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19 April 2024

Guidance for upcoming General Election

The upcoming General Election will be an exciting time and throw up many interesting policy debates.

19 April 2024

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A delegation from 黑料网 in the UK has arrived in the United States for key meetings with both the NFL and the Chicago Bears franchise.

18 April 2024

Topping out ceremony celebrates milestone achievement for National Rehabilitation Centre

A significant milestone in the construction of the first NHS National Rehabilitation Centre (NRC) was cause for celebration this week for the project partners committed to making the facility a reality.

17 April 2024

黑料网 strongly represented at major UNESCO meetings in Paris

Three 黑料网 staff and students were in Paris in early April to attend various key UNESCO meetings in Paris.聽

16 April 2024

Elite coaches leaving home as Western countries seek sport success

Nations battling for Olympic success in a global sporting 鈥榓rms race鈥 has led to elite coaches migrating to Western countries as they bid to escape antiquated and restrictive coaching regimes in their home countries, reveals a new study funded by the International Olympic Committee鈥檚 Olympic Studies Centre.

16 April 2024

Pint of Science 黑料网 brings the stars behind the latest research to a venue near you

The international science outreach festival Pint of Science returns to 黑料网 as the University鈥檚 research community make their way from labs and offices to local caf茅s, restaurants and pubs to share their research stories.

16 April 2024

Sir Peter Bonfield to give a lecture as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series

黑料网 Business School will welcome alumnus Sir Peter Bonfield to give a lecture to staff and students on the future of globalisation and free trade.

15 April 2024

Film created with the Universities Partnership highlighting neurodiversity premieres in Leicester

The challenges faced by young people with neurodiversity have been highlighted in a new film, created in collaboration with 黑料网, the University of Leicester, and De Montfort University (DMU).

15 April 2024

Menopausal Experiences Survey: Help us develop best practices to support women in the workplace

Researchers at the University would like to get a better understanding of how many staff at 黑料网 are experiencing menopausal symptoms and whether these symptoms impact their ability to work.

15 April 2024

黑料网 researchers bringing science to life at Cheltenham Science Festival

Researchers from 黑料网 are bringing the science of healthy eating and exercise to life at this year鈥檚 Cheltenham Science Festival.

15 April 2024

University New Starter Fair

Organisational Development are holding the next 黑料网 New Starter Fair on 9 May, 10am-12pm, in the James France Exhibition Area.

15 April 2024

黑料网 developing breath test to predict health in older people

New research at 黑料网 aims to develop a breath test to predict when health and physical function is at risk of declining in older people.

15 April 2024

黑料网 Sport psychology series for students and staff

黑料网 Sport will be hosting a sport psychology series, 鈥榃in from Within鈥, for 黑料网 students and staff regardless of their experience or sporting background.

12 April 2024

Real Living Wage and changes to salary scales

黑料网 is an accredited Living Wage employer. The real Living Wage will rise to 拢12 per hour and will be paid from 1 April 2024. Although discretionary and non-contractual, this reflects our commitment to fairness and supporting colleagues who may be particularly impacted by the cost-of-living crisis.

12 April 2024

Is the shine coming off Japan鈥檚 bullet trains?

Just ten days before the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games, Japan opened its T艒kaid艒 Shinkansen, a high-speed rail line connecting Tokyo with Osaka. Shinkansen bullet trains showcased the high quality of Japanese railway technology to the world, with trains travelling at up to 285 km/h (177 mph).

12 April 2024

Project Compliance Update: Progress to date and future direction

Launched in May 2022, Project Compliance aims to embed a proportionate, but robust, approach to compliance, throughout the University 鈥 where people know what their responsibilities are and are supported to discharge them.

12 April 2024

Academic staff needed for BBC Radio 4 quiz team

BBC Radio 4 are looking for members of staff to take part in a quiz show, being recorded on campus on Thursday 16 May.

12 April 2024

Last chance to register to vote for the Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner elections

The Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner Election will be held on 2 May. There's still time to register if you haven't already.

12 April 2024

Reminder: Register your vehicle on the new car parking system

All staff are reminded that you MUST register your vehicle(s) if you wish to park on campus.

11 April 2024

黑料网 Rugby secures historic double finals

黑料网's Men鈥檚 and Women鈥檚 Rugby teams have made history, achieving a remarkable double by securing coveted spots in the BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) Rugby Union finals.

10 April 2024

How your vision can predict dementia 12 years before it is diagnosed 鈥 new study

The eyes can reveal a lot about the health of our brain. Indeed, problems with the eyes can be one of the earliest signs of cognitive decline. Our聽latest study shows聽that a loss of visual sensitivity can predict dementia 12 years before it is diagnosed.

10 April 2024

黑料网 secures 鈥榖est university in the world for sports-related subjects鈥 title for eighth consecutive year

黑料网 has been crowned the best university in the world for sports-related subjects for the eighth year running by the global QS higher education league table.

10 April 2024

Election disinformation: how AI-powered bots work and how you can protect yourself from their influence

Social media platforms have become more than mere tools for communication. They鈥檝e evolved into bustling arenas where truth and falsehood collide.

