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Success at University Community Day

Over 1000 people enjoyed a day of fun filled activities at Loughborough University last weekend to celebrate British Science Week.

The University ran its annual community day with people of all ages invited to get involved.

Visitors took part in a number of interactive and exciting workshops including ‘walking on custard’ and ‘human sized bubbles’. Other activities included dancing with robots, racing solar cars, making seaweed, a visit from the Formula student racing car and team and more.

There were also demonstrations and exhibits from the Science and Engineering departments. Visitors gained an insight into the cutting edge research at the University with a chance to meet staff and students.

The community day is run annually as a part of British Science Week, a UK-wide programme of events and activities celebrating science, technology, engineering and maths.

Sian Williams, Subject Outreach Specialist at the University, said:  “The day was a huge success and we were thrilled to see so many people turn up and get involved in the activities on offer. It’s always great to invite members of the local community onto campus to give them an insight into what the University does.

“We would like to thank 3M and the staff and pupils of Castle Rock High School for their lovely contributions and the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme students.”

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Press release reference number: PR 16/41

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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 the best in the country for its student experience in the 2016 THE Student Experience Survey. It was also named University of the Year in the In the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2015 and Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times.

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. 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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