Faculty of Biological Sciences

Student Education News

State-of-the-art new labs for 2012

Artist's impression of new facilities

Artist's impression of the new facilities

New labs

Work is currently underway on the new state-of-the-art teaching laboratories in the LC Miall building after a £2.25 million investment.

The new labs will cover around 2000m² and accommodate over 200 undergraduate students in a contemporary and inspiring learning environment.

This new lab space will bring together some of the key facilities in the Faculty including new physiology and biomechanics labs, as well as the latest laboratory equipment.

As well as practical sessions in our modern undergraduate teaching laboratories, many of our students also have the opportunity to work in research labs through research projects, research placements and summer studentships.

Find out more about our facilities.


24th January 2012

HRH meets 'Frank' the cycling skeleton

HRH meets 'Frank' the cycling skeleton more


Physiological Society Teaching Prize for Dr Lewis

Physiological Society Teaching Prize for Dr Lewis more


World-leading biophysicist to head Biological Sciences at Leeds

World-leading biophysicist to head Biological Sciences at Leeds more


Alice wins student enterprise award

Biology undergraduate Alice Colligan has been named winner of the 2014 Sir Peter Thompson Enterprise Award. more


Leeds Biology student wins University of Leeds Business Plan Competition

Leeds Biology student wins University of Leeds Business Plan Competition more


Society of Biology interim accreditation

A number of our degree programmes have been recognised as demonstrating 'academic excellence in the biosciences' by the Society of Biology. more


Daily exercise reduces the effects of Christmas overindulgence

Researchers compared the effects of overeating on people who took regular exercise and an inactive group of people. more


Former Student wins 3rd place at the "Medical Research Council" (MRC)

Dr Scott Bowen was recognised at the recent MRC competition more


Physiological Society Teaching Prize for Dr Lewis

Dr Dave Lewis, Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience and Scientific Ethics within the School of Biomedical Sciences has been awarded the Physiological Society's Otto Hutter Physiology Teaching Prize for 2013.
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Leeds student awarded the 'Young Microbiologist of the year' award by the SGM.

PhD student Sophie Schumann has been awarded the 'Young Microbiologist of the year 2013' more


Congratulations to Hollie Appleby for her Pharmacology Prize.

Hollie Appleby has been recognised by the British Pharmacological Society for being a first class student more


Why bother with exercise?

Exercise scientists at the University of Leeds, are concerned TV viewers have been left with the message that exercise may never lead to weight loss and is therefore a waste of time. more


Congratulations to all our graduating students

Over 600 students from the faculty graduated last week. more


A Faculty Intern has co-presented at a Higher Education Academy workshop

Danielle Ormshaw, a Student intern working with Dr. Dave Lewis, has presented her experiences at a recent HEA Workshop. more


Faculty success at 2013 Partnership Awards

The Faculty of Biological Sciences has been hugely successful at the latest partnership Awards. more


A Faculty of Biological Sciences student was recently shortlisted in an access to understanding writing competition.

Katarzyna Makowska has been recognised by Europe PubMed Central and The British Library for her wider participation writing. more


Sports Alumnus Alistair Brownlee collects MBE at Buckingham Palace

Sport and Exercise Science Alumnus Alistair Brownlee has been recognised by the Queen for his Triathlon gold medal at the London Olympics more


Faculty staff awarded fellowship awards

Three of The Faculty of Biological Sciences academic staff have been awarded fellowships through the University's Student Education Fellowship scheme more




Alumnus of the faculty has made one of the largest ever philanthropic donations to the University

Former Student Peter Cheney has provided the University with a $4m donation. more


Alistair Brownlee has been named in the New Years Honours

Alistair has been named alongside the rest of Team GB's gold medal winners more


Dr. Alison Dunn has been recognised for her work on quarry conservation

Dr. Alison Dunn, Andrew Blincow and Amy Hattersley have recently won 3rd Prize in the Hanson Heidelberg Quarry Life Award. more


Pip Garner has been awarded for her public engagement work

The Society of Biology was recognised Pip Garner for her work on public engagement more


School of Molecular and Cellular Biology

The Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology brings together over 250 researchers from across the University. more


The heat is on for GB athletes at Leeds

Members of the GB triathlon squad have been acclimatising to the heat and humidity of Japan with the help of the Faculty's environment chamber. more


HEA National Teaching Fellowship

Dr Neil Morris has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship for his contribution to learning and teaching. more


Students win prestigious research scholarship

Travis Bacon and Ben Moore, both BSc Medical Sciences students, have been awarded Undergraduate Research and Leadership Scholarships. more


HE Teacher of the Year Award

Dr Neil Morris from the Faculty of Biological Sciences has been awarded the Higher Education Teacher of the Year Award by the Society of Biology. more


Success at Partnership Awards for MSc student

Liane Hobson won Leeds University Union's Participation Award at the recent Partnership Awards ceremony more


Professor Altringham shares expertise on BBC

Professor John Altringham was recently featured on the BBC programme 'The Great British Countryside' with Hugh Dennis more


British Pharmacological Society Teaching Award

Dr David Lewis has been awarded the Rang Teaching Prize. more


Elite athletes and biological sciences

There are a number of elite athletes studying in the Faculty supported by the Sports Scholarship Programme more


PhD students present research in Parliament

Tom Benians and James Lloyd have been shortlisted to present their work in Parliament more


Student Education Fellowships awarded to Faculty staff

Three members of Faculty staff were recently awarded University Student Education Fellowships more


Bioenergetics prize for PhD student

Scott Jackson won the Generon prize for 'Best Presentation' at the annual Bioenergetics conference more


Shortlist success for 'Bioscience HE Teacher of the Year'

Two academics from the Faculty of Biological Sciences have been shortlisted for the
Bioscience HE Teacher of the Year award.
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Success for Biological Sciences at PhD Showcase

Lizzie Glennon won the 3-minute thesis category, and Nicole Timms was joint 3rd 'PGR Researcher of the Year' more


Student success at European science awards

Charlotte Cooper awarded "Best Pharmacology Student" more