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3 March 2009 - PR 09/24

University Community Warden teams welcomes new 'sub'

Loughborough University’s pioneering Community Warden team has the welcome addition of a new ‘sub’.

Faye Powell has been appointed to the role of sub warden for the Storer and Burleigh area. She follows in the footsteps of successful sub warden Kate Sang, who relinquished her duties in order to concentrate on other professional commitments.

The role of the sub warden for the Storer and Burleigh area is to assist the community warden in liaising with students and permanent residents of the area in order to promote good relationships between the groups. For students they offer support, advice and information and respond to any incidents or disciplinary issues that may arise. For residents they provide a point of contact to ask questions or raise concerns.

Faye is a PhD student working in the Department of Human Sciences, within the University’s Centre for Research into Eating Disorders. She has been at Loughborough since 2005, where she joined the same department as an undergraduate. For two of her undergraduate years she lived in the Storer area of town so has a knowledge and understanding of the area and recent experience of living in a student household. Her personal interests include equestrianism and kick boxing.

Faye comments: “I am looking forward to being part of a team that continues to provide such a valuable service to students and permanent residents alike.”

The community warden role was first introduced by the University in 2001. It is thought to be the only scheme of its kind in the UK. The full team of community wardens at the University is now:

Commenting on the new appointment, Adrian Bailey, community warden, said: “The University is delighted to welcome Faye to the community warden team. She joins a small team helping university students feel safe and comfortable in their communities, and helping permanent residents feel unthreatened and able to welcome their temporary neighbours. The effects of a high proportion of students within an area has been recognised nationally, and the team work hard to promote good lines of communication between all concerned – students, permanent residents, the Police, Charnwood Borough Council and the University.”


For all media enquiries contact:

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

Notes for editors:

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 was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top fifteen of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. In the 2008 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top five universities in the UK, with 22 out of 30 of its subject areas being ranked in the top ten for overall satisfaction. 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 institution.

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.

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