Memes are making children fat and lazy, warn researchers
Loughborough academics have presented a report to MPs to warn that social media memes are encouraging obesity, apathy and lethargy in children.
Academic says being awarded Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair is "career highlight"
A leading Loughborough University academic has been awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair.
Renowned national and international organisations join the Collaborative Project
Loughborough University London is to collaborate with more than 30 respected national and international organisations for a project that challenges students to solve real business problems.
Artist to showcase short film that focuses on Loughborough’s Carillon Tower and its conservation
An artist has captured different sounds and images of Loughborough’s most famous landmark as part of a project that explores how music makes place and place makes music.
University is part of major initiative set to accelerate innovation in the Midlands
Loughborough is part of the UK’s largest collaboration between university technology transfer offices, launched today by Midlands Innovation to attract investment and management talent to the region.
Loughborough University set to benefit from Central England training centre programme funded by NERC
The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is investing over £100 million over the next five years as part of its continued support of environmental science PhD training in the second round of the Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTP) programme.
Police custody risk assessments should be revised to better meet the needs of vulnerable detainees
Risk assessments for vulnerable detainees in police custody are open to too much interpretation and should be revised, according to a new study.
Study proves reducing sitting time boosts office staff’s work engagement and wellbeing
Office workers are being urged to ‘stand up for their health’ - with Loughborough and Leicester researchers claiming desk-bound staff need to be more active at work.
Institute of Advanced Studies launches ‘Motion’ theme with leading figures from the industry
To mark the launch of the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) ‘Motion’ theme, an event will take place at Loughborough University which will feature two leading figures from the sports and technology sectors.
Loughborough to collaborate on multi-million pound Creative R&D Partnership focused on fashion and textile industry
Loughborough University is to be a major partner on one of 10 game-changing R&D partnerships, awarded as part of the Government’s investment in the UK’s creative industries.
NCSEM-EM treats 20,000th patient since opening in 2015
The National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine East Midlands, an Olympic legacy centre aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of the nation, has treated its 20,000th patient since opening its doors three years ago.
Exciting two-day event to celebrate Fruit Routes harvest
The annual Fruit Routes harvest event is returning to campus later this month and it promises two days of interesting discussion and activities.
Birthweight research supervised by Loughborough academic wins best article award
A research study that includes contributions by a Loughborough academic has won a sought-after award from the Spanish Society for Epidemiology.
New research group to focus on issues of sport integrity
Academics from Loughborough University are combining their expertise as part of a new research group that focuses on sport integrity.
Revolutionising the way emergency services across the world tackle life threatening incidents
Research led by Loughborough University seeks to set the new global ‘Gold Standard’ for how emergency services should tackle a chemical, biological, radioactive, or nuclear (CBRN) incident.
Westminster group visits Arctic research station
Arctic scientists welcomed a Parliamentary group to their Greenland research station to showcase work which investigates the environment’s impact on regional lakes.
Design School welcomes Dr Enid Montague as Fulbright Scholar
Dr Enid Montague has joined Loughborough University through the prestigious Fulbright Scheme as a Fulbright Scholar.
Exciting expert panel to lead discussion on food waste
Loughborough University is to welcome key policymakers, charities, business representatives and a Member of Parliament next month for an important discussion on food waste.
Student awarded prestigious British Mass Spectrometry Society prize for work on fingerprint sampling device
A Loughborough University student has won a sought-after award for a research project that resulted in the development of a new device for investigating fingerprints in situ at crime scenes.
Design academic wins prestigious award
An academic from Loughborough Design School has been awarded the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) Distinguished Service award, and is believed to be the first recipient from the UK in over 30 years.
Life-saving chemical detection drone developed at Loughborough flies through first test stage
A new fleet of robots and drones designed to test for chemical agents, provide 3D mapping and identify casualties have been put through their paces by troops, police officers and scientists for the first time.
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.
Design School research project to be showcased at London Design Fair
Dr Mark Evans from Loughborough Design School has been invited to exhibit outcomes from a recent Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) project at the 2018 London Design Fair.
Institute of Advanced Studies to co-host first workshop under ‘Geometry’ theme
Loughborough University’s Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS), in collaboration with the Centre for Geometry and Applications, is running a workshop on ‘Applied and Computational Geometry’ which will be the first event held under the theme of Geometry.
Institute of Advanced Studies welcomes first visiting professor under its ‘Motion’ theme
The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) will welcome Professor Richard Murray next week as part of its ‘Motion’ theme.
EXPERT COMMENT: The Government’s upbeat export strategy is masking a much darker reality for overseas networks
Economist Dr Huw Edwards picks apart the Government’s rhetorical vision of global export dominance and reveals a much more challenging future…
Cost of raising a child falls but many parents still struggle to meet the threshold
Raising a child to the age of 18 will cost couples £150,753, according to new figures by Loughborough University’s Centre for Research in Social Policy (CRSP).
