UCL provost resigns
Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith has resigned as provost of University College London after just three years. He has played a significant role in drawing the government's attention to the underfunding of research-led universities. He will initially return to the physics department at Oxford University.
Leicester researcher to help save endangered species
A researcher at the University of Leicester has won an award to help save endangered species in Borneo. Sue Page has received European Union funding of £46,433 for a three-year research project that aims to produce guidelines for implementing sustainable land management strategies to help save the natural habitat of species such as the orang-utan.