Major deal sealed with tech giant
Innovative plans to create hundreds of jobs, and generate £1.6million for front-line County Council services have been unveiled by the Secretary of State for Communities the Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, during a visit to the Midlands today (Thursday).
Loughborough University joins the Organic and Printed Electronics Association
Loughborough University has joined the world’s leading international industry association for organic and printed electronics.
Rag shortlisted for four national fundraising awards
Loughborough Students’ Union Rag has been shortlisted for an impressive four national fundraising awards.
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.
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.
Loughborough secures new grant to develop self-learning machines
Loughborough’s expertise in artificial intelligence (AI) has been recognised with a new grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the US Air Force Research Laboratory.
Students and alumni to take to the stage at Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Festival-goers at Edinburgh Fringe are to be transported to an awkward Halloween party and a pub in Lancashire as a group of Loughborough alumni and students are to take to the stage with two original plays.
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.
Artists invited to submit ideas for public artwork outside new hall of residence
Loughborough University is to commission a public artwork to mark the entrance to its new hall of residence complex – and artists from across the globe are invited to submit their ideas.
Loughborough University awards more than £10,000 to community projects that support those in need
Loughborough University has awarded three Charnwood organisations with substantial donations, as part of their Special Projects Fund.
Loughborough University London supports fascinating community projects through new funding initiative
Loughborough University London has awarded nine charities and organisations with donations, as part of the new London Open Fund initiative.
Loughborough past and present going for World Cup glory
Current Loughborough University student Ellie Rayer and four Loughborough alumni are doing their bit to try and guide England Hockey to glory at the Women’s Hockey World Cup, which is currently taking place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Loughborough University London celebrates students who have improved their entrepreneurial and employability skills
Loughborough University London marked the achievements of two of its learning communities earlier this month.
Boxer Dillian Whyte vows to continue his 100% winning record with Loughborough University by beating Joseph Parker this weekend
When Dillian Whyte suffered his only career defeat at the hands of Anthony Joshua in 2015 he was training by himself hitting bags in a garage.
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.
Loughborough University is recognised as one of the UK’s best green spaces
Loughborough University has received the sought-after Green Flag Award for its vibrant campus, marking it out as one of the nation's best green spaces.
Red Arrows treat Graduation crowds to memorable fly-past
Not many things bring campus life to a complete standstill, but when the Red Arrows pierced the sky this morning, all attention was focused up above - including the School of Science Graduation ceremony which paused for a brief but exciting moment.
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.
European mathematical conference to be held at Loughborough University
The 38th Dynamic Days Europe conference will be held at Loughborough University this year.
Running Line aims to increase number of people with visual impairments participating in sport
An innovative product developed by a Loughborough University academic aims to increase the number of people with visual impairments taking part in sport by letting children experience independent running from a young age.
World-class swim coach Melanie Marshall awarded honorary degree
Melanie Marshall – one of Britain’s most decorated swimmers, who is now coach to Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth champion Adam Peaty – has been awarded an honorary degree by Loughborough University.
Academic awarded Visiting Professorship for outstanding research in racism analysis, migration and intersectionality
A Loughborough University academic, who has conducted pioneering research into racism in 1920s Germany, has recently been awarded an international Visiting Professorship.
Leading industrial design expert to join Loughborough University
Professor Hua Dong is bringing her industrial design expertise to Loughborough as she will join the University as Professor of Design this September.
Elite sportspersons to be honoured at graduation ceremonies
Three elite sportspersons are amongst the honorary graduates to be celebrated during Loughborough University’s summer graduation ceremonies.
Student awarded prestigious Ford scholarship
A student at Loughborough University has received one of ten worldwide engineering scholarships from Ford Motor Company Fund.
Penrose Engineering Residential inspires Year 11 female students
Earlier this month, Loughborough University hosted a residential event for Year 11 students that aimed to inspire them to peruse a career in engineering.
Olympics and Culture explored through exhibition and symposium project
A major touring exhibition and symposium project explores the theme of Olympics and Culture through sharing histories and legacies, questioning and proposing how they might be relevant to communities and cultures today and in the future.
Textiles student's talent is recognised twice at national exhibition
Final-year Textiles student Charlotte Munson has rounded off her time at Loughborough by winning both the Kingfisher Design Talent Award and the Turner Bianca Associates Prize at the London-based exhibition New Designers.
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).
Loughborough Formula Student team unveil striking 2018 race car
A group of students at Loughborough University have revealed their new Formula Student racing car in preparation for the competition which starts later this month.
Young carers and students in care were able to ‘explore more’ into Higher Education at Loughborough event
Loughborough University’s School and College Liaison Team have hosted a successful experience day for young carers and students in the care system.
Loughborough students celebrate 20,500 hours of volunteering
Over the past year, Loughborough students have volunteered 20,500 hours to helping good causes, collected 15,000 items of food and clothing for those in need, and helped train more than 1,400 people in CPR.
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.
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.
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.
Design student creates inclusive games controller to aid rehabilitation after being inspired by sister’s story
A student from Loughborough Design School has created a unique games controller designed for both rehabilitation and entertainment purposes as part of his final year project.
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…
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.
Loughborough University partners with CASE to support philanthropy at African Universities
Loughborough University has joined forces with the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the world’s leading association for advancement and philanthropy in higher education, to examine the current state of philanthropic support for higher education in Africa.
Loughborough 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).
Rag raises £1m for charities for the ninth year in a row!
Loughborough Students’ Union Rag has once again raised more than £1m for a variety of local, national and international charities.
Loughborough University crowned Best UK University Campus
Loughborough University has been announced as the 2018 winner of the Studentcrowd UK University Campus Award.
Academic publishes new book: Emily Brontë Reappraised
A Loughborough University academic is celebrating the launch of her new book: Emily Brontë Reappraised.
Loughborough University London academic attends United Nations meeting
A Loughborough University London academic was invited to a United Nations meeting earlier this week for her expertise on sport’s contribution to society.
Three alumni receive Queen’s Birthday Honours
In the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2018, three Loughborough University alumni have been recognised for their work.
Pioneering female engineer honoured through hall name
A new hall of residence on the Loughborough University campus is set to be named after Claudia Parsons, one of the UK’s first women engineers.
Santander Universities funding supports launch of Start-up Lab for enterprising students and local business community
This autumn sees the launch of a brand new focal point at Loughborough University that supports entrepreneurial students to develop businesses, and local companies to prosper.
Imago Venues’ role at Elite Athlete Centre to include focus on nutrition
The £7m Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel (EAC) at Loughborough University will place bespoke nutrition at the centre of the offering to be delivered by Imago Venues.
Leading experts on hydrodynamics join Loughborough University
Professor Qiuhua Liang and Professor Christopher Keylock are bringing their expertise on fluid dynamics to Loughborough University.
Students inspired at NCOP Pathways’ Year 10 Holiday Club
At the end of last month, Loughborough University welcomed more than 100 Year 10 students onto campus to give them an insight into STEM, sport and global contexts.
Loughborough academic’s work displayed at the RA summer exhibition
An academic from Loughborough University will have one of his pieces on display at the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition this year.
Arts Degree Show: award-winners announced!