Loughborough part of successful AHRC funded Doctoral Training Partnership
Loughborough University London is part of a consortium of universities in London and the south east that form a national Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) focusing on the arts and humanities disciplines.
Arctic scientists welcome MPs and peers to Greenland research station
Arctic experts will host the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Polar Regions at a research station in Greenland later this month to demonstrate the latest in geographic and ecological science.
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.
Academic awarded fellowship for project that aims to provide sustainable energy to vulnerable communities
A Loughborough researcher has been granted a prestigious five-year research fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering.
From natural hazard to disaster: academic to discuss the impact of poor urban planning at public talk
An expert on sustainable and resilient urbanism from Loughborough University will be discussing why there is nothing natural about ‘natural disasters’ at an event in Leicester next week.
NCSEM-EM and St Andrew’s Healthcare become research partners
The NCSEM-EM and St Andrew’s Healthcare have signed a Memorandum of Understanding officially marking their research partnership.
New £1m solar research network will be led by Loughborough University
Loughborough University will lead a new national solar energy research network aimed at advancing expertise and knowledge of solar technology to boost the renewable energy industry.
Academic involved in major European research project issues tips for beating the heat at work
A Loughborough University academic has issued advice on how to beat the heat at work based on research they are conducting as part of a large European project that aims to improve the safety of millions of workers.
Everything you need to know about keeping cool and comfortable in hot weather
As the UK experiences one of the hottest spells on record, academics from Loughborough University give their advice on how to keep cool and comfortable during a heatwave.
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.
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.
Loughborough academic undertakes digital storytelling research in America
A Loughborough academic has recently returned from America after conducting research that focuses on using digital storytelling as a learning strategy.
Hundreds attend Fruit Routes summer event and discussed global issues
More than 200 people headed to Loughborough University for the annual Fruit Routes summer event that looked at connecting local and wider issues.
Loughborough University launches Global Disability Innovation Hub
Yesterday (11 July), Loughborough University London celebrated the launch of its partnership for the Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDIH).
Success for Loughborough students at this year’s New Designers
Loughborough University students have scooped a range of sought-after awards at this year’s New Designers – an annual showcase for emerging talent across the design sector.
Dementia home created to showcase how people with the condition can live independently for longer
A show home designed around concepts and technologies which will allow people with dementia to live independently for longer has been officially opened.
Student inspired to design traffic detection device for horse riders following accident
A Loughborough University student hopes the traffic detection device they have designed for horse riders will help reduce the number of accidents on the road.
Families hit by the crippling cost of living need a third more income to make ends meet
Low-income families need a third more disposable income than a decade ago to make ends meet and are facing bigger barriers to meet rising costs - despite tightening their belts and shopping around online for better deals and tariffs.
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.
Screen-time linked with unhealthy eating habits in children
A new study has found that five and six-year-olds' screen-time is linked with low fruit and vegetable consumption and high intake of unhealthy snacks such as crisps, chocolate and biscuits.
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.
Students to showcase innovative creations at New Designers
A traffic detection device for horse riders, a digital camera for people with visual impairments and a product that turns plastic waste into sanitation pipes…
University staff at milestone event at Defence National Rehabilitation Centre
Professor Bob Allison, Loughborough University’s Vice-Chancellor, and Professor Mark Lewis, Dean of the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, were among the guests at a special event on 21st June at the new Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC) near Loughborough
Photo exhibitions in Ghana reveal what drives community food choices
People in Ghana have captured images of what drives what they eat and drink as part of a collaborative international project involving Loughborough University academics – and the photos are being exhibited this week.
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.
Research finds new benefits cut will put strain on many visually impaired people already finding it tough
New benefit cuts are set to put an unacceptable strain on many blind and partially sighted people, who already find it hard to meet their material and social needs, research by Loughborough University has found.
Loughborough University London to contribute to project that aims to double female and BAME founders by 2020
Loughborough University London is to study the effectiveness of a recently-launched initiative that aims to provide female entrepreneurs, and those from some of capital’s most under-represented communities, with the opportunity to start and scale a high growth tech business.
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).
England, the World Cup and childhood obesity
The biggest sporting event on the planet is dominated by junk food advertising – and today Public Health England announced that youngsters are eating twice the recommended amount of sugar.
Leading experts on hydrodynamics join Loughborough University
Professor Qiuhua Liang and Professor Christopher Keylock are bringing their expertise on fluid dynamics to Loughborough University.
Are health care workers the answer to improving mental health patients’ physical well-being in secure hospitals?
More value needs to be placed in promoting exercise for people with severe mental health issues in secure hospital settings.
