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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 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.

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.

19 March 2019

Staff can now access full Adobe Creative Cloud software suite for free

Adobe Creative Cloud is now available for staff members to use on both University and personal devices.

19 March 2019

Ore Oduba to visit University as part of ‘My Story’ series

On 27 March, alumnus and television broadcaster Ore Oduba will be sharing an insight into his career as part of this year’s Personal Best: My Story series.

19 March 2019

University appoints new Director of Organisational Development

Loughborough University has appointed Ffyona Baker to the new role of Director of Organisational Development (OD).

19 March 2019

University plays pivotal role in the UK Paralympic Performance Conference

More than 200 leading Paralympic sport specialists gathered in Manchester earlier this month for the UK Paralympic Performance Conference, which was supported by Loughborough’s Peter Harrison Centre (PHC) for Disability Sport.

19 March 2019

REMINDER: Learn life-saving skills at 'Lumps and Bumps' event this week

‘Lumps and Bumps’ is a 12-hour collaborative event that will take place this Wednesday (20 March) from 8am-8pm which aims to equip 1,001 staff, students and members of the community with the knowledge and confidence required to check themselves.

19 March 2019

Improve your fitness and collect ‘moves’ this month to raise funds for sporting experiences for local primary school

This March, Loughborough Sport is taking part in Technogym’s ‘Let’s move for a better world’ campaign.

18 March 2019

Dr Kun Fu wins prestigious British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant

Dr Kun Fu, Lecturer and Programme Director of MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management has won a British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant.

18 March 2019

Institute of Advanced Studies invites Fields Medallist and algebraic geometry expert to Loughborough

The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) was delighted to welcome Professor Caucher Birkar to Loughborough University last week.

18 March 2019

Loughborough contingent help England storm to Six Nations grand slam

Loughborough Lightning played a key role as England women secured a comprehensive Six Nations grand slam at Twickenham.

18 March 2019

REMINDER: Vacancy on Council from 1 August for a member of non-academic staff

There is one vacancy available on Council for a member of non-academic staff at the University from 2019/20 onwards (vice Jane McCormack). The term of office is three years starting from 1 August 2019.

15 March 2019

Exposing Lance Armstrong as a drugs cheat – Sunday Times writer to share his story

Find out how Sunday Times journalist David Walsh exposed Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong as a drugs cheat at a unique event being held at the University on March 21.

15 March 2019

Overweight adults needed for study exploring link between fats and heart disease

Overweight men and women are being encouraged to take part in a study which investigates if certain fats in meals can lead to heart disease.

15 March 2019

Corruption in sport is on the rise and Europe can do more when it comes to tackling it, report states

A Loughborough University academic has concluded that there is “ample room for improvement” when it comes to European countries tackling cases of corruption in sport.

15 March 2019

Student wins prestigious engineering scholarship

A Loughborough University student has been awarded a prestigious scholarship which recognises talented engineers.

15 March 2019

This new railway switch could cut failure related cancellations by as much as 90 per cent

Engineers have brought a 180-year-old feature of Britain’s railways into the 21st century with a redesigned track switch that is expected to significantly reduce repair costs and delays.

14 March 2019

Lumps and Bumps: My breast cancer story and why self-checking is so important

Loughborough University academic Dr Carly Butler, Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology, is sharing her experience of breast cancer in a bid to highlight the importance of the Lumps and Bumps event taking place next Wednesday (20 March).

13 March 2019

Loughborough University hosts a series of events discussing the subject of citizenship this month

A series of events about citizenship has launched at Loughborough University today (13 March).

13 March 2019

Four inspiring films featuring students from Loughborough University are being shown to celebrate diversity in science as part of British Science Week.

Four inspiring films featuring students from Loughborough University are being shown to celebrate diversity in science as part of British Science Week.

12 March 2019

How helping others at University can improve your mental wellbeing

Last Thursday (7 March), Loughborough University celebrated University Mental Health Day.

12 March 2019

Research Associate wins prestigious prize

A Research Associate based at Loughborough University has won the British Geotechnical Associations’ (BGA) Cooling Prize.

12 March 2019

Lumps and Bumps: “Ultimately self-checking may have saved my life”

Loughborough University alumnus Neil Rutter, who graduated in 2007 after studying Fine Art, is sharing his experience of testicular cancer in a bid to highlight the importance of the Lumps and Bumps event taking place next Wednesday (20 March).

12 March 2019

Leading expert on molecular imaging and medicinal chemistry joins Loughborough University

Matteo Zanda, a leading expert in molecular imaging, medicinal and biological chemistry, has joined Loughborough University as Professor of Biomolecular Imaging.

12 March 2019

Big construction firms should act as beacons of best practice for occupational health, according to new report

Major construction projects should be beacons of best practice for occupational health, giving smaller contractors an opportunity to learn better ways of keeping their workforces safe.

12 March 2019

Loughborough to welcome VIPs for forum on sustainable development in Central Asia

On Monday 18th March, Loughborough University will welcome a host of VIPs from the UK and overseas for a day-long event focused on sustainable development within the Central Asian region.

11 March 2019

REMINDER: last chance for students to apply for University Prizes

There's still time for students to nominate themselves for a number of prizes this year.

11 March 2019

Loughborough University’s Careers Network voted number two in the UK

Loughborough University’s Careers Network has been voted number two in the UK, according to a university review website.

11 March 2019

Loughborough physics student selected to attend prestigious Lindau Nobel event

PhD physics student Russell Rundle has earned an “amazing opportunity” and will travel to Germany this summer to meet Nobel Prize-winning scientists and discuss cosmology, laser physics and gravitational waves.

11 March 2019

Postgraduate Research Experience Survey now open

The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) is now open.

8 March 2019

Loughborough University partners with cancer charities for event that encourages people to ‘check their lumps for bumps’

Loughborough University, Loughborough Students’ Union, CoppaFeel! and Ballboys are joining forces this March for an all-day event that looks to improve early detection rates of breast and testicular cancers by encouraging people to learn how to self-check.

8 March 2019

Women’s March – Friday 8 March

Staff and students will be meeting outside the Union before 2pm today (8 March) for the Women’s March around the campus.

8 March 2019

Loughborough University celebrates International Women’s Day

Today (8 March 2019) is International Women’s Day – a day which marks the achievement of women across the world and raises awareness against bias, campaigning for a gender-balanced world.

8 March 2019

Loughborough University merges the arts and STEM to host week of exciting events

Loughborough University will be hosting a week of creative inter-disciplinary events involving science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

7 March 2019

Super Movers: Schoolchildren performed better in tests after exercise initiative from the Premier League and BBC

A study involving more than 1,000 schoolchildren has found a link between exercise and improved brain power.

7 March 2019

Overweight men needed for study that looks at liver health and diabetes

Forty men are needed for study that is looking to identify whether tackling liver fat is the key to treating conditions linked to being overweight and obese such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

7 March 2019

From talking cats to time travel… here’s what I recommend you read this World Book Day

It’s World Book Day and what better way to celebrate than getting your specs on, a bookmark out and stuck into a novel you’ve never read before.

7 March 2019

Loughborough shortlisted for nine Whatuni Student Choice Awards

Loughborough remains the most shortlisted university for the second year running in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2019, featuring in nine of the 15 categories.

7 March 2019

International Business academic wins award for research paper at 2019 Case Centre awards

Dr Sun Hye Lee, a Lecturer in International Business at the School of Business and Economics, has recently been announced as an award winner for a research paper she co-authored.

7 March 2019

What to do if you’re worried about someone’s mental health

Would you know what to say to a friend or colleague if you suspected they were struggling with their mental health, and possibly having thoughts about suicide?

6 March 2019

Four in 10 people living in London cannot afford a basic standard of living, new report finds

A new report shows that 41% of Londoners cannot afford a basic decent standard of living.

6 March 2019

Loughborough University forms part of Midlands network offering range of degree-level apprenticeships

Loughborough University is one of multiple Midlands-based universities providing apprenticeships to help support employers in the region.

5 March 2019

International Women’s Day 2019

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2019 - which takes place on Friday 8 March - the University will be running a variety of events throughout the week across campus.

4 March 2019

Loughborough University flies the Green Flag at ceremony to celebrate environmental accreditation

Staff, students and members of the community gathered at Loughborough University last week to celebrate the Green Flag Award which the University received last year.

4 March 2019

Vacancy on Council from 1 August 2019 for a member of the Non-Academic staff

The Council is the governing body of the University and is responsible for its strategic direction and overall governance. Council’s primary responsibilities can be found online and its formal powers are set out in University Statute XIII.

4 March 2019

Loughborough academic to present evidence to Houses of Parliament on Modern Methods of Construction

Dr Chris Goodier, Director of the Centre for Innovative and Collaborative Construction Engineering at Loughborough University, will present evidence at the Houses of Parliament on Monday 4 March.

4 March 2019

Make an impact and sign up to LSU’s upcoming Student Volunteer Week

As of today, students can now sign up to a wide variety of exciting and diverse volunteering projects taking place as part of Loughborough Students’ Union’s (LSU) dedicated Student Volunteer Week.

1 March 2019

Learn to check 'your lumps for bumps' on March 20th

Loughborough University, Loughborough Students’ Union, Coppafeel! and Ballboys are joining forces this March for an all-day event that looks to improve early detection rates of breast and testicular cancers by encouraging people to learn how to self-examine.

28 February 2019

Opportunity for local organisations to apply for funding this spring as part of Loughborough University’s Community Donations Fund

The spring round of Loughborough University’s Community Donations Open Fund will open for applications on Monday 4 March.

28 February 2019

Improvements to the process for casual staff

The Claims Project Team have been working over the last eighteen months to improve the process for casual workers and make payment methods more efficient at the University.

27 February 2019

Chairman of Loughborough University Council and Senior Pro Chancellor named as one of the Financial Times 2019 Outstanding Directors

Sir Peter Bonfield, CBE FREng – Senior Pro Chancellor and Chair of Loughborough University Council, the institution’s governing body – has been named as one of the Financial Times’ 2019 Outstanding Directors.

27 February 2019

New Director of Research and Enterprise appointed at Loughborough

Dr Jen Fensome has been appointed to the new post of Director of Research and Enterprise at Loughborough.

27 February 2019

Loughborough confirmed as Disability Confident Employer

Loughborough has been awarded Disability Confident Employer status for a further two years, under the Government initiative that helps organisations recruit and retain skilled and talented disabled people and those with long-term health conditions.

27 February 2019

Number one in the world for sports-related subjects for third year running

Loughborough has been named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects for the third year running by the global QS higher education league table.

27 February 2019

New cycle to work scheme now live

The University offers employees the opportunity to obtain a new bike and cycling equipment through the Cycle to Work scheme.

26 February 2019

Opportunity for academics and researchers to collaborate with early-stage technology start-ups

Academics and researchers at the University who may be interested in working alongside early-stage technology enterprises can do so as part of this year’s Sport Tech Hub.

26 February 2019

Loughborough University London academic wins prestigious AHRC Leadership Fellowship

Dr Amalia Sabiescu, a Lecturer in Media and Creative Industries at Loughborough University London, has won a UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Fellowship, offered through the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Leadership Fellows ECR Scheme.

25 February 2019

Institute of Advanced Studies welcomes world-renowned sports psychologist

This week, Professor Paul Wylleman is visiting the University through the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) ‘Motion’ theme.

25 February 2019

PR team looking for academics to share environment-related research

The University’s PR team is set to launch a new media campaign next month on the theme of ‘Environment’.

25 February 2019

Women of the #LboroFamily - sign up to support International Women's Day 2019

The University is looking for Loughborough staff, students, alumni and campus partners who self-identify as women to feature in our International Women’s Day 2019 activities.

