University’s revamped community website now live
Over the summer, the University has been working hard to update its community website, which provides information on how it seeks to contribute to and support the town and wider region.
Loughborough academics return for third episode of Poetry Podcast
‘School of Poetry’ is back once again with fresh guests and discussions of break-up, members of royalty, potatoes and more!
“How I became Loughborough’s first female Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering”
Loughborough’s Pro Vice-Chancellor for Teaching Professor Rachel Thomson is a woman of firsts.
Transatlantic partnership will improve understanding of the role of digital storytelling in education
Representatives from the Smithsonian Institution – a network of 19 museums and research centres based across the United States – are to visit Loughborough University’s School of the Arts, English and Drama to formalise a partnership that looks to improve the understanding of the role of digital storytelling in education.
Exam success for young asylum seekers tutored by University students
A group of young asylum seekers have excelled in their exams thanks to the support and guidance of Loughborough students.
Loughborough's Subject in a Box initiative shortlisted for Times Higher Education award
Loughborough University has been shortlisted in the Widening Participation or Outreach Initiative of the Year category of the Times Higher Education Awards 2018 for its Subject in a Box project.
Loughborough’s Vice-Chancellor meets some of the University’s newest students on A Level results day
Loughborough University’s Vice-Chancellor was at Oadby’s Beauchamp College today (Thursday 16 August) to personally congratulate students who have secured a place to study with us in October.
Students bag third position in global construction competition
Four Loughborough University students have achieved global success after coming third in an international construction business challenge.
Psychologist helps develop app that aims to tackle fussy eating in children
A Loughborough University academic has helped develop a novel app for children that aims to get them eating more healthily and trying different vegetables.
Year 10 Girls into STEM residential is hailed a success
More than 50 Year 10 girls arrived on campus last week for an exciting residential focused on STEM subjects.
Running Line aims to increase number of people with visual impairments participating in sport
An innovative product developed by a Loughborough University academic aims to increase the number of people with visual impairments taking part in sport by letting children experience independent running from a young age.
Academic awarded Visiting Professorship for outstanding research in racism analysis, migration and intersectionality
A Loughborough University academic, who has conducted pioneering research into racism in 1920s Germany, has recently been awarded an international Visiting Professorship.
Leading industrial design expert to join Loughborough University
Professor Hua Dong is bringing her industrial design expertise to Loughborough as she will join the University as Professor of Design this September.
Elite sportspersons to be honoured at graduation ceremonies
Three elite sportspersons are amongst the honorary graduates to be celebrated during Loughborough University’s summer graduation ceremonies.
Radar artists captured sounds of the town
Two artists have used creative methods to capture the different sounds of Loughborough as part of a project that explores how music makes place and place makes music.
Penrose Engineering Residential inspires Year 11 female students
Earlier this month, Loughborough University hosted a residential event for Year 11 students that aimed to inspire them to peruse a career in engineering.
Young carers and students in care were able to ‘explore more’ into Higher Education at Loughborough event
Loughborough University’s School and College Liaison Team have hosted a successful experience day for young carers and students in the care system.
Loughborough students celebrate 20,500 hours of volunteering
Over the past year, Loughborough students have volunteered 20,500 hours to helping good causes, collected 15,000 items of food and clothing for those in need, and helped train more than 1,400 people in CPR.
IV stand designed for children aims to reduce anxiety and improve hospital experience
A fun, friendly ride-on IV stand designed by a Loughborough student looks to reduce children’s anxiety in hospital.
Students head to Canada for final of global construction competition
Four Loughborough University students are flying to Toronto in the hope of global success after reaching the final of an international construction business challenge.
First ever Arts Festival celebrated creativity at Loughborough
Loughborough University hosted its first ever Arts Festival this month and celebrated the institution’s creative arts.
Loughborough University partners with CASE to support philanthropy at African Universities
Loughborough University has joined forces with the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the world’s leading association for advancement and philanthropy in higher education, to examine the current state of philanthropic support for higher education in Africa.