Regular exercise may be more beneficial for men than post-menopausal women
The blood vessels of middle-aged men and women adapt differently to regular exercise according to new research by Loughborough University.
University researcher awarded with British Nutrition Foundation grant
Dr Oonagh Markey, a Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow at Loughborough University, has been announced as one of two winners of the 2018 Drummond Pump Priming Award from the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF).
School of Business and Economics to celebrate Decision Sciences with an exciting day of events
The School of Business and Economics (SBE) will be celebrating Decision Sciences and the research academics are engaged in later this month with an exciting workshop and lecture.
Institute of Advanced Studies to hold Art and Migration series of events
Loughborough’s Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) will be hosting an exciting series of events around Art and Migration this month.
Arts Degree Show to showcase work of emerging artists
Students from the School of the Arts, English and Drama are set to exhibit a wide range of work at the 2018 Arts Degree Show, which opens to the public on 9 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.
University arts programme to capture the sounds of Loughborough
Three artists are to capture the different sounds of Loughborough as part of a project that explores how music makes place and place makes music.
English and drama lecturer organises sell-out wrestling event as part of her research into Britain’s Spandex-driven grappling scene
Determinism is as much a part of professional wrestling as a Boston crab, according to some very hands-on research.
Academic awarded acclaimed fellowship for project to make poetry archives accessible
Dr Lise Jaillant, of the School of Arts, English and Drama at Loughborough University, has been awarded a major Leadership Fellowship by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
Mature adults needed for Loughborough fitness study
Mature adults in the Loughborough area that would like to be fitter and more mobile are asked to take part in a study.
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.
Loughborough University London academic receives award for work that supports BAME communities in Southwark
Loughborough University London’s Director of Studies has been recognised for her work to support BAME traders and customers that are set to be impacted by a Southwark development.
New 10-day Arts Festival to bring top industry names to Loughborough
Renowned creatives, the history of food, poetry and an artist that once destroyed all their belongings…
University is partner in new international project on gender equality
Loughborough University is to contribute to a new international project that aims to advance knowledge and sharing on gender equality.
Loughborough students’ idea to help improve pharmaceutical productivity
Four Loughborough PhD students have come up with an innovative idea to reduce production line downtime and improve pharmaceutical productivity.
Videos created to help families identify care needs of loved ones with dementia
A series of videos depicting the worsening stages of dementia has been created to help families identify the care needs of loved ones.
Mini tractor beams help arrange artificial cells into tissue structures
Researchers have used lasers to connect, arrange and merge artificial cells, paving the way for networks of artificial cells that act like tissues.
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.
National roll-out for Loughborough University’s tennis parents’ support programme
Loughborough University research into parenting in sport has resulted in the nationwide roll-out of a youth tennis parent education and support initiative.
Loughborough University academics win acclaimed award for technology that reduces harmful diesel emissions
A Loughborough University professor and a research associate that have developed revolutionary emission technology have had their hard work acknowledged in the Autocar Awards 2018.
New research will help shape HS2
Three new research posts are up for grabs at Loughborough University as part of an exciting partnership with High Speed Two Ltd (HS2), the largest construction project in Europe.
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.
Loughborough academic co-curates innovative architecture exhibition
A Loughborough academic has co-curated and contributed to an interactive exhibition on adaptive architecture that features a ‘breathing’ room and footage of a University building that transforms when it detects light.
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.
Tricks cold callers use to keep you hanging on
A Loughborough University team of psychologists has identified the tricks used by cold callers to get contacts to agree to a meeting.
Loughborough academic named as next Editor-in-Chief of international journal
A Loughborough academic and acclaimed expert in political communication research has been announced as the next Editor-in-Chief of a leading international journal.
NCSEM-EM academics to evaluate England Netball’s walking netball programme
Loughborough academics will be leading the evaluation of an England Netball programme delivering walking netball sessions in collaboration with the National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI).
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.
Loughborough University in partnership to launch Midlands Innovation Commercialisation of Research Accelerator
The Midlands Innovation university partnership, which includes Loughborough University, is to launch a connected system of technology transfer offices that will drive jobs and economic growth across the Midlands region, following a £5 million award from Research England.
Lords report on citizenship and civic engagement bases recommendations on Loughborough research
A House of Lords Select Committee report on citizenship and civic engagement has based recommendations about young people, discrimination, social anxiety and policy on research by Loughborough University.
Loughborough research to assess the economic impact of a ‘healthy nation’
Loughborough University academics have secured funding for a project that aims to inform policy makers of the true cost of creating a ‘healthy nation’.
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.
Claudia Parsons Memorial Lecture 2018
This year’s Claudia Parsons Memorial Lecture introduced Loughborough to Dr Jessica Wade.