22 February 2019

Candy Kittens guest lecture hits a sweet spot

Alumnus Edward Williams and Made in Chelsea star, Jamie Laing, visited the Loughborough campus to share an insight into their business, Candy Kittens.

22 February 2019

Loughborough University appoints new Head of Para Sport

Loughborough University has appointed Nik Diaper as its new Head of Para Sport, the first role of its kind within higher education.

21 February 2019

Academic recognised for over 30 years of service for the Duke of Edinburgh award

An academic from the University has received an award at St James Palace which has recognised her work with the Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE).

21 February 2019

Work underway on new building at Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park

A ground-breaking ceremony has taken place to officially start work on a new HQ for a leading software company which will generate £1.6m per year for front-line County Council services.

21 February 2019

Loughborough University London hosts entrepreneurial event for students from London universities

A group of students took part in an event hosted by Loughborough University London alongside students from five other London-based universities earlier this month.

21 February 2019

Opportunities to secure placements, internships, graduate roles and many more at this year’s Spring Careers Fair

The upcoming Spring Careers Fair will be showcasing over 90 employers from across the world who will be promoting their employment opportunities to students – including graduate and placement roles, as well as vacation and volunteering schemes.

20 February 2019

Joseph Joseph founder opens Loughborough Enterprise Network in London

Alumnus Richard Joseph launched the new Loughborough University Enterprise Network (LEN) at the London campus last Tuesday (12 February).

20 February 2019

Staff, students and members of the community invited to attend and be inspired by University’s annual STEM Day

Loughborough University will be once again holding its ever popular STEM Community Day – an event full of fun and inspiring activities linked to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

20 February 2019

Research project hosts workshop dedicated to retiring member of staff at Loughborough’s School of Business and Economics

A research workshop dedicated to a retiring member of staff was recently held at Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics (SBE) in partnership with the Centre for Global Finance at SOAS (University of London).

20 February 2019

Doctoral College’s latest equality and diversity research showcase event inspires attendees

Black, Asian, Minority and Ethnicity (BAME) Research at Loughborough was hosted by the University’s Doctoral College last month and was described by attendees as ‘an eye-opening and inspiring’ event.

20 February 2019

Removal of Google services – upcoming workshops

Google services for staff (except Google Scholar) will be removed from operation in June 2019.

19 February 2019

Artists to collaborate with the University’s Materials Department later this month

Three artists will complete residencies at the University later this month as part of a new project by Radar and the Department of Materials.

19 February 2019

Employee Assistance Programme Focus: Learning to be more mindful

We can often find ourselves juggling multiple things in order to accomplish tasks.

18 February 2019

Ethics and Environmental Fortnight gets underway today

Over the next two weeks (18 February – 3 March), the Student Unions’ Ethics and Environmental Committee will be hosting a range of activities for students and staff to get involved in.

18 February 2019

Institute of Advanced Studies welcomes internationally-leading researcher in environmental medicine through its Motion theme

This week, Dr Robert Kenefick will be visiting the University as part of the Institute of Advanced Studies’ Motion theme.

15 February 2019

LU Arts presents portrait exhibition featuring the University’s LGBT+ community

An exhibition showcasing the University’s LGBT+ community is now available to view on campus.

15 February 2019

It’s Better OFF results celebrated with soup kitchen donation

The University is pleased to announce that as a result of the It’s Better OFF campaign over the Christmas break that together we achieved a 5.5% reduction in energy usage compared with the previous year.

15 February 2019

Founders of Candy Kittens to visit University as part of Personal Best: My Story series

Alumnus Ed Williams and Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing will be visiting the University later this month to discuss their journey to creating their confectionary business, Candy Kittens.

15 February 2019

Institute of Advanced Studies announces new International House with opening event

The University’s Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) will open its new location on campus, International House, on Tuesday 5 March.

14 February 2019

European-wide study has investigated the main causes of motorbike and bicycle accidents

A FOUR YEAR investigation into hundreds of accidents across Europe has gathered in-depth crash data to determine the biggest factors involved in motorbike and bicycle accidents.

14 February 2019

Global sports accelerator programme welcomes applications from sports tech start-ups

Applications are now open for the SPIN Accelerator: a 12-week programme of workshops, mentoring and introductions specifically to support sport technology companies to develop and grow.

14 February 2019

Loughborough-linked women cricketers get international call up

Cricket’s England Women have named their squads for the upcoming tours of India and Sri Lanka, which feature 12 Loughborough University-linked players.

13 February 2019

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?

13 February 2019

Are you aware of the hidden dangers of laser pointers?

The University’s Health and Safety Team are appealing to staff and students across campus to be extremely cautious when using laser pointers.

12 February 2019

New book revisits momentous 2017 General Election as the UK contemplates returning to the polls

A new book on political communication in Britain aims to provide a unique insight into the most recent General Election – a campaign that was about many things in addition to Brexit – as the UK again contemplates returning to the polls.

12 February 2019

Anglo-Asian student exhibition to raise funds for local charity

Opening to the public later this month, Tension is a postcard exhibition featuring work by students on each pathway of Loughborough University’s Art and Design Foundation Studies course – 3D Design, Fashion and Textiles, Fine Art and Visual Communication – and a visiting group of Curatorship and Fine Art students from Joshibi University of Art and Design in Tokyo. The students will work together to curate the exhibition.

12 February 2019

Director of UK Energy Research Centre to visit University’s Institute of Advanced Studies

The Institute of Advanced Studies is set to host Professor Jim Watson from 14-15 February as part of its Nation theme.

11 February 2019

Consent Week is underway at Loughborough Students’ Union

Several activities and events will be taking place at Loughborough Students’ Union this week (11-15 Feb) as part of Consent Week.

11 February 2019

Students: want to do your bit to give back?

This week (11-19 February) is National Student Volunteering Week.

8 February 2019

Weddell Sea Expedition: Science programme complete

At the start of January 2019, Dr Jeff Evans, a Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography in the School of Social Sciences, boarded the 134m-long S. A. Agulhas II – one of the largest and most modern research ships anywhere in the world.

7 February 2019

Loughborough University experts to partner with four Centres for Doctoral Training

Loughborough University has been confirmed as a partner for four Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) which were announced earlier this week.

7 February 2019

Hear about the career journeys of inspiring LGBT+ professionals and advocates at special panel event

As part of LGBT+ History month at the University, the Careers Network and the LGBT+ Association will be hosting a panel event next week discussing what it is like to be LGBT+ in the workplace.

7 February 2019

PhD students and academics encouraged to apply for £25,000 publication competition

Profile Books and Aitken Alexander have partnered together to launch the Profile Aitken Alexander Non-Fiction Prize for the best debut trade non-fiction proposal from an academic.

7 February 2019

Storm Force on the road

The Storm Force team will be showcasing their online game at the Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity later this month.

7 February 2019

Michael Ridley

We are sad to inform you that Michael Ridley, a PhD student within the School of Art, English and Drama, has died.

6 February 2019

Three-quarters of lone parent families, and rising, are living below the Minimum Income Standard

A decade after the economic downturn, two million more people than in 2008 are on incomes too low to secure a living standard considered an acceptable minimum by the British public, according to new research from Loughborough University’s Centre for Research in Social Policy (CRSP).

6 February 2019

Students: be money-savvy this semester

To recognise National Student Money Week (4-11 February), the University’s Student Advice and Support Service (SASS) have provided a number of tips below to help you save money and look after your finances:

5 February 2019

Mindfulness workshops available for students this semester

The Specialist Study Support Service will be providing a programme of five, 50-minute mindfulness sessions to help strengthen your attention, manage your emotions and help you to achieve your goals.

5 February 2019

Students praised for “bringing fresh insight” to Wing Yip as part of unique collaborative module

Students from the Loughborough University School of Business and Economics (SBE) have been praised by the Managing Director of Wing Yip for their hard work on a unique module that saw them analyse real-life business strategies.

5 February 2019

Design School researchers provide expert advice for project which looks to improve the experience of using rail services for people with disabilities

A £1.4 million TOC Ability research and development project released its final report last week, which shows how digital technology can be harnessed to enhance the accessibility and inclusivity of rail services for customers with disabilities.

4 February 2019

LU Arts produce art map and guide for Loughborough University London students to showcase the creative offer around the campus

A visual art map and guide has been created for students at Loughborough University who wish to learn more about the creative landmarks, buildings and galleries based around the London campus.

4 February 2019

The National Student Survey is now open

The National Student Survey (NSS) – an annual, independent and anonymous survey, which offers final year undergraduates the chance to give feedback on their time at Loughborough – is now open.

1 February 2019

Host of Loughborough linked women’s rugby players compete at international tournaments

A host of Loughborough University linked women’s rugby players have been selected to represent England and Scotland at international tournaments.

1 February 2019

Aspiring entrepreneurs invited to event to discuss world-changing ideas

Are you interested in becoming an entrepreneur? Do you want to make a difference that will transform our society?

1 February 2019

Get ready for the National Student Survey

The National Student Survey (NSS) launches at Loughborough next week, on Monday 4 February. The NSS is an annual, independent and anonymous survey, which offers final year undergraduates the chance to give feedback on their time at Loughborough.

1 February 2019

Enterprise Awards 2019 - entries now open

Entries are now open for the 2019 Enterprise Awards. Schools are invited to nominate their best examples of multifaceted partnerships and projects with either commercial potential or evidence of far-reaching societal and/or economic benefits.

1 February 2019

Loughborough University and LSU celebrate LGBT+ History Month

February is LGBT+ History Month and the University and Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) will be putting on a variety of events which all are welcome to attend.

31 January 2019

Loughborough University alumni help launch #LondonVenture Crawl 2019

Two of the University’s entrepreneurial alumni helped launch this year’s London #VentureCrawl last night (Wednesday January 30), which will see Loughborough join 12 other universities on a day of urban entrepreneurship exploration.

31 January 2019

Professor Alice Roberts announced as keynote speaker at university technicians’ summit

Anthropologist, author and TV presenter Professor Alice Roberts has been announced as the first keynote speaker for the Higher Education Technicians Summit (HETS) 2019. HETS is sponsored by Midlands Innovation, a partnership of eight universities including Loughborough.

31 January 2019

Networking session for academics interested in food systems in developing countries

Do your research interests align with food systems in developing countries? Are you interested in developing research partnerships focused on the intersection of culture, history, and society, with all stages of the food systems chain - from production through to consumption and policy - in lower and middle-income countries (LMICs)?

30 January 2019

Develop the skills and knowledge needed to bag your dream creative industry job with the Careers Network!

From Monday 4 – Friday 15 February, the Careers Network will be hosting a variety of exciting events for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the creative industries.

30 January 2019

Changes to the PDR ratings for 2018/2019

As a result of feedback from staff and wider consultation, there has been a change to the ratings for the PDR system for 2018/2019.

29 January 2019

Staff and students: please share your stories and help highlight the importance of breast and testicular self-examinations

Loughborough University and Loughborough Students’ Union will once again be hosting a 12-hour charity action day that aims to raise awareness of important issues and equip staff, students and members of the community with vital – and potentially life-saving – skills.

29 January 2019

New book aims to raise awareness of the issues experienced by young carers

Ahead of Young Carers Day on Thursday, here's a new illustrated book by a Loughborough academic which tells the story of a girl who cares for her disabled mum.

29 January 2019

REMINDER: Help us make change happen with the mini Staff Survey

The mini Staff Survey is still live and staff are encouraged to take part before it closes on Friday.

28 January 2019

Students from the Loughborough Tennis Programme reflect on their recent trip to the Australian Open

Students from the University’s Performance Tennis Programme were recently given the opportunity to fly out on an all expenses paid trip to the Australian Open.

