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.
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.
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