USS Pension Reform following 2017 Valuation

Follow the link above to find the latest news and useful links relating to the 2017 USS valuation, including information about the proposed implementation of the 'cost sharing' scheme rule and updates from the Joint Expert Panel.

Pay 2018-19

Information about the Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) Higher Education pay negotiations.


Nexus is the University’s brand new innovation centre providing opportunities for researchers to collaborate with businesses to tackle commercial, societal and environmental challenges.


Statements and updates relating to the Brexit process.

Reform of Statute VII

The University has been working for some time to reform Statute VII and its related Ordinances, which set out the procedures that apply to academic and academic related (professional & managerial) staff for the resolution of grievances, and for dismissal, removal from office and redundancy.

UniForum Service Benchmarking Programme

A four-year programme to gather benchmarking information of the efficiency and effectiveness of administration and support services.

Digital Learning Programme

The Vice Chancellor’s Executive Group has approved a programme of work to enhance student education and promote the University through the increased use of audio and video.

Student Lifecycle Programme

The Student Lifecycle Programme is a long-term transformation initiative to ensure end to end processes, systems and ways of working that support the student education lifecycle, from prospect to graduation, are fit for purpose and work efficiently and effectively to deliver an outstanding experience.

Data Centre Strategy

The Data Centre Strategy is a University programme that will deliver a modern, flexible and consumable approach for delivering IT to staff, students and researchers.


Information about the University's preparations for the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF2021) assessment.

Bragg Centre for Materials Research

The Bragg Centre for Materials Research aims to discover, create, characterise and exploit materials engineered at the atomic and molecular level.


DARE is a pioneering partnership between the University of Leeds and Opera North.

Culture Theme

The Culture Theme is one of the University’s six interdisciplinary research themes. The aim of these themes is to function as a focal point for researchers with shared interests from across all faculties, helping foster new interdisciplinary connections and grow innovative research questions and projects.

Staff Festival

Now in its 12th year, the Staff Festival is a celebratory ‘thank you’ to colleagues across campus, who have worked tirelessly for the University throughout the year.