The winners of Loughborough University’s 2018 Arts Degree Show have been announced – and there’s still time to check out their work and the wide range of art on display!
Design Degree Show 2018 to showcase diverse and innovative projects
Students from the Loughborough Design School will present their final-year projects at the Design Degree Show 2018, which opens to the public on Thursday 14 June.
Students present ideas to generate income for local community centre
Postgraduate students from the University have presented creative proposals to open up sustainable pathways to generate income for Fearon Hall Community Centre whilst keeping Loughborough communities at its heart.
Loughborough students impress judges at the 2018 Starpack Awards
Students at Loughborough’s Design School impressed judges at this year’s Starpack Awards.
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).
Loughborough University London programme to ‘inspire success’ in capital graduates
Graduates from east London are invited to attend a series of workshops to develop their employability skills, meet top employers and learn about a 100% tuition fee scholarship on offer at the institution.
New two-day sewing event to take place at University
Loughborough University is hosting a new sewing event that aims to celebrate the online stitching community and the hobby that can be more beneficial than it ‘seams’.
Kestrels nesting on campus are now caring for four chicks
The pair of kestrels that returned to their nest on campus several weeks ago are now caring for four chicks!
Design student wins competition for sustainable toy design
A student from Loughborough’s Design School has won a prize for the innovative, sustainable child’s toy she has designed.
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.
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.
Loughborough academics return for second episode of Poetry Podcast
Returning for its second episode, ‘School of Poetry’ is back with fresh guests and themes.
Academics launch toolkit that aims to help businesses understand the experience their customers want
Loughborough University academics have launched a free downloadable toolkit that aims to help entrepreneurs understand the experience desired by customers.
Fruit Routes event to prompt conversations on global issues
Loughborough University’s Fruit Routes project is once again returning to campus from 13-15 June.
School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering PhD student is winner at L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Awards Ceremony
A Loughborough Doctoral Researcher was selected as one of the winners of the poster presentation competition at the L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Awards Ceremony.
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.
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).
Loughborough University looks to inspire young minds this summer
Loughborough University’s School and College Liaison Team will be bringing back their ‘Inspiring Minds’ series of events this summer.
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.
Loughborough University leaps back into UK top five
Loughborough University has been ranked 4th in the 2019 Guardian University Guide, rising two places from last year. It also has 21 of its 28 subject areas ranked in the national top ten.
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…
Community groups and dedicated students presented with community prizes
The University’s annual Community Presentation Evening, held at Loughborough Town Hall last week, saw community groups and dedicated students were presented with community prizes.
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 student engineers announced as winners of competition
Four University students and one alumnus have been named winners of the Mentor30Engineers competition.
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.
Design students win international Toyota competition
Two students from Loughborough’s Design School have won the International Toyota Logistics Design competition.
Imago named Best Academic Venue at National Venue Awards
At the National Venue Awards last Friday (11 May), Loughborough based Imago Venues was named the UK’s Best Academic Venue.
Event shines light on LGBT+ research conducted at Loughborough University
The important LGBT+ research being conducted at Loughborough University was highlighted at an exciting new event.
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.
Design School students create inclusive sports products
Students from the Design School recently took part in a competition to develop assistive sports products and games for schoolchildren with disabilities.
Owner of world-famous casino visits Loughborough to hear about latest research
Jimmy Thomas, one of Loughborough’s most successful businessmen, visited the University last week to discuss research being conducted by the School of Business and Economics.
LSU society and Welfare and Diversity associations have hard work recognised in national awards competition
Two Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) associations and one society have had their efforts acknowledged in the National Societies Awards.
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.
Voting now open for Placement Student Awards
Voting has now opened for Loughborough University’s Placement Student Awards.
President of the Royal Society and Nobel Prize winner to present lecture on migration in science
Nobel Prize-winning biologist Professor Venki Ramakrishnan will be at the University next week presenting a lecture on migration in science.
Music scholarship students to showcase their talent in University concert
Two Loughborough students that have been awarded prestigious music scholarships will be taking to the stage next week.
Loughborough London’s first round of Community Donations Fund now open for applications
Loughborough London has now opened the bidding for the 2018 Open Fund, in line with Loughborough University’s Community Donations Fund scheme.
Loughborough student named Undergraduate of the Year
A Loughborough student has been named Undergraduate of the Year for Innovation at the TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year competition.
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.
Students win Pitch@Palace award with chatbot system that aims to make eating out easy
Students Matt Pritchard and James Powell-Tuck have won a sought-after national award for their foody tech idea – and they have even been congratulated by a member of the royal family!
Live camera set-up in kestrel nest box
A pair of kestrels have once again returned to their nest on campus – and now you can watch what Loughborough’s feathery friends get up to!
Student’s sporting event nominated for BT Sport Industry award
A student at Loughborough University London has been nominated for a BT Sport Industry award for launching a marathon swimming event.
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’s history is explored in collaborative textile project
First year University students and Charnwood Arts have worked together to produce an exhibition that merges historic themes with contemporary textile designs.
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.
Loughborough climbs to seventh in national ranking of 131 universities
Loughborough has been ranked seventh nationally in The Complete University Guide 2019 – three places higher than last year – and remains the highest ranked university in the Midlands, ahead of over 30 other institutions.
Loughborough becomes a member of the Race Equality Charter
Loughborough University has become a member of a Charter that aims to improve the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students.
Loughborough students speak at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
Two Loughborough University students have addressed officials from 53 nations at the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
Cinema screening to raise money for Loughborough charity
Flix and the Ethnic Minorities Network are hosting a film fundraiser this weekend to raise money for Loughborough-based charity Baca.
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.
Loughborough named University of the Year at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018
Loughborough has been named University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018, as well as taking the top spot in the University Facilities and Giving Back categories.
Former test pilot takes to the air to mark 70 years since first solo flight
Ex-RAF test pilot Captain Desmond Penrose marked the 70th anniversary of his first solo flight at the weekend by getting behind the controls of a 1930s biplane.
University Designer invited to judge international Design Excellence Awards
Dr Mark Evans has been invited by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) to join the jury for the 2018 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA).
Theoretical physicist appointed as Dean of Loughborough University’s School of Science
The theoretical physicist Professor Claudia Eberlein has been appointed as Dean of Loughborough University’s School of Science.
Alumnus bags deal with Firebox.com after success on Channel 4 show
Loughborough alumnus Simon Lyons has bagged a deal with online retailer Firebox.com after appearing on Channel 4 last night (Monday) with his innovative product Mobu: The World’s Most Versatile Cable Clip.
Community groups invited to bid for University funding through the Special Projects Fund
Loughborough University is welcoming bids from community groups across Charnwood for its annual Special Projects Fund.
Loughborough students nominated for most influential woman at university
Nine inspiring women who are current students at Loughborough have been nominated in The Tab’s ‘Top 100 most influential women at university’.
British Council India 70th Anniversary scholars to study at Loughborough
Loughborough University is set to welcome two students who have secured a prestigious British Council scholarship.
Winner of Overton Poetry Prize 2017 to launch chapbook
The winning 2017 Overton Poetry Prize collection, which explores aspects of identity and migration, is to be published later this month.
