by the region’s Nanofactory.
New bird species sighted
The ‘Spectacled Flowerpecker’ – a bird species new to science – has been found in the Danum Valley Conservation Area in Sabah, Malaysia by Dr David Edwards, a Fellow at the Faculty of Biological Science, and two tour leaders.
The Vice-Chancellor on fundraising in the wake of a recession.
Questions of Sport with Paul Lawrence, Health and Fitness Officer.
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