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6 July 2020

Student uses illustration as a powerful tool to celebrate the stories of everyday people from 1960’s Leicester

Lauren Jefferis is a final-year Graphic Communications and Illustration student within the School of Design and Creative Arts at Loughborough University.

6 July 2020

Academic delves into the history of Loughborough’s cinemas in special podcast

American Studies lecturer, Dr Andrew Dix, has taken a look back at the history of Loughborough’s cinemas in a new video podcast.

3 July 2020

Research from Loughborough and Sheffield Universities suggests new approach to recording COVID deaths

A new study by academics at the Universities of Loughborough and Sheffield, and economic consultants at Economic Insight, seeks to provide a more statistically robust approach to the question: “How many deaths in England and Wales are due to COVID-19?”.

3 July 2020

‘Technical Guide on Preventing Violent Extremism through Sport’: UN launches important guidance developed by Loughborough London expert

A new guide has been launched by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) that looks at how sport can be used to protect youth around the world from the risks and root causes of violent extremism.

3 July 2020

New research reveals smart homes can flatten peak demand

Incisive new research undertaken by Loughborough University in partnership with the Solar Trade Association (STA) and Advance Further Energy reveals significant positive impacts of smart energy technologies in the home, including carbon reductions, energy bill savings, and improved system resilience.

3 July 2020

Car park charging on the Loughborough campus

When the national lockdown was introduced due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the University stopped charging staff and students for car parking on campus.

3 July 2020

New study reveals water-filled windows could make a huge splash when it comes to saving energy and reducing global carbon emissions

Most everyone knows that heating and cooling buildings is not only expensive, but a massive issue due to the resulting carbon emissions.

3 July 2020

Innovative academics at Loughborough are recognised as part of the 2020 Teaching Awards

The Centre for Academic Practice is delighted to announce the winners of this year’s Teaching Awards, which recognise and celebrate excellence in teaching.

3 July 2020

Art student creates animation to celebrate coming out to her dad

Loughborough University Fine Art student, Amy Begent, made an animation for her final year project – featured in the Arts Degree Show – that celebrates the support her dad gave her when she came out to him as bisexual.

2 July 2020

Updates to academic promotion procedures

The academic promotion procedures have been amended to acknowledge the possible impact of Covid-19 and the websites have been updated accordingly (see personal circumstances sections):

2 July 2020

Top British tennis talent joins Loughborough University

Loughborough Tennis has announced top British talent Lloyd Glasspool will join its ranks next season.

2 July 2020

Experts in Sport: why do some of the best young players never make it?

Every professional sports club dreams of a long production line of young talent, but why do some of the most promising youngsters fail to fulfil their potential and inevitably fall by the wayside?

2 July 2020

Takeaway meals on campus

The Royce shop will remain open Monday to Friday, from 9am-4pm.

1 July 2020

MEET THE MAKER: Student’s spore trap design aims to save UK trees and inspire the next generation of citizen scientists

The United Nations General Assembly declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health – an opportunity to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can benefit the environment and other areas.

1 July 2020

The successes and failures of populism during the pandemic – new report

“My orders to the police and military ... if there is trouble and there’s an occasion that they fight back and your lives are in danger, shoot them dead.” “Is that understood? Dead. Instead of causing trouble, I will bury you.” – President Rodrigo Duterte (Philippines) in a televised address to lockdown violators, April 2020

1 July 2020

Send a heart-warming ‘thank you’ to colleagues using University e-cards

As many of us continue to work from home, it is sometimes difficult to say a sincere ‘thank you’ to colleagues who have done a great job or gone above and beyond in their role.

30 June 2020

#WeAreTogether: How Loughborough staff and students have been supporting communities during COVID-19

Universities UK has launched its national #WeAreTogether campaign which highlights the fantastic work done by students and staff to support their communities during COVID-19.

29 June 2020

Sarah Hammond

We are sad to inform you that Sarah Hammond, a student within the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, has died.

29 June 2020

SURVEY: Destined for greatness? Do your genes give you a head start in sport?

Researchers from Loughborough University are investigating the role genetics play in sport – and they need your help.

26 June 2020

Coronavirus scams: the science of how to spot and deal with nuisance callers

Most of us have experienced unwanted calls at home. This is in spite of efforts by regulators, including the Information Commissioner’s Office and Ofcom, whose most recent report shows that around half of the UK population still receive nuisance calls.

26 June 2020

More than £24k invested in design students at Loughborough as they develop concepts for cities of the future

Last week, design students at Loughborough University were awarded more than £24,500 in funding towards their ideas which have the potential to offer solutions to communities of the future.

26 June 2020

Winners of the Arts and Design Degree Show prizes announced

Earlier this week, a number of outstanding students from the School of Design and Creative Arts were recognised for their work as part of an online announcement via School’s social media channels.

26 June 2020

Vote now for the winners of the CALIBRE Awards

Voting is now open to help choose the winners of the Summer 2020 CALIBRE Awards.

26 June 2020

Musical fabric and walls you can play with: Meet the student who wants to use interactive textiles to mimic Japan’s zen atmosphere in your office

Imagine finishing a stressful meeting and nipping off to a quiet corner of the office to stroke the walls and press the table so the serene sounds of a Japanese zen garden play…

25 June 2020

Swimming makes you hungrier and likely to eat more at the next meal – new research

People often believe that exercise can make you hungrier, so they may therefore eat more during subsequent meals. But for the typical person, single sessions of land-based moderate to high-intensity exercise (such as running, resistance exercise and intermittent sprint cycling) have been shown to temporarily decrease appetite and do not commonly lead to increased food intake on the same day.

25 June 2020

Launch of Office 365 training service

IT Services have launched a new training service to support staff and students in the use of Office 365 applications.

25 June 2020

Winners of LU Arts’ first short film competition revealed

LU Arts is pleased to unveil the winners of its first short film competition prior to a premiere of the successful entries later today.

25 June 2020

Using Creative and Print Services to support your children’s schoolwork from home

Are you struggling with resources for home schooling?

24 June 2020

Students encouraged to take part in end-of-term clear out

Students who have stayed in Loughborough throughout the coronavirus pandemic are being encouraged to get behind an end-of-term blitz on waste on Saturday 4 July.

23 June 2020

Loughborough University London graduates come together in support of racial equality

A group of alumni who studied at the London campus have shared messages in support of the black lives matter movement.

23 June 2020

Loughborough University’s Art and Design Degree Shows go digital for the first time

On Tuesday 23 June, the University’s Art and Design Degree Shows will be launched as digital showcases for the very first time.

22 June 2020

Imago Venues outlines dates for reopening

Imago Venues has outlined the steps it is taking to keep staff and customers well and safe as it looks to slowly reopen its facilities from July 6th.

22 June 2020

FEATURE: "LGBTQ people have faced loneliness, job loss and hostility in the COVID-19 lockdown and for some communities it’s been a life or death situation"

“Coronavirus has been labelled as the ‘great leveller’ as it can affect people from all walks of life; on the one hand that’s very true but on the other, it’s a total myth.

22 June 2020

Joe Wicks got children moving – how to keep them active as lockdown ends

When parents in the UK were suddenly forced to become teachers to their kids in lockdown, physical education (PE) was largely an afterthought. As many PE lessons are now delivered by outside professional coaches, few primary schools had the in-house experience or skills to create and suggest content to help parents.

19 June 2020

Loughborough Professor releases new book highlighting how to beat type 2 diabetes

Emeritus Professor Michael Gleeson, Chair in Exercise Biochemistry, has written Beating Type 2 Diabetes, a new book that tells people exactly what they need to do to both reduce the health complications of the condition and how to get rid of it - without the need for medication.

19 June 2020

The future of free, portable energy: Wearable technology that powers your devices as you move

Small, flexible generators which convert movement into electricity could soon be the future of free and unlimited energy thanks to a breakthrough in energy harvesting technology.

18 June 2020

Resources now available on the Race Equality Charter website

As part of recent developments made to the University’s Race Equality Charter website, a range of resources has been added – covering various aspects of race, racism and becoming anti-racist.

18 June 2020

Flood forecasting research underpins world-first solution as part of new UK resilience mapping platform

Loughborough University today announces that it has partnered with the Cabinet Office and Airbox Systems to provide surface water flood nowcasting for the new ResilienceDirect mapping platform – a world first for an emergency planning system.

18 June 2020

Loughborough selected as force to drive women’s cricket forward

Loughborough University has been selected by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as the East Midlands Regional Host of its new elite women’s cricket domestic structure.

18 June 2020

AI technology developed at Loughborough University could reveal the next big names in football as it takes player performance analysis to a new dimension

Computer scientists at Loughborough University have developed novel artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that are set to transform the way football clubs analyse team and individual players’ performances on the pitch.

18 June 2020

Get your nominations in for this year’s Loughborough Academic Awards

Loughborough University and Loughborough Students' Union would like to celebrate those who have greatly contributed to the wonderful student-staff partnership at the University through this year’s Loughborough Academic Awards (LAAs).

17 June 2020

LU Arts 2020/21 scholarship applications are now open

Every year LU Arts awards nine scholarships across a range of art forms and applications are now open to students at both campuses.

17 June 2020

Experts in Sport: As athletes begin to return to training – what should practitioners be doing?

As government restrictions begin to slowly ease, many athletes have resumed training in a safe and considered manner. With that, support teams now have the difficult task of managing workloads and helping ensure the transition back to the ‘norm’ runs as smoothly as possible.

16 June 2020

Pride Month: Introducing your new LGBT+ staff and student chairs

To celebrate Pride Month, the University is pleased to welcome two new Chairs – Sam and Eva – to its staff and student LGBT+ groups.

16 June 2020

Notice of works affecting West Park multi-storey car park access

There will be restrictions in place on the dual carriageway leading up to the West Park multi-storey car park due to works taking place on the S Building Boiler House.

15 June 2020

Loughborough joins UK’s first policy commission focused on vital technical community

Ray Chung, Head of IT Support at Loughborough University has joined the Board of Commissioners on the country’s first policy commission focused on the advancement of the sector’s 30,000 strong technical community.

15 June 2020

Collecting post and parcels

To enable all students to collect outstanding post and parcels, the Creative and Print Services reception in the Herbert Manzoni Building will be open from 8am–6pm from Monday 22 June until Friday 10 July (excluding weekends).

15 June 2020

Student provides free creative services for small businesses and start-ups

Third year International Business student, Josh Powell, is using his time in lockdown to provide free creative services for small businesses and start-ups.

12 June 2020

Third year of Loughborough University’s Arts Week goes online with creative events

The University’s creative outlet LU Arts is pleased to announce the exciting and diverse programme of events for their virtual Arts Week.

12 June 2020

Institute of Advanced Studies to host sell-out virtual events as part of Sound and Water Themes

The Institute of Advanced Studies will be welcoming Fellows to the University virtually next week, as part of two events celebrating this year’s Themes, Sound and Water.

12 June 2020

School of Poetry podcast releases special video episode

Loughborough’s School of Poetry podcast has released its first video episode – ‘AI poetry, unexpected coal-trucks and Milton’.

12 June 2020

Finalists: Actions for your IT accounts

On completion or termination of your studies, your IT user account will enter a 30-day expiry period – there are actions that need to be taken before it expires.

12 June 2020

Marketing & Advancement Internships: Q&A with Emily Millen

Emily is a Graphic Design Intern based in the University’s Creative and Print Services. She applied for the role following her graduation in 2019 with a BA Hons Degree in Graphic Communication and Illustration.

11 June 2020

Reminder: Complete the staff wellbeing survey

There is still time for staff to give feedback in the staff wellbeing survey, closing Friday 19 June.

11 June 2020

University spinout Previsico targets US market with Innovate UK support

Loughborough University spinout Previsico has reached another significant milestone in securing a £700k loan from Innovate UK, and is now targeting the US market with its unique 3rd generation live flood forecasting technology, and a Series A funding round in 2021.

10 June 2020

Open Call for applications for parliamentary academic fellowship scheme now open

The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST)’s Knowledge Exchange Unit has reopened its Parliamentary Academic Fellowship Scheme Open Call.

10 June 2020

Loughborough University welcomes elite level athletes back to campus

Loughborough University is gradually opening up some of its on-site sports facilities to enable elite level athletes to train.

9 June 2020

Staff: Nominate an exceptional student for the Sir Robert Martin University Prize

The Sir Robert Martin University Prize is the premier award of the University, given to an outstanding student each year for their combination of academic and non-academic achievements.

9 June 2020

Mitigating Circumstances claims in relation to recent events in the USA

We understand that recent events in the USA, following on from Covid-19, are likely to affect our students in different ways. We are committed to providing an environment in which all students are supported to succeed. We have already committed to ensuring that no student is disadvantaged because of earlier industrial action and the global pandemic, and now it is appropriate to extend that commitment further.

9 June 2020

The potential impact of the UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy on the protection of public spaces from terrorism

Coronavirus has changed the way businesses operate and how we use public spaces which brings new challenges when protecting against terrorism. Here, Dr Alasdair Booth assesses the impact and dangers of this emerging threat and how they are related to the Government's new COVID-19 Recovery Strategy.

8 June 2020

Statement by the Vice-Chancellor

The murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis is abhorrent and should lead us to reflect on racism, including here in our University community. We must strengthen our resolve to reject all behaviours and actions that are racist in nature. Our values as a University commit us to being a welcoming, plural, diverse and inclusive community. Racism has no place at Loughborough.

8 June 2020

FEATURE: Pushing the boundaries of drone engineering to protect marine life from extinction

Commercial drone pilot Melissa Schiele has joined Loughborough University’s Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering – and she has big plans.

8 June 2020

Loughborough academic contributes to groundbreaking literature on race, ethnicity and racism in sports coaching

A Loughborough University academic has contributed to a significant new publication exploring race, ethnicity and racism in sports coaching.

5 June 2020

Doctoral Training Partnership gets new Institutional Lead

Dr Line Nyhagen will take over as the new lead of the ESRC funded Midlands Graduate School (MGS) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP).

5 June 2020

SURVEY: Struggled to buy eggs and flour during COVID-19? Experts investigating the effects of shortages want to know

A short anonymous research questionnaire on experiences with egg and wheat flour shortages during COVID-19 has been launched as part of a Loughborough University research project.

5 June 2020

Collaborating with the competition to cope with COVID-19: How Businesses are surviving the pandemic

Businesses around the world have had to collaborate with competitors in order to survive the coronavirus pandemic - in some cases they have grown – but sharing excessive amounts of information with rivals comes with risks.

5 June 2020

Appeal for people to join online focus groups for Loughborough Town Deal

Residents and businesses in Loughborough are being encouraged to help a planned consultation on the Loughborough Town Deal.

4 June 2020

The Doctoral Researcher Summer Showcase goes online

The annual Summer Showcase for doctoral researchers will be held online 29 June – 3 July.

4 June 2020

Jawad in race against time to make the Paralympic Games

Loughborough-based powerlifter Ali Jawad has revealed that he is in a race against time to make the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

4 June 2020

Lightning and Loughborough Town enter new partnership

Loughborough University and Lightning Rugby is pleased to announce a partnership with Loughborough Town RFC.

4 June 2020

Marketing and Advancement Internships: Q&A with Ella Kirby

Do you think you have what it takes to be one of the next Marketing and Advancement interns at Loughborough University?

3 June 2020

Inaction and slow response contributed to the spread of Covid-19 in UK prisons – Loughborough University academic

The government’s slow response to recognise the impact of coronavirus on UK prisons has led to unnecessary deaths amongst its population, according to Loughborough University academic Dr Christopher Kay.

3 June 2020

Addressing racism on campus

A message from the Chief Operating Officer and Loughborough ACS Student Society originally posted on 1 June, 2020.

2 June 2020

130 Challenge raises £2,500 to support student hardship

Led by alumnus Oliver Sidwell, a group of 11 alumni and staff from the University have completed the 130-mile cycling challenge over the last two weeks to raise funds for the COVID-19 Emergency Hardship Fund.

2 June 2020

Loughborough researcher to host international conference on Charles Dickens to mark 150 years

A Research Associate in Digital Humanities from Loughborough University has organised an international online event to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Charles Dickens' death on 9 June 2020.

1 June 2020

Finishing your degree? Here’s everything you need to know

If you are completing your degree at Loughborough this summer, there are some things you need to know before you do.

1 June 2020

Loughborough University spinout collaborates on rugby ball of the future

A spinout company founded by two Loughborough alumni has supported the launch of a new rugby ball which could be set to revolutionise the sport.

1 June 2020

New Deputy Lead for University’s Health and Wellbeing Global Challenge announced

The Health and Wellbeing Global Challenge is delighted to welcome Dr Karen Coopman from the School of Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering (AACME) as their new Deputy Lead.

1 June 2020

Universities of Loughborough and Salford ready to support the Construction Roadmap to Recovery, published today

Loughborough University and the University of Salford are supporting a new industrial collaboration to help rebuild a better infrastructure and construction sector.

1 June 2020

Emotional and social characteristics of young children can impact the success of positive feeding practices

Children’s emotional and social characteristics can impact the success of feeding practices used by parents and caregivers.

29 May 2020

Turner Prize bursaries could signal a turn toward a more cooperative art world

The chair of the Turner Prize jury, Alex Farquharson, surprised the art world when he announced that the 2020 prize will be replaced by ten bursaries of £10,000 each.

29 May 2020

Loughborough Sport’s support network proves vital for athletes during lockdown

Behind every great athlete is a strong support network, helping individuals and teams achieve their goals.

29 May 2020

Marketing and Advancement internships: Q&A with Mia Schroder

Applications for the University’s Marketing and Advancement internship scheme are open until 28 June 2020.

28 May 2020

Experts in Sport: How can dietary nitrates improve elite level athlete performance?

This week’s ‘Experts in Sport’ podcast focuses on how dietary nitrates – found mainly in vegetables, such as beetroot, lettuce, spinach, and radishes – can maximise performance in elite-level athletes.

28 May 2020

Loughborough University staff are using their skills and expertise to help with the fight against COVID-19

Staff, students and the wider Loughborough University community have been working hard to help protect and assist those fighting the coronavirus pandemic head-on.

27 May 2020

Loughborough experts contribute to parliamentary COVID-19 impact study

A total of 23 Loughborough academics contributed to a parliamentary survey to understand concerns about the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak both now and in the future.

27 May 2020

Purchase of PPE

Information on the purchase of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

27 May 2020

Academic staff: Give your views on remote teaching delivery

Throughout this period of lockdown, we have adapted significantly to new ways of working, including a shift towards remote teaching delivery.

26 May 2020

Now is the time to look at the person behind the athlete – Sam Ruddock

The Covid-19 outbreak has understandably weighed heavily on the minds of elite athletes across the globe as major events have been wiped from the sporting calendar at pace.

22 May 2020

Student phishing attack

We have become aware that some University email accounts were subject to a phishing attack earlier today (22 May).

22 May 2020

Union-Management Task and Finish Groups

During the UCU Industrial Action earlier this year, three non-pay related issues were raised nationally – the gender pay gap, academic workload and casual working contracts.

22 May 2020

Mental Health Awareness Week: The support services available to you

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, an annual campaign run by the Mental Health Foundation which recognises the importance of a mentally healthy society for all.

22 May 2020

Key workers and vulnerable people struggled to buy basic goods when restrictions and panic buying hit supermarkets – new survey

People have shared their experiences of supermarket shopping following the recent phase of panic-buying and subsequent restrictions, with many reporting problems buying basic goods.

21 May 2020

Being part of positive groups boosts resilience amongst RAF personnel, study finds

Researchers from Loughborough University have been working with the Royal Air Force to examine what social factors have a positive impact on the resilience of its personnel.

21 May 2020

Global warming now pushing heat into territory humans cannot tolerate

The explosive growth and success of human society over the past 10,000 years has been underpinned by a distinct range of climate conditions.

20 May 2020

Technicians: New survey opens to gather information on the impact of COVID-19 on technicians in Higher Education

The Technician Commitment, in partnership with the Science Council, Institute of Physics, Royal Society of Chemistry, Royal Society of Biology, Wellcome and the Research England funded TALENT programme are undertaking a survey to understand more fully the impact of COVID-19 on the technical community in higher education and research.

20 May 2020

Survey launched in a bid to understand how coronavirus restrictions affect osteoarthritis risk in over 60s

Researchers at Loughborough University are investigating how changes in physical activity that are a result of the global health pandemic are related to osteoarthritis development and symptoms.

20 May 2020

Fears coronavirus lockdown will increase child poverty in UK as latest figures show rise of almost a fifth in the last four years

New research shows that child poverty in the UK has increased by 2.8% in the last four years, but experts fear the figure will grow due to the impact of coronavirus.

19 May 2020

Loughborough University to provide expertise as part of a £5.8m EPSRC research grant focusing on laser imaging of turbine engine combustion species

The National Centre for Combustion and Aerothermal Technology (NCCAT) at Loughborough University is part of a collaborative project that has recently been awarded £5.8million by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

19 May 2020

Staff: The wellbeing at home survey is open

Over the past few weeks and months, we have all had to adapt to new ways of remote working and this period of lockdown presents different challenges for all of us.

18 May 2020

Flooding impacts emergency response time in England

First responders, such as fire and ambulance services, will likely struggle to reach urgent cases in a timely manner during flooding in England, researchers from Loughborough University have found.

18 May 2020

Loughborough academics receive prestigious awards from the Royal Geographical Society

Two academics from Loughborough University’s School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Dr Helena Pimlott-Wilson and Dr James Esson, have received awards from the Royal Geographical Society in their latest list of honours for their contributions to the field.

18 May 2020

Loughborough University celebrates gender equality progress as two more Schools awarded Athena SWAN accolades

Loughborough University is delighted to announce it has received two Athena SWAN Awards, recognising significant progress and achievements towards gender equality.

18 May 2020

Produce less, recycle more and save money: The University’s new waste strategy

As a University, reducing our waste, effectively managing our resources and lowering our carbon emissions is incredibly important to reduce demands on finite resources and minimise our impact on the local environment.

18 May 2020

No pool? No problem for these Loughborough swimmers

The lockdown period has brought many challenges to all athletes involved in sport, but what if your essential training venue – in this case, a swimming pool – has temporarily closed its doors?

18 May 2020

Stone Age climate change which led to a boom in Scandinavian population and resources could tell us more about the future of global warming

As global temperatures increased after the end of the last Ice Age, sea levels rose and the land bridge which tied together Denmark and Sweden disappeared, turning the region into a series of islands and shallow fjords that have characterised it ever since.

18 May 2020

Campus entrances

From today, Monday 18 May, Security will be opening the West Gate from 7am-3pm, with the egress open until later in the afternoon.

18 May 2020

Don’t miss LU Arts’ mindfulness workshop

LU Arts are hosting an online mindfulness workshop on Saturday 23 May on their Facebook page.

15 May 2020

Experts in Sport: What role does community sport play in tackling serious youth violence?

With youth violence continuing to be a serious issue in UK society, this week’s Experts in Sport’ podcast looks at the role sport can play in supporting those at risk.

15 May 2020

Santander Universities support student community at Loughborough University during vital time with £80,000 in funding

Santander Universities have continued to support students at Loughborough University during the coronavirus pandemic by redirecting their funds to a number of initiatives.

15 May 2020

Print and parcels information

Creative and Print Services is open in the Manzoni building between 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday (closing briefly from 12.30pm-1pm for lunch each day).

14 May 2020

Working the farm with hay bales for a squat rack – Loughborough’s Emily Scarratt trains at home

Loughborough Lightning and England centre Emily Scarratt has gone back to basics during lockdown with a little help from her family farm.

14 May 2020

Loughborough student runs three marathons in three days to raise money for NHS

An inspirational student recently ran three marathons in just three days to raise vital funds for the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic.

13 May 2020

Five lockdown lessons for helping fussy eating youngsters (VIDEO)

The coronavirus lockdown is forcing new challenges upon families, as well as reinforcing old ones, but encouraging children to eat an array of foods does not have to be one of them.

13 May 2020

‘My new training partner is a 5kg fluffy white ball’ – Meghan Beesley

Meghan Beesley, Loughborough University’s 400m hurdler, has found a new training partner during the Covid-19 outbreak – in the form of a four-legged friend.

12 May 2020

Alumni and staff take part in the 130 Challenge

Led by alumnus Oliver Sidwell, a group of 13 alumni and staff from the University are getting on their bikes over the next two weeks to raise funds for the COVID-19 Emergency Hardship Fund.

12 May 2020

Sustainability team wins ‘Highly Commended’ AUDE award

Loughborough University’s Sustainability team have recently been awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in an awards category provided by the Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE).

12 May 2020

Loughborough Badminton awarded Certificated Training Centre status

Loughborough Badminton is thrilled to announce that it has been named as a Certified Training Centre by Badminton Europe.

12 May 2020

Loughborough University London launches its Inspiring Success programme for 2020

Now in its sixth year, Loughborough University London is pleased to announce its Inspiring Success programme is now accepting applications.

12 May 2020

Early and frequent exposure to childcare increases the risk of youngsters being overweight later in life

Children who start childcare such as nurseries or playgroups at a younger age and attend for most of the week are at higher risk for obesity in later life, according to a new study.

12 May 2020

Loughborough student impresses at the Telegraph STEM awards

Third year product design engineering student, George Brown, reached the top five in the Future Mobility category of the national Telegraph STEM Awards.

12 May 2020

Health and wellbeing in your hands: Introducing the new LU Wellbeing app

The University has today launched a mental wellbeing app for all students and staff members.

11 May 2020

A washing line pole and a tin of beans – the new elite athlete training method

Finding the elite in the every day - with a little bit of help from her store cupboard and garden - Loughborough athlete and Olympic hopeful Holly Bradshaw is using unique ways to carrying on pole vault training during the lockdown period.

7 May 2020

Takeaway meals now available for staff working on campus

The University’s Catering team are continuing to run their grocery click and collect service, where staff and students can purchase essential items such as bread, canned goods, fruit and vegetables, pasta and grains plus much more.

7 May 2020

Introducing Maia: Loughborough University’s Women’s Network for staff members

Creating an inclusive culture in which all colleagues feel that they can thrive professionally is fundamental both to the University’s People Strategy and to accelerating the pace of gender equality at Loughborough.

7 May 2020

Don’t miss LU Arts’ two-day online creative media programme

LU Arts is hosting a free online programme exploring photography and film-making on 16-17 May.

7 May 2020

New staff wellbeing guide for remote working

The University’s Human Resources and Organisational Development (HROD) department has launched an online guide to support staff working remotely during lockdown.

6 May 2020

Key sporting publication calls for Loughborough academic input

Leading sporting publication, European Sport Management Quarterly, is inviting Loughborough University academics to contribute to its upcoming COVID-19 special edition.

6 May 2020

Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development appointed as Director of Development for the Women’s Higher Education Network

The University’s Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development Adèle MacKinlay has recently been named as the new Director of Development for the Women’s Higher Education Network (WHEN).

5 May 2020

Economic recovery will come with high levels of unemployment: how should governments respond?

Two key factors distinguish the economic consequences of coronavirus from those of previous crises.

5 May 2020

Experts in Sport: Can supplements boost your immune system?

A healthy immune system is vital to a healthy lifestyle. In a time where public health is dominating the headlines, this week’s ‘Experts in Sport’ podcast discusses what role – if any – supplements can play for both the general population and elite level athletes.

5 May 2020

Lockdown life: Top tips for creating workspaces at home that boost productivity and creativity

For some of us, it has almost been a month since we packed up our desks and set up shop at home as a result of the global health pandemic.

5 May 2020

University campus becomes a thriving habitat for spiky creatures as it receives Bronze for the Hedgehog Friendly Campus initiative

The University is pleased to have recently been awarded Bronze as part of the Hedgehog Friendly Campus initiative, a campaign set up by the national Hedgehog Preservation Society.

5 May 2020

Don’t miss the next meeting of LU Arts’ virtual book club

LU Arts is hosting the second virtual meeting of its book club on 12 May at 12.30pm to discuss Paula Hawkins Into the Water.

4 May 2020

Supportive staff members awarded Advisors of the Year at the 2020 Enactus UK Virtual Competition

Two staff members at Loughborough University and Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) were recently announced as the recipients of Enactus UK’s University Advisors of the Year.

4 May 2020

Academics: There is still time to take part in the International Partnerships survey

The Research and Enterprise Office launched a survey for academic staff at the beginning of April to gain a better understanding of international research activity.

