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28 February 2012 | PR 12/38

Family fun on offer at Loughborough University’s Science and Engineering Fair

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Find out how to spot a fake bank note, help create a giant mural and gain a fascinating insight into life as a Paralympics swimming coach at a special families event taking place at Loughborough University.

The Science and Engineering Fair is being held on Saturday 10 March, as part of the University’s programme of activities for National Science and Engineering Week (NSEW).  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 the fair, which is free to attend, there will be fun and informative activities for all the family to take part in.  One of the highlights will be a guest lecture by Jill Stidever, an experienced Paralympics swimming coach.  With 2012 being such an important year for British Olympic Sport, this lecture will offer an interesting behind the scenes view of team coaching.

Event coordinator Jackie Baseley said: “We are really excited to be holding the Science and Engineering Fair as part of NSEW celebrations at Loughborough.  This is a new addition to our programme, aimed specifically at families with activities to suit people of all ages.  Come along and join in the fun!”

The Science and Engineering Fair is taking place between 1pm and 4pm on Saturday 10 March at the University’s Edward Herbert Building.  The event is free to attend and booking is not required.

For further information about this and other activities taking place for NSEW at Loughborough visit www.lboro.ac.uk/nsew/ or contact Jackie Baseley by emailing j.a.baseley@lboro.ac.uk.

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For all media enquiries contact:

Judy Wing
Senior PR Officer
Loughborough University
T: 01509 228697
E: J.L.Wing@lboro.ac.uk 

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 2011 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.

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