Loughborough shortlisted for five national leadership and management awards
Loughborough University has been shortlisted for five Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards.
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.
Santander meets university community it has helped support at beneficiary event
Santander representatives visited the University last month to meet the students, academics and entrepreneurs it has provided support to.
Swimmer James Wilby claims Loughborough's first Commonwealth Games gold
Loughborough University student James Wilby has won Gold for Team England at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, after a stunning late charge in the men's 200m breaststroke final saw him claim victory in a personal best time of 2:08.05.
Inspirational deaf student is made Snowdon Trust ambassador
Paul Ntulila, a Master’s student at Loughborough University London, has been made an ambassador of the Snowdon Trust.
Around 90 Loughborough athletes set for Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
Around 90 Loughborough University students, alumni and campus-based athletes are set to compete at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, which are being held on the Gold Coast in Australia from 4th to 15th April.
People of all ages to be inspired at STEM Community Day 2018
From budding astrophysicists and mathematicians, to those with wild imaginations and a thirst for trying new things, Loughborough University aims to inspire everyone at its annual STEM Community Day.
Loughborough shortlisted for 2018 Guardian University Award
Loughborough University has been shortlisted for a 2018 Guardian University Award.
Design project launches tools to support employment opportunities in lower income countries
A number of tools and resources that encourage product and industrial designers to rethink the ways in which they use materials have been launched following a successful social impact research project led by Loughborough University.
Loughborough students put wheels in motion for international racing car competition
Engineering students from Loughborough University will be competing at Silverstone this summer for the 20th anniversary of the Formula Student competition.
Loughborough named best in the UK for student experience
Loughborough University has been named the best in the country for its student experience, the UK’s leading publication on higher education, the Times Higher Education (THE) announced today.
Loughborough academics host new Poetry Podcast in celebration of World Poetry Day
A brand new podcast has been published by Loughborough University, in celebration of World Poetry Day.
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.
University’s Inside Out fund awards donations to eight Charnwood Groups
The Inside Out fund, part of Loughborough University’s Community Donation 2017/18, has awarded eight Charnwood groups with donations.
University to host Sexual Violence in Higher Education Conference
Loughborough University is hosting a conference next week that discusses the issue of sexual violence in Higher Education.
Loughborough students excel in international packaging design competition
Six Loughborough students have had their innovative creations recognised in an international packaging design competition – with one talented undergraduate ranking in the top 13.
University to clone Newton’s Tree after receiving cuttings
Loughborough University is set to clone the tree that inspired Sir Isaac Newton’s theory of gravity after being gifted a selection of cuttings.
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.
School of Business and Economics launches new Senior Leaders Apprenticeship programmes
Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics has developed a suite of postgraduate apprenticeship programmes for organisations that wish to develop, promote and retain their talented managers using the Apprenticeship Levy.
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.
Community groups invited to bid for University funding through the Open Fund
Community and voluntary groups in Charnwood are being offered the chance to bid for funding through the University’s annual Donations Fund Programme.
Loughborough shortlisted for 10 Whatuni Student Choice Awards
Loughborough is the most shortlisted university in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2018, featuring in 10 of the 12 categories.
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.
Santander Discovery Grants awarded to two community projects in partnership with Loughborough University
Two Santander Discovery Grants have been awarded to local community projects in partnership with Loughborough University.
Chance to learn about sports management or entrepreneurship at International Summer School
Are you interested in the idea of becoming your own boss? Or maybe you’ve always wanted to learn more about what it’s like to work in management within the sports industry?
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 number one in the world for sports subjects
Loughborough has retained its position as the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the global 2018 QS higher education league table.
Flix and Loughborough Women’s Network to host double bill fundraiser
Flix and Loughborough Women’s Network are coming together next weekend to host a double bill fundraiser for Midlands Women’s Aid.
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.
Loughborough launches new University Management and Leadership programme
A new programme designed to develop ambitious graduates for leadership and management roles in higher education has been launched by Loughborough University.
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.
PhD student to present work in Parliament at STEM for BRITAIN 2018
A Loughborough University PhD student will present his research to MPs in Parliament, as part of the STEM for Britain 2018 Chemistry competition.
Students partner with Loughborough charity to provide mentoring to young asylum seekers
Loughborough University students are providing English and Maths mentoring to a cohort of young asylum seekers that were forced to leave their homes as a result of war or persecution.
Expert on art, science and heritage joins Loughborough University
Renowned art historian Professor Phillip Lindley has joined the School of the Arts, English and Drama at Loughborough University.
Emily Sarsfield ready for Winter Olympic debut
Loughborough Alumna Emily Sarsfield will make her Olympic debut on Friday, fulfilling a dream that has been 22 years in the making, and at points looked like it would never happen.
Loughborough University students take part in national drone competition
A Loughborough University team of students will be taking part in an annual competition to design, build and operate an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).
Loughborough University London to help shape how drone technology is used in the capital
Loughborough University London is to help shape how drone technology is used in the city, it has been announced.
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.
Loughborough trains more than 1,000 people in CPR on Valentine’s Day
Loughborough University, Loughborough Students’ Union and the British Heart Foundation came together on the most heart-themed day of the year to train more than 1,000 people in CPR.
Record number of scholarships awarded to students facing challenging circumstances
A record number of scholarships have been awarded this academic year (2017/18) to students that face challenging personal and financial circumstances in order that they can study at Loughborough.
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.
Loughborough student to celebrate first published book with University launch event
A Loughborough University student is celebrating her first published book by hosting a launch event on campus.
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.
Leicestershire has highest percentage of stem cell donors in UK thanks to recruitment events such as Loughborough’s Spit Happens
It has been revealed that Leicestershire has the highest percentage of people on the stem cell register in the UK.
Nominations are now open for University Prizes
Do you know a student who has gone out of their way to help you or to serve the Loughborough community?
Loughborough University and the British Heart Foundation partner for Valentine’s Day event that aims to increase cardiac arrest survival rates
Loughborough University, Loughborough Students’ Union and the British Heart Foundation are joining forces on the most heart-themed day of the year to try and increase cardiac arrest survival rates.
Brave student overcomes challenging circumstances and 10-hour surgery
A Loughborough student, who has overcome challenging circumstances and a 10-hour surgery, is looking to raise awareness and eradicate stigmas surrounding Crohn's Disease.
International design expert announced as next Dean of Loughborough Design School
One of the world’s leading design experts, Professor Cees de Bont has been announced as the new Dean of Loughborough University’s Design School.
Switch On Stand Out: Students to help local businesses as part of social media training programme
A Loughborough Students’ Union training programme is looking to support, advise and train local businesses in the benefits of social media marketing.
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.
Loughborough to hold first ever Talk Sport Student Conference
Loughborough University is to hold its first ever student conference based around starting a career in the sports industry next week.
Seven-time Paralympic medallist to present public lecture that highlights the importance of engaging all people with disability in sport
Seven-time Paralympic medallist Dr Cheri Blauwet will present a lecture at the end of the month that looks to emphasise the importance of engaging all people with an impairment in sport and physical activity as a means of promoting population health.
University academics contribute to landmark handbook on physical activity policy and practice
Thirty current and former Loughborough University academics have contributed to a landmark publication on physical activity policy and practice.
