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University academic appointed to Olympic legacy Select Committee

University academic appointed to Olympic legacy Select Committee

A Loughborough University academic has been invited to play a key role in exploring whether a long lasting legacy from the London 2012 Games is being achieved.

Issued on 28 June 2013

The living standards squeeze tightens as minimum cost of living soars by 25% since downturn

The living standards squeeze tightens as minimum cost of living soars by 25% since downturn

The minimum cost of living has soared by a quarter since the start of the economic downturn, according to a report for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation by Loughborough University, which details the true inflationary pressures facing low income households.

Issued on 28 June 2013

Leicestershire teens get a taste of a top sports University

Leicestershire teens get a taste of a top sports University

Teenagers from schools across Leicestershire took part in an interactive event at Loughborough University this week as part of National School Sport Week.

Issued on 27 June 2013

School attendance and young offending successfully tackled by Intensive Family Support

School attendance and young offending successfully tackled by Intensive Family Support

New research released today (Thursday 27th June) by leading children’s charity Action for Children and Loughborough University shows that Intensive Family Support, which provides 1-2-1 support to “troubled families”, improved school attendance in two-thirds of children being supported and reduced young offending rates in nearly 70% of 11-16 year olds.*

Issued on 27 June 2013

Veterans Minister Mark Francois opens sculpture installation at London Southend Airport

Veterans Minister Mark Francois opens sculpture installation at London Southend Airport

'Searchlight Beacons' reflects the wartime and commercial history of the airport

Issued on 26 June 2013

Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Award makes three in a row for Ross Kemp

Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Award makes three in a row for Ross Kemp

Design graduate Ross Kemp is celebrating a hat trick of awards in one month for his start-up business, Asap Water Crafts, an electric powered, one-person water craft for lifeguards and the leisure market.

Issued on 26 June 2013

Engineering researchers win national entrepreneur award

Engineering researchers win national entrepreneur award

A team from Loughborough University’s Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering has won a prize in the 2013 nationwide Engineering Young Entrepreneur Scheme (YES).

Issued on 26 June 2013

Supporting Uniform to Work Day

Supporting Uniform to Work Day

A University PhD student, who is also an adult volunteer from the Air Training Corps in Loughborough, is wearing his military uniform to work today (Wednesday 26 June) as part of Uniform to Work Day.

Issued on 26 June 2013

Tool to support young carers is piloted in Japan

Tool to support young carers is piloted in Japan

A screening tool developed by Professor Jo Aldridge at Loughborough University is being used to better understand the prevalence of young carers living in Japan.

Issued on 26 June 2013

Student and graduate enterprise celebrated at awards night

Student and graduate enterprise celebrated at awards night

An online directory for Afro hair, an urban fruit and veg growing scheme and a packaging opener for people with impaired grip were amongst the exciting new businesses to win generous cash prizes at Think BIG –Loughborough University’s annual student and graduate enterprise celebration.

Issued on 24 June 2013

University artwork competition launched

University artwork competition launched

Loughborough University is calling on local residents to use their creative talents and enter a competition to design works of art that will be on permanent display on the campus.

Issued on 21 June 2013

Are visa reforms attracting ‘the best and the brightest’ from overseas?

Are visa reforms attracting ‘the best and the brightest’ from overseas?

Researchers at Loughborough University have embarked on a project to explore whether new visa regulations are encouraging the best and the brightest overseas students to set up businesses in Britain.

Issued on 20 June 2013

£180K BHF funding helps Loughborough put Kids FIRST

£180K BHF funding helps Loughborough put Kids FIRST

Researchers at Loughborough University have been awarded more than £180,000 from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to help tackle sedentary lifestyles in children.

Issued on 20 June 2013

University’s e-learning course helping to save lives in developing world

University’s e-learning course helping to save lives in developing world

A new e-learning course designed by Loughborough University is helping to tackle one of the biggest killers of children in the developing world.

Issued on 19 June 2013

New Richard III 3D printed skull presented to Guildhall exhibition

New Richard III 3D printed skull presented to Guildhall exhibition

A new and incredibly detailed 3D printed replica of King Richard III’s skull has been loaned by Loughborough University to the Leicester Guildhall exhibition, which charts the discovery of his remains in the city.