25 January 2019

Employee Assistance Programme focus: Eating healthier and having a balanced diet

Currently, Britain is the most obese nation in Western Europe with 63% of UK adults being classified as overweight, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

25 January 2019

Investing in You

The University always values students’ feedback on your University experience.

25 January 2019

LU Arts’ Radar offers week of artist-led workshops for students

LU Arts will be offering free workshops for students next week as part of Co-Lab – a brand new week of creative events organised by Radar that has a focus on interdisciplinary collaborations.

24 January 2019

Students: Gain insight into top sporting organisations at next week’s TalkSport Conference

Don’t miss out on an incredible opportunity to meet with employers from a range of national and international organisations at the 2019 TalkSport Conference.

24 January 2019

Support Loughborough Lightning and Cancer Research UK at special netball event next week

On Saturday 2 February, Loughborough Lightning will be turning their match against Strathclyde Sirens pink in aid of Cancer Research UK.

23 January 2019

Solo exhibition for renowned Loughborough University sculptor

A unique exhibition of studio sculptures and wall-based artworks by renowned Loughborough University sculptor John Atkin opens next weekend in London.

23 January 2019

Disaster risk reduction expert to visit Loughborough University as part of Institute of Advanced Studies’ Nation Theme

Associate Professor JC Gaillard will be visiting the Institute of Advanced Studies next week through its ‘Nation’ Theme.

22 January 2019

Weddell Sea Expedition: ice runways, coring, penguins and more…

At the start of January 2019, Dr Jeff Evans, a Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography in the School of Social Sciences, boarded the 134m-long S. A. Agulhas II – one of the largest and most modern research ships anywhere in the world.

22 January 2019

Leading geopolitical expert who established polar regions parliamentary group to join Loughborough University

Dr Duncan Depledge, a leading authority on political geography, international relations, and security studies, will be joining Loughborough University in February.

22 January 2019

Last few days to apply for the Inside Out Fund

If you are a University staff member that is involved with organisations or groups within Charnwood, there's still time to apply to the Inside Out Fund.

21 January 2019

REMINDER: Support available during the exam period

Don't forget, the University has a range of support services available for students throughout the exam period.

21 January 2019

Professor Malcolm Heggie

Malcolm Heggie, Professor of Chemistry at Loughborough, sadly passed away on 17th January 2019.

21 January 2019

Life Fellowship awarded to Professor Jim Saker by the Institute of the Motor Industry

Professor Jim Saker has been made a Life Fellow of the Institute of the Motor Industry for his contribution to motor industry education.

21 January 2019

Tickets available from 10am for Q&A with Maisie Williams

Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) and the Careers Network are pleased to welcome Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) to Loughborough University on Thursday 31 January.

18 January 2019

Use Blue Monday to change your life and set goals, says willpower expert

Mondays suck let’s be honest, but the start of next week is going to rouse even more groans as it’s officially the ‘most depressing day of the year’.

18 January 2019

New placement programme allows Midlands university technicians to exchange skills and share best practice

Midlands Innovation, a partnership of eight universities including Loughborough, has introduced a Technical Skills Placement Programme to support technical staff working across institutions in the region.

18 January 2019

Mini staff survey now live – help us make change happen

The first mini Staff Survey for 2019 is live and staff are encouraged to take part.

18 January 2019

Loughborough academic to chair mental health and wellbeing event in Brussels

Dr Fehmidah Munir, Reader in Health Psychology at Loughborough University, will chair ‘Enhancing Mental Health and Well-being: Promoting Mental Well-being and Preventing Mental Ill Health at the Workplace’ in Brussels on 23 January 2019.

18 January 2019

Cost of living almost doubles for young adults who fly the nest: New research examines the minimum income requirements of 20-somethings living at home

A growing number of families in which adults aged 20 to 30 live with their parents are having to negotiate new ways of pooling their resources, according to pioneering research investigating how these families live and the costs that they face.

16 January 2019

Geometry and art comes together through University exhibition

An exhibition at the University focusing on geometry is now on display, which features the original works of two artists.

16 January 2019

Reminder: 10 days left for staff to apply for the Inside Out Fund

There's still time for staff members to apply for the University's Inside Out Fund.

16 January 2019

Last week to apply for warden positions

The University is delighted to be advertising three warden posts for various halls of residence at Loughborough.

15 January 2019

Coach and Volunteer Academy shortlisted for award

The University’s Coach and Volunteer Academy (CVA) has been shortlisted for an award by Sport and Recreation Alliance.

15 January 2019

Mathematician awarded £203k funding for research that looks to expand our knowledge of complex geometric shapes

A Loughborough University academic has been awarded funding to conduct research in an area of Mathematics that studies complicated and beautiful geometric shapes using algebraic tools.

15 January 2019

How to change your University staff password

Your username and password are the key defence to prevent cyber criminals changing your banking details, obtaining financial information, downloading sensitive research data and accessing the large amount of personal data held by the University.

14 January 2019

Institute of Advanced Studies welcomes internationally leading Professor of Structural Engineering through its Motion theme

This week, Professor Eleni Chatzi will be visiting the University through the Institute of Advanced Studies ‘Motion’ theme.

13 January 2019

Notice of works: power outage in S Building (19 January and 2 February)

As part of the S Building refurbishments, there will be a total power outage in the building on Saturday 19 January and Saturday 2 February.

11 January 2019

Support for your exam preparations

With exams approaching for many of you, here’s a reminder of the services and support available to you.

11 January 2019

Continue to enjoy the start of the week as LU Arts’ ‘Happy Mondays’ series returns for Semester 2

LU Arts and Loughborough Students’ Union have teamed up once again to provide students with a range of exciting and creative taster events for the spring term.

11 January 2019

First home match of the season for Loughborough Lightning Netball

The first home match of the season for Loughborough Lightning Netball takes place on tomorrow (Saturday 12 January), when the team welcomes Severn Stars to the University.

11 January 2019

Expert comment: The questions we need to be asking ourselves about ethical gift giving in 2019

It’s a new year, and many of us use this as an opportunity to make changes in our life and set goals to better ourselves.

11 January 2019

Celebrating our best year yet

The University’s Annual Review for 2018 is now available to view online. The celebratory video shares highlights from what was an incredible year for the University.

10 January 2019

Semester 1 exams: Updated timetables including seat numbers

The exam timetable has now been updated to include venue details and seat number(s). This is available to view on LEARN.

10 January 2019

Excessive body fat around the middle linked to smaller brain size

Carrying extra body fat around the middle could be linked to brain shrinkage, according to new a study by Loughborough University.

9 January 2019

Loneliness at university… everything you need to know

University counsellor Diddy Elliott has put together a comprehensive guide to loneliness as part of the Christmas and New Year health and wellbeing campaign.

9 January 2019

Unsafe HGVs to be removed from London’s roads thanks to Loughborough University research into dangerous designs

The most unsafe HGVs will be removed from London's roads as part of a world-first scheme that was defined and tested by Loughborough University researchers.

9 January 2019

Doctoral College to host upcoming event showcasing BAME research at Loughborough

An event showcasing Black, Asian and Minority Ethnicity (BAME) research at the University is to take place next week.

8 January 2019

Loughborough academics to host Third Macauley lecture this week

Two lecturers from Loughborough University have organised the Third Macaulay lecture which takes place later this week.

8 January 2019

Historian to follow in the footsteps of distinguished academics and deliver 2019 Miller Memorial Lecture

A Loughborough University historian of post-war European politics has been invited to give the 2019 Miller Memorial Lecturer at the University of London School of Advanced Studies (Institute of Modern Languages Research).

7 January 2019

Participants wanted for wedge-shoe study

Are you aged between 25-60 and a UK 5 shoe size? If so, Progressive Sports are looking for female participants to take part in a study that involves wearing wedged footwear.

7 January 2019

Veronica Hammond-Young

We are sad to inform colleagues that Veronica Hammond-Young, who worked in the Admissions Office and latterly the Marketing and Advancement team, has died.

7 January 2019

Applications open for the Inside Out Fund

Staff members can now apply for the University's Inside Out Fund.

4 January 2019

Pro Vice-Chancellor of Research recognised for charity work with commendation

Loughborough University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor of Research has been commended on his efforts to support a charity dedicated to saving the lives of people with blood cancer who need a stem cell or bone marrow transplant.

4 January 2019

New Director of Estates and Facilities Management appointed

Graham Howard has been appointed as the University's new Director of Estates and Facilities Management.

4 January 2019

Doctoral College’s Research Conference continues to be a success in its tenth year

The popular, multi-disciplinary and celebratory Research Conference (#LboroResConf18) took place in November and provided all Doctoral Researchers and Research Staff with an excellent opportunity to network with one another whilst learning more about the vast range of research conducted across the University.

3 January 2019

New Year’s Honours for remarkable Loughborough alumni

Seven Loughborough University alumni have been recognised for their outstanding achievements and service in the 2019 Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.

3 January 2019

Students attend alumni-led visit at top London digital marketing agency

A group of Loughborough students recently visited the head offices of a top marketing agency in London to learn more about careers in digital marketing.

21 December 2018

Student’s drawing is used for this year’s University Christmas card

The University’s annual Christmas card sent to alumni, friends and supporters of the University features a drawing from a Loughborough student this year.

20 December 2018

Annual Christmas food drive sees students donate more than 12,000 items to local charities

Students from Loughborough University have donated thousands of items to local charities as part of an annual Christmas food drive.

20 December 2018

‘Tis the season to be fussy… how to encourage your children to eat their sprouts

Evolutionary biology gives children a wonderful gift at Christmas… a proven scientific excuse for disliking sprouts.

20 December 2018

Halls host week of exciting art activities for students

From 26-30 November, LU Arts worked in partnership with students to host the first ever Hall Arts Takeover.

19 December 2018

It’s better off this Christmas

Last year, the University consumed over £114,000 worth of electricity in the 13 days it was closed over the Christmas holidays. This year, we are aiming to reduce this consumption by 5%, which will make a saving of £5,700.

19 December 2018

Loughborough netball stars cap off 2018 with Sports Personality success

Three Loughborough alumnae were part of the England Netball Team which took two awards at Sunday’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year (SPOTY).

19 December 2018

Loneliness in the digital age: How storytelling could be key this Christmas

Our online social lives have the power to bring us closer together but also to push us further apart, writes Professor Mike Wilson.

18 December 2018

Invitation to attend Change Academy 2019

The annual Change Academy gives Loughborough staff the opportunity to share knowledge about managing change, gain and develop skills, and receive support in reviewing the processes in which they are involved.

18 December 2018

Is the traditional Christmas pudding on its way out?

One of the UK’s best-loved and longest-serving Christmas dinner delights is being replaced by a plethora of alternatives, according to analysis from Loughborough economist Dr Jon Seaton.

18 December 2018

Dedicated individuals awarded Loughborough University medals at winter graduation ceremonies

Two members of the Loughborough family had their hard work and dedication to the University acknowledged during yesterday’s graduation ceremonies.

18 December 2018

Olympic hockey gold medallists and dedicated students celebrated at winter graduation ceremonies

Loughborough University celebrated the achievements of hundreds of students at its winter graduation ceremonies yesterday and awarded honorary degrees to four Olympic hockey gold medallists that have done wonders for the sport.

18 December 2018

Print maintenance complete

The planned maintenance to the University print service has successfully completed and full service has been restored.

17 December 2018

REMINDER: Print maintenance - 17 December

The University Print service will be unavailable from 7pm tonight as part of a major upgrade. The service is expected to be restored tomorrow morning.

17 December 2018

Students set record for largest number of toys donated in one go to Toys on the Table

Students from Loughborough University have set a record for the largest number of toys donated in one go to Toys on the Table – a charity that ensures Leicestershire children, who would otherwise receive nothing, have presents to open on Christmas Day.

