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UK Living Wage Rate calculated by Loughborough University rises by 40p

UK Living Wage Rate calculated by Loughborough University rises by 40p

The UK Living Wage rate has risen to £8.25 per hour, an increase of 40p on the 2014 rate, it has been announced today (Monday 2 November).

Issued on 2 November 2015

Loughborough secures funding to help fight the global health threat of antimicrobial resistance

Loughborough secures funding to help fight the global health threat of antimicrobial resistance

Researchers at Loughborough University have secured £545,000 to help tackle growing resistance to antibiotics.

Issued on 2 November 2015

Loughborough Sport win at home on the opening night of the National Badminton League season

Loughborough Sport win at home on the opening night of the National Badminton League season

After falling at the final hurdle last season, Loughborough Sport kicked off their second campaign of the National Badminton League with an impressive victory over local rivals University of Nottingham.

Issued on 3 November 2015

New videos provide practical support for university application process

New videos provide practical support for university application process

A suite of new videos to help guide students through the university application process has been launched today by Loughborough University.

Issued on 3 November 2015

Whole Earth exhibition extended

Whole Earth exhibition extended

The Whole Earth? exhibition will now be on campus until the end of the month, giving staff, students and the community longer to visit the thought provoking display.

Issued on 3 November 2015

New research project into blood test for early diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders

New research project into blood test for early diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders

Loughborough University scientists have begun a research project with Peterborough City Hospital into a new blood test for the early diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders.

Issued on 4 November 2015

New study aims to improve the health of NHS office workers

New study aims to improve the health of NHS office workers

A new study by Loughborough University will be looking at the impact of standing desks on the health of NHS office workers at Leicester’s three hospitals.

Issued on 5 November 2015

University turns red in support of Poppy Appeal

University turns red in support of Poppy Appeal

Loughborough University is lighting up two of its iconic buildings in support of the Poppy Appeal.

Issued on 5 November 2015

New system will help police forces find the optimum location for its officers

New system will help police forces find the optimum location for its officers

A new computer modelling tool which could help police forces to position their officers to provide the optimum response time is being developed at Loughborough University.

Issued on 5 November 2015

Loughborough hosts visit from the Government’s Science and Innovation Network

Loughborough hosts visit from the Government’s Science and Innovation Network

On 5 November Loughborough University welcomed a group of international visitors from the Government's Science and Innovation Network.

Issued on 6 November 2015

Loughborough study explores the effect of sit-to-stand workstations on sedentary behaviour outside of office hours

Loughborough study explores the effect of sit-to-stand workstations on sedentary behaviour outside of office hours

Introducing sit-to-stand workstations in the office significantly reduces sitting at work but can result in slight increases in sitting outside of working hours.

Issued on 6 November 2015

Loughborough-led Manifesto calls for more ethical sourcing in construction

Loughborough-led Manifesto calls for more ethical sourcing in construction

Loughborough University professor is leading a national call for more ethical sourcing within the construction industry.

Issued on 20 November 2015

UK broadcast studio opens at Loughborough

UK broadcast studio opens at Loughborough

Loughborough University is one of three new Jisc UK Broadcast Hubs that will help increase media coverage of academic research.

Issued on 10 November 2015

Free innovation and enterprise e-course launches for 16-18 year olds

Free innovation and enterprise e-course launches for 16-18 year olds

To celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, 16 – 22 November, Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics is launching an e-learning course for secondary school students, years 12 and 13.

Issued on 10 November 2015

Join in the festive fun at Christmas Jumper Day

Join in the festive fun at Christmas Jumper Day

The countdown to Christmas has officially begun, so why not put on your Christmas jumper and head down to Loughborough University for some festive fun on 1 December?

Issued on 11 November 2015

Loughborough IP named most innovative product by LIFTEX2015

Loughborough IP named most innovative product by LIFTEX2015

Aero-Beam, a breakthrough in crane operation technology, has won the Most Innovative Product Award at the LEEA LIFTEX 2015 exhibition and conference.