Issued on 18 June 2013

Visit to Loughborough University boosts local industry links with India

Visit to Loughborough University boosts local industry links with India

A delegation of CEOs of Indian businesses and business leaders from the region were on campus recently at an event hosted by the School of Business and Economics.

Issued on 17 June 2013

University students battle to become Britain’s greenest drivers

University students battle to become Britain’s greenest drivers

Two Loughborough University students are to compete in the Formula Student Diesel Eco Driving Challenge powered by Bosch on 18-21 June.

Issued on 17 June 2013

Markets are failing those on lowest incomes

Markets are failing those on lowest incomes

Poorest households in the UK are paying 10p in every £1 more for essential goods and services according to research conducted by a Loughborough expert for Consumer Futures and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).

Issued on 17 June 2013

New sculpture celebrates heritage of Covent Garden

New sculpture celebrates heritage of Covent Garden

A stunning new work by world renowned sculptor John Atkin of Loughborough University has been installed in the heart of London.

Issued on 14 June 2013

Fostering research reaches Westminster

Fostering research reaches Westminster

Findings from a Loughborough University study into extending funding for foster care placements are being used by MPs to argue for amendments to the Children and Families bill.

Issued on 13 June 2013

England selects Loughborough University as Rugby League World Cup 2013 base

England selects Loughborough University as Rugby League World Cup 2013 base

The Rugby Football League has announced that the England squad will be based at Loughborough University in the build-up to and during Rugby League World Cup 2013.

Issued on 13 June 2013

Ross Kemp shortlisted for Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards

Ross Kemp shortlisted for Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards

Design graduate Ross Kemp is one of only five finalists to be shortlisted for the national Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards. Ross, who graduated from Loughborough in 2011 with First Class Honours, was selected for the undergraduate award for Asap Water Crafts, an electric powered, one-person water craft he developed during his final year degree project as a more financially viable and sustainable option for lifeguards and the leisure market.

Issued on 12 June 2013

Prestigious textile prizes for Loughborough Students

Prestigious textile prizes for Loughborough Students

Loughborough University School of the Arts students have scooped an impressive collection of awards in the Bradford Textile Society’s Design Competition.

Issued on 11 June 2013

Free day of events for University Fruit Route project

Free day of events for University Fruit Route project

This summer sees an action packed day of events for the Loughborough University Fruit Routes project.

Issued on 10 June 2013

Loughborough University key partner in new Jaguar Land Rover and EPSRC £10 million virtual engineering research programme

Loughborough University key partner in new Jaguar Land Rover and EPSRC £10 million virtual engineering research programme

Loughborough University has been announced as a key partner in a series of new research projects that will advance the UK’s role in developing virtual simulation technologies.

Issued on 7 June 2013

In tune with nature – new sculptures to become part of beauty spot

In tune with nature – new sculptures to become part of beauty spot

A group of new sculptures is set to be unveiled at a Charnwood beauty spot as part of a project to help budding artists bloom.

Issued on 7 June 2013

Loughborough part of new national centre to reduce sports injuries’ risk

Loughborough part of new national centre to reduce sports injuries’ risk

Loughborough University is part of a new £3m Arthritis Research UK research centre that aims to reduce the impact of sports injuries incurred by elite and recreational sports players and understand why some sport and exercise injuries develop into debilitating osteoarthritis in later life.

Issued on 7 June 2013

Public lecture: The health risks created by clean water

Public lecture: The health risks created by clean water

A public lecture examining the unintended health risks associated with water disinfection is being hosted by Loughborough University.

Issued on 6 June 2013

Midlands energy graduates win prize for eco-friendly fridge coolant technology

Midlands energy graduates win prize for eco-friendly fridge coolant technology

A team of University energy researchers have won first prize in a new national competition, the Energy Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (Energy YES) with their idea for eco-friendly refrigerator cooling units.

Issued on 6 June 2013

Child poverty costs UK £29 billion a year

Child poverty costs UK £29 billion a year

The high levels of child poverty in the UK are currently costing the country at least £29 billion a year – or £1,098 per household – according to new research released today by Loughborough University expert Donald Hirsch.

Issued on 5 June 2013