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STEM Community Day 2017 celebrates British Science Week

Loughborough University is running STEM Community Day on 25 March to celebrate British Science Week 2017.

The popular annual event returns to campus, inviting people of all ages to get involved with a series of hands-on activities, workshops, demonstrations and mini-lectures celebrating all things STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

Activities are suitable for school-aged children, but are fun and engaging for everyone. Participants can try their hand at creating electrical circuits, find out how to become a ‘citizen scientist’, walk on custard and play the piano with fruit; learning from academics and current students in STEM-related departments within the University.

British Science Week is a UK-wide programme of events and activities celebrating science, technology, engineering and maths, taking place 10 – 19 March 2017.

Katy Noble, Student Recruitment Officer at the University, said: “We’re excited to present a day of interactive, engaging events which really show the wide variety of STEM-related subjects – from the things we come across in our everyday lives, to the ground-breaking research that takes place here at Loughborough.”

The event is free to attend and runs from 1pm – 5pm on 25 March in the Stewart Mason building on the Loughborough University campus.

Further details, including the full programme for the day, are available on the event website.

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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, named the best university in the world to study sports-related subjects in the 2017 QS World University Rankings and top in the country for its student experience in the 2016 THE Student Experience Survey.

Loughborough was ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2017 and 7th in The UK Complete University Guide 2017 and was also named Sports University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.

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.

The Loughborough University London campus is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities. It is home to influential thought leaders, pioneering researchers and creative innovators who provide students with the highest quality of teaching and the very latest in modern thinking.

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