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1 March 2018

Warning: Phishing via Spam Emails

There is currently a fraudulent email in circulation inviting students and staff to ‘Validate Email Account’. Please be aware the this is a phishing attack.

1 March 2018

Geographical expert hosts successful ‘Britain and the Arctic’ talk

The Director of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Polar Regions Secretariat in Westminster led a talk at the University last week that aimed to inspire and educate students on the science of the Arctic.

1 March 2018

Anthropologists show how migrant communities physically grow taller when they leave hardship behind

A new study has shown that migrant populations moving to more affluent countries grow physically taller over relatively short periods of time.

1 March 2018

Chance to learn about sports management or entrepreneurship at International Summer School

Are you interested in the idea of becoming your own boss? Or maybe you’ve always wanted to learn more about what it’s like to work in management within the sports industry?

1 March 2018

Artist talk cancelled

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the talk by artist Kelly Large will no longer be taking place this morning (Thursday 1 March).

1 March 2018

University Mental Health Day 2018 – know the support available to you

Today (1 March) marks University Mental Health Day – a national campaign that aims to promote mental health in higher education institutions and help to create communities of students and staff who can offer support to one another.

2 March 2018

Santander Discovery Grants awarded to two community projects in partnership with Loughborough University

Two Santander Discovery Grants have been awarded to local community projects in partnership with Loughborough University.

5 March 2018

Loughborough athletes amongst the medals at World Indoor Athletics Championships

Amy Allcock and Meghan Beesley have today returned to Loughborough with silverware after combining as part of the bronze medal winning Great Britain 4x400m relay quartet at the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham.

6 March 2018

Imago Venues' Burleigh Court and Holywell Park retain mia’s AIM Gold accreditation

Loughborough based Imago Venues has achieved the Meetings Industry Association's (MIA) AIM Gold accreditation for the second time, for its core conference facilities Holywell Park and Burleigh Court.

6 March 2018

World-leading choir to perform at Loughborough University

The renowned Choir of Clare College will be performing in Loughborough on Saturday 10 March as part of the University’s programme of Spring/Summer events.

6 March 2018

London project that saw over 660 students tackle real business challenges is celebrated at event

A Loughborough University London project, which challenges students to help solve real problems set by a wide variety of organisations, was celebrated at an event last week.

7 March 2018

Poetry evening returns to Students’ Union

Speech Bubble, a night for poets who wish to take to the stage, returns to Loughborough Students’ Union on Monday 12 March.

7 March 2018

Community groups invited to bid for University funding through the Open Fund

Community and voluntary groups in Charnwood are again being offered the chance to bid for funding through the University’s annual Donations Fund Programme.

7 March 2018

Loughborough shortlisted for 10 Whatuni Student Choice Awards

Loughborough is the most shortlisted university in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2018, featuring in 10 of the 12 categories.

7 March 2018

Loughborough engineering student wins innovative Siemens challenge

Last week, a Loughborough University student travelled to Sheffield to take part in the 48 hour Sir William Siemens Challenge: MindSphere Live.

7 March 2018

Improve your swimming technique with elite athletes

Do you struggle with your swimming technique? Do you find yourself researching how to swim perfectly in the run up to this seasons’ triathlon season?

7 March 2018

Win a Loughborough Cup this Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight is currently underway and to mark the occasion, the Sustainability team has highlighted a number of ways in which staff and students can make a difference to the lives of the people who grow the things we love.

8 March 2018

International Women’s Day: Loughborough academic puts female mathematicians in the spotlight in short film

A Loughborough University mathematician and her filmmaker sister have created a video for International Women’s Day 2018.

8 March 2018

Eating breakfast every day increases physical activity among girls

Girls were more active when they ate breakfast daily as part of a study into whether breakfast frequency affects physical activity.

8 March 2018

School of Business and Economics launches new Senior Leaders Apprenticeship programmes

Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics has developed a suite of postgraduate apprenticeship programmes for organisations that wish to develop, promote and retain their talented managers using the Apprenticeship Levy.

8 March 2018

Leading expert on lifestyle interventions and health joins Loughborough University

Amanda Daley is bringing her expertise in lifestyle interventions and health outcomes to Loughborough University as Professor of Behavioural Medicine.

9 March 2018

Reduce, reuse and recycle – are you doing your bit?