1 May 2020

Semester 2 remote examinations: Timetable now available

We are pleased to advise that, as scheduled, the timetable for Semester 2 examinations is now available on LEARN, under ‘Exams & Assessments’.

1 May 2020

New health and wellbeing blog launched

The University has launched a new blog focused on health and wellbeing.

30 April 2020

Keep active and entertained at home with Loughborough Sport Lockdown

Now more than ever, it is important to keep fit, healthy and connected.

29 April 2020

Loughborough University partners on UK's largest programme on higher education technicians

A new project which could become the blueprint for the career advancement of 30,000 higher education technicians is now officially underway.

29 April 2020

Death of student Ben Brown

We are sad to inform you that Ben Brown, who was studying Architectural Engineering and Design Management in the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering, has died.

29 April 2020

LU Arts launch virtual magazine for the Loughborough Family

LU Arts has launched an online magazine to create a sense of community for all those connected to the University through the creativity of Loughborough’s students.

29 April 2020

Save your pennies, make your food last and learn useful tips as part of Stop Food Waste Day

Today (Wednesday 29 April) is Stop Food Waste Day, an international campaign which advocates and raises awareness on the global issue of food waste.

29 April 2020

Researchers investigating audience responses to news coverage of COVID-19 say disinformation is spreading fast and media freedom is under strain

A team of Loughborough University researchers are investigating how citizens in four European countries are using the media to keep up to date with the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

28 April 2020

Loughborough Enterprise Network continues to offer business support to current students

Loughborough Enterprise Network (LEN) is continuing to offer a variety of support services to current students looking for business and entrepreneurial advice.

28 April 2020

Software company provides free system to enable the work of local COVID-19 support groups

The Access Group is helping the vital work of local community groups that are part of a global COVID-19 support movement by providing its customer relationship management (CRM) system at no cost.

27 April 2020

Reminder: Participants needed for gender diversity survey

There is still time to complete the online survey from researchers in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities.

27 April 2020

Experts in Sport: How can athletes use this period of lockdown to work towards long term success?

With sport competition across the globe currently on pause, attention has turned to maintaining athlete health and well-being.

27 April 2020

New study finds lakes have tripled the amount of carbon they bury in response to human disruption of global nutrient cycles

A new study led by Loughborough University has revealed that lake burial of organic carbon has increased three-fold over the last 100 years in response to human disruption of global nutrient cycles.

27 April 2020

Paul Wager

Previous staff member and renowned sculptor, Paul Wager, sadly passed away over the Easter holidays.

27 April 2020

Research project to inspire sports coaches from disadvantaged communities

Researchers from Loughborough University have joined forces with charity Sporting Communities to help inspire the next generation of coaches from BAMER (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee) backgrounds to be able to secure paid coaching roles.

24 April 2020

The coronavirus 'Doomsday' clock: Level of recovery after three weeks

For the last three weeks, Dr Jon Seaton, of Loughborough's School of Business and Economics, has been illustrating, via a Doomsday-style clock, where the world is in relation to eradicating the coronavirus pandemic. He writes...

24 April 2020

Mental wellbeing resources for staff

The University has a variety of mental wellbeing resources on offer during this unprecedented time.

23 April 2020

Innovative researchers from Loughborough awarded with Future Leader Fellowships from UKRI

Two outstanding Loughborough University researchers have been awarded prestigious Future Leaders Fellowships from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), receiving funding for projects worth £2.5 million collectively.

23 April 2020

Coup for Loughborough Swimming as major internationals join ranks

Loughborough University has announced that Olympic swimmers Andreas Vazaios and Louise Hansson will join its team next season.

23 April 2020

Academic leads on interdisciplinary research project awarded NORFACE funding

In the latest announcement of funding, 14 new research projects have been supported by New Opportunities for Research Funding Agency Cooperation in Europe (NORFACE) to offer timely investigation into the challenges to democratic governance and politics.

23 April 2020

New Employee Assistance Programme provider now available to University staff members

The University is pleased to announce it has partnered with a new Employee Assistance Programme provider to help staff members receive guidance and advice for both their personal and professional lives.

23 April 2020

A message from the University Chaplain

At this time a special appeal has been sent to religious leaders of all faiths from the United Nations Secretary-General asking us to join together in working for peace around the world and to focus on how we can help bring an end to COVID-19.

22 April 2020

A decent standard of living in London costs up to 58% more compared to the rest of the UK, new figures show

A basic standard of living in London is up to 58% more expensive than in other urban areas of the UK.

22 April 2020

Changes to my.HR and Dashboard

From Monday 4 May, the Employee Self-Service portal my.HR and the casual working portal Dashboard will require you to sign into the University’s VPN (Virtual Private Network) in order to access the platform.

22 April 2020

Female engineering students celebrated by Loughborough’s Women’s Engineering Society for the second year

Loughborough University’s Women’s Engineering Society was delighted to announce the inspirational winners of the second Female Engineer of the Year Awards earlier this week by video on their social media channels.

22 April 2020

The new way the University Choir is practising

The University Choir, who, under normal circumstances, practice in the Cope Auditorium, have started using the video calling platform Zoom to host their rehearsals online.

21 April 2020

Loughborough students take on challenge to help fund emergency blood cancer appeal

Loughborough Marrow Society is taking part in an emergency coronavirus appeal from 13 - 27 April for blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan.

20 April 2020

Student and alumna enterprise duo design postcards to help the public reach out to their loved ones

A small business founded by a current student and an alumna just over one year ago has added quirky postcards to their online shop to help the public stay in touch with their loved ones and keep one another in positive spirits during this period of social distancing, as well as raising money for the NHS.

20 April 2020

Coronavirus lockdown: LGBTQ people face hostility and loneliness

A couple of days ago I was on the phone with Rajesh, a friend of mine (not his real name). Rajesh, 25, has just had to move back in with his parents. They had thrown him out of the house in Birmingham on learning he was gay.

10 April 2020

Research to investigate impact of COVID-19 pandemic on family carers

The experience of family carers during the COVID-19 pandemic will be explored in a new international study by Loughborough University and several universities across the world.

9 April 2020

Loughborough University awarded OfS funding to develop AI and data science conversion courses

Loughborough University has been named as one of eighteen successful recipients of funding from the Office for Students (OfS) to launch conversion courses specialising in artificial intelligence (AI) and data science.

9 April 2020

Coronavirus reveals how important the nation is to our daily lives

The coronavirus pandemic cuts across borders, cultures and political systems. As the virus spread across the planet, global institutions such as the World Health Organization (WHO) called for worldwide solidarity, arguing that “we’re all in this together and we can only stop it together”.

9 April 2020

Working from home (WFH): Management styles must evolve to work effectively during the coronavirus lockdown

Managers who are having to adapt and lead virtual teams should adopt a more people-focused style of leadership, according to new research.

9 April 2020

University launches app for staff members working alone on campus

The University has developed a lone working app designed to aid those working alone on campus, complementing existing policies and codes of practice.

8 April 2020

University catering supplier offers home deliveries for food supplies

University supplier Bidfood is a national wholesale operator that is currently offering home deliveries of food supplies to people across the country.

8 April 2020

Creative and Print Services produce fun colouring sheets for all to enjoy

The University’s Creative and Print Services team have created a number of colouring sheets that both children and adults can enjoy, which feature some well-known spots you may recognise from both of the campuses.

8 April 2020

New research to find out why people share false information on private social media

Loughborough University has been awarded a significant grant from the Leverhulme Trust to examine why people share false and misleading information on private social media platforms.

8 April 2020

Call for participants in gender diversity survey

Researchers in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities invite students and colleagues to share their thoughts in a survey on ‘Understanding Gender Diversity at Loughborough University’.

7 April 2020

‘The Yellow Book’ now available online to aid staff and students with their mental wellbeing

The University is pleased to announce staff members and students now have access to The Yellow Book – an online tool containing a wealth of tools to support your journey to positive wellbeing.

7 April 2020

Vice-Chancellor returns to campus to thank the Catering team

Last Friday the Vice-Chancellor visited the Loughborough campus to thank the Catering team for their hard work, and to talk to students who are unable to go home.

7 April 2020

Take part in the International Partnerships Survey

The Research and Enterprise Office has launched a survey for academic staff to gain a better understanding of international research activity.

6 April 2020

Coronavirus: How to sleep better during the lockdown

We are all facing restrictions in a bid to minimise the transmission rate and impact of COVID-19, but there is no denying that life in lockdown is hard.

6 April 2020

Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) launches Sound Summit online

The second IAS Sound Theme Summit: An Artistic Exploration and Design Conversation has been launched online after postponing the event due to the COVID-19 situation.

6 April 2020

The coronavirus ‘Doomsday’ clock: Are we approaching a period of new hope?

Britain has now moved past 1pm on the coronavirus clock.

6 April 2020

Wheelchair Basketball to become Loughborough University’s 60th sport

Loughborough University’s Athletic Union (AU) has revealed its 60th official sport as Wheelchair Basketball.

3 April 2020

Tracking lifestyles over the course of a pandemic: New coronavirus survey aims to understand more about current and future health and wellbeing

Psychologists from Loughborough University have launched a study which aims to understand the impact of coronavirus on daily life.

3 April 2020

COVID-19: Evidence-based advice for health workers having difficult conversations about end of life

A Loughborough University academic is providing guidance to clinicians who are likely to be having - and training people who will have – difficult conversations with patients suffering from COVID-19 or those closest to them.

3 April 2020

Coronavirus is a once in a lifetime chance to reshape how we travel

The transport sector has been impacted as much as any by the coronavirus. This isn’t a normal period of disruption, which is usually caused by failures in supply such as road accidents or industrial action. In this case it is the lack of demand that is the problem.

2 April 2020

The University donates over £4,000 to local charities

Nine local charities have received funding for projects as part of the Spring Open Fund run by the University’s Community Donations Fund.

2 April 2020

Update on catering services

The Catering Team will be providing normal service throughout the Easter break and have introduced a grocery click and collect store.

2 April 2020

Global survey launched to measure changes in behaviour in response to COVID-19

A worldwide survey has launched with the aim of understanding how people’s attitudes and behaviours around coronavirus are impacted by official government actions and advice.

1 April 2020

The impact of coronavirus on global sport: Loughborough Professor confirmed as key international panel guest

Loughborough University’s Professor James Skinner will form part of a virtual round table panel discussion looking at the impact of coronavirus on sport across the globe.

1 April 2020

ACADEMICS: Can you help with communicating important information about coronavirus?

The PR team is looking for academics to volunteer their expertise when their knowhow crosses over with the latest coronavirus developments.

1 April 2020

Sir Peter Bonfield, Chair of Council and Senior Pro-Chancellor at Loughborough University to be succeeded by Christine Hodgson CBE

At the end of 2020, following unprecedented success under the Chairmanship of Sir Peter Bonfield CBE FREng, the University Council has approved that Christine Hodgson CBE, Chairman of Severn Trent, and a Loughborough alumna, will take up the role as Chair of Council and Senior Pro-Chancellor at Loughborough University. Christine will succeed Sir Peter in January 2021 when his term of office, the maximum allowed under the University Ordinances and Regulations, comes to an end.

1 April 2020

Students present research to MPs in STEM for Britain finals

Three Loughborough students presented their research as part of the STEM for Britain finals in Westminster last month.

31 March 2020

Alumni team seek support for fellow members of the #LboroFamily

The Alumni Relations team is running an engagement campaign to find alumni who can offer to support fellow Loughborough graduates with home schooling.

31 March 2020

Loughborough University and Loughborough Students’ Union launch campaign to support students facing financial hardship during COVID-19 crisis

Loughborough University and Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) are working in partnership to promote a fundraising initiative which will help their most vulnerable students.

31 March 2020

Online exhibition of work produced by students from LU Arts short course unveiled

A website exhibiting the photographic work of Loughborough students is now available to view online.

31 March 2020

How health professionals need to discuss end of life situations – during coronavirus and beyond

The coronavirus pandemic has led to many difficult and urgent conversations taking place in hospitals. There will doubtless be many more. Over the last few days, I’ve been drawing together advice about discussing sensitive and distressing topics based on evidence from my own work and from work by other researchers who study real life examples of these kinds of exchanges.

30 March 2020

The coronavirus ‘Doomsday’ clock: How close are we to midnight?

Britain has only just begun its battle with COVID-19, according to a new coronavirus clock which shows the various stages of pandemic faced by countries around the globe.

30 March 2020

Suspended: Applications open for the London Open Fund

The London Open Fund is suspended at this present time. This is due to having to achieve cost savings as a result of the current Coronavirus pandemic.

30 March 2020

UPDATED: Availability of services for students

From week commencing 23 March, these student services will be available as follows:

28 March 2020

Do not get complacent… What a playground chase and a board game tell us about sudden jumps in coronavirus deaths

Economist Dr Jon Seaton, of Loughborough School of Business and Economics, explains the difference a sudden onset of infection and a slow burn using chess and the children’s game tig.

27 March 2020

This anarchist thinker helps explain why we feel so driven to help each other through the coronavirus crisis

Empty supermarket shelves and panicked government briefings have become the defining images of the coronavirus crisis. But the community response, however, may well be a more enduring feature.

27 March 2020

Loughborough Family rallies together to support the country during COVID-19 pandemic

Staff members at Loughborough University have been supporting both the local community and the country by providing vital resources and research expertise during the COVID-19 crisis.

27 March 2020

Researchers needed for UK Parliament’s COVID-19 expert database

Over the past few weeks, Parliament has seen a surge in need for access to research expertise as it engages with the COVID-19 outbreak.

27 March 2020

LU Arts introduces weekly digests reflecting on creativity at the University and further afield

LU Arts have begun publishing weekly digests for staff and students which will reflect on the creative activities and events at the University as well as further afield.

26 March 2020

Loughborough University’s CALIBRE Awards celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion

The winners of Loughborough University’s Spring 2020 CALIBRE Awards can now be revealed.

26 March 2020

Important information about postal services for staff

Please note all School and Departmental mail is now being delivered to Creative and Print Services in the Herbert Manzoni Building. Please ensure all orders clearly identify this as the correct delivery address.

26 March 2020

Loughborough student sets up coronavirus support group to help the local community

Craig Brown, an International Business student at Loughborough, has founded the Students Against Corona group to organise volunteers to support the local community.

25 March 2020

Coronavirus: to save businesses, we should pioneer an unusual kind of insurance

The COVID-19 outbreak has triggered a collapse of revenues in sector after sector: transport, hotels, restaurants, tourism, recreation and culture, consumer durables and numerous others.

25 March 2020

How to talk to the world about coronavirus

The UK is now in lockdown along with another 20% of the global population as governments scramble to get to grips with the coronavirus pandemic.

25 March 2020

Prizes and Travel Bursary applications now open for students

Did you know that as a student you have the opportunity to apply for a number of prizes and travel bursaries up to the value of £1,500?

25 March 2020

Loughborough supports students with free hot meals

The University is offering free hot meals for students facing financial hardship due to COVID-19.

24 March 2020

Get involved in LU Arts’ online Book Club

LU Arts has moved its Book Club online so that staff and students can still be involved.

24 March 2020

Environmental Manager nominated for BSiF Safety award

Loughborough University’s Environmental Manager Nik Hunt has been nominated for the Water Pollution Prevention 2020 award by the British Safety Industry Federation (BSiF).

24 March 2020

Alumni and friends celebrate fourth annual Donor Day

On Saturday 7 March, the University hosted an annual event dedicated to thanking those who have made a difference to Loughborough through donations.

24 March 2020

Boris is right… Don’t panic buy, but do plan your shopping to reduce the chance of infection by up to 99%

Dr Jon Seaton is an economist and is an expert in business and consumer behaviour. Here he explains why panic buying is bad... but infrequent shopping is essential for minimising the risk of catching coronavirus.

23 March 2020

PARENTS: Expert shares practical ideas for helping children and babies with their physical development at home

A Loughborough University academic has shared practical tips to help parents and guardians deliver physical development opportunities to children at home following the closure of nurseries and other childcare facilities.

20 March 2020

Statement on behalf of Loughborough University and its sports partners

In consultation and with the agreement of our sports partners on campus, British Athletics, British Swimming, British Triathlon, Powerlifting and the English Institute for Sport, and following the statement from the Prime Minister today, all Loughborough University sports facilities and services will be closed from the evening of Friday 20th March.

20 March 2020

Sustainability team launches new blog for staff, students and the wider community

Loughborough University’s Sustainability team are delighted to announce that they have launched their brand-new blog, Sustainably Speaking.

20 March 2020

Important notice: closure of Student Services and Security Reception desks

Please note that Bridgeman Building, Student Services’ Reception and Security Reception will be closed from Monday 23 March for an indefinite period.

20 March 2020

Digital Week: Learning and Teaching

The final day of Digital Week will focus on learning and teaching, and how students and staff can use digital tools to enhance their education.

19 March 2020

Engineering students awarded by the Institution of Engineering and Technology

Six students at Loughborough University have been recognised by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) through bursaries and a scholarship.

19 March 2020

LU Arts introduce online creative community

LU Arts has set up a Facebook group for staff, students and the local community called Loughborough Creative Distancing.

19 March 2020

Careers Network support

Students: whilst you’re studying and working remotely from Loughborough, it’s business as usual at Careers Network.

19 March 2020

Digital Week: How to stay safe online

The fourth day of Digital Week is focusing on how to avoid the dangers of the internet, both at work and home.

18 March 2020

Coronavirus

Please note that there are no planned communications being issued today (Wednesday 18 March) or tomorrow in relation to coronavirus.

18 March 2020

Coronavirus: not the first global health crisis to impact sport

Coronavirus has plunged the global sporting calendar into disarray. Football fixtures across Europe have now been postponed, including the Euro 2020, English Football League and the English Premier League. Such scenarios remove revenues from gate takings, significantly affect sport media broadcasters and leads to knock-on effects for sponsors and advertisers.

18 March 2020

Fire alarm testing

Until further notice the Health and Safety Service will be conducting the routine fire alarm tests for most buildings to ensure that the systems continue to function properly.

18 March 2020

Digital Week: Your digital wellbeing

Social media is great for keeping us informed and connected, but it can also be overwhelming.

17 March 2020

Update: Giving for Gold

Following guidance issued by the Government, Giving for Gold – which was due to take place tomorrow, Wednesday 18 March – has now been postponed.

17 March 2020

Strong performance from Loughborough swimmers in Edinburgh

Loughborough swimmers once again turned on the style at the Edinburgh International Meet this weekend.

17 March 2020

The second Grime Scene Investigation results are in

The Sustainability team has released the results of their second Grime Scene Investigation of the year.

17 March 2020

Digital Week: Tools for research

The second day of Digital Week focuses on digital research: doing research, managing it and promoting it.

16 March 2020

IT Services video resources: Working from home

For staff members who are setting up their device to work away from campus, IT Services have produced a suite of short, instructional videos to help.

16 March 2020

There’s still time to donate for Giving for Gold

Staff and students have until Wednesday 18 March to donate items for a range of local and national charities and not for profit organisations as part of Giving for Gold, an initiative led by Loughborough University and Loughborough Students’ Union.

16 March 2020

Body Positivity Week

LSU’s HeadsUp association will be running a week of activities and events to promote body positivity from 19-25 March.

16 March 2020

Launching today: Brush up on your skills with Digital Week

The University is hosting a series of sessions and online resources this week (16-20 March) covering a variety of aspects about the digital tools available to staff and students.

16 March 2020

LGBT women in construction say gender is a bigger career barrier than their sexuality

“I can hide that I’m gay, but I can't hide that I’m a woman.”

13 March 2020

Changes to Digital Week

Changes have been made to the upcoming Digital Week (16-20 March).

13 March 2020

IT Services host upcoming sessions to assist staff with working from home

IT Services will be hosting a number of sessions to assist staff with preparations to work from home.

13 March 2020

New sculpture added to University collection

LU Arts are pleased to announce a new sculpture has recently been added to the University’s collection.

13 March 2020

Controlling the spread of coronavirus without shutting down society

Taking no action to curb the spread of COVID-19 would lead to an uncontrolled outbreak but completely isolating people would have a devasting impact on the economy.

12 March 2020

New Director of Marketing and Advancement announced

Martyn Edwards has been announced as the new Director of Marketing and Advancement at Loughborough University.

12 March 2020

Exhibition open now: Let’s Gather To Remember Everything We Forget

Artist Ian Giles created an immersive art installation and cocktail lounge for Loughborough’s LGBT+ History month in February and the work is now on display in the Martin Hall Exhibition Space until 20 March.

12 March 2020

Curious Kids: Do grownups still grow?

Do grownups still grow? – question submitted by Emma, aged five, from the UK.

12 March 2020

‘A dream come true’ for student as he prepares for his British Formula 3 Championship debut

A Loughborough University student has embarked on his journey to compete in this year’s BRDC British Formula 3 Championship.

11 March 2020

Loughborough to open two new training centres to tackle homelessness and improve sustainable energy supplies

The University is establishing two new mini Centres of Doctoral Training (mini CDTs) to support research in two key areas – homelessness in the UK and securing sustainable fuel supply.

11 March 2020

Video: How to wash your hands effectively

As part of the general public advice shared with our staff, students and campus partners about Coronavirus, our colleague Julie Turner - who is the University's lead on biological safety - has produced a short video to explain why washing your hands regularly is so important.

11 March 2020

Student scholars showcase their talent at upcoming concert

A performance featuring some of the University’s most talented students will take place at Emmanuel Church next week.

11 March 2020

The science behind swimming: Loughborough to host expert panel

Loughborough University academic Dr David Fletcher will form part of a panel of international experts at this unique event looking at the art and science of swimming fast.

11 March 2020

Upcoming event: It’s time to have a ‘Positive Pause’

Leicestershire and Rutland Sport are running an event at SportPark on Friday 3 April that will provide advice on the menopause as part of the national ‘This Girl Can’ campaign.

10 March 2020

Cabaret returns to campus

Back by popular demand, Cabaret will return to Cogs on 16 March as part of the Happy Mondays programme, bringing with it all the glitz, glamour and sparkle of a classic Cabaret club.

10 March 2020

Loughborough’s Para-powerlifters take gold at the World Cup

One Loughborough student and two athletes who train on campus secured Gold in the 2020 Road to Tokyo Para Powerlifting World Cup.

10 March 2020

Loughborough academic speaks at Leaders Women in Sport event

Loughborough academic Dr Argyro Elisavet Manoli has shared her views on tackling imposter syndrome at the prestigious Leaders Women in Sport event held in London.

10 March 2020

Academic sets new standards as she becomes the recipient of two prestigious biomechanics awards

A researcher from Loughborough University was announced as the recipient of two awards from the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS).

10 March 2020

Concerns about the Staff Survey email invitation

Yesterday, staff members received an email from yourvoice@welovesurveys.co.uk inviting them to take part in the University’s Staff Survey, focusing on equality, diversity and inclusion.

10 March 2020

Could you cycle from London to Loughborough?

President of the University’s Alumni Association Oliver Sidwell is on the hunt for a team to join him on an epic cycle challenge to raise funds for the University.

10 March 2020

Update: Campus power failure

Following the major power outage on Sunday night, the FM team would like to thank everyone for their patience yesterday whilst they have tended to those areas who remained without power and heating.

9 March 2020

Applications now being accepted for the SPIN Accelerator programme

Loughborough University is once again contributing to the rapid scaling of sports tech start-up companies by hosting the UK leg of a global sports accelerator programme - and this time it's virtual.

9 March 2020

Loughborough shortlisted for 10 Whatuni Student Choice Awards

Loughborough is nominated in 10 out of 13 categories in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2020.

9 March 2020

LU Arts showcase students’ work celebrating inspirational women

In partnership with Loughborough Women’s Network, LU Arts asked students from the Loughborough Family last month to identify a woman that has inspired them in their lives, either personally or through their achievements.

6 March 2020

University undertakes staff survey focused on equality, diversity and inclusivity

The University's Staff Survey, which focuses on equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), is now live.

6 March 2020

International Women’s Day kickstarts week-long programme of events and showcases the brilliant women in the Loughborough Family

International Women’s Day takes place on 8 March, and the University has put together a week-long programme of events to celebrate women and advance equality of opportunity at Loughborough.

4 March 2020

Student activities to take place across both campuses to mark University Mental Health Day 2020

As part of this year’s University Mental Health Day (UMHD) on 5 March, both the University and Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) will be holding activities to support student wellbeing.

4 March 2020

More caffeine is not the answer for tired lorry drivers – new study shows too much coffee could have negative effects

Lorry drivers who consumed large amounts of coffee and energy drinks reported having crashed more compared to those only drank small quantities of caffeine, according to new research.

4 March 2020

Doctoral College announces Disability Research at Loughborough event

On 25 March, the Doctoral College will host Disability Research at Loughborough in the Sir David Davies Building (DAV1101) from 1.30-4.30pm.

4 March 2020

Loughborough best university in the world for sports-related subjects for fourth year running

Loughborough has yet again been crowned the best university in the world for sports-related subjects by the global QS higher education league table.

3 March 2020

Have your say on Universities of the Future and learn key enterprise and employability skills in the process!

As part of a joint initiative between Loughborough Enterprise Network and Personal Best, students will be given the opportunity to pitch their own solutions to the question: ‘Universities of the Future: What do they look like?’ as part of a unique one-day challenge.

2 March 2020

Loughborough University London to host international forum on sustainable innovation and development

Loughborough University London is working in collaboration with the Kazakhstan PhD Student Association in the UK to host the Third Central Asian Research Forum on 30 March.

2 March 2020

Campus-wide charity drive aims to donate 26,500 items to local and national good causes and cut the amount of household waste going to landfill

Loughborough University, Loughborough Students’ Union and several local and national good causes are joining forces this month in a bid to gather and donate tens of thousands of items to those in need.

2 March 2020

An ethical future could make life harder for the poorest – but it doesn’t have to

The British supermarket chain Morrisons recently announced that it will only sell free-range eggs.

2 March 2020

Four awards including overall champion for University's innovative businesses

Innovative businesses, founded by the University’s academics and graduates triumphed at the Leicestershire Live Innovation Awards on Friday, winning four of the twelve categories, including the overall champion, Innovator of the Year.

2 March 2020

2020 applications for the Spring Open Fund are open

Applications have opened for the University’s Spring Open Fund, an initiative that provides funding to local community groups and organisations.

28 February 2020

Universities lead project to deliver largest ever investment into HE technicians

A new project led by a consortium of eight Midlands-based universities and industry partners – including Loughborough University – is to shine a light on the expertise of their technical community by delivering a package of measures to support their career advancement and development.

28 February 2020

Loughborough students win the first European Triathlon Union Innovation Award

Two Loughborough students have accepted the first European Triathlon Union Innovation Award.

28 February 2020

LSU’s Loughborough Women’s Network host student events to mark International Women’s Day 2020

As part of International Women’s Day (8 March), Loughborough University and Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) will be running a programme of events and activities aimed at both staff and students.

28 February 2020

Voting is now open to help choose the winners of the Spring 2020 CALIBRE Awards

Voting is now open to help choose the winners of the Spring 2020 CALIBRE Awards.

27 February 2020

Loughborough academic leading the way on new BSI standards

Dr Mohamed Osmani, Reader in Sustainable Design and Construction, has chaired the committee working on a new set of BSI Standards.

27 February 2020

Loughborough Family – it's time to act now and do your bit to help others as part of Giving for Gold 2020

Next month, the University, Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) and a range of local and national charities will be working in collaboration to encourage staff and students to donate, repurpose and reuse everyday items that they no longer need to benefit others.

26 February 2020

Experts in Sport: Has concussion in sport hit crisis point?

Loughborough University’s latest ‘Experts in Sport’ podcast looks at one sporting issue that is never far from the headlines - that of concussion.

26 February 2020

New fellowship appointment to help Loughborough continue to tackle challenges with energy and AI

A recipient of an international fellowship will be based at Loughborough University to support researchers tackling the challenge of decarbonisation through AI-based solutions.

26 February 2020

Can you really outrun cancer?

When Dr Mhairi Morris’ nine-year-old daughter asked her across the breakfast table if it was possible to “catch cancer”, the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences academic laughed and joked “of course you can’t, it’s far too fast”.

26 February 2020

Records tumble as Loughborough dominate BUCS swimming

Loughborough swimmers turned on the style at last weekend’s British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) National Championships, returning home with 30 medals and five broken records – and the over the overall team title.

