Work has started on a £5m University of Leeds sports development that will enhance facilities for cycling and triathlon in the region.

Twelve significant individuals from the disciplines of law, education, film, science and engineering will be presented with honorary degrees recognising their contribution to their fields and society.

Statement from Vice-Chancellor, Sir Alan Langlands

Hometown heroes Alistair and Jonny Brownlee commanded the World Triathlon Series in Leeds this weekend, following the news that Leeds-based athletes dominate this summer’s Rio Olympics squad.

Today sees the launch of a new range of online courses that will enable students to earn academic credits towards degrees.