Issued on 13 November 2015

Work begins on STEMLab at Loughborough University

Work begins on STEMLab at Loughborough University

Work officially began today (16 November) on the new STEMLab building at Loughborough University, with Professor Rachel Thomson, the academic lead for the development, turning the first turf on site.

Issued on 16 November 2015

Study to tackle ‘transient loneliness’

Study to tackle ‘transient loneliness’

Academics hope new research will raise awareness of the issue of ‘transient loneliness’ which affects increasing numbers of people from migrants and carers to students and lone workers.

Issued on 17 November 2015

Loughborough University English student to publish sci-fi fantasy book

Loughborough University English student to publish sci-fi fantasy book

Loughborough University English PhD student Amanda Bigler is set to publish her first novel, The Takers, this month.

Issued on 19 November 2015

Loughborough University take part in Christmas tree festivities

Loughborough University take part in Christmas tree festivities

Loughborough University has got into the festive spirit for the annual Loughborough Christmas tree festival, organised by the town’s All Saints Parish Church.

Issued on 19 November 2015

Success at Fruit Routes Harvest project

Success at Fruit Routes Harvest project

Harvest Festivities which took place on campus as part of the Fruit Routes project went down a treat amongst staff, students and the local community last month.

Issued on 19 November 2015

Loughborough University partners with Causeway to enhance students’ transferable skills

Loughborough University partners with Causeway to enhance students’ transferable skills

The School of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University has announced a partnership with Causeway, a global technology leader in 5D BIM (Building Information Modelling), as the latest development in its pioneering strategy to embed BIM into undergraduate degree and postgraduate programmes.

Issued on 20 November 2015

New research into daylight exposure in heritage buildings to help balance access and conservation

New research into daylight exposure in heritage buildings to help balance access and conservation

Research into the distribution of natural light and its level of exposure in historic buildings has been carried out by Loughborough University on behalf of the National Trust.

Issued on 23 November 2015

Loughborough University student welcomes community to local arts exhibition

Loughborough University student welcomes community to local arts exhibition

A new social initiative to bring together Loughborough University and the wider community is currently underway.

Issued on 23 November 2015

Graduate becomes first Asian Woman Footballer of the year in England

Graduate becomes first Asian Woman Footballer of the year in England

Loughborough graduate MSc student, Aditi Chauhan, has created history by becoming the first Asian Woman Footballer of the year in England.

Issued on 24 November 2015

Energy research at Loughborough set to accelerate following £180m investment

Energy research at Loughborough set to accelerate following £180m investment

Loughborough University is set to play a crucial role in the next step towards the transformation of the UK’s energy sector.

Issued on 25 November 2015

Loughborough rated as Outstanding Global University for sport science in international report

Loughborough rated as Outstanding Global University for sport science in international report

Loughborough has been ranked as one of the Outstanding Global Universities for Sport Science in a new report published by the University of Tsukuba in Japan.

Issued on 26 November 2015

Research shows remote lakes are affected by warming climate

Research shows remote lakes are affected by warming climate

The rate of carbon burial in remote lakes has doubled over the last 100 years, suggesting even isolated ecosystems are feeling the effects of our changing climate.

Issued on 26 November 2015

Loughborough ranked top five for graduate employability in the UK

Loughborough ranked top five for graduate employability in the UK

Loughborough University has been ranked top five in the UK for graduate employability in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

Issued on 27 November 2015

New Professor of Social Policy makes mark in Living Wage and tax credit policy

New Professor of Social Policy makes mark in Living Wage and tax credit policy

Donald Hirsch, Director of the Centre for Research in Social Policy (CRSP) at Loughborough, has been promoted to Professor of Social Policy.

Issued on 27 November 2015

Come and enjoy some festive fun at Christmas Jumper Day

Come and enjoy some festive fun at Christmas Jumper Day

There’s not long left to dig out your festive jumpers ready for Christmas Jumper Day at Loughborough University next week.

Issued on 27 November 2015

Community groups awarded University donations

Community groups awarded University donations

A number of different community initiatives including a Christmas food bank, a gardening project and sporting activities have been supported by Loughborough University in its first round of community donations for the academic year.

Issued on 30 November 2015