26 February 2020

Loughborough students team up with local start-up to win prestigious national challenge

Loughborough students have teamed up with an East-Midlands based start-up in the hope of securing prestigious internships at the global online marketplace, Amazon.

26 February 2020

Zero waste pop-up shop on campus

On 5 March there will be a zero waste pop-up shop on the Hazlerigg / Rutland circle between 12-2pm.

26 February 2020

Architecture students create cutting-edge structure as part of charity initiative

First-year students studying Architecture at the University worked together to install a temporary pavilion structure to support a charity initiative as part of their degree.

25 February 2020

Loughborough athletes named in extended GB Women’s Rugby Sevens squad

Six Loughborough athletes have been included in the initial 24-strong GB Women's Sevens squad for Tokyo 2020.

25 February 2020

International Women’s Day 2020: Showcasing the dynamic, influential and impressive women from the Loughborough Family

This year’s International Women’s Day takes place on Sunday 8 March, and to celebrate, the University is looking to collate case studies of brilliant and inspirational women who work at Loughborough.

24 February 2020

Learn how to budget effectively with the Student Advice and Support Service

If you’re a student looking to learn more about where your money goes and how you can improve your budgeting skills, the Student Advice and Support Service have an event that can help.

24 February 2020

Don’t miss these two inspiring talks during Doctoral Researcher Wellbeing Week

Loughborough alumni Sanjeev Sandhu and Dr Andy Cope from training and development organisation The Art of Brilliance will deliver invigorating talks on positive thinking and building good habits as part of Doctoral Researcher Wellbeing Week.

24 February 2020

LU Arts hosting poetry night

On 2 March, Speech Bubble will return to campus for a night of performances from professional and amateur poets alike.

21 February 2020

Loughborough academic gives talk on decarbonisation at Royal Academy of Engineering policy plenary

Dr Joanna Boehnert, Lecturer in Design and the Creative Industries, spoke last month at the Royal Academy of Engineering’s National Engineering Policy Centre plenary on socio-political intersections in design contributions to decarbonisation.

21 February 2020

Manchester City and Saracens – economic theory in action

The Saracens salary cap scandal and news that Manchester City allegedly breached UEFA’s financial fairplay rules have threatened the integrity of the clubs and the sports respectively.

20 February 2020

Students: Don’t miss the Spring Careers Fair and exclusive creative industry workshops

Next Tuesday (25 February), many organisations will be on campus offering graduate, placement and vacation opportunities for students.

20 February 2020

Criminology professor to present public lecture on how to solve the knife crime problem

Loughborough’s Head of Social and Policy Studies and Professor of Criminology Steve Case will present a new approach to dealing with knife crime in a public lecture at the University on Wednesday 18 March.

20 February 2020

‘Natural’ flood management would be overwhelmed by Britain’s winter super-floods

As large swathes of the UK endure the worst floods in living memory, hearts and minds are rightly focused on protecting people and property.

20 February 2020

The Loughborough Graduate Programme: Q&A with Jenna Townend

Applications are still open for the 2020 Loughborough Graduate Programme, an exciting three-year scheme consisting of at least four placements across various roles, services and Schools across the University.

20 February 2020

Loughborough goes #Red4WED

The fountain located outside of the Hazlerigg and Rutland buildings will be lit up red to raise awareness of World Encephalitis Day.

19 February 2020

Institute of Advanced Studies welcomes applications for residential fellowships

The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) is delighted to announce a major new initiative which will begin from September 2020.

19 February 2020

Spotlight on… Online Assessment Methods – 26 February

Join us for the next ‘Spotlight’ session; a series of topical panel presentations around common learning and teaching themes, run by the Centre for Academic Practice and endorsed by the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Teaching.

18 February 2020

Sustainability newsletter relaunched

The Sustainability newsletter has been relaunched today (Tuesday 18 February).

18 February 2020

The University’s Inside Out fund supports 10 local groups

The 2019/20 round for the Inside Out fund has awarded 10 Charnwood groups with funding for projects that will benefit the local community.

18 February 2020

Improving IT security: Changes to accessing email via a web browser

IT Services are continually improving the security of the University’s services, and as part of this, they are making changes to the legacy way email is accessed via a web browser.

18 February 2020

Mumps: Be aware of the symptoms

Recently published data from Public Health England (PHE) has shown a sizeable increase in the number of mumps cases over the last twelve months in England.

17 February 2020

Novel 3D model developed at Loughborough University provides new insight into how our body’s stem cells interact with breast cancer cells

A Loughborough University PhD student has provided new insight into how breast cancer cells interact with cells in our body by using a novel 3D model.

17 February 2020

Your coffee needn’t cost the earth: Introducing a new pricing structure in the University’s retail outlets

Here at Loughborough, we’re on a mission to become a more sustainable institution.

14 February 2020

Help Team Lboro step towards the number one spot

With just one week to go in the BrainWalk challenge, Team Lboro is still second in the international leader board, but there’s still time to take part, or encourage others to sign up, to help us push for the top!

14 February 2020

Take part in the Energy 100 Scheme

The Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) has launched a problem-solving challenge for PhD students and post-doctorate researchers at Loughborough.

14 February 2020

Travel survey now live

The University’s travel survey, to find out your views and opinions on the future of transport to and around the Loughborough campus, is now live.

14 February 2020

The Loughborough Graduate Programme: Q&A with trainee Musa Yusuff

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Loughborough Graduate Programme, an exciting three-year scheme consisting of at least four placements across various roles, services and Schools across the University.

14 February 2020

Is there a public consensus on what it means to be rich?

New research shows that people can easily identify what makes you rich, but struggle to agree at what point wealth and income become excessive.

12 February 2020

Loughborough political communication expert appointed to influential digital freedoms committee

Professor of Political Communication Cristian Vaccari has been appointed to the Council of Europe’s new Expert Committee on Freedom of Expression and Digital Technologies.

12 February 2020

Staff and students: Get involved with the University’s upcoming Sustainability Week

From 17-21 February, the University will be celebrating environmentally friendly schemes and sharing planet-saving initiatives for Sustainability Week.

12 February 2020

University launches pioneering new academic recruitment campaign

A new University recruitment campaign has been launched to attract the very best academic talent to Loughborough.

11 February 2020

Team Lboro are stepping up to the BrainWalk challenge

We’re now ten days into the BrainWalk challenge and Team Lboro have collectively taken an impressive 5,537,526 steps, meaning we’re currently the second highest-ranked team!

11 February 2020

Town Deal Board wants your ideas to transform Loughborough

The Loughborough Town Deal Board is seeking ideas from residents, businesses and groups as part of a project to secure up for £25 million of government funding.

11 February 2020

Loughborough student’s film has its debut screening

Sonam Sandhu, a third year Communications and Media Studies student, had her film shown at the Quad in Derby as part of a local film festival last month.

11 February 2020

Top tips for staying safe online

IT Services have collated some key messages for staff and students at the University with guidance on how to ensure you can avoid the dangers of the internet, both at work and in your personal life as part of Safer Internet Day (11 February).

11 February 2020

University to hold its first ever Doctoral Researcher Wellbeing Week

Loughborough University has announced its first Doctoral Researcher Wellbeing Week, taking place 2-7 March to coincide with University Mental Health Day.

11 February 2020

Applications open for LUSEP partner’s charitable trust

Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park (LUSEP) partner, Intelligent Energy, have announced that its charitable trust is open for applications.

10 February 2020

Students: Use your creative talents to celebrate inspirational women this International Women’s Week

LU Arts are encouraging students to submit their poems, stories, illustrations, songs, plays, films and animations to tell the stories of women that have inspired them.

10 February 2020

Loughborough academic publishes new sporting book

Dr Jamie Barker, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences has co-authored a new book titled ‘The Psychology of Soccer’.

10 February 2020

Loughborough University re-signs Armed Forces Covenant

The University has continued its commitment to supporting the military community by re-signing the Armed Forces Covenant.

10 February 2020

Loughborough University launches new mathematics research centre

A new maths research centre which aims to boost the UK’s poor understanding of the subject has officially been launched at Loughborough University.

10 February 2020

Acoustic Night returns to campus

On 17 February, musicians are invited to take the stage for Loughborough’s Acoustic Night, organised by LU Arts singer-songwriter scholar, Aisha Aldris.

10 February 2020

Health and safety updates for students

The University has provided some guidance on a number of health and safety related issues specifically aimed at students, although the below applies to staff members too.

10 February 2020

NT Live: Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac kicks off a new season of National Theatre Live screenings at Loughborough University.

10 February 2020

Student Services launch new online tool for reporting incidents

Loughborough University’s Student Services has launched an online tool for reporting incidents affecting students.

7 February 2020

Experts examine the 2019 General Election

On 31 January, a range of media, political and polling experts gathered at Loughborough University London to analyse the General Election campaign and the influence of Brexit.

7 February 2020

Help us to shape the future of campus travel

This month the University will be undertaking a travel survey to find out your views and opinions on the future of transport to and around the Loughborough campus.

7 February 2020

Get involved in National Student Volunteering Week

10-16 February is National Student Volunteering Week which encourages students to use some of their free time to meet new people, improve their CV and give back to the community.

6 February 2020

Develop your skills with the Personal Best Award

The Personal Best Award is now available to access, and has been designed to support you with your development in the 15 elements of the programme.

6 February 2020

Students: Be the first to see brand new EHB facilities

Students are invited to join us tomorrow (Friday 7 February) to get a first look at the newly opened facilities at EHB and enjoy some free refreshments.

6 February 2020

Heat research from Loughborough featured in global triathlon guide

Academics from Loughborough University have helped devise a comprehensive report that will benefit triathletes and paratriathletes in their preparation to compete under hot and humid conditions – like those predicted at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

6 February 2020

National Student Money Week: Treat yourself without breaking the bank

These top tips will help you save money on entertainment and shopping so that you can still enjoy your free time without excessively spending.

5 February 2020

National Student Money Week: Top tips to make better financial and sustainable choices

Some people believe living a more sustainable life can be more expensive, but in fact you can save money. By reusing products, avoiding waste, and making purchases last longer, you’ll be saving the planet and helping your wallet to feel that bit lighter too.

5 February 2020

Four things the UK government must do to phase out petrol, diesel and hybrid cars by 2035

The UK government recently pledged to bring forward a ban on new diesel and petrol car sales from 2040, to 2035.

5 February 2020

Pro-Vice Chancellor for Enterprise part of Town Deal Board proposing £25m bid to transform Loughborough

A new project developed by local business and community leaders aims to transform Loughborough’s economic growth by securing up to £25m of government funding.

5 February 2020

Jose Gilbert

We are sad to inform you that Josephine Gilbert, known as Jose, a student within the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, has died.

5 February 2020

Experts in Sport podcast: Faster, Stronger, Fitter– what exactly is strength?

The latest episode of the ‘Experts in Sport’ podcast is all about strength. What is it? How do you build it? What methods are best for your fitness goals?

4 February 2020

Link between sitting for too long and stress to be explored as part of study

Researchers at Loughborough University are inviting people to take part in a study that explores the link between sitting down for long periods of time (eg sedentary behaviour) and short-term stress.

4 February 2020

From labelling homosexuality a ‘mental disorder’ to challenging stereotypes – new book reveals psychology has done a 180 when it comes to LGBTIQ representation

Psychologists in the mid-20th century believed that sexuality could be ‘corrected’ through therapy.

3 February 2020

PR team looking for academics to share research on children and young people

The University’s PR team is already planning for its next campaign, the focus of which will be ‘Children and Young People’.

3 February 2020

Loughborough University celebrates LGBT+ History Month

This February, the University is hosting a series of activities and events to celebrate LGBT+ History Month which aims to promote equality and diversity.

3 February 2020

Researcher in political communication and misinformation joins Loughborough University

Johannes Kaiser, a researcher in political communication and misinformation, is joining the University’s School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Loughborough University.

3 February 2020

Loughborough University commits to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Loughborough University is proud to announce it is now a signatory of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

3 February 2020

New graphene amplifier has been able to unlock hidden frequencies in the electromagnetic spectrum

Researchers have created a unique device which will unlock the elusive terahertz wavelengths and make revolutionary new technologies possible.

3 February 2020

Have your say with the National Student Survey (NSS)

The National Student Survey (NSS) is now open, offering final-year undergraduates the chance to give feedback on their time at Loughborough.

3 February 2020

Poets and lovers: the two women who were Michael Field

“Let no man think he can put asunder what God has joined”. So wrote the poet Katharine Bradley in a letter of 1886. She was explaining her relationship with her niece Edith Cooper, using the words of the Christian marriage ceremony to affirm their lifelong partnership.

31 January 2020

Why is Tesla selling insurance and what does it mean for drivers?

In the past year, Elon Musk and Tesla have fascinated the world with new innovations like the Tesla Cybertruck. There is excitement about most new Tesla products, but one hugely important one has been largely overlooked.

31 January 2020

National Student Money Week (3-7 February)

As part of National Student Money Week (3-7 February), the University’s Student Advice and Support Team will be based at various locations around campus next week to share their top tips for budgeting at University and also to provide more information about the money matters they can support you with.

31 January 2020

Applications for the Loughborough Graduate Programme are now open

If you’re passionate about higher education and love being part of the Loughborough Family, the 2020 Loughborough Graduate Programme is now accepting applications.

30 January 2020

Make your steps count for this year’s BrainWalk

Walking is one of the easiest ways to get more active and from 31st January you can put your steps to even better use by taking part in the BrainWalk, run by the Encephalitis Society.

30 January 2020

Professor Fred Hales

We are sad to announce that Professor Fred Hales, who spent a period in the late eighties as Acting Vice-Chancellor of Loughborough University, passed away on 17th January at the age of 89.

30 January 2020

Take part in creative activities to mark LGBT+ History Month

LU Arts is hosting two events in collaboration with Loughborough LGBT+ Association as part of the activities on campus for LGBT+ History Month.

30 January 2020

Gold for Kimberley Murray in the Women’s Skeleton

Loughborough alumna Kimberley Murray has secured Gold following an impressive performance in the Inter-Continental Cup skeleton race at Lake Placid, USA.

29 January 2020

Be part of the Tokyo 2020 journey with ParalympicsGB!

Loughborough University is delighted to announce that we will be working with ParalympicsGB to provide volunteers for the Tokyo 2020 Kitting Out event.

29 January 2020

Phishing campaign

As you will have seen today (29 January 2020), IT Services conducted a simulated phishing email within the University with the subject ‘From the Chief Operating Officer: Travel Survey’.

29 January 2020

Reminder: Personal safety for cyclists

As the dark nights continue, students are reminded to consider their personal safety when cycling.

28 January 2020

‘Technoference’: why we should be worried about parents’ screen time

Many young people spend significantly more time using screens than is recommended by health professionals.

28 January 2020

Step changes in research commercialisation including three new spinouts

As part of its ongoing commitment to enterprise the University has, over the last year, revitalised its approach to supporting the commercialisation of research through spinouts. Notable developments include a new spinout policy, an expanded professional support team, a business incubator and partnership in a midlands-wide initiative.

28 January 2020

Latest Radar project exploring ‘risk’ to hold its first workshop

As part of the Risk Related Radar project, composer and performer Helen Papaioannou will be hosting a music workshop on campus.

28 January 2020

LU Arts event part of Leicester Comedy Festival 2020

The Happy Mondays Comedy Club on 10 February is part of the Leicester Comedy Festival, giving staff, students and the local community a chance to see some fantastic stand up on their doorstep.

28 January 2020

Horizon 2020 – UKRI update on continued participation

As the 31 January 2020 approaches, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) have published the following statement regarding the UK's continued access to the Horizon 2020 programme, which confirms that once the Withdrawal Agreement is approved we will remain eligible to apply for the duration of the programme:

28 January 2020

Strong Lightning presence in England and Scotland’s Six Nations squads

12 Loughborough Lightning players have been called up to represent their country at this year’s Women’s Six Nations.

28 January 2020

Reminder: Last chance to feedback what training you need for Microsoft Office 365 package

As the uptake of Microsoft Office 365 increases, IT Services want to continue to support staff in the use of tools and applications available.

27 January 2020

International conference exploring authenticity to be held at Loughborough University

Authenticity has become a buzzword of our times and now experts will be exploring the topic in-depth during an international conference at Loughborough University.

27 January 2020

Loughborough students picked to represent England at international athletics meet

Two current Loughborough students and two alumni have been chosen to represent England at the Vienna Indoor International Meeting in February.

27 January 2020

Personal Best: My Story – Christine Hodgson

Loughborough alumna and Capgemini UK Chairman, Christine Hodgson, returns to campus for the next instalment of the lecture series, Personal Best: My Story.

27 January 2020

Information about Coronavirus

There are currently no confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the UK or of UK citizens abroad, and the risk to the public remains low.

24 January 2020

Public lecture: ‘No Outsiders’ with Andrew Moffat, MBE

Loughborough based charity, Equality Action is hosting a public lecture focused on the school ethos that sparked protests and raised questions about relationship and sex education in British schools.

24 January 2020

Time travel, laser-guided trains and e-bikes: Loughborough’s Future Transport PR campaign comes to a close

A PR initiative aimed at raising awareness of the University’s work to improve the future of transportation has ended with more than 400 appearances in the media.

24 January 2020

Institute of Advanced Studies announces it will host a ‘Festival of Ideas’ alongside its two new Themes for 2020/21

Loughborough University’s Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) is delighted to announce their two Themes for the next academic year: Arctic and Time.

24 January 2020

Loughborough University continues to lead the way in cricket helmet safety

Researchers from Loughborough University’s Sports Technology Institute continue to play a leading role in ensuring the safety of cricketers whilst batting.

24 January 2020

Novel ideas to help you read more in 2020

Healthy diet starting to waver? Is a night in front of the telly once again more appealing than heading to the gym? Has your Dry January gotten a little bit damp?

24 January 2020

Personal safety

With darker nights set to continue for a while yet, we would like to remind you to be aware of your personal safety at all times as you walk around campus and the town.

23 January 2020

Researchers to teach robots how to differentiate between sandwich ingredients so they can make your favourite BLT

Loughborough University computer scientists have teamed up with a food production automation company for a project that looks to teach AI robots how to differentiate between food items so they can make sandwiches in real-world factory environments.

22 January 2020

Young people in care feel there are fewer opportunities for them to get involved in sport

Six out of 10 young people in care felt they did not have the same opportunities to take part in sport compared to friends who were not in care, according to a new report.

21 January 2020

Studying on campus during the exam period

Throughout January, many students will head to the Library as a place to revise for their assessments. However, the Library often reaches full capacity during this time of year and some students are unsure of the other spaces available across the campus.

21 January 2020

Research and Enterprise Office courses for academic staff members

The Research and Enterprise Office run a series of courses aimed at academic staff which can be booked through my.HR.

21 January 2020

Your tuition and accommodation fees

Whilst we know that paying bills is not a highlight of your student experience, it is an essential part of your calendar routine.

20 January 2020

Staff: Don’t miss out on the Inside Out Fund

Each year the University allocates £5,000 exclusively for staff members involved in projects run by local organisations and groups.

17 January 2020

Election 2019: the Brexit Campaign?

On 31 January Loughborough University London plays host to a conference that will revisit and reconsider the 2019 General Election.

17 January 2020

LSU offers puppy petting, revision zones and free massages as part of Keep Calm Week

Loughborough Students’ Union’s Welfare and Diversity section are running Keep Calm week from 20-24 January for students taking exams

16 January 2020

Staff members at Loughborough encouraged to take part in ‘Brew Monday’

The University is backing a national campaign for colleagues to get together on 20 January to have a chat over a cuppa and turn ‘Blue Monday’ into ‘Brew Monday.’

16 January 2020

Construction work to upgrade Holywell Four Pitch to begin

On Monday 20 January, construction work to upgrade the current Holywell Four Pitch, will begin.

16 January 2020

You’ve got this – but there’s support available if you need it

It’s the middle of exam season, and many students are also meeting coursework deadlines this month.

16 January 2020

Investing in You

The University always values students’ feedback; we regularly discuss with you and your peers what you think we do well and what you think could be improved.

16 January 2020

One in four children growing up in homes with “very low income”

A quarter of all children in the UK are growing up in very low-income households, according to a new report into minimum socially acceptable standards of living.

15 January 2020

Video Q&A: We asked an expert panel your questions on the future of transport

What will our cars look like if they become fully autonomous? What’s the likelihood of vehicle-to-grid being successful? Will flying cars be safe? Or will they present new dangers?

14 January 2020

London campus: Don't forget to scan your card on the Here East shuttle bus

Starting from 13 January, Here East are asking staff and students at the London campus to tap their University ID cards on the shuttle bus card readers when boarding.

14 January 2020

Are self-driving cars safe? Expert on how we will drive in the future

Cars are changing – fast. But are innovations such as autonomous and flying cars a bright new dawn, or just a wild pipe dream? And if they become the future’s way of getting from A to B, can we trust them to take us there safely? Here are five key questions answered by Loughborough University's Professor Andrew Morris, an expert in Human Factors in Transport Safety.

13 January 2020

Important information: University Medical Centre

The University’s Medical Centre telephone number has now changed to 01509 277577.

13 January 2020

Ruddock and Lane-Wright called up to British Cycling squad

Loughborough University alumni Sam Ruddock and Crystal Lane-Wright have both been named as part of the 23-strong British Cycling squad which will contest the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Milton, Canada.

13 January 2020

CALIBRE Awards celebration and launch of Spring 2020 Awards

The finalists and winners of the Winter 2019 CALIBRE Awards gathered last week to celebrate their achievements.

13 January 2020

Students: Don’t miss out on the Talk Sport Conference

Back for a third year, the Talk Sport Conference offers students from all degree disciplines a chance to learn more about a career in the sports industry.

10 January 2020

Students: Share your feedback with WhatUni

WhatUni are inviting students from universities across the UK to review their institution for their Student Choice Awards 2020, which celebrate success in education and are based exclusively on student reviews.

10 January 2020

Loughborough University to host programme of events to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

Loughborough University will be holding a week of events to mark Holocaust Memorial Day (27 January).

10 January 2020

Experts in Sport: Does sponsorship in sport have an unhealthy relationship with junk food?

January is a time many people revaluate their diets and put away those sugary snacks after over-indulging during the festive period.

10 January 2020

You’ve got this: Be prepared for your exams

Examinations for Semester 1 start on Monday 13 January and run until Wednesday 29 January. It’s important you take a moment to read the below, as well as the University Regulations on Examinations and Assessments prior to sitting an exam to ensure you understand the rules and exam hall conduct at Loughborough.

9 January 2020

Have your say: Extended childcare provision survey

Human Resources are working on a project to gain a better understanding of the demand for additional childcare support on campus, particularly regarding after school care and holiday clubs.

9 January 2020

Loughborough’s Peaty named 2019 European Swimmer of the Year

Adam Peaty has been named LEN (Ligue Européenne de Natation) European men's swimmer of the year 2019 – for the third time in four years.

9 January 2020

Grime Scene Investigation results revealed

November saw the first Grime Scene Investigation of the academic year take place following the success from when it was first launched in 2018.

9 January 2020

Reminder: Short survey on academic staff sickness absence

Academic colleagues often don’t let anyone know when they are away from work ill, or they continue to suffer at work without contacting those who could help.

9 January 2020

Exhibition to showcase artist collaboration with Loughborough University’s Department of Materials

Three artists will showcase work inspired by the research carried out during their residencies at the University as part of a project by Radar and the Department of Materials.

8 January 2020

Imago Venues starts New Year with three award nominations

The New Year for Imago Venues has started on a high after being shortlisted for three prestigious 2020 M&IT Awards.

8 January 2020

Students: Don’t miss out on artist-led workshops taking place this month

Five artists specialising in different art forms will be delivering free workshops for students from Monday 20 - Friday 24 January.

8 January 2020

Phil Wilkinson-Blake

It is with great sadness we announce the death of Phil Wilkinson-Blake, who passed away on 3 January following a short period of illness.

8 January 2020

You’ve got this: Don’t risk your degree by cheating

Surely no one at the University cheats in their studies? Well sadly it does happen, and the penalties can be serious. You could lose marks, fail your assignment or even have your studies terminated.

7 January 2020

PDR 2020 is now underway

The Performance and Development Review (PDR) period for 2020 is now underway.

7 January 2020

Staff members invited to Change Academy 2020

This year the University will be hosting its seventh Change Academy, which will focus on the need to improve processes and how we as an institution undertake process reviews.

7 January 2020

First findings revealed from Twinning Project initiative

Academics from Loughborough University have devised six pillars of success for partners involved in the nationwide Twinning Project – an initiative developed to help UK prisoners develop new skills.

7 January 2020

Students to exhibit work at the National Space Centre

The National Space Centre in Leicester is exhibiting Loughborough students’ work as part of their Bowie: Oddity to Mars event.

7 January 2020

Exercise in the 16th century: Historical workouts for body and soul

New Year, new me… we’ve all heard the saying and usually scrawled at the top of our resolution list is the promise to exercise more.

6 January 2020

Last chance to apply for the Research-informed Teaching Awards

There’s only two days left before applications close for this year’s Research-informed Teaching Awards (RiTAs).

6 January 2020

Students: You’ve got this!

With exam season approaching and coursework deadlines coming up, we just wanted to wish you the best of luck and remind you that you’ve got this.

6 January 2020

Happy Mondays are back with a fantastic range of creative sessions for students

If you are looking to try your hand at a new craft in 2020, look no further than LU Arts’ Happy Mondays – creative sessions for students.

6 January 2020

Early childhood development among the Maasai in Kenya to be explored as part of a new study

Early childhood development and education in Kenya will be explored by academics at Loughborough University as part of new research.

6 January 2020

Staff members: Applications open for the University’s Community Donations Fund

From today (6 January) applications will be accepted from staff members for the Inside Out Fund.

6 January 2020

Honourable start to the decade for alumni named in Queen’s New Year list

Eight alumni and Honorary Graduates have been named in the 2020 Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for services to sports, education, safety and research.

20 December 2019

Sign up for the creative writing evening class at Loughborough

Back by popular demand, evening creative writing classes for staff, students and the general public are being run this term.

20 December 2019

Media and Creative Industries student participates in international climate talks

Institute of Media and Creative Industries student and climate advocate, Dainalyn Swaby, participated in the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 25) in Madrid earlier this month.

20 December 2019

No-tivity: The 17th century satirical backlash when Parliament banned Christmas

Three hundred and seventy years ago, between 1645 and 1660, Parliamentarians completely outlawed Christmas.

19 December 2019

Experts in Sport: A look into sporting injury and rehabilitation

In the latest ‘Experts in Sport’ podcast, we delve into the importance of athlete development and how to work with individuals going through an injury.

19 December 2019

Loughborough University helps local homelessness charity by providing meals to residents over the festive period

Loughborough University is supporting a Leicestershire-based charity this month by cooking hot meals for people in the local community who rely on their services.

19 December 2019

Election coverage: thanks to Brexit, Labour had a media mountain to climb

You don’t have to deny the growing political significance of social media to accept that the mainstream media continue to play a vital role in informing and priming public opinion during elections. Moreover, both worlds are deeply connected. Fewer people are buying newspapers but plenty are accessing the same content online.

19 December 2019

Press hostility to Labour reaches new levels in 2019 election campaign

Analysis by Loughborough University shows newspaper negativity towards the Labour party reached its highest levels during the final week of the election campaign.

19 December 2019

Overton Poetry Prize opens 2019 entries

The competition run by the University’s English department is accepting entries for a sequence of poems on any subject, up to 300 lines.

19 December 2019

Payroll and Pensions team win Public Sector Team Award

Loughborough University’s Payroll and Pensions team were announced the winners of the Public Sector Team Award at this year’s ‘The Rewards’ – an annual ceremony celebrating exceptional work carried out in the payroll and HR sector.

18 December 2019

Loughborough University hosts 11th Annual Research Conference

The conference for doctoral researchers and research staff returned for another year with speakers, presentations and a poster competition.

18 December 2019

Loughborough University to host Sustainable Hydrogen showcase

The University has partnered with Climate Change Solutions to host the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell showcase on 14 January 2020.

18 December 2019

Talk Sport 2020 Conference back for a third year

Open to all students regardless of degree subject or year group, the conference is for anyone interested in a career in sports.

18 December 2019

Virtual engine test simulator is transforming China's fledgling hydrogen car industry

Scientists have created a computer simulation program which allows car manufacturers in China to virtually test hydrogen fuel cell engines instead of building expensive prototypes.

