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New energy report outlines a civic energy future

New energy report outlines a civic energy future

Loughborough University energy researchers have released a new report which finds up to 50 per cent of electricity demand in the UK could be met by distributed low carbon sources by 2050, while reducing greenhouse gas emission by 80%.

Issued on 2 March 2015

We did it! Loughborough University sets a Guinness World Record

We did it! Loughborough University sets a Guinness World Record

Staff, students and members of the public who wore their best Christmas jumpers as part of a festive fundraiser have officially set a Guinness World Record.

Issued on 3 March 2015

Bringing science to life for all the family at Loughborough University’s British Science Week

Bringing science to life for all the family at Loughborough University’s British Science Week

Loughborough University will host a fun-filled week of events and activities for families, schools and colleges as part of the UK-wide British Science Week.

Issued on 4 March 2015

Learning to live together in diversity – join the debate at Loughborough University

Learning to live together in diversity – join the debate at Loughborough University

Leading international scholars will discuss the topic of learning to live together in diversity at a public lecture hosted by Loughborough University.

Issued on 5 March 2015

Minister for Universities, Science and Cities visits Loughborough campus

Minister for Universities, Science and Cities visits Loughborough campus

The Minister for Universities, Science and Cities, the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP visited Loughborough University today (Thursday 5 March).

Issued on 5 March 2015

Is your child a fussy eater? Loughborough University wants to hear from you

Is your child a fussy eater? Loughborough University wants to hear from you

Loughborough University is on the lookout for parents and carers to share information on their children’s vegetable eating habits.

Issued on 6 March 2015

Loughborough graduates join forces to create an ‘intelligent’ kettle

Loughborough graduates join forces to create an ‘intelligent’ kettle

Two Loughborough University engineering graduates have designed and built a ‘smart’ kettle which uses the latest technology to create the perfect beverage.

Issued on 6 March 2015

Loughborough University lecturer brings wedding bouquet to life with 3D printing

Loughborough University lecturer brings wedding bouquet to life with 3D printing

A Loughborough University Additive Manufacturing (AM) expert has used the latest cutting-edge innovations in 3D computer modelling techniques to create a unique wedding bouquet.

Issued on 9 March 2015

Loughborough University’s world class research recognised at annual conference

Loughborough University’s world class research recognised at annual conference

Loughborough University showcased the breadth of its world class research at its fifth annual Health and Wellbeing Research Conference.

Issued on 9 March 2015

Loughborough graduate lifts prestigious Women in Rail Award

Loughborough graduate lifts prestigious Women in Rail Award

A Loughborough University civil engineering graduate has been presented with a top award in recognition of her dedication to and passion for the rail industry.

Issued on 10 March 2015

World’s top ranked University challenges Loughborough to sports fixture

World’s top ranked University challenges Loughborough to sports fixture

Representatives from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are to visit Loughborough University to play an historic first ever sporting fixture between the two institutions.

Issued on 10 March 2015

Loughborough University £10 charity challenge

Loughborough University £10 charity challenge

More than 60 Loughborough University students took part in a novel charity challenge last month, collecting almost £1,000 for Rag – the student fundraising organisation – in just seven days.

Issued on 11 March 2015

Loughborough to help shape aircraft of the future with £16 million project

Loughborough to help shape aircraft of the future with £16 million project

Loughborough University is part of a major £16 million Government funded project that will transform air travel and lead to the creation of ground breaking new aircraft.

Issued on 19 March 2015

Loughborough experts to develop robotic clothing for the elderly and disabled

Loughborough experts to develop robotic clothing for the elderly and disabled

Loughborough University experts are helping to develop robotic clothing that will enable disabled and elderly people to live independent lives.

Issued on 12 March 2015

Loughborough hosts public lecture on Islamism and Salafi Jihadism

Loughborough hosts public lecture on Islamism and Salafi Jihadism

The founder of a non-partisan and independent think tank will visit Loughborough University today (Thursday 12 March) to discuss Islamism and Salafi Jihadism in a transforming Arab world.

Issued on 12 March 2015

Deadline approaches for applications to Loughborough University’s International Summer School

Deadline approaches for applications to Loughborough University’s International Summer School

Students from the EU and overseas are invited to attend Loughborough University’s International Summer School

Issued on 13 March 2015

Making faces funny for money in the spirit of Red Nose Day

Making faces funny for money in the spirit of Red Nose Day

Staff at imago, Loughborough University’s conference and events section, have been raising smiles and money for Red Nose Day with a bake off and face painting.

Issued on 13 March 2015

Loughborough to track and evaluate the careers of female academics and professionals

Loughborough to track and evaluate the careers of female academics and professionals

A team of Loughborough University researchers have been chosen to track and evaluate the careers of academics and professionals taking part in Aurora – the Leadership Foundation’s women only development programme.

