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2 December 2021

Let’s Talk Loughborough releases new episode with Students’ Union President

The second episode of the University’s brand-new podcast, Let’s Talk Loughborough is out now.

2 December 2021

Reminder: Free online courses available for staff and students

Due to Government funding in the Adult Education Budget, the Aim Group has several free online Level 2 accredited courses available aimed at understanding some key issues around young people's mental health and wellbeing.

2 December 2021

Why increased rainfall in the Arctic is bad news for the whole world

Before the end of this century, most of the Arctic will for the first time receive more rain than snow across a whole year. That’s one of the key findings of a new study on precipitation in the Arctic which has major implications – not just for the polar region, but for the whole world.

2 December 2021

Lightning six to represent GB Women’s British Wheelchair Basketball

Loughborough Lightning will have a strong presence in GB Women’s British Wheelchair Basketball squad for the upcoming 2021 European Championships in Madrid, Spain.

2 December 2021

Disability History Month: A chat with Anna Martin from the Para Sport Exec Committee

As part of Disability History Month, Anna Martin introduces the new Para Sport Exec Committee and discusses their goals for enhancing the profile and increasing the offering of inclusive sports on campus.

1 December 2021

Guest appointed as new Lightning Cricket Head Coach

Loughborough Sport is delighted to announce the appointment of Chris Guest as the new Head Coach of Lightning Cricket.

1 December 2021

Loughborough research project shapes UK Sport pregnancy guidance

Academics at Loughborough University have helped shape ground-breaking pregnancy guidance from UK Sport – the first of its kind to support Olympic and Paralympic athletes and sport governing bodies.

1 December 2021

Change Makers video: Loughborough artist stars in campaign that aims to shine a light on the challenges faced by people living with vision loss

“As an artist who has lost a lot of my sight, I am often asked: How can you still paint? I hope that Change Makers will empower those who similarly are going through the experience of sight loss to know that there is life beyond what is happening to them.”

30 November 2021

(Re)Introducing ’Spotlight on…’

Enhanced Academic Practice is delighted to announce the return of the ‘Spotlight on...’.

30 November 2021

Five Loughborough athletes selected for Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Five Loughborough-linked athletes have been selected to compete for Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the European Cross Country Championships in Dublin next month (12th December).

30 November 2021

Loughborough launches new platform to share research ideas with global scientific community

Loughborough University has launched a new platform that enables academics to share research ideas with scientists across the world, allowing greater collaboration and ensuring no idea is wasted.

30 November 2021

New research centre will transform understanding of children’s mathematics learning

Loughborough University is to receive over £8m funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), part of UK Research and Innovation, to establish a new Centre for Early Mathematics Learning (CEML).

29 November 2021

Update: Information about accessing LEARN off-campus

Following essential maintenance work by our IT Services team, LEARN has now been restored and can be accessed off-campus.

29 November 2021

Loughborough powerlifter Broome wins another medal

Loughborough student Olivia Broome added to her growing sporting reputation by breaking a junior world record at the World Para Powerlifting Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia.

29 November 2021

Action Short of a Strike – Clarification

When balloting its members UCU indicated that action short of a strike may take place in the following forms:

29 November 2021

Online book launch: Charting the evolution of political communication over the last four decades

The eleventh instalment of the long-running Political Communications book series, co-authored by Loughborough’s Professor Dominic Wring, will be launched online on December 13.

29 November 2021

Industrial Action

Below is an email sent out to staff and Doctoral Researchers on Monday 29 November 2021 from the Vice-Chancellor.

29 November 2021

LU Arts’ Music and Arts Scholarship 2021/22 cohort announced

Nine students have been awarded their LU Arts scholarships by the Vice-Chancellor for their remarkable talents ranging from songwriting, creative writing, street dance and prop making.

29 November 2021

Treat your loved ones to a sweet treat this Christmas with Loughborough Gold raw honey

Whether you’re looking for a scrumptious spread to put on your toast this winter, or you’re still on the hunt to buy a unique Christmas gift this year, save the date for the University’s Loughborough Gold raw honey sale on Monday 6 December.

29 November 2021

New robotics research centre will transform the relationship between people and technology in UK manufacturing

A new national robotics research centre will receive a share of £25m to improve collaborative technology and help businesses unlock the full potential of automated industrial manufacturing.

26 November 2021

Important information about accessing Learn

Learn is currently unavailable off campus unless you are using the VPN, but can be accessed as normal on campus. This is due to essential system maintenance.

26 November 2021

Support for students with disabilities

There are a number of options available for students with disabilities looking for support during their time at university.

26 November 2021

Don’t miss a night of spoken word and poetry

Speech Bubble returns to Loughborough on 6 December in the Lounge, at the Students’ Union.

26 November 2021

New 10-year project aims to decarbonise industry and manufacturing in the Black Country

Loughborough’s School of Business and Economics will be working with West Midlands Mayor Andy Street on a new project aimed at reducing the amount of industrial CO2 in the Black Country.

26 November 2021

Get involved in Active Advent

Volunteers are needed for the Centre for Lifestyle Medicine and Behaviour’s Active Advent study which is investigating how to make it easier to get more physically active during the Christmas holidays.

26 November 2021

Free books for Christmas

The Library is celebrating the Icelandic tradition of jólabókaflóð during this festive season by giving students free books to take home and read over the holiday period.

25 November 2021

Loughborough University launches campaign on consent, sex and relationships to coincide with 16 Days of Action to End Violence Against Women

The University has launched a dedicated microsite to inform, educate and support staff and students on matters linked to consent, sex and relationships.

25 November 2021

Loughborough joins forces with clean power pioneer Bladon to develop hydrogen fuelled micro turbine generator

Loughborough University is working with the clean power pioneer Bladon to research and develop a hydrogen fuelled version of the company’s micro turbine generator, significantly advancing hydrogen combustion for micro gas turbines.

25 November 2021

Loughborough’s COP26 campaign finishes with more than 100 media appearances worldwide

The University’s campaign to highlight research and expertise linked to COP26 has seen more than 100 news, broadcast and radio appearances by Loughborough’s academics and experts.

25 November 2021

Loughborough University joins the Smart Construction Network

Loughborough’s School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering has become the latest member of the Smart Construction Network (SCN).

25 November 2021

Research impact roundtables for doctoral researchers and staff

To continue our programme of impact roundtable events launched in summer 2021, which explore the experiences associated with creating and evidencing impact (including but not just focusing on REF2021 Impact Case Studies), we’re now setting up the next three events for Winter 2021.

24 November 2021

The chemistry of Christmas and the science behind Santa’s skills… have you got a quirky festive video idea for social media? Get in touch!

Ready or not, Christmas is on the way and the University’s comms team is starting to pull together creative video ideas in a bid to spread a bit of joy on social media during the festive period.

24 November 2021

Accessible neonatal incubator designed by Loughborough graduate achieves first clinical use

A new, neonatal incubator designed by Loughborough graduate James Roberts saw its first ever clinical use in a UK hospital earlier this month.

24 November 2021

LU Arts’ Student Live Lounge to showcase the talent at Loughborough University London

The Student Live Lounge – previously known as Acoustic Night – will take place in London for the first time later this month.

24 November 2021

Keeping your bike secure at University

Our campus provides a bike-friendly environment, which is why it’s one of the most popular modes of transport for many of our students. We have numerous secure bike racks dotted around campus, a number of which are under cover.

24 November 2021

Loughborough students reach final of Red Bull Basement Competition

Amy Dring and Teiba Ahmed, two Product Design Engineering Undergraduates, have been named National Finalists for their idea - Starry Light Tiles.

23 November 2021

LU Arts announces new Radar project placing the spotlight on Gendered Re-presentations of Disability

Coinciding with the recent launch of UK Disability History Month (18 November-18 December), Radar is delighted to announce it has commissioned two artists to explore the gendered re-presentations of disability in Paralympic media.

22 November 2021

Professor David Parish

We are very sad to inform you that Professor David Parish, formerly the Dean of the School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering, passed away 3 November 2021.

22 November 2021

Upcoming student wellbeing sessions

The Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity Team are running group sessions to support students with their wellbeing throughout their time at university.

22 November 2021

How To Adult podcast wins Silver at the Student Radio Awards 2021

A podcast series aimed at students studying at Loughborough University was awarded Silver at the Student Radio Awards 2021.

19 November 2021

Postgraduate student designs concept for visually impaired musicians

Ziqun Hua has created Buzz, an inclusive product design for instrumental ensemble practice for visually impaired people under 25.

19 November 2021

NOTICE: Gate closure on campus

Please note that the gate leading from Falkner Eggington hall to Forest Road will be locked from 6.30pm-5.30am, starting from 20 November.

19 November 2021

Graduate startup Alcuris is acquired by The Access Group, extending its social care proposition in the provision of in-home digital care monitoring

A telecare company founded by a Loughborough University graduate has become part of The Access Group, a leading provider of business management software to UK, Ireland and Asia Pacific mid-market organisations.

18 November 2021

Delegation from the Indonesian Parliament visit campus

The University was honoured to welcome a delegation from the Indonesian Parliament to campus last week.

18 November 2021

Loughborough marks UK Disability History Month

The University and Loughborough Students’ Union are running a programme of events and initiatives to celebrate UK Disability History Month (18 November-18 December).

18 November 2021

Students: Don’t miss this chance to create a sculpture for the University

LU Arts are running a competition for teams of students to design a sculptural work for Claudia Parsons Hall.

17 November 2021

Graduate’s life-saving device that rapidly stops bleeding from knife wounds wins international Dyson award

A Loughborough graduate who has designed a device to reduce catastrophic blood loss from a knife wound has been announced as one of three global winners of this year’s International James Dyson Award.

17 November 2021

New Loughborough research will use Artificial Intelligence to help reduce maternal harm amongst mothers from black ethnic groups

Researchers from Loughborough University are to develop a machine learning system capable of identifying factors that contribute to harm during pregnancy and birth for mothers from black ethnic groups.

17 November 2021

Students: Are you interested in an international study exchange?

If you answered yes, then you’ll be pleased to know that the application process to undertake an international study exchange for the next academic year (2022/23) is now open.

17 November 2021

Loughborough launches new podcast for staff and students

Loughborough University has launched ‘Let’s Talk Loughborough’ – a podcast that brings you up to date with the latest on campus.

17 November 2021

WilkinsonFuture partners with Loughborough University to offer fresh support to graduate start-ups

Loughborough University has announced a new partnership with WilkinsonFuture which will see fresh funding for graduate start-ups with growth potential.

16 November 2021

Helping Pacific Island communities build energy resilience – new paper

The inhabitants of the Pacific Islands are locked in an ongoing battle against rising sea levels and tropical cyclones which ravage their homes and their energy infrastructure with devastating regularity.

16 November 2021

Loughborough water engineering experts awarded more than £287k for projects that support COP26 adaptation and resilience priorities

Loughborough University academics from the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering (ABCE) have been awarded more than £278,000 for projects that seek to address key environmental research challenges relevant to the COP26 Adaptation and Resilience theme.

15 November 2021

Loughborough hockey players receive U-21 international call up

Three Loughborough students have been called up to England Hockey’s squad for the upcoming Junior Women’s World Cup in South Africa.

15 November 2021

Lords told that Brexit was affecting UK trade as far back as 2015

Business experts have told the House of Lords European Affairs Committee that Brexit started to affect UK trade as early as the 2015 General Election – five years before Britain withdrew from the European Union.

12 November 2021

New project to develop anti-soiling coating for solar modules to increase power output and help the UK achieve its net zero goals

Solar experts from Loughborough University have been awarded funding to create a durable and scalable anti-soiling coating for solar modules.

12 November 2021

Covid measures on campus – information for students

While the number of Covid cases on our campuses is currently low, case numbers in the wider community remain high. Please remember to adhere to the following measures that will help to keep our campuses as safe as possible.

12 November 2021

Covid measures on campus – information for Staff and Doctoral Researchers

While the number of Covid cases on our campuses is currently low, case numbers in the wider community remain high. Please remember to adhere to the following measures that will help to keep our campuses as safe as possible.

12 November 2021

Staying safe on campus

Keeping students safe at Loughborough is of the utmost importance, which is why we have a dedicated Security team who are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on-site. They regularly patrol our campus and the surrounding halls, as well as dealing with all emergencies on campus and other issues related to crime and traffic.

12 November 2021

Upcoming event to showcase humanities research at Loughborough University

At an important juncture in the University’s development, with the onset of a new REF cycle and new University Strategy and the arrival of a new Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Social Sciences and Humanities, colleagues from the School of Social Sciences and Humanities are delighted to host an all-day event that showcases innovative humanities research at Loughborough.

11 November 2021

New project for pupils launched by Doctoral Researcher at De Lisle College

A charity led by a colleague from Loughborough University recently launched their first interactive workshop for pupils at De Lisle College.

11 November 2021

Limited PC Availability: Library Level 4 on Monday 15 November

On the morning of Monday 15 November, IT Services will be carrying out work to upgrade the network service on level 4 of the Library.

11 November 2021

“We’re at the start of a critical decade”: Climate expert discusses hopes and fears around the future of our planet and why we must focus on the possible

“In my view, a lot of thinking about what to do about climate change has been bogged down by the fear of uncertainty.

10 November 2021

Loughborough expert features in Physiology and Climate Change guide

Loughborough’s Professor George Havenith features in a new guide produced by the Physiological Society to showcase the contribution of physiologists to climate change research.

10 November 2021

COP26 explainer: The importance of solar energy and its incredible growth story

Accelerating the transition from coal to clean power is a key focus of this year’s COP26.

10 November 2021

School of Design and Creative Arts launches 2021 Postgraduate Taught Degree Show

From today (10 November), the School of Design and Creative Arts is delighted to share a virtual exhibition to staff, students and the public showcasing work by its postgraduate students.

10 November 2021

Net Zero Futures Conference

Early career researchers from Loughborough recently attended the Net Zero Futures 21 conference, organised by the Centre for Postdoctoral Development in Infrastructure, Cities and Energy (C-DICE) and the Energy Research Accelerator.

10 November 2021

Academic raises awareness of the impact of the pandemic on women in mathematics through new film

Senior Lecturer Dr Eugenie Hunsicker – along with four research mathematicians and a filmmaker and social anthropologist – has produced a film entitled “Words of Women in Mathematics in the Time of Corona”, which is currently being showcased at a UNESCO exhibition.

10 November 2021

Loughborough Enterprise Network launches ‘The Marketplace’ business directory

Loughborough University has a strong community of business owners and founders, who have started successful ventures of all sizes – from small freelance businesses to larger limited companies.

9 November 2021

Double medal delight for Loughborough’s Vazaios

Loughborough swimmer Andreas Vazaios completed a stunning weekend at the European Short Course Championships in Russia, winning gold and silver across two events.

9 November 2021

Students and employers network in-person as the Careers Fair returns at Loughborough University

Last month, Loughborough University was one of the few higher education institutions in the UK to hold an in-person Careers Fair for its students.

9 November 2021

Maxime Leigh-Wood

We are very sad to inform you that Maxime Leigh-Wood, who was a student in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, has died.

9 November 2021

Inspired by COP26? Here's how you can live more sustainably at home

COP26 has prompted many of us to think about how our actions impact the planet and what positive changes we can make to reduce our carbon footprint.

9 November 2021

£9M sustainable development gets underway at SportPark on Science and Enterprise Park

Work has just begun to create a 2,000 sq m four-storey fourth pavilion to expand SportPark, the multi award-winning development for the UK’s sports sector, on Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park.

9 November 2021

LSUTV recognised at the 2021 National Student Television Awards

The student-run television network, LSUTV, claimed four awards at the annual National Student Television Awards.

9 November 2021

Remembrance Day Service

The annual University Remembrance Day Service will be held this year on Thursday 11 November in the Garden of Remembrance.

8 November 2021

Security awareness: Upcoming simulated phishing campaign

Since the start of the pandemic, universities and colleges across the UK have been under serious, sustained attack by online criminals.

8 November 2021

Academics urged to come forward to support environmental innovation in UK manufacturing

The UK manufacturing industry is set to receive a big boost towards reaching zero carbon with the creation of a new project aimed at siphoning the knowledge of the country’s leading social science experts.

5 November 2021

Face coverings on campus

Please remember that staff and students should wear a face covering when moving around buildings on the University’s campuses.

5 November 2021

New £80m research centre will empower countries in the Global South to lead a sustainable energy shift

A new £80m centre that will give vulnerable populations in the Global South a voice, helping them to shape and benefit from the transition to sustainable energy, has been launched by Loughborough University at COP26.

5 November 2021

Student develops solution for easy bike storage during his Year in Enterprise

Product Design Engineering student, George Laight, has created BikeStow Up, making it easy to store bikes in a small space.

5 November 2021

USS staff briefing led by the Vice-Chancellor

Members of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) will be aware that changes to USS are being proposed, which, if implemented, would take effect from 1 April 2022.

4 November 2021

Continued disruption to print services

IT Services are continuing to work with our suppliers to resolve the ongoing issues with the printers on campus.

4 November 2021

Chance to design mural for Loughborough’s campus

LU Arts and the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee have joined forces to launch a competition for students to design a digital mural that celebrates Loughborough’s inclusive community.

4 November 2021

Graphene research sounds out new possibilities for electronic technologies

A team of researchers have revealed that sonic boom and Doppler-shifted sound waves can be created in a graphene transistor, giving new insights into this world-famous material and its potential for use in nanoscale electronic technologies.

4 November 2021

Institute of Advanced Studies launches new Theme for 2021/22 with in-person event

The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) will be launching its annual Theme AI: Facts, Fictions, Futures, on 17 November 2021 from 3pm-6pm.

3 November 2021

Researchers from AACME successfully perform mapping of Austrian powerplant with unmanned aerial vehicle

Researchers from the School of Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering (AACME) successfully competed in a robotics trial last month which saw them put their unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to the test around a nuclear power plant.

3 November 2021

Selene States to present curation of Bauhaus textile, fashion and costume designs at Loughborough University

From 5 November-3 December, artist Selene States will be holding an exhibition featuring Bauhaus dress, costume and textile works at the University’s Martin Hall Gallery.

3 November 2021

COP26 EXPLAINER: How a circular economy in the chemical industry can help reach global carbon targets

As part of COP26, countries are being asked to come forward with ambitious 2030 emissions reductions targets that align with reaching net zero by the middle of the century.

3 November 2021

Loughborough University-led clean energy research programme to support global leaders’ Green Grids Initiative

Researchers from the Loughborough University-led Climate Compatible Growth programme will play an integral part in the global Green Grids Initiative, a collation of the willing, which was launched yesterday at COP26 by world leaders as part of a new partnership with India’s One Sun One World One Grid.

3 November 2021

What would 4°C of global warming feel like?

COP26 is underway and keeping 1.5°C within reach will feature prominently in world leaders’ discussions.

2 November 2021

Register now for COP26 side events that will address clean energy, decarbonising transport, and green investment

Climate Compatible Growth (CCG), a £38m Loughborough University-led research programme which helps developing countries take a path of low carbon development, is hosting a series of side events at COP26.

2 November 2021

Loughborough to host international Digital Concrete 2022 conference

Loughborough University will be hosting one of the largest international conferences in digital fabrication with concrete.

2 November 2021

Learn how to be more environmentally friendly with lessons from the 1600s

Practical skills from 400-years-ago that could help you become more self-sufficient and eco-friendlier are being taught by Loughborough University academics later this month.

2 November 2021

COP26: a four-minute guide by a climate scientist

COP26, which is taking place in Glasgow, is the latest in a series of meetings through which the world’s governments attempt to deal with climate change.

2 November 2021

Loughborough University and Laurus Trust partnership to support future sporting stars

Loughborough University and the Laurus Trust are joining forces as part of a new initiative that aims to support the sporting stars of the future.

1 November 2021

Dr Mahsa Derakhshani to present first lecture in 2021/22 Fellowship Inaugural Lecture series

On Friday 26 November 2021, Dr Mahsa Derakhshani, recipient of a Royal Academy of Engineering Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship, will give the first lecture of this year’s Fellowship Inaugural Lecture series.

1 November 2021

Loughborough research shapes Mind’s future learnings

Research conducted by colleagues from Loughborough University has helped shape mental health charity Mind’s invaluable work in the physical activity sector.

1 November 2021

RAEng Industrial Fellow to be based at National Centre for Combustion and Aerothermal Technology to develop sustainable air travel solutions

Dr Cat Gardner, Aerothermal Technologist at Rolls-Royce, has been awarded an Industrial Fellowship by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng).

1 November 2021

Loughborough community invited to join the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Kimberly-Clark Distinguished Lecture 2021

Staff and students at the University are invited to attend Interpore’s Kimberly-Clark Distinguished Lecture 2021.

29 October 2021

Exercise significantly reduces alcohol cravings – new study

Exercise has been found to significantly reduce alcohol craving in university students, according to a new study.

29 October 2021

Loughborough’s latest cohort of Doctoral Prize Fellows announced

The University has announced the appointments of the third cohort of Doctoral Prize Fellows (DPFs).

29 October 2021

LU Arts launches new podcast showcasing students and young artists

A creative team of Loughborough alumni, led by Esther-Rennae Walker, has teamed up with LU Arts to launch a brand-new podcast that aims to reclaim a joyful narrative of Black British experiences through artistic practices and storytelling.

29 October 2021

“Time to stop talking and start doing”: University celebrates the work from the Race Equality Charter and looks to the future

On 25 October, members of the University community gathered to hear about the outcomes and action plan of the Race Equality Charter (REC) Bronze application at the inaugural Race Equity Town Hall.

28 October 2021

Research impact roundtables for doctoral researchers and staff

To continue our programme of impact roundtable events launched in summer 2021, which explore the experiences associated with creating and evidencing impact (including but not just focusing on REF2021 Impact Case Studies), we’re now setting up the next three events for Winter 2021.

28 October 2021

Industrial Designers Society of America honours Loughborough University academic as its first UK-based Fellow

In recognition of an international contribution to design research and education, Dr Mark Evans of the School of Design and Creative Arts has been inducted to the Academy of Fellows of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA).

27 October 2021

Good COP, bad COP: How decisions made at COP26 could impact weather and temperatures in the East Midlands

New infographics created by a Loughborough University physical geographer explore how decisions made at the upcoming Conference of the Parties (COP) may impact weather and temperatures experienced in the East Midlands.

27 October 2021

Loughborough student delivers key recommendations for the future of women’s rugby union

Loughborough University MSc student, Bryony Robins has presented her recommendations to support of the future of women’s rugby union at a leading global conference.

27 October 2021

Join The Conversation - workshop for BAME staff

BAME academics and Doctoral Researchers are invited to attend an online training session with The Conversation blogging platform on Wednesday December 8.

27 October 2021

COP26 EXPLAINER: Biomass: what is it, why cooking with it is an issue, and what Loughborough is doing to develop and promote alternatives

A rapid and just transition to clean energy across the globe will dominate discussions at COP26 as it is crucial to meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement for avoiding dangerous climate change and limiting global warming to 1.5°C.

26 October 2021

Professor Mukherjee to launch the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering’s Water Seminar Programme

As part of the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering’s Water Seminar Programme, Professor Mahua Mukherjee from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) will be presenting ‘Ecosystem, Resilience and the Participatory GeoSM-NatE Tool’ on Thursday (28 October).

26 October 2021

Planned maintenance: JISC internet connection upgrade

Our internet connection provider, JISC, is part way through a five year programme to upgrade their national network infrastructure which involves providing new connections into all UK universities.

26 October 2021

Participants wanted for a new study looking at the benefits and challenges of remote working

The ‘evaluation of the transition to flexible location working (RELOCATE)’ study is being run by colleagues in Loughborough’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences and School of Design and Creative Arts.

26 October 2021

Research into Emerging Health Threat Management wins top award

Professors Gilberto Montibeller and L. Alberto Franco have been awarded the EURO Excellence in Practice Award for their research looking at the improvement of global risk management for emerging health threats.

26 October 2021

New study aims to increase female participation in football in England’s schools

A new study designed for schools in England will aim to increase female participation in football.

25 October 2021

What is COP26 and why should I care about it?

This November, the UK is hosting COP26 in Glasgow – but what actually is COP26 and why should we care about it?

25 October 2021

Loughborough University launches campaign to highlight research linked to COP26

Loughborough University today launches its COP26 campaign to highlight the work being done by academics and researchers which supports the United Nation’s biggest climate change targets.

25 October 2021

Top athletes struggled for motivation during lockdown – study finds

A new global study has revealed that elite-level athletes suffered low motivation during movement restrictions (e.g. lockdowns) associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

25 October 2021

Campus outlets go cashless

From 1 November campus outlets and dining halls will be going completely cashless. This means only card payments will be accepted from this date.

25 October 2021

Changes to the request process for the Shared Mailbox service

From 1 November 2021, IT Services will be implementing some enhancements to the Shared Mailbox service request process, and management information.

22 October 2021

Statement from the University, LSU, LSU Feminist Society and LSU CASH

Loughborough University, Loughborough Students’ Union, LSU Feminist Society and CASH stand resolutely against spiking.

21 October 2021

New Visiting Professor joins the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering, and the Sports Technology Institute

Loughborough University can announce that Alastair Cox has been appointed as Visiting Professor of ‘Sport Surface Innovation’ with the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering.

21 October 2021

Free syndicate rooms available at Burleigh Court for staff members

Imago Venues is delighted to offer a number of syndicate rooms for free to staff members at the University.

21 October 2021

Student cyclists impress on the global stage

Loughborough’s Joe Truman and Sophie Capewell turned on the style at Senior European Track Championships as the pair’s performances secured their places for the Track World Championships.

21 October 2021

TALENT programme launches leadership scheme for women in technical roles

Current or aspiring technicians keen to develop their leadership skills are invited to apply for a new scheme launched as part of the Research-England funded TALENT programme.

21 October 2021

Bennett joins Loughborough as Lead Endurance Coach

Loughborough University has announced Kyle Bennett as its new athletics Lead Endurance Coach.

20 October 2021

University celebrates International Pronouns Day

Today (Wednesday 20 October), the University marks International Pronouns Day.

19 October 2021

Loughborough Sport gives motorsport riders the edge

British Superbike riders supported by Loughborough Sport completed their season in style this weekend at Brands Hatch.

19 October 2021

Important message from the Vice-Chancellor

Please note this contains content relating to sexual assault, rape and violence.

19 October 2021

Loughborough staff co-edit SEDA Special publication focusing on wellbeing in higher education

A Staff Educational Development Association (SEDA) Special publication edited by colleagues from Loughborough University’s Enhanced Academic Practice is now available to purchase online.

19 October 2021

Tutorials to help you succeed in your academic life and workplace

The Library has created a suite of tutorials to help you succeed – whether this is helping you develop your research skills, learning how to reference or interviewing for a job.