18 December 2019

Staff and students: Don’t forget to submit your application for the 2020 Teaching Awards

There’s still time to submit your application for the 2020 Teaching Innovation Awards (TIAs) and the Research-informed Teaching Awards (RiTAs).

17 December 2019

Renowned engineer and dedicated students celebrated during graduation ceremonies

Loughborough University celebrated the achievements of hundreds of students yesterday (Monday) during its graduation ceremonies and awarded an honorary degree to a renowned engineer.

17 December 2019

Success for Loughborough University accommodation in 2019 StudentCrowd rankings

Loughborough University’s halls of residences have been referenced several times in the latest StudentCrowd accommodation rankings, which were released today (17 December).

17 December 2019

Performance and Development Review for 2020

Details of the 2020 Performance and Development Review (PDR) cycle are now in place. The PDR is an annual process which provides staff with the valuable opportunity to reflect on their performance, potential and professional growth.

17 December 2019

Undergraduate students recognised for their academic excellence at celebratory dinner

This year, 22 undergraduate students were invited to attend an evening event to celebrate their academic achievements.

17 December 2019

It’s Better OFF at Christmas

As part of the Sustainability team’s ‘It’s Better OFF’ campaign, they are sharing some of the ways you can help the University to reduce its energy use over the Christmas break.

16 December 2019

Books for Christmas – from ancient Rome to Iceland’s jólabókaflóð

Christmas is coming, and gifting is at the forefront of many minds.

16 December 2019

Celebration of Open Research marks Research Repository launch

Loughborough’s new Research Repository and Open Research Position Statement were launched at a celebratory event earlier this month, where the winners of the CALIBRE Awards for Winter 2019 were also announced.

16 December 2019

PhD researcher’s article on eating habits published in academic journal

Chris McLeod, a final year PhD student, has had his paper on portion size and meal context published in the journal Appetite.

13 December 2019

School of Design and Creative Arts to collaborate with Turkish university on research into inclusive design

The School of Design & Creative Arts (SDCA) are collaborating on a new research project - Sustaining 'Inclusive Design' Collaboration (The SIDe Programme) with Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University (MSFAU) in Turkey.

13 December 2019

LU Arts will host a week of student workshops run by internationally recognised artists

Five artists from different subject areas and with different methods of working will run Co-Lab – a week of practical and fun workshops running from 20-24 January.

13 December 2019

IT Services essential maintenance (17-20 December)

IT Services will be carrying out essential maintenance next week, meaning there will be a number of short service outages.

12 December 2019

Academics to help design electric vehicle specific to the Indian market in a bid to improve the country’s uptake of clean transport tech

Loughborough University academics have been awarded funding to help with the design and development of a four-wheeled electric vehicle for research, teaching and outreach in India.

12 December 2019

Taking fish oil tablets for four weeks improves ‘night vision’ – new study

Fish oil supplements can significantly improve ‘night vision’, according to a new study.

12 December 2019

Creative and Print Services closure: 13 December

Please note the University’s Creative and Print Services will be closed tomorrow (Friday 13 December) between 12.15pm-2.15pm.

12 December 2019

Plan to work off-campus? Make sure you have multi-factor authentication installed on your device

Don’t forget, if you plan to work off-campus and need access to the University’s VPN and web services, multi-factor authentication (MFA) has now been enabled for all staff.

12 December 2019

Loughborough University London celebrates fourth graduation ceremony

Loughborough University London celebrated its fourth graduation yesterday (Wednesday 11 December), honouring the achievements of the class of 2019 and celebrating one of the most powerful figures in British sport.

12 December 2019

Loughborough University supports local groups through the Community Donations Fund

10 organisations based in Charnwood received funding from the University as part of their Community Donations Fund.

11 December 2019

Loughborough Family comes together for #LboroLaces

The University’s LGBT+ Staff Group are celebrating after they significantly exceeded their target of selling 1,000 rainbow laces to staff, students and campus partners as part of a national awareness campaign which aims to make sport inclusive to all, allowing no room for discrimination.

10 December 2019

Labelling foods with the amount of physical activity needed to burn off calories linked to healthier choices

Labelling food and drinks with the amount and type of physical activity needed to burn off the calories in it might be a more effective way of encouraging people to make ‘healthier’ dietary choices, indicates research led by Loughborough University.

10 December 2019

Loughborough’s lifesaving road safety research given royal recognition at the Savoy

Loughborough academics were at The Savoy hotel in London today (Dec 10) to meet HRH Prince Michael of Kent and collect awards for their pioneering research into road safety.

10 December 2019

SUSTAINABLE HOME: "Let’s make energy waste at home as socially unacceptable as single-use plastic"

“We need to start thinking about energy the way we think about waste – just because we can’t see it doesn’t mean we should just throw it away carelessly.”

10 December 2019

International sports agents conference to be held at Loughborough University

Loughborough University is positioning itself as a global leader in the professional development of sports agents with the launch of a new international conference.

10 December 2019

Loughborough University and World Players Association launch the first global study on child athletes' experiences

To mark Human Rights Day (10 December), Loughborough University has collaborated with the World Players Association to launch the first global Census on Athlete Rights Experiences (Project CARE).

10 December 2019

Loughborough’s litter pick for hedgehogs

Volunteers took part in a litter pick at the end of November to help make Loughborough a safer place for hedgehogs to inhabit.

10 December 2019

Loughborough University’s delivery catering website Refresh relaunches

Campus Services are delighted to launch their brand-new ordering portal for Refresh, the University’s dedicated delivered catering service.

9 December 2019

Loughborough swimmers light up Glasgow

Loughborough swimmers enjoyed a successful European Short Course Swimming Championships in Glasgow as records tumbled and medals were secured.

9 December 2019

Five minutes of exercise each day may help reduce risk of hip fractures in postmenopausal women

As we age, our bones lose strength, but research at Loughborough University has demonstrated that just five minutes of exercise each day may benefit hip strength in postmenopausal women.

9 December 2019

SUSTAINABLE HOME: Easy solutions to help reduce plastic and packaging pollution

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will have seen headlines here, there and everywhere warning of the dangers of plastic pollution.

9 December 2019

Helping you to stay healthy this winter: Mumps and Norovirus

The onset of colder weather can sometimes see an increase in the number of cases of certain illnesses. It’s important that you know the symptoms, and what to do if you suspect you have them.

9 December 2019

Loughborough Reader becomes fourth UK recipient to be named a NASSS Research Fellow

A Loughborough academic has recently become the UK’s fourth recipient to be a named a Research Fellow of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS).

9 December 2019

Brexit has had more news coverage in the UK election than Labour’s core agenda – new data

In any election campaign it is the job of the media to scrutinise policies and hold the various parties – and their leaders – to account.

6 December 2019

Newspaper negativity towards Labour continues to intensify

Newspaper negativity towards Labour has continued to intensify throughout the course of the election campaign, the latest media audit report by Loughborough University has found.

6 December 2019

Marshall crowned High Performance Coach of the Year

Loughborough’s Mel Marshall has been named High Performance Coach of the Year at the UK Coaching Awards.

6 December 2019

SUSTAINABLE HOME: Combine ethics with aesthetics by joining the circular fashion movement

Textiles expert Dr Chetna Prajapati has shared her top tips for creating an environmentally-friendly wardrobe that supports the ‘circular fashion movement’.

6 December 2019

A reflection on one of the most popular Fruit Routes Harvests yet

Loughborough University hosted one of its most popular Fruit Routes Harvests to date, with guests of all ages in attendance.

6 December 2019

Community Wardens team welcomes new Sub-Warden

The Community Wardens team are delighted to announce that Laura Dale has been appointed as a Sub-Warden.

5 December 2019

Loughborough hosts Women in Aerospace dinner with industry experts

The University hosted the third Women in Aerospace dinner event earlier this month, with students, staff and industry experts all in attendance.

5 December 2019

Transport discounts available for staff and students

Staff and students at the University can access the SmartGo Leicestershire scheme benefits, which focuses on sustainable transport and active lifestyles.

5 December 2019

Applications for parliamentary academic fellowship scheme now open

After a successful pilot, the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST)’s Knowledge Exchange Unit has reopened its Parliamentary Academic Fellowship Scheme.

5 December 2019

Online media training

The University has joined forces with Inside Edge, a leading media training consultancy, to offer Loughborough staff access to an online resource providing information and tips on engaging with the media.

5 December 2019

Information for students regarding the General Election

If you are intending to vote in Charnwood in the forthcoming General Election please note:

4 December 2019

Loughborough signals intent with Para sport launch

Almost one hundred delegates gathered at Holywell Fitness Centre this week as Loughborough University officially launched its Para sport vision.

4 December 2019

Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week (1-7 December)

Crohn’s disease and Colitis are invisible illnesses. A person may look okay on the outside, but they could be struggling daily with symptoms such as physical pain, extreme fatigue and the urgency to use the toilet.

4 December 2019

University Medical Centre: Christmas opening hours

The University’s Medical Centre will be operating reduced hours during the Christmas holidays. Below is a list of the amended hours between 23 December – Wednesday 1 January:

4 December 2019

Updates to the University’s Drone Code of Practice

The University’s Health and Safety team has updated and republished its Drone Code of Practice document in line with the new UK regulations introduced in November.

4 December 2019

School children visit Loughborough University to develop designs for new outdoor learning space

Primary school pupils have been working alongside architecture students at Loughborough University to design an outdoor classroom.

4 December 2019

Loughborough Students’ Union launches Operation Jingle Bells for the second year – and they need your help!

Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) is delighted to announce they are once again working in partnership with Toys on the Table to launch Operation Jingle Bells over the festive season.

4 December 2019

Closure of the ‘For sale and wanted’ board

The University’s For Sale and Wanted board will be shutting down by Monday 6 January, 2020 and will no longer accept new submissions from Friday 20 December, 2019.

3 December 2019

SUSTAINABLE HOME: Don’t trash the planet – take recycling seriously and try these tips

Recycling conserves resources, saves energy, protects the environment and reduces the number of items going to landfill.

3 December 2019

Notice of disruption to all IT Services

From Thursday 5 December - Tuesday 10 December, IT Services will be carrying out essential maintenance on the network.

2 December 2019

SUSTAINABLE HOME: Experts share top tips for being more environmentally friendly this Christmas in new video series

FIVE Loughborough experts are sharing their tips and tricks for making your home more sustainable this Christmas as part of a new video series.

2 December 2019

IT Services: Multi-factor authentication is now here

Staff and postgraduate research students can now start using multi-factor authentication: the new secure way for accessing university resources when off campus.

2 December 2019

Kicking guru Alred leads search for next generation of talent

The search to find the next generation of rugby kicking talent in Great Britain and Ireland will begin at Loughborough University on April 9th, 2020.

2 December 2019

Sporting stars inducted into Hall of Fame

Loughborough University has welcomed seven more sporting stars to its illustrious Sporting Hall of Fame.

2 December 2019

Student Village crowned the winner of the 2019 Charnwood Design Awards

Loughborough University’s Student Village was announced the overall winner of this year’s Charnwood Design Awards.

2 December 2019

Women have been a lot less visible in this UK general election campaign – why?

Every general election is haunted by the ghosts of campaigns past.

29 November 2019

‘Age Matters’ Staff Group – championing age diversity at Loughborough

The ‘Age Matters’ staff group is about to relaunch following focus groups in October to discuss both early and later career concerns and ideas.

29 November 2019

Loughborough London experts team up with Chelsea FC Academy to teach AI how to ‘think’ and make split-second decisions on the go

A Loughborough University London academic is to develop ground-breaking algorithms that will equip AI systems with the ability to ‘think’ and respond to busy, ever-changing environments – such as driving on the road - much faster than humans.

29 November 2019

What about the environment?

Despite worldwide protests about climate change, the environment has barely featured in election media coverage, securing just two percent of all coded news themes in week three of the campaign.

29 November 2019

Start your festivities by singing along to carols at the University’s Christmas Choir Concert

Staff, students and members of the local community are invited to the University’s Christmas Choir Concert on Wednesday 4 December. Bring your voices, your friends and don’t forget a festive spirit too!

29 November 2019

Loughborough University wins hat trick at the 2019 Times Higher Education Awards

Loughborough University had a spectacular evening last night (Thursday 28 November) as it was announced the winner of three categories at THE Awards last night.

28 November 2019

Loughborough runners lead the charge in Liverpool

Jessica Judd and Matt Willis led an impressive Loughborough showing during the European Championships Trial races at Liverpool’s Sefton Park.

28 November 2019

Spit Happens highly commended at 2019 Green Gown Awards

The University’s #Spit Happens initiative received a highly commended award at this year’s Green Gown Awards, which took place at the Glasgow Science Centre earlier this week.

28 November 2019

Reminder: Multi-factor authentication starts next month

Multi-factor authentication will begin rolling out to all staff members and postgraduate researchers in the first two weeks of December.

28 November 2019

Start the countdown to Christmas with the University’s Carol Service

The annual Loughborough University Christmas Carol Service is taking place on Monday and all are welcome to attend.

28 November 2019

Creative and Print Services win award for A-Level Results Day Lanyards

Earlier this month, staff members from the University’s Creative and Print Services were named the winners of the ‘Marketing Collateral’ category at this year’s Digital Printer Awards, which were held at the Marriott Hotel in London.

28 November 2019

Experts in Sport: Examining corruption in sport - part two

Loughborough University’s ‘Experts in Sport’ podcast returns this week with the second part of the series looking at the issue of corruption in sport.

27 November 2019

Latest Radar project commissions artists to explore risk and its social, ecological and economic relations

Radar has launched its latest project, Risk-Related: a year-long series of artist residencies, commissions, performances and events.

27 November 2019

Students: Fund your Loughborough experience with our new scheme

The University is pleased to announce that it has launched a brand-new crowdfunding scheme to support student projects which require funding and will ultimately enhance the student experience at Loughborough.

26 November 2019

School of Business and Economics receives Small Business Charter Award

The School of Business and Economics (SBE) has been awarded the Small Business Charter Award.

26 November 2019

Loughborough Students’ Union to host first clothes swap to support bid to make fashion sustainable

Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) will be hosting its first-ever clothes swap event later this week in a bid to help the environment and help students refresh their wardrobes for a small cost.

26 November 2019

Loughborough to host key cycling event on campus

Loughborough University will host one of the key events in the cycling calendar after being picked to hold the youth national circuit series in 2020.

26 November 2019

Loughborough Student Village and Elite Athlete Centre win construction award

The University won the Large Residential Scheme of the Year Award at the 2019 ProCon Leicestershire Awards.

26 November 2019

Trio of awards for Imago Venues at the Academic Venue Awards

Imago Venues at Loughborough University is celebrating after winning a trio of awards in the 2019 Academic Venue Awards.

26 November 2019

Loughborough student visits Number 10 Downing Street

A student from the School of Business and Economics was invited to visit Number 10 Downing Street earlier this month.

26 November 2019

Loughborough tennis duo called up to GB squad

Loughborough Tennis is delighted to announce that both Ella Taylor and George Houghton have been called up to the Great Britain squad for the upcoming BNP Paribas Master’U event in France.

25 November 2019

Launch your business with the Studio

The Studio is currently accepting applications from finalists who want to launch their own businesses when they graduate – and graduates no more than five years out.

25 November 2019

Two Loughborough graduates receive prestigious Fellowships

Fine Art graduates Emily Hett (2019) and Grace Stones (2018) have been announced as the new ABF Step Change Fellows at Loughborough University for 2019-2020.

25 November 2019

Loughborough University’s NT Live 2019 series finishes with Present Laughter

LU Arts and Flix Cinema screen the last National Theatre (NT) Live broadcast of the season, Present Laughter, on 28 November at the Cope Auditorium.

25 November 2019

Loughborough University and Loughborough Students’ Union support #makethepromise campaign

The University and Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) are committed to supporting anyone affected by sexual violence, domestic violence and stalking; while highlighting that educating the community is the first step towards ending violence.

25 November 2019

Loughborough lecturer to give talk on climbing Mount Everest

Dr Tom Matthews, a Lecturer in Climate Science, will be giving his talk ‘Going to Extremes: Climbing Everest to measure the weather’ on Wednesday (27 November).

25 November 2019

Record breaking and personal bests for Loughborough

Loughborough Students Powerlifting and Weightlifting club had great success at the recent British Junior Classic Championships.

22 November 2019

Is this a brexit election?

Despite being one of the most talked about issues, media coverage around brexit has already waned in the second week of the election campaign.

22 November 2019

Exploring migrant decision-making in West Africa

A Loughborough University academic is part of a new £1.4m research project that will explore migration decision-making and development in West Africa.

22 November 2019

How England’s broken planning system has created (not reduced) the risk of floods

Recent floods in England have been described as unprecedented or even “biblical” events, often with the misguided assumption that they were unavoidable or unpredictable, writes Dr Lee Bosher.

22 November 2019

Success for group of creative students as they are named LU Arts’ 2019-20 scholars

An event held earlier this week celebrated this year’s recipients of the LU Arts’ scholarships.

22 November 2019

Dugdale hits the heights with win in Patagonia

Loughborough University’s Joe Dugdale has claimed gold in the junior men’s title at World Mountain Running Championships in Patagonia, Argentina.

22 November 2019

2020 Teaching Awards applications are now open

Applications for the 2020 Teaching Innovation Awards and Research-informed Teaching Awards are now open. The final submission date for both awards is the 31 January 2020.

22 November 2019

Loughborough University supports UK Disability History Month

As part of UK Disability History Month (22 November–22 December), Loughborough University will be supporting through a number of initiatives.

21 November 2019

Mobile phones can help cities be more energy efficient, study suggests

Mobile phone data could be used to make urban buildings more energy efficient, a new research paper has found.

21 November 2019

Students: Share your feedback by completing the British Activity Student Survey (BASS)

Loughborough University is working with BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport), UKactive and the AOC (Association of Colleges) to better understand how often students take part in physical activity and their relationship between wider health and wellbeing, academic attainment and employability skills.

21 November 2019

Loughborough academics recognised as part of award-winning energy project

The SCENe (Sustainable Community Energy Networks) project won the Energy and Environment category at the Collaborate to Innovate Awards hosted by The Engineer.

21 November 2019

Mothers’ depression and anxiety linked to unhealthy diets for children

Having symptoms of depression or anxiety could be affecting the way mothers feed their children and could contribute to youngsters developing unhealthy eating habits, a new study has found.

21 November 2019

Lord Adonis to give Brexit lecture in the run-up to Election Day

Former Secretary of State for Transport and Labour peer Lord Adonis will visit Loughborough University next month to give a lecture on the future of Brexit.

21 November 2019

Staff: Get ready for multi-factor authentication

IT Services will be launching multi-factor authentication (MFA) in the first two weeks in December for all staff members and postgraduate researchers at the University.

20 November 2019

#LboroPostcard launches to support LSU International Day

The Alumni Relations team in Marketing and Advancement are running a campaign to find out more about where our alumni are based in the world.

20 November 2019

User Experience Design students shortlisted for UXUK Awards

Three masters students from the University’s School of Design and Creative Arts have been shortlisted for a national design award.

20 November 2019

LUCU statement regarding the strike

The Vice-Chancellor has written to colleagues about the possibility of industrial action. In the interest of collegiality, it is helpful to share with colleagues a message sent by the Loughborough University and College Union (LUCU) branch to members.

19 November 2019

Loughborough University wins international award for research impact and employment prospects

Last week (16 November) the University was presented with an award by China’s leading social media company, Tencent.

19 November 2019

New fellowship will put Loughborough at the forefront of future automation

A new £1.6m fellowship will explore the future of automation to help develop better drones, driverless cars and healthcare technology.

19 November 2019

Join LSU for Lboro’s Got Talent

LSU Welfare and Diversity is hosting its annual talent show on 26 November in aid of Barts Cancer Institute.

19 November 2019

Top tips for student entrepreneurs to celebrate Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

Tuesday 19 November marks Women’s Entrepreneurship Day which aims to empower and celebrate women in business around the world.

18 November 2019

The future of railway vehicles: New digital design allows for quicker, smoother and more economic travel

Engineers and academics have upgraded the design of traditional railway vehicle chassis with lasers, electric motors and artificial intelligence.

18 November 2019

Loughborough athletes shine in Dubai

Athletes based at Loughborough University enjoyed a successful World Para-Athletics Championships in Dubai, including Sophie Hahn setting two new world records.

18 November 2019

Staff briefing with the Vice-Chancellor

REMINDER: The Vice-Chancellor will host another staff briefing on the USS pension following the outcome of the UCU ballot.

18 November 2019

Participants needed for Progressive Sports study

Six female participants who are a size 16 in clothing are required for an upcoming study about leggings by Progressive Sports.

18 November 2019

Sustainability Team to conduct another Grime Scene Investigation, highlighting recycling habits on campus

The Sustainability Team will be conducting a Grime Scene Investigation later this week as part of the Green League – an interhall competition based on recycling, energy reduction and proactivity.

15 November 2019

Lib Dems and women the lost voices in first week of media election coverage

It was a two-horse race in terms media coverage for the first week of the election campaign, with the Conservatives and Labour dominating both TV and print news.

15 November 2019

Staff: Reminder to complete the health and wellbeing survey

To help the University continue to develop an engaging programme of health and wellbeing initiatives and activities, Human Resources and Organisational Development (HROD) are keen to hear from staff members about what they feel would be most valuable.

15 November 2019

Students: Important information about Electoral Registration

When you registered at the University at the start of year you were given the opportunity to consent for your data to be shared with Charnwood Borough Council for the Electoral Register.

15 November 2019

Experts in Sport: Examining corruption in sport - part one

In the latest ‘Experts in Sport’ podcast, Loughborough University academics take a closer look at the issue of corruption in sport.

15 November 2019

Stay safe on campus – drink spiking

When you’re out at the Union or at a bar or club off campus, it can sometimes be easy to forget about your drink or to take a drink from someone else. But would you always know who’s had access it to it or what they might have put in it?

15 November 2019

Vote now for the winners of the CALIBRE Awards

Voting is now open to help choose the winners of the Winter 2019 CALIBRE Awards.

14 November 2019

A FLYING VISIT: Alumni return to campus to discuss helicopter operations in the Royal Navy

A Royal Navy helicopter from the Commando Helicopter Force took to the sky above Loughborough University earlier this week as six naval officers returned to their old stomping ground to meet with current students.

14 November 2019

Potential flooding and disruption

Colleagues are advised to check travel routes home given potential flooding and disruption and to make appropriate and reasonable decisions as to when to leave work.

14 November 2019

‘Imprint: A Response to Cathy’ Exhibition

From 28 November - 12 December ‘Imprint: A Response to Cathy’ will be featuring artwork by Loughborough graduate artists Jordan Page and Rebecca Wymark (Fine Art, 2018).

14 November 2019

Virgin Media owner announces plans for 1,200 on-street electric vehicle chargers – and Loughborough research will determine where they go

Liberty Global, the owner of Virgin Media, has unveiled plans to help revolutionise on-street electric vehicle (EV) charging – and Loughborough academics will play a crucial role in making the vision a reality.

14 November 2019

Lightning players earn international call-ups

Loughborough Lightning is pleased to announce that ten of its players have been selected for international duty.

14 November 2019

Personal Best: My Story – Emma Hatton

West End actress, singer and presenter, Emma Hatton, will be giving a talk on campus on 28 November.

14 November 2019

General Election 2019: Discover what’s making the media headlines

A real time news audit of the General Election by Loughborough University is lifting the lid on what media coverage the political parties, their policies and MPs are securing each week.

14 November 2019

New presentation series – Spotlight – launched by the Centre for Academic Practice

A new series of topical panel presentations around common learning and teaching themes will be launched on 20 November, run by the Centre for Academic Practice and endorsed by the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching).

14 November 2019

Doctoral College’s upcoming Research Conference to focus on Visibility and Impact

The Doctoral College will be hosting its next Research Conference on Tuesday 26 November, which is open for all Doctoral Researchers and staff to attend.

14 November 2019

Loughborough University celebrates 100 years of women engineers

In 1919, four female students joined Loughborough University – which was then known as Loughborough Technical College – to study automobile engineering.

13 November 2019

The Joker to Guy Fawkes: why protesters around the world are wearing the same masks

From Hong Kong to Chile and from Lebanon to Iraq, people around the world are taking to the streets in protest against their leaders, writes Dr Aiden McGarry.

13 November 2019

Lightning’s Glenn receives first international call-up

Loughborough Lightning all-rounder Sarah Glenn has been called up by England for its upcoming tour to Kuala Lumpur to play Pakistan.

13 November 2019

Pledge your act of kindness through volunteering

On Wednesday 13 November, the UK celebrates World Kindness Day – a timely reminder and opportunity for individuals to pledge an act of kindness.

13 November 2019

Join LU Arts for evenings of music, poetry and drag

As part of the weekly Happy Mondays programme run in partnership with LSU, LU Arts puts on three different performance nights – Cabaret, Speech Bubble and Acoustic Night.

12 November 2019

Loughborough London academic to develop AI systems that can ‘think’ and respond to dynamic environments faster than any human being

A Loughborough University London academic is to develop ground-breaking algorithms that will equip AI systems with the ability to ‘think’ and respond to busy, ever-changing environments – like complex road junctions - much faster than human beings.

12 November 2019

Fuel spillage on campus

Please be aware that there has a been a spillage of diesel fuel from a vehicle on the University campus roads.

12 November 2019

Loughborough’s African and Caribbean Society attend London finance conference

The Credit Suisse African and Caribbean Society (ACS) Finance Conference, held in Canary Wharf was attended by Loughborough’s own ACS last week.

12 November 2019

General Assembly - Wednesday 13 November

General Assembly - Wednesday 13 November

12 November 2019

Loughborough academic releases book on how to live a long and healthy life

A new book that examines what people need to do to live a long and healthy life is set to be released by an academic at Loughborough University.

12 November 2019

Rivers are changing all the time, and it affects their capacity to contain floods

The rainfall that has inundated the North of England is the latest in a long line of flood events that are becoming the country’s new normal.

11 November 2019

Personal safety

As winter approaches and the darker nights set in we would like to remind you to be aware of your personal safety at all times as you walk around campus and the town.

11 November 2019

Annual scientific lecture to coincide with planting of Newton apple tree descendant

A prestigious annual lecture hosted by the University will be commemorated with the planting of a direct descendant from Sir Isaac Newton’s apple tree.

11 November 2019

Find your passion for hip hop with LU Arts four-week course

LU Arts is offering students a four-week course in hip hop this term.

8 November 2019

HQ building for leading software company reaches major milestone at University Science and Enterprise Park

A topping out ceremony has taken place to celebrate the latest milestone in the creation of a new HQ for a leading software company.

8 November 2019

Remembrance Day service - Monday 11 November

The annual University Remembrance Day service will be held this year on Monday 11 November at 10:45 am in the Garden of Remembrance.

8 November 2019

Experts examine how technology is being used to improve food manufacturing and outline the next steps for the industry

From using satellites to track asparagus crops, to measuring the lean meat percentage of pork using a high-tech camera, companies across the food manufacturing supply chain are embracing emerging technologies in new and interesting ways.

7 November 2019

Loughborough runners give another strong performance in Leeds

A strong contingent of Loughborough students and alumni were prominent among over 7000 starters in the annual Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash 10k road race.

7 November 2019

Racism in Italian football reflects the everyday migrant experience

Italian striker Mario Balotelli has hit out at the “small minded” fans who have once again targeted him with racist abuse.

7 November 2019

Lightning’s Panagarry makes the Vitality Roses squad for South Africa tour

Loughborough Lightning’s Nat Panagarry has been selected for England Netball’s upcoming tour of South Africa.

7 November 2019

Coming soon: Multi-factor authentication

IT Services will be launching multi-factor authentication (MFA) in December for all staff members and postgraduate researchers at the University.

7 November 2019

How hypothetical designs can help us think through our conversations about euthanasia

Belgian Paralympic athlete Marieke Vervoort revealed two years ago that in 2008, she had been approved to receive euthanasia.

7 November 2019

Four visions for the future of public transport

The way people get around is starting to change, and as a professor of transport strategy, I do rather wonder if the modes of transport we use today will still be around by the turn of the next century.

7 November 2019

New episode of the ‘School of Poetry’ podcast looks at transport poetry

Loughborough academics look at poetry that focuses on the theme of transport in a new episode of the ‘School of Poetry’ podcast.

