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Read the latest news from the Leeds alumni community.

  • The Paralympic doctor who sacrificed sport for the NHS

    Kim Daybell sacrificed his Paralympic Games in order to save lives on the NHS frontline during COVID-19. The table tennis star was inducted into the Leeds Sport Hall of Fame for his achievements.

    Kim Daybell celebrates during a table tennis match
  • Made in Leeds

    In an exclusive interview with Leeds Magazine, Sir Keir Starmer discusses how his three years at university changed his life.

    Keir Starmer sits in a chair in a cafe, smiling
  • Roaring, not whispering

    Singer-songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae's latest work takes her soulful R&B in a new and defiant direction, shaped by skills she learned at Leeds.

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  • Telling her story

    BBC Breakfast anchor Naga Munchetty used her platform to shed light on a condition causing thousands of women unimaginable pain.

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  • Going for gold

    After years of preparation, athletes are making their final push for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Meet the Leeds sports stars to watch out for next summer.

    Rower races down the river
  • Freedom through language

    Cainã Perri de Souza’s mother sold her house in order for him to learn English. Now a teacher trainer, he’s ensuring thousands of Brazilian children don’t have to make sacrifices to access education.

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Featured alumni news

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  • The Leeds magazine

    'Made in Leeds' – read the latest issue of our alumni magazine, as Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer discusses how three years at university changed his life.

    Keir Starmer sits in a chair
  • 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