Single-earner families face living standards drop
Cuts to Universal Credit will leave many low income families worse off despite tax changes and a rising National Living Wage, new analysis by Loughborough University has revealed.
Institute of Advanced Studies to host debate on illiberal democracy in Central and Eastern Europe
An academic debate titled “Is there a future for liberal democracy in Central and Eastern Europe?” will be held at Loughborough University on 9 November, hosted by the Institute of Advanced Studies.
Loughborough’s youth express their thoughts on Brexit through artworks
Loughborough University will be holding an exhibition and panel discussion that showcases the views of young people on the theme of Britain after Brexit. The event is titled ‘Our Nation’s Future: Loughborough Youth Creative Visions’.
Loughborough University to debate Catalonia’s battle for independence
An academic debate on Catalonia’s fight for independence is being hosted by Loughborough University on Tuesday October 17.
EXPERT OPINION: Naturally selecting jihad over evolution... How Turkey’s education system is being politicised
Dr Ali Bilgic, Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, discusses the recent news that the theory of evolution is gone from school biology textbooks in Turkey.
Kito De Boer receives honorary degree
Kito De Boer, Head of Mission at the Office of the Quartet, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of the University from Loughborough.
World-leading political communication expert joins Loughborough University
Professor Andrew Chadwick, a world-leading authority on digital media, power, and democracy will be joining Loughborough University in August.
Conference will examine the twists and turns of the 2017 General Election campaign
Political strategists, journalists and academics will be gathering at the Loughborough University London campus on July 19 to discuss how the media covered the 2017 General Election campaign.
Loughborough partners with The New York Times for international democracy forum
Loughborough University is joining forces with The New York Times to be the official knowledge partner for the 2017 Athens Democracy Forum.
General Election 2017: A presidential media campaign which gave men the dominant voice
The media offered ‘presidential’ coverage of the 2017 General Election, focussing their attention on May and Corbyn, analysis by Loughborough University has found.
The Tories come under media attack
The Conservative Party has received considerably more negative media coverage in the second half of the General Election campaign, research from Loughborough University has found.
Newspapers remain hostile to Labour in their election coverage
In its second report analysing media coverage of the General Election Loughborough University has found national newspapers to be overwhelmingly negative in their coverage of Labour.
Graduate to present talk on experiences in Syria
A Loughborough graduate and campaigner is set to give a talk on her front line experiences as a solidarity activist in Syria.
Tories dominate as minor parties tumble
The Conservative Party have dominated election media coverage in the first week of the campaign, with all the minor parties seeing a significant drop in headlines.
General Election 2017: Discover what’s making the media headlines
A real time news audit of the General Election by Loughborough University is lifting the lid on what media coverage the political parties, their policies and MPs are securing each week.
Loughborough festival explores relationship between art, politics, and the pamphlet
A two-day festival in Loughborough will look at the role of the pamphlet as both an art form and an influential means of political communication.
Brexit broken down: Real time analysis of negotiations, decisions and their impact
A new project to deliver blow-by-blow analysis of the UK’s Brexit negotiations will begin this month and aims to make sense of each stage of the United Kingdom’s complex departure from the European Union.
Too much PREVENT: Did fundamentalism save Adrian Ajao from self-destruction and lead Khalid Masood to murder?
Adrian Ajao embraced a life of hard drugs, heavy alcohol and extreme violence, writes Dr Lewis Herrington - an expert in international security at Loughborough University.28 March 2017
Loughborough University and Tate Modern use art to tackle the divisive interpretations of asylum and immigration
Artistic answers to the refugee crisis and post-EU referendum questions of nationalism feature at Tate Modern this week when Loughborough University hold its ‘Who are we?’ event.14 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
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
Reducing road fatalities in the Middle East
Loughborough University’s road safety experts have joined forces with Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC) Middle East to try and reduce the large numbers of road fatalities in the region.13 January 2017
Twitter analysis shows US election is too close to call
In depth analysis of US public emotion on twitter has revealed the Presidential candidates are neck and neck as America goes to the polls.8 November 2016
Capturing how the world really ‘feels’ about the US presidential election
Loughborough University academics are using their unique EMOTIVE computer program to capture people’s feelings towards the US presidential election on Twitter.3 November 2016
National commission commends Loughborough research as foundation for Living Wage
The Living Wage Commission has established a new, independent basis for setting the Living Wage across the UK, in which Loughborough research plays a central role.26 September 2016
Poverty costs UK £78 billion per year, research reveals
A new report – co-authored by Loughborough University – reveals that dealing with the effects of poverty costs the UK £78 billion a year, £1,200 for every person.11 August 2016
High childcare costs hit working parents’ living standards, research reveals
New research from Loughborough University published today (20 July) reveals that childcare costs are leaving working couples £2,600 a year short of a decent living standard.20 July 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
Struggling families crave stability in uncertain times, study shows
Over a third of families (more than 2 million households) in the UK are earning below the minimum income needed for an acceptable living standard.15 July 2016
Academic report provides early EU Referendum campaign analysis
One hundred of the UK’s leading political and media experts have contributed to a publication that captures early reflections on the 2016 EU Referendum.13 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
Devolution implications were ignored in pre-EU Referendum media coverage
The devolution implications of leaving the EU barely registered in national press and TV coverage in the run-up to Thursday’s vote according to the latest EU Referendum media analysis report from Loughborough University.27 June 2016
TV broadcasters more balanced in EU Referendum debate
The latest report by Loughborough University finds TV broadcasters are providing a more balanced view in their reporting of the EU Referendum debate compared to the press.20 June 2016
EU Referendum: A presidential campaign?
Media coverage of the EU Referendum is highly ‘presidential’, with David Cameron and Boris Johnson grabbing the headlines, the latest report by Loughborough University finds.13 June 2016
Report finds Labour is almost invisible in EU Referendum coverage
The Labour Party is being practically ignored in media coverage of the EU Referendum according to a Loughborough University report released today.6 June 2016
Tories dominate opening weeks of EU Referendum coverage
A Tory dominance and poor representation from women and longstanding in-out campaigners are the main themes in week one of the Loughborough University EU Referendum media analysis.24 May 2016
EU Referendum: Discover what’s making the media headlines
A real time news audit of the EU Referendum by Loughborough University is lifting the lid on what media coverage the campaign groups, political parties and their key arguments are securing each week.20 May 2016
Loughborough University invites you to join the debate at EU and You event
Staff, students and members of the public are invited to take part in a campus-wide debate at Loughborough University, discussing the UK’s membership within the EU ahead of the referendum on 23 June.6 May 2016
Barrister explores institutional sexism and women’s rights in guest lecture
Charlotte Proudman is set to present a guest lecture at Loughborough University, on tackling institutional sexism in the legal profession.8 April 2016
Risk of falling below decent living standard continues to rise, despite record employment, research reveals
Six in 10 households (2.6 million) are struggling to make ends meet, despite having someone in work.15 February 2016
First International Conference on Geographies of Migration and Mobility set to take place at Loughborough University
With migration continuing to dominate the national media headlines and the agenda of politicians, Loughborough University is set to host an international conference to examine the issues around the subject from an academic perspective.5 February 2016