17 December 2018

Historic Olympic Torch donated to University Archives

An Olympic Torch used as a reserve at the 1948 Games in Wembley has been donated to the University.

14 December 2018

Academic to embark on scientific expedition that will study giant ice shelf and attempt to locate Shackleton’s lost ship

A Loughborough University academic is embarking on a 45-day scientific expedition that hopes to increase understanding of one of the largest ice shelves in Antarctica and locate Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated ship.

14 December 2018

Academic wins prestigious physics award

An academic from Loughborough University has been recognised with an award.

14 December 2018

Alumnus launches competition for female football writers

Alumnus Seth Burkett has joined up with a sports publishing company to promote women in football writing and publishing.

13 December 2018

Loughborough claims top education award in China

Loughborough University’s ongoing popularity in China with students and their families has been recognised with an award from Tencent, the Chinese tech giant.

13 December 2018

Help academics with fundraising campaign to provide clean water to rural communities

A group of academics from the Department of Geography and Environment are fundraising to provide clean water to rural communities situated in Nakuru County, Kenya, and they need your help!

13 December 2018

Leading surgeon and inspiring students honoured at Loughborough University London graduation ceremonies

Loughborough University London celebrated its third graduation day yesterday (Wednesday 12 December), honouring the achievements of the class of 2018 and one of the country’s top surgeons.

12 December 2018

Online incident reporting system updated

The University’s online incident reporting system which launched last December has been reviewed and updated.

12 December 2018

Academics part of £11.2m project assessing the effectiveness of personalised breast cancer screening

Loughborough University academics are to conduct research as part of a large-scale international project investigating whether personalised breast cancer screening is a better screening option for women aged 40 to 70.

12 December 2018

PhD student wins international science slam competition

A PhD student from Loughborough University was recently announced the overall winner of an international competition which took place in Germany.

12 December 2018

University celebrates record numbers of Development Trust Scholarships

The University is pleased to provide Development Trust Scholarships for students at Loughborough, which are often funded by alumni and friends of Loughborough.

12 December 2018

Loughborough academics discuss festive poetry in podcast

A group of academics from the School of Arts, English and Drama have recorded a special Christmas episode for the School of Poetry podcast.

11 December 2018

Simple tips to curb overindulgence can help stop pounds piling on at Christmas

A study by Loughborough University and the University of Birmingham has shown that regular weighing at home and simple tips to curb excess eating and drinking can prevent people from piling on the pounds at Christmas.

11 December 2018

Hot working conditions greatly increase serious illness and decrease productivity

One in three individuals working in hot conditions experience hyperthermia or more serious symptoms of heat illness, such as acute kidney injury, nausea or fainting, a new study published in the Lancet Planetary Health has revealed.

11 December 2018

Academics – how can we help you to save time?

The nature of academic roles can be complex. Some tasks can feel as though they are not the best use of time, or are undertaken in an inefficient and time-consuming way, which can be frustrating and cause additional pressure within teams.

11 December 2018

Undergraduate students recognised for academic excellence at celebratory event

Over 20 students were invited to an event at the University to celebrate their academic achievements.

11 December 2018

Loughborough University publishes vision to support UK Industrial Strategy and nurture nationwide economic growth

Loughborough University has today (11 December) launched the Loughborough Area of Innovation – an ambitious vision for University-led growth aligned to the Government’s Industrial Strategy.

10 December 2018

Virtual reality, model-making and more…school children enjoy campus visit and develop designs for new learning space

Thirty primary school pupils visited the university last month as they are working with Loughborough Architecture students to design an outdoor classroom.

10 December 2018

Places available for next semester’s Creative Writing classes

Bookings are now open for the next series of Creative Writing classes.

10 December 2018

Doctoral College to host upcoming event showcasing BAME research at Loughborough

An event showcasing Black, Asian and Minority Ethnicity (BAME) research at Loughborough University is to take place next month.

10 December 2018

Institute of Advanced Studies announces Themes for 2019/20

Loughborough University’s Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) is delighted to announce that its Themes for the 2019/20 academic year are ‘Sound’ and ‘Water’.

7 December 2018

Loughborough University provides £18,000 in funding to secure construction of local community centre

Loughborough University is pleased to announce it has provided funding for the Grange Park Centre which now means building work can commence.

7 December 2018

Recipe: Create your own mince pie the 17th century way… with meat (VIDEO)

Loughborough literary historian Dr Sara Read, and colleague Dr Jennifer Evans, have unearthed a 350-year-old recipe for a true festive favourite – the mince pie. The duo cooked up the seasonal dish, with a slight difference, in the historically appropriate surroundings of Donington le Heath Manor House, in Leicestershire. Here is how they did it…

7 December 2018

Life Science Sector Deal highlights Midlands’ strengths in health innovation

The Government’s new Life Sciences Sector Deal, published on Wednesday 5th December, highlights the significant role that the Midlands plays in the UK’s Life Sciences sector.

7 December 2018

Sustainability Team to host lecture on the ethics of gift giving

The University’s Sustainability Team are pleased to announce they will be hosting a public lecture in the build up to the festive period about the ethics behind the exchanging of presents.

7 December 2018

Loughborough University wins award for supporting bees

Loughborough University has been recognised for its efforts to care for bees by being awarded the ‘Bees Needs’ award from Green Flag.

6 December 2018

The Living Wage is one of the UK’s most important academic breakthroughs, according to a new campaign

Loughborough work to establish the UK Living Wage – based on the minimum income needed to support a basic lifestyle – has been named as one of the country’s most important academic accomplishments.

6 December 2018

Loughborough Design School hosts UX focused International Design Jam

Design School students from the Postgraduate User Experience Design MA programme joined undergraduate design students to take part in a one-day Design Jam as part of an ongoing collaboration with Business Lab MBA students from Hong Kong University, Asia’s number one MBA programme.

6 December 2018

Talented playwrights wanted for student production company

Beacon Productions - set up by current student Corinne Bills and alumnus Ben Welham – are looking for talented playwrights who are keen to see their plays debuted at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe.

6 December 2018

Loughborough academic’s work on display at Felix and Spear exhibition

A Loughborough academic who specialises in sculptures is currently showcasing his work at an exhibition in London.

6 December 2018

Let’s tackle fashion waste and be more clothing conscious this Christmas

It’s less than 20 days until Christmas and that can only mean one thing: it’s time to panic buy because once again gift shopping has been left until the last minute.

5 December 2018

Removal of Google services

Google services for staff (except Google Scholar) will be removed from operation in June 2019.

5 December 2018

Student’s Christmas cards are raising money for a good cause

Final-year Graphic Communication and Illustration student Millie Middlebrook has used the skills developed during her course to create a set of cards which she hopes will raise money for the housing and homelessness charity, Shelter.

5 December 2018

University’s Creative Community Day inspires and entertains budding artists of all ages

Loughborough’s Creative Community Day was attended and loved by people of all ages from the local community. Organised by the Schools and College Liaison (SCL) Team, the event had over 350 people in attendance, making it one of the busiest years yet.

5 December 2018

Free Times subscription for all Loughborough staff and students

The Times and Sunday Times is offering all staff and students a complimentary subscription to the newspaper’s digital content.

4 December 2018

Attention researchers: two weeks left to submit entries for the EPSRC scientific photo competition

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has launched its science photo competition for the sixth year, and there are just two weeks left to submit your entry.

4 December 2018

Why talking about memories with older family, friends and neighbours this holiday season could be essential for their wellbeing

This December, more than one million elderly people will experience loneliness and isolation according to figures by Age UK. As part of our Christmas campaign aimed at raising awareness of seasonal loneliness, Loughborough academic Dr Catherine Armstrong has suggested one solution from the tiny island of Hawaii that could make a big difference to someone.

4 December 2018

Design School launches student competition in partnership with Ford Motor Company Fund

Loughborough University’s Design School have launched a brand-new competition to students as part of an ongoing partnership with the Ford Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company.

4 December 2018

Loughborough University launches 2018 festive campaign to raise awareness of loneliness at Christmas

Loughborough University is launching its seasonal health and wellbeing campaign aimed at boosting your happiness during the following festive weeks.

4 December 2018

Last week to submit your application for The Studio

The University’s business venture initiative for graduates, The Studio, is still accepting applications for new members to join in January 2019.

4 December 2018

Print Service maintenance

On 17 December, the University Print service will be unavailable from 7pm as part of a major upgrade. The service is expected to be restored on the morning of 18 December.

3 December 2018

Transport discounts available for staff members

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

3 December 2018

Support Save the Children by wearing your favourite festive jumper

This year’s National Christmas Jumper Day will take place on Friday 14 December.

3 December 2018

Students: dust off your aprons and get ready for the Halls Bake Off competition!

Tomorrow (4 December), 2013’s Great British Bake Off winner and Loughborough alumna Frances Quinn will be visiting the University to launch an exciting new competition.

3 December 2018

Students launch festive campaign to ensure all children have presents to open this Christmas

Students from Loughborough University have launched a toy appeal to ensure Leicestershire children, who would otherwise receive nothing, have presents to open on Christmas Day.

30 November 2018

University choir to bring festive spirit to Loughborough with Christmas performance

The University’s choir will be performing their annual Christmas-themed concert next week.

30 November 2018

Reporting phishing and scam emails

IT Services are currently receiving numerous reports of phishing and scam email attempts.

29 November 2018

Fulbright Scholar to present lecture as part of IAS lecture series

On Tuesday 4 December, Loughborough’s Institute of Advanced Studies will be hosting a free lecture event with Dr Enid Montague (De Paul) titled ‘Engineering the patient-provider experience’.

29 November 2018

Artificial intelligence at Loughborough University

The Research Office is very interested in getting a better understanding of the artificial intelligence (AI) expertise that there is at Loughborough to support readiness to respond to funding opportunities as they are announced.

29 November 2018

Supporting students with disabilities and long-term health conditions

As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to continually enhance the Loughborough experience for every student, a cross-University project team has been looking at the way in which we support students with disabilities and long-term health conditions.

28 November 2018

Opportunity to present your ideas to the BBC

Whether you’re a photographer, filmmaker, illustrator, artist or even a meme maker, the BBC wants to hear from you if you love sport and have a great idea.

28 November 2018

Students invited to take part in mealtime research

Researchers at the University are keen to hear from current students about their experiences of mealtimes within their student accommodation as part of a research project.

28 November 2018

LU Arts to host events for budding poets and aspiring singer-songwriters next month

LU Arts will be hosting the renowned Speech Bubble and Acoustic Night events next month.

28 November 2018

Student Services want your feedback!

The Student Services Team from the University are looking to gather feedback from students ahead of their quadrennial review in January.

27 November 2018

Preparing Europe for a driverless future: Loughborough leads project to smooth the transition to fully autonomous transport

A £5.7m project will help European cities assess the future of driverless transport across the continent and plan in advance for the impact it will have on infrastructure and society.

27 November 2018

Personal safety in and around campus

With darker evenings now here, we thought it would be timely to remind you to be aware of your personal safety at all times as you walk around campus and the town.

27 November 2018

Student’s story educates healthcare assistants on the benefits of exercise for those living with severe mental illness

A fictional story created by a Loughborough University student is being used by St Andrew’s Healthcare to educate staff on the benefits of exercise for those with severe mental health problems.

27 November 2018

Help raise money for a great cause tonight at Loughborough Students’ Union

Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) will be hosting a ‘Loughborough’s Got Talent’ event tonight to raise money for Barts Cancer Institute.

27 November 2018

Research support webpages now available

The University’s website now includes a section about research support aimed at those who are engaged in research activities at Loughborough.

