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6 November 2006 PR 06/126

University rewards long service

On Monday 30 October, 28 members of staff at Loughborough University were presented with a certificate by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Shirley Pearce, to mark 25 years’ service. Each person was also invited to choose a gift to the value of £150.

The presentation ceremony is an annual event and this year’s list of recipients is as follows:

Brian Pile
Business School
David Smith Chemical Engineering
David Wilson Chemistry
Professor John Dickens Civil and Building Engineering
Professor Andrew Price Civil and Building Engineering
Dr Philip Lawson Computer Science
Julie Allen Electronic and Electrical Engineering
David Hackett Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Pauline Higgs English and Drama
Judy Billington Ergonomics and Safety Research Institute
Andrea Jenkins Ergonomics and Safety Research Institute
David Burgess Estates Services
Susan Howard Estates Services
Dr Valerie Black Geography
Adrian Bailey Human Sciences
Professor Ken Parsons Human Sciences
Dr Anne Morris Information Science
Inese Smith Information Science
John Bates Institute of Polymer Technology and Materials Engineering
Frances Dilks School of Art and Design
Ramesh Pancholi Physics
Tony Grant Security
Ann Smith Social Sciences
Kay Savage University Library
Linda Stewart University Library
Professor Keith Case Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
John Jones Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
David Walters Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering


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Notes to editors

  1. 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 it in the top flight of UK universities; the National Student Survey ranked Loughborough equal first among full-time students; and industry highlights the University in its top five for graduate recruitment. Around 40% of Loughborough’s income is for research, and 60% for teaching. The University has been awarded five 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; for its world-leading role in sports research, education and development; and for its outstanding work in evaluating and helping to develop social policy-related programmes.

    In 2006 Loughborough celebrates the 40th anniversary of its University Charter, awarded on 19 April 1966 in recognition of the excellence achieved by Loughborough College of Advanced Technology and its predecessor Colleges. Loughborough University of Technology was renamed Loughborough University in 1996.

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