Dozens of British sports concerned about a future without central Government support
Two years into a four-year plan to cut funding for UK sports, new research shows that non-commercially driven sports will struggle to survive without central Government support.
There is no such thing as ‘healthy obesity’ – we need to stop using the term
The on-going debate over whether ‘health obesity’ exists is diverting attention away from effective medical research as academics continue to use the confusing classification.
Loughborough shortlisted for five national leadership and management awards
Loughborough University has been shortlisted for five Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards.
Researchers head for Arctic to install dust traps
Arctic researchers are due to spend two-weeks in Greenland installing equipment which will help them understand the impact of dust originating from high latitude, cold regions.
It’s not your fitness tracker that is wrong – it’s you
An international study has revealed that people, regardless of where they live and their age, poorly guess how physically active they actually are.
Professor Peel to lead Doctoral College
Professor Elizabeth Peel, from the School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences, has been appointed as Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor (Associate PVC) for the Doctoral College.
Arts event to discuss relationship between black people, music and movement
Artists and academics are to come together at an innovative LU Arts event to explore the relationships between black people, music and movement.
New research centre to focus on misinformation and hate speech online
A new research centre looking at the impact of social media on the spread of misinformation and the rise of hate speech and incivility has been launched by Loughborough University.
Mental health absence guide for small to medium-sized businesses launches online
A new online guide which allows employers and staff to talk about mental health has been made available to businesses across the UK.
Underprivileged children used to be undernourished – now they’re at risk of being obese
Children from disadvantaged families are at greater risk of being overweight compared to those from more affluent backgrounds, a new study has found, but this hasn’t always been the case.
Symposium marks 35th anniversary of classic ‘Images of Welfare’ study
Delegates from all over the country visited the University earlier this month to remember and rethink a study that looked at how the media shaped attitudes to poverty and welfare in the 1970s.
How much do you know about sleep?
Sleep. It is something we all do but how much do you actually know about it?
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.
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.
Leading expert on lifestyle interventions and health joins Loughborough University
Amanda Daley is bringing her expertise in lifestyle interventions and health outcomes to Loughborough University as Professor of Behavioural Medicine.
Eating breakfast every day increases physical activity among girls
Girls were more active when they ate breakfast daily as part of a study into whether breakfast frequency affects physical activity.
International Women’s Day: Loughborough academic puts female mathematicians in the spotlight in short film
A Loughborough University mathematician and her filmmaker sister have created a video for International Women’s Day 2018.
Anthropologists show how migrant communities physically grow taller when they leave hardship behind
A new study has shown that migrant populations moving to more affluent countries grow physically taller over relatively short periods of time.
London project that saw over 660 students tackle real business challenges is celebrated at event
A Loughborough University London project, which challenges students to help solve real problems set by a wide variety of organisations, was celebrated at an event last week.
Geographical expert hosts successful ‘Britain and the Arctic’ talk
The Director of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Polar Regions Secretariat in Westminster led a talk at the University last week that aimed to inspire and educate students on the science of the Arctic.
Loughborough hosts Electronic Lifeguard Design Challenge
Loughborough University is hosting a design competition that hopes to improve water safety for both athletes and recreational swimmers.
Participants needed for new Race for Life study
Researchers in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences are working with Cancer Research UK to develop a range of materials to support women who take part in Race for Life events.
NHS guidance about dressing infants in “one extra layer” is being put to the test
Scientists are examining NHS guidance to parents which recommends dressing infants in one extra layer of clothing when using a sling.
Loughborough academic presents lecture to King of Sweden
Professor of Physical Geography, John Anderson, met with the King of Sweden this week to talk about environmental issues.
Project will draw up national guidance for internet provision in libraries
Researchers at Loughborough have begun to develop a set of national guidelines for internet use in public libraries and other community spaces.
Study aims to learn more about career-ending injuries suffered by fast bowlers
Loughborough sports scientists are working with the England and Wales Cricket Board to investigate the link between fast bowling and potentially career-ending back injuries.
International relations and global security expert joins Loughborough University
Professor Caroline Kennedy-Pipe, one of the UK’s leading experts on international relations and global security has joined Loughborough University.
LU Arts reveals exciting new Spring/Summer events programme
From an innovative screening of a 1920’s masterpiece to an English folk singer with a remarkable career, LU Arts’ new What’s On brochure has been released, featuring an exciting range of events.
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.
Experts to come together at Loughborough to discuss media and migration
Loughborough University is to host a talk this week that will focus on why migration is such a prominent topic within contemporary media across the globe.
Arthritis Centre with Loughborough expertise receives additional £2m funding
The Arthritis Research UK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis has been awarded a further £2 million from Arthritis Research UK.
University to mark Young Carers Awareness Day with informative event
To celebrate Young Carers Awareness Day, Loughborough University is hosting an event that looks to inform, inspire and equip senior leaders and those supporting young carers in Leicestershire schools.