27 November 2018

Design School student announced winner of national User Experience award

A student based within Loughborough’s Design School has been announced the winner of Best Student Project at the 2018 User Experience UK Awards.

27 November 2018

Grime Scene Investigation results revealed

For the first time, a major Grime Scene Investigation where recycling and waste from all 16 student halls were audited took place on campus earlier this month.

27 November 2018

Loughborough becomes the first UK university to showcase external student reviews

Loughborough has become the first university in the UK to feature authentic student reviews on its website.

26 November 2018

Reminder: IT maintenance – Tuesday 27 November

IT Services will be carrying out some essential maintenance work tomorrow morning which will be affecting email.

26 November 2018

Santander Universities UK and Loughborough University celebrate 10-year partnership

Loughborough University celebrated the tenth anniversary of its partnership with Santander Universities UK at an event which took place last week.

23 November 2018

Loughborough and Colombian researchers to work together for sustainable peace

A Loughborough University academic is to work with researchers in Colombia on a project that aims to address issues facing the country’s transition from conflict to peace.

23 November 2018

Loughborough partners with Shanghai university as part of £250,000 heritage grant

Loughborough University’s School of Arts, English and Drama has been awarded a grant of £250,000 as part of a research partnership with Tongji University in Shanghai.

23 November 2018

Alumnus shares advice on being more sustainable at public lecture

Last week, an alumnus of Loughborough University and the managing director and founder of Ashortwalk, Dan Dicker, shared his journey about designing products from waste.

23 November 2018

Nominations open for 2019 Papin Prizes

Nominations are now open for the third year of Papin Prizes, an award programme which recognises the skills, talent and experience of technicians in higher education and research across the UK.

21 November 2018

Loughborough maintains environmental accreditation

The University is proud to announce it has been re-accredited the Environmental Management System ISO 14001.

21 November 2018

Semester 1 exam timetable now available

The timetable for Semester 1 Examinations is now available on LEARN. It is important that you consult this and ensure that you are in attendance for your exams. Venues and seat numbers will be published in January 2019.

21 November 2018

Students beat global competition and secure place on renowned accelerator programme with tech start-up

Loughborough students have beaten off competition from around the globe to take part in an acclaimed development programme with their tech idea that creates a new way to discover restaurants and find offers.

21 November 2018

Innovative Lego support project receives award from ADSHE

Two tutors from the University have recently been awarded a Practitioner Project Award by the Association of Dyslexia Specialists in Higher Education (ADSHE).

21 November 2018

UPDATE: Heating in Edward Herbert Building

The problem with the heating in the Edward Herbert Building has now been addressed.

20 November 2018

LU Arts offer scholarships to creative students to showcase the arts at Loughborough

This year, for the first time, LU Arts are pleased to present nine scholarships to creative students at the University.

20 November 2018

Celebrate International Day 2018 with LSU

Head over to the Students’ Union tomorrow (21 November) to celebrate International Day.

20 November 2018

PhD studentships now available at Loughborough University London

Loughborough University London is accepting applications on a number of studentships for 2019 entry, but hurry - the deadline to apply is Friday 23 November 2018.

20 November 2018

Practice your pitching and win prizes with LEN’s 'The Power of Three' competition

Loughborough Enterprise Network (LEN) is inviting students and graduates to pitch for their ‘The Power of Three’ competition.

19 November 2018

Loughborough University celebrates Women's Entrepreneurship Day

Today (Monday 19 November) is Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED). WED aims to empower, celebrate and support women in business across the world, and the University has spoken to a student, a staff member and an alumna about their entrepreneur journeys and what advice they have for other women who may be considering starting a business.

16 November 2018

Student product allows you to take the ‘purr-fect’ selfie with your feline friend

A student from Loughborough University’s Design School is now selling their trendy pet product to the masses after winning a competition last year.

16 November 2018

Local organisations supported through the University’s Community Donations Fund

Nine organisations based in-and-around Loughborough have been awarded funding to support worthwhile projects as part of the University’s Community Donations Open Fund.

16 November 2018

Academic appointed to prestigious professorship founded by Sir Peter Ustinov that looks to combat prejudice

A Loughborough University academic has been appointed to a respected international professorship that was established with the aim of combatting intolerance and prejudice.

16 November 2018

More Turkey and Toyota next Christmas?

This time next year, if Brexit goes ahead, either by March in May’s heavily criticised negotiated deal or sudden death hard Brexit, then the UK will be a very different place.

16 November 2018

Can’t exercise? A hot bath may help improve inflammation and metabolism, study suggests

A study led by a Loughborough University PhD student has found hot-water immersion improved inflammation and blood sugar levels in people who are unable to exercise.

15 November 2018

Black and Minority Ethnic Staff Network relaunches with celebratory event

Last year, the Black and Minority Ethnic Staff Network reformed and in April 2018, the Network celebrated the University’s commitment to supporting BAME staff by signing up to the Race Equality Charter.

14 November 2018

EU Settlement Scheme pilot

The University has now received further information from the UKVI regarding the application process for the EU Settlement Scheme pilot, and staff can now register to take part.

14 November 2018

Beware of scam emails circulating

IT Services have been made aware of an increase of scam emails which have been circulating these past weeks with the following subject lines: ‘Are you on Campus’, ‘Are you Available’ and similar. The scammers appear to have researched who to target with these emails and mimic who the email is sent from.

13 November 2018

From BOGOF offers to single-use packaging, expert panel discusses different food waste issues

Key policymakers, charities, business representatives and a Member of Parliament joined Loughborough academics on campus last month to discuss the main challenges of food waste.

13 November 2018

Free travel to Loughborough University London Open Evening

Students who are considering postgraduate study at the Loughborough London campus can travel to the Open Evening for free this Thursday (15 November).

13 November 2018

Baroness Shami Chakrabarti to deliver public lecture on gender equality at Loughborough University

Loughborough University will welcome Baroness Shami Chakrabarti on campus later this week as she is to lead an exciting public lecture on gender equality.

12 November 2018

Olympic legend Lord Sebastian Coe opens Loughborough’s pioneering Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel

Double Olympic champion Lord Sebastian Coe officially opened the new Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel at Loughborough University on Friday 9th November.

12 November 2018

Established academic publishes new textbook on business analytics

A Loughborough University academic and a leading practitioner have co-authored an innovative new textbook on business analytics.

12 November 2018

Changes to IT Services call management system

As of Tuesday 13 November, IT Services will be changing their call management system. This will mean a change to the automated responses you receive when emailing IT support teams, Agresso Support or Creative and Print Services.

12 November 2018

Lecturer invited to present at Abu Dhabi Art Fair

Dr Kathryn Brown, Lecturer in Art History and Visual Culture, will travel to the United Arab Emirates to deliver ‘Making History: Museums and Markets in a Globalized Art World’ as part of a series of talks organised to coincide with the annual Abu Dhabi Art Fair.

12 November 2018

University signs agreement that will bring master’s and PhD students from Kazakhstan to Loughborough

The University's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Allison, has signed an agreement that will enable high-performing students from Kazakhstan to study at Loughborough University.

9 November 2018

Police statement in response to Loughborough Fair safety concerns

Please see below the statement from Leicestershire Police regarding safety concerns being shared online about Loughborough Fair:

8 November 2018

Staff discount for Dell products

As part of IT Service’s new partnership with Dell - who supply laptops, monitors and a number of other devices to the University - staff members are also entitled to purchase equipment at a reduced price for home use on selected products.

8 November 2018

Social interaction expert launches new book about the science of conversation

An academic from Loughborough University will be launching her new book at an event in Nottingham later this month.

8 November 2018

World Health Organisation recognises academics’ research into transgender-inclusive sanitation

The World Health Organisation has recognised a collaborative study on transgender-inclusive sanitation that features research undertaken by Loughborough University academics.

8 November 2018

Students: Are you interested in working in Japan?

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme is a Japanese government initiative which aims to improve foreign language education in Japanese schools, as well as promote international exchange. The programme has placed over 10,000 UK graduates in positions throughout Japan since 1987.

7 November 2018

Ashortwalk from Loughborough: Dan Dicker to discuss his planet saving products in upcoming lecture

Loughborough alumni Dan Dicker, the Founder and Director of ashortwalk, will be leading a lecture next Tuesday (13 November).

7 November 2018

BAME Research at Loughborough

A new equality and diversity event showcasing the important Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) research conducted at Loughborough University is to take place early next year, it has been announced.

7 November 2018

Remembrance Day service

The annual University Remembrance Day service will be held this year on Friday (9 November) at 10:45 am in the Garden of Remembrance.

7 November 2018

National Stress Awareness Day

Today (7 November) is National Stress Awareness Day.

6 November 2018

London campus celebrates launch of exciting new mode of transport at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

From this week, staff and students at Loughborough University London are now to able to travel around on electric scooters created by Bird.

6 November 2018

Researchers are asking people to share their opinions on gender in law

Loughborough University academics are asking people to complete an opinion survey as part of a project exploring if gender is still relevant in modern law.

6 November 2018

Loughborough University London welcomes scholarship students from local area

Loughborough University London has welcomed nine talented scholarship students from areas of east London.

6 November 2018

Marketing and Advancement team win two industry awards

The University’s Marketing and Advancement team picked up two awards recently at the 2018 Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Midlands Pride Awards.

5 November 2018

Sustainability Team to highlight recycling dos and don'ts by conducting a Grime Scene Investigation 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.

5 November 2018

Loughborough graded ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted for teacher training

Loughborough University’s teacher training has been graded as ‘outstanding’ – the best possible category – by the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted).

2 November 2018

Scam email titled 'Are you on Campus...'

IT Services have been made aware of scam emails being received by staff with the subject 'Are you on campus’.

2 November 2018

Student’s designs for sale at major high street fashion retailer

A student from Loughborough University has had four of her designs used by major high street retailer New Look.

1 November 2018

National Stress Awareness Day: Combat stress with staff activities

This year, as part of National Stress Awareness Day (7 November), the University is putting on a number of activities for staff to help reduce stress and build resilience.

1 November 2018

IAS event to explore why sport matters to nation states and nations

The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) will host its first event under the theme of ‘Nation’ next week.

1 November 2018

Artist to showcase short film that focuses on Loughborough’s Carillon Tower and its conservation

An artist has captured different sounds and images of Loughborough’s most famous landmark as part of a project that explores how music makes place and place makes music.

31 October 2018

Students: Opportunity to hear from Loughborough’s Red Arrows alumni as part of Personal Best programme

An event will be held this Friday (2 November) where students can hear from two alumni who are part of the Red Arrows squad.

31 October 2018

Loughborough climbs to 5th place in 2019 Times Higher Education ‘Table of Tables’

Loughborough has risen to 5th place in the Times Higher Education (THE) ‘Table of Tables’ 2019, marking a tremendous year for the University.

31 October 2018

Careers Fair enjoyed by more than 6,000 students and hundreds of internationally-respected organisations

More than 6,000 students attended Loughborough University’s Autumn Graduate and Placement Fair and met with representatives from world-renowned organisations such as Samsung, Mercedes and British Airways.

31 October 2018

Expert comment: Bitcoin is "10-years-old and still immature"

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the paper which led to the creation of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. Professor Alistair Milne, Professor of Financial Economics, discusses the history of this form of electronic cash and shares his thoughts on its future.

31 October 2018

Academics to help develop building materials that generate power as part of £36m government-funded project

Three Loughborough University academics have received research funding as part of a £36m project that looks to accelerate market adoption of new solar-powered building design.

31 October 2018

Music tuition still available

Music tuition is still available for staff and students for a wide range of instruments.

30 October 2018

Students to work with community to design outdoor classroom for Leicestershire school

Students from Loughborough University are to bring their learning to life by designing an outdoor classroom for a Leicestershire school.