19 October 2021

Over half of UK theatres have now abandoned digital performances

When the pandemic hit, theatres were forced to move online, opening up new experiences for many people who would not normally visit playhouses and show venues.

18 October 2021

Notice of footpath closure

Due to ongoing construction work at Loughborough College (which began 10 October), a footpath will be closed and we ask students to please follow the signposted diversions in place on the College campus.

18 October 2021

Progressive Sports Technologies seeks participants for longitudinal study

Progressive Sports Technologies, a University spinout headquartered at Loughborough University Science and Enterprise park, is conducting a study aimed at understanding the effect of shoe models on running-related injury incidence.

18 October 2021

Careers Network to hold inspiring Diversity and Inclusion events

This events programme will see a variety of external organisations work closely with the University to deliver talks on key areas of diversity and inclusion.

15 October 2021

Call for participants: Loughborough University's Covid-19 Test evaluation

Volunteers are required for a Loughborough University research project about rapid antigen-based Covid-19 tests.

15 October 2021

How much do you need to retire? New Retirement Living Standards research from Centre for Research in Social Policy

The latest UK Retirement Living Standards have been published by the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association.

15 October 2021

Alumnus Mike Wedderburn inspires staff and students across the University as part of Voices of Diversity series

Last night (14 October), alumnus and Sky Sports News presenter Mike Wedderburn spoke to more than 150 staff and students at Loughborough University about his career journey, his advice to others, and his thoughts on how racism and diversity can be tackled in sport, online and across organisations.

15 October 2021

Enquiries for music tuition now open

Music tuition is now available for staff and students of all ability levels, including beginners.

15 October 2021

Roger Knott

We are very sad to inform you that Dr Roger Knott, a member of staff who was based in the Department of Computer Science, has died.

15 October 2021

Researchers publish recommendations to enhance diversity of UK’s sports coaches

Researchers from Loughborough University have outlined a series of recommendations to enhance the diversity of sport coaches across the UK.

15 October 2021

Resources from Creative and Print Services available for staff and students

In case you didn’t know, Creative and Print Services have a range of PowerPoint and Word templates available for staff, which can be used for agendas, taking minutes, as well as exams.

14 October 2021

Join the Student Panel and have your say

The University’s Market Research Team are looking for students to join the Student Panel.

14 October 2021

IT Services: Information for new students

Connecting you to everything you need to support you through your studies. Click on each title for more information.

14 October 2021

PR team celebrates multiple wins at CIPR Midlands PRide Awards

The University’s Public Relations team were crowned Silver and Gold winners at this year’s CIPR Midlands PRide Awards for two of their inspiring campaigns.

14 October 2021

UCU ballots for industrial action

The Universities and Colleges Union (UCU) has entered into two disputes with the University over the proposed changes to the USS pension scheme and the 2021 pay award.

14 October 2021

Staff and students invited to join four-week Street Photography course

Members of the University community who enjoy photography and want to explore a new artistic dimension of it are invited to join LU Arts’ upcoming Street Photography course, led by Julian Hughes.

14 October 2021

Reminder – Parking in the vicinity off campus

Several roads in the residential areas close to campus are covered by parking restrictions.

13 October 2021

Reminder: Voices of Diversity series returns for Black History Month with alumnus Mike Wedderburn

As part of our commitment to advancing race equality, changing our culture for the better, and being an anti-racist community, we are delighted to welcome alumnus Mike Wedderburn back to our campus tomorrow as part of the Voices of Diversity series.

13 October 2021

Get involved in the Initiate Programme

Join the Loughborough Enterprise Network (LEN) Team, LSU Enterprise and special guests for a series of workshops on how to get your business started.

13 October 2021

Participants needed for study on Black individuals studying or working with chemistry and chemical sciences

The research project, BOND chemistry, is funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry and requires participants to take part in three, hour-long focus groups at their convenience over a six-month period.

13 October 2021

Loughborough University presents the Inaugural Race Equity Town Hall

On 25 October, the University will hold its first Race Equity Town Hall to share the outcomes and action plan of the Race Equality Charter (REC) Bronze application, which was submitted in July 2021.

12 October 2021

Dr Heaney secures secondment to World Anti-doping Agency (WADA)-accredited lab

Dr Liam Heaney, Loughborough’s expert in anti-doping research, has secured a secondment to the German Sport University Cologne as the two universities strengthen ties.

12 October 2021

Loughborough Professor awarded for services to Para sport

Loughborough University researcher Professor Vicky Tolfrey has been recognised for contributions in science in Para sports by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP).

12 October 2021

Wellbeing workshops available for students

The Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity team is running a suite of events this year to support students with their wellbeing throughout their time at university and beyond.

12 October 2021

How to use Print and Post Services on campus

The Print and Post Services at Loughborough offer a variety of services for both staff and students.

12 October 2021

Students: Get involved in this year’s Ford Smart Mobility Challenge

Loughborough School of Design and Creative Arts is hosting the challenge and they need innovative students to take part.

11 October 2021

Don’t miss the 12-week wellbeing and resilience course run by students, for students

Hashtag Me is an external student support initiative developed by Loughborough School of Business and Enterprise alumna, Megan Gamble.

11 October 2021

New £2m equipment will help physicists unlock the potential of next-generation 2D materials

Loughborough University has received a £2m Strategic Equipment Award from EPSRC to invest in a new state-of-art ‘thin film’ equipment – the first of its kind in the UK.

11 October 2021

Making a Child First approach to youth justice a reality – new report

A new report examining the enablers, opportunities, barriers and challenges to implementing the 'Child First' approach to youth justice, has been released by Loughborough University.

11 October 2021

Technicians shortlisted for Papin Prizes

Technicians from the University have been nominated for a number of categories at this year’s Papin Prize, a ceremony dedicated to celebrating technical excellence and innovation in higher education and research.

11 October 2021

Loughborough University’s Legal Services team highly commended at prestigious awards

Loughborough University’s in-house Legal Services team has been highly commended at the Law Society Awards - the most prestigious awards ceremony for solicitors in England and Wales.

8 October 2021

“Exploring the Bright and Dark Sides of Sport” – collaborative Loughborough event coming soon

Colleagues from Loughborough University have teamed up with Ghent University and State University of New York College at Cortland to deliver a thematic event that explores the bright and dark sides of sport.

8 October 2021

Don’t miss the Autumn Careers Fest

Autumn Careers Fest is six weeks (11 October – 19 November) of events and engagement opportunities with some of the top graduate recruiters across a variety of sectors and industries.

8 October 2021

World Mental Health Day: Support for staff and students

This year for World Mental Health Day, we want to recognise the challenges our staff and students have faced over the last year, and the implications this may have had on their mental wellbeing.

8 October 2021

Overwhelming support for the George Gandy Legacy Fund helping future Loughborough athletes

Today (8 October) marks one year since George Gandy passed away.

7 October 2021

Opportunity to join new postgraduate group that explores the relationship between faith and research

Have you ever wondered how your faith and research intersect?

7 October 2021

Participants required for new study

Colleagues from Loughborough University are recruiting participants for a new study.

7 October 2021

Students: Get involved in creative workshops on campus

LU Arts is hosting Happy Mondays – a programme of hands-on taster sessions open to all students.

7 October 2021

Rolls-Royce Chief Technology Officer to deliver RAEng lecture: Aviation Propulsion – Past, Present and Future

Paul Stein FREng, Chief Technology Officer, Rolls-Royce plc will deliver the Royal Academy of Engineering East Midlands Regional Lecture on Wednesday 27 October.

6 October 2021

Miles Radley

We are very sad to inform you that Miles Radley who was a student in Mechanical Engineering has died.

6 October 2021

Essential maintenance: campus wireless and wired network 7-8 October

On the morning of Thursday 7 and Friday 8 October, IT Services will be carrying out essential maintenance to upgrade links on core routers.

6 October 2021

Change to incoming emails

IT Services will be making a change to how emails are displayed when they originate from outside the University.

5 October 2021

Creative and Print Services recognised in this year’s Digital Printer Awards

The University’s Creative and Print Services team has been nominated for two categories at this year’s Digital Printer Awards, which recognises excellence in digital printing.

5 October 2021

E-scooters, E-skateboards and Hoverboards

Loughborough University staff and students are advised that the use of E-scooters, E-skateboards and Hoverboards are not permitted on any part of the University campus.

5 October 2021

Update from the Library for the new academic year

The Pilkington Library is your one-stop shop for borrowing books, booking study spaces and accessing resources.

5 October 2021

Loughborough University part of successful collaborative bid for British Academy Early Career Researcher Network

The University joins a consortium of 12 universities across the Midlands in a pilot programme aimed at UK-based postdoctoral and early career researchers in the humanities and social sciences.

5 October 2021

Don’t forget to apply for a Music and Arts scholarship

Up to nine LU Arts scholarships are available to students and applications close midday 25 October 2021.

4 October 2021

Ten small changes you can make today to prevent weight gain

Between the ages of 20 and 55, most adults gain between 0.5 and 1kg a year, which could see some people become overweight or obese over time.

4 October 2021

Students: Get your Covid-19 vaccination on campus

We’re strongly encouraging all our students to get the Covid vaccination, so you can enjoy the student life to the full.

4 October 2021

First-year students invited to take part in national survey about wellbeing and the Covid-19 pandemic

The Office for National Statistics is asking first-year students to take part in a national survey they have recently launched.

4 October 2021

As fuel prices and living costs rise, Loughborough produces official calculations for measuring fuel poverty in remote areas

Calculations of how much more it costs to live in remote areas of Scotland have been published by the Scottish Government, using Loughborough’s research on the minimum cost of living.

4 October 2021

The impact of loneliness on brain health and why small social interactions – such as saying hi to others on your dog walk – can have a positive effect

We all know that exercising, eating clean, remaining mentally active, and sleeping well can contribute towards a healthy brain, but one thing we may overlook is the importance of social interaction.

4 October 2021

In-form Hansson wins hat-trick of medals in Berlin

Loughborough swimmer Louise Hansson produced an outstanding performance at this weekend’s FINA World Cup in Berlin to bring home a trio of medals.

4 October 2021

Loughborough University welcomes new Vice-Chancellor and President

Loughborough has today welcomed Professor Nick Jennings CB, FREng, who has taken up the role of Vice-Chancellor and President of the University.

1 October 2021

LTA partners with Loughborough for Parents in Sport Week

The LTA has partnered with Loughborough University to support the delivery of a series of virtual events for the upcoming Parents in Sport Week (4 – 10 October 2021).

1 October 2021

Loughborough University celebrates Black History Month

October marks Black History Month and the University is hosting a series of events to celebrate the achievements of Black people and reflect on our progress as a university towards racial equity.

30 September 2021

Loughborough Alumna Penny Briscoe OBE joins University Council

Loughborough Alumna Penny Briscoe OBE, the Director of Sport for the British Paralympic Association and four-time Chef de Mission at the Paralympic Games, has joined the University Council.

30 September 2021

PhD students win prestigious international awards

Two Loughborough PhD students have received prestigious international awards at the Euro-Asian Pulsed Power Conference (EAPPC), held in Biarritz, France 29 August-3 September.

29 September 2021

Village Bar to reopen

The University’s Village Bar will be reopening on Monday 4 October.

29 September 2021

Female participants needed for study exploring the effect of calorie restriction on bone and cardiovascular health

Females, aged 18-35, are asked to take part in a Loughborough University study looking at the effects of three days of caloric restriction on markers of bone and cardiovascular health.

29 September 2021

Donate your unwanted bras to a good cause

Loughborough Students’ Union has teamed up with Woollies of the World to collect unwanted bras to support Against Breast Cancer, a charity that focuses on funding research to improve the detection and treatment of secondary breast cancer.

29 September 2021

Alumnus Ralph appointed new England and GB women's hockey coach

Loughborough University alumnus David Ralph has been promoted to become the new head coach of the Great Britain and England women's hockey teams.

29 September 2021

Loughborough academic wins top award for research that has transformed health and social care in Leicestershire

The Operational Research Society has awarded Dr Antuela Tako, Reader in Operational Research for Loughborough University School of Business and Economics, the President's Medal 2021 for research that has helped to transform the health and social care services in Leicestershire.

28 September 2021

Andrew Gibson

It is with great sadness we inform you of the death of Andrew Gibson, the Women’s Performance Hockey Assistant Coach and 2nd XI Head Coach.

28 September 2021

Small change approach to diet and physical activity could help in fight against obesity, new study finds

Making small changes to your daily calorie intake and/or physical activity levels to manage your weight may help to prevent weight gain, a new Loughborough University study has found.

28 September 2021

Loughborough to lead project aimed at enabling independent AI systems to learn from each other

A new international project seeks to create advanced AI programmes that will enable machines to learn progressively over a lifetime and share those experiences with each other.

28 September 2021

Midlands Innovation: The latest resources and upcoming events for technicians

Midlands Innovation – a collaboration between eight research-intensive universities – is dedicated to supporting technicians across the Midlands.

27 September 2021

Doctoral College launches new PhD Supervisor Development Programme

PhD supervisors are an integral part of research leadership within our Schools, contributing not only to a positive doctoral experience for our doctoral researchers but also to the University’s research ambitions.

27 September 2021

Professor named President of the European Communication Research and Education Association

John Downey, Professor of Comparative Media Analysis in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, has recently been elected as President of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA).

27 September 2021

Boxer Richard Riakporhe prepares for fight against Krzysztof Twardowski

Loughborough-based boxer Richard Riakporhe has given a blunt prediction for his bout against Polish fighter Krzysztof Twardowski at Wembley Arena next month… “pain.”

27 September 2021

Welcoming students to Loughborough for new academic year

Organisations have been working together to welcome students for the new academic year in Loughborough.

24 September 2021

Walk-in appointments available for staff and students at today’s vaccination pop-up clinic

Today’s (Friday 24 September) Covid-19 vaccination pop-up clinic, based at the Pilkington Library, has some remaining doses of Pfizer available for any staff or students who are yet to receive their first dose, or have had eight weeks pass since they had their first vaccine.

24 September 2021

Loughborough’s School of Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering celebrates its research with successful in-person event

The School of Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering (AACME) Research Day was held on Wednesday 22 October, showcasing the School’s strong research pedigree and culture.

24 September 2021

Loughborough artist creates striking giant inflatable sculpture that ‘breathes’

Much like a cuttlefish responding to its background, U-too, the latest sculpture by Loughborough University’s Michael Shaw, changes the closer visitors get to it, reflecting their outline and clothing colours.

24 September 2021

Loughborough School of Design and Creative Arts launch scholarship in memory of alumnus

The Rhys Jenkins Opportunity Scholarship has been set up in memory of Rhys Jenkins, a graduate of the Industrial Design programme at Loughborough, who sadly passed away whilst travelling in India in 2019.

23 September 2021

Loughborough talks EDI: What does it mean to be an ally?

As part of the University’s progress towards creating a more equitable, diverse and inclusive culture at Loughborough, colleagues working in this space have opened up a dialogue as to what it means to be an ally.

23 September 2021

New study to develop smart textiles powered by body movement for remote health monitoring

The global population recently reached 7.8 billion, among which almost 15% suffer from disabilities mainly caused by ageing and chronic diseases.

22 September 2021

National Lottery’s ParalympicsGB Homecoming event: Artist Rachel Gadsden wows audience with explosive live performance

“It was just electric. In the moment, I couldn’t think of anything other than the art, and ever since the performance, I’ve been on a high”, said Rachel Gadsden when asked about her experience at the National Lottery’s ParalympicsGB Homecoming event.

22 September 2021

Student enterprises need your votes to be in with a chance of winning national innovation competition

Michaela De Sa and Amir Hesari, Riccardo Barbieri and Omar Al-Maaytah have all reached the popular vote round of the Tata Varsity Pitch Competition 2021.

22 September 2021

Notice: Disruption to printing

Due to an ongoing global issue stemming from recent updates from Microsoft, there is currently an issue with printing to the Multi-Function Devices across both campuses for staff and students using the managed Windows staff service or from Windows Lab PCs.

22 September 2021

Bisexual Awareness Week 2021

This week the University’s LGBT+ Staff Network is celebrating Bisexual Awareness Week, which runs until Sunday 26 September in the United Kingdom.

22 September 2021

Loughborough Wellbeing Framework launched for staff after successful pilot

Work plays a significant part in our lives, and not just in providing a source of income. Working is good for our health and wellbeing, it provides structure, a sense of purpose, opportunities to build confidence and self-esteem along with building connections and communities.

22 September 2021

Professor named Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

The Dean of the School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, Professor Paul Conway, has been announced as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering this month.

21 September 2021

Staff member awarded Union Learning Rep Award

Collina Angus, Programme Administrator for the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, was recently awarded the Union Learning Rep Award by Unison for her contributions to enhancing lifelong learning with members and non-members based at the University.

21 September 2021

PR team looking for academics to share research and expertise to coincide with COP26

The University’s PR team is set to run a mini online campaign next month to coincide with the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties, also referred to as ‘COP26’.

21 September 2021

Loughborough University Postdoctoral Researcher wins prestigious award for best Biometeorology paper

Dr Josh Foster was presented with the EMS Tromp Award at the 2021 International Society of Biometeorology conference for the most impactful paper in the discipline from the past year.

21 September 2021

What Is (the) Time?

Artist, Paula Morison, explored time in relation to how we communicate in her collaborative mail art project, What Is (the) Time? for Radar’s On Time project.

21 September 2021

Upcoming exhibition celebrates the beginning of the new academic year

The University is delighted to welcome students, staff and the general public to view a collection of works in-person at the Martin Hall Exhibition Space later this month, as we begin a new academic year.

21 September 2021

Leading academic awarded the IEA-Elsevier John Wilson Award and appointed Editor-in-Chief of Ergonomics journal

Dr Patrick Waterson, Reader in Human Factors and Complex Systems at Loughborough University has been awarded the third IEA-Elsevier John Wilson Award for 2021, which includes a monetary prize of $5,000.

20 September 2021

Multi-Factor Authentication for students

To access University online resources and systems, when off campus, we have added an additional layer of security for staff and student by introducing multi-factor authentication (MFA).

20 September 2021

Joint statement from the University and UCU about USS

Over the summer the University and Loughborough UCU agreed a letter on conditional indexation as a means to make progress on disputes over pensions.

17 September 2021

Four wins for University research and enterprise in LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards

Loughborough University has won four categories in the 2021 LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards, representing the impacts of pioneering engineering research and dynamic start-ups which have been launched on LUSEP, the University’s Science and Enterprise Park.

17 September 2021

Loughborough takes prestigious University of the Year for Sport honour for the third time

Loughborough has been named University of the Year for Sport by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

16 September 2021

Discover the Tree Necklaces around our University campus

Biodiversity is critical to our lives. We depend on the natural services healthy ecosystems provide for every breath of air we take and every mouthful of food we consume.

16 September 2021

Ultrasound at the nanometre scale reveals the nature of force

Researchers have developed a new method to measure force and atomic bonds at the nanoscale that reveals that the speed of sound depends on the structure it is travelling through.

16 September 2021

University spinout gains £1.75M funding to support growth and next-generation global flood-warning solution

Loughborough University InsurTech spinout Previsico has today announced a further £1.75M investment to accelerate the impact of its award-winning next-generation global flood-warning solution.

16 September 2021

BAME Staff Network launches newsletter

The University’s BAME Staff Network has distributed the first edition of their brand-new newsletter, dedicated to sharing key updates, celebrating achievements, and sharing the latest information about advocacy work.

16 September 2021

Regular nightclub-goers sought for workshop connected to immunity certificates study

Regular (or used to be) attendees of nightclubs are asked to attend an online participatory workshop next week to assist with a project looking at the creation of COVID-19 immunity certificates.

15 September 2021

Loughborough Lightning to join forces with Northampton Saints

Loughborough Lightning Rugby are delighted to announce an innovative new partnership with Northampton Saints.

15 September 2021

New LGBT+ Staff Network committee announced

Ahead of the new academic year, the new committee for the LGBT+ Staff Network has been announced.

15 September 2021

Loughborough University to partner with Tech Mahindra

Loughborough University has joined forces with global technology giant Tech Mahindra, a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering services and solutions.

14 September 2021

Loughborough Professor joins judging panel of competition that will accelerate the drive to net zero

Professor Chris Goodier joins a prestigious team of judges for the Construction Leadership Council’s Dragons’ Den style competition to drive environmental solutions.

13 September 2021

New animation aims to help people with eating disorders safely navigate social media

Researchers from Loughborough University have teamed up with UK charity Beat to create an animated video that explores how social media affects people with an eating disorder.

13 September 2021

Staff: Reminder to complete the REF 2021 survey

All staff involved in the University’s 2021 REF (Research Excellence Framework) return are encouraged to share their experiences and help inform the way we conduct research assessment and make progress towards future REF submissions.

10 September 2021

Loughborough to host collaborative inaugural event on ‘The Science of Wheelchair Rugby’

Following the successes at the Tokyo Paralympic Games, Loughborough University is pleased to be hosting a collaborative event with World Wheelchair Rugby (WWR) to investigate the science behind the sport.

10 September 2021

Loughborough University performance artist to take to the stage this weekend as part of the National Lottery’s ParalympicsGB Homecoming event

This weekend, a stellar line-up of the very best of British music and entertainment will provide an epic celebration of the ParalympicsGB athletes and their achievements at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

9 September 2021

Dunelm provides carers, care-leavers and estranged students attending Loughborough with university starter-packs

The homeware company is providing support for a third year, helping students settle into their new home.

9 September 2021

Loughborough academic awarded honorary fellowship from the British Psychological Society

Professor Elizabeth Stokoe has been named as an Honorary Fellow, one of the most prestigious awards given by the British Psychological Society.

9 September 2021

William Moss

We are very sad to inform you that William Moss, a previous member of Council at Loughborough University, has died.

9 September 2021

Elite Athlete Kitchen – how to eat like a sporting star (VIDEO SERIES)

As the curtain comes down on a fine summer of Olympic and Paralympic sport, many of us will be left feeling inspired by events out in Tokyo.

8 September 2021

Studio of Light collaborates with photographer Paul Hill to produce limited edition prints for upcoming exhibition

The prints have been produced using a unique process and will form part of Paul's exhibition at the Argentea Gallery.

8 September 2021

LU Arts announces exhibition programme for the autumn term

The Martin Hall Gallery will be home to a variety of art exhibitions this year which are free for staff, students and members of the public to visit and enjoy.

7 September 2021

Expert shares resources to support equitable and inclusive practice for improving diversity in tech

Dr Angela Martinez Dy, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at Loughborough University London, has published a set of resources aimed at supporting organisations working in the tech and start-up space in developing good policy and practice for equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) initiatives.

7 September 2021

Notice for Academics: Module Teams - Academic Year 2021/2022

To improve the user experience when accessing and using Teams, IT Services will commence the archive process to ensure adequate capacity to create and populate the module Teams for AY21/22. Cohorts’ modules will be archived on the following dates:

7 September 2021

Book your place for the Learning and Teaching Conference

Places are now available for Loughborough’s annual Learning and Teaching Conference on Tuesday 21 September, 9.15am-4pm.

6 September 2021

Reminder: Changes to eduroam

An important security update for the eduroam network (wireless and wired) will be applied on Monday 13 September 2021.

6 September 2021

A fantastic Paralympic Games draws to a close

We always knew that the Paralympics in Tokyo was going to be a truly unique Games, but with all the uncertainty in the build-up, there were concerns over the risks and negative impact created by Covid. As is the cultural norm in the Paralympic family, obstacles have been overcome, challenges have been met and expectations exceeded. What a Games!

6 September 2021

Donate your unwanted belongings to worthy causes through the Give ‘n’ Go scheme

If you live in halls and are coming to the end of your academic year, you may be starting to clear out your rooms.

6 September 2021

Personal Coaching for Academic Success pilot motivates and inspires students

Over the 2020/21 academic year, a new student support offer was piloted that is unique to Loughborough, utilising a team of dedicated coaches to proactively reach out to students potentially in need of support, to provide direct, short-term intervention in specific cases to support their academic outcomes.

6 September 2021

Phillip Cartwright

We are very sad to inform you that Phillip Cartwright, a Professor based within the University’s School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering, has died.

4 September 2021

Cockroft defends Rio 2016 title with dominant gold

Hannah Cockroft produced a dominant performance in the women’s T34 800m to win an emphatic gold medal on the final day of athletics action in Tokyo.

3 September 2021

Night of high drama sees Loughborough win three more Paralympic medals

Loughborough-linked athletes helped Great Britain to three more Paralympic medals after a night of sporting drama at the National Stadium, Tokyo.

3 September 2021

Students: There’s still time to apply for paid opportunities with LU Arts

LU Arts is currently advertising a range of paid creative opportunities that aim to provide students with additional skills and knowledge to help them stand out upon completing their studies.

3 September 2021

Update on Dynamic Working

Work is progressing to operationalise Dynamic Working at the University from the start of this academic year.

3 September 2021

Broom-Edwards wins glorious gold in Tokyo

Alumnus Jonathan Broom-Edwards won a stunning high jump gold for GB at the Paralympics as Loughborough’s medal total at the Games grew to 17.

3 September 2021

Black History Month 2021: Call-out to showcase Black student, staff and alumni-owned businesses

Tomorrow (4 September) is Black Pound Day, an initiative launched last year encouraging consumers to purchase from Black businesses to combat the socio-economic inequality experienced by marginalised communities.

2 September 2021

Pembroke wins gold with Paralympic record throw

Daniel Pembroke threw a huge Paralympic record to win Great Britain’s first-ever gold medal in the men’s F13 javelin.

2 September 2021

Alumnus Greaves makes history with sixth successive Paralympic medal

Loughborough University alumnus Dan Greaves has made history by becoming the first Briton to win a medal in athletics at six successive Paralympic Games.

2 September 2021

Staff: Join these online sessions to learn how to provide wellbeing support to colleagues and students

Togetherall is running a number of sessions to support the wellbeing of staff and students at the University.

2 September 2021

Lane-Wright wins historic hat-trick of medals for ParalympicsGB

Loughborough University alumna Crystal Lane-Wright completed a historic hat-trick of medals for ParalympicsGB by winning silver in the women’s C4-5 road race.

1 September 2021

Actiph Water becomes Loughborough Sport’s official water partner

Loughborough Sport is pleased to announce that Europe’s leading alkaline ionised water provider, Actiph Water, has become its new official water partner.

1 September 2021

PhD student showcases thought-provoking art exhibition to coincide with Recycle Week

A Loughborough student will be exhibiting a collection of art made using repurposed waste in the Martin Hall Exhibition space from 14-24 September.

1 September 2021

Parcel Service update

The Parcel Service is having a software upgrade on Thursday 2 September 2021. The upgrade should be completed by 9am on Friday 3 September 2021.

