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Gap widens between income and the cost of living, new research reveals

Gap widens between income and the cost of living, new research reveals

New research from Loughborough University published today reveals that the gap between people’s incomes and the amount they need to cover their essential costs has widened dramatically since 2008.

Issued on 1 July 2015

Counter-terrorism measures must account for attackers’ emotions, says new study

Counter-terrorism measures must account for attackers’ emotions, says new study

Counter-terrorism officials must acknowledge that terrorists are not fully rational if future attacks are to be prevented, say the authors of a study on counter-terrorism modelling published this month.

Issued on 1 July 2015

Conference offers an insider’s view of General Election campaign

Conference offers an insider’s view of General Election campaign

Discover what the party strategists, pollsters and media thought of the 2015 General Election campaign at a Loughborough University conference taking place in Westminster.

Issued on 1 July 2015

Experts provide top tips for staying cool in the record temperatures

Experts provide top tips for staying cool in the record temperatures

With temperatures this week touted as some of the hottest on record, Loughborough University’s experts offer advice on keeping cool.

Issued on 1 July 2015

Loughborough well represented at World University Games

Loughborough well represented at World University Games

Loughborough University is proud to be playing a major role in the Great Britain team heading to the World University Games, otherwise known as Universiade, which gets underway in South Korea today.

Issued on 3 July 2015

Pioneering project celebrates 10 years of success

Pioneering project celebrates 10 years of success

Loughborough University, the University of Leicester and De Montfort University are holding their tenth Summer School event to help raise the aspirations of young people in care.

Issued on 6 July 2015

Loughborough Design School student wins top award at New Designers exhibition

Loughborough Design School student wins top award at New Designers exhibition

Loughborough University Design School student Henry Buckley has won a top award at this year's New Designers exhibition in London thanks to his clever and innovative design project.

Issued on 6 July 2015

Sporting success all over the world

Sporting success all over the world

It was a magical weekend for Loughborough sport as current and former students won national and international medals in no fewer than seven different sports.

Issued on 6 July 2015

Aeronautical Engineering MEng students win two awards in the iMechE’s first UAS Challenge competition

Aeronautical Engineering MEng students win two awards in the iMechE’s first UAS Challenge competition

Ten, final year Aeronautical Engineering MEng students, won the Design and Most Viable Business Proposition Awards at the iMechE’s first UAS Challenge competition.

Issued on 7 July 2015

Year 12 students get a Headstart in engineering courses at Loughborough University

Year 12 students get a Headstart in engineering courses at Loughborough University

School students from across the country are visiting Loughborough University this week as part of the annual Headstart programme.

Issued on 8 July 2015

Renowned University sculptor wins prestigious award

Renowned University sculptor wins prestigious award

Loughborough University School of the Arts lecturer John Atkin has won the prestigious Excellence Award for the China Fuzhou International Sculpture Competition 2015.

Issued on 8 July 2015

Tennis parent education programme aims to help develop Britain’s next Wimbledon star

Tennis parent education programme aims to help develop Britain’s next Wimbledon star

With the Wimbledon final just days away, the spotlight is once again on tennis and how Britain can produce future champions like grand slam winner Andy Murray.

Issued on 9 July 2015

Loughborough University funding helps community groups

Loughborough University funding helps community groups

Loughborough University has supported ten local community groups in its latest round of community donations

Issued on 9 July 2015

Successfully designing for happiness

Successfully designing for happiness

Loughborough Design School lecturer Dr Carolina Escobar Tello was amongst the speakers at the WebVisions Barcelona event earlier this month.

Issued on 9 July 2015

Success for Loughborough graduate company Pavegen

Success for Loughborough graduate company Pavegen

Loughborough University graduate company Pavegen have smashed their crowdfunding venture by raising nearly £2m from online investors.

Issued on 10 July 2015

Loughborough University academics honoured with awards at graduation

Loughborough University academics honoured with awards at graduation

Four Loughborough University academics are set to be presented with a Research-informed Teaching Award as part of this year’s graduation ceremonies.

Issued on 13 July 2015

Two F1 engineers to be honoured at Loughborough graduation ceremonies

Two F1 engineers to be honoured at Loughborough graduation ceremonies

Two Formula 1 engineers and a RAF test pilot are amongst the honorary graduates to be celebrated during Loughborough University’s graduation ceremonies this week (14-17 July).