Loughborough academic listed as a finalist for the 2018 FDM Everywoman in Technology awards
Dr Will Whittow has been listed as a finalist for the 2018 FDM Everywoman in Technology awards.
Community groups awarded University donations
The first round of Loughborough University’s Community Donation Open Fund 2017/18 has been awarded to a range of community groups.
New Year’s Honours for Loughborough alumni
Three alumnae, an honorary graduate and a Loughborough-based athlete have been recognised in the New Year’s Honours list 2018 for services to UK Sport and Design.
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.
Loughborough University’s plans for technology transfer
Loughborough and seven other universities in the Midlands are collaborating in technology transfer, it has been announced.
Discourse and Rhetoric Group celebrates 30th anniversary with special video
A world-leading University group that researches language and social interaction in society is celebrating its 30th anniversary and, to mark the occasion, a special tribute video has been made.
Renowned space scientist receives Honorary Doctorate from Loughborough University
Space scientist and BBC Sky at Night presenter Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of the University “in recognition of her contributions to science”.
Loughborough University London celebrates second graduation ceremony
Loughborough University London celebrated its graduation ceremony yesterday (Thursday 14 December), honouring the achievements of more than 400 students.
Loughborough University events set to inspire students of the future
Loughborough University is set to inspire the students of the future with a series of taster days.
Loughborough University helping to drive growth across the UK
The importance of Loughborough University to the economy and employment, both regionally and nationally, has been highlighted by a new report.
Students and young members of the community brought together through research project
A Loughborough University research project, which aimed to bring students and young people from different walks of life together through creative workshops, has been hailed a success.
Loughborough wins two top accolades at Times Higher Education Awards
Loughborough University won two top accolades at the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards last night (Thursday 30 November), winning Outstanding Research Supervisor of the Year and Technological Innovation of the Year.
Loughborough University buries time-capsule with De Lisle College
Loughborough University is delighted to have buried a time-capsule with students from De Lisle College.
Images from the University’s Maya Project to feature in new exhibition
Images from a Loughborough social enterprise project which captures the lives of the Maya, the largest living group of Native Americans, are included in the new Virtual Museum of Human Ecology.
Scholarship set up in memory of alumna killed in car accident
The family of a Loughborough University alumna, who was involved in a fatal car accident, have started a scholarship in her memory.
Loughborough University London to play key role in Sports Analytics World Series
On Friday 24th November 2017 Loughborough University London will be the lead academic partner for the UK leg of the Sports Analytics World Series, the first of seven global events over the next 12 months.
English lecturer’s latest work is a literary tour full of surprises
Dr Oliver Tearle, founder of the popular Interesting Literature blog, has scoured the country to write Britain by the Book: A Curious Tour of Our Literary Landscape, a collection of surprising and little-known stories behind classic works of literature.
Creative Writing lecturer becomes poet-in-residence at Bradgate Park
Dr Kerry Featherstone, who oversees the School’s MA in Creative Writing, will take up the role as part of a new project based on creative inspiration at Bradgate Park in Leicestershire.
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.
Global leader in sport business joins Loughborough University London
Aaron Smith has been appointed as Professor of Sport Business at Loughborough University London.
Outstanding students recognised at academic excellence awards
Students studying a range of subjects from Maths to Psychology were awarded scholarships for academic excellence at a celebratory dinner held at Loughborough University on Monday 23 October.
Military visit marks renewed partnership between Loughborough University and the MOD
Loughborough University and the Ministry of Defence (MOD) have re-signed a Memorandum of Understanding, officially marking their continued partnership.
Fine Art student competing in Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year competition
Third-year artist Benji Thomas has been chosen to compete in the illustrious Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year competition.
Renowned expert on feminist art theory joins Loughborough University
Hilary Robinson has joined Loughborough University as Professor of Feminism, Art and Theory.
£7m Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel to be added to Imago Venues portfolio from 2018
Loughborough University is creating a dedicated 4-star Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel (EAC) comprised of 44 bedrooms. The facility will be run by Imago Venues – Loughborough University’s dedicated hotel, conference and events provider.
Creative Community Day taking place at Loughborough University
Loughborough University is hosting a Creative Community Day on Saturday 28 October 2017.
Loughborough University to debate Catalonia’s battle for independence
An academic debate on Catalonia’s fight for independence is being hosted by Loughborough University on Tuesday October 17.
Loughborough holds onto 6th place in 2018 Times Higher Education ‘Table of Tables’
Loughborough has retained its 6th place ranking for the second year in the Times Higher Education (THE) ‘Table of Tables’, consolidating its position as one of the country’s top universities.
Community groups invited to bid for University funding through the Open Fund
Community and voluntary groups in Charnwood are being offered the chance to bid for funding through the University’s annual Donations Fund Programme.
Inspiring women at Loughborough: Guest speakers describe their paths through academia
An event aimed at inspiring women to succeed will focus in the careers of four Loughborough academics.
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 amongst global elite with five-star plus rating
Loughborough University is one of only 15 universities in the world to be awarded a five-star plus rating – the highest available – in an independent assessment of its performance.
Social Sciences makes top 100 in global THE ranking
Social Sciences at Loughborough University has been ranked 98th in the world in the 2018 Times Higher Education (THE) subject rankings.
University neighbourhood officer recognised with award
The neighbourhood officer for Loughborough University has been named Leicestershire Police’s Dedicated Neighbourhood Officer of the Year 2017.
Loughborough named ‘Best Careers Service’ in the UK
Loughborough University’s careers service has been named the best in the UK by Student Crowd.
Major legacy donation invested into new architecture programme
Loughborough University has received a £2.5million legacy donation from Reginald W.J. Hewson, the largest bequest the University has ever received.
Industry placement student creates instrument with ice
Loughborough University student Leah Edwards recently completed her industrial placement with National Instruments as an Applications Engineer, during which she created a robotic musical instrument with wind chimes and dry ice.
As the new academic year gets underway, the University has launched a brand new mobile app designed to help students keep up-to-date with news and information and the range of services available to them across campus.
Loughborough technician named Improver of the Year
Jonathan Cripps, Mechanical Technician at Loughborough University, has been named the Harland Roberts Engineer Improver of the Year 2017.
Excellence100 campaign searches for more academic stars
Loughborough University is embarking on the next phase of its Excellence100 staff recruitment campaign.
Students encouraged to #THINKcommunity
Students are being encouraged to think, think, think about their local area at the start of a new term in Loughborough.
Loughborough climbs to 7th in Times Good University Guide
Loughborough has been ranked 7th out of 131 UK universities in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 – its highest ever position.
Loughborough shortlisted for four Times Higher Education awards
Loughborough University has been shortlisted for four Times Higher Education (THE) Awards – for Outstanding Research Supervisor of the Year, Excellence and Innovation in the Arts, the International Impact Award, and Technological Innovation of the Year.
Unforgettable 2017 School Games come to a close at Loughborough University
The 2017 School Games came to a close yesterday (3 September) with a whole host of medals contested on the final day.
University history unveiled with Handicraft Unit furniture auction and exhibition
Loughborough University will unveil a rich collection of period furniture for auction from the Handicraft Unit, a programme established in the 1930s which trained students in furniture making under leading craftsmen.
