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5 October 2005 PR 05/95

Community Students’ Bazaar success

Loughborough University’s first ever community students’ bazaar has been hailed a success.

The bazaar, held last Sunday (2 October) at St Peter’s Community Centre on Storer Road, was aimed at students living in the community. It sought to provide a range of advice and information to help them whilst living off campus.

Stall holders were from the public and private sector and topics covered included refuse and recycling, crime prevention, safety/security, parking permits, insurance and alcohol awareness. Students could also buy cycle equipment and find out about cable TV, where to rent DVDs and videos and even food shopping! The University had its own stand on the importance of being a good neighbour and providing general advice. Each student was given a leaflet for future reference. The Storer Area Residents Group also had a stall.

The event was timed to coincide with students registering with the University for the new academic year. The Students’ Union handed out flyers for the event at registration which resulted in a steady stream of students visiting the Bazaar during the day.

Adrian Bailey, Community Warden organised the event with colleagues at the University and Students’ Union. He said: “This was a new initiative aimed specifically at supporting the students who live off campus and the communities in which they live. We are really pleased with the way the day went and we will certainly hope to repeat the event next year.”

Stuart Mitchell from the Storer Area Resident’s Group said: “It was a good occasion to have all the relevant agencies and some local businesses together and the event had positive messages all round.”

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For further information contact:

Alison Barlow, Community Relations Officer,
T:01509 228696, E: A.J.Barlow@lboro.ac.uk

Notes to editors

Loughborough has an established reputation for excellence in teaching and research, strong links with industry, and unrivalled sporting achievement. Assessments of teaching quality by the Quality Assurance Agency place Loughborough in the top flight of UK universities, and industry highlights Loughborough in its top five for graduate recruitment. Around 45% of the University’s income is for research. The University has been awarded four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes: for its collaboration with aerospace and automotive companies such as BAE Systems, Ford and Rolls Royce; for its work in developing countries; for pioneering research in optical engineering; and for its world-leading role in sports research, education and development.

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