Arts event to mark launch of £1m project that explores how the 1947 Partition of India is remembered by South Asian communities in Britain
Loughborough University London and Radar – LU Arts’ contemporary programme that commissions artists to respond to academic research – are co-hosting an event to mark the launch of a £1m project that examines the 1947 Partition of India and its influence on community identity in the UK.
More than half of children now living in poverty in some parts of the UK
The End Child Poverty coalition has today (Wednesday 24 January) published a new Child Poverty map of the UK, using data compiled by Loughborough University.
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.
Simple ways to improve your child’s diet this New Year
Knowing what to feed your child to keep them healthy is only half the battle.
Women and men needed for high street brand flip flop study
Twenty women and 10 men with the shoe size 5, 7 or 9 are needed for a flip flop study for a high street brand.
New research to help truck drivers get their health back on the road
A new Loughborough University-led study is helping truck drivers get healthy by encouraging higher levels of physical activity and a healthier diet that fits in with their work schedule.
Christmas has your number when it comes to slumber – why certain people struggle to sleep over the festive period
Prepare to be ‘found out’ if you have a hidden predisposition for insomnia – Christmas exposes all your sleep vulnerabilities.
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.
‘Tis the season to be fussy… how to encourage your children to eat their sprouts
Evolutionary biology gives children a wonderful gift at Christmas… a proven scientific excuse for disliking sprouts.
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.
Research Engineers needed to help shape High Speed 2
The University is looking to recruit four research engineers to work on an exciting new partnership with High Speed Two Ltd (HS2), the largest construction project in Europe.
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.
New research finds BAME coaches underrepresented in professional football
Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) coaches continue to be underrepresented in professional football, new research from Loughborough University has found
Connected and autonomous vehicle project aims to steer the next generation of automated public transport
A £13.4 million initiative to create a driverless transport testing area based in the Royal Borough of Greenwich and nearby Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London is due to be up and running by spring 2019.
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.
Forensic technology developed at Loughborough University will make it “impossible” for criminals to destroy fingerprint evidence
New forensic technology created by scientists at Loughborough University will make it “impossible” for criminals erase their fingerprints from crime scenes.
New arts programme explores relationship between music and place
An innovative Loughborough University arts project is to explore how music and geography interact.
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.
Volunteers needed for study into novel diabetes drug which helps patients lose weight
Volunteers are needed for a study which looks at new diabetes medication that aids weight loss.
Screen time linked to unhealthy eating behaviour in children
Excessive screen time has been linked to unhealthy eating behaviour in schoolchildren.
Loughborough academic involved in largest ever study of its kind into physical activity’s benefits to mental wellbeing
A Loughborough University academic has worked with the mental health charity Mind on a landmark two-year study showing that people with mental health problems who are more regularly active have better mental wellbeing.
Institute of Advanced Studies brings world-leading communication scholars to Loughborough
The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) at Loughborough University is running a series of events on the theme of Communication, in collaboration with colleagues from the Centre for Research in Communication and Culture.
Pub Science – climate change, an uncertain future?
On Thursday 16 November, LU Arts will present the first of this year’s ‘Pub Science’ series, exploring the theme of climate change.
You are twice as likely to develop dementia if you are single
Being single can almost double the risk for dementia, a new study has found.
The NHS should alter the way it investigates cases of serious failures involving patient care
Replacing the method by which serious clinic incidents, such as over-prescribing insulin, are investigated could reduce the chances of repeat mistakes being made.
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.
Scientists discover new method for tissue regeneration inspired by nature
Scientists have found a way of mimicking our body’s natural healing process, using cell derived nano-sized particles called vesicles, to repair damaged tissue.
Playing sports like football and rugby at work could not only keep you healthy but improve your productivity as well
Workplace sport plays an important role in keeping people physically and mentally healthy as well as improving productivity, a new study has found.
Unique study asks whether one extra hour’s sleep can help manage weight and reduce fatigue
A new study by sleep experts at Loughborough University is examining how sleep and weight management are related.
Study finds that skipping breakfast does not lead to overeating later in the day
Girls who skipped breakfast as part of a study into energy intake and physical activity were found to consume 350 fewer calories *(kcals) a day.
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.
Loughborough University Postgraduate Arts Degree Show 2017
The Loughborough University Postgraduate Arts Degree Show is an opportunity to view the original and innovative work produced by graduating MA Graphic Design and Visualisation and MA Art and Design (Studio Practice) students.
Increasing accessibility of cross-sex hormone drugs for transgender people could boost physical activity and alleviate mental health problems
A study which investigated the exercise habits of transgender people has found that those who are taking cross-sex hormones are more likely to be active, and therefore potentially have fewer mental health issues.