30 October 2018

University's Annual Research Conference to take place next month

Loughborough University’s Research Conference takes place on Tuesday 13 November this year, and is open for all Doctoral Researchers and Research Staff to attend.

30 October 2018

Last chance to apply for Loughborough University’s Community Donations Open Fund

The University’s Community Donations Open Fund is still open for applications, but be quick – the deadline is only a few days away!

30 October 2018

Engineering students reach second place in global competition

Five students from Loughborough University’s Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering have been awarded joint second place in an international aircraft design challenge.

26 October 2018

General Assembly

There will be a meeting of General Assembly on Wednesday 7 November at 4pm in the Jennings Council Chamber (Hazlerigg Building, 201.1.12).

26 October 2018

Academic to present insightful lecture on the use of spider silk in Toronto

An academic from the School of Arts, English and Drama will be presenting a lecture on spiders later this week in Toronto, Canada.

26 October 2018

Loughborough University celebrates support of society with annual dinner

Last week, Loughborough University’s Vice Chancellor Professor Robert Allison welcomed members of the Schofield Society for an annual dinner which took place in the Hazlerigg Building.

24 October 2018

Students donate thousands of items to local charities

Loughborough students have donated thousands of items to local charities in a bid to help those in need and to divert resources from landfill.

23 October 2018

A celebration of the life and service of Professor Memiş Acar

A service for our colleague Professor Memiş Acar, who passed away following a short illness in August, will be held at 1:15pm on Wednesday, November 14, at Loughborough University, in room T003, Wolfson Building.

19 October 2018

Reporting racism and hate incidents

Loughborough is a vibrant and diverse community, made up of students, staff, athletes, visitors and those who work for campus-based organisations. We want to make sure that everyone who studies, works or trains here is able to do so within a fair and supportive environment that provides equal opportunity and freedom from discrimination.

19 October 2018

Online game aims to save lives by educating children on how to identify storm surges

A Loughborough academic hopes the online game they have developed will help save lives by teaching children how to identify early warnings of coastal flooding.

19 October 2018

University team nominated for national student housing award

Loughborough University has been shortlisted for a national student accommodation award.

18 October 2018

University community celebrate opening of The Start-Up Lab

A brand new focal point at Loughborough University that aims to support entrepreneurial students to develop their businesses has officially opened.

18 October 2018

Professor Rachel Thomson wins two inspirational awards

Loughborough University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor for Teaching, Professor Rachel Thomson, recently received two awards at this year’s East Midlands Women’s Awards (EMWA).

18 October 2018

Students get ‘heart wise’ and arm themselves with life-saving skills

More than 400 students have learnt how to perform crucial first aid thanks to the efforts of a dedicated Hall Chair.

17 October 2018

Academic says being awarded Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair is "career highlight"

A leading Loughborough University academic has been awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair.

16 October 2018

Renowned national and international organisations join the Collaborative Project

Loughborough University London is to collaborate with more than 30 respected national and international organisations for a project that challenges students to solve real business problems.

16 October 2018

Vice Chancellor hails Volunteer Zambia programme after summer visit

Vice Chancellor, Professor Robert Allison, visited Zambia this summer to experience and contribute to the Volunteer Zambia programme, an endeavour Loughborough University has played a leading role in over the last ten years.

16 October 2018

Film celebrating female mathematicians from all over the globe to be showcased at popular London festival

A film created by a Loughborough University academic and her filmmaker sister that aims to shine a spotlight on female mathematicians is to be played at a popular London festival.

16 October 2018

Loughborough University invites everyone to celebrate Creative Community Day

Creative Community Day returns to campus on Saturday 27 October and those with a passion for writing, crafting and performing are invited to come along and showcase their artistic abilities!

15 October 2018

Dr Rebecca Higginson awarded Stokowiec Medal

Dr Rebecca Higginson from the Department of Materials was honoured this week by being awarded the Stokowiec Medal and prize by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3).

15 October 2018

Nick Cavaday and Louis Cayer to lead coaching team at Loughborough University National Tennis Academy

The Lawn Tennis Association and Loughborough University have today confirmed the appointments of Nick Cavaday (Head Coach) and Louis Cayer (Performance Advisor) to lead the delivery of the new Loughborough University National Tennis Academy programme.

15 October 2018

Loughborough University wins ‘Best UK University Accommodation’ award

Loughborough University has been named best in the country for student accommodation by a recent Student Crowd survey.

12 October 2018

Sustainability Team goes on campus roadshow

The Sustainability Team will be visiting students at halls of residence on campus next week (15-19 October) to share information and advice on how to be environmentally-friendly whilst at University.

12 October 2018

University is part of major initiative set to accelerate innovation in the Midlands

Loughborough is part of the UK’s largest collaboration between university technology transfer offices, launched today by Midlands Innovation to attract investment and management talent to the region.

12 October 2018

Policy on smoking at work

Can all staff please be aware of the University’s policy on smoking at work.

12 October 2018

Start every week right with LU Arts’ ‘Happy Mondays’ series

Yep, you heard it right, Monday is the new ‘funday’ on campus!

12 October 2018

Loughborough University set to benefit from Central England training centre programme funded by NERC

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is investing over £100 million over the next five years as part of its continued support of environmental science PhD training in the second round of the Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTP) programme.

11 October 2018

Study proves reducing sitting time boosts office staff’s work engagement and wellbeing

Office workers are being urged to ‘stand up for their health’ - with Loughborough and Leicester researchers claiming desk-bound staff need to be more active at work.

11 October 2018

Police custody risk assessments should be revised to better meet the needs of vulnerable detainees

Risk assessments for vulnerable detainees in police custody are open to too much interpretation and should be revised, according to a new study.

10 October 2018

World Mental Health Day: do you know where to access University support services?

Today (10 October 2018) marks World Mental Health Day, and the theme for this year is focusing on young people in a changing world.

10 October 2018

Student bags renowned European design award for unbeatable noughts and crosses robot

A Loughborough University student has won a sought-after award for creating an intelligent robot that can play – and never lose – noughts and crosses.

10 October 2018

Loughborough University’s Community Donations Fund opens for applications

Loughborough University is pleased to announce that applications for the Community Donations Open Fund will be available to submit from Monday 15 October.

9 October 2018

Local organisation runs ‘Prepared Week’ campaign

This week (8-12 October) the Local Resilience Forum for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland is running a campaign to encourage people in the region to be better prepared for emergencies.

9 October 2018

Loughborough launches leadership apprenticeship programmes

Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics has set up two apprenticeship leadership programmes for working professionals.

9 October 2018

Imago Venues shortlisted for two prestigious hospitality awards

Loughborough University’s conference, hotel and events brand, Imago Venues, has been shortlisted for Best Team and Most Innovative Business Partner in the 2018 Leicestershire Promotions Tourism and Hospitality Awards.

8 October 2018

Beware of phishing emails

All staff and students should be aware of phishing emails which are circulating the University.

8 October 2018

Personal Best app launched

Last week the University launched Personal Best – a bespoke development programme designed specifically for Loughborough’s students.

8 October 2018

Institute of Advanced Studies launches ‘Motion’ theme with leading figures from the industry

To mark the launch of the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) ‘Motion’ theme, an event will take place at Loughborough University which will feature two leading figures from the sports and technology sectors.

5 October 2018

Loughborough to collaborate on multi-million pound Creative R&D Partnership focused on fashion and textile industry

Loughborough University is to be a major partner on one of 10 game-changing R&D partnerships, awarded as part of the Government’s investment in the UK’s creative industries.

5 October 2018

NCSEM-EM treats 20,000th patient since opening in 2015

The National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine East Midlands, an Olympic legacy centre aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of the nation, has treated its 20,000th patient since opening its doors three years ago.

5 October 2018

Exciting two-day event to celebrate Fruit Routes harvest

The annual Fruit Routes harvest event is returning to campus later this month and it promises two days of interesting discussion and activities.

3 October 2018

Birthweight research supervised by Loughborough academic wins best article award

A research study that includes contributions by a Loughborough academic has won a sought-after award from the Spanish Society for Epidemiology.

3 October 2018

Last chance to register for language courses!

There's still time to sign up to this year's evening classes, which are organised by the University's Language Centre.

3 October 2018

Professor inaugurated as President of Leicester Literature and Philosophical Society

Professor Nigel Wood, from the School of the Arts, English and Drama, has been inaugurated as the President of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical (Lit and Phil) Society.

3 October 2018

New research group to focus on issues of sport integrity

Academics from Loughborough University are combining their expertise as part of a new research group that focuses on sport integrity.

3 October 2018

Seven Loughborough Lightning Rugby players named in England squad

No fewer than seven Loughborough Lightning Rugby players have received the call up for the England Women’s training camp being held at Loughborough University later this week.

3 October 2018

Revolutionising the way emergency services across the world tackle life threatening incidents

Research led by Loughborough University seeks to set the new global ‘Gold Standard’ for how emergency services should tackle a chemical, biological, radioactive, or nuclear (CBRN) incident.

3 October 2018

Westminster group visits Arctic research station

Arctic scientists welcomed a Parliamentary group to their Greenland research station to showcase work which investigates the environment’s impact on the region's lakes.

3 October 2018

Students: find out more about IT and timetabling

Throughout the teaching day, the Timetabling and IT Services teams will be on tour this week.

2 October 2018

Reminder: Complete the interim staff survey

The interim Staff Survey 2018 is live and staff are encouraged to take part before the deadline on Friday 5 October.

1 October 2018

Campus Services and Loughborough Students’ Union launch sustainable lunchbox

The University’s Sustainability team and Loughborough Students’ Union have launched an eco-friendly lunchbox in a bid to tackle campus waste.

1 October 2018

Orders now open for new hardware suppliers

From today, the new suppliers of Stone and Dell are able to receive orders.

1 October 2018

TRH The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend Coach Core awards ceremony at Loughborough University

The University was delighted to welcome their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to the campus on Monday 24th September for an awards ceremony to celebrate young people’s achievements in sports coaching.

1 October 2018

REMINDER: Last chance for students to apply for music and art scholarships

From circus performers to ceramic artists and pianists to poets, creative students studying at the University are invited to apply for the varied and exciting scholarships on offer from LU Arts.

28 September 2018

Design School welcomes Dr Enid Montague as Fulbright Scholar

Dr Enid Montague has joined Loughborough University through the prestigious Fulbright Scheme as a Fulbright Scholar.

28 September 2018

Formula Student racing car to be on display at the Royal Automobile Club

Loughborough University’s 2018 Formula Student racing car will be exhibited at the Royal Automobile Club in London next week.

28 September 2018

Exciting expert panel to lead discussion on food waste

Loughborough University is to welcome key policymakers, charities, business representatives and a Member of Parliament next month for an important discussion on food waste.

27 September 2018

Student awarded prestigious British Mass Spectrometry Society prize for work on fingerprint sampling device

A Loughborough University student has won a sought-after award for a research project that resulted in the development of a new device for investigating fingerprints in situ at crime scenes.

27 September 2018

University contributes to Loughborough in Bloom success

Bloomin’ brilliant! Loughborough has once again been awarded gold at the East Midlands in Bloom Awards – and the University helped contribute to the success.

26 September 2018

Loughborough University unveils brand new Creative Writing classes

Loughborough University is pleased to announce a brand new creative writing evening class which is available to staff, students and the general public.

26 September 2018

Design academic wins prestigious award

An academic from Loughborough Design School has been awarded the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) Distinguished Service award, and is believed to be the first recipient from the UK in over 30 years.

26 September 2018

Loughborough University hosts successful Chapters Regional Conference

Loughborough University hosted the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Chapters Regional Conference 2018 at the West Park Teaching Hub earlier this month.

