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27 February 2007 PR 07/21

Join in the fun during National Science and Engineering Week

Loughborough University has organised another packed programme of events for this year’s National Science and Engineering Week (NSEW).

Taking place from 9 – 18 March, the week aims to celebrate science and engineering and their importance to our lives, giving people the chance to participate in science and engineering activities and experiments, and to engage in related discussions in their local area.

At Loughborough the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering have organised a series of fun and interesting events for schoolchildren and members of the community.
Sessions taking place include:

Jackie Baseley, the Science Faculty’s event coordinator said: “This is such a fun week that the whole family can enjoy. At Loughborough we love welcoming children onto the campus – not only do they get the chance to take part in some interesting activities, but they also get to experience the campus environment.”

Schools, youth groups or members of the community wanting further information about any of the events should contact Jackie Baseley by emailing j.a.baseley@lboro.ac.uk. All the events are free and places are booked on a first come first served basis, so for your chance to take part in a fun packed week of science and engineering reserve your space now.

An online programme of events can be found at: http://www.the-ba.net/the-ba/Events/NSEW/


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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. 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 in the top five 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.


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