31 August 2021

Three more medals secured on day seven of the Paralympics

Loughborough athletes Crystal Lane-Wright, George Peasgood, and Olivia Breen all produced medal-winning performances on day seven of the Paralympic Games.

30 August 2021

Peacock and Sugden extend Loughborough’s medal count

Louise Sugden and Jonnie Peacock both won dramatic bronze medals on day six of the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

29 August 2021

Another bumper day of medals for Loughborough at the Paralympic Games

Loughborough’s fine Paralympic Games continued in style on day five of the competition with a further three medals won by its inspirational athletes.

28 August 2021

Double gold for Loughborough on Super Saturday in Tokyo

Thomas Young and Sophie Hahn both won stunning gold medals in an unbelievable day for Loughborough at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

28 August 2021

Yule claims Loughborough’s third medal of the Paralympic Games

Powerlifter Mickey Yule claimed an excellent bronze medal in the men’s powerlifting -72kg event as Loughborough University continued to make its mark at the Paralympic Games.

27 August 2021

Loughborough academic appointed as trustee of UK’s largest Bioscience society

Dr Martin R Lindley, a Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology, has been made a trustee of The Biochemical Society.

27 August 2021

Panel formed to discuss academic careers as part of Voices of Diversity series

A panel event was held on 26 August as part of the University’s Voices of Diversity speaker series. The panellists focused on their PhD studies, interests in academia and research, and also discussed their experiences as minorities in academia, sharing personal stories.

27 August 2021

Going for gold in Tokyo – Thomas Young aims to add to growing medal tally (VIDEO)

Loughborough athlete Thomas Young has his sights on winning gold at the Paralympic Games in Toyko.

27 August 2021

Expanding human-robot collaboration in manufacturing: PhD student trains AI to detect human intention

Machines and robots undoubtedly make life easier. They carry out jobs with precision and speed, and, unlike humans, they do not require breaks as they are never tired.

27 August 2021

Loughborough shortlisted for new RAEng award for collaborative work with Rolls Royce

The University and Rolls Royce have been named finalists for the Bhattacharyya Award, which celebrates the exceptional collaboration between academia and industry.

27 August 2021

Brilliant bronze for Loughborough’s Broome

Olivia Broome produced the performance of her life to win a brilliant bronze at the Paralympic Games.

26 August 2021

Shortlist for prestigious drawing prize includes student and alumnae

Two Loughborough alumnae and a student who joins the University for the new academic year are among 89 artists shortlisted for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021.

26 August 2021

Loughborough graduate wins James Dyson Award after designing life-saving device that rapidly stops bleeding from knife wounds

Recent Loughborough University graduate Joseph Bentley has been announced as the 2021 UK national James Dyson Award winner.

26 August 2021

Experts in Sport: Evidence-based classification in Paralympic sport (AUDIO)

With the Tokyo Paralympic Games now well underway, Paralympic athletes will continue to achieve great things on the world’s biggest stage for Para sport.

26 August 2021

Broome plans to handle the nerves to bring home a medal (VIDEO)

Loughborough University student Olivia Broome has a plan in place as she goes for glory in the women’s powerlifting 50kg category at the Paralympic Games.

25 August 2021

Loughborough’s Kravchenko aims to inspire the next generation of Para sport talent (VIDEO)

Loughborough University masters student, Vladyslava Kravchenko, is on a mission to inspire the next generation of Para sport talent.

25 August 2021

Corporate Communications launches Internal Communications Toolkit

The Corporate Communications team within Marketing and Advancement has launched an online toolkit to help staff members from across the institution.

25 August 2021

Lane-Wright secures Loughborough’s first medal of the Paralympic Games

Crystal Lane-Wright claimed a brilliant silver in the women’s C5 individual pursuit in Tokyo to bring home Loughborough’s first medal of the 2020 Paralympic Games.

24 August 2021

Important: eduroam service update on Monday 13 September

An important security update for the eduroam network (wireless and wired) will be applied on Monday 13 September 2021, 7.30am-8.30am.

24 August 2021

Loughborough’s Peter Harrison Centre wishes ParalympicsGB athletes and staff good luck in Tokyo

Staff from Loughborough University’s Peter Harrison Centre (PHC) have sent their well wishes to ParalympicsGB athletes and staff in Tokyo.

24 August 2021

Record nominations for University research and enterprise in LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards

Loughborough University has a record 13 nominations across eight categories in the 2021 LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards, representing pioneering engineering research and dynamic start-ups which have been launched on LUSEP, the University’s science and enterprise park.

24 August 2021

Academic sets inspirational new record in endurance challenge

A Loughborough academic has set an impressive new record as part of a charity challenge in memory of his friend.

23 August 2021

Loughborough University launches new Liberal Arts degree course for 2022

Loughborough’s School of Social Sciences and Humanities is now offering a brand new, innovative undergraduate degree programme in Liberal Arts which will commence in September 2022.

23 August 2021

University’s Legal Services team named finalists at this year’s Law Society Awards

One of Loughborough’s newest teams has been shortlisted for ‘In-House Team of the Year’ at the 2021 Law Society Awards.

23 August 2021

Missing piece in solar panel puzzle solved by Loughborough scientists – and it could lead to more efficient technology

Silicon-based solar modules dominate the current market. However, they are expensive and have a high carbon footprint.

23 August 2021

John Steele – A Paralympic Games with a difference

Loughborough’s proud summer of sport resumes in earnest this week as the Paralympic Games gets underway in Tokyo.

20 August 2021

New research centre to tackle preventable diseases and help improve nation’s health

A new research centre which will look at ways to reduce preventable diseases, such as obesity, diabetes and several types of cancer, has been launched by Loughborough University.

20 August 2021

Information about 2021 School Games National Finals

The School Games National Finals returns to Loughborough University from 2-5 September 2021.

20 August 2021

REF 2021 survey

All staff involved in the University’s 2021 REF (Research Excellence Framework) return are encouraged to share their experiences and help inform the way we conduct research assessment and make progress towards future REF submissions.

20 August 2021

Update on student recruitment for the 2021-22 academic year

You may have seen in the news that this year the number of students achieving top grades at A level reached a record high.

20 August 2021

Voices of Diversity: Academic Careers

As part of our commitment to advancing race equality, changing our culture for the better, and being an anti-racist community, we are pleased to be holding the second event in the Voices of Diversity series, this time focused on Academic Careers.

20 August 2021

Urgent planning on heat and health needed to face climate change trajectory

An international team of leading experts, including academics from Loughborough University, caution that projections of a hotter future require urgent planning and more investment in research to reduce the risks of heat-related disease and death.

20 August 2021

Face coverings and social distancing on the campuses

To minimise the risk of Covid outbreaks on our campuses, we would like to remind you that staff, doctoral researchers, students and visitors are still required to wear face coverings in public areas on our campuses, in line with our face covering policy, and that you should still socially distance.

19 August 2021

WeThe15: Loughborough contracted to provide research analysis for new global human rights movement launched to represent persons with disabilities

In a historic first, Loughborough is playing a part in the launch of WeThe 15, which aspires to be the biggest ever human rights movement to represent the world’s 1.2 billion persons with disabilities.

18 August 2021

Loughborough academic appointed Research Fellow by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng)

Dr Ishara Dharmasena has been selected as a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow after a competitive application process.

18 August 2021

Vote for your favourite Loughborough student and graduate businesses

The Loughborough Enterprise Network is running the Evolve Your Business competition for the first time and they need your help to pick the winners.

17 August 2021

Support for students and staff distressed by events in Afghanistan, Haiti and Lebanon

We know that some of you will be feeling worried and upset about the events in Afghanistan, Haiti and Lebanon. You may be concerned for the safety and wellbeing of family members or friends in the country.

17 August 2021

Applications for LU Arts’ Music and Arts Scholarships are now open

Are you a talented musician, writer, performer, film maker or artist?

17 August 2021

Record 49 territories for free-to-air African broadcast coverage of Paralympic Games

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has confirmed that it will provide free-to-air coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games to 49 Sub-Saharan African territories as part of the AT2030 programme’s Para Sport Against Stigma project, which is funded by UK Aid. This is an effort to elevate Para sport and ensure human rights for people with disabilities around the world. Globally, there are 1.2 billion people with disabilities who are often unable to reach their full potential. Central to this is disability stigma, which limits full participation in society from employment and education to sport.

16 August 2021

Applications now open for AA2A placements at the University

As part of the national Artists Access to Art Colleges (AA2A) project, the School of Design and Creative Arts will be offering two placement opportunities for artists during the 2021-22 academic year, starting from October.

16 August 2021

Ria Melvin

We are very sad to inform you that Ria Melvin, a former student within the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, has died.

16 August 2021

Support for students and staff distressed by events in Afghanistan

We are aware of reports that one of our students is currently in Afghanistan. We are in touch with the student and have offered them our support and continue to monitor the situation closely.

12 August 2021

Turkish Tennis Federation partners with Loughborough University in extending international scale-out of tennis parent programme

The Turkish Tennis Federation (TTF) has joined forces with Loughborough University, The International Tennis Federation (ITF - the world governing body for tennis), and the LTA (the national governing body for tennis in Great Britain) to deliver a national programme of parent education and support for parents of young tennis hopefuls in their nation.

11 August 2021

Lightning’s Sara Francis-Bayman joins Scottish Thistles as Assistant Coach

Loughborough Lightning netball Head Coach Sara Francis-Bayman will join Scottish Thistles’ coaching team as it steps up its preparation for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

11 August 2021

2021 Pay Award

The Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) has concluded negotiations regarding this year’s pay award, with the trades unions.

10 August 2021

Mind, Body and Soul: Online meditation

Organisational Development, in collaboration with the Centre of Faith and Spirituality, will now be offering online meditation for staff and doctoral researchers as a regular feature in their training calendar.

10 August 2021

John Steele - Loughborough Sport’s Olympic Games

A Games like no other. The Olympic Games has weathered many challenges over its long history, but none quite like Tokyo 2020.

10 August 2021

New £2.3m study to evaluate the social and cultural values of urban trees

A climate emergency has been declared by 74% of UK local authorities and many are responding to the issue by increasing their tree planting targets, as this will help reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

9 August 2021

Your coffee needn’t cost the earth: Re-introducing our amended pricing structure in the University’s retail outlets

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

9 August 2021

AMBA re-accreditation confirms world-class status of The Loughborough MBA

Loughborough University School of Business and Economics has been re-accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) for the next five years.

9 August 2021

LGBT+ Staff Network committee positions now open

As part of its new direction, the LGBT+ Staff Network is delighted to announce it has introduced a number of committee positions which are now open for applications.

6 August 2021

Look after your wellbeing with the Employee Assistance Programme

The programme, provided by the My Healthy Advantage app, offers health and wellbeing support and is available to Loughborough staff and PhD students.

6 August 2021

Loughborough submits Race Equality Charter application

On Friday 30 July, Loughborough University submitted its application for the Race Equality Charter (REC) Bronze Award.

5 August 2021

Doctoral College thanks students for sharing feedback in recent survey

The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) is a national survey conducted by institutions across the UK, which Loughborough conducts bi-annually.

5 August 2021

Intelligent Energy Charitable Trust offers £100,000 to support local community initiatives

Do you know an organisation or cause based in Charnwood that could benefit from funding?

5 August 2021

Students: Enter your dissertation or research project in the ASHRAE Student Competition

The ASHRAE UK Midlands Chapter is calling for students from all degree levels with a dissertation project or current research on areas including zero carbon, renewable energy and sustainability to enter their competition.

5 August 2021

Loughborough academics contribute to the Ten Point Plan for Green Growth in the Midlands Engine

Loughborough academics played a key role in preparing a plan that aims to accelerate the Midlands and the UK’s path to net zero.

4 August 2021

New project to record, curate and archive 50 years’ worth of feminist stories and memorabilia to secure the legacy of an extraordinary movement

Loughborough University and the Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dún Laoghaire, are working together to record, curate, and archive 50 years’ worth of oral histories and digitised records of feminist artists in Ireland and the UK.

3 August 2021

What electric vehicle manufacturers can learn from China – their biggest market

Despite the pandemic, global sales of electric vehicles (EVs) increased by 43% in 2020. Total EV sales in China were 1.3 million, an increase of 8% compared to 2019, and 41% of all EVs sold worldwide. Though Europe sold more than China for the first time since 2015, China is still the world’s biggest national market for EVs.

3 August 2021

Loughborough’s Dearing to make “bittersweet” Olympic debut (VIDEO)

Loughborough student Alice Dearing is set to make history later today as she becomes the first female black swimmer to represent Great Britain at an Olympic Games.

2 August 2021

Student designs smart mobility aid to allow people with dementia to live independently for longer and reduce the strain on the care system

According to Alzheimer’s Research UK, one million people in the UK will have dementia by 2025 and this will increase to two million by 2050.

2 August 2021

Do you have accommodation that you would like to advertise to University visitors?

The University is delighted to announce the pre-launch of its new ‘Rent a Room Scheme’.

2 August 2021

“I truly felt loved and appreciated”: A graduate’s remarkable contribution to life at Loughborough as she battled her own challenges

Leah Langley, who has graduated with a degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology this summer, has inspired many staff and students with her passion and positive attitude towards life at Loughborough University.

2 August 2021

John Steele - Loughborough Sport’s Olympic Games so far

It’s been a good first week for TeamGB. Medals and moments in abundance. As we pass the halfway point it’s already been a phenomenal effort by Loughborough-linked athletes in Tokyo. Our team and partners at Loughborough are looking at the results of a long and very different preparation.

2 August 2021

Microsoft Teams training

Recordings from the Microsoft 365 training sessions delivered by IT Services are now available on the IT Services website.

2 August 2021

Library introduces auto-renewal system

From 6 September 2021, the University Library will be introducing an auto-renewal system for all users.

1 August 2021

Greenbank and Peaty add another silver to Loughborough’s medal total

Luke Greenbank and Adam Peaty ensured Team GB made history at the Olympic Games by clinching silver in the men’s 4x100m medley relay.

31 July 2021

Gold rush for Loughborough in the mixed Olympic relays

Loughborough athletes played a starring role for Team GB as the country won gold in two of the new mixed relay events at the Tokyo Olympics.

30 July 2021

Student designs compact lifesaving drone for beach rescue teams after witnessing teenage surfer battle dangerous waves

In 2017, while on holiday with his family in Cornwall, Loughborough University student Dominic Leatherland witnessed a teenager become detached from their bodyboard and pulled out to sea due to rough conditions.

30 July 2021

An Olympic athletics dream born out of football – Ireland’s Chris O’Donnell (VIDEO)

Ireland’s Chris O’Donnell started his sporting career as a promising footballer.

30 July 2021

Loughborough wins Silver award in recognition of support for the Armed Forces community

The Silver award was given by The Ministry of Defence Employer Reward Scheme and recognises that Loughborough supports the defence and Armed Forces working at the University.

30 July 2021

Loughborough’s Greenbank wins Olympic bronze

Loughborough swimmer Luke Greenbank claimed Great Britain’s first men’s backstroke medal at the Olympic Games since 1908 with a brilliant bronze at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.

29 July 2021

Loughborough in StudentCrowd Top 3 Best UK Universities

The StudentCrowd has announced the winners of its 2021 University Awards with Loughborough achieving Top 3 and Top 10 positions in a number of categories.

29 July 2021

Professor Marsha Meskimmon reappointed as Director of the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)

Initially appointed in August 2018, Professor Marsha Meskimmon will remain in her role as Director of the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) for a second 3-year term.

29 July 2021

Former competitive swimmer designs pool navigation aid for visually impaired athletes

Since its invention in the 1980s, the ‘tapping method’ has been used to guide visually impaired swimmers in the pool.

28 July 2021

Professor Robert Allison’s legacy celebrated as his contribution to Loughborough is commended at various events

At the end of this month, Professor Robert Allison – the Vice-Chancellor and President of our University since 2012 – will be retiring from his post.

28 July 2021

Loughborough receives UKRI funding to develop the next generation of batteries

Loughborough University, as part of a consortium led by Lucideon, and partner KWSP, has received funding from UKRI's Faraday battery challenge fund to assess two technologies to manufacture components for solid-state batteries.

28 July 2021

Loughborough becomes first university in the UK to sign up to the Halo Code

Loughborough University is proud to announce that it has become the first University in the UK to sign up to the Halo Code, which supports students and staff to wear their Afro hair how they choose to.

28 July 2021

Lockdown garage workouts boost Holly Bradshaw's chances of Olympic gold (VIDEO)

Although the first national lockdown restricted much of Holly Bradshaw's training schedule, the pole vaulter from Preston turned her attention elsewhere.

28 July 2021

World-first slope simulator will lead to safer infrastructure

Loughborough University is to create the world’s first large-scale National Engineered Slope Simulator, thanks to a £500,000 grant from the Wolfson Foundation.

28 July 2021

Tokyo conditions could lead to better sprint times – Loughborough University heat expert (VIDEO)

A heat expert from Loughborough University believes that the gruelling conditions at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games could prove favourable for some sprint and/or power athletes.

27 July 2021

E-scooters, E-skateboards and Hoverboards

Loughborough University staff and students are advised that the use of E-scooters, E-skateboards and Hoverboards is not permitted on any part of the University campus.

27 July 2021

New AI system predicts building energy rates in less than a second

At a time when the UK is trying to reach net zero by 2050, the timely, accurate calculation of energy efficiency is a vital component of the design process for new and refurbished buildings.

26 July 2021

Getting on top of unhelpful email habits can take up to a years’ hard graft

Employees can eradicate unhelpful work-email habits that stifle productivity and harm personal wellbeing - but it takes a particular self-belief and the will to put in a concerted effort.

26 July 2021

Loughborough scoops several awards at this year’s IMechE UAS flying challenge

This month saw more than a dozen university teams take part in a two-day, in-person event to test the effectiveness of their unmanned aircraft system (UAS, also referred to as an unmanned aerial vehicle or UAV) at an airfield at BFMA Buckminster.

26 July 2021

Loughborough shortlisted for two awards at the Public Sector Catering Awards

The University’s Catering team has been announced as finalists in two categories at this year’s Public Sector Catering Awards.

26 July 2021

Yee wins silver in outstanding triathlon performance

Team GB’s Alex Yee claimed a stunning silver in a gruelling triathlon in Tokyo to add to Loughborough’s growing total of medals.

26 July 2021

Calling all collaborative innovators

Loughborough University London is looking for organisations to take part in the Collaborate programme for the upcoming academic year.

26 July 2021

Africa Prize: Loughborough student named One to Watch for low-cost ventilator design

Engineering student Yusuf Bilesanmi has won the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation's One to Watch award for his low-cost ventilator, ShiVent.

26 July 2021

Superb Peaty wins Loughborough’s first medal of Tokyo Olympics

Adam Peaty made history in the early hours as he powered to 100m breaststroke gold in Tokyo.

23 July 2021

What is university life like if you have a neurological condition? Two students share their inspiring stories from their time at Loughborough

Anisha Johal and Charlotte Blackburn-Peer are both preparing to graduate from Loughborough University next week.

23 July 2021

Loughborough Hockey’s “conveyor belt of talent” keeps delivering for Team GB (VIDEO)

Loughborough Hockey is synonymous with Team GB. Over the years, the pathway has been well and truly trodden with many alumni and former players representing their country on the world stage, with this year’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games set to be no different.

23 July 2021

Farewell celebration for ‘VC Bob’ sees official portrait unveiled

The official portrait of Loughborough University’s outgoing Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Allison, has been unveiled at a special sporting farewell dinner.

23 July 2021

Adam Peaty - The elite psychology of an Olympic champion (VIDEO)

By now, you’ve probably heard of Adam Peaty.

22 July 2021

Over 4.6 million English homes experience summertime overheating, new study finds

As the UK bakes in a record-breaking heatwave, academics at Loughborough University have shared the results of the largest and most comprehensive study to date looking at overheating in English homes.

22 July 2021

Loughborough swim team counters jet lag ahead of the Olympic Games (VIDEO)

As the Olympic Games officially start tomorrow, many athletes will be adjusting to a new environment and indeed a different time zone, with Tokyo eight hours ahead.

22 July 2021

Loughborough University is part of £18.27 million UKRI investment that puts Midlands firmly on the map for advanced ceramics

The Midlands Industrial Ceramics Group (MICG) - of which Loughborough University is a founding member - has secured £18.27 million in government funding provided through UK Research and Innovation’s flagship Strength in Places Fund (SIPF), to put the area firmly on the map as a global centre for advanced ceramics.

22 July 2021

Disability Pride Month

Since 2015, twenty-five years after the Americans Disability Act was signed (which legally prohibited the discrimination of people with disabilities), the USA has celebrated Disability Pride Month.

22 July 2021

Loughborough launches dedicated website for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Loughborough University’s dedicated website for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games has now officially launched.

22 July 2021

Loughborough University launches business start-up accelerator programme that looks to nurture talent across Leicestershire

Loughborough University has partnered with Charnwood Borough Council to launch an exciting new programme that aims to help local people working on unique, early-stage products or services bring their vision to life.

22 July 2021

How to minimise the chances of a terror attack at the Olympic Games – new paper

Counter-terrorism experts have proposed a method for minimising the chances of a terrorist attack at this summer’s Olympic Games.

21 July 2021

USS briefing session recordings now available

In March 2021, the Trustee of USS published its 2020 valuation report into the funding challenges that the pension scheme is facing in the longer term and outlined the changes needed to maintain current benefits.

21 July 2021

Changes to Microsoft recordings from Wednesday 28 July

On Wednesday 28 July, IT Services will be rolling out the new version of Stream.

21 July 2021

Dr Alcock wins IMA John Blake University Teaching Medal

Dr Lara Alcock, who is a Reader in Mathematics Education, has been awarded the first Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) John Blake University Teaching Medal.

21 July 2021

Bateson joins Trent Rockets for The Hundred

Loughborough University’s Jon Bateson will team up with the Trent Rockets for this summer’s inaugural Hundred cricket competition.

20 July 2021

Loughborough University PhD Awards 2021

The PhD Awards, held on 16 July 2021, celebrated the efforts and achievements of Doctoral Researchers, and recognised the contributions made by staff to the Doctoral Community at Loughborough University.

19 July 2021

Design students celebrated for pioneering ideas at 2021 Starpack Student Awards

Students from the University’s School of Design and Creative Arts have been awarded 42 awards for their innovative work submitted as part of an international competition.

19 July 2021

Ancient meteorite could reveal the origins of life on Earth

A 4.6-billion-year-old meteorite found lying in the imprint of a horseshoe is likely a remnant of cosmic debris left over from the birth of the solar system and could answer questions about how life began on Earth.

19 July 2021

An academic’s inspirational ‘quest for the vest’ after completing 100th marathon

Professor Elizabeth Peel is the University’s Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Doctoral College, and a Professor of Communication and Social Interaction in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities. Outside of work though, Liz has just achieved the significant goal of running 100 marathons.

16 July 2021

Vaccine passports: what businesses need to know – and why they should have more say

Imogen, a night club owner from London, hopes that COVID-19 “passports” could help with the return of customers to her venue. But the 42-year-old told us she is not happy about subjecting her customers to additional checks, and has concerns over a lack of clear guidance on their use.

16 July 2021

Sports Minister visits UKAD’s new HQ at Loughborough University: a Midlands powerhouse for sport

With a week to go before the start of the Tokyo Olympics, Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston MP, visited the new HQ for UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) at Loughborough University.

15 July 2021

How stress affects the body – and how practice can help athletes react better under pressure

It isn’t easy being a professional athlete. Not only are the physical demands greater than most people could handle, athletes also face intense psychological pressure during competition.

15 July 2021

Loughborough ranked 2nd university in England for overall student satisfaction in national survey

Loughborough is the second highest ranked university in England for overall student satisfaction, according to the latest National Student Survey (NSS), published today (15th July 2021).

15 July 2021

Chemical Engineering student awarded Royal Academy of Engineering Scholarship

Niroshan Ganeshan, a third-year MEng Chemical Engineering student, has received a prestigious Engineering Leaders Scholarship (ELS) from the Royal Academy of Engineering.

14 July 2021

Experts in Sport: The truth behind the role of the sport agent in the football industry

Negotiating contracts and securing important deals are what sports agents are known for, but how else does the role extend within professional sport?

14 July 2021

Athena STEM inspires over 50 pupils at multi-day event with the support of the Ford Fund

The Athena STEM programme – formally known as Girls into STEM and supported by the Ford Motor Company Fund – returned last week.

14 July 2021

New Visiting Professor joins the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Paolo Gardoni, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been appointed as Visiting Professor in Structural Engineering and Societal Risk Mitigation with Loughborough University’s School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering.

14 July 2021

International Non-Binary People’s Day (14 July)

Today is International Non-Binary People’s Day, which is aimed at raising awareness of the issues faced by non-binary people around the world.

14 July 2021

Launch your business with The Studio

The Studio is currently accepting applications from finalists who want to launch their own businesses, and graduates from the last five years.

14 July 2021

Graduation Food Festival open to staff

The University’s Catering Team will be running a food festival from Monday 19 July – Friday 30 July for the graduation ceremonies.

14 July 2021

Planned cuts to Universal Credit will hit incomes of millions of households unable to afford a minimum living standard

The planned £20-a-week cut to Universal Credit in October is set to leave out-of-work families with children receiving barely half of the income the public believes is required to achieve an acceptable standard of living, while adults without children will receive around a third, according to a new report.

13 July 2021

Taylor heads to The Hundred with Welsh Fire

Rob Taylor, Lightning Cricket’s Head Coach, has been appointed to Welsh Fire women’s backroom team for this summer’s inaugural Hundred competition.

13 July 2021

The campus kestrels return for the eighth year

The nesting box near the University’s Science and Enterprise Park has once again become home to the kestrels and their offspring.

13 July 2021

Upcoming support group sessions available for Doctoral Researchers

We know undertaking a PhD can be both stressful and emotionally demanding, which is why the University’s Wellbeing and Inclusivity team will be hosting a number of support sessions online between 26 July – 6 September.

12 July 2021

Read the latest EDI blog posts

In December, the University launched a dedicated blog for staff and students to share their personal reflections on equality, diversity and inclusion.

12 July 2021

NASA collaboration: Newly discovered planets could help scientists learn more about Earth’s ‘teenage’ years

Four newly discovered planets could help scientists learn more about how the Earth and our solar system developed during their ‘teenage’ years.

12 July 2021

University research project announced as finalist for the 2021 Green Gown Awards

The Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS) programme has been shortlisted for the ‘Research with Impact – Institution’ category at this year’s Green Gown Awards.

12 July 2021

Loughborough graduands win at New Designers awards

Four students have been awarded accolades at this year’s New Designers. The prestigious awards programme recognises new talent for their innovative creations.

12 July 2021

Road Closure: Margaret Keay Road (19-30 July)

Please note Margaret Keay Road will be closed from 19-30 July when the University will be hosting its graduation ceremonies.

