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2014 news archive

Netball legend Olivia Murphy returns to Loughborough Lightning

Netball legend Olivia Murphy returns to Loughborough Lightning

Loughborough Lightning have today announced the welcome return of former England international Olivia Murphy to the coaching team, ahead of the 2015 Netball Superleague season.

Issued on 30 September 2014

Loughborough University receives funding to create more opportunities for students to play sport

Loughborough University receives funding to create more opportunities for students to play sport

Students at Loughborough University will have more chances to play sport thanks to £149,712 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s University Sport Activation Fund.

Issued on 25 September 2014

Children’s after-school activities leaving middle class mums worn out, says Loughborough study

Children’s after-school activities leaving middle class mums worn out, says Loughborough study

Many middle class mums are exhausted because of their children’s after-school activities, according to a Loughborough University academic.

Issued on 26 September 2014

Loughborough Sport to compete in new National Badminton League

Loughborough Sport to compete in new National Badminton League

Loughborough Sport will be competing in the new National Badminton League (NBL) – the UK’s first ever professional national league - which starts this autumn.

Issued on 24 September 2014

#WEAREHERE! Vice Chancellor and Students’ Union President help launch welcome campaign for Loughborough students

#WEAREHERE! Vice Chancellor and Students’ Union President help launch welcome campaign for Loughborough students

The Vice Chancellor and LSU President have helped to kick-start an innovative welcome campaign for the University’s new students.

Issued on 24 September 2014

Direct Vision lorries would save hundreds of lives, says Loughborough study

Direct Vision lorries would save hundreds of lives, says Loughborough study

A longer, more aerodynamic cab with better vision for lorry drivers could save the lives of hundreds of cyclists and pedestrians, according to a new study by academics at Loughborough University’s Design School.

Issued on 23 September 2014

Loughborough academic invited to speak at TEDxBermuda event

Loughborough academic invited to speak at TEDxBermuda event

A Loughborough University academic who has developed a pioneering approach to communication skills training has been invited to speak at the annual TEDxBermuda event.

Issued on 23 September 2014

Loughborough engineer aiming to make powdered milk taste like the real thing

Loughborough engineer aiming to make powdered milk taste like the real thing

Powdered milk could taste more like the real thing in the near future thanks to a project involving a Loughborough University chemical engineer.

Issued on 22 September 2014

Loughborough University leaps to 13th in Times Good University Guide

Loughborough University leaps to 13th in Times Good University Guide

Loughborough University has risen to 13th place in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015.

Issued on 19 September 2014

Loughborough graduate reaches international round of major design competition

Loughborough graduate reaches international round of major design competition

A Loughborough University graduate has reached the international stage of a major design competition thanks to his inflatable incubator for disaster zones that costs just £250.

Issued on 18 September 2014

Loughborough trio in frame to win national engineering trophy competition

Loughborough trio in frame to win national engineering trophy competition

Three Loughborough University students are in the running to win a national engineering trophy competition.

Issued on 17 September 2014

New Centre will examine data more intelligently

New Centre will examine data more intelligently

Loughborough University’s new Centre for Data Science aims to develop more effective ways to unlock insights from rich, complex information.

Issued on 17 September 2014

Graduate company installs world’s first people-powered football pitch in Rio de Janeiro

Graduate company installs world’s first people-powered football pitch in Rio de Janeiro

In partnership with Shell, Pavegen installed 200 tiles into the redeveloped pitch at Morro da Mineira which was recently opened by global football legend, and Shell ambassador, Pelé.

Issued on 17 September 2014

Driverless cars feature of £600,000 integrated transport project led by Loughborough University

Driverless cars feature of £600,000 integrated transport project led by Loughborough University

Loughborough University is set to lead a £600,000 project which will help the government in its aim to introduce a fully integrated transport system complete with driverless cars.

Issued on 17 September 2014

Co-ordinated plans aim to ensure smooth start to University academic year

Co-ordinated plans aim to ensure smooth start to University academic year

With the start of the new University academic year rapidly approaching the University and its partners are finalising plans to welcome new and returning students to Loughborough to ensure they quickly settle into life both on campus and in the community.

Issued on 16 September 2014

Police and Fire Service ‘abseil’ teams tackle Loughborough University’s tallest building

Police and Fire Service ‘abseil’ teams tackle Loughborough University’s tallest building

Specialist rope teams from Leicestershire Police and the Fire and Rescue Service put in some vital abseil training at Loughborough University after borrowing the tallest building on campus.

Issued on 16 September 2014

Lack of support for children returning home from care urgently needs addressing

Lack of support for children returning home from care urgently needs addressing

New research undertaken by Loughborough University for the NSPCC shows that the Government is spending £300 million a year as a result of the breakdown of children’s return home from care.

Issued on 15 September 2014

Study aims to explore benefits of standing desks in Leicestershire hospitals

Study aims to explore benefits of standing desks in Leicestershire hospitals

A Loughborough University academic expects workers in Leicestershire’s hospitals to feel ‘more energised and better psychologically” after using sit-stand desks during a £500,000 study.

Issued on 12 September 2014

New weapon will help fight against metal theft from historic buildings

New weapon will help fight against metal theft from historic buildings

Light-fingered thieves who steal from Britain’s oldest and most treasured buildings are to be caught red-handed - and brown and black - thanks to a forensic detection system developed by Loughborough scientists.

Issued on 10 September 2014

Loughborough leads £3m drive to improve Low Carbon Vehicle technologies

Loughborough leads £3m drive to improve Low Carbon Vehicle technologies

Loughborough University is set to lead a £3.3m research project aimed at improving the technologies that will propel the next generation of low carbon vehicles.

Issued on 8 September 2014

Loughborough Students add former internationals to coaching team

Loughborough Students add former internationals to coaching team

Loughborough Students’ Rugby Union have bolstered their coaching set-up with the addition of two former international players - England hooker George Chuter and Scotland Seven’s scrum half Ciaran Beattie.

Issued on 10 September 2014

Loughborough to stage international design conference

Loughborough to stage international design conference

Loughborough University is set to host the 17th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education in 2015.

Issued on 5 September 2014

Crowdfunding success for Geco Hub – the stylish way to stop losing things

Crowdfunding success for Geco Hub – the stylish way to stop losing things

Award-winning graduate designer Simon Lyons has raised over £25,000 to take Geco Hub – his fun and colourful storage system – to market.

Issued on 3 September 2014

Internationally-recognised standard puts Loughborough among environmental elite

Internationally-recognised standard puts Loughborough among environmental elite

Loughborough University has achieved the highest possible Platinum Award in the national EcoCampus scheme and gained accreditation to the internationally-recognised environmental management standard ISO 14001.

Issued on 5 September 2014

Loughborough University seeks to appoint lay members of its governing body

Loughborough University seeks to appoint lay members of its governing body

Loughborough University is seeking to fill a small number of vacancies for lay members on its governing body, the Council, which is responsible for effective governance and oversees the University’s future development.

Issued on 30 September 2014