The first cohort of Chinese engineering students will soon begin studying at the University of Leeds and Southwest Jiaotong University Joint School, following a welcome ceremony held today.

Triathletes Alistair and Jonny Brownlee confirmed their status as the sport’s pre-eminent stars on the roads of Rio yesterday, claiming gold and silver in a highly convincing Olympic win.

It is one of the most popular children’s stories of all time and has sold millions of copies, but letters by the author of Swallows and Amazons reveal his doubts about the book’s prospects.

This year's National Student Survey (NSS) secures the University joint second place among the Russell Group for satisfaction – up from joint third last year.

Four University of Leeds alumni are part of the TeamGB squad in the Olympic Games which is carrying the hopes of the nation on its shoulders.