Local groups awarded £27,500 from University donation fund
Two organisations have been awarded funds to support their work in the community.
Loughborough Students’ Union Action receives prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service
Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) Action has received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2017, the highest possible award given to volunteer groups in the UK.
Loughborough graduates ranked as some of the top earning employees in the country
Loughborough’s graduates are among the best paid in the country, especially those who have studied communication, business or architecture – a Government survey has revealed.
Loughborough tops survey of the UK’s most employable design graduates
Loughborough University design graduates have been named ‘most employable’ by a nationwide industry poll.
Learn from other people’s mistakes for Clearing 2017
Social interaction experts from Loughborough University have examined hundreds of calls made to its clearing contact centre last year to come up with top tips for students entering the process tomorrow (Thursday 17 August).
Loughborough top in England for student satisfaction
Loughborough has been ranked the top mainstream university in England for student satisfaction in the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS).
University launches appeal to support dementia research
Loughborough University has launched a fundraising appeal to support innovative research into dementia.
Students vote Loughborough top in accommodation awards
Five of Loughborough University’s student accommodation buildings have been listed in the 2017 Student Accommodation Awards, including a first place win for Falkner Eggington hall.
Former RAF test pilot speaks about the need for more female engineers in the UK
Dressed smartly for his interview, sitting and in the shadow of a decommissioned fighter jet in the atrium named after him, ex-RAF test pilot Captain Desmond Penrose is speaking passionately about the quality of the UK’s engineering industry.
Crossrail chairman awarded honorary degree by Loughborough University
Sir Terry Morgan, Chairman of Crossrail, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Technology (DTech).
Strictly Come Dancing star receives Honorary Doctorate from Loughborough University
Ore Oduba, who graduated in Sport Science and Social Science in 2008, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of the University “In recognition of his contribution to British television as a news and sports broadcaster”.
British Paralympic Association director awarded honorary degree from Loughborough University
Penny Briscoe OBE, Director of Sport at the British Paralympic Association, has been awarded an honorary degree by Loughborough University.
Loughborough University’s class of 2017 honoured at graduation ceremonies
This week, Loughborough University is honouring thousands of students at its summer graduation ceremonies. The achievements of students are celebrated as they reach the end of their degrees.
Honorary Loughborough degree for mountaineer who conquered the Ogre with two broken legs
Adventurer Doug Scott descended The Ogre – the most difficult mountain in Pakistan – with two broken legs.
Lord Sebastian Coe officially installed as Chancellor of Loughborough University
Lord Sebastian Coe has been installed as Chancellor of Loughborough University.
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.
Academic publishes new book exploring health and medicine in early modern England
A new book which explores health and medicine in early modern England has been published by a Loughborough University academic.
Loughborough academic shines a light on women in construction
Jacqui Glass, Professor of Architecture and Sustainable Construction in the School of Civil and Building Engineering is calling for the construction industry to create a better working life for women working in construction.
Feathered friends build a home at Loughborough University
A group of kestrels has returned to its nest at the Loughborough campus.
Design students sweep international packaging competition
Twenty-two awards were given to Loughborough Design School students in the 2017 Student Starpack competition.
Loughborough University London and Chelsea Football Club join forces
Loughborough University London and Chelsea Football Club are delighted to have formed a three-year strategic partnership that will see the two organisations work together on research, internships, player aftercare and engagement activities.
Queen’s Birthday Honours for Loughborough alumni and honorary graduates
In the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2017, six Loughborough University alumni and two honorary graduates have been recognised for their work in a wide range of areas.
Loughborough Doctoral College launched
Loughborough University has today (Thursday 22 June) launched its Doctoral College.
Loughborough in the ‘Golden Six’ of elite universities securing top teaching quality rating
Loughborough is one of the ‘Golden Six’ elite universities in the country to be awarded the top accolade in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
Survey reveals Loughborough graduates among UK high earners
Salaries for Loughborough University graduates are among the highest in the country according to new figures released by the Department for Education (DfE).
Inventive finalists present work at the Design Degree Show 2017
Students from the Loughborough Design School will present their final-year projects at the Design Degree Show 2017, opening to the public on 16 June.
Hall of Fame inductions for Olympic stars
Four Olympic stars have been honoured with induction to Loughborough University’s sporting Hall of Fame.
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.
Internationally acclaimed professor joins Loughborough University London
Loughborough University London has appointed Professor Tony Edwards as Director of its new Institute for International Management.
Emerging artists to exhibit at 2017 Arts Degree Show
Students from the School of the Arts, English and Drama are set to exhibit their final degree work at the 2017 Arts Degree Show, which opens to the public on 10 June.
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.
Inspiring events to give prospective students a taste of life at Loughborough
A series of ‘Inspiring Minds’ events at Loughborough University this summer will give year 12 students a taster of university life.
Design School receives prestigious ergonomics awards
Loughborough Design School has received two 2017 Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) awards.
Loughborough students named in The Tab’s Future 100 list
Two Loughborough University students have made the Future 100 list compiled by international youth news network, The Tab.
Loughborough University Enterprise Awards 2017: Winners announced
The winners of Loughborough’s annual Enterprise Awards competition were announced at a ceremony last night.
Loughborough University ranked in top ten again in Guardian University Guide
Loughborough University has once again been ranked in the top ten in the 2018 Guardian University Guide.
Annual Reception held by the Vice-Chancellor
Loughborough University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Allison, held his Annual Reception last night (Wednesday 10 May).
UK Government confirms funding for EU students for 2018
The UK Government has confirmed financial support for EU students starting courses in the 2018–19 academic year.
Loughborough top ten again in national ranking of 129 universities
Loughborough has consolidated its position as one of the best universities in the country with another top ten ranking in The Complete University Guide 2018.
Independent study shows Loughborough University provides ‘Best Return on Investment in the Country’
Loughborough offers students the best return on their investment in the UK having been named the ‘Best Value University in the Country’ in a new independent study.
Loughborough brings home two golds from Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2017
Loughborough University has won two Whatuni 2017 Student Choice Awards, picking up the top accolade for Best University Facilities and the new Giving Back category.
Loughborough shortlisted for four Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards
Loughborough University has been shortlisted for four Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards – in the Outstanding Marketing/Communications Team, Outstanding Estates Strategy, Workplace of the Year and DataPoints Merit Awards categories.
Inclusive sports design competition winners announced
Loughborough Design School students have received awards as part of an inclusive sports product design competition supported by the Andrew Simpson Sport Enabling Trust (ASSET).
Loughborough University London invites graduates to take 'The Big Step'
Loughborough University London has announced a new employability programme for unemployed and underemployed graduates in four key growth areas in East London.