9 July 2021

Reminder: Transgender and non-binary working group seeks feedback on how to improve the student and staff experience at Loughborough

In 2018 a working group, comprising of both staff and students, was set up with the purpose of helping to improve the experiences of transgender and non-binary staff and students on campus.

9 July 2021

Loughborough staff celebrated in latest edition of The Academic Woman

In the most recent edition of The Academic Woman (July-September 2021), a number of Loughborough staff have been featured.

6 July 2021

University Procurement team shortlisted for three awards

The Procurement Team has been announced as finalists in three GO Award categories, which recognise excellence in public procurement.

6 July 2021

Planned maintenance: Single Sign-On (SSO) for my.HR and iTrent –Tuesday 13 July

To further enhance the security of our IT systems and improve the user experience IT Services will be implementing Single Sign On (SSO) for my.HR and iTrent on Tuesday 13 July.

5 July 2021

Covid-19 vaccination clinic in Loughborough

A walk-in vaccination clinic will be open Saturday 10 July and Tuesday 13 July in Loughborough for those 18 and over who haven't yet had their first dose.

5 July 2021

Fulbright Scholar, Dr Elliott Hoey, to present lecture hosted by the IAS

Dr Elliott Hoey, recipient of a prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award, will give a lecture showcasing his research on Tuesday 13 July, 12.30pm-1.30pm as part of the Institute of Advanced Studies lecture series.

5 July 2021

Staff invited to attend Research Impact Roundtable series

Following the University’s REF2021 submission, we are starting a virtual programme of events to explore and describe the experience of developing Impact Case Studies and to share the learned experiences associated with creating and evidencing impact.

5 July 2021

Staff survey: Feedback on your experience of meetings and help to develop guidance

The way in which we conduct meetings, in particular the increased use of online meetings, has changed significantly in the last 18 months.

2 July 2021

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Printing service suspended until further notice

On Friday 2 July 2021 the University took a decision to suspend the University printing service following a security alert from Microsoft and Jisc.

2 July 2021

Don’t miss this exciting talk from international ceramic artist

Matthew Raw will be hosting a talk on Monday 5 July at 6pm, introducing his practice and discussing his upcoming project for the University.

2 July 2021

Student designs life-saving device that rapidly stops bleeding from knife wounds

In the year ending March 2019, 259 people were killed in the UK using a sharp instrument, including knives and broken bottles.

1 July 2021

Loughborough University is now on TikTok

The University has recently launched its own TikTok channel, showing a snapshot into life at Loughborough.

1 July 2021

Free online training courses available

Due to Government funding in the Adult Education Budget, the Aim Group has several free online Level 2 accredited courses available aimed at understanding some key issues around young people's mental health and wellbeing.

30 June 2021

Loughborough-led project to help guide national rollout of Electric Vehicle chargepoints

A new Loughborough University-led study will be examining the use of existing Electric Vehicle (EV) chargepoint networks to help guide their widespread introduction across the UK.

30 June 2021

Modern Energy Cooking Services research praised at Ministerial Thematic Forums Side Event

A United Nations ministerial-level thematic forum side event was held last week which repeatedly referred to the impacts of important research led by Loughborough University.

30 June 2021

School of Design and Creative Arts award winners announced

Awards are given at the end of the year to students from various year groups and art disciplines, celebrating their achievements and identifying them as upcoming talent.

30 June 2021

Loughborough Students selected for U23 European Championships

Thirteen current Loughborough students have been selected to compete for their respective countries at the European U23 Athletics Championships, taking place between the 8th and 11th July in Tallinn, Estonia.

30 June 2021

Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) Staff briefing and Q&A sessions with the Director of Finance and Vice-Chancellor

In March 2021, the Trustee of USS published its 2020 valuation report into the funding challenges that the pension scheme is facing in the longer-term, and outlined the changes it said would need to be made to maintain current benefits.

29 June 2021

Lightning Cycling announced as an official Elite Development Team

Loughborough Lightning is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded Elite Development Team status by British Cycling.

29 June 2021

Did England's World Cup 2018 shoot-out win lift the penalty hoodoo? (VIDEO)

As England step up preparations for this evening’s Euro 2020 last-16 match against Germany, the eyes of the nation – and the world – will be on London's Wembley Stadium.

29 June 2021

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

Students in Loughborough are being encouraged to take part in an end-of-term waste clear-out on Monday 5 July.

29 June 2021

Bumble’s week off: employees suffering from burnout need more than an extra holiday

After a busy year involving a rise in customers, a stock market debut and all the pressures that come with a global pandemic, the dating app Bumble recently announced that all staff would be given a week off work.

29 June 2021

Loughborough academics to host theatre workshop to inform new stage play

English lecturers Dr Catie Gill and Dr Sara Read are hosting a talk on women in civil war England, followed by a practical theatre workshop as part of the development of a new stage play, Brilliana.

29 June 2021

Shortlist success for Aeronautical Engineering PhD student

A Loughborough PhD Engineering student has been recognised with a nomination at this year’s Engineering Talent Awards.

29 June 2021

University crowned winner of the BSIF Water Pollution Prevention Award

Loughborough was recently named the joint winner of the delayed 2020 Water Pollution Prevention Award by the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF).

28 June 2021

Loughborough football merger creates new Lightning team

Two of Loughborough’s top-performing women’s football sides have merged to create a brand-new Lightning football team.

28 June 2021

Loughborough receives international recognition for pioneering building project

A landmark building scheme has scooped a prestigious global award at a virtual ceremony.

28 June 2021

Aeronautical Engineering students awarded International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) Scholarships

Ben Locke and Kieran El-Nahhas, MEng Aeronautical Engineering students, have both received an International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) Scholarship.

28 June 2021

Pop-up vaccination clinics near London campus

People over the age of 18 are now able to get vaccinated. Students and staff at Loughborough University London can go to any of the following pop-up vaccination clinics, located close to the London campus.

28 June 2021

Textiles student creates playful installation for children with multi-sensory impairments as part of her final-year project

A final-year Textiles student has created an interactive play experience for children with special educational needs.

28 June 2021

Breakthrough in 3D scanning means results are 4500% more accurate

Scientists have created a new method for increasing the precision of 3D body scans by 4500%.

28 June 2021

Loughborough Lightning crowned 2021 VNSL champions

Loughborough Lightning made history on Sunday night claiming their first ever Vitality Netball Superleague title with a triumphant 49 - 32 victory over Team Bath.

25 June 2021

Loughborough to open new EDI Doctoral Training Centre

The University is establishing a new mini-Centre of Doctoral Training (mini-CDT) to support research into Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

25 June 2021

GB legend Bates becomes new Lightning Wheelchair Basketball coach

Loughborough University has secured a major coup with the appointment of Great Britain’s George Bates as Head Coach of the new Lightning Wheelchair Basketball team.

25 June 2021

Loughborough students design children’s books tackling tough issues and asking big questions

Three Graphic Design students have created books for children that tackle topics including dementia, the importance of accepting people who are different to us, and why we should be encouraged to think outside the box.

25 June 2021

One Britain One Nation Day is the perfect vehicle for the government’s values campaign

The UK government has officially endorsed the celebration of June 25 as One Britain, One Nation (OBON) Day.

25 June 2021

Fit to fly service

The fit to fly service is very busy currently and it is recommended that you book your test as far in advance as possible to avoid disappointment.

25 June 2021

Loughborough student wins global prize for clean cooking innovation

Tommy Ross has beaten competition from around the world to win bronze in the Grand Final of the Efficiency for Access Design Challenge.

24 June 2021

Winners of the Design and Creative Arts Enterprise Awards announced

The awards, given out annually, recognise talented students from different disciplines and are given out at the Degree Show.

24 June 2021

New appointments and members for University Council

At the latest meeting of University Council, the appointment of two Pro-Chancellors and three new lay members was approved.

24 June 2021

Peter Harrison

It is with great sadness we announce that Peter Harrison CBE passed away on 18 June 2021. Peter was one of the University’s most loyal and generous donors.

24 June 2021

Loughborough researchers part of £7.3m project that will create the first-ever manufacturing cyber-seed

The first-ever manufacturing ‘cyber seed’ which grows just like a plant and produces innovative designs for products ranging from aircraft parts to medical devices has been conceptualised by researchers – and now it is being brought to life.

24 June 2021

Reminder: Stay secure and access online services remotely with Multi-Factor Authentication

Students - make sure you enrol for Multi-Factor Authentication before Monday 28 June to access online University services remotely, such as your email account and the Learn portal.

23 June 2021

Armed Forces Day

Saturday 26 June marks Armed Forces Day and as a signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant, Loughborough University is committed to supporting the community by recognising the value serving personnel (both regular and reservists), veterans and military families contribute to the University and our country.

23 June 2021

Plaque dedication service held for previous staff member Phil Wilkinson-Blake

Staff from the University and Loughborough Students’ Union were joined by members of Phil Wilkinson-Blake’s family last week to dedicate a plaque in his memory in the Garden of Remembrance.

23 June 2021

Closing date extended: Students - let us know what you think about how the University communicates to you

By being a student at Loughborough, you’ll regularly receive and view communications from us.

23 June 2021

Loughborough student through to finals of the Women in Property National Student Awards

A Loughborough student has been announced as one of two winners of the Midlands Women in Property National Student Awards.

23 June 2021

International Women in Engineering Day

Wednesday 23 June marks International Women in Engineering Day and to celebrate, Loughborough University is hosting a range of online activities for staff and students to get involved in.

22 June 2021

EU Students and the Settlement Scheme

If you are a current EU student at Loughborough, you need to ensure you have the right to study in the UK from 1 July 2021.

22 June 2021

Leading light in region’s covid-19 vaccine programme honoured by Loughborough University

One of the leading lights in the covid-19 vaccine programme for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) is to be awarded an honorary degree by Loughborough University.

22 June 2021

Loughborough’s Class of 2020 wins Gold at the Case Circle of Excellence Awards

Earlier this month, it was announced that the University’s Class of 2020 campaign was presented with the Gold Award in the Alumni Relations Targeted Constituency Engagement category at this year’s Case Circle of Excellence Awards.

22 June 2021

Loughborough launches dedicated research website

The University is delighted to launch a new website dedicated to research conducted across the institution.

21 June 2021

Researchers create innovative products from used plastic water bottles in Rwanda, Kenya and Nigeria

This image shows a fruit picker in Kenya harvesting avocado with a 3D printed tool created from waste plastic water bottles.

21 June 2021

University’s Design, Creative Arts and Architecture Digital Showcase now available online

To complement the University’s physical Degree Shows, the projects of over 600 graduands specialising in Creative Arts, Design and Architecture can now be viewed online on a dedicated website.

21 June 2021

New Institute of Technology could lead the UK’s digital and green revolution

Pioneering graduates from a new East Midlands Institute of Technology (IoT) would lead the UK’s green and digital revolution and form the beating heart of the country’s post-pandemic recovery.

21 June 2021

Staff volunteers needed for Give ‘n’ Go

The Sustainability Team are looking for a group of staff volunteers to help them sort through and pack up donations from students as part of the Give ‘n’ Go campaign.

21 June 2021

Dearing set to make history with Olympic qualification

Loughborough Swimming’s Alice Dearing is set to make history by becoming the first black British woman to qualify for an Olympic swimming event.

18 June 2021

Sports technologist Federico Winer, new CEO at Inmotio

Loughborough London PhD student, Federico Winer, an expert in innovation and technologies applied to the sports industry, has been appointed as the new CEO of Inmotio Tracking B.V., a leading sports performance analytics company.

17 June 2021

Large Loughborough cohort selected for Team GB Olympic hockey squads

Loughborough University will once again be well represented in Team GB’s hockey squads for this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.

17 June 2021

Loughborough tennis players dominate Championships as Wimbledon beckons

Loughborough University’s National Tennis Academy (LUNTA) enjoyed great success at the recent Youth National Championships, with four of its players securing the chance to perform at Wimbledon later this year.

17 June 2021

Barbour checks in as new Performance Analysis Lead

Loughborough Sport are delighted to announce that Simon Barbour will be joining its team as the new Performance Analysis Lead.

17 June 2021

PR team looking for experts to comment on the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Loughborough University’s PR team is asking academics that can comment on the Olympics and/or Paralympic Games to get in touch.

17 June 2021

Email security improvements for returning students

This notice only applies to all returning students who are not using Microsoft Outlook on their computer or mobile devices to connect to their University email account.

17 June 2021

Clear about crystallisation: Exchange project aims to increase survival rate of various diseases by improving knowledge of a pharmaceutical purification process

For the next two years, researchers from Loughborough and Tianjin Universities will make the 10,000+ mile round journey between the two institutes in a bid to increase our understanding of a key process used in the pharmaceutical industry to purify molecules.

17 June 2021

Researchers aim to make robots more accessible to small and medium-sized businesses with new £1.4m project

A £1.4m project aimed at boosting the uptake of robots in small and medium-sized manufacturing will investigate ways to more easily change, adapt and repurpose automated systems.

16 June 2021

Sports Technology Institute plays key role in official Euro 2020 ball research

Experts from Loughborough University’s Sports Technology Institute (STI) have played a key part in the development of the official Euro 2020 match ball - the Uniforia.

16 June 2021

Calling all students: Let us know what you think about how the University communicates to you

By being a student at Loughborough, you’ll regularly receive and view communications from us.

16 June 2021

Institute of Advanced Studies announces finale of its Annual Theme, Time: Living in the Anthropocene: How to Deal with a New Epoch

The IAS is delighted to announce the fourth and final event of its 2020-21 Annual Theme on Time, entitled Living in the Anthropocene: How to Deal with a New Epoch, which will take place on Thursday 24 June, 3pm-5.30pm.

15 June 2021

Academics and Doctoral Researchers: Don’t miss this interdisciplinary interactive session

Shared Language is an interactive online session that aims to encourage interdisciplinary conversations, overcoming the barriers that can prevent collaboration between different disciplines.

15 June 2021

Men’s Health Week 2021

Men's Health Week raises awareness of the health issues that affect men disproportionately, and focuses on getting men to become more aware of health problems they may have or could develop and gain the courage to do something about it.

15 June 2021

School of Design and Creative Arts launches 2021 Degree Show

Loughborough University’s School of Design and Creative Arts is delighted to announce it will be hosting a physical exhibition showcasing students’ work in the coming days. There will also be a digital exhibition of student work.

14 June 2021

University presents ‘Building an Innovation Community’ as part of Leicester Innovation Week

The University’s distinctive innovation and entrepreneurial support for businesses of all sizes is a key feature in a packed programme of events from 21 to 26 June, to showcase Leicester and Leicestershire as a hub of innovation.

14 June 2021

Why COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy should fall as more people get the jab

Did you book your NHS COVID-19 vaccination on the phone? If you did, the first thing you heard was this automated message: “Thank you for your call. We are pleased so many people have responded to their invitations to get a COVID vaccination.”

14 June 2021

George Gandy Memorial Service

Colleagues, alumni, former staff, students and athletes who would like to remember the legendary athletics coach George Gandy are invited to attend a memorial service on campus on Saturday 24 July.

11 June 2021

Loughborough Vice-Chancellor Professor Bob Allison awarded CBE

Professor Robert Allison, Vice-Chancellor and President of Loughborough University, has been made a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, for services to education and to supporting young people’s talent, equality and achievement.

11 June 2021

John Steele awarded OBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours

John Steele, Loughborough University’s Executive Director of Sport, has been recognised for his services to sport in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

10 June 2021

Ghana’s electricity supply mix has improved, but reliability and cost is still a challenge

Ghana has made significant progress over the past 10 years in increasing electricity generation and access.

10 June 2021

Loughborough researchers to help develop next-generation drone technology for intelligent solar plant inspections

Loughborough University researchers are to help develop cutting edge drone robotics for autonomous, fast, ultra-high-resolution solar plant inspections as part of a new collaborative project funded by Innovate UK.

10 June 2021

Midlands Innovation launches mentoring programme for technicians

Applications are now open for a new mentoring programme developed specifically for technicians within the Midlands Innovation partnership.

9 June 2021

Lack of math education negatively affects adolescent brain and cognitive development

Adolescents who stopped studying maths exhibited greater disadvantage - compared with peers who continued studying maths - in terms of brain and cognitive development, according to a new study.

8 June 2021

Art exhibition aims to raise awareness of the environmental impact of plastics

An online exhibition of art which explores the damage plastics and waste are causing the environment is being launched to coincide with the G7 summit taking place this weekend.

8 June 2021

Leading research team supports mission to enhance sport's contribution to mental health and wellbeing

A team of leading researchers have been commissioned to support the joint mission of the Sport for Development Coalition and Mind to enhance the contribution that sport and physical activity can make to addressing the mental health and wellbeing crisis brought on by Covid-19.

8 June 2021

IT Services to host upcoming in-person support sessions to help students get ready for Multi-Factor Authentication

From 28 June, all students will need to use multi-factor authentication to access online University services remotely, such as your email account, VPN, MyResults and the Learn portal.

8 June 2021

Double gold for Skinner at European Para Championships

The European Para Athletics Championships took place in Bydgoszcz, Poland between the 1st and 5th June, with Loughborough students past and present, and Loughborough-based athletes contributing towards Great Britain and Northern Ireland’s 37 medal haul.

8 June 2021

Covid-19 vaccine update

The Covid-19 vaccine programme is now open to the following groups:

8 June 2021

National Carers Week (7-13 June)

National Carers Week is an annual campaign that aims to raise awareness and highlight the challenges unpaid carers face, as well as recognising the positive impact they make across the UK.

7 June 2021

Para-cyclists rule the roost in storming weekend

Para-cyclists from Loughborough University enjoyed great success at the National ParaCycling Time Trial (TT) and Circuit Championships this weekend, with no fewer than three national champion jerseys secured following some brilliant rides.

7 June 2021

General Assembly – Wednesday 9 June

There will be a meeting of General Assembly on Wednesday 9 June at 3pm in the Jennings Council Chamber of the Hazlerigg Building (201.1.12) and on Microsoft Teams.

7 June 2021

Loughborough remains in top ten of Complete University Guide

Loughborough University has been ranked 7th out of 130 UK universities, and the top university in the Midlands, in the 2022 Complete University Guide, which was released today (8 June 2021).

7 June 2021

Donate your unwanted belongings to worthy causes through the University’s Give ‘n’ Go scheme

As many students are coming to the end of the academic year, you may be starting to pack your belongings for your journey home this summer.

7 June 2021

Celebrating Pride Month at Loughborough

Pride Month is a time to come together to celebrate, advocate, protest, and unite for the LGBT+ community.

7 June 2021

Staff members invited to Change Academy 2021

This year the University will be hosting its eighth Change Academy, which will focus on supporting participants to review processes in their own area.

7 June 2021

Don’t forget to complete the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES)

Eligible students still have time to complete the survey closing on 17 June.

4 June 2021

Get involved in the Doctoral Researcher Summer Showcase

The annual Summer Showcase for doctoral researchers will be held in-person and online between 21-25 June 2021.

4 June 2021

Sustainable energy expert appointed Chair of UN group dedicated to increasing solar energy uptake

An academic in Loughborough University’s School of Social Sciences and Humanities has been appointed to a United Nations role that will allow her to continue pushing for solar energy uptake.

3 June 2021

Loughborough Academic Awards: Last chance to nominate

This year, Loughborough University and Loughborough Students' Union colleagues would like to celebrate those that have greatly contributed to the makeup of our wonderful student-staff partnership.

3 June 2021

Reminder: Staff and students survey for women: Sexual Harassment

Please note this article is promoting the launch of a survey being undertaken by the Maia Network on sexual harassment.

3 June 2021

[FEATURE] Meet the maker: Michael Shaw and his inflatable masterpieces

If you walk by The Majestic in Leeds today, not only will you be greeted by the beautiful architecture of the Grade II listed building, you will encounter an 80m-long fluorescent pink and yellow inflatable sculpture that worms its way around the triangular shapes of the well-known city centre building, transforming it into an almost Beetlejuice-equse wonderland.

3 June 2021

Students: Stay secure and continue to access online University services with Multi-Factor Authentication

From 28 June, all students will need to use multi-factor authentication to access online University services, such as your email account and Learn portal.

3 June 2021

Call for participants in new study investigating deselection

Researchers from Loughborough University are looking to recruit participants that have experienced deselection for a new study.

3 June 2021

Home Covid testing now available

A home testing service is now available through the University to those who meet certain criteria.

2 June 2021

LU Arts launches Interface – showcasing interdisciplinary practice

LU Arts is pleased to announce the launch of Interface, a week-long programme of exciting events, including panel discussions, performances and interactive sessions, showcasing and celebrating creative collaboration across the University.

2 June 2021

Keep Calm with the Students’ Union

Whether you need a little extra motivation, advice on your studies or a relaxing break from studying, the Students’ Union are always there to help.

2 June 2021

Body positivi-tea: Barbie, social media, airbrushing and more discussed on the latest episode of Cuppa with a Scientist

The topic of ‘body positivity' never seems to leave headlines and recently there have been questions about whether the movement is as beneficial as it sounds.

1 June 2021

Cycling Festival a huge success as riders turn on the style

The inaugural Loughborough Cycling Festival proved to be a great success with some of the UK's best cyclists descending on campus for a full day of elite-level competition.

1 June 2021

Loughborough’s Winer leads digital transformation at Club Atlético Banfield

Loughborough University London Institute for Sport Business PhD student, Fede Winer, is part of the team behind a digital transformation at Argentine Primera División side Club Atlético Banfield.

1 June 2021

Decommissioning of the Fileport Application

With the use of modern collaboration tools such as Office 365, and as more colleagues move to using MS Teams, the need for legacy applications like Fileport to access Group Workspace have reduced significantly.

1 June 2021

Exams – You’ve got this

As Semester 2 exams begin today (1 June 2021), we wanted to wish you all the best of luck.

1 June 2021

Call out for participants for International Women in Engineering Day (INWED)

In anticipation of International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) on 23 June we are looking for undergraduates, postgraduates and staff to take part in the activities around this year’s theme of ‘Engineering Heroes’:

28 May 2021

Friends: making audiences laugh by embracing the unexpected in conversation

The Friends reunion has undoubtedly been one of the biggest TV events of the year so far.

28 May 2021

Hockey quintet earn international call-ups

Loughborough hockey is thrilled to announce that five of its students have been selected to represent their country at the upcoming EuroHockey Nations Championship in Amsterdam.

28 May 2021

Vice-Chancellor portrait competition winner announced

Over the last month twenty Fine Art students have been creating portraits of the Vice-Chancellor to commemorate the nine years he has been at Loughborough.

28 May 2021

New video highlights the spying career of 17th century novelist Aphra Behn – England’s first professional woman writer

In 1666, Aphra Behn sat in her Antwerp apartment writing what would be another unanswered letter to her English spymasters.

27 May 2021

Preparing for your exams

As Semester 2 exams commence next week, we want to make sure you feel prepared for your exams and have all the information you need to know. Remember, you’ve got this – and we’re here to support you on the way.

27 May 2021

Voices of Diversity: BAME Speaker Series launches

A panel of alumni came together on the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd (25 May 2021), reflecting on the past, looking to the future, and sharing experiences and learnings with the Loughborough community.

26 May 2021

Information for Leicester residents

The new Covid-19 variant spreads more easily from person to person. To help stop the spread, you should take particular caution when meeting anyone outside your household or support bubble.

26 May 2021

The TORCH Academy - A Programme for Academic Women at Loughborough

In the context of the institution’s work on gender equity, People and Organisational Development are delighted to announce a dynamic new programme to support the progression of academic women at Loughborough.

26 May 2021

Closure of Car Park 5 from 8 June 2021

Plans are well underway for our summer events, including preparation for a large marquee to be installed on Car Park 5 where we will be hosting a number of events throughout July.

25 May 2021

Alumnus donates £2 million to support student access and success at Loughborough

Loughborough alumnus Chris Gill has donated £2 million to the University to enable it to help more students from under-represented groups access and succeed in higher education.

25 May 2021

Update: Refresh Catering Services

Refresh Delivered Service is open for business as usual. The team are currently offering a reduced menu to meet with Covid-19 restrictions.

25 May 2021

Apply now for Loughborough University’s Marketing and Advancement internships

We are looking for passionate and talented Loughborough University graduates and part B students to join our award-winning Marketing and Advancement team.

25 May 2021

Final year students: Everything you need to know before graduating

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

25 May 2021

Students: Important information about remote access to Windows computers

Due to important and urgent IT maintenance work, students will need to register to use the remote access to Windows computers in IT Labs on campus from 6am on Wednesday (26 May) for the foreseeable future. We appreciate that this is potentially disruptive, but the timings are unavoidable.

24 May 2021

Loughborough swimmers enjoy superb Championships in Hungary

Swimmers from Loughborough University will return to campus in high spirits after a stunning collective performance at the European Aquatics Championships in Budapest.

24 May 2021

Apply now for the Teaching Best Practice Award

New this year is the 2020/21 Teaching Best Practice Award.

24 May 2021

The Postgrad Awards 2021 shortlist has been announced

Loughborough features twice in the shortlist for this year’s Postgrad Awards, hosted by FindAUniversity.

24 May 2021

Institute of Advanced Studies to host final event in ‘Arctic Geopolitics’ Spotlight Series

The Institute of Advanced Studies will host its second high-profile virtual workshop on ‘Remote Geopolitics: The Arctic and Beyond’ on 14 June 2021, as part of its inaugural Spotlight Series.

24 May 2021

Copyright guidance: new website available

To help staff and students unravel the myths around copyright and how it applies to their teaching and research, the Library has launched a new Copyright Guidance website.

24 May 2021

Loughborough celebrates clean sport week

To mark clean sport week (24th May - 28th May) Loughborough University will continue its pledge to educate its athletes on the importance of keeping sport clean and safe through a series of online events.

23 May 2021

LIA returns as competitive athletics light up Loughborough

Loughborough International Athletics (LIA) returned to campus on Sunday (23 May) as England secured victory in the 2021 ‘Battle of the Nations’.

21 May 2021

Broome turns on the style at World Para Powerlifting World Cup

Loughborough University student Olivia Broome produced a sensational performance at World Para Powerlifting World Cup in Tbilisi, Georgia.

21 May 2021

Loughborough’s Dr Hooper wins prestigious award

Loughborough University’s Dr Oliver Hooper has been awarded the esteemed AIESEP Young Scholar Award.

21 May 2021

Radar events explore the lived experiences of trans people and discuss the politics of trans representation

Two upcoming Radar events will explore the lived experiences of trans people and the politics of trans representation through a photography exhibition held on the Loughborough campus and an online discussion event.

21 May 2021

The Loughborough International Athletics (LIA) meeting returns to campus this weekend

Loughborough University is proud to be hosting this year’s Loughborough International Athletics (LIA) event on Sunday, 23 May.