Issued on 13 July 2015

Loughborough University Conference will discuss global water supply and sanitation issues

Loughborough University Conference will discuss global water supply and sanitation issues

An international conference being held at Loughborough University later this month is set to examine the issues of global water supply and sanitation

Issued on 13 July 2015

Loughborough University’s Class of 2015 honoured at graduation ceremonies

Loughborough University’s Class of 2015 honoured at graduation ceremonies

This week, Loughborough University will honour thousands of students in its summer graduation ceremonies.

Issued on 14 July 2015

Graduate awarded 10K and reaches national final for innovative invention

Graduate awarded 10K and reaches national final for innovative invention

Product Design Engineering graduate and founder of Version 22, Simon Lyons has made the final shortlist for The Inclusive Technology Prize 2015.

Issued on 14 July 2015

Loughborough graduates gain professional roles to be proud of

Loughborough graduates gain professional roles to be proud of

Over 94% of Loughborough graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduating from the University according to the latest Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey.

Issued on 15 July 2015

Loughborough University student wins award for Engineering innovation

Loughborough University student wins award for Engineering innovation

Alister Smith, from Loughborough University, has received the prestigious Hawley Award for Engineering Innovation.

Issued on 15 July 2015

Loughborough Students’ Union win Education Award

Loughborough Students’ Union win Education Award

Loughborough Students’ Union have won the Education Award at this year’s NUS annual celebration held on 8 July.

Issued on 15 July 2015

Loughborough study reveals standing desks in schools could help tackle sedentary behaviour

Loughborough study reveals standing desks in schools could help tackle sedentary behaviour

How best to combat sedentary behaviour in primary schools and encourage children to become more active has formed the basis of two new pilot studies.

Issued on 17 July 2015

Loughborough secure 35th consecutive BUCS title

Loughborough secure 35th consecutive BUCS title

Last night it was confirmed that Loughborough Students have been crowned British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) champions for the 35th consecutive year.

Issued on 17 July 2015

The highs and lows of the General Election – insider’s view offered at Conference

The highs and lows of the General Election – insider’s view offered at Conference

Political strategists, journalists and academics gathered in Westminster this week for a Loughborough University conference focussing on the media coverage of the 2015 General Election campaign.

Issued on 17 July 2015

Is there room for being both a sports fan and an employee? New research reveals impact of fandom on those who work in sport

Is there room for being both a sports fan and an employee? New research reveals impact of fandom on those who work in sport

Being a fan of a sports team can boost the commitment of employees working in the professional sport industry, and significantly influence their attitude at work.

Issued on 20 July 2015

Action spend 26,000 hours volunteering to support community groups

Action spend 26,000 hours volunteering to support community groups

Loughborough Students' Union Action has spent 26,000 hours volunteering this year to help support charities and community groups.

Issued on 21 July 2015

Loughborough University plays important role in first ever Zambian National Sport Development Conference

Loughborough University plays important role in first ever Zambian National Sport Development Conference

Loughborough University is proud to have played a significant role in the development of the first ever Zambian National Sport Development Conference, which takes place in Lusaka on the 27th and 28th July.

Issued on 23 July 2015

Loughborough University Fine Art student debuts sculpture to celebrate Ladybird Book’s centenary

Loughborough University Fine Art student debuts sculpture to celebrate Ladybird Book’s centenary

Loughborough University Fine Art student Paula Riley has designed and created a sculpture to celebrate 100 years of Ladybird Books.

Issued on 24 July 2015

Loughborough scientists’ new chemical blueprint could be the answer to tackling stone theft

Loughborough scientists’ new chemical blueprint could be the answer to tackling stone theft

Scientists at Loughborough University hope their early trials of a new chemical blueprint technique could assist a crackdown on stone theft.

Issued on 27 July 2015

Loughborough University amongst student top five

Loughborough University amongst student top five

Loughborough University is amongst the top five UK universities according to online review platform, StudentCrowd.

Issued on 27 July 2015

Sir Nigel Rudd, DL, to step down as Loughborough University Chancellor

Sir Nigel Rudd, DL, to step down as Loughborough University Chancellor

After five years’ service as Loughborough University Chancellor Sir Nigel Rudd, DL, has announced that he will be stepping down.

Issued on 27 July 2015

Loughborough hurdlers heading for World Championships

Loughborough hurdlers heading for World Championships

Recent graduates Niall Flannery and Meghan Beesley have been announced in the GB & NI team for the World Athletics Championships, taking place in Beijing from 22nd to 30th August.

Issued on 29 July 2015

Webb Ellis Cup heading to Loughborough University

Webb Ellis Cup heading to Loughborough University

Calling all rugby fans – the World Cup Trophy is coming to Loughborough University on Thursday 13th August between 3pm and 5pm!

Issued on 3 August 2015