As National Waste Week is coming to a close - a campaign that sees schools across the UK look at how they can reduce, reuse and recycle redundant materials – the University’s Sustainability team has taken the opportunity to examine what staff and students can do on campus.

9 March 2018

Exhibition to examine role of objects using items from Leicester’s historical collections

Staff, students and members of the public are invited to an exhibition that uses items from Leicester’s historical collections to examine the role and status of objects.

9 March 2018

Jess Thomas-Owens

We are sad to have to inform you that Jess Thomas-Owens, a student within the School of Arts, English and Drama, has died.

9 March 2018

University to clone Newton’s Tree after receiving cuttings

Loughborough University is set to clone the tree that inspired Sir Isaac Newton’s theory of gravity after being gifted a selection of cuttings.

12 March 2018

EAP Focus: the importance of good posture at work

Being sedentary can pose risks to a healthy lifestyle, and we should be exercising regularly to avoid the negative impact as a result of sitting at a computer all day, according to the NHS.

12 March 2018

Major tennis event coming to Loughborough University

The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has today announced the creation of a new $100,000 ATP Challenger Tour event, to be staged at Loughborough University.

13 March 2018

Royal Society of Chemistry awards Loughborough University £2,000 to inspire school pupils

The Royal Society of Chemistry has granted the University £2,000 to support a science project designed to engage school students.

14 March 2018

Loughborough players make up 1/3 of England men’s hockey squad for Gold Coast

An astonishing 7 out of 18 players named in the Team England men’s hockey squad for next month’s Commonwealth Games have been student-athletes at Loughborough University.

15 March 2018

Loughborough students excel in international packaging design competition

Six Loughborough students have had their innovative creations recognised in an international packaging design competition – with one talented undergraduate ranking in the top 13.

15 March 2018

University to host Sexual Violence in Higher Education Conference

Loughborough University is hosting a conference next week that discusses the issue of sexual violence in Higher Education.

15 March 2018

European mathematical conference to be held at Loughborough University

The 38th Dynamic Days Europe conference will be held at Loughborough University this year.

16 March 2018

How much do you know about sleep?

Sleep. It is something we all do but how much do you actually know about it?

16 March 2018

IMPORTANT NOTICE: temporary road closure on University Road week commencing 19 March

Due to the ongoing refurbishment of Wolfson and S buildings in the West Park of campus, there is a need for a temporary closure of part of University Road.

16 March 2018

Martin Dawkins

On Thursday 15 March 2018 one of our colleagues in SDC (Sports Development Centre) Martin Dawkins, sadly passed away.

16 March 2018

NT Live presents Julius Caesar

A live broadcast of National Theatre’s Julius Caesar will be screened at the Cope Auditorium on Thursday 22 March from 7pm.

16 March 2018

Don’t forget! The deadline to nominate a student for a Community Prize is approaching.

Do you know a student who has gone out of their way to help you or to serve the Loughborough community?

19 March 2018

University’s Inside Out fund awards donations to eight Charnwood Groups

The Inside Out fund, part of Loughborough University’s Community Donation 2017/18, has awarded eight Charnwood groups with donations.

19 March 2018

Symposium marks 35th anniversary of classic ‘Images of Welfare’ study

Delegates from all over the country visited the University earlier this month to remember and rethink a study that looked at how the media shaped attitudes to poverty and welfare in the 1970s.

19 March 2018

Government extends childcare voucher scheme

The government originally announced that from 6 April 2018, Childcare Voucher schemes would close to new applicants. This has now been amended, with the Education Secretary confirming on 13 March 2018 that Childcare Voucher schemes will now remain open to new entrants for a further 6 months until October 2018 (exact date to be confirmed).

19 March 2018

London Venture Crawl: students meet top entrepreneurs as part of 12-hour city tour

Loughborough University students boarded a double-decker bus last week for a unique entrepreneurial tour of the capital that saw them visit creative hubs and meet industry leaders.

21 March 2018

Loughborough academics host new Poetry Podcast in celebration of World Poetry Day

A brand new podcast has been published by Loughborough University, in celebration of World Poetry Day.

21 March 2018

USS pension consultation

In light of recent developments, the planned USS consultation which was due to commence on 19th March has been postponed.