21 May 2021

Important student reminder: Don’t forget to submit your module choices

For students who have not submitted their module choices already, this is an important reminder to do so before the extended deadline of 12pm on Wednesday 26 May.

21 May 2021

The Menopause

The menopause is a natural part of ageing for women. At Loughborough, we are committed to providing an inclusive and supportive working environment to enhance the wellbeing of all employees.

20 May 2021

Nominations reopen for LSU Education Volunteer Positions

If you missed the opportunity to apply the first time around, students now have until Friday 28 May to apply for a wide variety of education volunteer positions (except for the roles of Committee Chair and Vice-Chair, which close on 24 May).

20 May 2021

University part of new town centre hub to boost careers in Charnwood

A Careers and Enterprise Hub has opened its doors in the heart of Loughborough to help local people enhance their skills to access the careers market, progress in their existing careers or launch a new business idea.

20 May 2021

Applications now open for Community Sub-Warden positions

Two positions are currently available for existing staff members* and postgraduate students to apply to be a Community Sub-Warden.

19 May 2021

Loughborough swimmers impress in Budapest

Loughborough swimmers once again turned on the style in the opening days at the European Aquatics Championships in Budapest.

19 May 2021

The Collaborative Project Show goes global

The Collaborative Project Show is being run virtually this year, making it open to people from across the globe for the first time.

19 May 2021

Celebrating nature and wellbeing with the return of Fruit Routes

As part of our programme for Mental Health Awareness Week, the Sustainability team and artist Anne-Marie Culhane are delighted to invite staff and students to a Fruit Routes walk later this month.

19 May 2021

Reminder: Staff and student survey for women: Sexual Harassment

Please note this article is promoting the launch of a survey being undertaken by the Maia Network on sexual harassment. We recognise there may be elements of this that may be triggering and uncomfortable for some members of our community, so we would like to advise caution before you continue reading.

19 May 2021

Dramatic rise in child poverty in the last five years – new report

New figures released today reveal that even before the pandemic, in some parts of the UK, the majority of children are growing up in poverty once housing costs are taken into account.

18 May 2021

Loughborough art students create portraits of the Vice-Chancellor

To commemorate the nine years Professor Robert Allison has been Vice-Chancellor, a selection of Fine Art students have been commissioned to create portraits of him.

18 May 2021

Experts in Sport: The power of performance analysis

Performance analysis has grown immensely in sport with data now playing a key role in influencing decisions both on and off the field of play.

18 May 2021

Loughborough University to work with HS2 as landmark R&D agreement signed with the UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure & Cities

As part of its innovation programme, HS2 Ltd has signed a ground-breaking agreement with leading infrastructure research centres in UK universities, which will enable it to access world-leading research capabilities, knowledge and facilities.

17 May 2021

PIN/Passcode requirements for mobile devices

To reduce the risk of University data being exposed if mobile devices are lost or stolen, from Monday 24 May the University will require a PIN/Passcode of at least four digits to be used on any mobile device used to connect to our Email and Groupware service (this includes Outlook email, calendars, contacts, and tasks lists).

17 May 2021

Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2021

Every year eligible students are asked to complete the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) to provide valuable feedback on their experience at Loughborough.

17 May 2021

Helping one another to feel safe on our campuses

As the easing of restrictions continues from today (17 May), we appreciate staff and students may want some reassurance that they will feel safe on both the Loughborough and London campuses.

17 May 2021

Former Premier League pro announced as new Men’s football Head Coach

Loughborough University has announced that former Premier League player Jamie Clapham will take over as its new Men’s football Head Coach.

14 May 2021

Support for staff and students distressed by events in Israel/Palestine

The images currently on news channels and social media of current events in Israel/Palestine are very distressing, and may have a particular impact on students and staff who have family members associated with the region or for anyone who has direct experience of similar events in the past.

14 May 2021

Update from Loughborough University – roadmap from lockdown

Following the Government’s roadmap from lockdown announcement this week the University has now reviewed and confirmed its plans for the further resumption of activities on its Loughborough and London campuses.

14 May 2021

Why you might not be the body shape you think – new research

Hourglass, bottom hourglass, top hourglass, spoon, rectangle, diamond, oval, triangle, and inverted triangle… there are nine official female body shape classifications.

14 May 2021

Emily Parsons

We are very sad to inform you that Emily Parsons, a student within the School of Sport and Exercise Health Science, has died.

14 May 2021

Dr Garcia appointed as an adviser to key European football organisation

Loughborough University researcher Dr Borja Garcia has been appointed as an adviser to SD Europe.

14 May 2021

Maia celebrates its one-year anniversary

On Wednesday 12 May, over 100 members of Maia - Loughborough Women’s Staff Network - participated in an online event to celebrate its first birthday.

13 May 2021

Loughborough launches Voices of Diversity: BAME Speaker Series

As part of our commitment to advancing race equality and being an anti-racist community, we are pleased to launch Voices of Diversity: BAME Speaker Series.

13 May 2021

University celebrates holding HR Excellence in Research Award for ten years

Loughborough University has successfully retained the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award, following its 10-year anniversary review.

13 May 2021

Be part of transforming our culture with Citizens UK x ‘CARE’ Leadership Training at Loughborough University

‘Collective Anti-Racist Efforts’ (CARE) is an emerging project of the BAME Staff Network that aims to create community formations and safer spaces for BAME staff and students, as well as white allies, to collectively address institutional and interpersonal racism at the University.

13 May 2021

Mental Health Awareness Week: Getting out in nature

This year’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Week focuses on spending time outdoors.

13 May 2021

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?

13 May 2021

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) to relocate to Loughborough University

Loughborough University is delighted to welcome UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) to campus as the organisation relocates its headquarters to the East Midlands.

12 May 2021

LU Arts launch campus audio walk featuring collection of student poetry for Mental Health Awareness Week

LU Arts have launched an audio poetry walk to inspire the Loughborough community to connect with the outdoors and our beautiful campus, as part of Mental Health Awareness Week (10-16 May).

12 May 2021

Staff and student survey for women: Sexual Harassment

Please note this article is promoting the launch of a survey being undertaken by the Maia Network on sexual harassment. We recognise there may be elements of this that may be triggering and uncomfortable for some members of our community, so we would like to advise caution before you continue reading.

11 May 2021

University nanotechnology spinout raises £180,000 in seed funding round

Loughborough University’s latest spinout, Figura Analytics, has raised £180,000 in seed round funding from private investors and the UK’s leading early-stage investor SFC Capital.

11 May 2021

Lightning cohort selected for Vitality Roses

England Netball has revealed the names of the athletes selected for the Vitality Roses programme ahead of the 2021-22 international season – with four Lightning players included in the squad.

10 May 2021

Students: Share your feedback with Student Services

Student Services would like to learn about students’ experiences of using their services this academic year (2020-21) by completing an online survey. They welcome any feedback to help them continually improve their service and offer the best support to students.

10 May 2021

Mental Health Awareness Week: How the University can support you

Today (10 May) marks the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week and this year the theme focuses on how nature can help to improve your wellbeing.

10 May 2021

Loughborough Sport to partner with Sporting Minds UK

In recognition of Mental health Awareness Week (10 May – 16 May), Loughborough Sport is further strengthening its mental health support to its student-athletes through a new partnership with Sporting Minds UK.

7 May 2021

Loughborough Sport’s Murphy joins England Netball’s coaching team

England Netball has today welcomed Loughborough Sport’s Olivia Murphy to its Vitality Roses backroom team as its new Technical Coach.

7 May 2021

Loughborough Students’ Union elections

It’s almost time to vote for the next team of student leaders who will represent you as Executive Officers and Section Chairs during the next academic year.

7 May 2021

The inspiring winners of the third Female Engineer of the Year Awards announced

Loughborough University Women’s Engineering Society held the third Female Engineer of the Year Awards online at the end of April.

6 May 2021

Information for staff about the Students’ Union Executive Elections

Loughborough Students’ Union’s (LSU) Executive Elections is almost in full swing, with campaigning commencing at the end of this week.

6 May 2021

An update on the University’s commitment to being sustainable

With a new University Strategy due to be published later this year, sustainability has been identified as one of the key principles that will form a significant part of it.

6 May 2021

Professor Janet Godsell appointed Dean of Loughborough’s School of Business and Economics

Professor Janet Godsell has been appointed as the new Dean of Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics.

6 May 2021

Funeral information: Richard Parry-Jones

The funeral of former Pro-Chancellor Richard Parry-Jones will be held on Tuesday 11 May at 12pm.

6 May 2021

Next gen battery takes step closer to eclipsing current technology

Scientists have taken a big step towards creating the next generation of rechargeable batteries which will eclipse current energy storage technology if successful.

6 May 2021

Clean energy cooking in refugee camps should be prioritised on the humanitarian agenda, new briefing note argues

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 79.5 million people were forcibly displaced in the world at the end of 2019, and over the course of 2020, that number has soared beyond 80 million*.

6 May 2021

Be part of the Tokyo 2020 journey with ParalympicsGB!

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

6 May 2021

Loughborough University celebrates the benefits of nature for Mental Health Awareness Week

Here at Loughborough, we’re passionate about making mental health a subject that everyone can talk about without fear or stigma.

6 May 2021

Experts from the Centre for Research in Communication and Culture to share insights and research relating to Covid-19 at upcoming event

A group of world-leading experts from the Centre for Research in Communication and Culture at Loughborough University will be hosting an event presenting cutting-edge research and policy insights related to Covid-19 later this month.

5 May 2021

Loughborough student raises almost £1,000 for India appeal

A Loughborough student has taken part in a giant fund-raising event to support the huge battle against coronavirus being fought in India.

5 May 2021

Loughborough goes quackers for new arrivals on campus

The Grounds and Gardens Team helped a Mallard duck and her 14 new ducklings onto the water after they hatched in the Burleigh Court courtyard.

5 May 2021

Conversations, and how we end them

Conversation has been described as “the primordial site of human sociality”. We all have a lifetime’s experience to draw on if asked how it works, or when we reflect on the conversations we have participated in.

5 May 2021

Age Appreciation Group - For Every Age

The Age Appreciation Group (AAG) is one of many staff groups at the University and they are happy to welcome colleagues to their meetings.

5 May 2021

The New University Strategy – Staff Briefing Sessions

Led by the Provost, three staff briefing sessions on the new University Strategy have been organised to share current thinking and to seek views from all staff to help inform the next stage of the development of the strategy.

5 May 2021

Loughborough welcomes two world-leading figures in sustainability

Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics has appointed two new Honorary Visiting Professors to strengthen both its research and practice in sustainability.

5 May 2021

Keeping our campus tidy

We’re proud of our University campus. It has hundreds of acres of green land, a rich biodiversity of plants and wildlife, as well as some of the most impressive sports facilities in the country.

4 May 2021

Dynamic Working Group to look at hybrid working practices

A Dynamic Working Group has been established to reflect on what we have learned from the pandemic and consider how the University might adopt hybrid ways of working as we move forward from Covid-19 and lockdown.

4 May 2021

Examining sport clubs as 'missing spaces' for young people in care – new study

Loughborough University academics have secured a second prestigious British Academy small grant to explore care experienced young people’s engagements with sport clubs and coaches.

4 May 2021

Loughborough-led study on the airborne transmission of Covid-19 helping to kick-start large-scale events

A new Loughborough University-led study will create clear guidance on how to design and operate non-domestic buildings to minimise the risk of airborne transmission of Covid-19, and other viruses.

30 April 2021

Participants needed for research exploring the impact of ‘Couch to 5k’ on markers of health and wellbeing

Participants are being sought for a new Loughborough University project exploring the health impacts of the ‘Couch to 5k’ programme.

29 April 2021

Loughborough scholars selected to compete at European Para Championships

Loughborough Sport Scholars Lydia Church (coach: Jim Edwards) and Zak Skinner (Aston Moore) have been selected to compete for GB&NI in the T12 shot put and T13 long jump respectively, at the European Para Championships in Poland between the 1st and 5th June.

29 April 2021

Loughborough experts to lead £170k project that will explore how best to design COVID-19 immunity passports

Design experts at Loughborough University are to lead a £170,000 project that will explore how best to design COVID-19 immunity passports.

29 April 2021

Loughborough swimmer edges closer to Tokyo qualification

Loughborough University’s dual student-athlete Vladyslava Kravchenko produced a stunning swim at the British Para-Swimming International Meet to edge closer to the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

29 April 2021

First year student awarded Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Scholarship

Marnie Wyncoll, a MEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering student has received the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Diamond Jubilee Anniversary Scholarship.

28 April 2021

Free Level 2 qualifications available for staff and students

The University is working in partnership with The AIM Group to offer staff and students access to a number of Level 2 courses.

28 April 2021

Loughborough Behavioural Medicine researcher awarded £100,000 fellowship

Dr Nicola Paine, Lecturer in Health Psychology within the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University, has been awarded a £100,000 Springboard Fellowship from the Academy of Medical Sciences.

28 April 2021

Loughborough University launches two innovative new master’s programmes on climate change

The University is recruiting students for two new programmes in MA Climate Change Politics and Policy and MSc Climate Change Science and Management which will start in October 2021.

28 April 2021

Just launched: Loughborough’s Coaching, Mentoring and Buddying Framework for staff

At Loughborough, we believe that people are at the heart of our success and we strive to provide an enriching and inspiring environment that enables all colleagues to achieve their very best.

28 April 2021

Staff can now access free mental health support with Togetherall

For staff who might be struggling with their mental health and wellbeing, please know you are not alone and the University has a range of support services available.

27 April 2021

Lightning help England secure Six Nations glory

Loughborough Lightning players Sarah Hunter, Cath O’Donnell, Lark Davies, Detysha Harper, Helena Rowland and Emily Scarratt helped England win the Women's Six Nations for the third year in a row following a 10-6 victory over France.

27 April 2021

Loughborough design student helps develop ventilation hood that has the potential to save lives of COVID-19 patients

A third-year Loughborough University student has helped develop a ventilation product for coronavirus patients in intensive care.

27 April 2021

Experts in Sport: The importance of recovery in elite-level sport

Within sport, it is well known that recovery plays an important part of any training schedule, but how exactly does this impact team sports?

27 April 2021

Alumni team launch #LboroInnovation campaign

From bringing products to market to creating interesting designs and developing services, the alumni community is full of innovation.

26 April 2021

Support for staff and students experiencing distress about Covid-19 in India

Global coverage of the significant impact of Covid-19 in India intensified over the weekend, and the reported updates have been increasingly concerning.

26 April 2021

Staying aware on campus

Now that more of us are returning to campus and the weather is getting better it is important to remember to close windows, lock doors and keep valuables locked away or out of sight.

26 April 2021

Loughborough’s new £1m high-performance computer will transform research

A new £1.1m high-performance computer has been officially unveiled at Loughborough University.

26 April 2021

Arguing with the people you love? How to have a healthy family dispute

Unlike Britain’s royal family, most of us don’t have the option to move to another country when we don’t see eye to eye. But most of us have likely experienced disagreements with loved ones.

23 April 2021

Upcoming wellbeing support sessions for students

The Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity Team is running a series of workshops and has created a group for students looking for support.

23 April 2021

Students: Make sure you have completed the census

The deadline for the 2021 census is 30 April and if you don’t complete it you could be fined.

23 April 2021

Microaggressions – no place at Loughborough

According to a piece published this week by Annie Makoff in d&I Leaders, entitled ‘Did you really just say that?’*, in February, global software company Salesforce found itself rocked by allegations of discrimination, inequality and racism following the resignation of two Black employees who experienced ‘rampant microaggressions’.

22 April 2021

Loughborough Hockey players selected to Great Britain youth squads

Following the recent announcement of the 2021 squads by Great Britain Hockey, Loughborough Students Hockey is delighted to recognise the achievement of 15 current students who have been selected to represent the Great Britain Elite Development Programme (GB EDP).

22 April 2021

Loughborough psychologist publishes new book detailing stress, well-being, and performance in sport

Loughborough University performance psychologist, Dr David Fletcher, has co-edited a new book that examines stress, well-being, and performance in sport.

22 April 2021

Stephen Lawrence Day 2021

Stephen Lawrence was a Black British teenager who was murdered on 22 April 1993, in an unprovoked racially motivated attack while he waited for a bus.

22 April 2021

Now available: Edition 2 of the People and Organisational Development newsletter

People and Organisational Development’s second newsletter is now available to read.

22 April 2021

Don’t forget to apply for the 2021 Teaching Awards

The Teaching Innovation Awards, The Research-informed Teaching Awards and the 2020/21 Teaching Best Practice Award are all open for applications.

21 April 2021

Commonwealth Games England announce John Steele as next Chair post Birmingham 2022

Loughborough University’s Executive Director of Sport, John Steele, has been announced as the next Chair of the Commonwealth Games England Board.

20 April 2021

Richard Parry-Jones

Colleagues at Loughborough University have paid tribute to former University Pro-Chancellor Richard Parry-Jones, who died recently in a tragic incident near his home in Wales.

20 April 2021

Loughborough University to launch new Lightning wheelchair basketball team

Loughborough University has been selected as a High-Performance Partner for British Wheelchair Basketball in a move that will also see the formation of a brand-new Lightning team.

19 April 2021

Loughborough University to honour Leicestershire’s Public Health leaders

Honorary degrees are to be awarded by Loughborough University to Leicester and Leicestershire’s public health directors, in recognition of their outstanding contribution throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

19 April 2021

Loughborough contributes to a successful virtual Operational Research Society Simulation Workshop 2021

The week of 22-26 March 2021 saw many researchers and practitioners working in the field of simulation attend the first virtual Simulation Workshop (SW 2021).

19 April 2021

Students: Make sure you are registered to vote in the local elections

Today (Monday 19 April) is National Voter Registration Day – your last chance to check you are registered for the Leicestershire County Council and the Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner elections on 6 May.

19 April 2021

Doctoral Researchers: Get ready for the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey

The University wants to make sure postgraduate research students have the best possible experience while studying at Loughborough. To do this, we need to know what you think works well and what we could be doing better.

16 April 2021

Follow the Loughborough University Catering team’s new Instagram page

The Catering team have launched their new Instagram page.

16 April 2021

Estates and Facilities Management named Team of the Year at AUDE Awards

The University is delighted to announce that Estates and Facilities Management have been crowned the winners for ‘Team of the Year’ at the 2021 AUDE Awards.

16 April 2021

Study by Sports Technology student reveals cycle helmets are compromised by everyday use

A study by a Sports Technology student from Loughborough University has highlighted significant levels of fragility in EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) related to the everyday use of cycle helmets, which can cause invisible damage and potentially reduce their overall safety capacity.

15 April 2021

New guide sets out how to deliver successful national vaccination programmes

A guide for delivering safe and effective national COVID vaccination programmes is being rolled out around the world to help countries with mass immunisations.

15 April 2021

Video Q&A: Curious about COVID-19? Expert panel answer questions on vaccines, wellbeing and more

Are you immune to COVID-19 if you’ve had the vaccine? Is there going to be a ‘third wave’? How accurate are lateral flow tests? Will the coronavirus ever fully disappear?

15 April 2021

Loughborough University granted £100k for new research project

A team from Loughborough University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences has secured circa £100,000 in funding to produce a model for identification of novel wound therapeutics that restore skeletal muscle function after significant soft tissue injury.

14 April 2021

Microsoft Teams: Launch of self-service teams creation

From Friday 16 April staff and post-graduate researchers will be able to create a team via the Microsoft Teams App.

14 April 2021

Loughborough University praised by parliament for work on the impact of underwater noise on marine life

Experiments carried out by Loughborough University and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) were highlighted in the House of Commons by MP Sarah Olney in a debate on unexploded ordnance recently.

13 April 2021

Loughborough University launches two new Bio-focused engineering master’s programmes

The University is recruiting students for its innovative Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology MSc programmes starting in October 2021.

12 April 2021

‘Overcoming Anger’ programme now available for staff

As part of the University’s online Mind, Body and Soul training programme and after a successful pilot session, we’re pleased to offer another ‘Overcoming Anger’ course.

9 April 2021

University pays tribute to The Duke of Edinburgh

Loughborough's Vice-Chancellor Professor Robert Allison has paid tribute to Prince Philip following the announcement of his death earlier today.

9 April 2021

Five questions that need answering in a COVID public inquiry

Where there is much to be positive about regarding the UK’s strong vaccine rollout, a public inquiry into how this pandemic has been handled in the country since the first signs of COVID emerged will be required, to ensure mistakes aren’t repeated in the future.

8 April 2021

Hall warden applications are open

Harry French and Butler Court have hall warden positions available for those looking to contribute to the positive student experience.

8 April 2021

Applications for the Loughborough Graduate Management Trainee Scheme are now open

If you’re passionate about higher education and love being part of the Loughborough Family, then why not apply for this year’s Loughborough Graduate Management Trainee Scheme?

7 April 2021

Information for students staying in Loughborough over the Easter break

For students who have chosen to live on or near to campus over the Easter holidays, we have provided some information below about the facilities which are open, as well as some important reminders.

7 April 2021

Find your future career and explore new opportunities by attending the EFMD Global Virtual Fair (19-23 April)

All Loughborough students are invited to take part in this month’s EFMD Global Virtual Fair by Highered.

7 April 2021

Reminder: Loughborough experts to take part in Covid-19 Roundtable event

As we begin to consider what the new ‘normal’ may look like, staff are invited to engage with a panel of University researchers with broad-ranging societal expertise related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

7 April 2021

How the gig economy finally went into retreat

A loophole that many self-employed people have used to avoid paying income tax and national insurance in the UK has closed.

6 April 2021

Loughborough University launches new Lightning Cycling franchise

Loughborough University has underpinned its commitment to women’s sport with the launch of a new Lightning Cycling franchise.

2 April 2021

New study shows how online endorsement could help address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

A third of the UK adult population intend to use social media and personal messaging to encourage people to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a new, large scale, multi-university study involving Loughborough researchers has found.

1 April 2021

New ‘roadmap’ sets out 20-years of technological change in the UK motor industry

Loughborough University’s Institute of Digital Engineering has created a ‘roadmap’ to guide the UK automotive sector through the next 20-years of industry digitalisation.

31 March 2021

People eat more the night before exercise – new study

A study into eating behaviour and exercise has found that people increase the amount of food they eat the night before a planned exercise session.

31 March 2021

Loughborough excels in Research England’s first Knowledge Exchange Framework

The significant contribution Loughborough University makes to the regional economy and society has been highlighted by Research England’s first Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF), released today (Wednesday 31 March).

31 March 2021

Loughborough University strengthens partnership with US-UK Fulbright Commission

The existing partnership between the US-UK Fulbright Commission and Loughborough University will see a newly created Fulbright-Loughborough Doctoral Award, and a renewal of our successful participation in the Fulbright Scholar Awards.

31 March 2021

Chewing gum, studying animals, and eating apples: Ageing expert shares tips to supercharge your brain in new book

The brain is our most vital and complex organ. It controls and coordinates our actions, thoughts, and interactions with the world around us. It is the source of personality, of our sense of self, and it shapes every aspect of our human experience.

31 March 2021

New AI tool, developed by Loughborough experts, 85% accurate for recognising and classifying wind turbine blade defects

Demand for wind power has grown, and with it the need to inspect turbine blades and identify defects that may impact operation efficiency.

30 March 2021

Calling all student poets: Get paid to write and record a campus poem for a special audio poetry walk

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week (10-16 May), LU Arts are looking for students who are interested in writing and recording a poem to be featured on a special audio poetry walk which will be available to download.

30 March 2021

Dr Alister Smith to discuss acoustic emission monitoring in upcoming Fellowship Inaugural Lecture series

On Tuesday 27 April, Dr Alister Smith - who holds a Philip Leverhulme Prize in Engineering - will present the next lecture of this year’s Fellowship Inaugural Lecture series.

29 March 2021

How to promote your events on the University website

If you are a staff member or student hosting an event and would like to use the University’s webpages to promote it, there are a few things you need to know.

29 March 2021

Space race: Astronaut Chris Hadfield gives advice on life, spacesuits and leadership to Loughborough runner and engineering student Alex Haydock-Wilson

Astronaut Chris Hadfield has said that winning an Olympic Gold medal “won’t even be as good as you think” in a personal one-to-one chat with Loughborough athlete and student Alex Haydock-Wilson.

29 March 2021

Loughborough Sport: Update on sporting activity at the University

We highly value the experience students have whilst being on campus, which is why it’s our goal to offer our community a safe and secure sporting environment to enjoy. All our sporting activity, including casual and public sessions in our facilities, will fall in line with the latest guidelines.

26 March 2021

Lightning players selected for 2021 Six Nations squads

Eleven Loughborough Lightning players have been called up by their nation for the upcoming 2021 Six Nations.

26 March 2021

The Research Excellence Framework

The University has submitted its research to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) for assessment today.

26 March 2021

2021 Teaching Awards applications are now open

Applications for the 2021 Teaching Innovation Awards (TIAs), Research-informed Teaching Awards and the 2020/21 Teaching Best Practice Award are now open.

26 March 2021

Loughborough’s Broome sets new record at Para Powerlifting World Cup

Loughborough University student Olivia Broome set a new British record in the -50kg category to take silver on day one of the Para Powerlifting World Cup in Manchester.

26 March 2021

Students: Make sure you are ready for the local elections

The local elections for Leicestershire County Council and the Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner are on 6 May – here’s everything you need to know:

26 March 2021

Students: Applications deadline extended for Education volunteer positions

Loughborough Students’ Union is now recruiting for the next cohort of education volunteers.

26 March 2021

New portable gamma ray camera could help speed up cancer diagnosis

Scientists have designed a portable 3D imaging device which will improve the treatment and diagnosis of cancer.

25 March 2021

Loughborough expert to lead international project that will investigate how AI can make digital cultural records more accessible to users

It’s no secret that emails have largely replaced letters, and PDFs and Word documents have taken the place of paper reports – and though it makes communication faster and more effective, the shift to digital concerns archivists.

25 March 2021

Embracing our neurological differences

The Student Services team has compiled a range of resources to help you learn what neurodiversity means and how our brains all work differently from one another.

25 March 2021

Update: Catering outlet opening times over Easter

The catering outlets on campus will have different opening hours over the Easter holidays.

25 March 2021

Loughborough experts to take part in Covid-19 Roundtable event

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted all of us and continues to do so. As the vaccine is rolled out and we begin to consider what the new ‘normal’ may look like, we are offering you the opportunity to engage with a panel of University researchers with broad-ranging societal expertise related to the pandemic.

24 March 2021

Budding Loughborough freelancers take part in a new and innovative programme

The freelancer programme is a new initiative that supports Loughborough University students to pursue a freelancing lifestyle.

23 March 2021

Staff and students complete The £10k Challenge

Over 170 alumni, staff, students, and friends of the University participated in The £10k Challenge from 10-19 March 2021, which has raised over £30,000.

