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British Psychological Society ‘Book of the Year’ award for groundbreaking mental health textbook

British Psychological Society ‘Book of the Year’ award for groundbreaking mental health textbook

A book co-authored by Dr John Cromby from Loughborough University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences has won a highly prestigious British Psychological Society ‘Book of the Year’ award.

Issued on 31 October 2014

Report calls on the Airports Commission to adequately consider surface access

Report calls on the Airports Commission to adequately consider surface access

A report undertaken by Loughborough University for the Independent Transport Commission (ITC) is released today (Wednesday 29 October).

Issued on 29 October 2014

Performance psychologist receives prestigious fellowship

Performance psychologist receives prestigious fellowship

Dr. David Fletcher, from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, has received a fellowship from the Association of Applied Sport Psychology.

Issued on 28 October 2014

Hockey legend supports Loughborough programme

Hockey legend supports Loughborough programme

Australian international Jamie Dwyer has visited Loughborough University to work with the performance hockey squads based on campus.

Issued on 28 October 2014

National Cricket Performance Centre at Loughborough University becomes ICC-accredited testing centre

National Cricket Performance Centre at Loughborough University becomes ICC-accredited testing centre

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced that the National Cricket Performance Centre (NCPC) at Loughborough University has been accredited as an ICC centre for testing suspected illegal bowling actions.

Issued on 23 October 2014

Winter weaving workshops

Winter weaving workshops

Award-winning Loughborough graduate Emily Whitesmith – founder of Weaversmith – is bringing her popular hand-weaving workshops to the University campus.

Issued on 22 October 2014

Failure breeds success

Failure breeds success

Loughborough Students’ Union is hosting Fail Forward Loughborough’s second Failure Day on Saturday 15 November.

Issued on 22 October 2014

Hydrogen powered cars are coming, says Loughborough University researcher

Hydrogen powered cars are coming, says Loughborough University researcher

Cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells will challenge the dominance of petrol and diesel cars in Britain in the near future, according to a Loughborough University researcher.

Issued on 20 October 2014

University to host exhibition and conference on football fans’ views of the beautiful game

University to host exhibition and conference on football fans’ views of the beautiful game

An exhibition that celebrates the passions and emotions of football fans across Europe is being held at Loughborough University this week.

Issued on 20 October 2014

Loughborough’s School of Business and Economics launches Government-backed small business Growth Voucher Scheme

Loughborough’s School of Business and Economics launches Government-backed small business Growth Voucher Scheme

The School of Business and Economics has teamed up with the Government’s Growth Voucher programme to help businesses access and pay for the advice they need to grow.

Issued on 16 October 2014

Loughborough academic’s book aimed at improving patient safety in hospitals

Loughborough academic’s book aimed at improving patient safety in hospitals

Loughborough University academic Dr Patrick Waterson has produced a book on the culture of patient safety in hospitals.

Issued on 16 October 2014

Loughborough University research reveals variation in child poverty across UK

Loughborough University research reveals variation in child poverty across UK

Research undertaken by Loughborough University for The Campaign to End Child Poverty published today (Wednesday 15 October) shows big variations in child poverty across the UK.

Issued on 14 October 2014

Loughborough University to host largest graduate recruitment fair

Loughborough University to host largest graduate recruitment fair

More than 190 organisations are aiming to recruit Loughborough students and graduates next week when the University hosts the country’s largest campus-based graduate careers fair.

Issued on 14 October 2014

East Midlands secondary school pupils urged to enter photography competition

East Midlands secondary school pupils urged to enter photography competition

Pupils at every secondary school in the East Midlands have been invited to enter a photography competition staged by Loughborough University.

Issued on 13 October 2014

Loughborough expert to give London talks on children’s fussy eating

Loughborough expert to give London talks on children’s fussy eating

Parents, carers and professionals in London are to be given advice on how to combat fussy eating among children by a Loughborough University expert.

Issued on 10 October 2014

AIM Gold for Loughborough University’s flagship hotel and conference venue

AIM Gold for Loughborough University’s flagship hotel and conference venue

imago, Loughborough University’s conference and events section, has achieved AIM Gold, the highest level of venue accreditation for its flagship venues - Burleigh Court and Holywell Park.

