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Call for bankers to swear an oath to raise standards in banking

Call for bankers to swear an oath to raise standards in banking

A new report – published by the think tank ResPublica and co-authored by Professor David Llewellyn from Loughborough University – has called for the immediate introduction of an oath for bankers, similar to the Hippocratic Oath, in order to raise accountability and standards in banking.

Issued on 31 July 2014

Help award-winning graduate Simon to launch Geco Hub, and stop losing – in style!

Help award-winning graduate Simon to launch Geco Hub, and stop losing – in style!

Weeks after scooping a national award, enterprising Loughborough graduate Simon Lyons is close to launching a unique storage system to end the frustration of losing things.

Issued on 30 July 2014

Loughborough Vice Chancellor becomes university rep on Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership Board

Loughborough Vice Chancellor becomes university rep on Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership Board

Professor Robert Allison, Vice Chancellor of Loughborough University, has been appointed as the university sector representative on the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) Board.

Issued on 29 July 2014

Professor appointed to Loughborough University in London

Professor appointed to Loughborough University in London

James Skinner has been appointed as Professor of Sport Management and Director of the Institute for Sport Business, one of six new Institutes being established as part of Loughborough University in London.

Issued on 29 July 2014

Loughborough University’s 3D printed skeleton of Richard III on display at new visitor centre

Loughborough University’s 3D printed skeleton of Richard III on display at new visitor centre

From today, visitors will be able to see a 3D printed replica of King Richard III’s skeleton, created by world-leading experts from Loughborough University, as part of the exciting new King Richard III visitor centre now open in Leicester.

Issued on 26 July 2014

£850k funding to enhance facilities at pioneering research centres

£850k funding to enhance facilities at pioneering research centres

Loughborough has been awarded £850,000 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to increase its state-of-the-art equipment at its Centres for Doctoral Training in Embedded Intelligence and Regenerative Medicine.

Issued on 25 July 2014

Loughborough graduate wins major award for redesign of stoma bag

Loughborough graduate wins major award for redesign of stoma bag

Loughborough University graduate Phillip Jackson has won a major award for his innovative redesign of a stoma bag and he is hoping to bring it to market.

Issued on 23 July 2014

Which sport are you made for? Loughborough researchers help to develop Commonwealth Games quiz

Which sport are you made for? Loughborough researchers help to develop Commonwealth Games quiz

Researchers from Loughborough University have helped the BBC to devise an online test that allows people to determine which of the Commonwealth Games’ 22 sports they might be best at.

Issued on 23 July 2014

Smoking linked to working hours, according to Loughborough research

Smoking linked to working hours, according to Loughborough research

People who work long hours find it harder to quit smoking, and those who have given up are more at risk of starting again, according to Loughborough University research.

Issued on 23 July 2014

Loughborough is a five-star university

Loughborough is a five-star university

Loughborough University has achieved a five star rating in an independent assessment of its performance.

Issued on 23 July 2014

Muslims will cope with Ramadan at Commonwealth Games, says Loughborough expert

Muslims will cope with Ramadan at Commonwealth Games, says Loughborough expert

Observing Ramadan will not affect the performances of Muslim athletes at the Commonwealth Games, according to research by a Loughborough University academic.

Issued on 21 July 2014

Loughborough team shortlisted for national enterprise award

Loughborough team shortlisted for national enterprise award

The Loughborough University team who developed the FutureLearn MOOC in Innovation and Enterprise has been shortlisted for the 2014 National Enterprise Educator(NEE) Awards.

Issued on 18 July 2014

Honorary degrees presented today: Thursday 18 July

This week, each day until Friday, Loughborough University is holding its summer graduation ceremonies, at which a total of ten distinguished people will receive honorary degrees.

Issued on 18 July 2014

Honorary degrees presented today: Wednesday 16 July

Honorary degrees presented today: Wednesday 16 July

This week Loughborough is holding its summer graduation ceremonies, at which a total of ten distinguished people will receive honorary degrees.

Issued on 16 July 2014

Honorary degrees presented today: Tuesday 15 July

Honorary degrees presented today: Tuesday 15 July

This week, each day until Friday, Loughborough University is holding its summer graduation ceremonies, at which a total of ten distinguished people will receive honorary degrees.

