Entries by Vickie Hesketh

New Institute will develop future transport technologies

Funding agreed for cutting-edge experimental rail facility On Wednesday 10 July, the Government confirmed funding to create one of the most advanced conventional and high speed rail research facilities in the world, in Leeds. The University of Leeds’ Institute for High Speed Rail and System Integration will revolutionise the way new railway systems are invented, developed […]

Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor to open revamped Priestley Building

Inside the revamped Priestley Building following a 13-month works programme Colleagues are invited to attend the formal opening of the Priestley Building – the new home of the Priestley International Centre for Climate at Leeds. Chancellor, Professor Dame Jane Francis, and Vice-Chancellor, Sir Alan Langlands, will perform the official honours on Monday 24 June, to […]

Language Centre transformation underway

An innovative transformation of the Language Centre’s facilities have commenced. Located in the historic Parkinson Building, the Centre is undergoing a significant transformation, predominantly over Levels 2 and 3, creating new state of the art teaching facilities for students and space for staff. Students and staff will benefit from refurbished common and pastoral areas to […]

Second Phase of the LUBS expansion is complete

Phase two of a multi-million pound project to develop new Leeds University Business School buildings is now complete.  The Newlyn Building, on Mount Preston Street, provides central teaching space, specifically four flat-floor teaching rooms with a capacity for 100 people and four teaching rooms each with a capacity for 36 people. Occupation of the building […]

Wolfson Centre project is now complete

The £3.1m collaborative partnership between the University of Leeds, University of Bradford and Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will open its doors in July. The Centre, established beside Bradford Royal Infirmary, will bring together researchers from the Universities of Leeds and Bradford. It has been made possible thanks to a £1 million award from […]

We asked and you switched off!

Bank Holiday Shutdown Every university shut down period we ask you to switch off all unnecessary lights and equipment and ensure all windows are closed to help us meet our carbon reduction targets and reduce costs to the university. On Easter Sunday 2019 the university managed to consume 1,833 kWh less electricity than on Easter […]

Vernon Road: 22 – 27 May 2019

Date of disruption: from Wednesday 22 May to Monday 27 May 2019  We are notifying you of the closure of Vernon Road. Reason for these works: Essential work to upgrade the temporary ramp over service pipes located across the road between Nexus and E C Stoner Building. Effects of these works: There will be no through access […]

Priestley External Staircase: 15 – 26 April 2019

Date of disruption: from Monday 15 April to Friday 26 April 2019  We are notifying you of work to the Priestley staircase. Effects of these works: There will be no access onto the external staircase near the Priestley Building. For staff and students this will mean:  No pedestrian access from Chancellors Court up to Level 10 […]