Virtual reality (VR) is becoming the new normal at the University of Leeds, as staff and students working in engineering, arts, humanities, social sciences and health research embrace the technology.

Simon Armitage has performed one of his first official duties since becoming Poet Laureate, announcing the winner of the University of Leeds’ new poetry prize.

The University has appointed Professor Edmund Linfield as the first Director for the Bragg Centre for Materials Research.

Professor Julia Bennell has been appointed as the new Executive Dean of Leeds University Business School.

The University is helping to develop a sector-wide approach to supporting the mental health of international students coming to the UK.