Geography research secures half a million in British Academy funding
Loughborough’s Department of Geography has secured over £500k in funding for two research projects from the British Academy Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).
Loughborough University: Proud partner of a £276 million national infrastructure improvement programme, launched today
Loughborough University is part of a multi-million infrastructure research programme which has been officially launched in London today.
Groundbreaking water meter app nominated for national awards
A new water meter app developed at Loughborough University has been shortlisted for two national awards.
A single day of eating high-fat food has a significant effect on insulin action – even if you’re young, fit and healthy
One day of binge eating could reduce whole-body insulin sensitivity by up to 28%, a new study has found.
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.
New goals: The changing face of media relations in the Premier League
A study into the communication practices of 25 current and former Premier League football teams found that just seven were still pursuing professional relationships with the mainstream press.
International collaboration for new construction publication
Dr Kirti Ruikar from the University’s School of Civil and Building Engineering has collaborated with academics from the UK, USA and Australia to produce a new book focusing on information technology (ICT) in the construction industry.
The cost of raising a child in 2017: UK’s poorest families expected to make stagnant benefits stretch further
For the first time since the creation of the modern welfare state the annual rising cost of providing for a child is not being matched by the Government, according to new research.
Using Twitter to understand emotional distress during and after large-scale disasters could lead to a more rapid and efficient response, a study has found
Scientists have analysed hundreds of thousands of tweets related to the 2012 superstorm Hurricane Sandy to measure the impact of large-scale disasters on people’s mental health.
University launches appeal to support dementia research
Loughborough University has launched a fundraising appeal to support innovative research into dementia.
Study highlights the physical and psychological rewards of breastfeeding for mum
Encouragement for new mothers who are considering breastfeeding should include highlighting the immediate physical advantages such as weight loss as well as the health benefits, a new study has found.
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.
Quantum technology summer school welcomes PhDs from the MoD
Ministry of Defence funded PhD students have visited Loughborough University for a week-long summer school aimed at developing their expertise of quantum technology.
Transport technology from Loughborough University will shape the future of Britain’s railways as part of a £92 million innovation venture
Loughborough University will draw upon its award-winning transport systems research when it joins a £92 million academia and industry partnership aimed at developing the future of British railways.
Loughborough professor given International Paralympic Committee award
Loughborough’s Professor Vicky Tolfrey is to receive one of the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) top awards in recognition of her commitment to para athlete research.
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 to host international psychology conference
Loughborough University’s Centre for Research in Communication and Culture will host the 10th biennial International Society of Critical Health Psychology (ISCHP) conference from 9 – 12 July 2017.
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.
Loughborough Doctoral College launched
Loughborough University has today (Thursday 22 June) launched its Doctoral College.
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.
Parents, don’t give up! Here are three effective methods for encouraging your kids to eat their vegetables
Parents should not give up on encouraging their children to eat their greens.
Technicians recognised with Papin Prizes
Loughborough University has been awarded two Papin Prizes, which recognise the skills, talent and experience of technicians in higher education, across the UK and Ireland.
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.
Loughborough backs new initiative supporting research technicians
Loughborough University has joined forces with a group of UK universities and research institutions in backing a pledge to support technical staff.
World-first technology reduces harmful diesel emissions
An industry-first technology developed by Loughborough University has the potential to significantly cut nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions in diesel engines.
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.
Loughborough University Enterprise Awards 2017: Winners announced
The winners of Loughborough’s annual Enterprise Awards competition were announced at a ceremony last night.
PhD student presents at international forum on daylight research
Paul Kenny, a PhD student from Loughborough’s School of Civil and Building Engineering, presented his research on ‘The Spectral Microclimate of Indoor Spaces’ at the 4th VELUX Daylight Academic Forum in Berlin earlier this month.
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.
Outstanding achievements of academic recognised with national award
Dr Sarah Mills, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography, is the 2017 recipient of the Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers) Gill Memorial Award.
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.
University looking for participants for study assessing links between memory and soy product
Loughborough’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences are looking for participants to take part in a new study to assess the effectiveness of ‘tempe’ (a soy food product originating from Indonesia) in improving memory in older adults.
People with a normal BMI who carry weight around the middle at greatest risk of death
People with a normal BMI who carry their weight around the middle are at the highest risk of death from any cause compared to those who are overweight or obese but carry their weight elsewhere, Loughborough research has found.
What’s the best technique for running a marathon? Loughborough University research provides the answers
Research from Loughborough University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences has shown that good running technique is both beneficial and important for running economy and distance running performance.
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.
New study offering training and support for Race for Life participants
Loughborough University is seeking participants for a new study exploring the potential benefits of providing training and support to women taking part in Race for Life.
