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.

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.

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