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2 August 2010 | PR 10/121

Loughborough University celebrates launch of The School of the Arts

Loughborough University today (2 August) celebrates the official launch of The School of the Arts, a newly-named school that consolidates the research and teaching strengths in art and design at Loughborough.

Established from Loughborough University School of Art and Design (LUSAD), The School of the Arts provides exceptional teaching, research supervision and unique facilities for students across a wide range of art and design subjects, and is known for its pioneering arts research.  

Marsha Meskimmon, Director of The School of the Arts, said: “I am delighted to announce the new School, a landmark event in the long and proud history of art and design at the University.

“The achievements of our staff, students and graduate alumni demonstrate the important role in the creative industries and intellectual life of the country that the arts at Loughborough continue to play in the 21st Century.”

The School of the Arts continues to offer all the courses previously provided by LUSAD, adding to that an expanding suite of Masters programmes and PhD supervision.

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Notes for editors:

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines

It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. In the 2009 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top five universities in the UK, and has topped the Times Higher Education league for the UK’s Best Student Experience every year since the poll's inception in 2006. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

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.

It is a member of the 1994 Group of 19 leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.

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