23 March 2021

Sport+ Transforming the Sport Industry

BADU and Loughborough University London are proud to announce a collaborative partnership project called Badu Sport+.

23 March 2021

Loughborough professor tasked with tackling BAME and gender issues in the UK motor industry

Emeritus Professor Jim Saker will investigate ways to improve diversity in the UK motor industry as the head of a new national taskforce.

23 March 2021

Information security and heightened cyber risk

Over the past year there has been a marked increase in cyber criminal activity across the world, with the HE sector now increasingly and specifically targeted by criminal gangs.

23 March 2021

Online workshops for students on coping with stress

In the lead up to exams, the Student Wellbeing Team are offering three informal online workshops, looking at stress and how to manage it more effectively.

23 March 2021

Loughborough alumna Brzozowski earns her stars and stripes with Team USA call up

Loughborough University alumna and athlete Lauren Brzozowski has been selected to represent Team USA's development team in bobsled.

22 March 2021

Grand Slam champions and Paralympic medallists headline Loughborough Indoor Wheelchair Tennis event

An array of Grand Slam champions and Paralympic medallists head the entry for this week’s inaugural Loughborough Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament, which takes place from Tuesday 23 March to Saturday 27 March at the Loughborough University Tennis Centre.

22 March 2021

Leveraging male allies: together we are stronger

The Women’s Higher Education Network (WHEN) is hosting an online event on Tuesday 23 March at 2pm, looking at the topic of male allyship, with speakers from Loughborough University – Dr Manuel Alonso and Professor Andy Dainty.

22 March 2021

Don’t forget to complete the National Student Survey

The National Student Survey (NSS) offers finalists the chance to give feedback on their time as a student.

19 March 2021

Staff and students encouraged to take part in University-led sound tolerance survey

Researchers from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences have launched two surveys to investigate sound tolerance prevalence in students at university, with hopes that the results will contribute to making the university experience for students who experience such conditions more enjoyable.

19 March 2021

Statement from the University about racially-motivated and misogynistic hate crimes

In light of the shocking shootings in the United States which appear to be targeting people of Asian descent, and the increase in hate crimes against Asian-Americans in recent months, seemingly fuelled by false rhetoric that blames groups for the spread of Covid-19, the leadership of the University wish to make it clear that we stand against this and all racism, misogyny and hatred.

19 March 2021

National Day of Reflection – Tuesday 23 March

Led by Marie Curie, a National Day of Reflection will take place on 23 March to give us time to pause, think about the loss we have faced, and support one another as we grieve from the events which have occurred over the last year because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

18 March 2021

The role technical colleagues have played during the Covid-19 pandemic

Over the past year, technical colleagues at the University have played a critical role in ensuring that vital research and teaching was able to continue, supporting the institution and our wider community.

18 March 2021

Celebrating Loughborough University’s relationship with China

Due to recent circumstances, Loughborough University is unable to travel on its annual tour of China, so instead, we are bringing you our event virtually.

17 March 2021

Professor appointed Chair of award-winning technology company

Loughborough’s Professor Phillip Cartwright has been announced as the new Chair of technology company Lontra – the latest in a long line of high-profile industry appointments for the University academic.

17 March 2021

Senior staff groups raise hundreds of pounds through The £10k Challenge

Over 170 alumni, staff, students, and friends of the University are doing a range of exercise and other activities for The £10k Challenge, which ends on 19 March.

17 March 2021

Students: Make sure you complete the census

All students should complete the census for their university residence, even if you're not in Loughborough at the moment.

17 March 2021

Doctoral Researcher wins Royal Society of Chemistry prize

Xin Yee Tai, a second year Doctoral Researcher in Chemical Engineering, won first prize in the engineering category for their poster as part of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s virtual event.

16 March 2021

Reminder: Financial help for students affected by Covid-19

As a result of additional funds received from the Office for Students (OfS), students who have been financially impacted by the pandemic can get help towards their accommodation costs and caring responsibilities.

16 March 2021

Sarah Everard Vigil – Wednesday 17 March

As you will have seen over the past week, the University released a statement regarding the murder of Sarah Everard and to acknowledge the impact that this event, and the response to it, has had on our community.

16 March 2021

International Student Network hosts programme of events to celebrate Loughborough’s international community

To mark International Students’ Appreciation Week, Loughborough’s International Student Network has curated a week-long programme of events which are open to all, as well as informative and fun content from different countries around the world.

16 March 2021

Greenbank smashes 10-year British record in Manchester

Loughborough swimmer Luke Greenback produced the performance of a lifetime at the British Swimming Invitation Meet in Manchester by breaking a 10-year record in the Men’s 200m Backstroke.

16 March 2021

Don’t miss LU Arts’ spoken word and poetry night

Speech Bubble returns on 22 March, with online performances from two professional poets, as well as opportunities for staff and students to get involved.

16 March 2021

Staff: Looking after your computer

Many of us have been working off campus with our devices for some time now, and to keep them up to date and secure they require regular restarts and connection to the University Network via the VPN service (Virtual Private Network).

15 March 2021

Loughborough’s Estates and Facilities Management shortlisted for two awards

The AUDE Awards celebrate excellence in higher education estates and facilities management and this year Loughborough has been shortlisted for Team of the Year and the Reaching Higher Award.

15 March 2021

Update: Collecting parcels and post

Parcels and post must be collected by the person they are addressed to.

15 March 2021

PostGrad Awards nominations are now open

FindAMasters and FindAPhD are looking for staff and students who demonstrate excellence in teaching, learning, supervision and research, to celebrate at this year’s awards.

12 March 2021

Response to the death of Sarah Everard

We are deeply saddened by news of the death of Sarah Everard and troubled by the misogynistic and victim-blaming response to it in the media.

12 March 2021

International Women’s Day: Celebrating researchers from Loughborough University London

As the University’s celebrations for International Women’s Day come to a close, we wanted to highlight just a few of the incredible women researchers based at Loughborough University London.

12 March 2021

Loughborough University launches LEADING

The University is delighted to announce the launch of LEADING, Loughborough’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Networked Research Group.

12 March 2021

Penny Rowe - Loughborough University – 1990-2016

It is with great sadness that we confirm the passing of former Loughborough University member of staff, Penny Rowe. Penny worked for the University for 26 years as part of the Sports Development Centre team, formerly known as the Centre for Coaching and Recreation. In tribute to Penny, her former colleagues and friends have shared the following memories.

12 March 2021

COVID-19 has highlighted the need to tackle the ‘obesity time bomb’ – here are two simple steps we could take

The urgency of tackling the obesity time bomb has been brought to the fore by evidence of the link to an increased risk from COVID-19, says the UK Government’s Department of Health and Social Care₍₁₎.

12 March 2021

Information about catering outlets

Please note the following outlets are currently open on the Loughborough campus:

10 March 2021

The £10k Challenge gets going

More than 160 alumni, staff, students, and friends of the University are setting off on a range of exercise and other challenges over the next ten days.

10 March 2021

Be inspired by these female-focused books compiled for International Women’s Day

As part of Loughborough University’s celebrations for International Women’s Day, Senior Lecturer in Sustainable and Resilient Urbanism Dr Ksenia Chmutina – who is also the Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering - has compiled a reading list sharing fiction and non-fiction reads focused on women.

10 March 2021

Double Bronze for Loughborough Students

The European Indoor Athletics Championships in Torun, Poland was a welcome return to International athletics competition at the weekend, with four current and six former Loughborough students selected for the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team.

10 March 2021

What do you #ChoosetoChallenge?

As the global theme for this year’s International Women’s Day, combined with the continuing efforts to make Loughborough University a more inclusive place to be, we are asking members of the Loughborough family to make their own pledge to support equality for all.

10 March 2021

Former England internationals select Loughborough as their training base

Former England internationals Des Walker and Dennis Wise have chosen Loughborough University’s campus for an extensive training camp - all in the name of unearthing the next Indonesian football talent.

9 March 2021

Students: Remember to fill out the census – even if you’re not on campus

All students should complete the census for their university address, even if you are not in Loughborough at the moment.

9 March 2021

Low-income families more vulnerable than ever due to the impact of coronavirus – new research

Two new reports published today have highlighted how the coronavirus pandemic has increased insecurity for low-income families.

9 March 2021

Leading Loughborough academic calls for change in concussion crisis

A Loughborough University academic has called for radical change in the concussion crisis in sport in a recently published report.

9 March 2021

Loughborough University launches MSc in Intelligent Transport Systems

Loughborough University is recruiting students for a new MSc in Intelligent Transport programme which will start in October 2021.

8 March 2021

International Women’s Day: Video showcases the international women at Loughborough

The SEEHER@Lboro video has been released as part of the celebrations for International Women’s Day 2021 (8 March) to recognise Loughborough University’s international women.

8 March 2021

Update from Loughborough University – roadmap from lockdown

Following the Government’s roadmap from lockdown announcement last month the University has now reviewed and confirmed its plans for the gradual resumption of activities on its Loughborough and London campuses.

8 March 2021

LU Arts unveil WAVE Press publication led by students to mark International Women’s Day 2021

A trio of students behind an exclusive publication called WAVE Press are delighted to announce copies of their risograph printed magazine are now available to view.

5 March 2021

Three ways behavioural psychology might help you lose weight

There’s no shortage of weight loss programmes out there to choose from, each of which claim to have the key to shedding pounds. One of the latest popular weight loss programmes out there is Noom, which claims that behavioural psychology is the key to helping people lose weight for good – including those who haven’t had success in the past.

4 March 2021

Home testing kits for school students

The Government has announced that families and households with primary school, secondary school and college-age children, including childcare and support bubbles, will be able to test themselves twice every week from home as schools return from 8 March.

4 March 2021

Loughborough serves up an ace with key tennis events

Loughborough University has welcomed some of the country’s top young tennis talent as the UK Pro League tennis tournament gets underway on campus.

4 March 2021

The LUWES STEM Club has launched

In celebration of World Engineering Day 2021 (4 March), Loughborough University Women’s Engineering Society has launched their first video for their STEM Club.

4 March 2021

Experts in Sport: Does stronger = faster?

Force, velocity, and power are all vital for success in jumping and sprinting, but how are these key components measured and monitored to improve athlete performance?

4 March 2021

Loughborough best university in the world for sports-related subjects for fifth consecutive year

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

4 March 2021

‘Children who offend should be treated as children first and foremost’: new report provides evidence-base for Child First approach in youth justice systems

Responding to young people that come into contact with the Youth Justice System as ‘children’ and not ‘offenders’ can enhance lives, reduce offending, promote safer communities and lead to fewer victims, a new report states.

4 March 2021

Dr Nacho Martin-Fabiani to present fourth lecture in Fellowship Inaugural Lecture series

On Friday 12 March, UKRI Future Leaders Fellow Dr Nacho Martin-Fabiani will present the next lecture of this year’s Fellowship Inaugural Lecture series.

3 March 2021

PhD students create mindfulness walk in Burleigh Woods as part of Doctoral Wellbeing Fortnight

We are consistently told about the benefits of getting outside for fresh air and exercise. But when you’re out on your walks, how present are you?

3 March 2021

New low-cost ventilator which doesn’t need electricity could help hospitals treat COVID patients

A team of engineers from Loughborough University has designed and built a unique low-cost, non-electric ventilator in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

3 March 2021

Women in Everything discussion series

Loughborough London Women’s Sport Business group have organised a three-part discussion series to celebrate International Women’s Day (8 March).

3 March 2021

Financial help for students affected by COVID-19

Funds are available for Spring Term 2021 to help towards accommodation costs and/or for students with caring responsibilities.

3 March 2021

Bookings open for upcoming Paulo Freire Centennial

Loughborough University London's Institute for Media and Creative Industries is inviting staff, students and members of the public to join their next cycle of talks celebrating the birth centennial of the Brazilian educator Paulo Freire.

2 March 2021

School of Design and Creative Arts launch virtual postcard exhibition in collaboration with Joshibi University of Art and Design

Over the last five years, Loughborough University has welcomed Joshibi University of Art and Design (Tokyo, Japan) undergraduate students onto the East Midlands campus to experience a month-long cultural exchange programme.

2 March 2021

Loughborough University experts shaping heat preparation for hottest ever Olympics - Tokyo 2020

The results from an international research collaboration including world-leading experts from Loughborough University have now been published.

2 March 2021

Notice of power outage: Central and West Parks

Due to planned work this Thursday (4 March) between 6am–8am, there will be a power outage affecting most buildings in the Central and West Parks.

2 March 2021

There’s still time to register for the University’s International Women’s Day events

Each year, the University celebrates International Women’s Day (IWD) with a week-long programme of workshops, panel events and presentations to celebrate women and advance equality of opportunity at our institution.

1 March 2021

Campbell shines in Loughborough throws event

Sunday 28th February saw Loughborough host the first major outdoor athletics event of 2021, as the University co-hosted the Loughborough Winter Throws Meeting with British Athletics.

1 March 2021

Move this March with #ThisGirlCan

Leicestershire and Rutland Sport are running a month-long event with a variety of exercise sessions for women to get involved in.

1 March 2021

Loughborough athletes selected to represent Great Britain & NI at European Indoor Championships

Current Loughborough students Holly Bradshaw (coach: Scott Simpson) and Jamie Webb (Matt Yates/Adrian Webb) have been selected to compete at the European Indoor Championships taking place in Torun, Poland between the 4th and 7th March.

1 March 2021

The relationship between thinking styles, wellbeing, and behaviours in athletes to be explored in new study

A Loughborough University study is set to explore the relationship between thinking styles, wellbeing and behaviours in the athlete population.

1 March 2021

Self Injury Awareness Day

1 March is Self Injury Awareness Day and the University wants to remind staff and students of the support available to them.

1 March 2021

Poster project: Most downloaded poster winner announced

LU Arts invited staff and students to submit political posters on issues they were passionate about and they have announced which poster was awarded the special prize for the most downloaded.

1 March 2021

Food Waste Action Week: 1-7 March

Food waste is one of the biggest contributors to climate change with 4.5 billion tonnes of food wasted every year in UK households.

25 February 2021

‘The One with the Conversation Analyst': What Friends and Phoebe Buffay teach us about the way we talk

Conversation analyst Professor Elizabeth Stokoe has studied social interaction in a variety of contexts including healthcare settings, police interviews, hostage negotiations, and even first dates.

25 February 2021

Don’t forget to complete the National Student Survey

The National Student Survey (NSS) offers finalists the chance to give feedback on their time as a student.

25 February 2021

Reminder: If you could go back in time, what would you tell your teenage self?

As part of International Women’s Day 2021 (IWD) we want to recognise and celebrate what we have learned on our journeys so far, and what we would have loved our teenage self to know.

25 February 2021

Loughborough Talent Match

Loughborough Talent Match offers students and graduates the opportunity to apply for and gain work experience through summer projects and internships hosted by various organisations.

24 February 2021

Zoe Grunow

We are very sad to inform you that Zoe Grunow, a student within the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, has died.

23 February 2021

Student participants needed for focus groups on Race Equality

The University is committed to eradicating racial inequality and creating an inclusive environment where everyone, regardless of their race, ethnicity, or national origin, can succeed.

23 February 2021

Biden and the Iran nuclear deal: what to expect from the negotiations

As Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, speculation was rife that one of the first things his administration would do would be to seek re-entry to the Iran nuclear deal that had been quit by his predecessor in the White House.

23 February 2021

Loughborough University partners with South African universities to launch collaborative doctoral training programme

Loughborough University’s Doctoral College has launched a new doctoral training programme for staff from five South African universities.

22 February 2021

Loughborough University supports World Encephalitis Day

Today (Monday 22 February) is World Encephalitis Day. Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain, caused either by an infection invading the brain (infectious encephalitis) or through the immune system attacking the brain in error (post-infectious or autoimmune encephalitis).

22 February 2021

Cricket: children are the key to the future of the game, not broadcast rights

The resounding victory scored by England men’s cricket team in the first Test match in Chennai, India on February 9 was truly historic. India had lost only one of their most recent 35 Tests at home and had not lost in Chennai since 1999. The victory was largely assured by the England captain, Joe Root, who produced the highest ever individual score by an English player in a test in India. The icing on the cake was provided by fast bowler James Anderson, whose devastating display of swing bowling turned the momentum on the final day inexorably in England’s favour.

21 February 2021

Personal Best: My Story – Karen Walker

On International Women’s Day 2021 (8 March), alumna Karen Walker will share her career story in the next Personal Best: My Story presentation.

19 February 2021

British people are really missing the pub – here’s why

The events of the past year have had a devastating impact on the hospitality sector in the UK. At the forefront of lockdown’s sacrifices for many is the closure of an institution that is a cornerstone of british culture – the pub.

19 February 2021

Loughborough chooses to challenge for International Women’s Day 2021

Each year, the University celebrates International Women’s Day (IWD) with a week-long programme of workshops, panel events and presentations to celebrate women from the Loughborough family and advance equality of opportunity at our institution.

18 February 2021

Working safely at home

With many of us still working from home using our IT equipment, itis useful to take a minute to ensure that you are working safely:

18 February 2021

Lightning Cricket fixtures announced as the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy returns alongside new Women’s Regional T20

Lightning Cricket will open their new campaign away at Southern Vipers as the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy returns alongside the new Women’s Regional T20 this summer.

18 February 2021

Academic publishes first-ever stage play on Jacques Derrida

A Loughborough academic has published a stage play on Jacques Derrida, which was inspired by a visit Derrida made to Loughborough almost twenty years ago.

17 February 2021

Sharing Teams recordings

After recording a meeting in MS Teams, if you have used the ‘Share’ function within Teams, by default this will give all staff in the University access to view the video in Microsoft Stream.

17 February 2021

World Encephalitis Day

Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain. It is caused either by an infection invading the brain (infectious encephalitis) or through the immune system attacking the brain in error (post-infectious or autoimmune encephalitis).

17 February 2021

Loughborough student reads heart-warming poem as part of LGBT+ History Month

Current student Leah Langley – who is in her final year studying BSc Sport and Exercise Psychology – has written a poem about her experiences of being gay at university as part of LGBT+ History Month.

17 February 2021

New media training resources launched

A new suite of media training resources has been launched by the PR team to support Loughborough’s academics, doctoral researchers, and specialists in raising their profile with external audiences.

17 February 2021

New digital conference announced for Higher Education technicians

Midlands Innovation, the university partnership that founded the UK’s Higher Education Technician Summit (HETS), has announced that it will host a digital conference for technicians in addition to a physical conference later in the year.

17 February 2021

Radar explores movement with meaning in online discussion event

Through discussion and film, the Movement with Meaning: Dance, Identity, Knowledge online event on 24 February, 7pm-9pm will explore how dance produces meaning for audiences and dancers.

16 February 2021

Notice of upgrade for Cisco Jabber

From week commencing Monday 22 February, IT Services will be rolling out an upgraded version of Cisco Jabber (12.9.3) on the Staff Managed Desktop Service.

16 February 2021

Bookings now open for this year’s Doctoral Wellbeing Fortnight

Following the success of the first Doctoral Wellbeing Week in 2020, we are delighted to announce that bookings are now open for this year’s event, taking place from 1 March to coincide with University Mental Health Day.

15 February 2021

Athletes shine at latest Loughborough competition

Never one to shy away from a challenge, Loughborough University hosted one of the very few domestic indoor athletics competitions over the weekend, abiding by strict COVID protocols to allow athletes an opportunity to qualify and prepare for the upcoming European Indoor Championships in March.

15 February 2021

Students: Don’t forget to reapply for halls

If you are looking to live in halls again next year, you must apply before 2pm on Thursday 18 February.

15 February 2021

Call-out for staff and students to contribute to University response to increase BAME student participation in PGR study

Staff and students are invited to engage with the University’s response to the Office for Students’ Funding competition to improve access, support and participation for BAME groups in postgraduate research study.

12 February 2021

“You know you’re there to endure and suffer” – climate scientist discusses extraordinary expedition to install world’s highest weather station on Mt. Everest

“There's a reason that it is so famous; it's not just that it's the highest mountain on earth, it is an incredibly awe-inspiring landscape”, says climate scientist Dr Tom Matthews, who was part of the team that installed the world’s highest weather station on Mount Everest in 2019.

12 February 2021

How Loughborough staff and students are celebrating Chinese New Year

The Year of the Ox begins on 12 February, but celebrations will look a little different this year for the Loughborough community due to Covid and the national lockdown.

12 February 2021

National Student Money Week (15-19 February): Know where to go for help

For many students, the pandemic has been considerably challenging for your wellbeing, your studies and your day-to-day life.

11 February 2021

Researchers explore ways to maximise arts and culture online

Coronavirus has forced the arts online with video streaming now one of the most popular and effective tools for allowing people access to culture.

11 February 2021

Free online support for students with Togetherall

For students who might be struggling with their mental health and wellbeing, know you are not alone. You can access free online support using Togetherall.

11 February 2021

Loughborough academics join forces with Aardman to tackle mental health crisis

Young people struggling with mental health issues arising from challenges such as loneliness, perfectionism and competitiveness, will be supported by a series of new animated films and companion website.

11 February 2021

The National Student Survey is back

The annual, independent and anonymous survey for students needs you.

10 February 2021

Join the Student Panel and have your say

The University’s Market Research Team are looking for students to join the new Student Panel.

10 February 2021

Loughborough University contributes to research on transmission risk of COVID-19 from sports equipment

A team led by LSTM’s Dr Emily Adams, have investigated the transmission risk of COVID-19 from sports equipment, finding that the risk is likely to be low, and probably lower than from player interaction before, during and after sporting activity.

10 February 2021

International Women’s Day: If you could go back in time, what would you tell your teenage self?

In our adult lives, as we pursue careers and studies, juggle priorities, relationships and various other commitments, it’s sometimes easy to forget the younger version of ourselves and remember how we navigated through the challenges and feelings of our teenage years.

9 February 2021

Institute of Advanced Studies announces annual Theme for 2021/22

Loughborough University’s Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) is delighted to announce AI: Facts, Fictions, Futures as their annual Theme for 2021/22.

9 February 2021

Flynn and Tolman selected to represent England

Loughborough badminton duo Lizzie Tolman and Max Flynn have been called up by England for the upcoming European Mixed Team Championships in Vantaa, Finland.

9 February 2021

LGBT+ History Month: An overview of the historic achievements our University community has made so far

Each year, Loughborough celebrates our fantastic LGBT+ community with a programme of exciting events, awareness-raising initiatives, and celebratory news as part of LGBT+ History Month.

8 February 2021

Don’t miss this 12-week wellbeing course run by students, for students

The #Me programme begins on 22 February, with sign up closing this Friday 12 February.

8 February 2021

Prestigious Papin Prize technician award nominations are open

Nominations are now open for the Papin Prize awards that recognise the achievements of technical colleagues in Higher Education.

8 February 2021

‘My Healthy Advantage’ app now available for staff and PhD students

As part of the University’s Employee Assistance Programme, an app is now available to download for Loughborough University staff and Doctoral Researchers.

8 February 2021

Get up and running with The £10k Challenge

Alumni, staff, and students are invited to take part in The £10k Challenge, a socially distant running event taking place over ten days in March.

5 February 2021

Call for participants: Student focus groups on Race Equality

The University is committed to eradicating racial inequality and creating an inclusive educational environment where everyone, regardless of their race, ethnicity, or national origin, can succeed.

4 February 2021

Letter from the Minister of State for Universities

The Minister of State for Universities, Michelle Donelan MP, has asked the University to share her letter with staff and students at Loughborough.

4 February 2021

Loughborough establishes new committee focused on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Reporting to the Human Resources Committee (HRC), a new committee focused exclusively on issues of equality, diversity and inclusion at Loughborough has been established.

4 February 2021

LGBT+ history month: forgotten figures who challenged gender expression and identity centuries ago

Non-binary and trans people have always been here, not least in every recorded society from the ancient world onwards.

4 February 2021

Loughborough University launches ‘Cuppa with a Scientist’ podcast

Loughborough University has officially launched ‘Cuppa with a Scientist’, a brand new podcast led by the PR team that aims to inspire the next generation of scientists.

3 February 2021

Get involved in Loughborough’s celebrations for Chinese New Year

The BAME Staff Network is encouraging staff and students to get involved in virtual celebrations for the Chinese New Year.

2 February 2021

Professor Wen-Hua Chen to present third lecture in Fellowship Inaugural Lecture series

On Thursday 11 February, EPSRC Established Career Fellow Professor Wen-Hua Chen will give the third lecture of this year’s Fellowship Inaugural Lecture series.

2 February 2021

Report reveals the positive role pubs play in communities

A new Loughborough University report, commissioned by The Campaign to End Loneliness and in collaboration with HEINEKEN, has revealed how pubs are important social hubs that help to tackle loneliness and social isolation in local communities.

2 February 2021

Chief Executive of HS2 joins Loughborough University as a Visiting Professor

The Chief Executive of HS2 Ltd and Loughborough alumnus, Mark Thurston, has joined the University as Visiting Professor of Complex Project and Programme Leadership.

2 February 2021

The Writing Gym’s first virtual bootcamp for doctoral researchers is a success

Between 25-28 January 2021, The Writing Gym Team ran their fourth PhD Writing Bootcamp for doctoral researchers.

1 February 2021

Professor Robin Lyth Hudson (1940-2021)

It is with great sadness that we have been informed that Professor Robin Hudson passed away at home on 12 January 2021 after a long illness.

1 February 2021

Vice-Chancellor welcomes the campus nursery as it becomes part of Imago

The Vice-Chancellor welcomes the newly-named Loughborough University Nursery after its transfer from the Students’ Union to Imago.

1 February 2021

Santander Universities UK launches Black Inclusion Programme for current students and recent graduates

As part of their mission to support students from diverse backgrounds, Santander Universities UK has joined forces with Finance Unlocked to run a new and exciting learning experience for Black and Black Mixed undergraduate students, as well as those who graduated in the 2019/2020 academic year.

1 February 2021

New study to investigate the mental health and wellbeing challenges of elite Para athletes

Colleagues from Loughborough University and the English Institute of Sport (EIS) will collaborate on a new study to investigate the mental health and wellbeing challenges faced by Para athletes.

1 February 2021

National HIV Testing Week

1-7 February marks National HIV Testing Week, an awareness campaign advocating for people to get regularly tested to reduce the number of people living with HIV undiagnosed or being diagnosed late.

1 February 2021

New Archibus system launched by Estates and Facilities Management

The new Archibus system for reporting maintenance work requests has just been launched. Schools and Departments have nominated key contacts who will report maintenance requests on behalf of their areas.

29 January 2021

Meditation to help you switch off from work

As part of the Mind, Body & Soul programme, Organisational Development have been running regular short morning meditations for staff, expertly facilitated by Natalie Steele from the University’s Faith and Spirituality team.

29 January 2021

Loughborough University celebrates LGBT+ History Month 2021

In February, the University and Loughborough Students’ Union will be running a series of initiatives and virtual events to celebrate LGBT+ History Month.