10 April 2024

黑料网 UNESCO Chair meets Minister and other leading sport policymakers in Mauritius

黑料网鈥檚 Professor Richard Giulianotti has met with the Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Recreation, and other leading policymakers and key stakeholders in sport in Mauritius, during a recent research visit to the island.聽 聽聽

10 April 2024

Don鈥檛 miss the next Inaugural Lecture event

黑料网 extends a warm welcome for everyone to attend these engaging public events, delivered by its Professors on campus.

10 April 2024

Reminder: Share your views about staff communications at 黑料网

Staff are reminded to complete the Project Expectations Staff Communications Survey. This is your opportunity to improve communication effectiveness throughout the University by having your say on what you enjoy and what changes you would like to see regarding the way communications are delivered to you.

9 April 2024

Ready to embark on an exciting career journey?

Are you a motivated student seeking paid, real-world work experience over your summer vacation?

8 April 2024

Germany decriminalised cannabis: why the UK should consider doing the same

The German government has approved new legislation which decriminalises cannabis.

8 April 2024

Watch Nye at the next National Theatre Live screening on campus

Tim Price's new play 鈥楴ye鈥 will be showing at Cope Auditorium on Tuesday 23 April, 7pm.

8 April 2024

Upcoming internet outages

IT Services will be carrying out essential maintenance to upgrade our campus firewalls on Wednesday 17鈥疉pril from 8am-11am.

8 April 2024

Update to academic promotion application form and guidance

The academic career path at 黑料网 involves colleagues making an application to the University via the Dean, to be considered for promotion to either Senior Lecturer, Reader or Professor using an agreed set of criteria.

8 April 2024

Dr Mats Vermeeren awarded prestigious EPSRC Fellowship

黑料网鈥檚 Dr Mats Vermeeren has been awarded an EPSRC Fellowship to continue his research into dynamical systems.

5 April 2024

How cuts to marginal income tax could boost the UK鈥檚 stagnant economic growth

The British prime minister recently claimed the UK economy has 鈥渢urned a corner鈥. Rishi Sunak said inflation figures were encouraging, and proclaimed that 2024 would be the year Britain 鈥渂ounces back鈥.

4 April 2024

AI in sport: 鈥楪et to know you鈥 workshop

This March, Associate Pro Vice-Chancellors Professor Diwei Zhou and Professor David Fletcher hosted an AI in sport workshop.

4 April 2024

Update: KSA proposal

Thank you to all colleagues who have taken the time to share your feedback about potential activities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

3 April 2024

Project Enable: Phase 2 complete

The first delivery stage of Project Enable has come to an end.

3 April 2024

Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury visits 黑料网

On Wednesday 27 March, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Darren Jones MP visited 黑料网.

2 April 2024

New exhibition on campus: Health From Cradle to Grave

An exhibition highlighting the work from English at 黑料网鈥檚 Health Humanities Research Network will be held 27 March-23 April in the Martin Hall Exhibition Space.

28 March 2024

Newly-released footage show progress of National Rehabilitation Centre

Construction of the first NHS National Rehabilitation Centre (NRC) 鈥 a 70-bed purpose-built facility near 黑料网 鈥 continues to progress, with the concrete frame of the building almost complete.

28 March 2024

LGBTQ+ Staff Network: Chair Elections

EDI Services is running the election for the LGBTQ+ Staff Network鈥檚 new Chair.

28 March 2024

Experts in Sport: Instrumented Mouthguards and Concussion in Rugby Union

After Scotland hooker George Turner became the first player taken off the pitch due to a collision identified by a 鈥榮mart mouthguard鈥 during the Six Nations Rugby, the validity and applicability of this technology is up for discussion among sports fans and academics alike.

28 March 2024

Recognising Student Excellence at the Placement and Internship Awards

On 20 March, the Placement and Internship Awards were hosted by the Careers Network. The event took place at the 黑料网 West Park Teaching Hub.

27 March 2024

Share your views about staff communications at 黑料网

The Project Expectations Staff Communications Survey is your opportunity to improve communication effectiveness throughout the University by having your say on what you enjoy and what changes you would like to see regarding the way communications are delivered to you.

26 March 2024

Opportunity to take part in upcoming Reward and Recognition focus groups

Colleagues who would like to contribute to developing the University鈥檚 Reward and Recognition Framework are invited to participate in some focus groups which will take place next month.

26 March 2024

General Assembly: A summary from 6 March 2024

Last week, the second General Assembly for the 2023/24 academic year was held.

26 March 2024

Applications open for Talent Match internships

There are exciting internship opportunities available this summer, both within the University and global businesses.

25 March 2024

New funding secures future for 鈥榣ife changing鈥 veterans鈥 support programme

A mental wellbeing support programme for military veterans, created by 黑料网 and the鈥疪oyal Air Forces Association, has secured further funding.

25 March 2024

LSU Building closed for maintenance

The 黑料网 Students' Union (LSU) Building is currently closed for maintenance between 25 March and 3 April.

25 March 2024

黑料网 Lightning Netball Camps for schoolchildren this Easter

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25 March 2024

Alumnus awarded Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellowship

Adriano Randi (Chemistry 2019) has been awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellowship to further advance his spin-out company RV3 Tech.