Military visit marks renewed partnership between Loughborough University and the MOD
Loughborough University and the Ministry of Defence (MOD) have re-signed a Memorandum of Understanding, officially marking their continued partnership.
Study reveals how Forest Schools can benefit children’s development
Forest Schools are a growing phenomenon in the UK, but what impact does getting children outside of the classroom have on their overall development? Researchers at Loughborough University hope to find out.
Creative Community Day taking place at Loughborough University
Loughborough University is hosting a Creative Community Day on Saturday 28 October 2017.
Community groups invited to bid for University funding through the Open Fund
Community and voluntary groups in Charnwood are being offered the chance to bid for funding through the University’s annual Donations Fund Programme.
International award for Charnwood Connect project
A Loughborough University collaboration designed to promote joint working between voluntary and public sector organisations has won first prize in the international Knowledge Management and Intellectual Capital Excellence Awards.
University neighbourhood officer recognised with award
The neighbourhood officer for Loughborough University has been named Leicestershire Police’s Dedicated Neighbourhood Officer of the Year 2017.
Major legacy donation invested into new architecture programme
Loughborough University has received a £2.5million legacy donation from Reginald W.J. Hewson, the largest bequest the University has ever received.
Fruit Routes harvest returns to campus
The annual Fruit Routes harvest event returns to Loughborough University from 18 – 21 October with a range of enjoyable harvesting activities.
As the new academic year gets underway, the University has launched a brand new mobile app designed to help students keep up-to-date with news and information and the range of services available to them across campus.
Partition memories of British Asians are to be recorded as part of a £1 million project to understand 70 years since the creation of India and Pakistan
Partition and its influence on community identity in the UK will be examined as part of a £1 million study which aims to collect the experiences of British citizens who once called India and Pakistan, ‘home’.
Students encouraged to #THINKcommunity
Students are being encouraged to think, think, think about their local area at the start of a new term in Loughborough.
University history unveiled with Handicraft Unit furniture auction and exhibition
Loughborough University will unveil a rich collection of period furniture for auction from the Handicraft Unit, a programme established in the 1930s which trained students in furniture making under leading craftsmen.
Improving our streets will encourage more people to walk
A project to boost low-levels of physical activity in deprived areas has found that improving footpaths, clearing overgrown vegetation and increasing street cleanliness could be the answer to encouraging people to walk more.
Local groups awarded £27,500 from University donation fund
Two organisations have been awarded funds to support their work in the community.
Loughborough Students’ Union Action receives prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service
Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) Action has received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2017, the highest possible award given to volunteer groups in the UK.
Girls present inspiring ideas for future sustainable communities
Over two dozen girls completed a four-day challenge at Loughborough University this month to help develop sustainable communities for the future.
More than 600,000 youngsters are at risk of ‘holiday hunger’ this summer
Hundreds of thousands of disadvantaged children are at risk of malnutrition, ill-health and hunger this summer due to a six-week break from the vital nutrition of free school meals.
Loughborough University’s class of 2017 honoured at graduation ceremonies
This week, Loughborough University is honouring thousands of students at its summer graduation ceremonies. The achievements of students are celebrated as they reach the end of their degrees.
Students present ideas to revitalise local museum
Postgraduate students from Loughborough University have presented creative proposals to bring more visitors to the town’s Old Rectory Museum.
Outstanding student and community work celebrated at awards ceremony
Loughborough University has honoured outstanding student volunteers and community groups at its annual community prize ceremony.
Civil Engineering students use their skills to help Scouts building project
Students from Loughborough University’s School of Civil and Building Engineering have helped Nanpantan Scouts produce a site survey as part of proposals for a new Scout building on Nanpantan Road.
Celebrating five years of Fruit Routes
A marathon twelve-hour event will celebrate five years of the campus Fruit Routes project.
International Chevening Scholars enjoy Loughborough cricket coaching
A group of international Chevening Scholars gathered at Loughborough University last month for the annual Cricket Coaching event.
University’s Inside Out Fund supports staff voluntary work
Eight Charnwood charities and community groups have received support from the Inside Out Fund, one of Loughborough University’s community donation funds.
Olympic Swimming Champions and England Football Manager help launch fundraising campaign to create sporting opportunities for some of Africa’s poorest children
Last week The Wallace Group held a media launch for their #Zambia5050 fundraising appeal, with Olympic stars Adam Peaty, Mel Marshall and Rebecca Adlington and England Football manager Gareth Southgate taking part in a netball shoot out at Loughborough University.
