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2014 news archive

Research project seeks to examine health and safety considerations of nanotechnology

Research project seeks to examine health and safety considerations of nanotechnology

A Loughborough University research team has won research funding to examine the health and safety considerations of nanotechnology.

Issued on 30 January 2014

Loughborough rises to 16th in international league table

Loughborough rises to 16th in international league table

Loughborough is one of the world’s leading universities under the age of 50, according to new international rankings.

Issued on 30 January 2014

Loughborough students help England to retain the Women’s Ashes

Loughborough students help England to retain the Women’s Ashes

Current Loughborough MCCU players have played their part in helping the England cricket team retain the Women’s Ashes in Australia.

Issued on 29 January 2014

Conference will examine the complex issues surrounding the welfare of children

Conference will examine the complex issues surrounding the welfare of children

A major new conference being organised by Loughborough University will examine the complex issues surrounding the welfare of children.

Issued on 29 January 2014

HPC Midlands – The Future is Here

HPC Midlands – The Future is Here

HPC Midlands is among four winners of The Future is Here competition – jointly run by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and the Design Museum, London.

Issued on 28 January 2014

Study sets out to identify breastfeeding barriers

Study sets out to identify breastfeeding barriers

A new study aims to understand young mums’ attitudes to breastfeeding to inform an innovative educational resource.

Issued on 27 January 2014

Competition highlights talented school poets

Competition highlights talented school poets

A poetry competition organised by Loughborough University has highlighted the writing talent of students in schools across the East Midlands.

Issued on 24 January 2014

Loughborough University invests in a new health and fitness development

Loughborough University invests in a new health and fitness development

Work is underway at Loughborough University to build a brand new health and fitness centre.

Issued on 24 January 2014

Loughborough graduate company Zone3 set for global expansion in 2014

Loughborough graduate company Zone3 set for global expansion in 2014

Loughborough graduate company Zone3 has announced that they will be venturing into overseas markets in 2014.

Issued on 24 January 2014

Households on inadequate incomes increases by a fifth

Households on inadequate incomes increases by a fifth

New research by Loughborough University published today shows the number of households living on an inadequate income has increased by a fifth (900,000) in three years.

Issued on 24 January 2014

Pioneering professor named in science top 100 list

Pioneering professor named in science top 100 list

Loughborough professor Clyde Williams has been named in the Science Council’s list of the UK’s 100 leading practising scientists.

Issued on 23 January 2014

New maths MOOC revealed by FutureLearn

New maths MOOC revealed by FutureLearn

A maths course from Loughborough University is one of eight new massive open online courses (MOOCs) unveiled by FutureLearn today.

Issued on 23 January 2014

Pioneering science outreach initiative surpasses 500th request milestone

Pioneering science outreach initiative surpasses 500th request milestone

A pioneering initiative to support excellence in practical science education has seen over 500 schools and colleges sign up to use the free service - thousands of samples, synthesised by students as part of their studies, have been submitted and analysed using modern laboratory techniques.

Issued on 22 January 2014

Loughborough University – supporting regional recruitment

Loughborough University – supporting regional recruitment

When looking to recruit a high-calibre graduate, East Midlands-based business consultancy TBAT Innovation turned to the Graduates in Business programme managed by Loughborough University.

Issued on 21 January 2014

Deadline approaches for bids to Loughborough University Special Projects Fund

Deadline approaches for bids to Loughborough University Special Projects Fund

Loughborough University is reminding community groups across Charnwood that the end of January is the deadline for bids to its new Special Projects Fund.

Issued on 20 January 2014

Loughborough graduate entrepreneur competes in the IBM SmartCamp Global Final

Loughborough graduate entrepreneur competes in the IBM SmartCamp Global Final

A Loughborough graduate is behind the only start up in the UK to reach the SmartCamp Global Finals to compete for the title of IBM Global Startup of the Year.

Issued on 16 January 2014

Loughborough Basketball Programme supports Riders to Cup glory

Loughborough Basketball Programme supports Riders to Cup glory

Loughborough students have played a significant role on and off the court in supporting Leicester Riders to retain the British Basketball League (BBL) Cup.

Issued on 15 January 2014

Inspirational space scientist gives open lecture at Loughborough

Inspirational space scientist gives open lecture at Loughborough

Renowned space scientist and The Sky At Night TV presenter Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE will talk about the challenges facing women in science at an open lecture at Loughborough University this month.

Issued on 14 January 2014

Loughborough University English and Drama students offer invitation to ‘Run’

Loughborough University English and Drama students offer invitation to ‘Run’

Talented students from Loughborough University’s department of English and Drama are putting the finishing touches to a production they have created, and will perform, entirely themselves.

Issued on 13 January 2014

Nuclear waste the focus of new £8m project

Nuclear waste the focus of new £8m project

Academics at Loughborough University are part of an £8 million research programme looking at ways of dealing with Britain’s nuclear waste.

Issued on 13 January 2014

New Centres aim to develop enterprising researchers to tackle today’s evolving issues

New Centres aim to develop enterprising researchers to tackle today’s evolving issues

Loughborough University is to lead a new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Embedded Intelligence and will be a partner in a second focusing on Carbon Capture and Storage and Cleaner Fossil Energy.

Issued on 10 January 2014

Local authorities say placing children in residential care far from home can help stop risky behaviour but more needs to be done

Local authorities say placing children in residential care far from home can help stop risky behaviour but more needs to be done

New research by the Thomas Coram Research Unit (TCRU) at the Institute of Education with the Centre for Child and Family Research (CCFR) at Loughborough University has found that whilst costs are a key consideration in deciding where to place children, finding a placement to meet the child’s assessed needs is of greater concern.

Issued on 10 January 2014

Will Workplace Challenge make staff fit for business?

Will Workplace Challenge make staff fit for business?

Loughborough researchers have been enlisted to evaluate the impact of a national workplace physical activity and sport challenge that kicked off this week.

Issued on 8 January 2014

Portrait of Tony Blair by Loughborough University academic unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery

Portrait of Tony Blair by Loughborough University academic unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery

A portrait of Tony Blair by Loughborough University artist and academic, Alastair Adams has been unveiled by The National Portrait Gallery, London.

Issued on 8 January 2014

Local leaders renew joint commitment to tackling anti-social behaviour

Local leaders renew joint commitment to tackling anti-social behaviour

Loughborough University and Charnwood Borough Council have reiterated their joint commitment to tackling anti-social behaviour in the local community, at a meeting with local MP Nicky Morgan.

Issued on 8 January 2014