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Research from Loughborough University confirms Minimum Income Standard for 2014

Research from Loughborough University confirms Minimum Income Standard for 2014

Authoritative new research shows the cost of what the public think is essential has risen.

Issued on 30 June 2014

Student and graduate enterprise celebrated at Think BIG awards night

Student and graduate enterprise celebrated at Think BIG awards night

Design-conscious pet products, personalised exercise programmes to help heart patients recover and a skills boosting programme for young people in South Africa are amongst the business ventures recognised at Think BIG, Loughborough University’s annual celebration of student and graduate enterprise.

Issued on 27 June 2014

Research on 3-D printed wrist splints boost for arthritis sufferers

Research on 3-D printed wrist splints boost for arthritis sufferers

A Loughborough University lecturer has developed a computer software concept that will enable clinicians with no experience in Computer Aided Design (CAD) to design and make custom-made 3D printed wrist splints for rheumatoid arthritis sufferers.

Issued on 27 June 2014

Researchers call for rethink on way alcohol duty is levied

Researchers call for rethink on way alcohol duty is levied

UK supermarkets could be hindering government efforts to reduce the negative impacts of alcohol consumption, by not fully passing tax increases onto the price of the cheapest beers and spirits, researchers say.

Issued on 26 June 2014

Award winning research could influence sportswear company

Award winning research could influence sportswear company

Loughborough student’s research into the body’s sensitivity to skin wetness could influence the design of a major international retailer’s sports clothing.

Issued on 26 June 2014

Thousands expected at Loughborough University open days

Thousands expected at Loughborough University open days

Almost 6,000 potential students will attend our open days tomorrow and Saturday (27 and 28 June), to see the campus, learn more about the courses and sample the Loughborough experience for themselves.

Issued on 26 June 2014

Inaccessible leisure facilities are a barrier to fitness, fun and independence for older people with sight loss

Inaccessible leisure facilities are a barrier to fitness, fun and independence for older people with sight loss

Researchers from Loughborough University have been involved in a ground-breaking research project.

Issued on 25 June 2014

Pupils inspired to go ‘higher’ by Loughborough design students

Pupils inspired to go ‘higher’ by Loughborough design students

Some pupils from two East Midlands schools have been inspired to go on to higher education after working with Loughborough University students.

Issued on 25 June 2014

International Chevening Scholars sample the finer points of cricket at Loughborough

International Chevening Scholars sample the finer points of cricket at Loughborough

A group of international Chevening Scholars from universities around the country gathered at Loughborough this month to learn the ins and outs of cricket.

Issued on 24 June 2014

Loughborough sports psychologist says England can bounce back from their World Cup exit

Loughborough sports psychologist says England can bounce back from their World Cup exit

Dr David Fletcher, a performance psychologist from Loughborough University, says that England can recover from their short-lived World Cup campaign.

Issued on 23 June 2014

Loughborough team win innovation award to help job applicants stand out

Loughborough team win innovation award to help job applicants stand out

A team of Loughborough University students and graduates from the Department of Politics, History and International Relations has been awarded £5,000 of funding in the Summer of Student Innovation competition.

Issued on 23 June 2014

Loughborough University in London – exciting new visualisation released

Loughborough University in London – exciting new visualisation released

An exciting new image of the building in which Loughborough University in London will be based has been released.

Issued on 23 June 2014

Loughborough’s ‘mindfulness’ programme a hit with other universities

Loughborough’s ‘mindfulness’ programme a hit with other universities

A Loughborough University mindfulness meditation programme aimed at de-stressing students with specific learning differences (SpLDs) has attracted interest from other academic institutions.

Issued on 19 June 2014

Loughborough University wins prestigious Times Higher Education award

Loughborough University wins prestigious Times Higher Education award

Loughborough University has won the Departmental ICT Initiative of the Year award at the 2014 Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards – the ‘THELMAs’.

Issued on 18 June 2014

Loughborough's talented designers ready to take on the UK's best

Loughborough's talented designers ready to take on the UK's best

Wheels that power wheelchairs, a tea-maker that does not need tap water, and a device that turns insects into palatable protein.

Issued on 18 June 2014

Jonathon Porritt praises Loughborough’s green campus and urges others to follow suit

Jonathon Porritt praises Loughborough’s green campus and urges others to follow suit

Environmentalist Jonathon Porritt has urged more academic institutions to follow the lead of Loughborough University with their Eat Your Campus project.

Issued on 18 June 2014

Professor David Williams awarded OBE

Professor David Williams awarded OBE

David Williams, Professor of Healthcare Engineering at Loughborough University, has been awarded an OBE for services to science and engineering in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Issued on 17 June 2014

More ‘awareness’ over kitchen design for older people vital, say Loughborough researchers

More ‘awareness’ over kitchen design for older people vital, say Loughborough researchers

Kitchen manufacturers and suppliers need to be more aware of the needs of older people, according to research by Loughborough academics.