Loughborough researchers help develop revolutionary biogas system
Researchers at Loughborough University have been collaborating with colleagues in Thailand to develop a small scale biogas system that converts food waste to methane and can be monitored via the internet.
Loughborough academic elected President of the European Anthropological Association
Professor Noël Cameron, of the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, has been elected President of the European Anthropological Association (EAA).
Students inspired at NCOP Pathways’ Year 10 Holiday Club
At the end of last month, Loughborough University welcomed more than 100 Year 10 students onto campus to give them an insight into STEM, sport and global contexts.
New two-day sewing event to take place at University
Loughborough University is hosting a new sewing event that aims to celebrate the online stitching community and the hobby that can be more beneficial than it ‘seams’.
Loughborough academics return for second episode of Poetry Podcast
Returning for its second episode, ‘School of Poetry’ is back with fresh guests and themes.
Fruit Routes event to prompt conversations on global issues
Loughborough University’s Fruit Routes project is once again returning to campus from 13-15 June.
School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering PhD student is winner at L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Awards Ceremony
A Loughborough Doctoral Researcher was selected as one of the winners of the poster presentation competition at the L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Awards Ceremony.
Academic to evaluate impacts of horse assisted therapy
A Loughborough University academic is to assess how equine assisted activities and therapy (EAAT) impacts people living with and beyond cancer.
Imago named Best Academic Venue at National Venue Awards
At the National Venue Awards last Friday (11 May), Loughborough based Imago Venues was named the UK’s Best Academic Venue.
Event shines light on LGBT+ research conducted at Loughborough University
The important LGBT+ research being conducted at Loughborough University was highlighted at an exciting new event.
Owner of world-famous casino visits Loughborough to hear about latest research
Jimmy Thomas, one of Loughborough’s most successful businessmen, visited the University last week to discuss research being conducted by the School of Business and Economics.
LSU society and Welfare and Diversity associations have hard work recognised in national awards competition
Two Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) associations and one society have had their efforts acknowledged in the National Societies Awards.
President of the Royal Society and Nobel Prize winner to present lecture on migration in science
Nobel Prize-winning biologist Professor Venki Ramakrishnan will be at the University next week presenting a lecture on migration in science.
Leading academic in Decision Sciences is appointed Honorary Visiting Professor
The School of Business and Economics has announced Professor Ravi Shankar, of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, has been appointed as the Honorary Visiting Professor in Decision Sciences.
Creative, Marketing and Media event hailed a success
Students passionate about a career in Creative, Marketing and Media were given unique industry insight last week at an event at Loughborough University London.
University to welcome Visiting Fellows from India and America
Two academics are to travel thousands of miles to Loughborough after being awarded prestigious Visiting Fellowships.
Loughborough named University of the Year at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018
Loughborough has been named University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018, as well as taking the top spot in the University Facilities and Giving Back categories.
Former test pilot takes to the air to mark 70 years since first solo flight
Ex-RAF test pilot Captain Desmond Penrose marked the 70th anniversary of his first solo flight at the weekend by getting behind the controls of a 1930s biplane.
Theoretical physicist appointed as Dean of Loughborough University’s School of Science
The theoretical physicist Professor Claudia Eberlein has been appointed as Dean of Loughborough University’s School of Science.
British Council India 70th Anniversary scholars to study at Loughborough
Loughborough University is set to welcome two students who have secured a prestigious British Council scholarship.
Loughborough shortlisted for five national leadership and management awards
Loughborough University has been shortlisted for five Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards.
Santander meets university community it has helped support at beneficiary event
Santander representatives visited the University last month to meet the students, academics and entrepreneurs it has provided support to.
People of all ages to be inspired at STEM Community Day 2018
From budding astrophysicists and mathematicians, to those with wild imaginations and a thirst for trying new things, Loughborough University aims to inspire everyone at its annual STEM Community Day.
Youngsters learn the basics of rocket science
Schoolchildren were given the chance to become rocket scientists for the day when members of the Loughborough University’s Space Society held a one-off aeronautics session.
Loughborough named best in the UK for student experience
Loughborough University has been named the best in the country for its student experience, the UK’s leading publication on higher education, the Times Higher Education (THE) announced today.