7 November 2019

Loughborough University reflects on the celebrations and events held to raise awareness of Black History Month

The month of October is recognised internationally as Black History Month, which aims to recognise and honour the contributions and histories of black people.

6 November 2019

University plays a part in town’s Britain in Bloom gold award success

The University was proudly part of the Loughborough in Bloom initiative this year which won a gold award in the Small City category.

6 November 2019

Academic to share with local community the secret history of Ladybird books

An academic from Loughborough University is working in partnership with Charnwood Museum and Charnwood Borough Council to host an event about the history of Ladybird Books later this month.

6 November 2019

Institute of Advanced Studies to launch ‘Water Theme’

The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) at Loughborough University will launch its interdisciplinary annual Theme, Water, on 13 November.

6 November 2019

Check your wellbeing as part of National Stress Awareness Day

We’ve all experienced stress – it’s a normal part of life that you encounter at work and at home, and it is our body’s natural response when it senses danger.

5 November 2019

Electric planes are here – but they won’t solve flying’s CO2 problem

The UK government plans to ban the sale of new conventional petrol and diesel cars by 2040. Clearly the plan is for all citizens to be driving electric or hybrid-electric cars, or – better still – riding bicycles.

5 November 2019

Loughborough-led programme awards £1.3m to projects and innovators in a bid to accelerate the transition to clean cooking on a global scale

More than £1.3m has been awarded to six clean cooking innovators and 22 projects thanks to a Loughborough University-led research programme that looks to find innovative, clean and modern alternatives to biomass fuels, such as charcoal and wood.

4 November 2019

United Nations launches new standards that could spur investment in solar energy, thanks to Loughborough academic and expert group

Solar energy investments across the globe could be set to soar thanks to the launch of new United Nations specifications a Loughborough University researcher helped construct.

4 November 2019

Lightning’s Scarratt crowned Women’s World Player of the Year

Loughborough Lightning centre Emily Scarratt has been named World Rugby Women’s Player of the Year 2019.

1 November 2019

Experts in Sport: How to become one of the world’s best coaches

Andy Murray’s recent victory in the final of the European Open in Antwerp was arguably one of the greatest achievements of his distinguished career.

1 November 2019

University’s Big Booker Read marks new partnership with acclaimed literary award

Loughborough celebrated its new partnership with the Booker Prize Foundation by hosting a Big Booker Read event on campus on Wednesday (30 October), featuring the author of The Gathering, Anne Enright.

1 November 2019

Every drop counts: Do your part to reduce the amount of water used on campus

The University’s water consumption for the 2018-19 academic year was 340,428m3, which is enough water to fill our Olympic-sized swimming pool 167 times.

1 November 2019

Visiting Professor, Ray Siemens, to give lecture on open access and open scholarship

Professor Ray Siemens will give a lecture on 20 November on engaging the public in academic research.

31 October 2019

Online guide created to help students submit coursework assignments

A new online guide has been created to walk you through how to submit coursework on Learn, access your feedback and use the new Learn Timeline feature.

31 October 2019

Loughborough staff members smash swim record

Four Loughborough University staff members beat the British record for their age group by 14 seconds last weekend.

31 October 2019

Techno-fix futures will only accelerate climate chaos – don’t believe the hype

Thanks to the efforts of climate activists, the climate and ecological emergency has never been more prominent.

30 October 2019

Cyber Security: Password security and safe browsing

As part of the University’s cyber security campaign throughout October, IT Services have produced a series of short, top tip videos to educate staff and students on how to be safe and secure online.

30 October 2019

Research to explore how the physical fitness of Ministry of Defence Police officers is affected by age and gender

Loughborough University and the Defence Police Federation are collaborating on new study to determine whether Ministry of Defence (MOD) officers will be able to meet the fitness standards expected by the force as they age.

30 October 2019

Loughborough retains 5th place in 2020 Times Higher Education ‘Table of Tables’

Loughborough has retained its 5th place ranking in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) ‘Table of Tables’, released today (30th October).

30 October 2019

Why French poet Charles Baudelaire was the godfather of Goths

Goths are typically regarded as being on the fringes of society – members of a subculture which finds beauty in the darker elements of human experience.

30 October 2019

Loughborough University celebrates following announcement that it has become a Stonewall Diversity Champion

Loughborough University is proud to announce that it has been named a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

30 October 2019

Student project which supports harvesting activities on campus shortlisted for Green Gown 2019 Awards

An initiative led by Loughborough academics, the University’s Sustainability team and artist Anne-Marie Culhane – in collaboration with Hiroshima Institute of Technology, Japan – has been announced as a finalist at this year’s Green Gown Awards.

29 October 2019

The value of volunteering: Loughborough researcher to explore the experiences of young refugees in new project

A Loughborough University academic has been awarded funding to examine the role and impact of volunteering on the lives of young African refugees.

29 October 2019

World-leading scheme defined by Loughborough academics is launched in a bid to revolutionise lorry safety

A world-leading scheme to remove the most dangerous Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) from London’s streets has been launched today – and it was defined and developed by Loughborough researchers.

29 October 2019

University students and graduates contribute to mindfulness colouring book

A group of students and graduates from Loughborough University have created a series of drawings for a mindfulness colouring book produced by LU Arts.

29 October 2019

Diaper lands key role for Tokyo 2020

Nik Diaper, Loughborough University’s Head of Para Sport, will join The British Paralympic Association (BPA) on secondment for Tokyo 2020.

29 October 2019

Personal Best: My Story – Richard Joseph

Richard Joseph, the Founder and CEO of homeware brand, Joseph Joseph, will be giving a talk on campus on 12 November.

29 October 2019

University partners with external organisations to provide specialist support to students

Loughborough University offers a range of support for students, including counselling, advice, spiritual services and disability support.

29 October 2019

How can sport balance risk and player welfare?

The physical risks undertaken by athletes are increasingly becoming a key talking point, as player welfare comes to the fore at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, the Premier League and during this summer's Ashes series. Here, John Steele, Executive Director of Sport, Loughborough University and English Institute of Sport Chairman, looks at how sport should aid its participants to better balance the risks they take with their quest for better performance.

29 October 2019

Participants required for Progressive Sports study

Progressive Sports are looking for 12 female participants with a bra size of 34 DD or 32E for their sports bra study.

28 October 2019

NT Live: Hansard

The National Theatre (NT) Live programme continues at Loughborough this month with a screening of Hansard on 7 November at the Cope Auditorium.

25 October 2019

Loughborough University London to host NACUE’s 2020 Student Enterprise Conference

Loughborough University London has been selected to host the National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs (NACUE) Student Enterprise Conference taking place on 15-16 February 2020.

25 October 2019

Stay safe on campus – drink spiking

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be focusing on a range of issues to help you stay safe and secure on campus. Loughborough’s a great place to study and work and we want to keep it that way for everyone. To kick start the campaign we’re focusing on drink spiking.

25 October 2019

Understanding your tuition and accommodation fees

Although paying your bills will not be a highlight of your student experience, it is an essential part of your calendar routine.

25 October 2019

Loughborough student wins competition with robot that plays chess

Mechanical Engineering student, Guy King, won the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Mechatronics Student of the Year competition at the weekend.

24 October 2019

Loughborough University strikes deal with Liverpool FC

Loughborough University has reached a new agreement with Liverpool Football Club, which will see the Premier League side play academy matches on campus.

24 October 2019

Black History Month 2019: A student and graduate perspective

To mark Black History Month, we spoke to two students and an alumnus about their thoughts on its continued significance and importance – as well as ideas for how everyone can get involved and show support throughout October and beyond.

24 October 2019

Students: Share your feedback with WhatUni for a chance to win a £250 food shop

WhatUni are inviting students from universities across the UK to review their institution for their Student Choice Awards 2020, which celebrate success in education and are based exclusively on student reviews.

24 October 2019

Don’t miss out: apply for the Community Donations Open Fund

There is still time to apply for Loughborough University’s Community Donations Open Fund.

24 October 2019

Loughborough joins forces with Asia counterparts

Loughborough University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Korea Paralympic Committee Icheon Training Centre (KPC) as a commitment to developing research into Para sports science.

24 October 2019

Could standing consultations help improve GPs’ health?

A new study being led by Loughborough University is hoping to find out if standing consultations could help improve the health of the nations’ GPs.

23 October 2019

Shadow Secretary of State visits Loughborough University

The University hosted Emily Thornberry MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on 10 October.

23 October 2019

Academics part of £39m Ford project that looks to bring the next generation of electrified vehicles to the market faster

Loughborough University is working on a collaborative industry research project to develop digital engineering tools that will help bring the next generation of electrified commercial vehicles to the market much faster.

23 October 2019

Latest Radar project to exhibit work from researchers and artists who have explored the capacity of the human body to produce new knowledge

Artwork and documentation from a new Radar project exploring the human body as a site of knowledge production and retention will be exhibited later this week.

23 October 2019

Cyber Security: Securing and updating your devices

As part of the University’s cyber security campaign throughout October, IT Services have produced a series of short, top tip videos to educate staff and students on how to be safe and secure online.

23 October 2019

Public encouraged to attend lecture on open access and open scholarship

The community is being encouraged to attend a public lecture at Loughborough University on creating research that matters to people outside of the higher education system.

22 October 2019

October salary payment date

University staff who are paid monthly will receive their salary a day early this month (on 30th October as opposed to 31st).

22 October 2019

Future Transport Campaign: University launches new drive to promote game-changing research and innovations

Loughborough University is celebrating the academics and projects that look to revolutionise vehicles and the way we travel as part of a two-month initiative focussed on the future of transport.

22 October 2019

Booker Prize-winning author to visit Loughborough University

As part of Loughborough’s Big Booker Read scheme, Anne Enright, author of The Gathering will be delivering a talk on campus on 30 October.

22 October 2019

National Tennis Academy opens its doors at Loughborough

The Loughborough University National Tennis Academy has officially opened its doors to the next generation of talented British tennis players.

21 October 2019

Haslegrave study space closure

Haslegrave study space and IT Labs will be closed from 8pm tonight to 8am tomorrow.

21 October 2019

Researchers to investigate increase of private tuition

Researchers at Loughborough University are encouraging parents and secondary school pupils to take part in a study to investigate the increase of private tuition.

21 October 2019

The sound of the underground: Academic awarded £100,000 to develop technologies that can ‘hear’ the deterioration of buried infrastructures

A Loughborough University academic has been awarded £100,000 to develop new systems that can ‘hear’ when the ground under building, transport and energy networks is starting to deteriorate.

21 October 2019

Loughborough academics preparing to perform at the Nottingham Comedy Festival

A Loughborough University professor and a PhD student will be swapping learning, lectures and graphs for performing, hecklers and laughs when they take to the stage at next month’s Nottingham Comedy Festival.

21 October 2019

Loughborough University celebrates support of donors with annual dinner

Loughborough University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Robert Allison welcomed members of the Schofield Society for an annual event which took place in the Hewson Studios and the Loughborough Stadium on 17 October.

21 October 2019

Research article cites Loughborough as top performing university for sociology of sport

A new research article has demonstrated that Loughborough University is No. 1 in the world for the sociology of sport.

21 October 2019

Holywell Fitness Centre reopens its doors after £1m investment

Loughborough University’s Holywell Fitness Centre has officially reopened its doors following a £1m redevelopment.

21 October 2019

LU Arts to host a day of film and discussion exploring ‘care’

On Wednesday 30 October, LU Arts in partnership with Ian Nesbitt will be holding a symposium titled ‘Who Cares?’, exploring the ethics and politics of care in society.

21 October 2019

University launches loyalty scheme for cafes and shops across campus

Today (21 October) the University has launched a brand-new loyalty scheme for staff, students and tenants to use in the cafes and shops* across campus.

18 October 2019

Loughborough joins other universities in becoming a hedgehog-friendly campus

Led by the Gardens team, Loughborough is striving to become a hedgehog-friendly campus by signing up to an initiative set by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society.

18 October 2019

School of Business and Economics academics encouraged to take part in transport and trade PR campaign

The University’s PR team is looking to work with academics in the School of Business and Economics that are researching transport and trade.

18 October 2019

Loughborough becomes the first University to host a Mental Health Mates walk as part of programme of activities for World Mental Health Day

Loughborough University became the first higher education institution in the UK to host a Mental Health Mates walk as part of a series of activities taking place across the campus to mark World Mental Health Day on 10 October.

18 October 2019

21st-century lobbying: how big data lets big businesses get the upper hand

In July Facebook was fined US$5.1bn by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for not being honest about how it was handling user data.

18 October 2019

World Menopause Day – Support for menopause

As part of the People Strategy and the University’s commitment to providing an inclusive and supportive working environment, the University has developed a new policy to support those who are experiencing the menopause.

18 October 2019

Staff and students invited to an artisan tea-tasting

The Martin Hall café will be hosting a tea tasting event on 23 October, 10am-11pm.

18 October 2019

Experts in Sport: Let’s talk about the menstrual cycle

The menstrual cycle has for too long been a taboo subject when it comes to sport.

17 October 2019

Burleigh Court Conference Centre and Hotel retains prestigious VisitEngland awards

Burleigh Court Conference Centre and Hotel at Loughborough University has retained its four-star hotel rating from VisitEngland.

17 October 2019

Staff member receives Excellence Award for promotion of doctoral wellbeing and equality, diversity and inclusion

Dr Katryna Kalawsky, the University’s Doctoral Researcher Development Officer, was one of this year’s recipients of the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence.

17 October 2019

Santander provides Loughborough University with £450k in funding to support its enterprise, education and employability initiatives

Santander has signed a new agreement with Loughborough University this week which has secured funding for a further three years in entrepreneurial, educational and employer initiatives for staff and students.

17 October 2019

Students: don’t miss out – apply for the creative skill share

Students with a creative talent and an interest in passing on their skills and knowledge to others are invited to apply for the creative skill share.

17 October 2019

What you need for a comfortable retirement: New report calculates pensions and savings requirements for a happy post-work lifestyle

For the first time, researchers have calculated how much money a person needs per year in order to enjoy a comfortable retirement.

17 October 2019

New research reveals the key to resilience in elite level sport

As England prepare for their Rugby World Cup quarter-final tie with Australia, the ability to cope under pressure is sure to be front of mind for Head Coach Eddie Jones and his backroom team.

16 October 2019

How tiny creatures are reshaping the very rivers they live in

What shapes a river? People typically imagine large-scale processes such as storms and floods or human modifications like dams or fortified banks.

16 October 2019

Cyber Security: Backing up data and sharing files

As part of the University’s cyber security campaign throughout October, IT Services have produced a series of short, top tip videos to educate staff and students on how to be safe and secure online.

16 October 2019

Why Google’s latest launch is more about the brand than the tech

Google has launched its latest flagship phones, Pixel 4 and 4XL. Although the new models feature relatively marginal improvements to their predecessors, the launch was staged with much fanfare by Google, as if it represented a major breakthrough for the company and the smartphone market – despite most of the product specs being leaked before the event.

16 October 2019

Booker Prize: with two winners it’s a double-edged victory – perhaps Bernardine Evaristo needed the recognition more

For the first time since 1992 – and only the third time in the illustrious history of the Booker – the prize has been awarded to two novels: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood, and Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo.

15 October 2019

LU Arts launch new website

LU Arts have relaunched their website with a fresh new look, aimed at making it easier to get involved in the creative activities on campus.

15 October 2019

IAS launches ‘Sound’ theme with first of three Summits

The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) will be launching its Sound theme later this month with the first of three Summits centred around the topic.

15 October 2019

Loughborough Professor publishes book on sports economics

Loughborough University Professor Paul Downward has published The SAGE Handbook of Sports Economics.

15 October 2019

BBC Sport presenter and Loughborough alumnus gives media masterclass to students and volunteers

BBC Sport presenter and Loughborough alumnus Ben Croucher visited the University last week to present a media masterclass to students and volunteers.

14 October 2019

Loughborough University to host the world’s first Elite Athlete Wellbeing Management Program

The world’s first Elite Athlete Wellbeing Management program to be held in the UK will be hosted at Loughborough University.

14 October 2019

Poetry lovers encouraged to attend exhibition on Carcanet Press

Poetry lovers are being invited to attend an exhibition to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Manchester-based publisher Carcanet Press.

14 October 2019

Research on President Trump’s greetings looks to provide new insight into how politicians construct their public personas

A Loughborough University academic has examined US President Donald Trump’s greetings as part of a study that aims to provide fresh insight into how politicians construct their public personas through every day social interaction.

14 October 2019

Lightning players receive England call-up

Six Loughborough Lightning players have been called up to the England Women U20s squad for the 2019/20 season.

14 October 2019

University research group hosts World Patient Safety Day event and launches dedicated website

The School of Design and Creative Arts’ Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) in Health and Social Care Hub held the first World Health Organisation (WHO) World Patient Safety Day in collaboration with the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) last month.

14 October 2019

University announces the Big Booker Read scheme for students

Loughborough University and leading literary award The Booker Prize have launched a new partnership to offer students a copy of The Gathering by Anne Enright.

14 October 2019

Loughborough University’s ‘HE Unboxed’ initiative recommended to schools by Careers and Enterprise Company

An innovative initiative set up by Loughborough University’s School and College Liaison team is now being recommended to schools nationwide by the Careers and Enterprise Company.

11 October 2019

Sustainability team invites students to week of roadshows across campus

The University’s Sustainability team looks forward to meeting students across campus next week as part of a series of roadshow events where they hope to inform, educate and inspire.

11 October 2019

Careers Network to host industry-led panel events at this month’s Autumn Careers Fair

For the first time this year, a suite of industry-led panel style events for students will be held at the Autumn Careers Fair.

11 October 2019

Students: Are you interested in a study exchange?

Loughborough University will hold its first International Study Exchanges Fair, aimed at providing students with information and advice about the opportunities available when undertaking a study exchange.

10 October 2019

Are you signed up to the electoral register?

At the start of each academic year, Loughborough University provides Charnwood Borough Council with the details of students that have consented to their data being shared for the purpose of being added to the Electoral Register.

10 October 2019

Industry-led panel to discuss why diversity matters

As part of the Autumn Careers Fair, students are invited to attend ‘Why Diversity Matters’, an industry-led panel talk featuring employees from a wide range of organisations, some of whom will be alumni.

10 October 2019

EU grant awarded to Loughborough University

Loughborough University has been awarded a share of a £400,000 EU research grant to investigate the prevalence of sporting-related match-fixing.

10 October 2019

Grammar schools create a sense of hierarchy and power among girls, suggests study

A study has revealed that grammar schools may create a sense of hierarchy and elitism among teenage girls.

10 October 2019

School of Science receives Athena SWAN bronze award for gender equality

Loughborough University is pleased to announce that the School of Science has received the bronze Athena SWAN award.

9 October 2019

NT Live: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A screening of the National Theatre’s performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be hosted at the Cope Auditorium on 17 October at 7pm.

9 October 2019

University prepares for World Mental Health Day this week

A series of events will be taking place on campus tomorrow (Thursday 10 October) to highlight World Mental Health Day.

9 October 2019

Femi Akinsanya named as the new director of athletics at Loughborough University

Loughborough University has announced Femi Akinsanya as its new Director of Athletics.

9 October 2019

Immerse yourself in arts, music and crafts as part of Loughborough University’s annual Creative Community Day

On Saturday 19 October from 12pm-5pm, the University will be hosting a jam-packed day of creative activities suitable for all ages at Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU).

9 October 2019

Cyber Security: Phishing and social media

As part of the University’s cyber security campaign throughout October, IT Services have produced a series of short, top tip videos to educate staff and students on how to be safe and secure online.

8 October 2019

LU Arts display poetry collection across University campus for Black History Month

As part of Black History Month, LU Arts – the University’s arts programme – has produced a collection of poetry which will be showcased at Loughborough University.

8 October 2019

New series of Personal Best: My Story begins

On Wednesday 16 October Loughborough will welcome EY Partner, Gagan Bhatnagar for Personal Best: My Story.

8 October 2019

University raises awareness of neurodiversity as part of staff Inclusivity Group launch

Loughborough University is working to promote awareness and understanding of ADHD and other neurodiverse conditions among staff and students.

8 October 2019

What Donald Trump’s decision to abandon Kurdish fighters in Syria means for the Kurds, Assad and Russia

In a move likely to further destabilise the situation in Syria and the Middle East, Donald Trump appeared to give Turkey the green light on October 6 for a military operation into northern Syria.

8 October 2019

University announces the 2019/20 Fellowship Inaugural Lecture series

The University is delighted to announce the return of its prestigious Fellowship Inaugural Lecture series, featuring the institution’s externally funded Fellows.

8 October 2019

PhD student selected for pioneering programme aimed at supporting diversity in sports media

Hannah Thompson has been selected for the Diversification of the Sports Media programme run by the Black Collective of Media in Sport (BCOMS) and London Sport.

8 October 2019

Students: Tell WhatUni about your experience at Loughborough and win a £250 food shop!

WhatUni are asking students at universities across the UK to review their institution for the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2020.

8 October 2019

Women are given feedback that is likely to slow down their progression to senior roles, new research finds

Women are given feedback that puts them on the wrong path to leadership, according to new research. The study, published in The Leadership Quarterly journal, examined how male and female leaders are advised to develop.

7 October 2019

Tips to avoid food waste

As part of Love Food Hate Waste’s latest campaign, Spoiled Rotten, the University is encouraging staff and students to consider the impact food waste can have on the environment.

7 October 2019

Local organisations can apply for funding as part of Loughborough University’s Community Donations Fund

The autumn round of the Community Donations Open Fund will open on Monday 14 October.

7 October 2019

Loughborough Rugby reveals plans for centenary year

Loughborough Rugby has outlined a series of celebratory events to mark its centenary during the 2019/2020 academic year.

4 October 2019

Academic awarded £1.25m to design ‘living’ micro-machines that self-assemble in biological environments

More than £1.25m has been awarded to a Loughborough University theoretical physicist to design an unprecedented class of self-assembling and self-motile micro-machines.

4 October 2019

Researchers: Proposals now being accepted for UKRI Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Centres

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is now inviting outline proposals for Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Centres.

4 October 2019

Brexit preparations: Eversheds briefings for EU/EEA staff

As part of the preparations for Brexit, the University has arranged two briefings for EU/EEA members of staff by law firm Eversheds Sutherland on issues relating to residency and immigration.

4 October 2019

Students: Apply now for Volunteer Zambia 2019-2020

On behalf of the Wallace Group, Loughborough University are looking to recruit six experienced, passionate and committed Volunteer Zambia Student Sport Development Officers for 2019-2020.

3 October 2019

Dunelm offers a helping hand to care leavers joining Loughborough University

Loughborough has joined forces with the homeware store Dunelm to give care leavers starting at the University this academic year an extra helping hand.

3 October 2019

CALIBRE celebration and Winter Awards launch

The finalists and winners of the summer’s inaugural CALIBRE Awards gathered last week to celebrate their achievements.

3 October 2019

Don’t miss out on the Diwali celebrations on campus

The University’s Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Staff Network is hosting a dinner and dance to celebrate Diwali.

3 October 2019

World Mental Health Day events – book now

On Thursday 10 October, the University will celebrate World Mental Health Day.

3 October 2019

How will Brexit impact the Premier League?

As the British government braces itself to leave the European Union on October 31st - unless something different happens before the end of the month - question marks remain over the true lasting impact, if any at all, that this will have on UK businesses and its assets.

3 October 2019

Learn a new skill every week at Loughborough

LU Arts and Loughborough Students’ Union are running another year of Happy Mondays – giving you the chance to do something a little different with your Monday nights.

2 October 2019

Harten Returns To Lightning For Fast5

Harten has enjoyed a stellar career to date and earned her 100th England cap during this summer’s Netball World Cup. During her previous four-year stay with Lightning, she progressed to become one of the club’s youngest ever captains, making her international debut aged just 18.

2 October 2019

Loughborough student wins silver at Commonwealth Judo Championships

Second-year Human Biology student, Annie Boby, has won silver in both Junior and Senior categories at the Commonwealth Judo Championships in Walsall.

2 October 2019

Loughborough University London part of a new accessible technology hub launched to drive disability-led innovation

The UK’s most accessible technology hub to drive disability innovation and assistive technology was launched last week and is located within Here East.

2 October 2019

National Living Wage will give millions a ‘decent standard of living' - but should be implemented with caution

Raising the National Living Wage would put millions above the threshold of being able to afford a decent standard of living, according to social policy expert.

2 October 2019

Students: don’t miss the opportunity to be an ambassador

The University is looking to employ a new cohort of Student Ambassadors to represent Loughborough by assisting with events and participating in a number of initiatives.

2 October 2019

Fruit Routes Harvest event invites local community to learn, make and eat using foraged food from University campus

On Friday 18 and Saturday 19 October, Loughborough University will hold its annual Fruit Routes Harvest.

1 October 2019

Flooding around campus

Following the heavy rain fall, the pedestrians exits from campus near the Tennis Centre, the Netball Centre and Butler Court are flooded and are therefore currently inaccessible.

1 October 2019

Staying safe online

As part of Cyber Security Month, we aim to raise awareness of cybersecurity threats and to promote cybersecurity across the University.

1 October 2019

Storm Force joins Sony and other big industry names as finalists for prestigious gaming award

An online game developed by a Loughborough mathematician has been shortlisted for a prestigious gaming award.

1 October 2019

Take the pledge to ditch the disposables

Celebrate International Coffee Day (1 October) by contributing to a more sustainable campus and ditching the disposable.

1 October 2019

Students: don’t forget to apply for the LU Arts scholarships

LU Arts is offering music and arts scholarships and applications are open until midday Monday 14 October.

1 October 2019

#LboroFamily celebrates Black History Month

Loughborough University – in partnership with Loughborough Students' Union – is proud to celebrate Black History Month throughout October.

30 September 2019

Fine Art Reader returns to China with five-metre sculpture for new exhibition

John Atkin has had his work included in the Human and Nature International Sculpture Exhibition in Zhengzhou, China, after his submission was chosen from over 2,000 sculpture proposals from across the world.

30 September 2019

Loughborough alumnus called up to Scotland World Cup squad

Loughborough University alumnus Henry Pyrgos has been called up the Scotland squad for this year’s World Cup in Japan.

30 September 2019

Bereavement support for staff and students

The Centre for Faith and Spirituality offers free bereavement support for staff and students at the University.

30 September 2019

Loughborough London academic publishes book on the business of women’s sport

Dr Andrea Geurin, a Reader within the Institute for Sport Business at Loughborough London and the Programme Director for MSc in Sport Marketing, has co-edited a book that focuses on the different aspects of the business of women’s sport.

27 September 2019

Loughborough students encouraged to #THINKcommunity

Students are being encouraged to think about their local community at the start of a new term in Loughborough.

27 September 2019

Latest Radar project to host exhibition exploring the legacy of pioneering arts educator

Radar’s most recent commission, This is Just What I Saw, is an exploration of the legacy of pioneering arts educator Marion Richardson.

26 September 2019

National Eye Health Week: Are you up to date on your sight test?

This week is National Eye Health Week, which aims to encourage people to get their eyes tested regularly.

26 September 2019

Registration is open for Language Centre courses

It is not too late to register online for the new term of evening language courses offered by Loughborough University’s Language Centre.

26 September 2019

Our response to the global climate crisis

As further gatherings take place this week to express concern about the growing climatic crisis faced by our planet, it is timely we share this update on our work and approach at Loughborough University.

26 September 2019

Loughborough University London Chevening scholar selected for UN Youth Climate Summit

Kristeena Monteith, a 2018-19 Chevening scholar, attended the UN Youth Climate Summit in New York as one of 17 United Nations Young Leaders for Sustainable Development.

26 September 2019

National Inclusion Week: How to get involved in Staff Support Groups at the University

Our Staff Support Groups play a really important role in helping to shape our work on inclusion.

25 September 2019

Remembering Peter Beaman

A special service celebrating the life of Peter Beaman, who sadly passed away in August, is being held on Wednesday 20 November.

25 September 2019

Learn the facts about waste as part of Recycle Week (23-29 September)

This week is WRAP’s Recycle Week – a campaign designed to highlight the increasing coverage in the media about the major global environmental issues we are facing.

25 September 2019

Music tuition available to staff and students

Music lessons will be available to staff members and students again this academic year.

