Entries by Vickie Hesketh

The Esther Simpson Building

The latest phase of the LUBS and School of Law Expansion project will pay tribute to the University of Leeds graduate, Esther Simpson. Esther Simpson, who graduated from Leeds in 1924 with first class honours in French with German, spent nearly all her working life as secretary to the Academic Assistance Council (later, the Society […]

Language Centre transformation speaks volumes

Language Centre staff and students have moved back ‘home’ into Parkinson after a 15-month construction project to transform facilities in the iconic building. Refurbishment of levels two and three provide high quality facilities for learning and teaching, including the Centre’s area for independent language learning, which is available to all staff and students. It also […]

University opens National Pig Centre in Yorkshire

Precision nutrition and 24-hour monitoring will enable scientists to provide new insights for the pig industry, as the University of Leeds opens the National Pig Centre. Scientists from a range of disciplines at the University will use new state-of-the-art facilities to help improve the sustainability and efficiency of pig production. Supported by more than £11 […]

Christmas Shutdown Advice

We are committed to lowering our carbon emissions and the Christmas shutdown period gives us an opportunity to reduce energy waste. By switching off equipment when the University is closed, you can help reduce our environmental impact. Despite the majority of the University estate being unused over the Christmas period, we still consumed a total […]

University’s new building reaches its summit

The construction of the new Sir William Henry Bragg building at the University of Leeds celebrated a milestone today, as the building reached its tallest point. To mark the occasion a special “Topping Out” event took place. University colleagues were joined by representatives from main contractor BAM Construction and architect design team ADP, BAM Design, […]

Work begins on new teaching facility

Colleagues have come together to mark the start of work on a new teaching facility on Lyddon Terrace. Representatives from Estates, Leeds University Business School and the School of Law joined the contractor BAM construction and architects DLA Architecture to mark this important construction milestone. The investment, on Lyddon Terrace, will create a new central […]

No access to the Chemistry Building via St George’s Field: 9 – 16 December 2019

There will be no access to the Chemistry Building via St George’s Field from Monday 9 December – Monday 16 December.  BAM will be removing the steel stair from St George’s Field coming down to their scaffold tunnel outside the Chemistry Building as part of the Sir William Henry Bragg Building project. Pedestrians who use […]

Vernon Road Closed: 23 – 24 November 2019

Vernon Road will be closed on Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 November.  There will be no access to Vernon Road whilst tests are carried out on the sub-base. Access to the Multi-Storey Car Park will be from Willow Terrace. For enquiries please contact: Paul Cook, P.S.Cook@leeds.ac.uk If the above member of staff is unavailable or […]