26 September 2018

Staff and students: music tuition at the University now available

Music lessons will be available to staff members as well as students for the first time this year.

25 September 2018

BBC World Service looking for new women experts to contribute to breaking news

An opportunity for experts in a variety of academic fields and is looking for applications from potential on-air contributors.

25 September 2018

Flix cinema is back with a new arts focus

Flix student-run cinema is back with a new regular day and a new direction.

24 September 2018

New hardware suppliers coming soon

This month, the University will be changing hardware suppliers for desktops, workstations, laptops and surface devices.

21 September 2018

Interim staff survey now live – help us make change happen

The interim Staff Survey 2018 is live and staff are encouraged to take part.

21 September 2018

Loughborough University crowned University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times

Loughborough has been named University of the Year by the Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019.

20 September 2018

University’s revamped community website now live

Over the summer, the University has been working hard to update its community website, which provides information on how it seeks to contribute to and support the town and wider region.

20 September 2018

How to change your University staff password

Your username and password are the key defence to prevent cyber criminals changing your banking details, obtaining financial information, downloading sensitive research data and accessing the large amount of personal data held by the University.

20 September 2018

Car park closures for freshers’ arrival

The University’s new students will be arriving at Loughborough next week for the new academic year. To enable this, access restrictions and car parks closures will be in place.

20 September 2018

Staff invited to visit new facilities at David Davies Teaching Hub

University staff are invited to have a look around the newly-created first floor facilities in the David Davies Teaching Hub next Tuesday (25 September).

20 September 2018

Loughborough academics return for third episode of Poetry Podcast

‘School of Poetry’ is back once again with fresh guests and discussions of break-up, members of royalty, potatoes and more!

18 September 2018

Loughborough duo inducted into the England Netball Hall of Fame

On Saturday 15 September Loughborough University alumna Olivia Murphy and Ama Agbeze were deservedly inducted into the England Netball Hall of Fame.

18 September 2018

FEATURE: “How I became Loughborough’s first female Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering”

The Academy announced its latest cohort of Fellows today (18 September) and it is understandable that Rachel says to be elected is a "big honour” as the Fellowship represents the nation’s best engineering researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, business and industry leaders.

17 September 2018

Alumna Holland crowned world triathlon champion

Loughborough University alumna Vicky Holland enjoyed yet another high point in her glittering career as she was crowned world champion for the first time, two years after winning bronze at the Rio Olympic Games.

17 September 2018

Transatlantic partnership will improve understanding of the role of digital storytelling in education

Representatives from the Smithsonian Institution – a network of 19 museums and research centres based across the United States – are to visit Loughborough University’s School of the Arts, English and Drama to formalise a partnership that looks to improve the understanding of the role of digital storytelling in education.

14 September 2018

Overton Poetry Prize opens for 2018 entries

The Overton Poetry Prize - an annual competition run by the University’s School of Arts, English and Drama - is now open for submissions.

14 September 2018

Scheme to improve health of truck drivers shortlisted for NHS innovation award

A programme developed by researchers at Leicester’s Hospitals, Loughborough University and the University of Leicester to help truckers lead healthier lives has been shortlisted for an NHS innovation award.

14 September 2018

Design School research project to be showcased at London Design Fair

Dr Mark Evans from Loughborough Design School has been invited to exhibit outcomes from a recent Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) project at the 2018 London Design Fair.

14 September 2018

Don’t miss the Loughborough Gold sale

The popular Loughborough Gold honey will be on sale next week at the Sustainability Office on campus.

12 September 2018

EU Citizens’ rights talk

On 20 September, the Leicestershire and Rutland branch of the European Movement will be providing a talk at the University about EU Citizens’ rights.

12 September 2018

Loughborough University to exhibit at Cenex-LCV

Loughborough University will be one of more than a hundred exhibitors at this year’s Cenex-LCV event.

12 September 2018

Institute of Advanced Studies to co-host first workshop under ‘Geometry’ theme

Loughborough University’s Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS), in collaboration with the Centre for Geometry and Applications, is running a workshop on ‘Applied and Computational Geometry’ which will be the first event held under the theme of Geometry.

11 September 2018

Exam success for young asylum seekers tutored by University students

A group of young asylum seekers have excelled in their exams thanks to the support and guidance of Loughborough students.

10 September 2018

Payroll and Pensions team shortlisted for national award

Loughborough University’s Payroll and Pensions team has been shortlisted for a sought-after national award.

7 September 2018

Pay award

The Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) has informed the higher education institutions participating in the 2018-19 New JNCHES pay round that they should implement the pay uplift offered with effect from 1 August 2018.

6 September 2018

Registration now open for language courses

The Language Centre at the University is pleased to announce that online registration for this year’s evening classes are now open.

6 September 2018

Book of Remembrance open for Professor Memis Acar

We are sad to inform colleagues that Professor Memis Acar from the School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering passed away on August 8 2018 following a short illness.

6 September 2018

Loughborough’s Subject in a Box initiative shortlisted for Times Higher Education award

Loughborough University has been shortlisted in the Widening Participation or Outreach Initiative of the Year category of the Times Higher Education Awards 2018 for its Subject in a Box project.

6 September 2018

Volunteers wanted for harvesting around campus

The Sustainability Team are looking for staff and student volunteers to help with the autumn harvesting around campus over the next two months.

6 September 2018

Academics share bee-rilliant research to celebrate harvest of Loughborough Gold honey

Everyone knows that Loughborough University is home to inspiring academics, extraordinary students and world-renowned sportspeople… but few know the campus is also shared with thousands of honey bees!

5 September 2018

Loughborough celebrates new partnership with Bajaj Auto

Loughborough University has signed a three-year partnership with Bajaj Auto, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of motorcycles and three-wheeled vehicles.

5 September 2018

Children needed for Loughborough research

A research team from the University is looking for children to take part in an educational study.

5 September 2018

Loughborough academic and students win awards at X-culture 2018

Wanjun Jia and Xiaomeng Wang - who are Masters students on the International Management programme - have each won a ‘Best Teams’ award at X-Culture 2018 for their international business projects.

4 September 2018

Professor Milne to give keynote speech at the 2018 Indonesian Finance Association

Professor Alistair Milne is giving the keynote presentation at the annual meeting of the Indonesian Finance Association.

4 September 2018

Students awarded exhibition space after success in annual artists’ awards

Two Fine Art students have had their talent recognised in the Leicester Society of Artists (LSA) Student Awards.

31 August 2018

Loughborough lecturers to run workshops encouraging reflection on war poetry

English lecturers from the School of the Arts, English and Drama will offer workshops and discussions in conjunction with the War Poetry Festival at The Workhouse in Southwell, Nottinghamshire this autumn.

29 August 2018

Students invited to apply for new music and art scholarships

From circus performers to ceramic artists and pianists to poets, creative students studying at the University are invited to apply for the varied and exciting scholarships on offer from LU Arts.

24 August 2018

School Games 2018 – important car parking information

The School Games, a major multi-sport event is taking place on campus between 30 August and 2 September. The competition will see 1,100 of the UK’s best young athletes descend onto campus to take part in a mini-Olympic style event.

24 August 2018

Childcare Vouchers deadline approaching

The deadline to register with Computershare, the University’s childcare voucher scheme, is fast approaching.

23 August 2018

Rag wins Campaign of the Year in national competition

Loughborough Students’ Rag has won a sought-after national award for the incredibly successful Heart 2 Heart campaign.

23 August 2018

Batty about bats? Then help the Sustainability team support the species!

International Bat Weekend (25-26 August) is nearly upon us and the Sustainability team wants to highlight how staff and students can support flying friends in-and-around Loughborough.

22 August 2018

EXPERT COMMENT: The Government’s upbeat export strategy is masking a much darker reality for overseas networks

Economist Dr Huw Edwards picks apart the Government’s rhetorical vision of global export dominance and reveals a much more challenging future…

22 August 2018

Institute of Advanced Studies welcomes first visiting professor under its ‘Motion’ theme

The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) will welcome Professor Richard Murray next week as part of its ‘Motion’ theme.

21 August 2018

LSU crowned best students' union in the UK

Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) has been named the best students’ union in the UK by online review platform StudentCrowd.

20 August 2018

Cost of raising a child falls but many parents still struggle to meet the threshold

Raising a child to the age of 18 will cost couples £150,753, according to new figures by Loughborough University’s Centre for Research in Social Policy (CRSP).

20 August 2018

A day in the life of a Doctoral Researcher…

The Doctoral College invites all University and Students’ Union staff to a half-day event that aims to decipher the doctoral experience.

17 August 2018

Essential maintenance - my.HR

The my.HR site will be undergoing some essential maintenance this weekend and will be unavailable on Friday 17th August from 4:30pm.

17 August 2018

Loughborough part of successful AHRC funded Doctoral Training Partnership

Loughborough University London is part of a consortium of universities in London and the south east that form a national Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) focusing on the arts and humanities disciplines.

16 August 2018

Loughborough’s Vice-Chancellor meets some of the University’s newest students

Loughborough University’s Vice-Chancellor was at Oadby’s Beauchamp College today (Thursday 16 August) to personally congratulate students who have secured a place to study with us in October.

16 August 2018

Major deal sealed with tech giant

Innovative plans to create hundreds of jobs, and generate £1.6million for front-line County Council services have been unveiled by the Secretary of State for Communities the Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, during a visit to the Midlands today (Thursday).

16 August 2018

Arctic scientists welcome MPs and peers to Greenland research station

Arctic experts will host the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Polar Regions at a research station in Greenland later this month to demonstrate the latest in geographic and ecological science.

13 August 2018

Loughborough athletes win 15 medals at 2018 European Championships

Loughborough athletes won an outstanding 15 medals at the European Championships taking place in both Glasgow and Berlin over the last 10 days, with five of those won by current Loughborough University students.

10 August 2018

Loughborough University joins the Organic and Printed Electronics Association

Loughborough University has joined the world’s leading international industry association for organic and printed electronics.

10 August 2018

Loughborough Sport offers free summer fitness classes for staff

Loughborough Sport is offering staff members and campus partners a free six-week fitness programme starting from Monday.

8 August 2018

Rag shortlisted for four national fundraising awards

Loughborough Students’ Union Rag has been shortlisted for an impressive four national fundraising awards.

8 August 2018

Students bag third position in global construction competition

Four Loughborough University students have achieved global success after coming third in an international construction business challenge.

8 August 2018

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?

8 August 2018

Loughborough University launches a world's first professional education programme for sports agents

Loughborough University and the Association of Football Agents will launch a professional certificate for aspiring football agents later this year.

7 August 2018

Psychologist helps develop app that aims to tackle fussy eating in children

A Loughborough University academic has helped develop a novel app for children that aims to get them eating more healthily and trying different vegetables.

6 August 2018

Academic awarded fellowship for project that aims to provide sustainable energy to vulnerable communities

A Loughborough researcher has been granted a prestigious five-year research fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering.

3 August 2018

From natural hazard to disaster: academic to discuss the impact of poor urban planning at public talk

An expert on sustainable and resilient urbanism from Loughborough University will be discussing why there is nothing natural about ‘natural disasters’ at an event in Leicester next week.

1 August 2018

Loughborough secures new grant to develop self-learning machines

Loughborough’s expertise in artificial intelligence (AI) has been recognised with a new grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the US Air Force Research Laboratory.

1 August 2018

Students and alumni to take to the stage at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Festival-goers at Edinburgh Fringe are to be transported to an awkward Halloween party and a pub in Lancashire as a group of Loughborough alumni and students are to take to the stage with two original plays.

1 August 2018

Introducing the School of Social Sciences

As of today (1 August 2018), the School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences will be known as the ‘School of Social Sciences’.