Loughborough academics host new Poetry Podcast in celebration of World Poetry Day
A brand new podcast has been published by Loughborough University, in celebration of World Poetry Day.
London Venture Crawl: students meet top entrepreneurs as part of 12-hour city tour
Loughborough University students boarded a double-decker bus last week for a unique entrepreneurial tour of the capital that saw them visit creative hubs and meet industry leaders.
University to host Sexual Violence in Higher Education Conference
Loughborough University is hosting a conference next week that discusses the issue of sexual violence in Higher Education.
Loughborough students excel in international packaging design competition
Six Loughborough students have had their innovative creations recognised in an international packaging design competition – with one talented undergraduate ranking in the top 13.
Royal Society of Chemistry awards Loughborough University £2,000 to inspire school pupils
The Royal Society of Chemistry has granted the University £2,000 to support a science project designed to engage school students.
University to clone Newton’s Tree after receiving cuttings
Loughborough University is set to clone the tree that inspired Sir Isaac Newton’s theory of gravity after being gifted a selection of cuttings.
Exhibition to examine role of objects using items from Leicester’s historical collections
Staff, students and members of the public are invited to an exhibition that uses items from Leicester’s historical collections to examine the role and status of objects.
School of Business and Economics launches new Senior Leaders Apprenticeship programmes
Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics has developed a suite of postgraduate apprenticeship programmes for organisations that wish to develop, promote and retain their talented managers using the Apprenticeship Levy.
Loughborough shortlisted for 10 Whatuni Student Choice Awards
Loughborough is the most shortlisted university in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2018, featuring in 10 of the 12 categories.
Loughborough launches new University Management and Leadership programme
A new programme designed to develop ambitious graduates for leadership and management roles in higher education has been launched by Loughborough University.
Students partner with Loughborough charity to provide mentoring to young asylum seekers
Loughborough University students are providing English and Maths mentoring to a cohort of young asylum seekers that were forced to leave their homes as a result of war or persecution.
Record number of scholarships awarded to students facing challenging circumstances
A record number of scholarships have been awarded this academic year (2017/18) to students that face challenging personal and financial circumstances in order that they can study at Loughborough.
Loughborough to receive doctoral training grant of more than £3m
Loughborough University is to receive a grant of more than £3m to fund doctoral training as part of the Government’s ongoing commitment to UK science.
Free training for HVAC professionals
BISPA, Loughborough University’s dedicated training centre supporting innovation in building information modelling (BIM) and pipework systems, is offering free CPD workshops in pipework awareness from Tuesday 6 February - Friday 9 February, as part of the BSEE Building Services forum.
Loughborough to hold first ever Talk Sport Student Conference
Loughborough University is to hold its first ever student conference based around starting a career in the sports industry next week.
Seven-time Paralympic medallist to present public lecture that highlights the importance of engaging all people with disability in sport
Seven-time Paralympic medallist Dr Cheri Blauwet will present a lecture at the end of the month that looks to emphasise the importance of engaging all people with an impairment in sport and physical activity as a means of promoting population health.
University academics contribute to landmark handbook on physical activity policy and practice
Thirty current and former Loughborough University academics have contributed to a landmark publication on physical activity policy and practice.
Discourse and Rhetoric Group celebrates 30th anniversary with special video
A world-leading University group that researches language and social interaction in society is celebrating its 30th anniversary and, to mark the occasion, a special tribute video has been made.
Renowned space scientist receives Honorary Doctorate from Loughborough University
Space scientist and BBC Sky at Night presenter Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of the University “in recognition of her contributions to science”.
Loughborough University London celebrates second graduation ceremony
Loughborough University London celebrated its graduation ceremony yesterday (Thursday 14 December), honouring the achievements of more than 400 students.
Loughborough University events set to inspire students of the future
Loughborough University is set to inspire the students of the future with a series of taster days.
Students and young members of the community brought together through research project
A Loughborough University research project, which aimed to bring students and young people from different walks of life together through creative workshops, has been hailed a success.
