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2013 news archive

From Loughborough to Westminster, and back again

From Loughborough to Westminster, and back again

A Loughborough University Research Associate has been invited by The Royal Society to talk about her experiences on the Pairing Scheme in 2012, when she was partnered with Nicky Morgan, MP for Loughborough.

Issued on 2 December 2013

School of Business and Economics launches International Summer School

School of Business and Economics launches International Summer School

The School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University is launching its first-ever Summer School for international students.

Issued on 3 December 2013

Loughborough social enterprise partnership scoops local film award

Loughborough social enterprise partnership scoops local film award

Loughborough social enterprise Just Animate partnered with Community Opportunities Loughborough to develop a film production project supporting adults with learning disabilities. The film they produced – Somnium – was entered into the Cheap Thrills Zero Budget Film Festival and won the Best Local Film Award.

Issued on 4 December 2013

Graduate entrepreneur is the youngest member of the Prime Minister's state visit to China

Graduate entrepreneur is the youngest member of the Prime Minister's state visit to China

Loughborough Design graduate and founder of Pavegen Systems, Laurence Kemball-Cook, is the youngest member of the group accompanying David Cameron for a state visit to China. The group consists of 125 delegates including some of the UK’s biggest PLC companies, such as Tesco, Airbus, GSK and Lloyds Bank.

Issued on 4 December 2013

Loughborough academics support research into the viability of solar energy

Loughborough academics support research into the viability of solar energy

Academics at Loughborough University are embarking on a million pound research project into the potential costs and benefits of solar energy in the UK.

Issued on 5 December 2013

Loughborough Research helps shape new Government policy on foster care

Loughborough Research helps shape new Government policy on foster care

Research from Loughborough University’s Centre for Child and Family Research (CCFR) has helped shape a new national policy for young people in foster care.

Issued on 5 December 2013

Loughborough announced as a national centre for swimming

Loughborough announced as a national centre for swimming

British Swimming has unveiled plans to launch two national centres, one of which will be based at Loughborough University, to provide the foundation for the sport as it continues to prepare for the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Issued on 6 December 2013

MP visits University to look at hi-tech laboratory seeking to improve heavy duty vehicle efficiencies

MP visits University to look at hi-tech laboratory seeking to improve heavy duty vehicle efficiencies

Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan has visited a newly installed and commissioned research laboratory at Loughborough University to view progress on an engineering project which is seeking to improve the catalytic conversion efficiencies of exhaust systems in heavy duty vehicles (HDVs).

Issued on 9 December 2013

Successful business recruitment thanks to Loughborough University

Successful business recruitment thanks to Loughborough University

As part of its on-going commitment to increase engagement with local employers, Loughborough University is supporting SMEs across the East Midlands to recruit exceptional graduates to their workforce.

Issued on 9 December 2013

Virgin boss helps launch British life-saving invention on Bondi Beach

Virgin boss helps launch British life-saving invention on Bondi Beach

At the height of Australia's beach season, graduate entrepreneur Ross Kemp will unveil his one-person motorised life-saving craft to its world-famous lifeguard community, starting at Bondi Beach. His invention, Asap, combines the manoeuvrability of a small paddle board with on-board electric propulsion to help reach casualties faster.

Issued on 9 December 2013

Eat Your Campus! Collaborative sustainability project shortlisted for national award

Eat Your Campus! Collaborative sustainability project shortlisted for national award

A pioneering project, involving Loughborough University, the Students’ Union and the local community, has been shortlisted for a Guardian University Award 2014.

Issued on 11 December 2013

Loughborough University-led research team wins global road safety award

Loughborough University-led research team wins global road safety award

Loughborough University’s Transport Safety Research Centre (TSRC) has been presented with the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award in recognition of its ground breaking work in improving road safety.

Issued on 11 December 2013

University boost for Charnwood Connect project

University boost for Charnwood Connect project

A project designed to promote joint working between voluntary and public sector organisations across Charnwood has been boosted by support from Loughborough University.

Issued on 13 December 2013

Calling all small businesses - what do you know and how do you know it?

Calling all small businesses - what do you know and how do you know it?

Academics at Loughborough University are looking to recruit people who work in small companies for a research project looking at how knowledge is learnt and shared.

Issued on 16 December 2013

Loughborough graduate claims fuel cell research award

Loughborough graduate claims fuel cell research award

Loughborough PhD student, Samuel Cruz-Manzo, was one of just three recipients of the 2013 Dr. Bernard S. Baker Student Award for fuel cell research.

Issued on 17 December 2013

Loughborough University Artists launch ‘Made in England’ exhibition in China

Loughborough University Artists launch ‘Made in England’ exhibition in China

John Atkin from Loughborough University’s School of the Arts is leading a group of talented graduate artists in staging a major new exhibition of art in China.

Issued on 17 December 2013

Loughborough design graduate reinvents the toothbrush

Loughborough design graduate reinvents the toothbrush

A Loughborough design graduate aims to reinvent the toothbrush with an innovative new design that improves hygiene, reduces plastic waste, and makes a style statement.

Issued on 18 December 2013

New guides aim to make more disabled people Fit for Life & Sport

New guides aim to make more disabled people Fit for Life & Sport

A series of practical resources to encourage people with a disability to live healthier, more active lifestyles has been developed by Loughborough experts.

Issued on 19 December 2013

Have your say in the Energy Debate

Have your say in the Energy Debate

The Midlands Energy Consortium – a partnership between the universities of Birmingham, Loughborough and Nottingham – is at the forefront of energy research.

Issued on 19 December 2013

Loughborough’s entrepreneurial graduates help drive the global digital economy

Loughborough’s entrepreneurial graduates help drive the global digital economy

The UK is hailed as one of the world’s strongest internet economies and Loughborough University graduates are behind a number of its most promising companies including music and TV discovery service Shazam. Along with Just Eat and PhotoBox, Shazam has recently been selected for Future Fifty, the government’s fast-track programme. Run by Tech City UK, Future Fifty selects high-growth companies to receive “concierge-style” support from mentoring to export assistance and strategic advice.

Issued on 20 December 2013

Loughborough University student named one of the UK’s brightest and best

Loughborough University student named one of the UK’s brightest and best

Catherine Smith, a Sports Science student at Loughborough University, has been named runner-up in the National Student Challenge for the UK’s best and brightest university students.

Issued on 20 December 2013

Stats show young pedigree dogs most at risk of theft

Stats show young pedigree dogs most at risk of theft

Owners of young pedigree dogs should take extra vigilance this Christmas in light of new findings that show this group of canines are most at risk of theft.

Issued on 23 December 2013