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
Olympic legend Lord Sebastian Coe to become Loughborough University Chancellor
Loughborough University’s Chair of Council and Senior Pro-Chancellor, Sir Peter Bonfield, is delighted to announce the nomination of Lord Sebastian Coe as the University’s new Chancellor.30 March 2017
Survey confirms Loughborough has offered best student experience over the last decade
No university in the UK has offered a better student experience over the last decade than Loughborough, a national survey has revealed.23 March 2017
Creative careers event presents a world of opportunities
Over 140 students, including a significant number from the School of the Arts, English and Drama, the Design School and the Loughborough University London campus took advantage of the opportunity to meet prospective employers at an event dedicated to the creative industries.20 March 2017
Impact of donations to be celebrated at Inaugural Donor Day
The University is hosting its Inaugural Donor Day on campus today (Thursday 16 March) to celebrate the support that donors provide to the University.16 March 2017
Loughborough 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
Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2017: Loughborough shortlisted for nine out of 12 categories
Student satisfaction has helped Loughborough University feature in nine of the 12 categories at this year’s Whatuni Student Choice Awards.3 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
University seeks nominations for student community awards
Do you know a student who is an asset to the local community? If so, Loughborough University would like to hear from you for their annual student community awards.23 February 2017
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
Second Enterprise Zone confirmed for region
News of a second Enterprise Zone (EZ), that could bring more than 21,000 new jobs and £123 million into the area over the next 25 years, was announced today (Monday 13th February 2017) during a state visit by Rt Hon Marcus Jones MP, Minister for Local Government.13 February 2017
Loughborough University announces arrangements for Special Projects Fund
Loughborough University is welcoming bids from community groups across Charnwood for its annual Special Projects Fund.10 February 2017
LUSEP company secures funding to advance its Micro-Patch™ solid dose microneedle system for a hormone Biologic
UK biotech company Nemaura Pharma has announced a commitment from private investors of up to £5m for the development of a hormone Biologic using its Micro-Patch™ solid dose delivery platform.8 February 2017
School students complete CSI-style challenge day at University
Secondary school students visited Loughborough University’s Department of Chemistry last week as part of a special CSI-style challenge.3 February 2017
Spin out acquisition by Merford will accelerate impact of industrial noise control technology
Sonobex, the multi-award-winning spin out from Loughborough University’s physics research base, has been acquired by Merford UK, a leading specialist in industrial noise control. This secures the family company not only more 'brain power', but also brings a revolutionary technology in house: capable of reducing noise using by innovative, novel methods.2 February 2017
£3.2m funding for Midlands-based high performance computing centre
The Midlands Innovation group of universities and Queen Mary University of London have been awarded £3.2million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to establish HPC Midlands Plus – a centre of excellence in high performance computing (HPC).2 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
Staff and students invited to The Object is Alive exhibition
British artist Matthew Darbyshire is working alongside University Professor Daniel Watt, to launch a new arts exhibition based on Polish theatre marker Tadeusz Kantor.26 January 2017
Loughborough gets top spot again for overall satisfaction in independent student survey
Loughborough University has once again been ranked first for overall student satisfaction in the UK and globally in an independent survey.24 January 2017
Security Officers presented with Royal Humane Society awards
Three members of staff have been presented with Royal Humane Society (RHS) awards for their acts of bravery following an incident involving the resuscitation of a mature student.10 January 2017
New Year’s Honours for Loughborough’s athletes, alumni and honorary graduates
No fewer than 23 Loughborough University linked athletes, alumni and honorary graduates have been recognised in the Queen's New Year Honours list.5 January 2017
Historic day as Loughborough University London celebrates first graduation ceremony
Loughborough University London celebrated its first ever graduation ceremony yesterday (Thursday 15 December), honouring the achievements of more than 200 students.16 December 2016
£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
Positive start to academic year reported at community liaison meeting
A reduction in community complaints at the start of the 2016/17 academic year was highlighted at the recent meeting of the Loughborough Campus and Community Liaison Group (LCCLG).14 December 2016
Loughborough students compete in design challenge with Hong Kong University MBA students
Loughborough Design School students took part in a collaborative design challenge with MBA students from Hong Kong University and Deloitte Digital's design team last month.7 December 2016
From Arts to Engineering - University honours the academic excellence of students
Students studying subjects from Art to Engineering were awarded scholarships for academic excellence at a celebratory dinner held at Loughborough University last night. (Tuesday 6 December)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
Transport industry conference at Loughborough will feature driverless pods and robotic vehicles
An annual conference aimed at exploring the UK transport industry’s challenges and advancements will take place at Loughborough University next week.25 November 2016
Success at annual University Research Conference
The Graduate School hosted the annual Loughborough University Research Conference for postgraduate research students, research staff and academic staff last month.25 November 2016
Loughborough University named the UK's leading University for employer-student connections
Loughborough University has been named the UK’s top university for employer-student connections in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings, 2017. The results also show Loughborough University as the only British university to feature in the world top 30 list for this measure.25 November 2016
Loughborough Students’ Union Harry Potter Society host Quidditch activities for community
Loughborough Students’ Union ‘Loughborough Longshots’, part of the Harry Potter Society, will host a series of Quidditch activities open to the community this weekend.23 November 2016
Loughborough academic wins national “I’m a Scientist” competition
Dr Laura-Anne Furlong, a Vice-Chancellor’s Lecturer in Biomechanics at Loughborough's School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, has been voted a winner in the national “I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here!” competition.22 November 2016
Loughborough University hosts ‘A Weekend of Weird’
A series of special events celebrating literature, film, music, art and performance is heading to Loughborough next weekend.17 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
Research finds “disappointingly low" number of BAME football coaches at professional clubs
Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) football coaches account for just four per cent of backroom coaching staff at professional clubs, a study by Loughborough University has found.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
Loughborough University awarded for supporting Defence personnel
The University has been acknowledged for supporting Defence personnel and their families through the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.14 November 2016
Loughborough academics shortlisted for national engineering and science competitions
Three Loughborough University academics are taking part in X Factor style competitions which aim to throw the spotlight on Science and Engineering.14 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
Universities Minister officially opens new multi million pound learning facility at Loughborough University
Jo Johnson MP – Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation – was joined by Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan at Loughborough University this week (24th October) to officially open a major new learning and teaching facility.25 October 2016
Community groups invited to bid for University funding
Community groups are being offered the chance to bid for funding through the University’s annual Donations Fund Programme.24 October 2016
Local businesses invited to attend workplace health seminar
Local businesses are invited to attend an exclusive breakfast seminar on workplace health next month.21 October 2016
Record numbers of employers flock to Loughborough graduate recruitment fair
More companies than ever before are set to attend this year’s Loughborough University Autumn Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair, which takes place on campus on 24th and 25th October.21 October 2016
Loughborough University and Santander Universities UK confirm new agreement
Loughborough University and Santander Universities UK have today signed a new agreement worth £435,000 to support a further three year partnership.19 October 2016
Times Higher Education ‘Table of Tables’ consolidates Loughborough’s top ten university ranking
Loughborough University has risen six places to 6th in this year’s Times Higher Education (THE) ‘Table of Tables’, published today (12 October).12 October 2016
Olympic legend opens building dedicated to improving the nation’s health
Five-time Olympic champion Sir Steve Redgrave officially opened the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine building at Loughborough University this week.12 October 2016
Brazilian Embassy hosts Loughborough’s Rio 2016 celebration event
Loughborough University celebrated its most successful Olympic and Paralympic Games with an evening reception at the Brazilian Embassy last night (Thursday 6 October).7 October 2016
University Fruit Routes project returns!