25 September 2019

UK Arctic Science Conference: Experts from all over the world visit Loughborough to discuss the icy region that is becoming a hot topic

From atmospheric physicists to anthropologists, to political scientists and ecologists, more than 110 researchers from different fields and parts of the world gathered at Loughborough University earlier this month to discuss Arctic matters.

25 September 2019

NT Live: One Man, Two Guvnors

As part of the NT Live’s 10th anniversary celebrations there will be an encore screening of One Man, Two Guvnors at the Cope Auditorium on 3 October at 7pm with a running time of 210 minutes.

24 September 2019

Places still available for upcoming Creative Writing classes

Starting on 9 October, the Creative Writing classes – which will run on Wednesdays from 7pm-9pm - are suitable for both beginners and those who are more advanced writers.

24 September 2019

Academics: we need your help to investigate attitude to sickness and sickness absence

As part of a drive to make Loughborough University a healthy place to work, we are investigating how we can best identify when people need help and support.

24 September 2019

Staff members encouraged to share launch of new academic recruitment campaign

The University is delighted to announce that it has launched the next phase of the academic recruitment campaign.

24 September 2019

Female volunteer required for Progressive Sports Technologies sports bra study

Progressive Sports Technologies is seeking one female participant to be part of another sports bra study they are undertaking on Tuesday 1 October.

24 September 2019

National Inclusion Week: Training and development opportunities for staff

Here at Loughborough, we are proud to offer an extensive range of training and development opportunities at all levels.

24 September 2019

Vice-Chancellor’s Open Door session

The Vice-Chancellor is holding an Open Door session for staff on Wednesday 23 October between 3pm and 4pm.

24 September 2019

University to host engaging programme of events for World Mental Health Day

Staff members, students and LUSEP campus partners are invited to a series of events taking place on Thursday 10 October to highlight World Mental Health Day.

23 September 2019

Loughborough student becomes one of the first to join Siemens’ Digital Academy

A student from Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering has become one of the first to have been accepted onto a brand-new sponsorship programme by Siemens.

20 September 2019

Chinese Snowsport welcomed to campus

The development squad from Chinese Snowsport has spent the last 19 days on campus, learning from Loughborough’s expert performance teams.

20 September 2019

Do something different for National Inclusion Week (23-29 September)

The University would like to take the opportunity to invite staff members to participate and contribute to the important work around inclusivity here at Loughborough for this year’s National Inclusion Week.

20 September 2019

Loughborough remains fifth best university in the UK in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020

Loughborough University has maintained its top five ranking for a second successive year in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 and remains the top university in the Midlands.

20 September 2019

Strong Loughborough presence in GB Para Athletics squad for World Championships

Ten Loughborough-based athletes have been selected for the World Para Athletics Championships 2019 which will be held in Dubai from Nov 7-15.

20 September 2019

Upcoming car park closures on campus

Please note that new students will be arriving for the new academic year next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (24-26 September).

20 September 2019

University relaunches online magazine

VOLUME, the University’s digital magazine, is back.

19 September 2019

Loughborough joins national widening access scheme

Loughborough and Lancaster University have become the latest partners in Realising Opportunities (RO), the innovative widening access scheme led by Newcastle University.

19 September 2019

Loughborough University launches ‘Experts in Sport’ podcast

Loughborough University has officially launched its new ‘Experts in Sport’ podcast, led by the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences.

19 September 2019

Loughborough top in the UK for employer-student connections in international rankings

Loughborough University has been ranked first in the UK and in the top 20 globally for employer-student connections by the QS 2020 Graduate Employability Rankings.

18 September 2019

New seminar series discusses autonomous vehicles and road safety

The Research and Innovation in Safe and Smart Mobility (RISSM) have launched a series of seminars which aims to discuss a variety of topics surrounding autonomous vehicles and road safety.

17 September 2019

Sports Bra study participants wanted

Progressive Sports Technologies is seeking female participants of any age to participate in two sports bra studies.

17 September 2019

Over 175 new PBs for student endurance runners

For the fourth year in a row, Loughborough student endurance runners have registered a remarkable number of Personal Bests achieved in track competitions between January and September.

16 September 2019

How the Employee Assistance Programme can support managers

The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is an initiative that is part of the University’s commitment to provide support for staff wellbeing, complementing the existing staff counselling and occupational health services.

16 September 2019

Loughborough University name Issy Martin as new Women’s Football Head Coach

Loughborough University has officially appointed Issy Martin as its new Women’s Football Head Coach.

16 September 2019

Loughborough Professor receives lifetime award

Professor Roger Goodall, who undertakes research and teaching in Control Systems Engineering at Loughborough, was presented with the Mechatronic Systems Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Mechatronic Systems Symposium in Vienna this month.

16 September 2019

USS pension discussions – room change

Please note the Loughborough staff briefing today (16th September) will now take place in Room U.0.20, Brockington Extension.

13 September 2019

Community sub-warden post now open for applications

Would you like to support students living off campus?

13 September 2019

New computer access guidelines for public libraries will unlock the Internet for millions

Millions of library users around the world should have better access to the Internet following the release of new international guidelines which allow more freedom without compromising standards of acceptability.

12 September 2019

University introduces gender neutral toilets

A number of existing accessible toilets across campus will be re-designated as gender neutral to coincide with the start of the new academic year.

11 September 2019

Artist creates pieces exclusively for Loughborough University

Jonathan Meuli’s artwork, Icons for Atheists, is currently on display at the Martin Hall Exhibition Space.

11 September 2019

Notification of M1 works

Highways England will be carrying out maintenance work on the M1 between junction 23 to junction 23a on both the northbound and southbound carriageways.

11 September 2019

Beesley and Dobbin help Europe to victory over USA

Loughborough duo Meghan Beesley and Beth Dobbin helped Europe comfortably beat the United States to win the inaugural The Match athletics event in Minsk, Belarus.

11 September 2019

International research centre will investigate new road safety concerns as driverless cars become popular

A new £1.5m research centre will investigate the safety issues faced by pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and children as the growing number of driverless cars bring fresh challenges to the roads.

10 September 2019

International conference to explore the media and politics

A major international conference exploring the relationship between the media and politics will be held for the first time at Loughborough University.

10 September 2019

Call for speakers on disability and wellbeing research

The Doctoral College is looking for speakers for an upcoming equality, diversity and inclusion event, ‘Disability and Wellbeing Research at Loughborough’.

10 September 2019

First Heavy Throws open day is a success

Loughborough University hosted its first Heavy Throws open day in August, showcasing the excellent coaching, facilities and student experience it offers.

10 September 2019

Swim England launches app to help children learn to swim

Today Swim England launched the My Learn to Swim app which aims to add even more fun into developing the life-saving skill.

10 September 2019

Age Matters – invitation to join a focus group

As part of a strategy to re-energise all staff groups, colleagues in HROD are relaunching the age group under the banner ‘Age Matters’ – and we would like to hear from you.

9 September 2019

Loughborough University reveals new world-class sports pitches on campus

Loughborough University has unveiled its new state-of-the-art sport pitches, installed by world-leading sports surface provider and pitch partner, SIS Pitches.

9 September 2019

Loughborough students chosen for the national OVO Energy Innovators Challenge

Three Loughborough University students have been selected by OVO Energy, the UK’s largest independent energy supplier, for a prestigious challenge that aims to cut the nation’s carbon footprint by getting more people on their bikes.

9 September 2019

Reminder: Athens account no longer needed to access library resources online

From today, you will no longer see the option to login with Athens.

9 September 2019

New workwear order process launched

Over the past few months, Creative and Print Services (CPS) along with the Procurement team have been working on a project that offers a campus-wide service to Schools and Professional Services for all of their workwear requirements.

6 September 2019

No-Deal Brexit Preparations

The University is now at a reasonably advanced stage with its impact analysis and mitigation plan if faced with a No-Deal Brexit.

5 September 2019

A digital detox does not improve wellbeing, say psychologists

A 24-hour period of abstinence from your smartphone induces cravings, but mood and anxiety remain stable, say psychologists.

5 September 2019

Loughborough shortlisted for three Times Higher Education awards

Loughborough University has been shortlisted for three Times Higher Education (THE) awards, it was announced today (5th September).

5 September 2019

USS pension discussions

You may be aware of the long-standing dispute between UCU (the University and College Union) and Universities UK regarding the USS (Universities Superannuation Scheme) pension provision.

4 September 2019

Loughborough cohort selected for World Championships in Doha

11 athletes with Loughborough connections have been selected in the GB team for the upcoming IAAF World Championships in Doha.

4 September 2019

Working lone parents cannot achieve a decent standard of living due to cuts to benefits and rises in everyday essential costs

Lone parents who work full-time hours in reasonably paid jobs cannot afford a decent standard of living, according to new research by Loughborough University.

4 September 2019

Notice of works: interruption to water supply

Please be advised that there will be no hot or cold water supply to the Hazlerigg, Rutland, Students' Union and Security Gatehouse from 6pm on Wednesday 4 September for approximately two hours.

4 September 2019

Student success in global paratriathlon events

Loughborough Paratriathlon athletes Hannah Moore and George Peasgood have enjoyed great success at international events held in Tokyo and Lausanne respectively.

4 September 2019

Pay award

The Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) has informed the higher education institutions participating in the 2019-20 New JNCHES pay round that they should implement the pay uplift offered with effect from 1 August 2019.

4 September 2019

Celebrate wildlife on campus and save the date for next Loughborough Gold honey sale

Today is National Wildlife Day, which serves to raise awareness of wild animals and conservation and preservation efforts across the world.

3 September 2019

Lecturer awarded prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowship

A lecturer in water engineering at Loughborough University has been awarded a fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering for his work into helping developing countries.

3 September 2019

Research to explore how AI and voice technologies help people with disabilities live independently

A group of Loughborough University academics have been awarded funding to examine how AI-voice-based technologies, such as the Amazon Echo, help people with disabilities live independently and explore how they may shape the future of social care.

2 September 2019

New Information Security training now available

Do you feel confident working securely with personal information? Can you spot a phishing scam, and have you considered what you can do to keep information safe if you are working remotely?

2 September 2019

International workshop to explore challenges of planning and governing cities and regions

Loughborough University will host an international workshop to discuss the challenges of planning and governing large city-regions which have multiple urban centres.

30 August 2019

Do you need support with obstacles in your life?

Did you know the University has a free and confidential support service called the Employee Assistance Programme?

29 August 2019

Improving IT Security at the University

Reports of hacking attacks against key information systems across the Higher Education sector have increased in recent years and raise great concern to all users of our services. To protect against threats such as this, we are increasing the University’s IT Security services.

29 August 2019

A day in the life of a Doctoral Researcher

The Doctoral College will be hosting a half-day event on 13 September at Graduate House, providing insight into the Doctoral Researcher experience.

29 August 2019

Master’s students win international competition

A group of master’s students have won an international competition hosted by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

29 August 2019

Change to May Bank Holiday 2020

The closure day for staff on the May Bank Holiday weekend will be Friday 8 May rather than Monday 11 May.

29 August 2019

LU Motorsport achieve highest-ever ranking at this year’s Formula Student UK competition

Loughborough’s Formula Student team, LU Motorsport, secured fourth place at the Silverstone race circuit earlier this summer, setting a new record for the team.

28 August 2019

Louise Doherty

We are sad to inform colleagues that Louise Doherty, who worked in the Admissions Office and was a member of the Community Warden Team, died at the end of last week.

28 August 2019

New measures to tackle bus driver fatigue are set out thanks to world-first research into the issue

Tough measures to improve road safety by tackling bus driver fatigue have been set out by Transport for London, thanks to world-first research led by Loughborough University.

28 August 2019

More than 90% of British teens do not meet all three recommended guidelines for sleep, physical activity and screen-time, study suggests

New research, led by Loughborough University, has revealed that the majority of British teenagers do not meet the recommended guidelines for sleep, physical activity and screen-time concurrently.

28 August 2019

Five weird and wonderful ways nature is being harnessed to build a sustainable fashion industry

One of the greatest challenges faced by the textiles and fashion industry is to make itself more sustainable, not just in terms of economic and labour force issues but in the face of ecological necessity. The production of textiles involves a long chain of complex processes to convert raw materials such as fibres or petroleum into finished fabrics or fashion products.

28 August 2019

Jam-packed season of NT Live screenings

Student-led cinema Flix and LU Arts have joined forces to bring a fantastic programme of screenings from NT Live to Loughborough this autumn.

28 August 2019

Postgraduate students reach final of international design competition

Ruoshi Zhuang and Shuangtai Hou, two postgraduate Design students will represent the UK in jumpthegap, an international design competition by Roca, a bathroom design company.

28 August 2019

Upcoming overnight road closures

There will be a number of road closures in place starting from this Sunday as part of the M1 Junction 23 and A512 improvement scheme.

23 August 2019

Migrants on hunger strike follow long tradition of people using their bodies to protest against cruelty

Those Western states pursuing more aggressive border control policies in recent years have increased the use of immigration detention centres. These are often squalid, degrading places where detainees are deprived of their most basic human rights and due process.

23 August 2019

Government activity to tackle air pollution can reduce people’s mental wellbeing, research says

Efforts by governments to tackle air pollution can reduce people’s mental wellbeing by not meeting citizens’ expectations, new research has found.

23 August 2019

Loughborough Student Futsal Club to compete in the National Futsal Series

Loughborough Student Futsal Club has secured spots in Tier 1 and Tier 2 of the new National Futsal Series 2019/20.

22 August 2019

Postgraduate student reaches global video competition finals

A student from Loughborough University has reached the finals of the UN’s Global Youth Video Competition.

22 August 2019

Fitness trackers and eating disorders – is there a link?

Fitness and health tracking devices are becoming increasingly popular and a huge variety of wearable tech and apps now exist. Indeed, many smartphones and smart watches now come primed and ready to track our activity, sleep and nutrition.

22 August 2019

Eye-tracking tests may be key to predicting who will develop Alzheimer’s disease, study finds

New research has found that it may be possible to predict if people with mild memory and thinking impairments will go onto develop Alzheimer’s disease using eye-tracking technology.

21 August 2019

Peter Beaman

A Book of Condolence for Peter Beaman is available in room U2.21 (Brockington Ext).

20 August 2019

Imago Venues receives prestigious Investors in People Platinum Accreditation

Imago Venues has been awarded the prestigious Investors in People (IIP) Platinum Accreditation.

20 August 2019

Sustainability team celebrates bronze rating and highlights from 2017/18

The University’s Sustainability team is pleased to announce they have received a bronze rating from the Sustainability Leadership Scorecard (SLS) initiative, a tool created by the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC).

19 August 2019

Staff at Swim England to support charities with 150km swim

This Thursday (22 August), more than 80 members of Swim England – based at Loughborough University’s Science and Enterprise Park – will swim a combined 6,000 lengths of the University’s swimming pool, equating to over 150 kilometres.

19 August 2019

Email auto-forwarding restriction for staff to external recipients

As you may be aware, following a meeting of the University’s Information Governance Sub Committee [IGSC18-M4 Minute 18/35], a decision was made to restrict the usage of automatic forwarding of emails to external recipients.

16 August 2019

Arctic science conference to take place at Loughborough University

Loughborough University will host a three day Arctic science conference next month to give scientists from around the world the opportunity to share information about their research.

16 August 2019

Loughborough Family comes together for Clearing

Yesterday (15 August) was A-level Results Day, and a significant number of Loughborough staff and students became call handlers for the day to assist with the Clearing process.

14 August 2019

Loughborough academics discuss pets in new episode of poetry podcast

Dr Oliver Tearle, a lecturer in English at Loughborough, discusses poets and poems dealing with the theme of poets and their pets in ‘For secondly’, the newest instalment in the second series of ‘School of Poetry’.

14 August 2019

New digital resources to support philanthropy at African universities

Loughborough University, in partnership with the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and higher education institutions in Africa, has created a freely available mobile phone app and website to support fundraising and advancement professionals working in African universities.

14 August 2019

Students head to Global Grand Challenges Summit competition finals

Two groups of students from Loughborough University will represent the UK in the finals of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Global Grand Challenges Summit student competition.

14 August 2019

Major construction projects play a critical role in improving workers’ understanding of occupational health risks, study suggests

Major construction projects can play a critical role in improving workers’ understanding of health risks and championing ‘universally high standards’ across the industry, according to new research.

14 August 2019

Important: usage of LUSI on Thursday 15 August

On Thursday 15 August, A Level and BTEC examination results are published and the University will be dealing with a large volume of enquiries from applicants and students interested in joining Loughborough through Clearing or Adjustment.

12 August 2019

Loughborough halls are some of the most social in the UK

StudentCrowd has placed six Loughborough halls of residence in the Top 50 for best social experience.

12 August 2019

Voting now open for the Alumni Advisory Board

This year we have received an overwhelming number of applications to join the Alumni Advisory Board (AAB).

12 August 2019

Loughborough University’s Director of Football appointed to FA Council

Richard Allen, the Director of Football at Loughborough University, has been appointed to the Football Association (FA) Council.

9 August 2019

Employee Assistance Programme: Experiencing the outdoors to benefit your mental wellbeing

According to Mind UK, research has found that spending time in the outdoors can improve your mood.

8 August 2019

Fortnite World Cup and the rise of the esports industry

Kyle Giersdorf, or Bugha to give him his game name, is US$3m better off after winning the 2019 Fortnite world cup. The American teenager took home the largest-ever payout for a single player in an esports tournament. His win reflects the growing popularity of the game and the power of the esports market. British teenager Jaden Ashman shared US$2.25m with his teammate as the runners-up in the doubles competition.

8 August 2019

Loughborough success in multiple international championships

It has been a busy few weeks for athletes at Loughborough with students competing in the World University Games in Naples and the European U23s and U20s Championships, both in Sweden.

8 August 2019

University supports sustainable clothing initiative to help students prepare for interviews

The University is supporting the launch of a new initiative by Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) to help students save money and help them feel their best in upcoming interviews.

8 August 2019

Peter Beaman

It is with great sadness we announce the death of our colleague Peter Beaman from the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, who passed away on August 7.

7 August 2019

Road closures on A512 from Junction 23 of the M1

An improvement scheme on the M1 Junction 23 and A512 will be taking place next week.

7 August 2019

You’re more likely to be deemed friendly and competent in a job interview if those asking the questions are happy with the light in the room, study finds

The more satisfied office workers are with the light in a room, the more likely they are to deem people they have just met as being warm and competent, a new Loughborough University study has found.

7 August 2019

Action-packed day at LEAP sees personal bests tumble

A thrilling day of athletics at the Loughborough European Athletics Permit (LEAP) saw several competitors smash their own personal records.

6 August 2019

Lightning players selected for Vitality Roses campaign

Four Loughborough Lightning players have received a Roses programme agreement for the 2019-20 international season.

6 August 2019

Return to the moon? 3D printing with moondust could be the key to future lunar living

The entire Apollo 11 mission to the moon took just eight days. If we ever want to build permanent bases on the moon, or perhaps even Mars or beyond, then future astronauts will have to spend many more days, months and maybe even years in space without a constant lifeline to Earth.

5 August 2019

Loughborough PhD student named top 10 ‘ones to watch’ in STEM

An engineering PhD student has placed top 10 in the national WISE Award’s ‘Ones to Watch’, which celebrates women under 25 working to change the image of women in STEM.

5 August 2019

Assistance dog Pickle part of Loughborough Family

Two-year-old Pickle is a black Labrador and is very popular around the Loughborough University Campus.

2 August 2019

Rainbows charity event raises over £800

The University’s Graduate Management Trainees – with support from Imago and the Events team – held a charity event in support of Rainbows on Wednesday 24 July on the Hazlerigg-Rutland lawn.

2 August 2019

New Government scheme aimed at tackling child hunger could be a giant boost for alleviating food poverty in Britain

Experts from Loughborough University have published two papers which give new insights into efforts to tackle children’s food insecurity.

2 August 2019

Loughborough University appoints new Director of Rugby

Loughborough University is delighted to announce Rhys Edwards’ promotion to Director of Rugby.

2 August 2019

Loughborough students debut at international powerlifting competition

Kyle Renwick, Ming Lau and Rob Salvesen have travelled to Tartu, Estonia to compete in the 4th World University Powerlifting Cup.

2 August 2019

Loughborough University announces ground-breaking partnership with the Twinning Project

Academics from Loughborough University have joined forces with the Twinning Project, an initiative that uses sport to help prisoners prepare for release and provides a route to paid employment.

2 August 2019

Success for placement students at the Pirelli UK Student Awards

A group of students from Loughborough University were recognised for their efforts at the 2019 Pirelli UK Student Awards.

2 August 2019

New Research Repository coming soon

The University Library, in partnership with IT Services and the Research Office, is pleased to announce the prospective launch of the new University Research Repository.

1 August 2019

The European Football Agents Associations (EFAA) and experts discuss the future of football agents at Loughborough London

Agents, representatives of football stakeholders, and experts on the regulation of the football industry met last week to discuss FIFA’s current undertaking of reforming agent regulations and the implications the proposed new rules will have on future transfer deals.

31 July 2019

Strong line up expected at annual LEAP event

Some of the world’s best athletes have confirmed their attendance at the annual Loughborough European Athletics Permit (LEAP) on Tuesday 6 August 2019.

31 July 2019

Academic wins PhD Supervisor of the Year award

An academic at Loughborough University has been named PhD Supervisor of the Year at the 2019 Postgrad Awards.

31 July 2019

Loughborough University showcases art collection at upcoming exhibition

Loughborough University will be inviting staff, students and members of the public to an exhibition displaying the rich and varied collection of arts and crafts across campus.

31 July 2019

Loughborough students represent Home Nations at international hockey competitions

Three Loughborough Students represented England at the U21 European Hockey Championships, held in Valencia, Spain.

29 July 2019

Lynda.com is changing to LinkedIn Learning

On 29 July, Lynda.com, the University’s free video tutorial resource will be upgraded to LinkedIn Learning.

29 July 2019

Peaty and Greenbank help GB to thrilling 4x100m medley relay gold

Adam Peaty capped off a memorable 2019 World Championships by helping GB secure gold in the 4x100m medley relay.

26 July 2019

England Netball announce new Head Coach on campus

England Netball has officially unveiled its new Head Coach at the Loughborough University stadium.

25 July 2019

Heatwave: think it’s hot in Europe? The human body is already close to thermal limits elsewhere

I am a scientist who researches climate hazards. This week I have published research on the potential for a catastrophic cyclone-heatwave combo in the global south.

24 July 2019

Heatwave: Four key points for keeping cool in hot conditions

Record-breaking temperatures are being logged across the UK but research by Loughborough University can help you stay cool(er) and more importantly safer during the July heatwave.

24 July 2019

Three Lightning players included in England Squad for final Ashes leg

Georgia Elwiss, Jenny Gunn and Amy Jones have been named in the England squad for the upcoming three T20 matches against Australia in the final leg of the Women’s Ashes.

24 July 2019

Superb Peaty wins gold in 50m breaststroke

Loughborough’s Adam Peaty has won his seventh World Championship gold medal with another blistering performance in the 50m breaststroke in South Korea.

24 July 2019

Loughborough University’s Department of Materials partner with world’s largest railway rolling-stock manufacturer

Senior executives from CRRC-Haitai in China visited Loughborough University’s Department of Materials earlier this month to establish a joint research programme focused on brake systems for high-speed trains.

24 July 2019

First Digital Technologies and Sport Business PhDs awarded

On Wednesday 17 July, Dr João Carreira and Dr Qi Peng were awarded the first Doctors of Philosophy for their institutes from Loughborough University London.

24 July 2019

Loughborough Lightning players representing England in the Tri-Nations Cup

Six rugby players from Loughborough Lightning have been selected to represent England in the U20 Women’s Tri-Nations Cup opener, held at the University.

23 July 2019

‘Stark warning’: New research identifies deadly hidden weather hazard that has the potential to affect millions of people

Climate scientist Dr Tom Matthews and Professor Rob Wilby hope their findings will act as a ‘stark warning’ and raise awareness of the previously hidden hazard so measures can be put in place to protect vulnerable communities.

23 July 2019

Loughborough swimmers in astounding World Championship one-two finish

Loughborough swimmers Adam Peaty and James Wilby sealed an emphatic one-two finish in the 100m Breastroke final at the World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.

23 July 2019

Protect your skin this summer

As we reach summer holiday season and with warmer weather in the UK, it is important to protect yourself from sunburn – whether you’re working outside or enjoying time off in the sun.

23 July 2019

Managing research data

For staff who are involved in research using data, the Library run a suite of sessions on managing your research data.

23 July 2019

Sewing hobbyists from across the country come together for the second year at Loughborough University

The Stitchroom Sewcial welcomed more than thirty guests to its sold-out event at Loughborough University last month.

23 July 2019

Dedicated Loughborough staff receive University medals

Three members of the University community were recognised for their contributions to Loughborough at the summer graduation ceremonies.

22 July 2019

Researcher awarded place on technology programme for women

A researcher at the University is one of the first-ever women to be awarded a place on the TechUp Women Programme.

22 July 2019

Campus Nursery – potential emergency closure

The campus nursery has been without running water since early morning as a result of the Severn Trent Water works on nearby Ashby Road.

22 July 2019

Loughborough-based athletes in record breaking weekend

Elite level athletes based at Loughborough University enjoyed a thrilling weekend of competition, which saw records tumble and championships secured across multiple sports.

22 July 2019

Disruption to water supply on campus

Please be advised that some of the buildings around the Ashby Road area of the campus may have their water supply disrupted today (22 July).

22 July 2019

Loughborough represented at European Hockey Championships

Four students from Loughborough University are competing in the U21s Hockey European Championships, taking place in Valencia.

19 July 2019

Free places at summer coaching camp exclusively for children or family members of University staff members

Ten free, non-residential places at Let Me Play’s upcoming summer camp have been made exclusively available for children or family members of staff members at Loughborough University.

19 July 2019

Athens account no longer required to access library resources online

You no longer need an Athens account to access any online library resources.

19 July 2019

Students: Do you need to register for reassessments?

If you are an undergraduate student and cannot progress to the next part of your studies or graduate, you may need to register for reassessments.

18 July 2019

Give ‘n’ Go scheme donates hundreds of items to local charities

This summer, the University’s Sustainability team – with support from Campus Services and LSU’s Environmental and Ethical Network – carried out the first ever Give ‘n’ Go scheme.

18 July 2019

How women and the moon intertwine in literature

In the late 17th century, the female English playwright Aphra Behn wrote a smash hit play about a man obsessed with the moon, who was constantly travelling there in his imagination. Exactly 282 years later, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin actually made that dream a reality.

18 July 2019

Residential aimed at inspiring girls to study STEM subjects hailed a success

A total of 50 Year 10 girls arrived on campus last week for an inspiring residential focused on STEM subjects.

18 July 2019

Graduate born with bilateral cleft lip praises University for helping him to believe in himself

A graduate who was born with a bilateral cleft lip has praised Loughborough University for helping him to believe in his abilities and for encouraging him to pursue his love of rowing.

17 July 2019

Loughborough PhD students win first and second places in the prestigious Smeed Prize

Two PhD students from Loughborough University were recently announced as the winner and runner-up of the UK academic community’s Smeed Prize.

17 July 2019

Loughborough expert contributes to new paper launched at House of Lords that champions UK solar expertise

A Loughborough University expert has contributed to a new report that champions the role of solar in the UK energy system and the extensive expertise and innovation in UK companies and academia.

17 July 2019

Loughborough Tennis make their mark at Wimbledon

Thanks to Loughborough Tennis’s programmes, created in partnership with the Lawn Tennis Association, students have played, officiated and analysed during Wimbledon this year.

16 July 2019

Olympic rower and England Hockey Coach to receive honorary degrees from Loughborough University

An Olympic rower and an England hockey coach are among the inspirational figures to be recognised during Loughborough University’s summer graduation ceremonies.

16 July 2019

Doctoral Researchers celebrated at PhD awards 2019

The PhD awards, held on 5 July 2019, recognised the hard work of Doctoral Researchers at Loughborough University.

16 July 2019

Study to explore how to offset the health risks of sitting for too long

Researchers at Loughborough University are seeking overweight or obese male participants for a study that explores how to offset the health risks of sitting down for too long.

16 July 2019

Graphics finalist stands out at national design festival

Jess Grindon, who is due to graduate with a BA in Graphic Communication and Illustration from Loughborough this week, was highlighted as “One to Watch” by industry professionals at this year’s D&AD New Blood Festival.

