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26 March 2008 PR 08/36

University seeks nominations for student community award

Loughborough residents are being encouraged to nominate students for two prizes awarded annually by the University in recognition of students’ good work in the community or good community relations.

The first students can be nominated for is the T S Shipman Prize. It is given to students of the University or College who are considered to have contributed most to the development or co-operation and aid between the University or College and the local community.

The Hannah Community Prize is the second award. It seeks to recognise students for showing acts of kindness, general good neighbourliness or making a contribution to local community life.

In 2007 seven students were presented with prizes as part of these two award schemes and an award ceremony will again be held in 2008. The Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Shirley Pearce, will make the presentations together with the Mayor of Charnwood.

Adrian Bailey, the University’s Community Warden for the Storer Road and Burleigh Road areas of Loughborough, comments: “Over the last few years we have had many excellent examples of students making extremely valuable contributions to community groups and to their neighbourhoods. We are confident of more good examples this year and need local residents to let us know about the activities of students they are in touch with or who live close by.”

Nominations for these awards should be made to the University by Friday 25 April. Further information is available from Dawn Schubert on 01509 222487 or email D.Schubert@lboro.ac.uk. A nomination form is also available by logging on to: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/admin/ar/student/prizes/index.htm

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Alison Barlow, Community Relations Officer,
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Notes for editors

  1. Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research, strong links with industry and unrivalled sporting achievement.

    It is a member of the esteemed 1994 Group – a set of internationally recognised, research intensive universities – and has a reputation for the relevance of its work. Its degree programmes are highly regarded by professional institutions and businesses, and its graduates are consistently targeted by the UK’s top recruiters.

    Loughborough is also the UK’s premier university for sport. It has perhaps the best integrated sports development environment in the world and is home to some of the country’s leading coaches, sports scientists and support staff. It also has the country’s largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports.

    In the 2007 National Student Survey, the University was voted fourth in the UK, with 23 out of 29 of Loughborough’s subject areas being ranked in the top ten for overall satisfaction. Loughborough is also ranked in the top fifteen of UK universities in national league tables. It was named winner of the 2006 and 2007 Times Higher award for the UK’s Best Student Experience and winner of the 2007 award for Outstanding Support for Overseas Students. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes – an achievement bettered by no other university.

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