31 July 2018

NCSEM-EM and St Andrew’s Healthcare become research partners

The NCSEM-EM and St Andrew’s Healthcare have signed a Memorandum of Understanding officially marking their research partnership.

31 July 2018

Artists invited to submit ideas for public artwork outside new hall of residence

Loughborough University is commissioning a public artwork to mark the entrance to its new hall of residence complex – and artists from across the globe are invited to submit their ideas.

30 July 2018

Loughborough University awards more than £10,000 to community projects that support those in need

Loughborough University has awarded three Charnwood organisations with substantial donations, as part of their Special Projects Fund.

30 July 2018

Free heart checks in memory of Riders coach Kris

Free heart checks are being held on campus on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 August in memory of Kris Ledgard, a popular coach who died from an undetected condition aged just 22.

27 July 2018

Sustainability launches useful resources that promote interesting insects and University campaigns

The Sustainability team has launched a series of posters and postcards that aim to shine a light on undervalued creatures with considerable ecological importance and promote a number of University initiatives.

27 July 2018

Loughborough University London supports fascinating community projects through new funding initiative

Loughborough University London has awarded nine charities and organisations with donations, as part of the new London Open Fund initiative.

27 July 2018

"Adequate food supplies" after Brexit could mean higher prices, more congestion and increased food crime, warns Loughborough supply chain expert

The UK Brexit secretary Dominic Raab has said that steps might have to be taken to ensure that there are “adequate food supplies” for Britain should there be a no deal scenario with the European Union.

26 July 2018

Loughborough past and present going for World Cup glory

Current Loughborough University student Ellie Rayer and four Loughborough alumni are doing their bit to try and guide England Hockey to glory at the Women’s Hockey World Cup, which is currently taking place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

26 July 2018

my.HR issue

There is currently an error on the my.HR system that is preventing users from booking or cancelling the Learning courses available.

26 July 2018

Boxer Dillian Whyte vows to continue his 100% winning record with Loughborough University by beating Joseph Parker this weekend

When Dillian Whyte suffered his only career defeat at the hands of Anthony Joshua in 2015 he was training by himself hitting bags in a garage.

26 July 2018

Loughborough University London celebrates students who have improved their entrepreneurial and employability skills

Loughborough University London marked the achievements of two of its learning communities earlier this month.

25 July 2018

Academic involved in major European research project issues tips for beating the heat at work

A Loughborough University academic has issued advice on how to beat the heat at work based on research they are conducting as part of a large European project that aims to improve the safety of millions of workers.

25 July 2018

Loughborough University is recognised as one of the UK’s best green spaces

Loughborough University has received the sought-after Green Flag Award for its vibrant campus, marking it out as one of the nation's best green spaces.

24 July 2018

Yohan Blake to headline LEAP 2018

Wednesday 25 July sees the Loughborough European Athletics Permit (LEAP) meeting return to the Paula Radcliffe Stadium, with Yohan Blake as one of the international stars looking to light up the track.

23 July 2018

Professor Marsha Meskimmon appointed Director of Institute of Advanced Studies

Professor Marsha Meskimmon, of the School of Arts, English and Drama, has been appointed as the new Director of the Institute of Advanced Studies.

20 July 2018

Red Arrows treat Graduation crowds to memorable fly-past

Not many things bring campus life to a complete standstill, but when the Red Arrows pierced the sky this morning, all attention was focused up above - including the School of Science Graduation ceremony which paused for a brief but exciting moment.

20 July 2018

Are you on campus over summer? If so, why not get outdoors for the nation’s annual butterfly count!

Loughborough University staff and students that are remaining on campus over the summer are encouraged to take part in this year’s Big Butterfly Count.

19 July 2018

Phishing emails

Please be aware that a phishing email is currently circulating the University that is requesting for personal information to process a grant payment.

19 July 2018

Year 10 Girls into STEM residential is hailed a success

More than 50 Year 10 girls arrived on campus last week for an exciting residential focused on STEM subjects.

19 July 2018

School of Arts, English and Drama to open its studio to practising artists

Drawing on its six Creative Hubs, the School of Arts, English and Drama will be offering successful applicants to the Artists Access to Art Colleges (AA2A) project access to its printmaking, wood, metal, ceramics, digital media, performance, photography and painting facilities.

18 July 2018

European mathematical conference to be held at Loughborough University

The 38th Dynamic Days Europe conference will be held at Loughborough University this year.

18 July 2018

Running Line aims to increase number of people with visual impairments participating in sport

An innovative product developed by a Loughborough University academic aims to increase the number of people with visual impairments taking part in sport by letting children experience independent running from a young age.

18 July 2018

World-class swim coach Melanie Marshall awarded honorary degree

Melanie Marshall – one of Britain’s most decorated swimmers, who is now coach to Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth champion Adam Peaty – has been awarded an honorary degree by Loughborough University.

18 July 2018

Loughborough University sponsors school sports event in Kenya

Loughborough University has recently supported a sports tournament which took place in Kenya last month.

17 July 2018

Design School academic discusses research at international ergonomics event

An academic from Loughborough Design School will be showcasing her research at an ergonomics conference later this summer.

17 July 2018

Academic awarded Visiting Professorship for outstanding research in racism analysis, migration and intersectionality

A Loughborough University academic, who has conducted pioneering research into racism in 1920s Germany, has recently been awarded an international Visiting Professorship.

17 July 2018

Leading industrial design expert to join Loughborough University

Professor Hua Dong is bringing her industrial design expertise to Loughborough as she will join the University as Professor of Design this September.

17 July 2018

Elite sportspersons to be honoured at graduation ceremonies

Three elite sportspersons are amongst the honorary graduates to be celebrated during Loughborough University’s summer graduation ceremonies.

17 July 2018

Student awarded prestigious Ford scholarship

A student at Loughborough University has received one of ten worldwide engineering scholarships from Ford Motor Company Fund.

17 July 2018

Radar artists captured sounds of the town

Two artists have used creative methods to capture the different sounds of Loughborough as part of a project that explores how music makes place and place makes music.

17 July 2018

Dedicated individuals to be awarded Loughborough University medals

Three members of the University community are to have their hard work and dedication to Loughborough acknowledged in this week’s graduation ceremonies.

16 July 2018

Loughborough University’s class of 2018 honoured at graduation ceremonies

This week, Loughborough University is honouring thousands of students at its summer graduation ceremonies and celebrating their achievements as they reach the end of their degrees.

16 July 2018

Red Arrows set to soar across campus

On Friday (20 July) staff are encouraged to look to the skies as the world famous aerial display team, The Red Arrows fly across campus.

16 July 2018

Childcare Voucher scheme update

In 2017 the government introduced a new Tax-Free Childcare scheme, with a view to closing existing Childcare Voucher schemes* to new entrants.

16 July 2018

Penrose Engineering Residential inspires Year 11 female students

Earlier this month, Loughborough University hosted a residential event for Year 11 students that aimed to inspire them to peruse a career in engineering.

13 July 2018

Research paves the way for faster more powerful supercomputers

The next generation of supercomputers is a step closer after a team of physicists found a way to simplify the design of devices used in superconducting spintronics – a promising route to energy-efficient supercomputing.

13 July 2018

Loughborough academic undertakes digital storytelling research in America

A Loughborough academic has recently returned from America after conducting research that focuses on using digital storytelling as a learning strategy.

13 July 2018

EAP Focus: Getting a restful night’s sleep

We all need sleep in order to rest and recover from the experiences of the day. However, some people may have difficulty falling asleep or struggling to remain asleep throughout the night. This article aims to cover a number of ways to help achieve a restful night’s sleep.

13 July 2018

Olympics and Culture explored through exhibition and symposium project

A major touring exhibition and symposium project explores the theme of Olympics and Culture through sharing histories and legacies, questioning and proposing how they might be relevant to communities and cultures today and in the future.

12 July 2018

Textiles student's talent is recognised twice at national exhibition

Final-year Textiles student Charlotte Munson has rounded off her time at Loughborough by winning both the Kingfisher Design Talent Award and the Turner Bianca Associates Prize at the London-based exhibition New Designers.

12 July 2018

Hundreds attend Fruit Routes summer event and discussed global issues

More than 200 people headed to Loughborough University for the annual Fruit Routes summer event that looked at connecting local and wider issues.

12 July 2018

Digital Storefront unavailable 16/07

Creative and Print’s Digital Storefront will be unavailable on Monday 16 July due to essential maintenance.

12 July 2018

Loughborough University launches Global Disability Innovation Hub

Yesterday (11 July), Loughborough University London celebrated the launch of its partnership for the Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDIH).

12 July 2018

Loughborough Formula Student team unveil striking 2018 race car

A group of students at Loughborough University have revealed their new Formula Student racing car in preparation for the competition which starts later this month.

11 July 2018

School hosts inaugural conference that puts contemporary literature in the spotlight

Featuring 140 researchers from national and international universities, 'What Happens Now' is the inaugural conference of The British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies (BACLS) which is taking place in the School of Arts, English and Drama 10- 12 July.

11 July 2018

Sewing event at Loughborough brings textile community together

A two-day sewing event at Loughborough University that celebrated the online stitching community and the hobby that can be more beneficial than it ‘seams’ has been hailed a success.

10 July 2018

At a Glance available to order

A newly-designed version of the At a Glance publication, which provides an overview of the University, is now available.

10 July 2018

Young carers and students in care were able to ‘explore more’ into Higher Education at Loughborough event

Loughborough University’s School and College Liaison Team have hosted a successful experience day for young carers and students in the care system.

9 July 2018

University IT systems unavailable – 11th July, 3pm-midnight

The University network will be unavailable on Wednesday 11th July 2018 from 3pm until midnight for planned maintenance to upgrade the IT systems.

9 July 2018

Lost alumni campaign taking place around the upcoming summer graduation

The Alumni Relations team in Marketing and Advancement are running a University-wide campaign between 9-29 July to get back in touch with as many alumni as possible.

6 July 2018

Loughborough students celebrate 20,500 hours of volunteering

Over the past year, Loughborough students have volunteered 20,500 hours to helping good causes, collected 15,000 items of food and clothing for those in need, and helped train more than 1,400 people in CPR.

6 July 2018

Creative and Print Services win second award

Marketing and Advancement’s Creative and Print Services have recently received an award for their innovative work – which is their second within one month.

5 July 2018

Success for Loughborough students at this year’s New Designers

Loughborough University students have scooped a range of sought-after awards at this year’s New Designers – an annual showcase for emerging talent across the design sector.

4 July 2018

Dementia home created to showcase how people with the condition can live independently for longer

A show home designed around concepts and technologies which will allow people with dementia to live independently for longer has officially opened today (Wednesday 4 July).

3 July 2018

Student inspired to design traffic detection device for horse riders following accident

A Loughborough University student hopes the traffic detection device they have designed for horse riders will help reduce the number of accidents on the road.

3 July 2018

Families hit by the crippling cost of living need a third more income to make ends meet

Low-income families need a third more disposable income than a decade ago to make ends meet and are facing bigger barriers to meet rising costs - despite tightening their belts and shopping around online for better deals and tariffs.

2 July 2018

Learning and Teaching Conference highlights innovative work by Loughborough staff

The Centre for Academic Practice once again organised the University’s annual Learning and Teaching Conference, which took place last week on Wednesday 27 June.

2 July 2018

IV stand designed for children aims to reduce anxiety and improve hospital experience

A fun, friendly ride-on IV stand designed by a Loughborough student looks to reduce children’s anxiety in hospital.

2 July 2018

The Digital Strategy for Learning and Teaching

The Digital Strategy for Learning and Teaching is focused on ensuring that our face-to-face ‘traditional’ teaching is supported by the latest and most appropriate technologies.