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21 June 2024

Join the LU Arts Student Team as a photographer or technician

In today’s employer marketplace, the ability to be creative is increasingly important. LU Arts aims to provide you with skills and experience that will help you stand out from the crowd.

21 June 2024

Real-time General Election media analysis: ‘Mansplaining’ dominates the media election

‘Mansplaining’ has dominated the Media Election so far, with male voices and opinions being front and centre in political party coverage.

20 June 2024

Come and Sing Day 2024

Loughborough University Choir and Peckleton Church invite staff and students to join them and learn to sing, with a concert at the end of the day.

20 June 2024

Searle secures Wimbledon wildcard entry

Loughborough tennis prodigy Henry Searle will compete in the singles main draw at this summer’s Wimbledon after being granted a wildcard entry by the All England Club.

20 June 2024

Loughborough University for Students and Academics at Risk Group (LUSARG)

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Loughborough University for Students and Academics at Risk Group (LUSARG).

19 June 2024

Behind the scenes: School of Design and Creative Arts students on their journey to the Degree Show

Every year the final-year students in the School of Design and Creative Arts (SDCA) put together a final collection to be shown in the Degree Show.

19 June 2024

Why legacy media brands still matter in the UK’s ‘social media election’

For decades, the front pages of newspapers have documented iconic campaign moments. Now, many think that the internet (particularly social media platforms) is where an election is won or lost. Some have even dubbed this year’s general election the “TikTok election”.

18 June 2024

Loughborough-led climate programme receives £57m funding boost

A Loughborough University led climate programme will continue to carry out “transformative” work until 2030 – after receiving a £57m boost from the UK government.

18 June 2024

Loughborough Sport and Bottle Up enter new partnership

Loughborough Sport and Loughborough University have partnered with sustainable bottle producers, Bottle Up. 

18 June 2024

Donate unwanted items in the Loughborough community

The Community Warden Team are running a collection drive to gather remaining food and toiletries that are left over at the end of the academic year.

18 June 2024

Active Together events to be held on Loughborough campus

Loughborough University will host two sporting events later this month which will affect various areas of the Loughborough campus.

17 June 2024

New information security training launches

The new mandatory information security training, in partnership with KnowBe4, is now live. KnowBe4 is the world’s largest provider of security awareness training and offers bite-sized modules and interactive content.

17 June 2024

An update on car parking at the Loughborough campus

Following the implementation of the new car parking system, we have been continuously reviewing how it is working and where we have experienced any improvements or challenges.

17 June 2024

Upcoming internet outages

On Thursday 20 June, there will be a couple of brief internet outages between 7am and 8am while IT Services carry out essential maintenance to upgrade our campus firewalls.

17 June 2024

Think Human exhibition invites broad audiences to discover a world designed for people

Loughborough University is launching an interactive exhibition that showcases the diverse ways that Ergonomics and Human Factors make our lives better, safer and more inclusive.

14 June 2024

Loughborough study finds potential conflict with new window technologies

A Loughborough University led paper has found a “possible conflict” between the advancement in new window technologies and their goal to be more carbon neutral.

14 June 2024

Opportunities for Loughborough University staff and students to get involved with culture and faith societies

Among the many societies and groups within the Loughborough community, there are many culture and faith societies that provide a space for staff and students to engage with their beliefs.

14 June 2024

Real-time General Election media analysis: Conservatives dominate press and TV coverage in week two of campaign – thanks to Sunak’s D-Day gaffe

Collectively the press has taken “a plague on both your houses” approach during the election campaign so far, but this week it is the Conservatives, not Labour, who have received more negative newspaper headlines.

14 June 2024

Special General Assembly: Potential partnership with KSA

On 6 June, an extraordinary meeting of General Assembly was held to provide an opportunity for staff to find out more about the University’s potential partnership with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and to ask questions and share views.

14 June 2024

Get involved in DigiLabs by joining a new Special Interest Group

The DigiLabs project will enable our students to develop the skills and knowledge to become future fit for the world of work where digital skills, data analytics, virtual and augmented reality play a key part, and ensure they can benefit from artificial intelligence and machine learning to support future technologies.

13 June 2024

Information about the University breakfast offering

The University will be closing its breakfast offering to staff and students over the summer holiday.

13 June 2024

Staff: Important information about University Open Days

On Friday 28 and Saturday 29 June 2024, the University will welcome prospective students and their guests to campus for our first set of Undergraduate Open Days of the year.

13 June 2024

Loughborough athletes deliver in Rome

Athletes linked to Loughborough University produced some incredible performances at the European Athletics Championships 2024 in Rome.

13 June 2024

Architecture students take centre stage at End of Year Show

Loughborough University Architecture (LU-Arc) is proud to present its annual End of Year Show on 19 June.

13 June 2024

Experts in Sport: Misconceptions within sports injury research

How do misconceptions within sports injury research affect research findings and their application within the landscape of applied sport science?