16 July 2019

Alumni team sourcing job opportunities for students and graduates

The Alumni Relations team in Marketing and Advancement are running a campaign to encourage alumni to offer job opportunities to Loughborough students and graduates.

16 July 2019

Software update emails from IT Services

IT Services will be emailing instructions directly to users who are required to perform software updates on their devices.

15 July 2019

PR team looking for academics to share research that explores the future of transport

The University’s PR team is already planning for its next campaign, the focus of which will be ‘Future Transport’.

15 July 2019

Drone expert to develop technology that can measure objects as small as 0.5cm through water in a bid to understand how climate change is impacting rivers

A Loughborough University academic is developing drone technology to measure the size of small, underwater sediments in a bid to understand how rivers are responding to environmental drivers such as climate change.

15 July 2019

Graduand defies the odds after life-threatening accident

Tom Holden will be graduating at Loughborough University this Thursday alongside his peers from the School of Business and Economics, but his journey at Loughborough has been a particularly challenging one to overcome.

15 July 2019

Professor Elizabeth Stokoe appointed Associate Pro Vice Chancellor to support REF preparation

The University has appointed Professor Liz Stokoe to a new role as Associate Pro Vice Chancellor to support REF preparation.

12 July 2019

Severn Trent works near campus

Severn Trent is currently undertaking a programme of works in the vicinity of the campus, some of which might affect the flow of traffic to and from the University.

12 July 2019

London to be as hot as Barcelona by 2050? Prof Rob Wilby researches urban heat, and he's sceptical

Barcelona just had a week of temperatures above 30℃. It’s a few degrees hotter than the long-term average, but no heatwave.

12 July 2019

Updates to Lboro Connect now available

Lboro Connect – the online student and alumni networking platform - has been upgraded.

12 July 2019

Street food festival set for graduation week

The catering team have organised a street food festival to be held Tuesday 16 July – Friday 19 July, 11.30am-2.30pm to celebrate graduation and thank all the staff that contribute to the Loughborough experience.

12 July 2019

Design School academic judges global design awards

Mark Evans, a Reader in Industrial Design in Loughborough Design School, travelled to Dearborn in the USA to join fellow jury members for four days of on-site judging of the 2019 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA).

11 July 2019

Loughborough University secures unprecedented 40th consecutive BUCS crown

Loughborough University has officially been crowned British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) champions for the 40th consecutive year.

11 July 2019

Loughborough University boosts charity office move

Loughborough University has provided Falcon Support Services with a boost by donating office furniture to coincide with the charity’s office move.

11 July 2019

Meet the winners of the CALIBRE Awards

More than 3,100 votes were cast to decide the winner of the inaugural CALIBRE Awards.

10 July 2019

A new study by the University and Imago Venues reveals the most effective ways to network

Conversation analysts Professor Elizabeth Stokoe and Dr Magnus Hamann observed how people behave and communicate in networking spaces, and how their actions were influenced by the environment they were in and the objects that were around them.

10 July 2019

Loughborough expert helps construct new United Nations specifications that could lead to huge international investments in solar energy

A Loughborough University academic has helped construct new United Nations specifications that have the potential to boost solar energy investments across the globe if implemented.

10 July 2019

Loughborough University London Open Fund awards small grants to community organisations

On 3 July 2019 Loughborough University London awarded small grants to ten community organisations to support their work with local people.

10 July 2019

All welcome at Loughborough University’s upcoming Rainbows Charity Fundraiser event

On Wednesday 24 July, the Loughborough Graduate Programme is hosting a lunchtime fundraising event in aid of Rainbows Children’s Hospice.

10 July 2019

Loughborough academic discusses the future of driverless cars

Loughborough University recently took part in an expert discussion on the future of driverless cars.

9 July 2019

Academic elected Fellow of Royal Historical Society

An academic at the University has recently been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

9 July 2019

Design students commended by industry experts at New Designers

Many final-year students and their projects have been highly praised by a selection of judges at last week’s New Designers Show.

9 July 2019

NT Live: The Lehman Trilogy

Once again LU Arts are working in collaboration with student-led cinema, Flix, to bring the West End theatre to Loughborough.

8 July 2019

Academic shortlisted for PhD Supervisor of the Year Award

A Loughborough academic is one of six in the country to be shortlisted for PhD Supervisor of the Year Award at FindAUniversity’s Postgrad Awards.

8 July 2019

Enterprise student designs nostalgic print for the Loughborough Family

A student has created a print dedicated to the quirks of life at Loughborough University.

8 July 2019

Loughborough heads to national finals for the second year in a row

Charlotte Ripley is the second student from Loughborough University to win the Midlands regional Women in Property Student award, putting her in the running for the national finals.

8 July 2019

Doctoral College’s Summer Showcase celebrates research of Loughborough PhD students

On 12 June, the Doctoral College’s annual Summer Showcase event took place.

5 July 2019

Finance Office - Monday 8 July

The Finance Office will be closed on Monday 8 July for their team community action day.

5 July 2019

Women’s World Cup: choking under pressure is common – here’s how to avoid it

Pressure affects us all and sports performers are no different. Tennis players serve double faults, golfers miss short putts and football players miss penalty kicks when it really counts.

5 July 2019

Shaft: America’s race politics from Black Power to Black Lives Matter

John Shaft, the African American private eye introduced by Ernest Tidyman in a novel of 1970, has proved surprisingly resilient as a character on the big screen.

5 July 2019

Loughborough athletes selected to represent Great Britain in multiple competitions

Loughborough University will once again be well represented at high-profile athletics meetings this summer, with a total of 17 athletes called up to Team GB.

5 July 2019

Loughborough student designs collection for Specsavers

Joshua Teodoro, an Industrial Design student currently on a placement year, has designed five pairs of glasses for Specsavers after winning a competition.

4 July 2019

Professor Harry Thomason

We are sad to announce that Professor Harry Thomason, former Pro Vice-Chancellor for External Relations at Loughborough University, has died.

4 July 2019

Loughborough top university in England for overall student satisfaction in national survey

Loughborough has been ranked the top university in England for overall student satisfaction in the 2019 National Student Survey (NSS).

4 July 2019

School of Social Sciences awarded Athena SWAN Bronze award for advancing the careers of women in Higher Education

The School is the first at Loughborough University outside of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subject to receive a prestigious Athena SWAN award, recognising its commitment to promoting gender equality in career progression.

3 July 2019

Media training for academics

The Corporate Communications team is organising a series of media training sessions for academics.

3 July 2019

Textile students impress judges at New Designers

Two final-year students from the University have been acknowledged for their impressive collection of works at this year’s New Designers.

3 July 2019

Upcoming academic engagement events with the Institute of Advanced Studies

The Institute of Advanced Studies has two upcoming academic engagement events linked to their 2019/20 Sound and Water themes.

3 July 2019

University policy on dogs on campus

The University has restated its policy on dogs on campus.

3 July 2019

University Library part of £2.2m research project to improve open access book publishing

Loughborough University’s Library is to become a partner in a new research project which has been granted funding by the Research England Development Fund.

2 July 2019

Enterprise student designs first mountain bike for start-up company

A final-year student who will be graduating later this month has finished making his first super-versatile mountain bike frame as part of his business venture.

2 July 2019

Loughborough manager wins prestigious international award for research leadership

Research Policy Manager, Lizzie Gadd, was presented with the International Network of Research Management Societies (INORMS) Award for Excellence in Research Management Leadership at the ARMA Conference in Belfast last month.

2 July 2019

Families juggle work and rising costs as school holidays loom

Low income families are finding it ever harder to reconcile rising holiday costs with their pay and benefits, a Loughborough University study has found.

2 July 2019

Loughborough Swimming makes a splash with arena

Loughborough Swimming is delighted to announce an agreement with performance swimwear manufacturer arena as its new main sponsor.

2 July 2019

New youth fitness classes at Holywell Fitness Centre - starting this Saturday!

Working alongside the University’s gym and fitness experts, Loughborough Sport has developed a new exercise programme specifically for teenagers and young adults looking to get into fitness.

1 July 2019

University Environment Campaign ends after 84 days of promoting the best of Loughborough’s expertise and research

Loughborough’s environment PR campaign ends today after a 12-week spell which has spread news of our game-changing research to millions of people worldwide.

1 July 2019

Book your place for this year’s Learning and Teaching Conference

The 2019 Learning and Teaching Conference will take place this Wednesday (3 July) in the West Park Teaching Hub.

1 July 2019

EAP Focus: Sitting – it’s a real pain in the back

Do you suffer from stiffness, aches and pains? Perhaps it’s the way you are sitting.

27 June 2019

Inaugural Leadership Forum focuses on inclusivity

Around 165 University managers gathered at the West Park Teaching Hub on Thursday 20 June for the inaugural Leadership Forum, themed around the topic of inclusivity.

27 June 2019

Influential leaders attend TOXI-triage research showcase

International experts and influential stakeholders – including leaders in the NHS, police, military and ambulance service – attended the Loughborough University TOXI-triage research showcase at Altitude 360, London on 26 June.

27 June 2019

Loughborough academic and industry partners host two-day event to experts in the construction field

Loughborough recently hosted a successful two-day event on advances in 3D concrete printing and construction automation.

27 June 2019

Academic invited to present at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

An academic from Loughborough University will be presenting at the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition next week (1-7 July).

27 June 2019

Paralympic classification research day held at Loughborough University

Loughborough University has played host to a successful Paralympic classification research day, bringing together some of the world’s leading classifiers, academics, and practitioners.

26 June 2019

Staff member recognised as one of the top 100 payroll leaders

Julie Ball, Payroll and Pensions Manager at Loughborough University, has been recognised as one of the top leaders in payroll by The Reward 300.

26 June 2019

Everest: I journeyed into the 'death zone' to install the world’s highest weather station

Perched at almost 8,500m on Everest, we paced back-and-forth, attempting to stave off frostbite as temperatures hovered close to -30°C and our drill batteries became too cold to work. Our ambition to install the highest automatic weather station in history looked destined for failure.

26 June 2019

University staff member shares their experience to mark Reserves Day

This week, marking both Reserves Day (26 June) and Armed Forces Day (29 June), the University has spoken with a member of staff from the military community about their experience.

25 June 2019

Safe and Smart Mobility research networking event

A research networking event looking at safe and smart mobility is being held at the University on Monday 1 July.

25 June 2019

Loughborough student wins Telegraph STEM Award for technology that could revolutionise military communication

Final year Systems Engineering student, Nick Cawthra, won the Defence Technology category at this year’s Telegraph STEM Awards, which aims to highlight the importance of STEM students.

25 June 2019

Loughborough experts invited to Westminster to present research on sport and physical activity for children in care

Two Loughborough academics will meet MPs tomorrow (26) to explain the importance of sport and physical activity in the lives of children in care.

24 June 2019

New website provides practical ideas to help ensure children are physically ready to start school

A team of Loughborough University academics have launched a new website that provides practical tips to help early year practitioners and parents feel confident in delivering physical development opportunities to children.

24 June 2019

Influential students with impressive final-year projects selected to attend New Designers

A group of final-year students from Loughborough Design School have been selected to showcase their products at the annual New Designers show in London next month.

24 June 2019

Loughborough academic releases new book on the impact of high-speed railways

Professor Victor Krylov, Chair in Acoustics and Vibration at Loughborough University, has edited a new book that delves into the complex problems associated with ground vibrations caused by high-speed railways.

24 June 2019

Staff and students invited to attend interactive performance by postgraduate student this week

A Loughborough student will be exhibiting her work this week in the Martin Hall Exhibition Space.

22 June 2019

Statement

We are sad to confirm that one of our students died in the early hours of the morning of 21 June at an event off campus.

21 June 2019

Important changes to student data storage over the summer

Improvements are being made to the student data storage service this summer to increase storage size and accessibility of files, including changes in computer labs.

21 June 2019

Loughborough University celebrates International Women in Engineering Day

The University is delighted to showcase its outstanding students, staff and alumnae that represent women in the engineering sector to mark International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) on 23 June.

21 June 2019

Loughborough London academic experiences first NBA Championship with the Raptors

Loughborough London’s Dr Steve Swanson has recently been a part of the Toronto Raptors’ title run to become the first non-American team to win the NBA Championship.

21 June 2019

The project at Loughborough that is inspiring #BlackExcellence

The #BlackExcellence project was set up to inspire the black community in the UK to reach beyond barriers and celebrate those who have achieved great things.

20 June 2019

Loughborough University named in the top three on student review website

Student Hut has announced that Loughborough University has been named the third best university in the country, based on over 40,000 student reviews from 2018.

20 June 2019

Success for Loughborough Sport’s Strength and Conditioning team

Loughborough Sport’s Strength and Conditioning team have picked up the coveted ‘Employer of the Year award’ at the UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) annual conference.

20 June 2019

New flood prediction technology will save lives and livelihoods across the world

Unique, real-time street level flood prediction technology developed at Loughborough University has been commercially launched to save lives and livelihoods worldwide.

20 June 2019

How climbing trees and making dens can help children develop resilience

Despite all the research that tells parents how good it is for their children to spend time playing outside, they are spending more time indoors than ever before. It seems that concerns about the dangers of climbing trees or getting lost means that many parents are nervous about allowing their children to engage in risky play.

20 June 2019

UK Anti-Doping welcomed on campus

Loughborough University has welcomed UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) to campus as part of its ongoing commitment to promoting clean sport.

20 June 2019

Loughborough academics to feature in celebration of women in engineering

SAGE Journals is publishing 100 articles written by women in the run-up to International Women in Engineering Day on 23 June, and two of Loughborough’s academics have been chosen to feature.

20 June 2019

Alternative staff travel and parking for the upcoming Open Days

On Friday 28 and Saturday 29 June the University will host its first set of Open Days for 2019.

19 June 2019

New halls of residence officially opened at launch event

Loughborough University’s newest halls of residence, Claudia Parsons, was officially opened on Wednesday 19 June.

19 June 2019

Student treks to the Arctic Circle for charity

Art and Design Foundation student, Millie Peacock, took on the challenge to raise money for the National Autistic Society. Along with other students, Millie trekked 225km with dogs from Tromso to the point where Sweden, Norway and Finland meet within the Arctic Circle.

19 June 2019

Loughborough University researcher joins team to install highest weather stations in the world on Mount Everest

A climate scientist from Loughborough University was part of the team that installed the two highest weather stations in the world on Mount Everest to enable communities to respond to climate risks.

19 June 2019

Influential research at the forefront of Loughborough University’s new Game Changers campaign

A project looking into new technologies and systems that will revolutionise the way emergency services tackle chemical, biological, radioactive or nuclear incidents is among the pioneering research initiatives included in a new University campaign.

18 June 2019

Students: Donate your unwanted belongings to charity this week as part of the Give ‘n’ Go scheme

Most students are expected to be leaving the University for the summer break over the next two weeks.

18 June 2019

Loughborough London academics showcase new research project

Academics from Loughborough University London have been sharing the initial findings from their latest research project at the annual Women in Sport and Exercise Conference.

18 June 2019

Forest Schools teach children vital skills not found in the classroom – including independence, responsibility and negotiation

Outdoor learning gives children the opportunity to develop important skills not taught in the classroom, such as negotiation, resilience and independence, according to a new study.

18 June 2019

Helping children grow is about much more than a better diet: A study of youngsters from urban slums

BREASTFEEDING and vitamin and mineral supplements alone are not enough to prevent stunting of a child’s growth, according to a new report which examined health interventions in poor urban areas.

17 June 2019

Loughborough students experience inspirational leadership event hosted by Santander Universities

Two students from Loughborough University were selected to attend an exclusive leadership training event hosted by Santander Universities earlier this month.

14 June 2019

Student designs a belt for weightlifters which corrects posture to avoid back injury

As part of the University's annual Design Degree show, final year student, Olivia Chevallier has created Olympia, a belt for weightlifters that uses haptic feedback (vibrations) to alert users when their posture is incorrect.

14 June 2019

Finalists: Don’t forget to return your Library books

Before leaving the University, all finalists should return all library material that they have borrowed and clear any outstanding fines as soon as possible after your last examination.

14 June 2019

Lboro Connect - exciting news!

We are excited to announce that we are upgrading Lboro Connect - our very own student and alumni networking platform in June. Did you know that 60% of jobs in the UK are found through networking? Lboro Connect is an online community where Loughborough students and alumni can build knowledge and share experiences through networking and mentoring.

14 June 2019

Student creates portable wallet to keep medication cool after being inspired by girlfriend’s story

A student from Loughborough University has designed a portable wallet to keep medication cool after being inspired by his girlfriend who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

14 June 2019

Vote now for the winners of the Calibre Awards

Voting is now open to help us choose the winners of the inaugural Calibre Awards.

14 June 2019

Heart 2 Heart wins top accolade at 2019 CASE Awards

Heart 2 Heart has won the highest accolade, a Platinum Award, at this year’s Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Circle of Excellence Awards.

14 June 2019

Talented art students celebrated with awards at Degree Show private viewing

A selection of prizes has been awarded to a group of brilliant students from various year groups and art disciplines.

13 June 2019

Loughborough students selected for World University Games

Loughborough University will once again be well represented at this year’s World University Games, with twelve students set to travel to Naples, competing in fencing, athletics and swimming respectively.

13 June 2019

International conference at Loughborough University to explore children’s rights

Loughborough University is hosting an international conference that explores children’s rights in youth justice systems.

13 June 2019

New mathematics research centre aims to boost UK's poor understanding of the subject

Loughborough University has announced it is to establish a new research centre focused on improving the way mathematics is taught in schools and colleges.

13 June 2019

Design student creates new product which aims to transform the lives of transgender people

A Loughborough University student has created a potentially life-changing product for the transgender community as part of his final-year project for the Design Degree Show.

13 June 2019

Making waves: student designs find creative solutions to saving our oceans and seas

Three Loughborough University students have designed innovative products that look to tackle different dangers threatening our oceans and seas.

13 June 2019

Exam support for students

Some of you might be in the thick of exams but the end is almost in sight -this is a reminder that the University has various services and support available to you during the exam period should you require them.

12 June 2019

Winners of the Ford Fund Smart Mobility Challenge revealed

The winning student team of the Ford Fund Smart Mobility Challenge was recently revealed at an awards ceremony at Loughborough University’s Design School.

12 June 2019

How a future with zero net emissions might look for Britain...

With the Government’s announcement that Britain will make zero net emission law by 2050, experts from a diverse assortment of academic backgrounds have given their views on how they think that might work.

12 June 2019

Loughborough Vice-Chancellor to receive international leadership award

Loughborough University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Allison, is to receive an international award in recognition of his outstanding leadership.

12 June 2019

Queen’s Birthday Honours for outstanding alumni

Two Loughborough University alumni have been recognised for their contributions to sport in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

11 June 2019

Students: don’t leave valuable possessions over the summer

Students are reminded not to leave valuable possessions in their homes over the summer period when they may not be there.

11 June 2019

Alumni support recent graduates at mentoring event in London

On 6 June, eight alumni visited Loughborough University London to meet with recent graduates to offer support, advice and conduct speed-interviews.

11 June 2019

Cyclists to take on 125-mile bike ride to mark opening of new Halls of Residence

A group of cyclists with strong links to Loughborough University are taking part in a 125-mile bike ride to mark the opening of a new Halls of Residence on campus.

11 June 2019

Last chance to take part in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey

If you haven’t completed it already, there’s still a few days left to have your say in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES).

11 June 2019

Recycling: why you can't just throw anything in the collection bin

For many years the recycling collected from households in the UK and other Western countries has been exported. This strategy has enabled these countries to carry on without much thought about how consumers purchase goods and dispose of all the unwanted packaging and containers.

11 June 2019

Creative and Print Services win multiple prizes at ACPME awards ceremony

The University’s Creative and Print Services recently attended the Association of Creative and Print Managers in Education (ACPME) awards and picked up four awards – a record-winning streak for the team.

10 June 2019

Police appeal for information

You may have seen the statement that the Police have issued following an incident that took place in the town in the early hours of Sunday morning.

10 June 2019

NT Live: Small Island

Flix is screening the stage adaptation of the Orange Prize-winning book by Andrea Levy’s novel at the Cope Auditorium Thursday 27 June.

7 June 2019

Loughborough ranked in top five again in Guardian University Guide

Loughborough University has retained its top five ranking in the 2020 Guardian University Guide, taking 4th place for the second year running.

7 June 2019

Solar experts and aerial inspection company awarded £345k to develop drone technologies that detect panel defects

Academics from Loughborough University are to work with aerial inspections and data analytics company, Above, as part of a £345k project that looks to benefit the wider solar industry.

7 June 2019

Loughborough University funds local community projects

Every year the University sets aside a budget for its Community Donations Fund to provide financial support to community groups and organisations in Charnwood.

7 June 2019

Finalists: Important information about your student IT account

Action is required by all students who are graduating or leaving this summer.

6 June 2019

Students to showcase innovative designs - including a jet suit - at the Design Degree Show 2019

More than 100 final-year students from Loughborough’s Design School will be showcasing their final University projects to members of the public later this month.

6 June 2019

Loughborough University London founding partner in world’s first master’s in disability, design and innovation

A new course has been developed by the Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub) to encourage innovation in assistive technology and products.

6 June 2019

Imago Venues shares tips on how to be a more sustainable hotel guest to mark World Environment Day

Loughborough University's Imago Venues marked World Environment Day (5 June) by sharing their top tips on how to be a more sustainable hotel guest.

6 June 2019

Video Q&A: We asked an expert your burning climate change questions

Every wondered where polar bears will live if all the ice melts? Or what is the most impactful policy parliament could pass to combat climate change? Or maybe you’ve thought ‘why is the UK so worried about what’s happening in the Arctic’?

5 June 2019

LU Arts scholarship applications for the next academic year are now open

If you have a passion for music, art or the performing arts, you need to know about the LU Arts scholarships.

5 June 2019

Picture perfect for Loughborough PhD student

A Loughborough University PhD student has been awarded third place in the 2019 national science photography competition.

4 June 2019

Loughborough becomes the first University to support Where’s Your Head At? workplace manifesto

Loughborough University is delighted to announce that it has become the first university to support the Where’s Your Head At? workplace manifesto.

4 June 2019

Student success at the RSA Student Design Awards

The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) called for students and recent graduates to submit designs that solved specific social challenges set by the organisation.

3 June 2019

EAP Focus: Is alcohol impacting your mental health?

Many of us enjoy a drink – with a meal, on an evening out, or during celebrations such as birthdays and weddings – but overdoing it can have a negative impact on our mood.

3 June 2019

Arts and Humanities Review

Over the last few months, a review group, led by the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Chris Linton, has been considering the arts and humanities provision at Loughborough, particularly the structures that are in place to support their delivery.

3 June 2019

Student to exhibit stigma-challenging pieces in upcoming Arts Degree Show

As part of Loughborough University’s annual Arts Degree Show, final year students studying Fine Art, Graphic Communication and Illustration, and Textiles will be exhibiting work that showcases their creativity and skill.

3 June 2019

CASH+ is ending

From Friday 26 July, CASH+ will no longer be in use.

31 May 2019

It’s time to look at how gift giving spares a thought for loved ones but not the planet

Father’s Day, graduation ceremonies, weddings and birthdays…they all have two things in common: they’re coming up over the next few months and they involve gifts.

31 May 2019

Lightning coach departs for Strathclyde Sirens

Loughborough Lightning Netball can confirm that coach Karen Atkinson has joined Strathclyde Sirens as Technical Director.

31 May 2019

M1 resurfacing work extended

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the resurfacing work taking place on the M1 Southbound between Junction 23 and 22 has been extended until 29 June.

30 May 2019

Mass casualty field trial demonstrates life-saving potential of new technologies

Four years ago academics, emergency responders and industry partners from across Europe came together with a common goal – to create new technologies and systems that would save lives during a chemical, biological, radioactive or nuclear (CBRN) incident.

30 May 2019

Loughborough University hosts sold-out sewing event for second year

A staff member at Loughborough University will be hosting a weekend event dedicated to all things sewing later next month.

30 May 2019

Library café exam opening times

It is important to stay energised during long revision sessions. That’s why the library café is extending their opening hours to ensure you have all the fuel you need.

30 May 2019

Loughborough University’s Tennis Programme celebrates record year

Loughborough Sport Tennis is celebrating a record year, including a 227 percent increase in its student participation programme.

30 May 2019

SBE master's students presented with the 2019 postgraduate Universities Business Challenge trophy

On 20 May, five students were presented with the Universities Business Challenge Global Masters trophy, having won the competition earlier this year.

29 May 2019

Heist Awards 2019: Staff eager to turn impressive number of nominations into huge haul of honours

The University’s Marketing and Advancement department is aiming to build on last year’s success at one of the most prestigious awards ceremonies in the education sector.

29 May 2019

Arts Degree Show to showcase the bold, thought-provoking and imaginative work of students at Loughborough

Loughborough University is delighted to announce this year’s Arts Degree Show, taking place 8-16 June.

29 May 2019

University offers free support for life’s obstacles

Did you know Loughborough offers a free and confidential support service?

29 May 2019

Students: Support services available during exams

With exams approaching for many of you, here’s a reminder of the services and support available to you.

28 May 2019

How the University is tackling sustainability at the procurement stage

As part of the University’s Strategy, one ambition is to ‘embed sustainability and social responsibility into all of our processes, operations and developments’.

28 May 2019

The kestrel eggs have hatched!

Last month we were happy to report that the kestrels had returned to campus to breed and they had laid five eggs.

28 May 2019

Biomedicine academic recieves prestigious Academy of Medical Sciences research grant

Dr Owen Davies, Lecturer in Molecular and Regenerative Biomedicine within the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, has recently been awarded a £100,000 grant from the Academy of Medical Sciences Springboard.

28 May 2019

Showcase to be held for Doctoral Researchers

Loughborough Doctoral College is organising its annual Summer Showcase on Wednesday 12 June. It is open to Loughborough University and Loughborough University London Doctoral Researchers to attend and will be held in the James France exhibition area.

28 May 2019

Loughborough 4x100m quartet set record time

Amidst some fantastic performances at the recent Loughborough International meet, the victorious men’s Loughborough 4x100m quartet set what is believed to be the fastest ever time by a British University student team.

28 May 2019

LU Arts symposium to discuss art education as part of the Arts Festival

This discussion, including artists, lecturers and institution representatives, will reflect on and celebrate the histories of art education and consider how they can be re-imagined in the current climate.

24 May 2019

Wrestling extravaganza travels to Loughborough as part of the University’s Art Festival

The Martin Hall Theatre will be opening its doors for the first time to new and old wrestling fans as part of Loughborough University’s Arts Festival.

24 May 2019

New website launched for final-year students

Finalists – are you ready for life after Loughborough?

24 May 2019

Students – don’t forget about useful IT services available

With exam season approaching and coursework deadlines looming, IT Services want to help you prepare by making their services easy for you to use.

24 May 2019

Study to explore how walking can decrease risk of diabetes and heart disease

Overweight males are being encouraged to take part in a study to explore how walking can decrease the risk of diabetes and heart disease.

24 May 2019

Reduced energy consumption over Easter thanks to the It’s Better Off campaign

Launched by the Sustainability team in a bid to reduce energy being used unnecessarily during the university closure, the It’s Better Off campaign has been a great success.

23 May 2019

Access Masters winner spends a day at the SBE

The School of Business and Economics had the pleasure recently of hosting a private tour for the winner of the 2018 Access Masters Fall Tour, Athanasia Theodorou.

23 May 2019

Loughborough Lightning captain selected for Red Roses World Cup squad

Loughborough Lightning captain Nat Panagarry has been selected to represent England at this summer’s Netball World Cup.

23 May 2019

Researchers to assess effectiveness of eco-friendly flood schemes

Loughborough University academics are to explore the economic and environmental benefits of natural flood defences as part of a £467,000 research project.

23 May 2019

Don’t forget to register for the Personal Best lecture – MY STORY: Peter Cheese

Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Personal Development (CIPD), Peter Cheese, will be on campus on 29 May to give a lecture as part of the Personal Best series MY STORY.

23 May 2019

Student wins scholarship in Loughborough’s twin town

A student at Loughborough University is set to study and sample the culture in Loughborough’s twin town of Schwäbisch Hall in Germany thanks to a scholarship.

22 May 2019

Meet the winners of Loughborough University’s Enterprise Awards 2019

The winners of the University’s bi-annual Enterprise Awards were announced last night during a ceremony at LUSEP, the University’s Science and Enterprise Park.