Issued on 13 March 2015

Bill Overton Poetry Prize – one month to go

Bill Overton Poetry Prize – one month to go

Aspiring poets have a month to submit entries for the 2015 Bill Overton Poetry prize.

Issued on 16 March 2015

Loughborough University to investigate link between obesity gene and weight gain

Loughborough University to investigate link between obesity gene and weight gain

Researchers at Loughborough University will join forces with a group of academics specialising in fitness genetics to explore whether weight gain is accelerated by the obesity gene FTO.

Issued on 16 March 2015

Considering postgrad study? Then come along to Loughborough’s open evening

Considering postgrad study? Then come along to Loughborough’s open evening

If you’re considering further study and want to know more about where a postgraduate qualification could take you, then come along to the Loughborough University open evening tomorrow (Wednesday 18 March).

Issued on 17 March 2015

Government commits £60 million of funding to Midlands universities

Government commits £60 million of funding to Midlands universities

The Government has today confirmed £60 million for a new energy research project in the Midlands. The Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) is a multimillion research hub which will build on the expertise of Loughborough and five other midlands universities, the British Geological Survey and the surrounding industrial base to deliver a step change in energy research and development.

Issued on 18 March 2015

Loughborough shortlisted for eight out of ten Whatuni Student Choice Awards

Loughborough shortlisted for eight out of ten Whatuni Student Choice Awards

Loughborough University has been shortlisted for eight of the ten Whatuni Student Choice Awards, more than any other university.

Issued on 20 March 2015

Catch the General Election buzz with Loughborough University’s new VoteBee App

Catch the General Election buzz with Loughborough University’s new VoteBee App

A new app created by academics at Loughborough University enables you to track the nation’s mood about the General Election through Twitter.

Issued on 23 March 2015

Simon Lyons wins national Design for Life Award

Simon Lyons wins national Design for Life Award

Graduate entrepreneur Simon Lyons has won a prestigious national competition to find the next big idea in inclusive design that could significantly improve the quality of life for people living with disabilities.

Issued on 25 March 2015

Business people prefer working in their cars instead of noisy and cramped trains, planes and airports, research shows

Business people prefer working in their cars instead of noisy and cramped trains, planes and airports, research shows

Noisy and cramped conditions in trains, planes and airports are discouraging many commuters and business people from working while travelling, new research shows.

Issued on 25 March 2015

New research with BMW Group to look at the future of human-car interfaces

New research with BMW Group to look at the future of human-car interfaces

Loughborough University has signed a contract to provide BMW Group with a pioneering three-year research study exploring how humans interface with their cars.

Issued on 25 March 2015

BUCS Big Wednesday receives a Royal seal of approval

BUCS Big Wednesday receives a Royal seal of approval

Loughborough University has staged a fitting finale for this year’s BUCS Big Wednesday, which included a Royal visit.

Issued on 26 March 2015

Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour to visit Loughborough University

Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour to visit Loughborough University

England Rugby 2015 has announced today that Loughborough University will be a destination for the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour.

Issued on 26 March 2015

Student’s Eden Project inspired collection shortlisted for national design award

Student’s Eden Project inspired collection shortlisted for national design award

A Loughborough University student has been shortlisted for a national award which recognises design talent across the country.

Issued on 26 March 2015

Ceremony marks construction of Loughborough University’s Advanced Technology Innovation Centre

Ceremony marks construction of Loughborough University’s Advanced Technology Innovation Centre

Dignitaries have gathered at Loughborough University to celebrate the completion of the first phase of construction of the new Advanced Technology Innovation Centre.

Issued on 27 March 2015

Loughborough graduates are behind the UK’s inter-university Esports championship

Loughborough graduates are behind the UK’s inter-university Esports championship

Enterprising Loughborough graduates are behind the National University Esports Championship which sees over 1500 players competing each week, representing over 100 clubs from universities from across the UK.

Issued on 27 March 2015

Research calls for greater flexibility in working hours to protect national wellbeing

Research calls for greater flexibility in working hours to protect national wellbeing

Government and employer policies that give people greater flexibility to choose the hours they want to work would help to protect our national wellbeing levels, claims new research from Loughborough University.

Issued on 27 March 2015

Building skills for life – Loughborough maths course aims to boost knowledge and employability

Building skills for life – Loughborough maths course aims to boost knowledge and employability

Loughborough University will run a free online numeracy skills refresher course to help boost people’s employment prospects.

Issued on 30 March 2015

See the world through different eyes with Loughborough University’s Discover Science lectures

See the world through different eyes with Loughborough University’s Discover Science lectures

Loughborough University is inviting staff, students and members of the community to ‘discover science’ with a series of free public lectures.

Issued on 30 March 2015

Loughborough University to link up with businesses as part of new Government apprenticeship scheme

Loughborough University to link up with businesses as part of new Government apprenticeship scheme

Loughborough University is inviting employers of any size to help nurture future talent by investing in the Government’s new Degree Apprenticeship scheme.

Issued on 31 March 2015