Community News

Research project on gay migration and HIV-status is recruiting participants

James Ledward December 13, 2018

University of Leicester seek HIV-positive gay/bi/queer/MSM men for new research study. Academics at the University of Leicester are researching how HIV shapes the migration choices of gay men in Europe.

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In The South

Victims of Hate Crime being failed

James Ledward July 3, 2017

Current responses to Hate Crime in the UK are failing and letting down victims, says new report entitled Identifying and Dismantling Barriers to Justice. New research by University of Leicester experts highlights the barriers that victims face in accessing justice and identifies ways of overcoming them

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General News

Academics argue sexualised drinks adverts undermine anti-rape campaigns

James Ledward June 19, 2017

University of Leicester academics argue sexualised drinks advertising undermines anti-rape campaigns. Academics examined the effectiveness of a rape prevention campaign in bars and nightclubs in Liverpool.

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In The South

Major hate crime study to shape new and improved support services for victims

James Ledward February 22, 2017

A major new study to investigate hate crime in the West Midlands and to shape the development of improved support services for victims is being led by the University of Leicester. The project’s aims are closely aligned with the priorities set out within the Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan which are to improve the quality of support offered to hate crime victims and to better understand victims’ needs through the criminal justice system.

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Joe Orton’s plays retyped onto single sheet of paper to commemorate 50th anniversary of his death

James Ledward January 29, 2017

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Leicester-born playwright Joe Orton, performance artist Tim Youd will retype his Collected Plays on a single sheet of paper starting January 20 and finishing, February 5, 2017.

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General News

Do the eyes have it for ME?

March 8, 2015

Around three-quarters of people with ME report problems with their eyes and vision – but you wouldn’t know it from the mainstream scientific literature. There is very little formal published evidence that these symptoms exist, despite the fact they greatly affect quality of life and can be easily measured. This means that there is no solid, evidence based scientific data to back up patients’ reports of their disabling visual disturbances. For that reason, ME Research UK has awarded a grant to the University of Leicester to identify and quantify vision-related problems in the disease.

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Friend or Foe: Hate-fuelled crimes are committed by friends, colleagues and carers of victims

James Ledward September 22, 2014

A ‘devastating’ number of hate crimes are committed by people closer to home than many would like to believe, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Leicester. Harrowing examples of these crimes include disabled individuals being tipped from wheelchairs, human excrement being posted through letterboxes at homes and guide dogs being […]

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