Progress is being made in creating a more diverse legal profession, according to new research, but women and black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) solicitors still face career progression barriers.

The University of Leeds is one of three universities partnering in a £5 million programme to help get academic research into business.

Dr Martin Stow has been appointed as the Director of Nexus and will lead a programme to embed new approaches to nurturing and supporting innovation and enterprise across the University.

Developing more durable infrastructure materials to help the public and private sectors save money and reduce their environmental impact is the focus of new civil engineering research at Leeds.

A significant partnership between global professional services firm PwC and the University has created a new degree apprenticeship, an innovative way for young people to launch a career in technology.