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27 February 2006 PR 06/17

Crime scene investigators needed at Loughborough University!

The chance to become a crime scene investigator for the day is on offer at Loughborough University in March.

The introduction to forensic analysis is just one of the events being held at the campus to mark National Science Week 2006. Taking place from March 10 to the 19, National Science Week aims to celebrate science and its importance to our lives, giving people the chance to participate in science activities and experiments and to engage in science discussions in their local area.

At Loughborough the Faculty of Science has a packed programme of events on offer for schoolchildren and members of the community.

Sessions taking place include:

Professor Ken Parsons, Dean of Loughborough’s Faculty of Science said: “The University really enjoys taking part in National Science Week as it enables us to show young people how science can be fun and exciting. Yet again the faculty has a packed programme of events for local youngsters and other members of the community to take part in so come along and join in the fun!”

Schools, youth groups or members of the community wanting further information about any of the events should contact Jackie Baseley, Loughborough’s National Science Week Coordinator, by calling 01509 228336 or emailing j.a.baseley@lboro.ac.uk. Places are booked on a first come first served basis, so for your chance to take part in a fun packed week of science reserve your space now.

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Notes to editors

  1. National Science Week is coordinated by the BA (British Association for the Advancement of Science) and is supported by the Department of Trade & Industry and sponsored by the Economic & Social Research Council.

  2. An online programme of events can be found at: www.the-ba.net/nsw

  3. 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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