Loughborough University’s Fruit Routes project is back for another year with a range of exciting harvesting activities to get involved in.3 October 2016
Historic Loughborough building set to transform into creative hub
An empty historic building in Loughborough will be given a new lease of life this weekend as it begins its transformation into a creative hub.28 September 2016
University shares key safety messages for new academic year
The University will be continuing to work with Leicestershire Police and Charnwood Borough Council to help new and returning students have a safe and crime-free time during their studies.27 September 2016
Loughborough named University of the Year for Sport
Loughborough has been named University of the Year for Sport for the second time by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.23 September 2016
Loughborough revealed as top academic institution for undergraduate pharmaceutical placements
Loughborough University has been named as the top academic institution for undergraduate pharmaceutical placements according to a new report.21 September 2016
‘Inspiring Success’ stories celebrated at Loughborough University London awards evening
Loughborough University London honoured the achievements of its first Inspiring Success graduating scholars on Thursday September 15 and announced the winners for 2016.20 September 2016
Plans for new campus accommodation unveiled by University
Loughborough University has revealed plans for potential new accommodation on campus.16 September 2016
Loughborough graduate wins national round of prestigious design competition
A new portable cooling device to improve vaccine transportation in developing countries has been announced as the UK winner of the 2016 James Dyson Award.8 September 2016
Loughborough's postgraduates showcase designs in end-of-year show
Postgraduate students from Loughborough University’s 2D and 3D Visualisation and Art and Design (Studio Practice) Masters (MA) courses are set to exhibit their work in an end- of-year showcase later this month.2 September 2016
Loughborough shortlisted for University of the Year higher education ‘Oscar’
Loughborough University has been shortlisted for four Times Higher Education (THE) Awards, including the prestigious ‘University of the Year’ award.1 September 2016
Loughborough University to host next generation of Team GB Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls at 2016 School Games
Final preparations are now underway for the 2016 School Games, which take place at Loughborough University next week.26 August 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
Students vote Loughborough most popular choice on results day
Loughborough University has been voted the most popular choice for students on A Level results day.18 August 2016
University funding supports local community groups
Loughborough University has supported a variety of different community groups in its latest round of donations.17 August 2016
Loughborough graduates targeted by leading banks
Loughborough is one of a select few universities from around the world that major banks target to recruit their analysts, according to new data released by financial services careers website efinancialcareers.16 August 2016
Government official unveils IOC accreditation plaque at National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine
The National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM) has been officially recognised as an International Olympic Committee (IOC) Research Centre for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health – one of nine worldwide.28 July 2016
Midlands academics awarded prestigious mathematics gold medals
Loughborough University academic Tony Croft, Professor of Mathematics Education, has been awarded a gold medal by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA).22 July 2016
First details of 2016 School Games at Loughborough University revealed
The first exciting details of the 2016 School Games National Finals – a major multi-sport event for elite young athletes - that will take place at Loughborough University from 1-4 September have been revealed today.19 July 2016
Loughborough University secures 36th BUCS title
It’s finally official – Loughborough University is British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) champion for the 36th consecutive year.15 July 2016
Super eight off to Rio
Double European 400m champion Martyn Rooney is one of the stars named in the Team GB athletics team heading for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, which get underway in just 23 days’ time.14 July 2016
Loughborough University’s Class of 2016 honoured at graduation ceremonies
Loughborough University will honour thousands of students in its summer graduation ceremonies this week.13 July 2016
Which? University survey rates Loughborough sport and students’ union among UK’s best
Loughborough University has been rated highly for its sports scene and its students’ union in the Which? University Student Survey 2016, published today (13 July).13 July 2016
LUSEP company receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise
CommAgility, the leading UK wireless technology company based on Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park, today received its second Queen's Award.12 July 2016
Lord Coe honours nephew at opening graduation ceremony
Sebastian Coe returned to campus today to preside over the graduation ceremony of his nephew Gus Kennedy.12 July 2016
Student Street Support Scheme set to continue
The Student Street Support Scheme is set to continue in Loughborough.4 July 2016
Record numbers attend University Open Day
Loughborough University welcomed thousands of visitors to its campus this weekend, as numbers hit a record high for the June Open Days.29 June 2016
New collaborations and funding opportunities within Space sector
Having been awarded funds from the UK Space Agency to support local early-stage space sector companies, the iNet team in the Enterprise Office is keen to hear from academics whose work would be relevant to the UK Space Incubator.28 June 2016
Loughborough awarded Best Commercial University
Loughborough University has been recognised as the Best Commercial University at the annual College and University Business Officers (CUBO) Awards held earlier this month.28 June 2016
Vice-Chancellor’s statement on the EU Referendum
As you may be aware I was one of 103 University Vice Chancellors who signed a letter to voters in advance of the EU Referendum. Our message was that universities and students were stronger in Europe.24 June 2016
Loughborough University tops Times Higher Education’s mock teaching assessment
Loughborough University has topped a mock exercise run by the Times Higher Education (THE) magazine that anticipates how the UK’s 120 universities might perform in the new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).23 June 2016
Loughborough University celebrates outstanding student placements in Awards ceremony
Loughborough University hosted its inaugural Placement Student Awards on 16 June to celebrate the outstanding achievements of its students.21 June 2016
Outstanding student volunteers praised by Loughborough University
Loughborough University has honoured a number of students for their exceptional volunteering efforts at its annual community prize ceremony.17 June 2016
Last chance to vote in the University’s placement student awards!
Voting for the University’s placement student awards ends tonight and we need your help to decide this year’s winners.13 June 2016
A recipe for recycling success
Students are being urged to get a “pizza” the action in a summer clear-up in Loughborough.9 June 2016
Students’ enterprising achievements recognised at annual awards
Loughborough University and the Students’ Union celebrated their annual Enterprise Awards last week (2 June), recognising the enterprising achievements of students.7 June 2016
Indian students gain invaluable study experience at Loughborough University
Students from three leading Indian universities are gaining valuable postgraduate study experience as part of a funded summer internship at Loughborough University.7 June 2016
Report finds Labour is almost invisible in EU Referendum coverage
The Labour Party is being practically ignored in media coverage of the EU Referendum according to a Loughborough University report released today.6 June 2016
Loughborough University study reveals the best way to improve muscle strength
Engaging in short, explosive leg contractions is the most effective way of strengthening muscles, Loughborough research reveals.6 June 2016
Fruit Routes project returns to campus!