Loughborough wins two top accolades at Times Higher Education Awards
Loughborough University won two top accolades at the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards last night (Thursday 30 November), winning Outstanding Research Supervisor of the Year and Technological Innovation of the Year.
Big win for Loughborough at the 2017 Personnel Today Awards
The University’s School of Business and Economics, in partnership with Anglian Water and Lane4 have won the prestigious Personnel Today Award for Excellence in Learning and Development.
Loughborough hosts forest education network 10-year celebration
Loughborough University hosted the Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire Forest Education Network 10-year celebration anniversary event this week; bringing together practitioners, organisations and researchers from across the region.
Loughborough University buries time-capsule with De Lisle College
Loughborough University is delighted to have buried a time-capsule with students from De Lisle College.
Scholarship set up in memory of alumna killed in car accident
The family of a Loughborough University alumna, who was involved in a fatal car accident, have started a scholarship in her memory.
Creative Writing lecturer becomes poet-in-residence at Bradgate Park
Dr Kerry Featherstone, who oversees the School’s MA in Creative Writing, will take up the role as part of a new project based on creative inspiration at Bradgate Park in Leicestershire.
Renowned expert on feminist art theory joins Loughborough University
Hilary Robinson has joined Loughborough University as Professor of Feminism, Art and Theory.
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.
Loughborough holds onto 6th place in 2018 Times Higher Education ‘Table of Tables’
Loughborough has retained its 6th place ranking for the second year in the Times Higher Education (THE) ‘Table of Tables’, consolidating its position as one of the country’s top universities.
Loughborough amongst global elite with five-star plus rating
Loughborough University is one of only 15 universities in the world to be awarded a five-star plus rating – the highest available – in an independent assessment of its performance.
Social Sciences makes top 100 in global THE ranking
Social Sciences at Loughborough University has been ranked 98th in the world in the 2018 Times Higher Education (THE) subject rankings.
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.
Excellence100 campaign searches for more academic stars
Loughborough University is embarking on the next phase of its Excellence100 staff recruitment campaign.
Loughborough climbs to 7th in Times Good University Guide
Loughborough has been ranked 7th out of 131 UK universities in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 – its highest ever position.
Learn from other people’s mistakes for Clearing 2017
Social interaction experts from Loughborough University have examined hundreds of calls made to its clearing contact centre last year to come up with top tips for students entering the process tomorrow (Thursday 17 August).
Loughborough top in England for student satisfaction
Loughborough has been ranked the top mainstream university in England for student satisfaction in the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS).
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.
Academic publishes new book exploring health and medicine in early modern England
A new book which explores health and medicine in early modern England has been published by a Loughborough University academic.
Daily movement programme has positive impact on children’s learning
Following a daily movement programme can improve children’s physical development levels and has the potential to boost their chances in the classroom, researchers from Loughborough University have found.
Loughborough University London and Chelsea Football Club join forces
Loughborough University London and Chelsea Football Club are delighted to have formed a three-year strategic partnership that will see the two organisations work together on research, internships, player aftercare and engagement activities.
Loughborough in the ‘Golden Six’ of elite universities securing top teaching quality rating
Loughborough is one of the ‘Golden Six’ elite universities in the country to be awarded the top accolade in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
Survey reveals Loughborough graduates among UK high earners
Salaries for Loughborough University graduates are among the highest in the country according to new figures released by the Department for Education (DfE).
Internationally acclaimed professor joins Loughborough University London
Loughborough University London has appointed Professor Tony Edwards as Director of its new Institute for International Management.
Mathematician argues whether or not ‘10’ should come after ‘nine’…
A Loughborough mathematics educator has argued that perhaps the number 10 should not be taught after the numbers from one to nine.
UK Government confirms funding for EU students for 2018
The UK Government has confirmed financial support for EU students starting courses in the 2018–19 academic year.
Loughborough top ten again in national ranking of 129 universities
Loughborough has consolidated its position as one of the best universities in the country with another top ten ranking in The Complete University Guide 2018.
Independent study shows Loughborough University provides ‘Best Return on Investment in the Country’
Loughborough offers students the best return on their investment in the UK having been named the ‘Best Value University in the Country’ in a new independent study.