Proceeds from staff survey donated to Anthony Nolan
Loughborough University has donated £780.00 to Anthony Nolan, an international charity dedicated to saving the lives of people with blood cancer.
Loughborough brings home two golds from Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2017
Loughborough University has won two Whatuni 2017 Student Choice Awards, picking up the top accolade for Best University Facilities and the new Giving Back category.
Community groups invited to bid for funding through Open Fund
Community groups are being offered the chance to receive funding through the University’s Community Donations Fund Programme.
STEM Community Day 2017 celebrates British Science Week
Loughborough University is running STEM Community Day on 25 March to celebrate British Science Week 2017.17 March 2017
Impact of donations to be celebrated at Inaugural Donor Day
The University is hosting its Inaugural Donor Day on campus today (Thursday 16 March) to celebrate the support that donors provide to the University.16 March 2017
Loughborough smashes national record for stem cell donor recruitment
Loughborough University, Loughborough Students’ Union, Anthony Nolan and the Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign (RBLC) have together broken the national record for the number of stem cell donors recruited in one day at a university, as a result of a major campus-wide drive.16 March 2017
How much do you need to earn to live in London? Loughborough University research shows four out of 10 people in the capital fall below the threshold
Four Londoners in every 10 do not earn enough money to maintain a decent standard of living, new research by Loughborough University has found.13 March 2017
Woman(kind)ness, Strength and Resilience: A celebration of women worldwide 2017
Loughborough University is hosting a week-long programme of events to celebrate International Women’s Day 2017.7 March 2017
Spit Happens: Loughborough University partners with key charities to increase number of stem cell donors
Loughborough University, Loughborough Students' Union, Anthony Nolan and the Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign (RBLC) are joining forces to try and increase the number of potential stem cell donors.2 March 2017
Overheating in UK homes is a public health disaster waiting to happen
A Loughborough academic has warned the UK is facing a public health disaster if the issue of overheating in homes is not tackled.2 March 2017
University seeks nominations for student community awards
Do you know a student who is an asset to the local community? If so, Loughborough University would like to hear from you for their annual student community awards.23 February 2017
New national study offers unique insight into life as a young carer
A report by Loughborough University which offers a unique insight into the lives of young carers has been published by the Department for Education (DfE).13 January 2017
Community groups awarded University donations
A range of community initiatives including a Christmas present project and a food parcel donation have been supported by Loughborough University’s Community Donations Fund.20 December 2016
Positive start to academic year reported at community liaison meeting
A reduction in community complaints at the start of the 2016/17 academic year was highlighted at the recent meeting of the Loughborough Campus and Community Liaison Group (LCCLG).14 December 2016
Loughborough Students’ Union Harry Potter Society host Quidditch activities for community
Loughborough Students’ Union ‘Loughborough Longshots’, part of the Harry Potter Society, will host a series of Quidditch activities open to the community this weekend.23 November 2016
Loughborough University and StreetGames join forces to tackle school holiday hunger
Loughborough University academics are working with the national charity StreetGames to tackle the problem of school holiday hunger for children in the UK.2 November 2016
Community groups invited to bid for University funding
Community groups are being offered the chance to bid for funding through the University’s annual Donations Fund Programme.24 October 2016
University Fruit Routes project returns!
Loughborough University’s Fruit Routes project is back for another year with a range of exciting harvesting activities to get involved in.3 October 2016
Historic Loughborough building set to transform into creative hub
An empty historic building in Loughborough will be given a new lease of life this weekend as it begins its transformation into a creative hub.28 September 2016
University shares key safety messages for new academic year
The University will be continuing to work with Leicestershire Police and Charnwood Borough Council to help new and returning students have a safe and crime-free time during their studies.27 September 2016
Plans for new campus accommodation unveiled by University
Loughborough University has revealed plans for potential new accommodation on campus.16 September 2016
Campaign raising diabetes awareness in Leicestershire ethnic minority communities
A new drive to raise awareness of Type 2 diabetes in ethnic minority communities in Leicestershire has been launched.16 September 2016
Forum held to promote partnership working
A forum to help promote partnership work between the University and landlords across Loughborough was held on campus last week.9 September 2016
University funding supports local community groups
Loughborough University has supported a variety of different community groups in its latest round of donations.17 August 2016
EU Referendum campaign analysis book launched at Westminster
An EU Referendum analysis and opinion book featuring contributions from Loughborough University academics has been officially launched at Westminster.19 July 2016
London Weighting not high enough to meet extra cost of living in the capital
The average London worker is at least £2,000 worse off in pay supplements causing a drop in basic living standards, a new report reveals.12 July 2016
Community groups receive University funding for projects
Community activities ranging from arts and crafts sessions to outdoor excursions have been supported by Loughborough University’s Community Donations Fund.16 June 2016
A recipe for recycling success
Students are being urged to get a “pizza” the action in a summer clear-up in Loughborough.9 June 2016
Fruit Routes project returns to campus!