21 March 2018

How much do you know about the wonderful woodlands?

From a miniature type of deer to children sat around a fire, to high-tech meteorological equipment and hotels for bugs – if you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise!

22 March 2018

Loughborough named best in the UK for student experience for the eighth time

Loughborough University has been named the best in the country for its student experience, the UK’s leading publication on higher education, the Times Higher Education (THE) announced today.

22 March 2018

Loughborough students put wheels in motion for international racing car competition

Engineering students from Loughborough University will be competing at Silverstone this summer for the 20th anniversary of the Formula Student competition.

22 March 2018

Loughborough University’s UNISON branch wins two awards

Loughborough University’s UNISON branch has won two prizes at this year’s Branch of the Year Awards.

22 March 2018

New research centre to focus on misinformation and hate speech online

A new research centre looking at the impact of social media on the spread of misinformation and the rise of hate speech and incivility has been launched by Loughborough University.

23 March 2018

Car parking charges for 2018-19

In April 2018 the Government will change some of the salary sacrifice arrangements currently available to employees in the UK.

23 March 2018

Your chance to nominate staff members who go above and beyond

Have you received excellent service from a staff member of Campus Services? Do you know someone from the team that goes above and beyond to help others?

23 March 2018

Design project launches tools to support employment opportunities in lower income countries

A number of tools and resources that encourage product and industrial designers to rethink the ways in which they use materials have been launched following a successful social impact research project led by Loughborough University.

26 March 2018

Learn to care for fruit trees on-campus - event rescheduled

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Fruit Routes pruning event had to be cancelled last week but it has been rescheduled to take place this Wednesday (28 March).

26 March 2018

Academics install early-warning landslide technology in Myanmar

Two Loughborough academics have installed technology in Myanmar that could revolutionise landslide monitoring and protect vulnerable communities.

26 March 2018

The Academic Language Support Service (ALSS) has now launched

The new Academic Language Support Service has now launched.

27 March 2018

Imago Venues prepares for £3m rolling refurbishment of Burleigh Court

In April 2018, Loughborough based Imago Venues will start the first phase of a multi-million pound refurbishment of the 186 bedrooms in Burleigh Court, the portfolio’s flagship four star hotel and conference centre.

27 March 2018

Additional EAP counselling provision now available to staff

The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) currently offers 24/7 confidential support to staff members on a range of issues, from workplace stress to financial worries.

27 March 2018

Semester 2 exam timetable available

The timetable for Semester 2 Examinations is now available on LEARN.

27 March 2018

Video series highlights excellence at Loughborough

As part of the 2016/17 annual review, the Corporate Communications team have commissioned a series of videos that highlight the stories of some of the groups and individuals who, through their dedication and achievements, have contributed to a hugely successful year at Loughborough.

27 March 2018

GDPR: Data Protection legislation is changing

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018, replacing the Data Protection Act (1998). This web page outlines what the GDPR is, what the University is doing to prepare for its introduction and the steps you need to take.

28 March 2018

Student entrepreneurs need your vote!

Students Matt Pritchard and James Powell-Tuck are hoping to win a national competition with their start-up that allows diners to find restaurants offering discounts in order to fill empty tables – and they need your help!

28 March 2018

Loughborough’s Kay England to take on role as chair of Meetings Industry Association

Kay England, chief executive of Imago Venues and director of campus services at Loughborough University, has been elected as chair of the Meetings Industry Association’s (mia) council.

28 March 2018

Loughborough shortlisted for 2018 Guardian University Award

Loughborough University has been shortlisted for a 2018 Guardian University Award.

29 March 2018

Expert comment: ball-tampering in cricket “should not be a surprise”

In wake of the recent scandal, Dr Dominic Malcolm, Reader in Sociology of Sport at Loughborough University, examines how much of a problem ball-tampering is in cricket and if the news should come as a surprise.

29 March 2018

Ten tips for healthy (and sustainable) ways to eat your Easter egg

Easter’s dedication to confectionary provides consumers with excuses to overindulge – but also with dilemmas about diet and sustainability. Here Dr Jon Seaton, of Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics, looks at the best ways to be healthy and responsible.

29 March 2018

Tickets available for ATP Challenger Tour event

Tickets will soon be available for the $100,000 ATP Challenger Tour event taking place at Loughborough University in May.