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Volunteers needed: Can short bursts of exercise help prevent diabetes?

Volunteers needed: Can short bursts of exercise help prevent diabetes?

The Leicester-Loughborough Diet, Lifestyle and Physical Activity Biomedical Research Unit are looking for volunteers to help with a new study.

Issued on 1 June 2015

Northern Irish sex legislation is putting workers at risk

Northern Irish sex legislation is putting workers at risk

New legislation to make paying for sex illegal in Northern Ireland will put the country’s sex workers at greater risk, according to a Loughborough University academic.

Issued on 1 June 2015

Loughborough University welcomes community to History and Heritage event

Loughborough University welcomes community to History and Heritage event

Loughborough University and Charnwood Museum are inviting members of the local community to attend their History and Heritage Community Day later this month.

Issued on 1 June 2015

Medical provision within English football falls short of the mark

Medical provision within English football falls short of the mark

Medical provision within English professional football is still someway short of where it should be according to research carried out by a senior academic at Loughborough University.

Issued on 2 June 2015

Loughborough spearheads €5.8m project to help halve European road deaths

Loughborough spearheads €5.8m project to help halve European road deaths

Road safety experts at Loughborough University are leading a €5.8m European project designed to help halve road deaths in Europe by 2020.

Issued on 2 June 2015

Reconstructing notions of military masculinity can benefit veterans’ mental health and wellbeing, new research reveals

Reconstructing notions of military masculinity can benefit veterans’ mental health and wellbeing, new research reveals

Breaking down the barriers associated with stoic military masculinity can help boost the health and wellbeing of combat veterans.

Issued on 3 June 2015

Loughborough ready to challenge for National Badminton League Crown

Loughborough ready to challenge for National Badminton League Crown

Loughborough Sport head to Crawley this weekend with their sights firmly set on winning the inaugural National Badminton League title at the K2.

Issued on 4 June 2015

Loughborough University’s Fruit Routes Summer programme of events

Loughborough University’s Fruit Routes Summer programme of events

Loughborough University’s Fruit Routes project is back with an exciting day of fun filled events.

Issued on 4 June 2015

Loughborough student puts safety first with his prototype for an ‘intelligent’ polo helmet

Loughborough student puts safety first with his prototype for an ‘intelligent’ polo helmet

A Loughborough student’s prototype for a safer polo helmet – complete with a built-in crash sensor – could save lives by alerting emergency responders to impacts and falls that may cause head injuries.

Issued on 9 June 2015

Raising awareness of a ‘silent killer’ – Loughborough student unveils an innovative camping heater

Raising awareness of a ‘silent killer’ – Loughborough student unveils an innovative camping heater

A Loughborough design student has created a unique camping accessory that can warm a tent for up to five hours – as part of a drive to help keep campers safe from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.

Issued on 10 June 2015

Loughborough Sport narrowly miss out on National Badminton League glory

Loughborough Sport narrowly miss out on National Badminton League glory

After an incredible 5-0 victory over Surrey Smashers in the semi-finals, Loughborough Sport came agonisingly close to taking the National Badminton League title, but in the end succumbed to a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Team Derby.

Issued on 8 June 2015

University’s police research showcased at launch event

University’s police research showcased at launch event

A new research group that will work in partnership with the region’s police forces, helping to inform the way they work, is launched at Loughborough University this month.

Issued on 9 June 2015

How safe is a blood transfusion - Professor Gavin Murphy to hold public lecture at Loughborough University

How safe is a blood transfusion - Professor Gavin Murphy to hold public lecture at Loughborough University

Professor Gavin Murphy, Academic Cardiac Surgeon at the University of Leicester, will be holding a public lecture on June 16.

Issued on 9 June 2015

Dr Lara Alcock awarded prestigious National Teaching Fellowship

Dr Lara Alcock awarded prestigious National Teaching Fellowship

Dr Lara Alcock, Senior Lecturer in the Maths Education Centre, has been awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowships by the Higher Education Academy.

Issued on 11 June 2015

Loughborough University ranked first for overall satisfaction in independent student survey

Loughborough University ranked first for overall satisfaction in independent student survey

Loughborough University has ranked first for overall student satisfaction in the UK and globally in an independent survey.

Issued on 12 June 2015

IMPART project host masterclass for delegates on successful funding bids

IMPART project host masterclass for delegates on successful funding bids

IMPART, the East Midlands Intelligent Mobility Partnership, is hosting a Horizon 2020 masterclass to teach delegates about successful funding bids next month.

Issued on 12 June 2015

Fulbright Fellow asks 'Why Design Simultaneously Unites and Divides Us' in public lecture

Fulbright Fellow asks 'Why Design Simultaneously Unites and Divides Us' in public lecture

Dr Christopher Mattson will be exploring the concept of how the word ‘design’ has the power to unite, and yet, simultaneously divide.

Issued on 12 June 2015

Town centres seminar: The future of the high street

Town centres seminar: The future of the high street

A new seminar on the town centre consumer will look at the impact and implications for the future of the high street.