29 January 2021

Consultation on the appointment of the next Vice-Chancellor

Before Christmas, staff and students were asked to what they thought were the most important qualities they would wish to see in the new Vice-Chancellor.

29 January 2021

Stem cell AI: Loughborough part of £3m ‘brain on a chip’ project that aims to revolutionise computing power

Loughborough University scientists have started work on a project that will see human brain stem cells used to power artificial intelligence (AI) devices and bring about a revolution in computing.

28 January 2021

International University-wide study exchange application deadline

If you are considering taking part in an International University-wide study exchange in the Academic Year 2021/22 and have yet to submit your application don’t forget that deadline for submission is Monday 8 February 2021.

28 January 2021

Childcare and Exams

We’re aware that some of our students will currently be juggling their Semester 1 exams with childcare responsibilities as a result of the current lockdown.

28 January 2021

One year. One community. One Loughborough.

What did 2020 bring us? It certainly brought us challenges, but it also gave us reasons to celebrate.

27 January 2021

Nissan staying in UK is great news after Brexit, but car industry’s future is still very unclear

When the UK voted for Brexit, there were no positives for the UK car industry. The prospect of a 10% tariff on car production that involves parts and sub-assemblies moving in and out of the UK was untenable.

25 January 2021

Survey shows more wildflowers in bloom during January than ever before

A record number of wildflowers were found to be in bloom this winter, according to a new survey by the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland.

25 January 2021

People and Organisational Development

People and Organisational Development, previously known as Human Resources and Organisational Development, have changed their name to better reflect the work they do.

25 January 2021

Staff members lead wellbeing webinars on behalf of the Staff Educational Development Association

Co-Editors of an upcoming Staff Educational Development Association (SEDA) wellbeing special, Dr Sarah Turner (Centre of Academic Practice) and Dr Katryna Kalawsky (Doctoral College and Centre of Academic Practice), are leading three webinars during the spring to enable different higher education institutions to consider and share ideas and initiatives to support student, staff, and educational developer wellbeing.

22 January 2021

Loughborough swimmers selected for Olympic squads

Four Loughborough-based swimmers have been selected to represent their countries at the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

22 January 2021

Future email password prompt for those not using Microsoft Outlook

Please note this notice only applies to colleagues who are not using Microsoft Outlook on their computer or mobile devices to connect to their University email account. If you only use Microsoft Outlook, across all of your devices, you can ignore this message.

21 January 2021

Updated At a glance available to download

An updated version of At a Glance, which provides an overview of the University and its achievements, is now available to download.

21 January 2021

Experts in Sport: Insight into the relationship between exercise and cancer

This week’s Experts in Sport podcast takes a closer look at the relationship between exercise and cancer.

21 January 2021

PhD student awarded grant to fund project looking at the significant loss of Black individuals in Chemistry after graduate level

Naomi Howard, a Physical Chemistry researcher at Loughborough, has been awarded a grant from the Royal Society of Chemistry’s (RSC) Inclusion and Diversity Fund to conduct an 18-month project to investigate why there is such a small number of Black individuals in the field of chemistry after undergraduate level.

20 January 2021

Call-out for contributors for student-led magazine celebrating International Women’s Day

In collaboration with LU Arts, a small group of students are working on an exciting and creative project to commemorate International Women’s Day 2021.

20 January 2021

Academics awarded £93k to develop novel board game that aims to improve children’s numeracy skills

Mathematics education research has repeatedly shown that children’s early counting abilities are an essential precursor to wider mathematical learning.

20 January 2021

Loughborough College launches free online PE lessons for children

As part of the Daily Telegraph’s Keep Kids Active campaign, Loughborough College is offering free online PE classes aimed at children aged 10-14 years old.

20 January 2021

State of the art technology install drives Loughborough forward

Loughborough University has become the first sporting institution in the UK to install the Hudl Focus camera – a move that will benefit its flourishing Performance Analysis department and further enhance its close working relationship with Hudl.

20 January 2021

Former Director of GCHQ to join IAS workshop on ‘Time, Disaster and Decision-Making’

The Institute of Advanced Studies’ annual Theme, Time, will host a second virtual workshop on Wednesday 27 January entitled ‘Time, Disaster and Decision-Making’.

18 January 2021

Research project to delve into gender equality in Para sport media

An academic from Loughborough University has been granted funding to investigate gender equality and inclusion in Para sport media.

18 January 2021

Happy Mondays: Free online creative workshops for students

Students can get their creative fix every Monday thanks to a partnership between LU Arts and LSU. Happy Mondays is a weekly programme of art-based workshops, currently held online due to Covid restrictions.

18 January 2021

Don’t miss the Sports Tech Entrepreneur Day

A free online event is running on 3 February, 9.30am-1pm for those interested in sports technology.

18 January 2021

Teachers could be over or underestimating the effectiveness of education studies because of how they are presented

The way that some education studies are presented could give teachers unrealistic expectations about what they might be able to achieve in the classroom, according to new research.

15 January 2021

EU Research Funding after Brexit

The UK will participate in the Horizon Europe programme as an associated country, subject to a final agreement once the relevant EU legal texts have been finalised.

15 January 2021

The Midlands is delivering nearly £100m of research to support the nation’s fight against COVID-19

A new report - Mobilising Research Excellence in the Midlands to Tackle COVID-19 - published today (Friday, January 15 2021) reveals that the Midlands has moved swiftly to apply its wealth of capability in its hospitals, universities and businesses to deliver £90m of research to support regional, national and global efforts to tackle the Coronavirus Pandemic.

15 January 2021

Climate change: what would 4°C of global warming feel like?

Another year, another climate record broken.

15 January 2021

Update: Services and facilities on the Loughborough campus

Following the most recent Government guidance, the Loughborough campus is running on a limited basis. Below we’ve provided information on some of the various facilities and services that remain open.

14 January 2021

Alumnus commissioned by LU Arts to produce sculptural work on campus inspired by engineering forms and processes

In October, LU Arts launched an exciting competition for current students and graduates to submit their proposals for a new sculpture on the Loughborough University campus.

14 January 2021

Staff Wellbeing: What is domestic abuse?

Anyone can be subjected to domestic abuse, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexuality or background.

14 January 2021

John Harper

We were very saddened to hear that John Harper – formerly Head of the Institute of Polymer Technology and Materials Engineering (IPTME), later renamed the Department of Materials – had passed away peacefully at home on 2nd January.

13 January 2021

Reminder: Free mental health awareness qualification available for staff and students

In partnership with The Aim Group, the University is providing free accredited training to staff and students in mental health awareness.

13 January 2021

Using COVID-19 in the classroom: How teaching can benefit from the global pandemic

Two Loughborough psychologists have put together a plan for how secondary school teachers can use the COVID-19 pandemic to help explain psychological concepts.

12 January 2021

Winners of LU Arts’ Poster Project announced for their striking and topical designs

Last term LU Arts launched their poster project, Campaign for a better world, calling for students and staff to submit their own political posters about the causes they were passionate about.

11 January 2021

Doctoral Wellbeing Fortnight: Request for contributions

Following the success and feedback of the first Doctoral Wellbeing Week last year, plans are currently underway to organise an online event from 1-13 March 2021 to coincide with University Mental Health Day.

11 January 2021

New theory for how snowflakes grow

Scientists have discovered what drives the delicate and complex microcosm of tiny terraces, pyramids and craters found on the surface of ice.

11 January 2021

Loughborough University marks Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 with educational lectures and workshops

Loughborough University and Loughborough Students’ Union will be holding a programme of events to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January 2021.

8 January 2021

Coping with stress: Exams and deadlines – Online workshops for students

Student Services will be holding two informal and friendly online workshops focusing on stress and how to manage it more effectively in the run up to exams and coursework deadlines.

8 January 2021

Honourable start to 2021 for alumni recognised by the Queen

Six alumni and an honorary graduate have become the latest to be named in the New Year’s Honours list by Her Majesty. The list, published in late December, has recognised alumni for their contributions to humanitarian relief, supporting victims of domestic abuse, and more.

8 January 2021

African Caribbean Society launches inspiring YouTube series which unearths thought-provoking topics featuring ACS members from across the UK

Loughborough University’s African Caribbean Society (ACS) is delighted to announce the launch of their new YouTube series titled ‘I-Inspire’.

8 January 2021

Corruption reporting in the media investigated in new research

Researchers at Loughborough University have released two new papers investigating how corruption is reported in mainstream media.

7 January 2021

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

Are you struggling with printed resources for home schooling?

7 January 2021

Performance and Development Review 2021

The Performance and Development Review (PDR) cycle is now underway. This is an annual process that provides all staff who are eligible for a PDR with the valuable opportunity to reflect on their performance, potential and development needs.

7 January 2021

How students spent the festive period in Loughborough

Whilst many students were able to return home over the festive break, there were some who stayed in and around our Loughborough campus.

6 January 2021

Creative and Print Services Online Shop: Password policy update

From Monday 11 January, all users of the Creative and Print Services Online Shop will be required to update their passwords.

6 January 2021

Students to take part in skydive challenge in memory of loved ones

Every year Loughborough Students’ Union Rag runs a skydiving event to raise money for their chosen charities, but for 2021 they have offered students the opportunity to choose which charity they fundraise for.

5 January 2021

Vice-Chancellor’s Open Door session

The Vice-Chancellor will be holding an Open Door session for staff on Thursday 28 January from 2pm-3pm.

5 January 2021

FEATURE: Corals, wound infection detection, and theoretical physics...exploring how Loughborough academics are tackling major issues related to biofilms

Biofilms are central to our most important global challenges, from antimicrobial resistance and food safety to water security, and they have a significant economic, social, and environmental impact.

5 January 2021

Mind, Body and Soul: Online morning meditation

After a successful pilot session last month, Organisational Development in collaboration with the Centre of Faith and Spirituality will now be offering online meditation for staff as a regular feature in their training calendar.

21 December 2020

Student fundraises for promising project to help others like her after receiving terminal diagnosis

A Loughborough student is raising money for a very important cause following a diagnosis that she has a rare spinal cord tumour, which doctors have told her will limit her life.

21 December 2020

Students: Staying in Loughborough over the Christmas period? Check out our available study spaces during the holidays

We understand some students will be staying in Loughborough during the Christmas holidays, and with exams coming up in the New Year, we appreciate the importance of having a safe, secure and comfortable space for you to study in.

18 December 2020

Landscape photographer named in Flickr’s Top 25 photos of 2020

Staff member Steve Cole, who earlier this year was commended for his photo ‘Cool Power’ at the Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards, has achieved further success by being named in Flickr’s Top 25 photos of 2020.

18 December 2020

Workshop for students: Coping with stress during exams and deadlines

The Student Wellbeing Service is offering an informal, friendly online workshop looking at stress and how to manage it more effectively in the run-up to exams and coursework deadlines.

18 December 2020

Loughborough University London and IÉSEG launch MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation for 2021 entry

Loughborough University London are pleased to announce they are joining forces with IÉSEG School of Management to launch a new joint master’s degree programme that will welcome its first cohort of students in September 2021.

18 December 2020

A dash of salt could revolutionise drug delivery and bio-analysis, experts suggest after developing new mechanism that can trap submicron particles in minutes

A spoonful of sugar may make the medicine go down, but a new Loughborough-led study suggests a dash of salt is key to progressing important medical areas such as drug delivery and biological sample analysis.

17 December 2020

Q&A sessions: The New Immigration Points Based System (PBS)

If you are involved with recruitment for your Department or School, there will be two Q&A sessions held to give you an opportunity to ask any questions following the launch of the webinar (Brexit and the new Immigration Points Based System, PBS) last week.

17 December 2020

Loughborough University supporting England Cricket’s world-leading ambitions

If England Cricket has ambitions to top the ICC’s World Test Championship, they will have to do well in the Covid-postponed Test Series in Sri Lanka early in the New Year.

16 December 2020

Catering Services team named Business Team of the Year at the CUBO 2020 Awards

Earlier this month, the Catering Services team at Loughborough University were presented with ‘Business Team of the Year’ at the 2020 CUBO (College and University Business Officers) Awards.

16 December 2020

Creating the next generation of Li ion batteries - new research

A breakthrough in the design of lithium ion batteries could lead to the next generation of safer more reliable solid-state power cells.

16 December 2020

Introducing the University’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion blog

We are pleased to launch a new University blog which has been created to provide a platform for staff and students to share their personal reflections on equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI).

16 December 2020

Experts in Sport: Beat the heat at the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Next summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in Japan are widely anticipated to be the hottest and potentially most humid to-date.

16 December 2020

It's not too late to order your Christmas cards

Creative and Print Services are still able to print your Christmas cards.

15 December 2020

Studies gather staff experiences during Covid to help shape future thinking

Two studies, one focusing on academic staff at Loughborough, and the second looking at Professional Services staff across the higher education sector, have helped to enhance the University’s and sector’s understanding of the breadth and depth of the impact of Covid-19 on productivity and working practices.

15 December 2020

Loughborough family share special messages with the winter Class of 2020

Alumni from around the world have shared special messages to congratulate our winter graduates. From Nigeria to Hong Kong, and France to Trinidad and Tobago, alumni have shared why they stay in touch with Loughborough, how they connect with fellow alumni in their countries, and have shared some top tips along the way.

15 December 2020

Don’t miss Loughborough University’s Talk Sport Student Conference

The Careers Network is hosting the Talk Sport Student Conference for the fourth year running on 4 February 2021.

14 December 2020

Visiting Fellow to present event on why maths matters with the Royal Institution

Tomorrow (15 December), Loughborough University Visiting Fellow Dr Nira Chamberlain will be presenting an online event entitled What’s the point: Why maths really matters.

14 December 2020

Reminder: Campus Wi-Fi network downtime - Tuesday 15 December

Tomorrow (Tuesday 15 December) the wireless network service, eduroam, will be running at reduced service capacity between 7am–10am while essential work is being carried out to upgrade the hardware.

14 December 2020

A Christmas message from the University Chaplain

As the Chaplaincy cannot hold their usual carol singing around the fountain this year, they have recorded a Christmas message for staff and students.

14 December 2020

Loughborough staff ‘spin the record’ with daily playlists for those working from home

Loughborough academic, Professor Amanda Daley, has started creating playlists for staff to enjoy whilst working from home.

14 December 2020

Creative and Print Services reception opening hours

The Creative and Print Services reception based in the Herbert Manzoni Building will be open for post and parcel collection during the holiday period.

11 December 2020

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) report 2019/20

Developing a diverse, respectful and inclusive culture is fundamental to the wellbeing of our staff and students, and the continued success of our University.

11 December 2020

It’s Better Off at Christmas

Although many members of staff have spent the majority of their time working from home since March, the University has still used a significant amount of electricity across the campus to maintain buildings.

10 December 2020

Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity staff survey results: Gender

In the Vice-Chancellor’s newsletter, he shared some of the results of the staff survey that we undertook earlier this year specifically the results focusing on race equality at Loughborough.

10 December 2020

Not going home for the holidays? We’ve got you covered

Loughborough University, Loughborough College and Loughborough Students’ Union have joined forces to create Loughborough Festivities, a programme of support, festive activities and food for students who are not going home for the holidays.

10 December 2020

Internal-only access for University Intranet

From the first week in January, the way in which you access the University Intranet is changing.

9 December 2020

Student survey: Share your feedback about University Covid-19 testing

To understand and improve the delivery and communications of Covid-19 testing at universities across the UK, NHS Test and Trace are encouraging students to share their feedback on the process.

9 December 2020

Loughborough Sport extends partnership with Computacenter

Loughborough Sport has extended its partnership with Computacenter for the 2020/2021 academic year.

9 December 2020

Students invited to take part in the Ford Smart Mobility Challenge 2020/21

Have you got an idea that could help people get around more easily and independently?

9 December 2020

‘We are Maia’: Informative, insightful and inspiring discussions influence the future work of the Network and the University

On Friday 27 November, over 120 staff members attended ‘We are Maia’, an online launch event which showcased the important work of the University’s Women’s Network so far and also featured a special panel event with Council lay members.

8 December 2020

Free mental health awareness qualification available for staff and students

In partnership with The Aim Group, the University is providing free accredited training to staff and students in mental health awareness.

8 December 2020

What happens if you report an incident of sexual violence to the University

As part of the University’s commitment to supporting any student subject to sexual violence, domestic violence and/or stalking, more information has been provided below about the various options of support – as well as what to expect – when you have been subject to sexual violence and have chosen to report it to the University.

8 December 2020

Support Operation Jingle Bells and be in with a chance to win a prize

Loughborough Students’ Union has teamed up with Leicestershire charity, Toys on the Table, to provide children with gifts this Christmas.

8 December 2020

Creative writing classes to take place online for the spring semester

LU Arts’ popular creative writing classes for staff, students and the general public will be returning for the spring semester in an online format via Zoom.

8 December 2020

Modelling shows sneezes and coughs are like “mini atomic bombs” and regularly exceed two metres

Keeping two metres apart might not be far enough to stop the spread of coronavirus from sneezes and coughs, according to a new study.

7 December 2020

Asymptomatic Covid testing for staff and Doctoral Researchers

Any member of staff or doctoral researcher at Loughborough University who has worked on one of the Loughborough campuses within the last 14 days is now able to book and obtain an asymptomatic (ie you do not have symptoms) test on our East Midlands or London campus.

7 December 2020

Sustainable transport and active lifestyle discounts 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. It’s free to join and could save you a significant amount of money.

7 December 2020

Ye olde Christmas: What we can learn about celebrating Yuletide from the 1600s

Christmas might feel like it’s cancelled because of coronavirus but spare a thought for families who lived around 400 years ago – when Parliament literally outlawed the festive holidays.

4 December 2020

European Space Agency project will investigate how liquids behave in zero gravity

Understanding how liquids such as water, rocket fuel and blood behave in zero gravity is fundamental for improving conditions for astronauts and furthering space science research.

4 December 2020

‘Overcoming Anger’ sessions now available for staff

As part of our online Mind, Body and Soul training programme, staff are invited to attend an upcoming pilot session about overcoming anger.

4 December 2020

Performance and Development Review 2021

Details of the 2021 Performance and Development Review (PDR) cycle are now in place.

4 December 2020

Institute of Advanced Studies to host Arctic Geopolitics Spotlight Series

The Institute of Advanced Studies will be hosting a high-profile virtual workshop next week as part of its inaugural Spotlight Series.

4 December 2020

Final-year student gets creative in lockdown and aims to boost spirits by selling celebratory graduation prints

A final-year student from Loughborough University has started selling illustrated prints as gift inspiration for those who cannot attend physical graduation ceremonies due to the pandemic.

3 December 2020

UK Aid funding to support 10.5 million more people with access to life changing Assistive Technology through three innovative investments

Today, on International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Loughborough University-backed Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub) is proud to announce three new innovative investments to reach an additional 10.5 million people as part of the UK Aid funded AT2030 programme.

3 December 2020

Operation Jingle Bells has begun

LSU’s Christmas fundraising campaign, Operation Jingle Bells returns for its third year.

3 December 2020

Lightning Cricket secure the services of key quintet ahead of new campaign

Lightning Cricket have secured the services of five key players ahead of the 2021 season.

3 December 2020

Professional and amateur spoken word artists take to the virtual stage for LU Arts’ upcoming Speech Bubble event

On Monday 7 December, LU Arts will be hosting their popular performance poetry showcase online for the very first time and it is hoped this will open the event up to new audiences.

3 December 2020

Disability History Month: An update on the Para Sport Strategy

International Day of Disabled Persons is marked every year on 3rd December, as part of UK Disability History Month.

2 December 2020

Refreshed People and Organisational Development Strategy

The University’s People and Organisational Development Strategy has been refreshed for 2021.

2 December 2020

IPC to provide free-to-air coverage of Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Sub-Saharan Africa

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is to provide free-to-air (FTA) coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Sub-Saharan Africa as part of its efforts to raise awareness of Para sport and its athletes in the region.

2 December 2020

Academic named IEEE Fellow for contributions to multi-antenna communications

Reader in Signal Processing for Wireless Communications, Dr Gan Zheng has been named an IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Fellow.

2 December 2020

Only 12% of sexual offence victims feel police investigations are fair and proportionate, new study reveals

Only one in five victims of sexual offences in England and Wales were satisfied with their criminal justice experience, a new Loughborough-led study has revealed.

1 December 2020

Aldi UK agrees flagship sponsorship deal with Loughborough University

Supermarket chain Aldi has become the official sponsor of Loughborough University’s Men’s Performance Football Team.

1 December 2020

Flament rises through the Loughborough ranks to secure Top 14 rugby spot

Alumnus Thibaud Flament has made his debut for France Top 14 rugby union side Toulouse – a journey which started back in Loughborough’s British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) 4 side.

1 December 2020

Get ready for Christmas

Creative and Print Services are delighted to offer a new range of attractive Loughborough University Christmas cards, wrapping paper and gift tags.

1 December 2020

Are you a budding actor? Audition virtually for Black Excellence’s upcoming film

Black Excellence (BE) is looking for talented Loughborough students to feature in their upcoming project which hopes to raise awareness of the issues faced by non-EU immigrants in the UK.

30 November 2020

New art installation unveiled in Loughborough’s student village

Each year LU Arts invites a different artist to spend a year developing a new work for the University’s art collection, which takes inspiration from the University’s Handicrafts history.

30 November 2020

Loughborough University in partnership with China Scholarship Council to increase PhD scholarship offers

The University strengthens its partnership with China Scholarship Council (CSC) with 20 PhD. scholarships on offer for the 2021-22 academic year.

27 November 2020

Fast-turnaround, asymptomatic testing on campus

Fast-turnaround testing for Covid-19 is now available on the Loughborough campus. This testing programme is for Loughborough University students who do not have symptoms of Covid-19 but need or wish to know whether they are Covid-19 positive or not.

27 November 2020

IWBF appoints Loughborough University to lead on Classification research and development of a new Minimum Impairment Criteria (MIC) for wheelchair basketball

IWBF, the international governing body for the sport of wheelchair basketball, has collaborated with British Wheelchair Basketball to commission Loughborough University to undertake a research project on their new minimum impairment criteria (MIC).

27 November 2020

Using storybooks to help young children with maths – new review

Storybooks and tutoring could be important tools for improving young children’s maths skills, according to a new review.

27 November 2020

Treat your loved ones to a sweet treat this Christmas with Loughborough Gold honey

Whether you’re looking for a scrumptious spread to put on your toast this winter, or you’re still on the hunt to buy a unique Christmas gift this year, save the date for the University’s Loughborough Gold honey sale on Friday 4 December.

26 November 2020

Professor Robert Allison announces decision to retire from role of Loughborough University Vice-Chancellor

At today’s meeting of Loughborough University Council (the institution’s governing body), Professor Bob Allison announced that he would be retiring from the post of Vice-Chancellor and President at the end of the current academic year.

25 November 2020

Experts in Sport: In conversation with elite ultrarunner Tom Evans

In this week’s special edition of the Experts in Sport podcast, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences’ Dr Richard Blagrove sits down in conversation with elite level ultrarunner and Red Bull athlete, Tom Evans.

25 November 2020

Chemical engineering Professor wins 2020 Beilby Medal and prize

Earlier this month, Professor Jin Xuan – Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering at Loughborough and Chair in Low Carbon Processes – was awarded the 2020 Beilby Medal and Prize.

25 November 2020

Finance programmes now recognised as CFA-affiliated

The School of Business and Economics has been welcomed into the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute University Affiliation Program for both its MSc Finance and MSc Finance and Investment programmes, providing a route for its students to work towards Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

25 November 2020

Student Safety: Supporting students subjected to sexual violence, domestic violence and stalking

The University continues to make a commitment to support any student subjected to sexual violence, domestic violence and/or stalking; whilst highlighting that educating the community is the first step to ending violence.

25 November 2020

Reminder: The University’s VPN service will be unavailable on Thursday 26 November

The VPN service will be unavailable from 8am-8.30am on Thursday 26 November.

25 November 2020

Student sells Christmas cards to bring a smile to people’s faces and to support a worthy cause

A Loughborough student has recently released a range of illustrated Christmas cards which she hopes will bring a smile to people’s faces and raise money for charity.

24 November 2020

Understanding racial terms

As the University works towards progressing race equality, more discussions about race and racism and the impact it has on both the staff and student experience at Loughborough are being had.

24 November 2020

Technology for screening fruit juice could provide rapid Covid screening

Loughborough University researchers are hoping a technology they developed to quickly screen liquids for microorganisms can be adapted to provide rapid testing for Covid-19.

24 November 2020

Loughborough awarded £1m to research alternatives to single-use plastic packaging

Loughborough University has been awarded around £1m to help tackle waste plastic in the UK.

23 November 2020

Poster Project – Campaign for a better world

LU Arts is encouraging the University community to campaign for a better world by designing your own political posters.

23 November 2020

Peaty breaks another world record as London Roar are edged out in Budapest

Adam Peaty broke his own 100m breaststroke world record this weekend as London Roar were edged out to eventually winners Cali Condors in the International Swimming League.

23 November 2020

Vacancy: Harry French hall warden

Applications for the role of hall warden at Harry French close on Wednesday 25 November.

23 November 2020

It’s not just you – work during COVID has become much harder

The pandemic has seriously altered how we work. According to statistics published by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in September 2020, US$35 trillion (£26 trillion) has been lost globally in labour income. There has also been an estimated loss of 17% of working hours worldwide since 2019, with young people and women being hit hardest. And many of those still in jobs are working under very different conditions.

23 November 2020

UK Sport’s new leadership programme has Loughborough University backing

A new programme developed by UK Sport to increase female representation in high-performance coaching has the backing of leading sports specialists at Loughborough University.

23 November 2020

Notice: The University’s VPN service will be unavailable on Thursday 26 November

The VPN service will be unavailable from 8am-8.30am on Thursday 26 November.

20 November 2020

Loughborough holds online service for Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Awareness Week (13-20 November) ends with a day of remembrance, first marked in 1999 to memorialise the murder of Rita Hester, a transgender woman in the USA.

20 November 2020

Loughborough University to play role in £1million+ Para Sport Against Stigma project that aims to change attitudes towards people with disabilities in Africa

A £1.89m collaborative project between Loughborough University, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the University of Malawi, Chancellor College will aim to overcome stigma and discrimination against people with disabilities in Africa.

19 November 2020

IAS to launch Annual ‘Time Theme’ with virtual workshop and performance

The Institute of Advanced Studies will be launching its annual Theme, Time, on Friday 27 November with a pair of exciting events: a virtual workshop bringing three IAS Visiting Fellows together in a ‘trialogue’, and a participatory performance work commissioned by Radar to mark the launch of Time.

19 November 2020

Loughborough academic shortlisted for prestigious Times Higher Education award

The shortlist for the annual Times Higher Education (THE) Awards has been announced, with more than 80 universities featured across 20 categories.

