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Student wins international prize for life-saving device

Student wins international prize for life-saving device

Loughborough University student Sam Wheelhouse has won one of the top prizes at the world’s biggest science and engineering fair for his life-saving alarm system.

Issued on 31 May 2013

Artists and Designers showcase their talent

Artists and Designers showcase their talent

The degree shows from Loughborough University’s School of the Arts and Design School will be open to the public during June, providing the opportunity to view the stunning work of up and coming artists and designers.

Issued on 31 May 2013

Laundry research leads to international design competition

Laundry research leads to international design competition

A Loughborough Design School PhD student has organised an innovative home design competition following his research into how different cultures carry out daily household tasks.

Issued on 29 May 2013

University apiary creates a buzz

University apiary creates a buzz

Local bees now have a new home in Loughborough thanks to a project that has seen an apiary developed on the University campus.

Issued on 28 May 2013

Community groups boosted by University Funding

Community groups boosted by University Funding

Community activities as diverse as storytelling and gardening have been supported by Loughborough University in the latest round of awards from its Community Donations Fund.

Issued on 28 May 2013

Loughborough part of Academic Health Science Network

Loughborough part of Academic Health Science Network

Loughborough University is part of a new East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN) announced by NHS England today.

Issued on 23 May 2013

Text goodbye to QWERTY?

Text goodbye to QWERTY?

Alternative text input methods for smart phones offer substantial benefits to users and are comparable with common typing speeds found on computer keyboards, according to research by Loughborough University’s Design School.

Issued on 23 May 2013

Making nanostructured components a commercial reality

Making nanostructured components a commercial reality

A new partnership between Loughborough University and MEL Chemicals looks set to make the manufacture of nanostructured ceramic components a commercial reality.

Issued on 21 May 2013

Intelligent Energy and Etisalat announce energy device collaboration

Intelligent Energy and Etisalat announce energy device collaboration

Intelligent Energy’s consumer electronics division selected by telecom, Etisalat for user trial

Issued on 21 May 2013

Unique partnership to support summer and winter Olympians

Unique partnership to support summer and winter Olympians

Loughborough University, GB Bobsleigh and British Athletics are delighted to announce the creation a unique partnership to help British athletes win medals in both summer and winter Olympics.

Issued on 21 May 2013

Voluntary community efforts honoured by University

Voluntary community efforts honoured by University

Loughborough University’s community prizes have been presented to four outstanding student volunteers.

Issued on 20 May 2013

Loughborough University to establish a Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design

Loughborough University to establish a Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design

Loughborough University is joining forces with the Royal Academy of Engineering to establish a Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design.

Issued on 20 May 2013

RLC-Lab and University join forces to inspire next generation of scientists

RLC-Lab and University join forces to inspire next generation of scientists

RLC-Lab, an analytical and chemistry research company has teamed up with Loughborough University to launch a national initiative to support excellence in science education. The service will enable state and private schools and colleges teaching A-level and BTEC science the opportunity to access industry-standard chemical analysis services, free of charge.

Issued on 20 May 2013

Major milestone for Loughborough University’s London campus

Major milestone for Loughborough University’s London campus

iCITY has today signed its deal with the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), marking a major milestone in the establishment of Loughborough University in London.

Issued on 16 May 2013

Olympians out in force for Loughborough International

Olympians out in force for Loughborough International

A number of London 2012 Games Olympians will be competing at the annual Loughborough International Athletics event this weekend on Sunday 19th May.

Issued on 15 May 2013

University technician selected for world’s only professional cycle commuting team

University technician selected for world’s only professional cycle commuting team

A Loughborough Technician has become a member of the world’s only professional cycle commuting team.

Issued on 14 May 2013

Loughborough Dean supports SME report at Downing Street

Loughborough Dean supports SME report at Downing Street

Professor Angus Laing has championed the role business schools play in supporting local businesses at the launch of Lord Young’s Growing Your Business report held today at 10 Downing Street.

Issued on 13 May 2013

Children in care log on to new website

Children in care log on to new website

Leicestershire's children in care are just one click away from support, thanks to a brand new website they've helped to create.

Issued on 13 May 2013

Design student wins ‘Talent of the Future’ award

Design student wins ‘Talent of the Future’ award

A Loughborough University Design School student has won £250 and a work experience placement after being selected as Nimlok’s Talent of the Future winner for 2013.

Issued on 10 May 2013

Lessons for Britain from academic’s research into abuse of Slovakia migrants

Lessons for Britain from academic’s research into abuse of Slovakia migrants

A Loughborough University researcher believes British academics, practitioners and policy-makers can learn valuable lessons from a study he helped put together on the violence, abuse and exploitation of non-European Union migrants in Slovakia.

Issued on 9 May 2013

Loughborough graduate bucks the high street trend

Loughborough graduate bucks the high street trend

A successful entrepreneur and Loughborough University graduate is riding the economic downturn as her bead business grows from strength to strength.

Issued on 8 May 2013

End is nigh for Euro, says Loughborough academic

End is nigh for Euro, says Loughborough academic

The Euro is unlikely to survive in its present form and structure because of ‘fundamental fault-lines’ that have been present since it was adopted in 1999 and have recently come to the surface, according to a Loughborough University financial expert.

Issued on 8 May 2013

Loughborough subjects ranked amongst the world’s elite

Loughborough subjects ranked amongst the world’s elite

Eleven subject areas at Loughborough University have been rated in the top 200 in the world, according to this year's QS World University Rankings by Subject, published today (8 May).

Issued on 8 May 2013

University to host annual Loughborough International Athletics event

University to host annual Loughborough International Athletics event

There will be an opportunity to watch top class track and field at Loughborough University on 19th May with the return of the annual Loughborough International Athletics (LIA) event.

Issued on 7 May 2013

Motoring gadgets help boost driver safety

Motoring gadgets help boost driver safety

Research by Loughborough University has shown that motoring gadgets, such as satellite navigation systems, bring positive changes to drivers’ behaviour, making them feel safer and be more fuel efficient.

Issued on 7 May 2013

Online guide helps readers discover new authors

Online guide helps readers discover new authors

Almost 2,500 adult fiction authors are now included in an online guide that helps signpost readers to new books and authors.

Issued on 7 May 2013

Loughborough University joins the British Museum and four more universities for the FutureLearn revolution

Loughborough University joins the British Museum and four more universities for the FutureLearn revolution

The first free, open, online platform for courses from multiple UK universities and other leading higher education institutions has announced a further five partners today (3 May), including Loughborough University and the British Museum.

Issued on 3 May 2013