Issued on 16 June 2014

Have a wheelie great time at the Big Family Bike Ride

Have a wheelie great time at the Big Family Bike Ride

Cyclists from around the region are gearing up for the Big Family Bike Ride, which returns to Loughborough University later this month.

Issued on 13 June 2014

Scientists set out to develop first ever Hydration Index

Scientists set out to develop first ever Hydration Index

Scientists at Loughborough University are developing an index to identify which drinks provide the most hydration.

Issued on 13 June 2014

Loughborough University academic awarded prestigious National Teaching Fellowship

Loughborough University academic awarded prestigious National Teaching Fellowship

Dr Peter Willmot from Loughborough University has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship – the UK’s most prestigious honour celebrating excellence in higher education teaching and support for learning.

Issued on 12 June 2014

Parties’ plans for £11 billion tax cuts will miss out poorer working families new research shows

Parties’ plans for £11 billion tax cuts will miss out poorer working families new research shows

Research undertaken by Loughborough University shows tax cuts proposed by Labour, Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives at the next election are not a cost effective way of helping low income working families.

Issued on 12 June 2014

Study to measure health benefits of group cycling classes

Study to measure health benefits of group cycling classes

A new study aims to identify the health and fitness benefits of group studio cycling classes for overweight adults.

Issued on 11 June 2014

Study reveals features of resilience and thriving amongst high achievers

Study reveals features of resilience and thriving amongst high achievers

In the annual Queen’s Birthday Honours to be announced this week, a number of ‘high achievers’ will be rewarded for the roles they conduct and perform.

Issued on 11 June 2014

Physical activity expert aims to inspire future students

Physical activity expert aims to inspire future students

One of the world’s leading physical activity experts hopes to inspire local teens to get up and do more at a special lecture at Loughborough University later this month.

Issued on 10 June 2014

University experts develop new child feeding app

University experts develop new child feeding app

Child feeding experts from Loughborough University have developed a new app to help the 50% of parents who report having a child who is a fussy eater.

Issued on 10 June 2014

Buckingham Palace invitation for Loughborough innovator

Buckingham Palace invitation for Loughborough innovator

Daniel Elford has been invited to a showcase at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the economic impact of technology in the UK.

Issued on 9 June 2014

Local pupils celebrate World Environment Day at Loughborough University

Local pupils celebrate World Environment Day at Loughborough University

More than 100 East Midlands school students got to grips with glaciers, bugs and arctic exploration kit at Loughborough University.

Issued on 5 June 2014

Is exercise less effective if you’re overweight?

Is exercise less effective if you’re overweight?

Health experts at Loughborough University want to find out whether overweight and lean people respond to exercise in the same way.

Issued on 5 June 2014

Loughborough engineers help design new water-birth mirror

Loughborough engineers help design new water-birth mirror

Loughborough University engineers have helped design a new tool to make water births safer and easier for both mums-to-be and midwives.

Issued on 4 June 2014

Guardian ranks Loughborough in UK top 15

Guardian ranks Loughborough in UK top 15

The Guardian university league table 2015 has confirmed Loughborough University as the region’s leading higher education institution.

Issued on 3 June 2014

Degree exhibitions will showcase the work of the artists and designers of the future

Degree exhibitions will showcase the work of the artists and designers of the future

Members of the public and potential employers will be able to see the amazing work of students from Loughborough University’s School of the Arts and the Design School when the degree shows are staged later this month.

Issued on 3 June 2014

Proposals announced following University exits consultation

Proposals announced following University exits consultation

Loughborough University has announced proposals for the future arrangement of exits on the south side of campus following analysis of comments received during a recent consultation exercise.

Issued on 3 June 2014

Universities and police to work together in new research partnership

Universities and police to work together in new research partnership

A regional partnership to explore how academic research can help inform police practice and policies has been launched at Loughborough University today (Tuesday 3 June).

Issued on 3 June 2014

Loughborough ‘Hub’ backs Oxford solar scientists

Loughborough ‘Hub’ backs Oxford solar scientists

A project led by Loughborough University has thrown its financial muscle behind a team at Oxford University that is making ‘astonishing’ progress in the development of solar power.

Issued on 3 June 2014

Caterpillar support for scholarships at Loughborough University

Caterpillar support for scholarships at Loughborough University

The Caterpillar Foundation has donated more than £40,000 to support current and future engineering students at Loughborough University.

Issued on 2 June 2014

Loughborough student unveils new theatre production

Loughborough student unveils new theatre production

Writer, theatre maker and Loughborough University PhD student, Michael Pinchbeck is celebrating after his latest production, Bolero was performed at The Nottingham Playhouse at the weekend.

Issued on 2 June 2014

Sculptures by Loughborough University student commemorate First World War

Sculptures by Loughborough University student commemorate First World War

Three steel sculptures commemorating fallen heroes from the First World War have been unveiled in Loughborough’s Queen’s Park.

Issued on 2 June 2014