Design School explores opportunities to support employment in developing countries through product design thinking
Loughborough Design School has undertaken a research project to identify ways in which creative product design thinking can support developing countries in manufacturing products for export.
Loughborough University and MOD join forces to tackle tendon injuries in the armed forces
Loughborough University has joined forces with the Ministry of Defence to try and help UK military personnel with tendon injuries.
Loughborough University looking for sleep study participants
The Clinical Sleep Research Unit at Loughborough University is looking for participants in a study titled ‘Sleep extension for metabolic health (Sleep to Slim)’.3 April 2017
New technique for slicing delicate biopsy samples inspired by industrial method for cutting tough manufacturing materials
A pioneering manufacturing technique developed to slice metal ‘like butter’ has been adapted by scientists at Loughborough University to improve the quality of biopsy and other biological tissue samples.31 March 2017
Loughborough Professor conferred as Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences
Professor Jo Aldridge of Loughborough’s School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences has been conferred the award of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, it was announced today.31 March 2017
Life after 5G: Communications experts from Loughborough University join EU science project to boost knowledge of nanotechnology
Communications experts at Loughborough University are looking beyond 5G and developing the longer-term future of wireless technology as part of a £600,000 European research project into electromagnetics and nanoelectronics.30 March 2017
Game-changing 3D print innovations invented at Loughborough University feature at the heart of new manufacturing centre
An advanced 3D printing technique developed at Loughborough University which is capable of mass-producing up to 100,000 components a day will be at the heart of a new manufacturing centre, officially launched this week.30 March 2017
International product design collaboration recognised with iF Design Award
An innovative car charger designed as part of research undertaken at the Loughborough Design School has been awarded a world-renowned iF Design Award.23 March 2017
Loughborough researchers at Leicestershire Police conference
Academics from Loughborough University are set to present at a conference on ‘evidence-based policing’ held by Leicestershire Police.23 March 2017
Loughborough research features in international guidelines on the investigation of sexual violence in conflict
A Loughborough University psychologist has provided expert guidance to the Government for its international protocol on the investigation of sexual violence in conflict.22 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
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
Loughborough named world’s best sporting university
Loughborough has been named the best sporting university in the world in the global QS higher education league table.7 March 2017
Loughborough part of partnership looking at driving forward powertrain research
Loughborough has been announced as one of six universities who will work with the Digital Engineering and Test Centre (DETC), a ‘spoke’ of the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), on a project to help drive forward powertrain research.6 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
Loughborough academic awarded the King Carl XVI Gustaf Professorship at Umeå University
John Anderson, Professor of Physical Geography at Loughborough University’s School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences has been awarded the King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Professorship in Environmental Science for the 2017/18 academic year at Umeå University, Sweden.27 February 2017
Loughborough retains European Commission award for its career development for researchers
Loughborough University is one of twelve UK institutions to retain the HR Excellence in Research Award from the European Commission following the sixth-year review, in recognition of its long-term commitment to career development for researchers.22 February 2017
Loughborough University London wins research award for development of healthcare Internet of Things platform
Loughborough University London has been awarded research funding from the UK-India Education Research Initiative (UKIERI) to build a secure Internet of Things (IoT) platform for use in healthcare.16 February 2017
New water meter app could save 20% on household bills and help tackle global water crisis
A new smartphone and tablet app which monitors home water usage is being created at Loughborough University as part of Europe-wide initiative motivated by global water shortages.6 February 2017
Leading Loughborough academics appear on House of Commons Select Committees
Two leading Loughborough University academics made parliamentary appearances today on Select Committees for Education, Science and Technology.1 February 2017
Using photography to help the people of Ghana make healthier diet choices
Loughborough researchers are hoping photographs taken by women in Ghana of what people eat and drink in their communities will encourage them to make healthier diet choices.30 January 2017
Getting schoolchildren active in class to build lifelong healthy habits
Could getting schoolchildren to be more active in class encourage them to sit less and improve their learning experience? A new study hopes to find out.25 January 2017
Cost of living for people with sight loss increases significantly with severity and age
The cost of everyday living for a severely sight impaired person of pension age is a hefty 73% more than for a pensioner who is not visually impaired, a new study by Loughborough University has found.25 January 2017
How to make your child less picky at mealtimes
Fussy eating youngsters could be encouraged to be less fastidious by sharing mealtimes with their parents, a new study has revealed.20 January 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
Scientists at Loughborough explore ways of reducing food waste
Loughborough University is part of a new £0.8 million research project examining how food manufacturing systems can be improved to reduce waste.6 January 2017
Colleagues unlikely to intervene in online workplace bullying
