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2014 news archive

A Mother’s Day celebration of Mothers in STEM

A Mother’s Day celebration of Mothers in STEM

To mark this year's Mother’s Day, Loughborough University is celebrating some of its inspirational mums who work in STEM subjects.

Issued on 28 March 2014

£3.5 million boost for Regenerative Medicine research programmes

£3.5 million boost for Regenerative Medicine research programmes

The Loughborough University-led Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Regenerative Medicine has been awarded £3.5 million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Medical Research Council to further its research programmes.

Issued on 28 March 2014

Clinical appointments strengthen national ‘exercise is medicine’ research

Clinical appointments strengthen national ‘exercise is medicine’ research

Loughborough University has appointed a new wave of clinical academics to help drive forward research translating the University’s sport and exercise knowledge into patient care.

Issued on 26 March 2014

Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park to benefit from Leicester and Leicestershire City Deal

Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park to benefit from Leicester and Leicestershire City Deal

Government ministers and local authority leaders gathered at Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park (LUSEP) on 24 March for the signing of the Leicester and Leicestershire City Deal.

Issued on 25 March 2014

Loughborough University Selected as an Exhibitor for the Reinvent the Toilet Fair: India

Loughborough University Selected as an Exhibitor for the Reinvent the Toilet Fair: India

Fair to Showcase Advancements that Improve Sanitation and Health

Issued on 21 March 2014

Loughborough graduate makes losing a thing of the past

Loughborough graduate makes losing a thing of the past

Award-winning Loughborough University graduate Simon Lyons is on the verge of launching an innovative product guaranteed to help us all get organised.

Issued on 21 March 2014

Loughborough graduate company named People’s Choice Winner at the IBM SmartCamp Finals

Loughborough graduate company named People’s Choice Winner at the IBM SmartCamp Finals

Loughborough graduate company Shopa has won the Global IBM SmartCamp People’s Choice Award.

Issued on 21 March 2014

The Student Wordsmith’s debut publication

The Student Wordsmith’s debut publication

Loughborough graduate company The Student Wordsmith has published its first anthology – You is for University – a collection exploring university life.

Issued on 20 March 2014

Can 30 minutes of fitness a week reduce your risk of diabetes?

Can 30 minutes of fitness a week reduce your risk of diabetes?

A new study will explore whether just 30 minutes of exercise a week can reduce the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.

Issued on 20 March 2014

Loughborough University joins MIT in global entrepreneurship initiative

Loughborough University joins MIT in global entrepreneurship initiative

Loughborough University has been invited to participate in a two-year global initiative to promote innovation-based entrepreneurial ecosystems, recently launched at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US.

Issued on 18 March 2014

School of the Arts trio receive Weavers awards

School of the Arts trio receive Weavers awards

Three School of the Arts students at Loughborough University have been awarded scholarships by the Worshipful Company of Weavers.

Issued on 17 March 2014

Cally Spooner, Gary Stevens and Imogen Stidworthy present new performance works at Loughborough University

Cally Spooner, Gary Stevens and Imogen Stidworthy present new performance works at Loughborough University

Cally Spooner, Gary Stevens and Imogen Stidworthy will present new performance art works at Loughborough University on March 27 2014.

Issued on 17 March 2014

Academics urge local women to be more active

Academics urge local women to be more active

Charnwood’s Bangladeshi community is the focus of a Loughborough University project to increase physical activity rates and improve health.

Issued on 17 March 2014

UK consumers still loyal to the high street, Loughborough University research reveals

UK consumers still loyal to the high street, Loughborough University research reveals

A study into consumer behaviour has revealed that despite increasing competition, town centres are still the preferred shopping destination.

Issued on 14 March 2014

Smog-flavoured meringue and weather-based art on offer at Loughborough University

Smog-flavoured meringue and weather-based art on offer at Loughborough University

Loughborough University will celebrate World Meteorological Day on Sunday 23 March with a special event aimed for all the family.

Issued on 14 March 2014

Considering health and safety needs when cancer survivors return to work

Considering health and safety needs when cancer survivors return to work

A resource to help employers support staff affected by, and recovering from, cancer in their return to work is being developed by experts at the Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) and Loughborough University.

Issued on 14 March 2014

Loughborough’s Failure Day – a stepping stone to success

Loughborough’s Failure Day – a stepping stone to success

Loughborough Students’ Union – in collaboration with Fail Forward – is hosting Failure Day on Saturday 15 March to help participants explore failure as a positive step on the path to success.

Issued on 13 March 2014

Prenatal growth could play key role in South Asians’ predisposition to non-communicable diseases

Prenatal growth could play key role in South Asians’ predisposition to non-communicable diseases

A new study in mothers and children of Pakistani origin suggests non-communicable diseases could be programmed prior to birth.

Issued on 13 March 2014

Loughborough three take research to Parliament

Loughborough three take research to Parliament

Three Loughborough University researchers will present their research at the Houses of Parliament as part of the SET for Britain event next Monday (17 March).

Issued on 12 March 2014

Loughborough set to stage events for National Science and Engineering Week

Loughborough set to stage events for National Science and Engineering Week

Loughborough University is holding a number of events to mark National Science and Engineering Week, including a Community Day on Saturday 15 March.

Issued on 11 March 2014

Getting to the root of why kids don’t like vegetables

Getting to the root of why kids don’t like vegetables

Child feeding experts at Loughborough University are hoping to unearth the reasons why some pre-schoolers simply refuse to eat vegetables.

Issued on 10 March 2014

New index reveals recent floods could signal climate change

New index reveals recent floods could signal climate change

Long-term records suggest that recent flooding in the south of England could indeed signal the onset of climate change.

Issued on 6 March 2014

Academic takes Maya research to Madrid’s Museum of the Americas

Academic takes Maya research to Madrid’s Museum of the Americas

An exhibition showcasing Loughborough University research into the Maya population opens at the Museum of the Americas in Madrid this week.

Issued on 4 March 2014

Bids invited for University Community Donations Fund

Bids invited for University Community Donations Fund

Loughborough University is inviting bids from community groups across Charnwood for the latest round of funding available from its Community Donations Fund.

Issued on 4 March 2014

Deadline approaches for University award nominations

Deadline approaches for University award nominations

Loughborough residents are being encouraged to nominate students for annual prizes in recognition of their good work in the community or good community relations.

Issued on 4 March 2014

Floods were a 'disaster waiting to happen,' says Loughborough academic

Floods were a 'disaster waiting to happen,' says Loughborough academic

The flooding in the Somerset Levels and Thames Valley was a ‘disaster waiting to happen,' according to a Loughborough University academic.

Issued on 3 March 2014

Society presents proposals to boost number of students visiting town during day

Society presents proposals to boost number of students visiting town during day

Members of a Loughborough University society have come up with a host of proposals to encourage students to use the town centre during the day.

Issued on 3 March 2014