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Community day will celebrate British Science Week

Loughborough University is running a community day this month to celebrate British Science Week.

The annual event is back on campus on 12 March and organisers are inviting people of all ages to get involved.

Activities and stands will be run by a number of academics from across the University’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths departments throughout the day. There will also be a number of sessions from local schools as well as various ‘science busking’ demonstrations.

Participants will also be able to try ‘walking on custard’ and create ‘human sized bubbles’ which have been very popular in previous years.

The event is free to attend and will run from 1pm – 5pm on 12 March in James France and Stewart Mason Buildings on Loughborough University campus. 

The community day is being run as a part of British Science Week. British Science Week is a UK-wide programme of events and activities celebrating science, technology, engineering and maths. This year it is taking place from 11 – 20 March.

Sian Williams, Subject Outreach Specialist at the University, said: “We are delighted to be running the Community Day for another year, it really is a fantastic event with something for all the family. We look forward to welcoming people onto campus.”

For more information on the community day or British Science Week, please click here.

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Press release reference number: PR 16/31

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Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, putting it among the best universities in the world, and was named University of the Year in the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2015.Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. It was 2nd in the 2015 THE Student Experience Survey and was named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

In September 2015 the University opened an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.

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