Work colleagues are less likely to intervene in workplace bullying if it takes place online, research from Loughborough University has found.6 January 2017
New study shows sport pays
People who play sport can earn on average 10% more than their non-active counterparts according to a study by economists at Loughborough University and the University of St Gallen (Switzerland).16 December 2016
£1m project will capture British Asians’ memories of Partition
A Loughborough researcher has received a prestigious £1m award to capture cultural memories of Partition amongst the British Asian community.15 December 2016
Longitudinal health and safety project is a first for UK construction
Researchers at Loughborough University are embarking on a unique project that will track and inform health and safety leadership, policies, and practices at Tideway.13 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
New research hubs to strengthen the UK’s manufacturing base
Loughborough University is a partner in three £10 million research hubs designed to strengthen the UK’s manufacturing base.6 December 2016
New project to improve Foundation Mathematics across Loughborough’s STEM curriculum launched this month
A new initiative which invites students to become ‘partners’ in teaching foundation mathematics to prospective science and engineering undergraduates will start on December 1.1 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
The world’s largest-ever online ‘sleep census’ reveals a sleep-deprived planet
Bed manufacturer Sealy UK, together with Loughborough University’s Clinical Sleep Research Unit (CSRU), has conducted the world’s largest and most comprehensive online sleep study ever, revealing a sleep deprived planet, and a female UK ‘sleep debt’ of 10 days a year.18 November 2016
Rail industry breakthrough technology Repoint wins IET Innovation Award
Repoint, a radical new track switch product developed by Loughborough University’s Control Systems Group, has won a prestigious IET Innovation Award in recognition of its potential to support increased levels of day-to-day rail traffic across the network.17 November 2016
Loughborough Professor is first non-Russian or American winner of prestigious international science prize
Research into ultrahigh magnetic fields at Loughborough University has attracted the attention of the Russian Academy of Sciences and landed one academic with a rare distinction.16 November 2016
New policy must be adopted to protect cancer patients’ work rights
A Loughborough academic has called for cancer patients to be given similar work rights to pregnant women.15 November 2016
Sonobex receives Noise Abatement Society award
Loughborough University spin out company Sonobex has been awarded this year’s Noise Abatement Society’s John Connell Innovation Award.9 November 2016
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
Chief Scientist speaks to students about NASA’s mission to Mars
NASA Chief Scientist Dr Ellen Stofan visited Loughborough University London on Friday to talk about the administration’s 2030 Journey to Mars.31 October 2016
Advanced Technology Innovation Centre drives rapid growth
The latest development on Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park, the Advanced Technology Innovation Centre (ATIC), has achieved over 95% occupancy within a year of its launch. With strong demand for start-up space and more developed companies rapidly expanding, ATIC is already playing a vital role in driving local economic growth.6 October 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
Academics unite to ask the UN to protect the rights of refugees and migrants
A Loughborough geographer has joined an academic call to defend the rights of refugees and migrants.20 September 2016
Conversation analysts will be listening in at New Scientist Live
Loughborough University's Professor Liz Stokoe and colleagues from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will be analysing conversations at New Scientist Live in London’s Excel Centre this week.20 September 2016
Research finds 4-year-olds are not physically ready to start school
New research from Loughborough University has revealed many four-year-olds are not physically ready to start school.2 September 2016
Study reveals gap in the market for wearable technologies that monitor sedentary behaviour
Wearable technology to monitor the time you spend being sedentary could encourage changes in behaviour that helps improve health, research reveals.1 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
Lab-on-a-Stick: miniaturised clinical testing for fast detection of antibiotic resistance
A portable power-free test for the rapid detection of bacterial resistance to antibiotics has been developed by academics at Loughborough University and the University of Reading.23 August 2016
Study to explore the scale of physical activity and nutritional health messaging at major sporting events
A new study examining the promotion of health messaging at major sporting events, such as the Olympics, will be led by Loughborough University.18 August 2016
New research sheds light on the real experience of calling the GP surgery
Pioneering research into GP receptionist interaction with the public over the telephone has revealed how patients have to ‘push’ for effective service.16 August 2016
Bus drivers’ health at risk due to sedentary behaviour, Loughborough research reveals
Bus drivers are typically sitting for more than 12 hours a day due to the demands of the job – three hours longer than office workers.10 March 2016
Study shows exercise DOES curb your hunger
Scientists at Loughborough University have found exercising is more effective than food restriction in helping limit daily calorie consumption.7 March 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
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
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
New technology could signal the end of laser attacks
A protective eye strip developed at Loughborough University to protect police from laser attacks has significantly reduced the use of lasers during riots in Northern Ireland where it is used.15 February 2016
New centre places Loughborough at heart of UK aerospace engineering and technology development
The Business Minister, Anna Soubry MP, has today announced £9.8 million of funding towards the establishment of a new facility that will position Loughborough University as a primary UK hub for aerospace engineering and technology.5 February 2016