Alumni news

Latest alumni news

Read the latest news from the Leeds alumni community.

  • An ice cream revolution starting in Leeds

    Founder and director of Northern Bloc Dirk Mischendahl is doing ice cream differently. The serial entrepreneur returned to Leeds to support enterprising students starting their own business journeys.

    Leeds alum Dirk Mischendahl and co-founder Josh Lee juggle ice cream pots in front of the Northern Bloc factory
  • An exclusive evening with Corinne Bailey Rae

    Join us as Grammy award winning musician and songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae (English 2000, Hon DMus 2011) returns to the University.

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  • Alumni memories of the Edward Boyle Library

    From essay writing to library fines, favourite cubicles to library romances, on what would have been the Rt Honourable Baron Edward Boyle’s 100th birthday, alumni shared memories of the library.

    Students climb the steps outside the Edward Boyle Library
  • Leeds alum becomes paramedic at 64

    To Peter Watters (Pharmacology 1980), age is just a number. After a varied career in teaching and IT, he retrained to work as a paramedic on the NHS frontline, aged 64.

    On the left, Peter Watters sits on his bed in Leeds accommodation as a student, and on the right, he stands in his paramedic uniform
  • Transforming cystic fibrosis care

    Director of Medical Affairs at the Cystic Fibrosis Trust Dr Keith Brownlee has played his part in transforming treatment of the condition – while raising two of Leeds’ most successful sporting alumni.

    Dr Keith Brownlee stands before a Cystic Fibrosis Trust banner smiling at the camera
  • Naga Munchetty: Asking the right questions

    For Naga Munchetty, Leeds Student kickstarted a career to the top of her profession. After years of pain, she is using her platform to raise awareness of adenomyosis, a little-known womb condition.

    Headshot of Naga Munchetty

Featured alumni news

Through podcasts, blogs and features, meet the alumni making their mark around the globe.

  • The Leeds magazine

    'Moscow Calling' – read the latest issue of our alumni magazine, which features the BBC's long-serving Russia editor Steve Rosenberg.

    Steve Rosenberg stands before a microphone reporting on events in Russia
  • Leeds Voices podcast

    Subscribe today to catch up with Olympians, scientists and award-winning journalists in our Leeds Voices podcast.

    Profile image of Jonny Brownlee smiling in front of a stadium