Issued on 10 October 2014

Loughborough rises to 13th in Times Higher Education ‘Table of Tables’

Loughborough rises to 13th in Times Higher Education ‘Table of Tables’

Loughborough has climbed three places to 13th in the seventh annual Times Higher Education ‘Table of Tables’, which is published today (9 October).

Issued on 9 October 2014

Second run for hugely successful Innovation and Enterprise MOOC

Second run for hugely successful Innovation and Enterprise MOOC

Loughborough’s award-winning free MOOC (massive open online course) in Innovation and Enterprise is to be run for a second time this year.

Issued on 8 October 2014

Loughborough graduate’s anthology now available from Amazon

Loughborough graduate’s anthology now available from Amazon

Loughborough University graduate company The Student Wordsmith’s first anthology – You is for University – is now available to buy via Amazon.

Issued on 7 October 2014

The world’s first self-maintaining tropical fish tank is selected for WIRED2014

The world’s first self-maintaining tropical fish tank is selected for WIRED2014

Loughborough University graduate Suzy Shelley has been chosen to present her fish tank that never needs cleaning or filter changing at WIRED2014, a showcase of the world’s most exciting new technologies.

Issued on 7 October 2014

Personal climate predictions offered by new art installation

Personal climate predictions offered by new art installation

A new artwork unveiled at Loughborough University’s Library is predicting the future of the weather.

Issued on 7 October 2014

Surfing can prevent suicidal feelings in combat veterans with PTSD, says Loughborough researcher

Surfing can prevent suicidal feelings in combat veterans with PTSD, says Loughborough researcher

Surfing can help improve well-being in combat veterans experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder and even avert suicidal feelings, according to a Loughborough University researcher.

Issued on 6 October 2014

ATLAS & I goes global

ATLAS & I goes global

Loughborough graduate Sophie Kirkpatrick’s iconic artwork, Traffic Silhouette over a vintage map of central London, is now available to buy as an IKEA poster.

Issued on 3 October 2014

Loughborough University tops Lloyds Bank Quality of Student Life Survey

Loughborough University tops Lloyds Bank Quality of Student Life Survey

Students at Loughborough University have the best quality of student life, according to a national survey conducted by Lloyds Bank.

Issued on 3 October 2014

Renewables could satisfy Britain’s electricity needs by 2050, says Loughborough expert

Renewables could satisfy Britain’s electricity needs by 2050, says Loughborough expert

Britain could generate all its electricity from renewable sources by 2050 if politicians grasp the nettle,according to a Loughborough University expert on wind energy.

Issued on 6 October 2014

Scholarships for distance learning postgrad courses at the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)

Scholarships for distance learning postgrad courses at the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)

Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) is offering a number of post graduated scholarships.

Issued on 2 October 2014

Art project revisits Loughborough University’s craft traditions from the past

Art project revisits Loughborough University’s craft traditions from the past

The tradition of students helping to build and create Loughborough University’s campus is being revisited as part of a new art project by LU Arts.

Issued on 2 October 2014

Conference will provide insight into responsible sourcing in the construction industry

Conference will provide insight into responsible sourcing in the construction industry

A conference taking place later this year at Loughborough University is set to provide a unique insight into the latest developments on responsible sourcing in the construction industry.

Issued on 2 October 2014

Loughborough academic set to investigate David Cameron’s flagship volunteer scheme

Loughborough academic set to investigate David Cameron’s flagship volunteer scheme

A Loughborough University academic is set to investigate the impact one of Prime Minister David Cameron’s flagship Big Society projects is having on society and young people.

Issued on 1 October 2014

Loughborough awarded double bronze in Athena SWAN scheme

Loughborough awarded double bronze in Athena SWAN scheme

Loughborough University’s commitment to advancing women’s careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine has been recognised by the Athena SWAN awards scheme.

Issued on 1 October 2014

Manchester United to make return visit to Loughborough University

Manchester United to make return visit to Loughborough University

A ‘Manchester United Youth XI’ is returning to play at Loughborough University Stadium against the Students football team on Tuesday 21 October.

Issued on 1 October 2014