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13 Mar 2013

Families flock to University’s Science and Engineering Fair

The giant bubbles proved popular with visitors.

Hundreds of people attended Loughborough University’s annual Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday (March 9), enjoying a fun packed afternoon of hands-on activities.

The fair kicked off the University’s programme of events for National Science and Engineering Week (NSEW). The week aims to celebrate science and engineering and their importance to our lives, giving people the chance to participate in science and engineering activities and experiments, and to engage in related discussions in their local area.

At the fair people of all ages had the chance to take part in a number of interactive challenges, favourites from the event included using a giant Spirograph, walking on custard and stepping inside giant bubbles.

Event organiser Sian Williams said: “We are delighted so many people came along to the fair.  It was a great success and the perfect way to demonstrate how science and engineering play such a crucial part in our everyday lives.

“I would like to thank the staff and students involved in the day and a special thank you goes to the pupils from De Lisle College and Humphrey Perkins School who ran their own activities at the fair.”

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Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. In the 2011 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top universities in the UK, and has topped the Times Higher Education league for the Best Student Experience in England every year since the poll's inception in 2006. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

It is a member of the 1994 Group of 11 leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.

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