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.
Loughborough researcher wins national science outreach competition
Lewis Wright, Postgraduate Researcher at the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST) has won an online outreach competition for scientists, where school students are the judges.
Loughborough University London invites graduates to take 'The Big Step'
Loughborough University London has announced a new employability programme for unemployed and underemployed graduates in four key growth areas in East London.
Honorary Fellow receives Design and Technology Association Excellence Award
Nigel Zanker, Honorary Fellow at Loughborough Design School, has been awarded the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Design and Technology Education Award’ at the 17th Design and Technology Association Excellence Awards.31 March 2017
Survey confirms Loughborough has offered best student experience over the last decade
No university in the UK has offered a better student experience over the last decade than Loughborough, a national survey has revealed.23 March 2017
Funding boost sees more sit-to-stand desks installed in schools
A study exploring the feasibility of introducing sit-to-stand desks into primary schools has been given a £413K funding boost.17 March 2017
Loughborough academic appointed as Fellow of new Political Literacy Oversight Group
Sarah Mills, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography in the School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences, has been appointed a Fellow of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Democratic Participation’s new Political Literacy Oversight Group.9 March 2017
Loughborough gets top spot again for overall satisfaction in independent student survey
Loughborough University has once again been ranked first for overall student satisfaction in the UK and globally in an independent survey.24 January 2017
Historic day as Loughborough University London celebrates first graduation ceremony
Loughborough University London celebrated its first ever graduation ceremony yesterday (Thursday 15 December), honouring the achievements of more than 200 students.16 December 2016
Nearly three quarters of academic and professional women in higher education believe men are more likely to get senior positions
Research from Loughborough University has revealed that higher education is failing women on their path to senior roles.12 December 2016
Loughborough Early Years programme gains industry recognition
A Loughborough University study to improve children’s physical readiness for school is The Early Years winner at the Children & Young People Now Awards.7 December 2016
Loughborough’s Earn to Learn scheme could keep more jobs UK-based
Graduate jobs are on the decline as companies look to outsource their middle management roles. But one academic’s surprise solution could not only stop the flow of UK jobs going overseas, but also provide current students with financial assistance and improved career prospects.30 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
Universities Minister officially opens new multi million pound learning facility at Loughborough University
Jo Johnson MP – Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation – was joined by Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan at Loughborough University this week (24th October) to officially open a major new learning and teaching facility.25 October 2016
Times Higher Education ‘Table of Tables’ consolidates Loughborough’s top ten university ranking
Loughborough University has risen six places to 6th in this year’s Times Higher Education (THE) ‘Table of Tables’, published today (12 October).12 October 2016
‘Inspiring Success’ stories celebrated at Loughborough University London awards evening
Loughborough University London honoured the achievements of its first Inspiring Success graduating scholars on Thursday September 15 and announced the winners for 2016.20 September 2016
Loughborough to be a key partner in new ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership
Loughborough University is part of a Midlands consortium to receive funding to train the next generation of world-leading social scientists.23 August 2016
Midlands academics awarded prestigious mathematics gold medals
Loughborough University academic Tony Croft, Professor of Mathematics Education, has been awarded a gold medal by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA).22 July 2016
Loughborough University tops Times Higher Education’s mock teaching assessment
Loughborough University has topped a mock exercise run by the Times Higher Education (THE) magazine that anticipates how the UK’s 120 universities might perform in the new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).23 June 2016
Education Secretary visits Sports Technology Institute to emphasise importance of maths skills
The Education Secretary and Loughborough MP, Nicky Morgan, was at Loughborough University’s Sports Technology Institute today (18 March) to find out how triathletes and their coaches use maths as part of their training and development programmes.18 March 2016
No evidence of a decline in A-level maths standards since the 1990s
New research shows A-level maths standards have declined since the 1960s – but appear to have remained consistent over the last 20 years.22 February 2016
Study to track students' digital research journey
Discovering and navigating digital information is part of the everyday work of today’s researcher, but what is that user experience and how could it be improved?21 January 2016