Loughborough University’s Fruit Routes summer project is back with a fun filled set of events for everyone.3 June 2016
Vice Chancellor holds second alumni reception
Loughborough University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Allison, held the second annual Alumni Reception in London last week (26 May).2 June 2016
Science without Borders students awarded internships at leading aerospace company
Loughborough University Science without Borders students have been awarded four of only eight internships available at one of the world’s leading aerospace companies.2 June 2016
Drama students present a night of thrills in final-year show
Loughborough University Drama students are set to present an evening at the Grand-Guignol for their final-year production, taking place 1-3 June.31 May 2016
Degree Show exhibits the work of aspiring artists and designers
Students from Loughborough University’s School of the Arts and Design School are set to exhibit their work across a range of disciplines in end of year shows opening next week.31 May 2016
Professor Rachel Thomson appointed as Pro Vice-Chancellor for Teaching at Loughborough University
Rachel Thomson, Professor of Materials Engineering, has been appointed as Pro Vice-Chancellor for Teaching at Loughborough University.27 May 2016
Loughborough University soars into UK top five
Loughborough University has been ranked 4th in the 2017 Guardian University League Table.23 May 2016
New outdoor learning space dedicated to the memory of former student
A new outdoor learning space at Loughborough University has been dedicated in honour of former student, John Hanford.13 May 2016
Voting launched for University placement student awards
A campaign celebrating the achievements of Loughborough University placement students, and the transformative opportunities that host employers provide, has been launched.6 May 2016
Growth Builder announces first cohort
Growth Builder, the business growth programme designed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, has today announced the first cohort of 48 businesses selected to participate in the 12-month programme.4 May 2016
BBC presenter and physicist talks bubbles, the ocean and women working in STEM
Dr Helen Czerski, physicist and oceanographer, is set to present a guest lecture on 11 May as part of Loughborough University’s Claudia Parsons lecture series.28 April 2016
Loughborough University leaps to 7th in The Complete University Guide 2017
Loughborough University has leapt to its highest ever ranking of 7th place in The UK Complete University Guide 2017 – the fastest riser in the top 20 and the top ranked university in the Midlands.25 April 2016
Graduate business celebrates third birthday with first national awards ceremony
Loughborough University graduate and Studio alumnus, Sophie-Louise Hyde, hosted the first national awards celebration for emerging creatives to mark the third birthday of her online platform, The Student Wordsmith.21 April 2016
Graduate makes waves at Saatchi Gallery art exhibition
Loughborough University Fine Art graduate, Grace Wooler, has been chosen by the Saatchi Gallery to exhibit her work as part of their School Prize Retrospective Exhibition.20 April 2016
Rising entrepreneurial talent celebrated at prestigious awards ceremony
Loughborough University recognises emerging entrepreneurial talent in the finals of the Leicestershire County and East Midlands, Young Enterprise Company of the Year Competition.19 April 2016
Geoff Feavyour joins the University as new Head of Security
Geoff Feavyour has joined Loughborough University as the new Head of Security, taking the place of Stuart Christie who has retired after 4 years in post.18 April 2016
University lecturers and market stall holders trade places for arts project
Loughborough University lecturers and local market traders are swapping places this month as part of an innovative arts project.15 April 2016
Loughborough’s student experience a hit at Whatuni Student Choice Awards
Loughborough University has won two 2016 Whatuni Student Choice Awards, both recognising the incredible student experience on offer at the campus.15 April 2016
MIT host Loughborough University in Trans-Atlantic sport challenge and academic exchange
Loughborough University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have competed in the latest Trans-Atlantic sporting challenge - a three day tennis match taking place on MIT’s iconic campus in Cambridge, Boston.8 April 2016
Loughborough launches crowdfunding appeal to support high achieving students on their university journey
Loughborough University is asking its graduates and supporters to contribute to a scholarship fund through a crowdfunding appeal to help the next generation of Loughborough students.7 April 2016
Loughborough shortlisted for two Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards
Loughborough University has been shortlisted for two Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards – for the Outstanding Digital Innovation in Management and Administration award and in the Outstanding Marketing/Communications Team category.7 April 2016
University supports Travis Perkins plc in the search for innovation
Loughborough University has joined up with building and construction giant, Travis Perkins plc, in their search for new ideas following the launch of the first ever Travis Perkins Innovation Awards.6 April 2016
University arts project creates visual identity for Loughborough
A new visual identity for Loughborough has been created as part of an arts project by Loughborough University.31 March 2016
University receives funding to help boost the UK space industry
Loughborough University has been announced as one of three East Midlands incubation hubs to receive funding from the UK Space Agency.23 March 2016
Loughborough University subject areas rated among top 50 internationally
Two subject areas offered by the University have been ranked in the top 50 worldwide according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject.22 March 2016
International Business student invited to Downing Street
Final-year International Business student, Dominic Matcham, was one of an elite group of young entrepreneurs invited to attend the 2016 Founders of the Future event at 10 Downing Street.21 March 2016
Loughborough University best in the UK for student experience
Loughborough University has been named the best in the country for its student experience, the UK’s leading publication on higher education, the Times Higher Education (THE) announced today.17 March 2016
New identity launched for Loughborough Lightning women’s cricket team
Loughborough University’s new women’s cricket team, Loughborough Lightning, has today unveiled their brand identity for the Women’s Cricket Super League.16 March 2016
Workshop explores the challenges of recycling in today’s ‘throw-away’ society
Students from Leicester took a day out of their normal lessons last week to work with University academics in a day of workshops designed to consider the environmental and social challenges of electronic products in today’s ‘throw-away’ society.15 March 2016
Loughborough shortlisted for record nine out of ten Whatuni Student Choice Awards
Loughborough University has been shortlisted for a record nine out of ten 2016 Whatuni Student Choice Awards.11 March 2016
Conference set to debate challenges of Global Food Security
The Centre for Sustainable Manufacturing and Recycling Technologies (SMART) at Loughborough University is set to host the annual Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Food conference on 23- 24 March.10 March 2016
University funding helps staff involved in voluntary groups
Loughborough University has supported ten Charnwood community groups in its latest round of community donations funding.9 March 2016
University events set to inspire students
Loughborough University is running a series of ‘Inspiring Minds’ events to give Year 12 students a taster into University life and a range of different degree subjects.4 March 2016
World record success for bounce-a-thon held at Loughborough University
Students, staff, and members of the local community who took part in a ‘bounce-a-thon’ at Loughborough University have set a new world record.4 March 2016
£3.8m investment to grow Loughborough’s research activity
Loughborough University will receive £3.8m investment in its postgraduate research training as part of major investment in science and engineering research announced today by Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson.1 March 2016
Bespoke Masters Programme wins industry training award
A bespoke Masters programme developed by the Executive Education Team and Building Societies Association (BSA) has won as the ‘Best Training Initiative’ in the Association Excellence Awards.1 March 2016
University holds Inaugural Donors and Scholars reception
On 25 February, the University held a reception to celebrate the support donors have provided for Scholarship students at Loughborough.26 February 2016
University celebrates International Women’s Day
Loughborough University is opening its campus for a week long schedule of events to coincide with International Women’s Day, 8 March.26 February 2016
More than 75 postgraduate research studentships available at Loughborough
Loughborough University is offering more than 75 studentships to postgraduate research students who begin their programmes in 2016.25 February 2016
Loughborough University London student projects impress business leaders
A Loughborough University London project which challenges students to help solve real problems set direct by businesses has been praised by company partners.12 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
Loughborough University to help shape the future of higher education sport
Loughborough University has kicked off 2016 by embarking on a Sport England funded project looking at how sports participation can be increased.27 January 2016
Study to track students' digital research journey
Discovering and navigating digital information is part of the everyday work of today’s researcher, but what is that user experience and how could it be improved?21 January 2016
Loughborough University design graduates voted most employable in the UK
Loughborough University Design School creates the most employable graduates in the UK, a new industry survey has found.21 January 2016