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The state of Languages learning in the UK

Published
Wednesday 7th December, 2022
Categories
Arts & Culture

The study of languages including French, German and Spanish has seen ‘significant decreases’ leading to a concern that language learning may disappear altogether in some ‘cold spots’ of the UK.

a keyboard with each key designated a national flag and the name of the country below the flag, in that country's language.

Universities key to devolving economic power to regions

Published
Monday 5th December, 2022
Categories
Business & Economy
Society & Politics

The knowledge, expertise and research innovation offered by universities such as Leeds will be vital in devolving more economic power to the regions, according to the Mayor of West Yorkshire.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Simone Buitendijk with politicians Sir Kier Starman and Gordon Brown, along with other representatives from the University.

New woodland honours former University Secretary

Published
Friday 2nd December, 2022
Categories
Environment
Science
Working with our region

Planting for a new woodland has begun on land owned by the University of Leeds on the northern edge of the city.

Roger Gair at Gair Wood

How women can reduce risk of hip fracture

Published
Tuesday 29th November, 2022
Categories
Health
Science

Increasing intake of protein and drinking regular cups of tea or coffee is a way women could reduce their risk of suffering a hip fracture, according to new research.

Protein-based foods

Contraflow cycling does not increase crash rate

Published
Friday 25th November, 2022
Categories
Environment

Allowing cycling in both directions on one-way streets does not pose a safety risk and should be made mandatory in all but exceptional cases, according to a new study by Leeds researchers.

a cyclist in busy traffic

How did you keep in touch?

Published
Tuesday 22nd November, 2022
Categories
News

For a chance to win a Leeds hoodie or other merchandise, tell us about ringing home or other memorable calls you made while you were at Leeds.

Two students on a bench, one using mobile phone

Underwater tsunamis created by glacier break-up

Published
Tuesday 22nd November, 2022
Categories
Environment
Science

Scientists lucky enough to be in the “right place at the right time” witnessed a giant lump of ice breaking away from the William Glacier in Antarctica, a process known as calving.

William Glacier

New exhibition explores Brutalist architecture

Published
Monday 21st November, 2022
Categories
Arts & Culture

A new exhibition at The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery explores the progressive architecture of the mid-twentieth century at the University of Leeds and beyond.

Black and white photo of the Roger Stevens Building: A large Brutalist -style structure at the University of Leeds