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Unravelling the Sun’s knotty problem

Our mathematicians are helping to unravel the knotty problem of how solar energy is injected into the Sun’s atmosphere before being released into space.
Magnetic loops on the Sun

Gigantic helium balloon to launch space telescope

Our astronomers are part of an international team building a new kind of telescope.

Reducing social housing stigma in England

A new report investigating the stigma attached to social housing in England has revealed its significant negative impact to residents’ lives and wellbeing. The research, by Dr Mercy Denedo of the School and Dr Amanze Ejiogu of the University of Leicester School of Business, identified the actions of the Government, social housing providers and the media as the key influencers behind such perceptions.
Social housing block against the sky

Top 20 in UK for student satisfaction

Our overall student satisfaction rating is 81%, placing us in the Top 20 in the UK and Top 4 in the Russell Group of elite UK universities. The National Student Survey (NSS), an independent annual survey, evaluates how satisfied students are with the quality of their experience at university.
Students on Lower Mountjoy site

Welcome back! Visitor attractions to reopen

We’re reopening our popular World Heritage Site visitor attractions to the public for the first time since March 2020, with a range of exhibitions, galleries, and self-guided tours on offer.

On target for sporting recovery

We’re proud to be the UK’s number 1 team sport university and that over 75% of our students take part in sport or physical activity.

Child protection pioneer appointed as professor

We’ve appointed a leading expert in the safeguarding of young people at risk of abuse as a professor in our Department of Sociology.
Professor Carlene Firmin, Department of Sociology

Why some people like ‘sad’ music

Music has amazing potential to inspire, motivate and bring people together across cultures.

Should England play in red in the Euro 2020 final?

England are technically the away team for Sunday's Euro final clash against Italy.
Football on pitch in arena

Virtual degree conferral celebrations

This summer almost 5,000 of our students from 90 countries around the world, graduate and join our international alumni community, with degrees conferred virtually.
Professor Stuart Corbridge

Record-breaking whale migration raises conservation questions

One of our professors has used genetics to identify the birthplace of a grey whale which was discovered nearly halfway round the world from its native habitat, a new record for the longest recorded distance for a marine mammal, fish or reptile.
Grey whale by NOAA and Dr. Steven Swartz

Top 10 Tips for celebrating graduation at home

Graduation is a time for celebration and while it may look a bit different this year, there’s no reason it can’t be just as memorable and special an occasion.
Student at graduation
Three international students sat talking

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