Issued on 15 July 2014

Good caddie can improve a golfer’s performance by 30-per-cent, according to Loughborough researcher

Good caddie can improve a golfer’s performance by 30-per-cent, according to Loughborough researcher

A good quality caddie relationship can improve a golfer’s performance by 30%, according to new research published today by Loughborough University.

Issued on 15 July 2014

Loughborough obesity researchers appeal for volunteers

Loughborough obesity researchers appeal for volunteers

Loughborough University researchers have appealed for as many volunteers as possible to take part in a study aimed at understanding how exercise affects how much people eat.

Issued on 15 July 2014

Loughborough University to provide home venue for Leicester Riders

Loughborough University to provide home venue for Leicester Riders

Leicester Riders and Loughborough University have agreed a partnership that will see all Riders British Basketball League (BBL) home games return to the University for the 2014/15 season.

Issued on 11 July 2014

Research from Loughborough University underpins climate adaptation report

Research from Loughborough University underpins climate adaptation report

Research by Loughborough University has provided the foundations of a new report from Government advisors on climate change.

Issued on 11 July 2014

Intelligent Energy is named most successful company by UK Science Park Association

Intelligent Energy is named most successful company by UK Science Park Association

Intelligent Energy has won the Most Successful Company Award at The United Kingdom Science Park Association 30th Anniversary Summit.

Issued on 11 July 2014

Study shows sedentary workers most likely to lead inactive lifestyles

Study shows sedentary workers most likely to lead inactive lifestyles

People in the most sedentary jobs are the least likely to be active outside of work, according to a new study from Loughborough University.

Issued on 10 July 2014

Loughborough professor asks whether magnetically levitating trains can run at 3,000km/h

Loughborough professor asks whether magnetically levitating trains can run at 3,000km/h

In today’s edition of The Conversation – an independent news and commentary website produced by academics and journalists – Professor Roger Goodall talks about Maglev trains.

Issued on 10 July 2014

Loughborough academics getting a big laugh out of their research

Loughborough academics getting a big laugh out of their research

Heard the one about 13 Loughborough University academics who did stand-up comedy based on their research - and lived to tell the tale?

Issued on 8 July 2014

Lecture will examine how physical exercise affects weight control

Lecture will examine how physical exercise affects weight control

A Loughborough University academic will be giving a lecture on campus later this month about the relationship between physical activity and weight control.

Issued on 7 July 2014

Impressive Stock Exchange debut for Intelligent Energy

Impressive Stock Exchange debut for Intelligent Energy

Intelligent Energy – the global power technology company founded on Loughborough University research – has launched on the London Stock Exchange.

Issued on 7 July 2014

Loughborough’s Environmental Decathlon project reaches the Green Gown finals

Loughborough’s Environmental Decathlon project reaches the Green Gown finals

Loughborough University has reached the finals of the national 2014 Green Gown Awards, which recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken within the UK’s education sector.

Issued on 4 July 2014

Loughborough researcher wins engineering X Factor

Loughborough researcher wins engineering X Factor

Dr Alex Lyness, an Enterprise Fellow from Loughborough University, has been voted a winner in the national ‘I’m an Engineer, get me out of here!’ competition.

Issued on 4 July 2014

Simon Lyons scoops third consecutive Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Award for Loughborough University

Simon Lyons scoops third consecutive Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Award for Loughborough University

Product Design Engineering graduate and founder of Version 22, Simon Lyons has just been announced undergraduate winner of the national Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards.

Issued on 4 July 2014

Industries from auto to beauty could benefit from new ‘quality control’ system

Industries from auto to beauty could benefit from new ‘quality control’ system

A Loughborough University researcher has developed a computer software system that can be used in quality control in virtually any industry - from car and aerospace to beauty treatments.

Issued on 4 July 2014

Loughborough’s revolutionary device makes machining composites as easy as ‘cutting through butter’

Loughborough’s revolutionary device makes machining composites as easy as ‘cutting through butter’

Loughborough University researchers have developed a device which could revolutionise the way cutting, drilling and milling is done in manufacturing.

Issued on 2 July 2014