13 June 2024

Applications are open for Music and Arts Scholarships for 2024/25

Arts and Music Scholarships, managed by LU Arts, are available for students in the next academic year. The scholarships aim to recognise, reward, and develop talent in any art form.

12 June 2024

Loughborough ranked first in Europe and 7th globally for advancing decent work and economic growth

The Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings have placed Loughborough University first in the UK and Europe, and 7th globally for advancing Decent Work and Economic Growth – the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8.

12 June 2024

Emergent Photonics Research Centre opens at Loughborough University

Loughborough University has launched a new research centre dedicated to revolutionising science and technology through photonics – the study of lasers and light waves.

12 June 2024

Exciting opportunity to perform alongside professional singers at Nottingham Contemporary

Radar is collaborating with Waste Paper Opera on their upcoming performance of Dead Cat Bounce at Nottingham Contemporary on Thursday 25 July.

12 June 2024

Colleagues: Help us to keep your details up to date

We are requesting all staff to check and update their personal details in my.HR.

11 June 2024

Health and wellbeing research showcased at Cheltenham Science Festival

Researchers from Loughborough University brought the science of healthy eating and exercise to life at this year’s Cheltenham Science Festival (4-9 June).

11 June 2024

Finalists of Loughborough's Three Minute Thesis Competition Revealed

Eight doctoral researchers will be competing for first place in the 2024 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition final on Wednesday 19 June.

11 June 2024

“I believe education is the gateway to elevate yourself, while giving back to your community”

Dua’a is an international student from Jordan, studying her PhD in Transport Safety Design at Loughborough University. Although moving to Loughborough from Jordan was a big change, Dua’a is embracing UK culture.

10 June 2024

Staff volunteers wanted for summer graduation ceremonies

With summer graduations fast approaching, staff have the opportunity to volunteer between Tuesday 16 July and Friday 19 July to support with various key guest facing roles.

10 June 2024

View Loughborough University’s art collection on Art UK

The University is home to a rich and varied art collection, including the largest public sculpture collection in the East Midlands.

7 June 2024

Students: Don’t forget to register to vote for the General Election

To be able to take part in the General Election, you must be registered to vote.

7 June 2024

Election media analysis shows Starmer securing more press and TV coverage than Sunak – with Farage third

As in previous elections, it remained a two-horse race for press and broadcast coverage in the first week of the 2024 General Election, with the Conservatives and Labour dominating.

7 June 2024

All staff invited to Regional Briefing events hosted by the Global Engagement team

Over the next month, the Global Engagement team will be hosting a series of briefings about key regions and countries.

7 June 2024

Loughborough University appointed inaugural UK host of Sikh Games

The Sikh Games has selected Loughborough University as its inaugural UK host for this summer’s milestone multi-sport event.

7 June 2024

Loughborough University development to improve solar panel efficiency

A new development at Loughborough University could fix a “significant problem” within the solar panel industry.

6 June 2024

D-day: how world leaders have made commemorations part of their diplomatic playbook

The 2024 celebrations marking the 80th anniversary of D-day are the latest in a long line of commemorations in honour of the allied landings in Normandy, which began on June 6 1944.

6 June 2024

Minimum pricing for alcohol helped curb demand during COVID lockdown

Minimum pricing can be very effective in reducing demand for cheap high-strength alcohol amid concerns about affordability fuelling problematic drinking - according to a study on the impact of the measure during the COVID lockdown.

6 June 2024

Civic University Partnership event empowers future graduates

Loughborough University, De Montfort University, and the University of Leicester recently joined forces to host a networking and career development event at the University of Leicester's Space Park.

6 June 2024

How did TV’s Gregg Wallace lose 5 stone?

TV celebrity Gregg Wallace MBE has revealed how he lost a whopping 5 stone during an incredible weight loss transformation.

6 June 2024

Making Time: Opportunity to collaborate with artists as part of Radar programme

Radar is seeking academics, researchers, PhD students and other University staff who are interested in collaborating with artists on ‘Making Time’, an initiative that responds to the climate emergency, bringing the ideas of artists and art production into conversation with new material possibilities.

6 June 2024

New research highlights child poverty as critical election issue

A staggering two-thirds (66%) of new constituencies for the General Election have at least a quarter of children living in poverty, reveals a new study by Loughborough University for the End Child Poverty Coalition.

5 June 2024

Policy Unit Survey

The Policy Unit is approaching its first year operating with a full team. During this time, they have engaged with many researchers and Professional Services colleagues across the University.

5 June 2024

Chaplaincy support

The University Chaplaincy is offering a space for staff from 2pm-3pm following the Special General Assembly tomorrow.

5 June 2024

Ten classic films about D-day, recommended by a war historian

The allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944, commonly known as D-day, was an enormously significant moment in the history of the second world war.

5 June 2024

Expressions of interest now open: Chair of the University Arts Committee

Following Professor Cees de Bont’s departure from the University, we are now seeking expressions of interest for a new Chair of the University Arts Committee.