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5 July 2011 | PR 11/84
New Community Warden appointed for Loughborough University
Loughborough University is pleased to announce the appointment of Ruth Grainger as community warden.
Ruth, 46, has worked for the University for 19 years in various roles. Since 2005 she has been working as a careers advisor in the Department of Student Services. Her role involves working closely with individual students, academic departments, external organisations and employers.
She has an excellent working knowledge of Loughborough having lived in different parts of the town since the 1970s, including some of the key student communities. In her own time she has co-ordinated residents meetings and worked with agencies such as the Police and also provided a home to students on a temporary basis.
As community warden Ruth will liaise with and between students and residents living in the Storer and Burleigh areas of Loughborough in order to promote good relations between the two groups. She will work closely with the University’s sub warden for the area and with the two deputy community wardens that cover the Herrick, Kingfisher and Ashby Road Estate areas.
Ruth replaces Adrian Bailey as warden following his 11 years in the role. A handover/induction programme is currently being arranged during which Ruth will be introduced to a range of internal and external partners, including the Storer and Ashby Residents Group, with whom she will be closely working. She will officially take up the position of warden on 1 September.
Ruth comments: “I am fully aware of the challenges which can arise through a student population living with the community. I am committed to working closely with students and local residents so that we can build on the great work done to date and continue to approach the challenges in a positive manner.”
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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 2010 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top 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.