22 May 2019

New online tool will help teachers support preterm children who develop special educational needs as they get older

A new online tool aims to increase primary teachers’ awareness of the link between preterm birth and educational difficulties as well as give practical teaching advice for helping those most at risk.

22 May 2019

Loughborough University’s Art Festival returns for a second year with an inspiring programme of creative events

Loughborough University’s Art Festival is back for a second year with a diverse and exciting programme of events taking place from 5-13 June.

21 May 2019

Are you clear about the road ahead?

Are you one of four people who find it difficult to drive at night, or the one in five who find road signs blurry?

20 May 2019

Winner of the Overton Poetry Prize announced at celebratory event

The winner of the 2018 Overton Poetry Prize was announced at an event which took place last Thursday (16 May).

19 May 2019

World record broken at Loughborough International

Paralympic champion Sophie Hahn produced a storming run in Women's Para-Elite T38 100m to break the world record at Loughborough International Athletics (LIA).

17 May 2019

2-for-1 ticket offer available for Ross Edgley's tour in Loughborough

Staff and students from the University can benefit from a special 2-for-1 ticket offer when Ross Edgley takes his tour to Loughborough tomorrow evening.

17 May 2019

Field trial will test new technologies for mass casualty incidents

A large-scale field trial in Finland will test new technologies aimed at saving lives during mass casualty chemical, biological, radioactive or nuclear (CBRN) incidents.

17 May 2019

Six students supported by Kinchbus for upcoming volunteering project in Zambia

Six Loughborough University students who will be volunteering in Zambia this summer to boost sports coaching and development will be supported by Loughborough’s bus company, Kinchbus.

17 May 2019

New study aims to better understand the impact of invasive species on British rivers

A new study will examine the damaging impact of non-native river species including killer and demon shrimp aims to better understand their effect on the indigenous ecology and prevent the threat of an invasional meltdown.

17 May 2019

Deadline dates to prevent loss of data approaching

Over the last three years, IT Services have been delivering a large transformational change project to move staff to newer and more versatile services.

17 May 2019

Personal safety in and around campus

We would like to remind you to be aware of your personal safety at all times as you walk around campus and the town.

17 May 2019

Do your part to tackle single-use disposables on campus

One of the biggest challenges when it comes to waste at the University is the vast array of single-use disposables consumed each year.

16 May 2019

Emerson to lead the line for Loughborough at LIA

Great Britain’s medal-winning heptathlete, Niamh Emerson, will lead a star-studded line up at this year’s Loughborough International Athletics (LIA) event on Sunday, 19 May.

15 May 2019

Foundation Art students showcase work highlighting the dangers of plastic pollution

Students at Loughborough University are exhibiting photographs of their art as part of a project which required them to use single-use plastic.

15 May 2019

Planned maintenance 22 May - IT Services

Several of the University’s core applications will be unavailable on Wednesday 22 May from 8am to approximately 10am.

15 May 2019

Tips for improving your mental health

Most people will experience some difficulties with their mental health during their life, and family history, life experience and biology can all have an impact.

15 May 2019

Don't miss out on the 2019 Claudia Parsons Memorial Lecture

Don't forget, the 2019 Claudia Parsons Memorial Lecture takes place today (Wednesday 15 May), and places are still available.

14 May 2019

Last chance to take part in the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey

This week is your last chance to take part in the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey, before it closes on Friday 17 May.

14 May 2019

Take the ‘Are you ready for life after Loughborough?’ quiz

Nearing the end of your time at university can come with a whole host of emotions, but this quiz and the personalised career guide aims to make the transition easier.

14 May 2019

IAS to host academic community engagement event on Sound theme

On Tuesday 21 May, the Institute of Advanced Studies will be hosting an academic community engagement event on its Sound theme at International House between 12pm-2pm.

13 May 2019

Student helps solve scientific puzzle that could improve solar panel efficiency and increase their usage around the world

A Loughborough University PhD student has helped shed light on a solar panel puzzle that could lead to more efficient devices being developed.

13 May 2019

Mental Health Awareness Week: John Steele blog

As this week marks Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May 2019), John Steele, Executive Director of Sport and English Institute of Sport Chairman, discusses how it presents a timely opportunity to reflect on mental health’s impact on sport, the significance to the wider industry and the opportunities available to both individuals and the system.

13 May 2019

Don’t forget to vote for the Enterprise Awards

Voting is still open for Loughborough University’s annual celebration of academic and entrepreneurial excellence.

13 May 2019

How to prepare for exams during Ramadan

Your revision routine will adjust during Ramadan. A suggested timetable has been provided below:

13 May 2019

Political “fake news” commonplace on social media and frequently and knowingly shared, new survey finds

More than half of British social media users came across what they thought was political “fake news” in the past month, a new survey by Loughborough University has found.

13 May 2019

Loughborough recognises Mental Health Awareness Week with day of events

Research cited by the Mental Health Foundation found that mental health problems are one of the leading causes of sickness absence in the workplace, with over 70 million work days lost each year in the UK.

13 May 2019

Students showcase artistic bakes as part of LU Arts' Great Halls Bake Off

Five students reached the finals of LU Art’s Great Halls Bake Off and were judged by previous Great British Bake Off winner and Loughborough alumna, Frances Quinn, last week.

13 May 2019

Open discussion on Brexit to be held at Loughborough University

A discussion forum ‘Brexit and You’, facilitated by the 28+ Perspectives on Brexit research team at Loughborough University and Loughborough University London, will be held on 17 May, 4pm-6pm in the Stewart Mason Building.

10 May 2019

Postgrad student will travel to the UN headquarters to promote her disaster resilience research

A Loughborough PhD student will travel to the UN headquarters in Switzerland to promote her work which uses social media to engage people in emergency risk communication.

10 May 2019

Vice-Chancellor welcomes alumni to annual reception at the Sky Garden

Loughborough University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Allison, held his fifth Annual Reception on Thursday 9 May 2019.

10 May 2019

Re-imagining Citizenship project to be exhibited at prestigious art exhibition in Venice

A project created by Loughborough University which explores citizenship is being exhibited at a prestigious art exhibition in Venice.

10 May 2019

Help raise awareness of climate change and learn new skills as part of LU Arts’ latest series of workshops

LU Arts is delighted to announce a new and upcoming series of workshops around digital storytelling which is open for staff, students and members of the community to attend.

9 May 2019

Loughborough’s Health, Safety and Risk Manager elected Chair of Universities Safety and Health Association

Professor Neil Budworth has been formally elected as Chair of the Universities Safety and Health Association (USHA). The position involves promoting excellence in the planning, management and development of health and safety within the university sector.

9 May 2019

Loughborough University alumna makes Lionesses World Cup squad

Former Loughborough University student Mary Earps has been selected to represent England at this summer’s Women’s World Cup.

9 May 2019

Have your say in the Flix Cinema survey

Last year the student-run cinema, Flix, was facing closure. However, the LSU Film Society that operates the cinema made significant changes that have revitalised the cinema and seen its numbers grow.

8 May 2019

BME cultural fair postponed

The BME cultural fair that was due to take place today at Shirley Pearce Square has been postponed due to bad weather.

8 May 2019

Free wellbeing events for staff members offered as part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May), the University will be offering a range of sessions and workshops for staff members which aim to improve their wellbeing.

8 May 2019

Study seeks to shed light on cervical cancer recovery

Women who have received treatment for cervical cancer are being encouraged to take part in a study that aims to better understand the recovery process.

8 May 2019

Loughborough lecturer runs 170 miles for charity

Robin Jackson, a Researcher and Senior Lecturer in Sport Psychology, took on the challenge of running over 170 miles in six days, culminating in the London Marathon.

8 May 2019

Recycling which defies the laws of physics: Why pyrolysis is not the answer

Pyrolysis of waste is a multi-million-pound concept which claims to be a sustainable solution to reusing domestic refuse by transforming organic matter into valuable biofuel.

8 May 2019

Student wins multiple awards for her business idea at Ingenuity 19

A student from the University walked away with five prizes worth more than £18,000 as part of a competition led by the University of Nottingham.

8 May 2019

Sharpening a winning edge: GB wheelchair rugby team aims to increase its tournament winning chances

Britain’s wheelchair rugby squad will visit Loughborough University’s world-renowned sports science labs this month in preparation for the summer’s IWRF European Championships.

8 May 2019

Experts secure £200,000 from the Department for Transport for research into greener travel

Loughborough University has been awarded £200,000 for two projects which aim to make the transport sector more environmentally friendly.

8 May 2019

Win a £1,000 scholarship for leading a sustainable lifestyle

Are you a student that leads a sustainable lifestyle?

7 May 2019

Service outage restored

A service outage occurred today in one of our two data centres between 4pm and 4:30pm.

7 May 2019

Winning outdoor classroom design for Leicestershire school is revealed

A group of Loughborough University students are set to see their ideas brought to life as their outdoor classroom design for a Leicestershire school has been selected to be developed by an architect.

7 May 2019

There’s fun for all at Loughborough Students’ Union Community Fun Day

Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) is holding their annual community fun day on Sunday 19 May, from 12pm-4pm.

7 May 2019

Personal Best MY STORY lecture: Peter Cheese, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Personal Development (CIPD)

Peter Cheese, the Chief Executive of CIPD and alumnus will be on campus to give a lecture on personal and professional development in the fourth of the Careers Network Personal Best series – MY STORY.

7 May 2019

Female engineering students celebrated at event marking 100 years of the Women’s Engineering Society

Last week, staff, students, alumni and friends of the University recently attended a celebration evening hosted by the University’s Women’s Engineering Society (WES).

7 May 2019

Health and wellbeing influencer Alice Liveing to feature in campus Times event

Health and wellbeing influencer Alice Liveing will be on campus today (Tuesday 7 May) for a special enterprise event being hosted by The Times and the Sunday Times.

3 May 2019

European Elections coming soon – are you registered to vote?

European Parliament elections are currently scheduled to take place in the UK on 23 May.

2 May 2019

Haydock-Wilson selected for GB & NI squad heading to Japan

Loughborough University student Alex Haydock-Wilson has been added to the Great Britain & Northern Ireland 4x400m squad for the upcoming IAAF World Relays meeting in Yokohama, Japan.

2 May 2019

Enterprise Awards – vote now and celebrate the University’s game-changing researchers

Voting is now open for the winners of this year’s Enterprise Awards – Loughborough University’s annual celebration of academic and entrepreneurial excellence.

2 May 2019

The Experimental Psychology Society (EPS) has named a Loughborough Reader as their Prize Lecturer for 2019

Dr Camilla Gilmore, a Reader in Mathematical Cognition, was nominated by a colleague for her ground-breaking research in mathematical cognition in adults and children. Her work focuses on understanding why some people find mathematics easy while others struggle and what this means for education.

2 May 2019

NT Live: All My Sons

LU Arts are pleased to announce they will be showcasing two National Theatre Live screenings in May and June, as part of a collaboration with Flix Cinema.

1 May 2019

Student to host talk at the University with Holocaust survivor

A Loughborough student will be hosting a talk and presentation this Saturday (4 May) to teach others about the Holocaust.

1 May 2019

Michael Spary

We are sad to inform colleagues that Michael Spary, a member of Security Staff who worked as a Gate Officer at our main Epinal Way entrance, has died.

1 May 2019

LSUTV win at the National Student Television Awards

The student-run television network, LSUTV, won two awards and was shortlisted for six other categories at the NaSTA Awards held in Nottingham on 26-28 April.

1 May 2019

Students compete in international competition hosted by the Royal Academy of Engineering

Two groups of students from the University have attended the first in a series of workshops hosted by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) and the Royal Society in London as part of the RAEng’s Global Grand Challenges Summit.

1 May 2019

Loughborough only Midlands university to feature in top ten of The Complete University Guide 2020

Loughborough is the only university in the Midlands to feature in the top ten of The Complete University Guide 2020, published today (Wednesday 1 May 2019).

30 April 2019

Students: Information for the upcoming local elections

If you are registered to vote for the upcoming local elections you should have received a polling card in the post.

30 April 2019

Loughborough and Surrey project to map energy and productivity

A researcher at Loughborough University has been awarded funding by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to explore the role of energy in the UK’s productivity puzzle.

30 April 2019

Everybody has to lie: Is honesty always the best policy?

Everyone thinks lying is bad – but is being honest always the right way to go?

30 April 2019

BME Staff Network to host cultural fair at Loughborough

Open to all students and staff at the University, the cultural fair will be held on 16 May in Shirley Pearce Square between 4:30pm and 7:30pm.

30 April 2019

Improvements to data storage - coming soon

IT Services will be carrying work out over the summer to improve data storage access for students.

30 April 2019

Space scientist announced as special guest for the 2019 Claudia Parsons Memorial Lecture

Loughborough University is delighted to announce Dr Suzanne Imber will be speaking at this year’s Claudia Parsons Memorial Lecture.

29 April 2019

New supplier announced for retail outlets around campus

Food-to-go supplier Real Wrap Co. have started selling their products in the University’s retail outlets as part of a new partnership with Loughborough.

29 April 2019

Rise in international students targeted in visa fee scam – here’s what to watch out for

Thousands of students apply every year to study in the United Kingdom. At Loughborough University, over 3,100 of our students are international.

29 April 2019

Postgraduate students: Share your feedback with PTES

Are you a postgraduate taught student? If so, we would love you to complete the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) which launches today, Monday 29 April.

29 April 2019

Loughborough Students’ Union’s Freefest is back for another year

Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) will be hosting its annual free festival on May Day Bank Holiday Monday (6 May).

26 April 2019

The kestrels return to campus

Kestrels have been nesting and breeding on campus for six years and thanks to the camera set up last year we know that the hen has returned and already laid two eggs.

26 April 2019

Loughborough wins the Whatuni Student Choice Award for Accommodation

Loughborough University won the Whatuni Student Choice Award for Accommodation at the 2019 ceremony, held last night in London.

26 April 2019

Why you should stop using disposable cups this UK Coffee Week

UK Coffee Week takes place from 29 April – 5 May this year, but with 2.5 billion disposable cups being used every year, what is the price we pay for our cup of coffee?

25 April 2019

Six Loughborough swimmers included in British World Championship squad

Six Loughborough swimmers have been confirmed as part of British Swimming’s 25-strong squad for this summer’s FINA World Aquatics Championships in South Korea.

24 April 2019

Academic creates nifty food planner to help tackle national waste issue

A new food planner created at Loughborough University hopes to get staff, students and members of the public thinking more carefully about their meals in a bid to tackle the ever-growing national waste issue.

24 April 2019

Can physical activity offset the health risks of sitting too long?

At least 150 minutes of exercise per week could substantially reduce or offset the health risks of sitting for long periods of time, research suggests.

18 April 2019

Loughborough Sport appoints new Performance Nutrition Lead

Loughborough Sport are delighted to welcome Andrew Shepherd to the team as its new Performance Nutrition Lead.

18 April 2019

Médecins Sans Frontières learns how to provide crucial water, hygiene and sanitation interventions in emergency situations

Loughborough University has been praised by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for the valuable training it provides that equips teams with skills to better assist communities in emergencies.

18 April 2019

£1.6m grant to improve building façade technologies for better energy efficiency

A project to create new technologies to improve the energy efficiency of buildings is set to get underway as a group of researchers from Loughborough University, the University of Nottingham and University of Exeter have been awarded a £1.65m grant from the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council).

17 April 2019

Elite wheelchair tennis athletes visit Loughborough University

Loughborough University’s Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport has welcomed some of Great Britain’s most talented wheelchair tennis stars to campus.

17 April 2019

Professor Stan Stevens: 1933-2019

Professor Stan Stevens was a constant source of inspiration and enthusiasm within the Loughborough Engineering Faculty during his 33 years of service at the University.

17 April 2019

Loughborough students shortlisted for international design awards

Seven Loughborough students have reached the final stage of this year’s Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) student awards. The awards are open to students and graduates across the world.

17 April 2019

Easter eggs: hunting for a solution to excessive packaging

So which Easter tradition came first? The packaging or the egg? The answer is of course not that surprising (it’s the egg). The tradition of giving people eggs at spring time has roots in ancient pagan festivals and exists in the history of a range of religions.

17 April 2019

Are you a reservist? Get in touch.

The Corporate Communications team is looking for staff members who serve as reserves and would be happy to talk about their role, ahead of Reserves Day on 29 June as part of Armed Forces Week.

17 April 2019

Loughborough University to host a concert to showcase music scholarship winners

Five students who received music scholarships from LU Arts this year will perform pieces of their choice in a lunchtime concert on 8 May at the Cope Auditorium at 12.30pm.

16 April 2019

Loughborough technicians nominated for prestigious Papin Prizes

Three technicians from Loughborough University have been shortlisted for national awards at the Higher Education Technicians Summit (HETS) which is taking place in Birmingham this summer.

16 April 2019

Fruit Routes event returns for the first days of summer offering activities for all to attend

Loughborough University and artist Anne-Marie Culhane have come together for the seventh year to bring the Fruit Routes project to campus.

15 April 2019

Research aims to produce negative-emission fuels from industrial CO2

Scientists at Loughborough have created a new chemical process which converts industrial CO2 emissions into useable green fuels and chemicals.

15 April 2019

Loughborough IT Management for Business students impress at Tech Industry Gold event

Students took home four prizes in an IBM sponsored competition held during a recent Tech Industry Gold student event.

12 April 2019

Design School Success at Innovation Awards 2019

These inaugural awards recognise individuals, businesses and innovations that have either changed or are about to change the way we live.

12 April 2019

Don’t forget – it’s better off this Easter

In 2018, the campus used over £43,000 worth of electricity while the University was closed over five days during the Easter break.

12 April 2019

Surviving climate change means transforming both economics and design

What could be more important than sustaining habitable living conditions on Earth?

11 April 2019

Wealth from waste – three ways pollution can be turned into something useful

Solving environmental problems usually just means cleaning up the mess people have made. But scientists are increasingly interested in creating something valuable from pollution.

11 April 2019

Loughborough University to host FA Women’s Super League academy finals day

The next wave of football talent is coming to Loughborough as the University plays host to The FA Women’s Super League (WSL) academy finals.

11 April 2019

Centre for SMART holds conference featuring industry-leading speakers

The Centre of Sustainable Manufacturing and Recycling Technologies (SMART) and Internet of Food Things (IoFT) Network Plus recently held an event at Loughborough University London to discuss how the food manufacturing industry can take advantage of opportunities brought forward by the advent of the fourth industrial revolution (industry 4.0).

10 April 2019

Institute of Advanced Studies hosts US academic specialising in dynamics

Last week, the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) welcomed Professor Ahmed Shabana from the University of Illinois (UIC) to Loughborough.

10 April 2019

Copyright for photos, video and imagery

Photographs, video, illustrations and other types of imagery are generally protected by copyright. To use them – whether in print, digitally or online – you will need to gain the permission of the copyright owner.

10 April 2019

Gender Pay Gap data 2017-18

All organisations with 250 or more employees must publish information about their gender pay gap – the difference between the average (median and mean) earnings of all men and women working within the organisation.

10 April 2019

Students invited to gain an insight into the creative, marketing and media sector at Careers Network event

Are you interested in a career in the creative, marketing or media industry?

9 April 2019

Professor Tony Edwards appointed as Dean of Loughborough University London

Professor Tony Edwards has been appointed as the Dean of Loughborough University London. He will take up the role in August 2019.

9 April 2019

Nostalgic #LboroMemories competition closing soon

The Alumni Relations team in Marketing and Advancement are running a campaign to find as many memories of Loughborough as possible.

9 April 2019

Student awarded Royal Academy of Engineering Scholarship

A student at Loughborough University has recently been awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) Scholarship.

8 April 2019

Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan highlights the importance of “homegrown innovation” during tour of campus engineering labs

MP Nicky Morgan has championed “homegrown innovation” during a tour of Loughborough University’s engineering labs where she was shown a new rail technology which aims to end points failure delays in Britain.

8 April 2019

Students celebrated by renowned national and international organisations for their solutions to real business issues

More than 800 London students have had their hard work and creativity celebrated by leading industry names after they were asked to devise solutions to real business problems.

8 April 2019

Students from all disciplines come together to pitch sustainable solutions as part of Designathon event

Last month, almost one hundred students came together for a challenge which required them to design a sustainable solution.

8 April 2019

Environment Campaign: University launches new drive to promote game-changing environmental research and innovations

Loughborough University is celebrating academics and projects which tackle some of the most challenging areas of climate change, ecology, sustainability, technology and renewable energy as part of a two-month initiative to highlight environmental research.

5 April 2019

Student heads to Red Bull’s Paper Wings final

A postgraduate student from Loughborough University will represent the UK at Red Bull’s international competition which takes place in Austria later this year.

5 April 2019

Loughborough student Keita Orelaja scores with his popular new app Skouted

Loughborough University student, Keita Orelaja, has co-founded a free app which connects promising footballers with elite level scouts.

5 April 2019

Loughborough University leads a UK aid programme to tackle climate change

Loughborough University and the World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme (ESMAP) joined forces in leading a UK aid research project to find innovative, clean and modern alternatives to biomass fuels, such as charcoal and wood.

5 April 2019

Car parking charges for 2019/20

In April last year, the Government withdrew some of the salary sacrifice arrangements that were available to employees in the UK. Salary sacrifice is when you exchange part of your salary, on which you would pay tax and National Insurance contributions, for a benefit, thereby saving you money.

5 April 2019

Academics and researchers: Opportunity to find out more about Radar

Researchers and academics are invited to an informal lunch on Wednesday 8 May to learn more about Radar.

4 April 2019

Students: Information about upcoming local elections

Charnwood Borough Council is one of the largest district councils in England, with 52 councillors representing around 180,000 residents.

4 April 2019

Four Loughborough students in the finals of the Undergraduate of the Year Awards

This year, Stephen Lim-Heath, Kate Hardwick, Lauren Postlethwaite and Olivia Tomlinson from Loughborough University have reached the final stage of the Undergraduate of the Year Awards.

4 April 2019

Student meets Prime Minister to discuss violent youth crime

A Loughborough University politics student has met with Prime Minister Theresa May to discuss how the country should tackle violent youth crime.

4 April 2019

Prime Minister comments on the positive impact Loughborough University has on sport

On Wednesday 3 April, Nicky Morgan MP and Prime Minister Theresa May addressed the House of Commons and acknowledged the success of both Loughborough University and Team GB athletes who recently competed in the Special Olympics.

4 April 2019

Margaret Keay road closure – 8-11 April

As part of the Student Village development, Margaret Keay road will be closed at the Cayley Gate bridge between 8-11 April.

3 April 2019

Make sure you have your say with the NSS survey

The National Student Survey (NSS) is an annual, independent and anonymous survey which offers final year undergraduates the chance to give feedback on their time at Loughborough.

3 April 2019

Loughborough University receives government funding to develop knife-detection technology

Loughborough University has received funding to develop technology that looks to provide a solution to the problem of people carrying concealed blades in public places.

3 April 2019

Reminder of the University’s smoking policy following consultation

The Health and Safety Team recently led a consultation with staff members about the University’s smoking policy.

3 April 2019

STEMLab wins excellence award at S-Lab conference

The University’s STEMLab has been announced as a winner at the S-Lab Awards for Excellence in Laboratory Design, Management and Operation.

2 April 2019

Employee Assistance Programme Focus: Tips for a restful night’s sleep

Having a good night’s sleep can improve both your physical and mental health. If you don’t get enough sleep, it can affect your overall energy levels, emotional health and productivity.

2 April 2019

Reminder: Don't forget to take part in the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey

This Postgraduate Research Experience Survey is your chance to tell the University about your experience as a postgraduate research student at Loughborough.

2 April 2019

Two logos designed by students chosen for the new student accommodation hall

Students Gaby Herrera-Diaz and Helena Davey have designed logos for the new Claudia Parsons hall set to open on the University campus in September 2019.

1 April 2019

Grime Scene Investigation: Part 2

As part of Environment and Ethics Fortnight, a second Grime Scene Investigation took place at the Students’ Union last month which looked at the waste and recycling from 16 halls.

1 April 2019

New collaboration to promote energy saving in the home

A Loughborough University student has been invited to provide blog posts for international SaaS company, Simble.

29 March 2019

University launches its People Strategy

The University has produced its first-ever People Strategy, which sets out how we will become an employer of choice and inspire a culture of excellence among our staff.

29 March 2019

Reminder: Free Times subscription for all Loughborough staff and students

Don't forget, The Times and Sunday Times offers all staff and students a complimentary subscription to the newspaper’s digital content.

29 March 2019

M1 Southbound resurfacing work

The M1 Southbound is being resurfaced between Junctions 23 and 22 from 15 April 2019 for five weeks.

29 March 2019

Wolfson School students awarded bursaries by the Institution of Engineering and Technology

Four Loughborough students have been awarded the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) Engineering Horizons Bursary.

29 March 2019

Venture Crawl 2019 breaks all records

Last week, thirteen universities came together to run the UK’s biggest Venture Crawl.

29 March 2019

Alumni and friends of the University invited for 2019 Donor Day

On Saturday 23 March, the University hosted an annual event dedicated to thanking those who have made a difference to Loughborough through donations and volunteering.

28 March 2019

Engineering student releases new book telling inspirational story

Loughborough student, Tom Davies, has released a new book telling the story of his inspirational cycle around the world, which he completed when he was just nineteen years old.

28 March 2019

Fine Art Students launch new art exhibition

Five Fine Art students from Loughborough University have put together a free exhibition that will take place next month at the Martin Hall Exhibition Space on campus.

27 March 2019

Applications for the 2019 Teaching Innovation Awards are now open

Staff members and students can now submit applications for this year’s Teaching Innovation Awards (TIAs).

27 March 2019

REF Code of Practice consultation

In November 2020 the University will submit its research for national assessment via the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

26 March 2019

The Institute of Advanced Studies welcomes sports scientist Professor David Bishop

As part of the Motion Theme, the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) welcomes Professor David Bishop to Loughborough University as part of a Cycling Science Symposium on Thursday 28 March.

26 March 2019

Former Nasa astronaut visits campus

Loughborough welcomed former Nasa astronaut Dr Sandra Magnus to campus last week for the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre Directors’ (UTC) Conference.

26 March 2019

Loughborough project bid to grow local rehabilitation and medical technology sector receives Strength in Places Funding

A project bid to grow the local rehabilitation and medical technology sector, of which Loughborough University is a key partner, has received funding from the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Strength in Places Fund.

25 March 2019

Students: Share your feedback about IT labs across campus

IT Services are looking to gather feedback from students about the computer labs around campus.

25 March 2019

Loughborough University London’s latest round of Community Donations Fund now open for applications

Loughborough University London is delighted to announce that applications for the Community Donations Open Fund are now open.

22 March 2019

Research-informed Teaching Awards now open for applications

The Research-informed Teaching Award (RiTAs) is a prestigious annual award which has been introduced by the University to recognise and celebrate Loughborough academics who have demonstrated excellence in research-informed teaching.

22 March 2019

Important dates from IT Services to prevent loss of data

Over the last three years, IT Services have been delivering a large transformational change project to move staff to newer and more versatile services.

22 March 2019

Loughborough University hosts the footballing stars of tomorrow

The next Lionel Messi could be set to grace Loughborough University as it plays host to major tournament matches for UEFA.

21 March 2019

More than 1,000 people trained to ‘check their lumps for bumps’ thanks to 12-hour University event

Loughborough University, Loughborough Students’ Union and CoppaFeel! joined forces yesterday to teach more than 1,000 people self-checking techniques in a bid to improve early detection rates of breast and testicular cancers.

21 March 2019

Universities Minister visits Loughborough as part of British Science Week

Chris Skidmore MP – Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation – visited Loughborough University on Friday 8 March.

21 March 2019

Vigil to honour victims of the New Zealand Mosque shootings

Staff and students are invited to a vigil today (Thursday 21 March) at 5pm to remember the victims of the New Zealand Mosque shootings.

21 March 2019

School of Poetry podcast launches second series

To mark World Poetry Day (21 March), academics from Loughborough University have come together to launch season two of the ‘School of Poetry’ podcast.

20 March 2019

London exhibition features Loughborough academic and Reader in Fine Art, John Atkin

John Atkin’s work is to be featured at an exhibition which has been organised by Marguerite Horner, winner of the 2018 British Women’s Artists Award.