Issued on 12 June 2015

Loughborough University professor wins top civil engineering award

Loughborough University professor wins top civil engineering award

Professor Tony Thorpe, Dean of Loughborough University’s School of Civil and Building Engineering, was presented with the William Kemp award at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) East Midlands Awards 2015.

Issued on 15 June 2015

Homemade pizza set to get even better, thanks to Loughborough University Student

Homemade pizza set to get even better, thanks to Loughborough University Student

A pioneering Loughborough University student could be about to improve the quality of homemade pizzas thanks to his new invention - Forno.

Issued on 15 June 2015

Volunteers needed: Can you get stronger by lifting light weights?

Volunteers needed: Can you get stronger by lifting light weights?

Researchers from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences are looking for volunteers to help with a new study.

Issued on 16 June 2015

Research collaboration seeks to improve flowmeters

Research collaboration seeks to improve flowmeters

Loughborough University is working with materials engineering company Morgan Advanced Materials in a project which seeks to increase the accuracy and reliability of ultrasonic flow meters.

Issued on 16 June 2015

Success for Loughborough University employment placement scheme

Success for Loughborough University employment placement scheme

Loughborough University is working with local charity The Exaireo Trust to provide unemployed people with work placements on campus.

Issued on 17 June 2015

Hockey star Jamie Dwyer named Loughborough's World Hockey Ambassador

Hockey star Jamie Dwyer named Loughborough's World Hockey Ambassador

Loughborough University is delighted to announce that Australian international hockey star Jamie Dwyer has agreed to become its World Hockey Ambassador.

Issued on 17 June 2015

Fulbright Fellow asks 'Why Design Simultaneously Unites and Divides Us' in public lecture

Fulbright Fellow asks 'Why Design Simultaneously Unites and Divides Us' in public lecture

Dr Christopher Mattson will be exploring the concept of how the word ‘design’ has the power to unite, and yet, simultaneously divide.

Issued on 18 June 2015

Loughborough University research finds childcare costs push 130,000 children into poverty

Loughborough University research finds childcare costs push 130,000 children into poverty

130,000 UK children are pushed into poverty as working parents struggle to pay rising childcare costs, finds new research by Loughborough University.

Issued on 19 June 2015

Celebrating Loughborough students’ enterprising achievements

Celebrating Loughborough students’ enterprising achievements

On Tuesday, Loughborough University and Students’ Union celebrated their inaugural Student Enterprise Awards, recognising the enterprising achievements of students across a range of activities.

Issued on 18 June 2015

Development of the Slope ALARMS landslide early warning system wins regional civil engineering award

Development of the Slope ALARMS landslide early warning system wins regional civil engineering award

The Development of the Slope ALARMS landslide early warning system by Loughborough University was declared winner of the Studies & Research Merit Award at the regions’ major civil engineering event of the year.

Issued on 19 June 2015

Volunteers wanted for new study: Can wearable technology help you to be more active by reducing your sitting time?

Volunteers wanted for new study: Can wearable technology help you to be more active by reducing your sitting time?

This study, part of a student research project, will look into whether wearable technology can be used to help you to become more physically active by reducing the amount of time spent sitting.

Issued on 22 June 2015

Loughborough at the heart of new robotics network

Loughborough at the heart of new robotics network

A national network that will fast-track the UK’s ability to develop and exploit the vast potential of Robotics and Autonomous Systems is to be launched today with Loughborough University as one of its founding partners.

Issued on 23 June 2015

Loughborough awarded Alcohol Impact accreditation

Loughborough awarded Alcohol Impact accreditation

Loughborough University and Loughborough Students’ Union have been awarded an Alcohol Impact mark of accreditation from The National Union of Students (NUS).

Issued on 25 June 2015

Loughborough University joins forces with researchers as part of a study encouraging adolescent girls to embrace physical activity

Loughborough University joins forces with researchers as part of a study encouraging adolescent girls to embrace physical activity

Researchers will measure adolescent girls’ physical activity levels as part of a £600,000 investigation into the effectiveness of a dedicated school-based programme.

Issued on 26 June 2015

Loughborough University set to welcome thousands for Open Day

Loughborough University set to welcome thousands for Open Day

Loughborough University is set to welcome thousands of visitors to its campus over the next two days (26 – 27 June) for its Summer Open Day.

Issued on 26 June 2015

Loughborough celebrates energy research

Loughborough celebrates energy research

On Wednesday 24 June, Loughborough University celebrated the outstanding research achievements of its academic and support staff across a range of disciplines.

Issued on 26 June 2015

Rag raises more than £1 million…again!

Rag raises more than £1 million…again!

Loughborough Students’ Union Rag has once more raised over £1m to help support local and national charities. It is the sixth year running that Rag has broken the £1m barrier.

Issued on 26 June 2015

Respected social scientist honoured with Innovation Fellowship

Respected social scientist honoured with Innovation Fellowship

A Loughborough University academic, whose pioneering research resulted in a new approach to communication training, has been awarded a WIRED Innovation Fellowship for 2015.

Issued on 29 June 2015