Loughborough University’s Fruit Routes summer project is back with a fun filled set of events for everyone.3 June 2016
Community Fun Day returns to campus!
This fantastic annual event, organised by Loughborough Students’ Union, takes place this Sunday (22 May) on the Union and Fountain Lawns from 12 – 4pm.20 May 2016
Loughborough conducts new study for Race for Life participants
Loughborough University, in partnership with Cancer Research UK, has established STRIDE: Active Fundraising, a new nationwide study exploring the potential benefits to women taking part in the Race for Life.12 May 2016
University lecturers and market traders swap places in successful arts project
University lecturers and local market traders swapped places last week as part of an exciting arts project by Radar, LU Arts’ contemporary arts programme.5 May 2016
Freefest 2016 – free annual festival celebrating student creativity returns
Loughborough Students’ Union annual festival returns this Bank Holiday Monday!29 April 2016
University lecturers and market stall holders trade places for arts project
Loughborough University lecturers and local market traders are swapping places this month as part of an innovative arts project.15 April 2016
University signs Armed Forces Covenant
The University signed a new covenant yesterday as part of its pledge to support the armed forces community.5 April 2016
Loughborough researchers to evaluate the best way to get school children more active
Loughborough University researchers are working with the national charity Kids Run Free and London Marathon to assess the best way to get school children more active.31 March 2016
Birch makes it 10 from 10 as Loughborough Sport beat MK Badminton
The final match night of the regular AJ Bell National Badminton League season saw Loughborough Sport break not one but two records as they secured a 4-1 victory.22 March 2016
Community groups invited to bid for funding through Open Fund
Community groups are being offered the chance to receive funding through the University’s Community Donations Fund Programme.18 March 2016
Success at University Community Day
Over 1000 people enjoyed a day of fun filled activities at Loughborough University last weekend to celebrate British Science Week.18 March 2016
Community innovation at the heart of new Loughborough University research projects
Harnessing the power of the community is at the heart of two new Loughborough University research projects set to get underway following the award of funding.17 March 2016
Cycle-a-thon set to raise money for charity
Loughborough University staff and students are preparing for a 12 hour cycle-a-thon fundraiser next week to raise money for Sports Relief.11 March 2016
University funding helps staff involved in voluntary groups
Loughborough University has supported ten Charnwood community groups in its latest round of community donations funding.9 March 2016
Community day will celebrate British Science Week
Loughborough University is running a community day this month to celebrate British Science Week.3 March 2016
University celebrates International Women’s Day
Loughborough University is opening its campus for a week long schedule of events to coincide with International Women’s Day, 8 March.26 February 2016
Tongan children given a voice in landmark study
A Loughborough professor is leading an international study to support Tonga in developing its first ever safeguarding policies for children and young people.23 February 2016
University extends deadline for Special Projects Fund
The University has extended the deadline for its Special Projects Fund and will now be accepting bids until Friday 19 February.8 February 2016
Rejuvenating the High Street through Art
It was a rather unusual day of business for Loughborough newsagent, Ashby Square News on Saturday (6 February 2016). The shop’s entire product range was rebranded as part of Loughborough University’s Market Town project, an innovative art programme that invited artists to reimagine the high street.8 February 2016
LU Arts to host seminar on the impact of the digital economy on communities
Loughborough University Arts is hosting a seminar which examines the positive impact of the digital economy on communities.4 February 2016
Loughborough launches first ever ‘Consent Week’
This week, Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) is launching the first ever ‘Consent Week’ in partnership with University academic experts in the field.1 February 2016