18 November 2020

Don't miss Happy Mondays' Acoustic Night

Unfortunately, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone this event until the new year. The online format has proved to be difficult for potential performers and we did not feel confident we could offer the usual varied line-up that people have come to expect from our Acoustic Nights.

18 November 2020

Loughborough University supports UK Disability History Month

This year’s UK Disability History Month (18 November-20 December) is focusing on Access: How far we have come? How far have we to go?

18 November 2020

Latest recruits check in at National Tennis Academy

The latest cohort of top tennis talent from Loughborough University’s National Tennis Academy have settled into life on campus.

18 November 2020

Alumni team sourcing job opportunities for students and graduates

The Alumni Relations team in Marketing and Advancement is running a campaign to encourage alumni to offer job opportunities to Loughborough students and graduates.

17 November 2020

LU Arts announces its 2020-21 scholars

An online event held on Monday 16 November named nine creative students as the newest LU Arts scholars for the academic year.

17 November 2020

Elsevier and US-UK Fulbright Commission announce Loughborough University academic as winner of Early Career Researcher Award

A Loughborough University academic in the Department of Geography and Environment has been named as one of the 2020 winners of the prestigious Early Career Researcher (ECR) UK Awards.

17 November 2020

Students: Are you interested in a study exchange?

Later this month, the University will be holding a virtual International Study Exchanges Fair aimed at providing you with information and advice about the opportunities available for undertaking a study exchange in the next academic year (2021-22).

16 November 2020

Standing desks: School children choose to stand in class when given the opportunity, new study finds

Providing a standing desk to every primary school child in a UK classroom can reduce sitting time throughout most of the academic year, according to a new study.

16 November 2020

Peaty breaks 100m breaststroke world record in Budapest

Loughborough’s Adam Peaty produced a stunning swim this weekend to break the 100m Breaststroke short course world record in the International Swimming League (ISL).

16 November 2020

Loughborough co-leads international project to support early-career research managers

Loughborough University is co-leading an international project with the Namibia University of Science and Technology to develop an online toolkit for early-career research managers.

13 November 2020

Students: Additional study spaces available

In addition to the spaces available in the Library, the Loughborough campus also has a number of other areas which can be used by students for study space.

12 November 2020

Electrophone: the Victorian-era gadget that was a precursor to live-streaming

As the battle against COVID-19 continues to rage, the plight of Britain’s theatres, which have suffered catastrophic financial strain thanks to lockdown, continues to rumble through the arts world.

12 November 2020

Loughborough lecturer provides expertise in international historical documentary

Sociology lecturer, Dr Iris Wigger, features in a new documentary 'They called them the Children of Shame' as a historical expert and senior academic advisor.

12 November 2020

Tell us how it’s going survey: Overview of key themes

Thank you for responding to our ‘Tell us how it’s going’ survey.

12 November 2020

New study to explore the psychosocial impact of physical challenge

It is widely understood that the more a muscle is challenged, the stronger it gets.

12 November 2020

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

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

12 November 2020

Professor of Culture and Society appointed as Dean of Loughborough University’s School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Professor of Culture and Society, Lisanne Gibson has been appointed as Dean of Loughborough University’s School of Social Sciences and Humanities.

12 November 2020

England icon Johnson checks in on Lightning

Martin Johnson, England Rugby’s 2003 World Cup winning captain, has offered his expertise and insight to Loughborough Lightning’s squad on a recent campus visit.

12 November 2020

University administrator receives national commendation for his landscape photography

A staff member at Loughborough University was recently commended for a stunning photo he submitted as part of a national competition that receives thousands of entries from across the country.

11 November 2020

Loughborough academic’s work displayed in the Virtual Museum of Human Ecology

Work produced by Loughborough University academic, Dr Inês Varela-Silva, has been displayed in Spain’s Virtual Museum of Human Ecology.

11 November 2020

University to host Leadership Summit on Applied Storytelling this week

The Institute of Advanced Studies and the School of Design and Creative Arts are delighted to be hosting a Leadership Summit on Applied Storytelling on 12-13 November, organised by Dr Antonia Liguori and Professor Mike Wilson.

11 November 2020

Loughborough to play pivotal role in Government plans to improve the sustainability of the UK chemical and construction industries

Loughborough University will lead a new Government push to revolutionise the way resources are managed in the UK’s £32bn chemical industry to build a greener, more efficient economy.

11 November 2020

Light Up Loughborough

Loughborough University and Loughborough Students’ Union are running a campaign from 12-15 November to celebrate Diwali by creating a wave of light across the campus and the wider community.

10 November 2020

Dr Lenka Vráblíková welcomed to the Institute of Advanced Studies as IAS Residential Fellow

The Institute of Advanced Studies is delighted to welcome Dr Lenka Vráblíková (College of Human Sciences, University of South Africa) to Loughborough for the month of November as its second IAS Residential Fellow for this academic year.

10 November 2020

Item of sentimental value taken from local garden

An item of sentimental value has been taken from the garden of a property close to the Loughborough campus, and its owner has appealed for information and a safe return.

10 November 2020

The University Chaplain invites you to our online Service of Remembrance

The University Chaplaincy would like to warmly invite staff, students and the local community to watch their virtual Remembrance Day Service tomorrow.

10 November 2020

Loughborough Vice-Chancellor awards prizes to students for their innovative Freshers events

In October the Vice-Chancellor ran a competition to find the student committee, hall, group or club that ran the most innovative and fun event during Freshers Week.

9 November 2020

Loughborough to host key British Cycling events

British Cycling’s 2021 youth and junior road season will once again place Loughborough on the map as the University has been chosen as a host venue for three key events.

9 November 2020

Keep fit and active throughout lockdown with Loughborough Sport

As we enter the beginning of the second national lockdown, it’s important to stay fit by exercising regularly to keep your mind and body healthy.

9 November 2020

Loughborough academic behind novel film featuring 243 female mathematicians from around the world announced as Association for Women in Mathematics Fellow

A Loughborough University academic that put female mathematicians in the spotlight in a novel film has been announced as 2021 Fellow of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM).

6 November 2020

Coming soon: Loughborough University’s Student Survey on Race Equality

On Monday (9 November), all students will receive an email from rec@lboro.ac.uk inviting them to take part in the University’s Student Survey on Race Equality.

6 November 2020

Lightning’s Scarratt named Women’s Six Nations Player of the Championship

Loughborough Lightning’s Emily Scarratt has been unveiled as the inaugural Women’s Six Nations Player of the Championship.

6 November 2020

Loughborough maths professor honoured with prestigious Suffrage Science Award

Mathematician and physicist Professor Sara Lombardo has been chosen to receive a prestigious award celebrating the achievements of women in STEM.

6 November 2020

Reminder: Disciplinary action for those who breach coronavirus rules

The vast majority of the student community at Loughborough continue to behave responsibly, protecting themselves and others. We are hugely grateful for this and thank you for respecting our staff, students and the local community.

6 November 2020

University key messages – new document available

The Corporate Communications team has created a new key messages document to support staff across the University, when promoting or talking about the University.

6 November 2020

Loughborough University London academics play their part in landmark video game

Researchers from Loughborough University London’s Institute for Sport Business are behind the development of a new video game for leading Argentinian football side Club Atlético Banfield.

5 November 2020

Print and Post Services update

Print and Post Services is open to staff and students seven days a week to help with post and parcels, replacement wristbands and student ID cards.

5 November 2020

New game aims to protect the cultural heritage of marginalised communities against disasters

A game has been developed to help people understand how cultural and natural heritage can be used for disaster risk reduction and sustainable development.

4 November 2020

Covid-19 related support available for students

It is more important than ever, considering the recent announcements, that we are flexible in our approach to supporting you through this period of time.

4 November 2020

The Access Group welcomed to new global HQ on University campus by county council

Partners Leicestershire County Council and Loughborough University have today celebrated completion of a striking new global HQ for The Access Group at Loughborough Science and Enterprise Park.

4 November 2020

Doctoral College to showcase disability research at upcoming event

This month, the Doctoral College will host 'Disability Research at Loughborough' – a showcase of outstanding research focused on physical and mental disabilities.

4 November 2020

Athena SWAN Bronze award for School of Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Loughborough University is delighted to announce that the School of Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering (AACME) has received an Athena SWAN Bronze award for its achievements and ongoing efforts to improve equality, diversity and inclusion - and specifically gender equality - within the School.

3 November 2020

Loughborough’s Wood breaks 5-year-old British record in Budapest

Loughborough swimmer Abbie Wood has broken the British Record in the women’s 200m Individual Medley at the 2020 International Swimming League (ISL) in Hungary.

2 November 2020

University lecturers host event to celebrate forgotten Loughborough figures

English lecturers Dr Sara Read, Dr Catie Gill and Dr Lise Jaillant are hosting an event for the Being Human festival, a national event that celebrates the humanities.

2 November 2020

Twitter analysis shows Trump on course to win US election – but is bot activity skewing results?

In depth analysis of US public emotion on twitter has revealed that Trump looks set to win the Presidential Election – but the impact of bot activity cannot be ignored.

2 November 2020

Dr Suzina to present second lecture in Fellowship Inaugural Lecture series

On Wednesday 4 November, Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow Dr Ana Cristina Suzina will give the second lecture of this year’s Fellowship Inaugural Lecture series.

2 November 2020

New study to investigate body image perceptions in retired Olympians

A new research project backed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will aim to discover body image perceptions in retired Olympians.

2 November 2020

Library closed due to power cut

The Library has been shut temporarily due to a power cut.

30 October 2020

Covid walk-in test centre – Shirley Pearce Square

In agreement with Loughborough University, Leicestershire County Council will be installing a COVID Walk-In Test Centre on Shirley Pearce Square.

30 October 2020

Carol Leeming’s talk inspires and educates as she explains Black History is all our histories

As part of the University’s programme for Black History Month this year, Loughborough was delighted to welcome Carol Leeming MBE to present her talk, ‘Black History is My History is Your History’ earlier this week.

30 October 2020

Purchasing processes are being enhanced to improve efficiency and reduce financial risk

The way in which we purchase items or services at work, and the range of places from which we buy them, has expanded significantly in recent years.

30 October 2020

Loughborough students to take part in 24-hour US election livestream

Four students will take part in Decision 2020, a Youtube livestream hosted by the University of South Wales in partnership with Loughborough University and Academic Live Review.

29 October 2020

CANCELLED: Black History Month walk

Following the latest government announcement that Charnwood will be moving into Tier 2 later this week, the University has decided to sadly cancel the Black History Month walk planned for Friday 30 October on the Loughborough campus.

29 October 2020

An alumni perspective: Black History Month 2020

Alumnus Paul Oluikpe, who left Loughborough in 2007 after completing a PhD in Civil Engineering, says celebrating Black history offers hope to young people. Here Paul shares his story and reflects on the importance and significance of marking Black History Month.

29 October 2020

Upcoming meditation and positive thinking sessions

Organisational Development in collaboration with the Centre of Faith and Spirituality is delighted to announce there will be two upcoming opportunities to attend sessions on mindfulness and positive thinking, which are available for all staff to book onto.

29 October 2020

Postgraduate Degree Show celebrates talent from the School of Design and Creative Arts

Following the success from its undergraduate show earlier in the summer, the School of Design and Creative Arts is delighted to announce that their Postgraduate Taught Digital Showcase is now live.

29 October 2020

University in local partnership for £32 million bid to transform Loughborough

The University is part of an ambitious £32 million bid to transform Loughborough which has been submitted to Government.

29 October 2020

Ask a student

Do you have a question about a course, campus, student opportunities or support available to you?

29 October 2020

Students: Help LU Arts deliver their objectives around race equality

LU Arts is committed to the stand against racism, and has recently written a Race Equality Action Plan.

28 October 2020

What to do if you think you have been a victim of fraud

Each year the University hears reports of students who have received scam emails or phone calls pretending to be legitimate bodies and organisations.

28 October 2020

Loughborough swimmers continue to make waves in Budapest

Loughborough swimmers once again turned on the style with a series of impressive performances in the International Swimming League (ISL) in Budapest, Hungary.

28 October 2020

Cyber Security Awareness Month: Safe browsing and social media

As the last week of our Cyber Security Awareness Month campaign, we'll be talking about browsing safely online as well as staying secure on social media.

28 October 2020

Loughborough Professor appointed as new President of The Institute of the Motor Industry

Professor Jim Saker was named the Institute of the Motor Industry’s (IMI) new president at their Annual General Meeting on 27 October.

28 October 2020

George Gandy: funeral information

The funeral of George Gandy will be held on Friday 30th October at 2:45pm.

27 October 2020

Support for students experiencing distress from global issues

Hopefully you are all now settling in, or settling back in, to life at Loughborough.

27 October 2020

Academic RTE promotions

Due to the exceptional circumstances under which many colleagues are working at present, it has been agreed that the next round of promotion to Senior Lecturer or to a personal title meetings have been moved from January 2021 to April 2021.

27 October 2020

A one-off opportunity for all aspiring sports photographers with LU Arts

Have you always wanted to learn what it takes to capture that perfect moment during a tense race or a captivating match?

27 October 2020

Loughborough research leads to potential Covid-19 diagnosis with a non-invasive breath test that provides almost instant results

Initial findings from a new study led by Loughborough University – published by The Lancet – have shown how Covid-19 can be detected via a non-invasive breath test, providing almost instant results.

27 October 2020

Evidence-based, fad-free approach to fitness and nutrition with Loughborough inspired app

Coaches at Loughborough University are the brains behind a newly launched personalised health and fitness app.

27 October 2020

US election 2020: a toolkit for ‘democracy-worthy’ coverage for journalists

As election day approaches in the US, journalists around the world are working in the most challenging environment of their lifetimes.

27 October 2020

A day in the life of a Doctoral Researcher

The Doctoral College will be hosting an interactive half-day online event on 16 November from 10am to 1pm, providing insight into the Doctoral Researcher experience.

26 October 2020

Loughborough trio earn GB hockey call-up

Three Loughborough hockey players have been selected for Great Britain’s FIH Hockey Pro League matches with The Netherlands and Belgium - including a first call-up for goalkeeper Miriam Pritchard.

23 October 2020

Tell us how it’s going: Student survey

As you have been at University for a few weeks now, we wanted to check in and see how things are going and if there are any ways in which we can improve the experience for you.

23 October 2020

Loughborough staff come together for Black History Month panel

On Wednesday 14 October, a panel of staff from the University and Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) came together online to discuss the experiences of Black people on our campuses and in the UK, and the work of the Race Equality Charter.

22 October 2020

Find out more about Academic Language Support at Loughborough

Academic Language Support is here to help you develop your academic skills during your time at Loughborough.

22 October 2020

Information about Internet Explorer 11 (IE11)

Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) is coming to the end of its life.

22 October 2020

Black History Month: Student shares her story for prospective students

As part of Black History Month, the School and College Liaison Team have worked with current Accounting and Financial Management student, Demitta, to create a short vlog sharing her experience of applying to University as a BAME student.

22 October 2020

Experts in Sport: Disordered eating - just how common is it in elite level sport?

Former England cricketer Freddie Flintoff’s recent BBC documentary ‘Living with Bulimia’ sparked conversations regarding eating disorders, particularly amongst elite level athletes. But how commonplace are such health challenges?

22 October 2020

Black History Month: Events coming up next week

Loughborough University and the Students’ Union are hosting a range of COVID-compliant events to celebrate Black History Month this October.

21 October 2020

Lost your motivation to work out? Here’s why – and how to get back on track

In the early phases of lockdown, the streets were teeming with runners and living rooms were a blur of uncoordinated star jumps and lunges. In fact, physical activity levels in the UK peaked around mid-to-late May, just before lockdown restrictions began to be eased. Now, after months of fluctuating social restrictions, many people are reporting on social media that they’ve suddenly lost their motivation to exercise.

21 October 2020

Cyber Security Awareness Month: Passwords, updating your device and securing your devices

This week as part of Cyber Security Awareness Month we'll be sharing tips on how to protect your information and devices.

20 October 2020

Loughborough continues to drive forward key message of clean sport

Loughborough Sport has continued its strong pledge to keep sport clean and safe for all by delivering educational workshops to 142 first-year performance sport athletes.

20 October 2020

LSUTV success at 2020 National Student Television Awards

Loughborough’s student-run television network, LSUTV, picked up six awards at this year’s National Student Television Awards.

20 October 2020

Institute of Advanced Studies welcomes its first Residential Fellows

The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) is delighted to welcome its inaugural cohort of IAS Residential Fellows for 2020-21 to campus this academic year.

20 October 2020

Loughborough swimmers impress on opening day of International Swimming League

Loughborough swimmers Marie Wattel, Adam Peaty, Luke Greenbank and Andreas Vazaios helped London Roar to a 217-point victory after the first day of the International Swimming League (ISL) in Budapest.

19 October 2020

New opening hours for post services

Print and Post Services in the Herbert Manzoni Building is now open at weekends to help with post and parcels, replacement wristbands and student ID cards.

19 October 2020

Collect fresh fruit harvested from campus as part of Fruit Routes initiative

The University’s Sustainability team is pleased to announce staff, students and the local community are welcome to collect harvested fruit from the Loughborough campus.

19 October 2020

Loughborough’s Architecture programme celebrates as new cohort of students includes more women than ever before

The School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering are delighted to announce that for the first time since the programme’s inception, almost two-thirds of the Architecture programme’s new cohort are women.

19 October 2020

Students: Access on-demand careers guidance and advice on Learn with the Careers Network

If you’re looking for top tips on recruitment processes or guidance on how to secure a placement or internship, the Careers Network has now created a module on Learn full of relevant resources to support your future career.

19 October 2020

New book examines the relationship between anarchism and cybernetics

Anarchism should be taken seriously if society wants to be better organised, according politics lecturer Dr Thomas Swann.

19 October 2020

Low-income families will feel the financial pinch as coronavirus forces young adults to return home

The financial strains on low-income families is set to increase as more young adults are returning to their parents' homes.

16 October 2020

Anthony Joshua’s ‘secret weapon’ to spearhead new Boxing Centre of Excellence at Loughborough University

A coach dubbed heavyweight boxing icon Anthony Joshua’s ‘secret weapon’ is to spearhead a brand-new Boxing Centre of Excellence based at Loughborough University.

16 October 2020

Safety measures on campus buses

The Kinchbuses that run across campus and into Loughborough town centre have a number of measures in place to keep you safe.

15 October 2020

Reducing the opportunity for online criminal activity

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, the level of online criminal activity has increased significantly.

15 October 2020

New white paper published: Loughborough expert part of network working with journalists to improve the quality of US election coverage

The upcoming US Presidential election poses unprecedented challenges to journalists in the States and around the globe.

15 October 2020

Everything you need to know: Student Enquiries

Student Enquiries are here to help you with the University's administrative processes during your time here.

15 October 2020

The University’s Champion for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion appointed

Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development, Adèle MacKinlay, has been appointed as the University’s Champion for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

14 October 2020

Cyber Security Awareness Month: Phishing and Ransomware

Think before you click.

14 October 2020

LU Arts unveils new competition giving students and graduates the chance to produce sculptural work for the University campus

LU Arts is delighted to announce a competition for current students and graduates to produce a new sculptural work on the Loughborough campus.

14 October 2020

Loughborough wins Occupational Health Team of the year

The Occupational Health and Wellbeing Awards crowned Loughborough as the Occupational Health Team (private sector) of the year.

14 October 2020

New data shows child poverty rates have risen sharpest in the Midlands and the North

Child poverty has risen most sharply in parts of the Midlands and in northern towns and cities over the past four years, according to new research published today (13/10).

13 October 2020

University offers range of measures in recognition of race-based Covid-19 stress and anti-Black violence

In a sector-leading move, Loughborough University has recognised the negative impacts on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff and students of race-based stress.

13 October 2020

Learning before bedtime could improve memory – new study

Studying times tables at bedtime could improve the chances of being able to recall them later.

12 October 2020

Students living on campus: How to get a replacement wristband

For all students living on our Loughborough campus, you will have been provided with a coloured wristband stating the household you are living in.

12 October 2020

Find out more about the Autumn Careers Fair

This year Loughborough is hosting its first online Careers Fair, running 19-23 October.

12 October 2020

Don’t miss out on music opportunities this term

LU Arts have lots of opportunities for staff and students to play and enjoy music on campus, whatever your musical tastes.

12 October 2020

Everything you need to know: Security

The Security team’s main role is to ensure the personal safety of students, staff and visitors whilst they are on campus, as well as the security of buildings, personal property and the control of traffic and parking.

12 October 2020

Dunelm continues work with Loughborough University to provide care leavers with starter packs for campus life

The homeware company has committed to providing students who are care leavers with items to help them settle into their new home for a second year.

9 October 2020

Loughborough Sport extends partnership with Kukri

Loughborough Sport is delighted to announce that Kukri will continue as its official sportswear provider for a further two years.

9 October 2020

Recharge your batteries with LU Arts’ Self-Care Sundays

By the time Sunday comes around are you feeling isolated, run down or just bored?

9 October 2020

Black History Month: Events coming up next week

Loughborough University and the Students’ Union are hosting a range of COVID-compliant events to celebrate Black History Month this October.

8 October 2020

Flu vaccination reminder

Getting a flu vaccination is important to protect yourself and others, as well as reduce pressure on the NHS during this time.

8 October 2020

George Gandy

It is with great sadness that the University announces the death of Head Endurance Coach, George Gandy.

8 October 2020

Saturday 10 October marks World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day 2020 is probably the most important one yet; the months of lockdown and loss have had a huge impact on us all, and prioritising mental health has never been more important than it is now.

8 October 2020

Get support through the Wellbeing Café Project

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre CIC (Ltd) has been delivering monthly evening wellbeing cafés for adults of all ages who experience mental health problems in the Charnwood area since October 2015.

8 October 2020

Arts and Music Scholarships now open: Cash prizes and mentoring available for talented artists, performers, writers and musicians

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

8 October 2020

New £2.9m development centre will improve measurement and quality control for manufacturers

Three Midlands universities have been awarded £2.9m to create a new development centre aimed at helping manufacturers use and understand their data more efficiently.

8 October 2020

Everything you need to know: Accommodation

There are multiple teams that help to ensure your time in halls is enjoyable and safe.

7 October 2020

Staying safe online – Cyber Security Awareness Month

As part of Cyber Security Month, IT Services is aiming to raise awareness around cyber security threats and to promote good cyber security practices across the University.

7 October 2020

Loughborough launches furniture reuse portal to aid sustainability

The web portal, WARPit (Waste Action Reuse Portal), launched on 1 October and has been designed specifically to encourage the reuse of items, particularly furniture.

7 October 2020

International initiative aimed at reducing the use of biomass for cooking awards £826,000 to 14 new projects

More than £800,000 has been awarded to 14 innovative projects around the globe which aim to reduce the reliance of cooking with charcoal, wood and other biomass fuels.

7 October 2020

Life beyond COVID-19: What are Loughborough’s experts concerned about?

Loughborough academics have voiced their concerns about the impact of coronavirus as part of a new UK Parliament report.

6 October 2020

LU Arts announces Happy Mondays programme

Students can get their creative fix every Monday thanks to a partnership between LU Arts and LSU.

6 October 2020

Everything you need to know: The Medical Centre

It’s important to register at the Medical Centre on campus so that you have access to all NHS services during your time at Loughborough.

5 October 2020

Enactus Loughborough complete the Summer Action Challenge

The Loughborough branch of social enterprise society Enactus came runners up in the organisation’s national Summer Action challenge which saw them complete a variety of tasks to develop their members’ skills and grow the society.

5 October 2020

Diaper secures director role with Boccia UK

Nik Diaper, Loughborough University’s Head of Para Sport, has been appointed to Boccia UK’s board of directors.

5 October 2020

New Industrial Policy and Insight Centre aims to accelerate manufacturing in the Midlands

A new centre aimed at boosting manufacturing in the Midlands has been launched at Loughborough University today.

2 October 2020

Latest update from Connect and Protect

As of 1pm today (Friday 2 October) the University can confirm that three people have tested positive for Covid-19. Contacts have been traced and notified.

2 October 2020

Staff notice: University heating

In line with the University Heating Policy, the heating services for accommodation, academic and sports facilities are being re-energised on a priority basis starting week commencing 28 September.

2 October 2020

The University Library proudly reveals two Progress Pride flags on their building

As part of Loughborough’s commitment to being a safe space for the LGBT+ community, the Library is now sporting two new Progress Pride flags on the entrance and exit to the building.

2 October 2020

How to say when it’s not okay: Collaborative project launches guidance to help staff tackle prejudicial ‘isms’ in workplace conversation

When someone behaves in a discriminatory way – whether subtly or overtly, intentionally or not, in a group or one-to-one – it can be difficult to decide what, if anything, to do. This decision can be especially complicated at work when so many other dynamics are in play.

1 October 2020

Buttock size matters: Researchers reveal a large gluteus maximus is key for sprint speed and performance after examining the anatomy of elite athletes

A Loughborough University study examining the muscle size of elite sprinters has revealed a large gluteus maximus (the muscle that forms the backside) is key to achieving top speeds on the track.

1 October 2020

Celebratory programme of events to be held by Loughborough University for Black History Month

Black History Month is an important event which takes place each year to recognise, celebrate, and honour the contributions and histories of Black people across the world and within our communities.

30 September 2020

Students: Your online tool for reporting incidents

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

30 September 2020

£4 million centre for post-doctoral development in infrastructure, cities and energy to be launched

An award of £4 million has been made by Research England for the development of C-DICE, a new centre for post-doctoral development in infrastructure, cities and energy.

28 September 2020

Latest update from Connect and Protect

As of 2pm today (Monday 28 September) the University can share the following update on student Covid-19 cases:

28 September 2020

Don’t miss out on the chance to win £1,000 for your hall, club or group

The Vice-Chancellor is running a competition to find the student committee, group or club that has run the most innovative and fun event during Freshers Week.

28 September 2020

Student enterprise shortlisted for national competition needs your vote

A Loughborough University-based start-up has made it through to the online voting stage of this year’s Tata Varsity Pitch Competition, and they need your help.

28 September 2020

Avoid the queues by using Amazon lockers on campus

Print and Post Services in the Herbert Manzoni Building are no longer accepting deliveries directly from Amazon.

25 September 2020

New study aims to improve the health and wellbeing of professional wrestlers

A unique project will bring academics and professional wrestlers together to address serious issues around health and wellbeing.

25 September 2020

University Connect and Protect service goes live

The University has today launched Connect and Protect, which has been developed to support the national NHS Test and Trace system.

24 September 2020

Single-use supplement scheme suspended in campus outlets

The ‘Your Coffee needn’t cost the earth’ scheme introduced in February this year as part of our drive to be more sustainable and reduce the use of disposable cups has been suspended.

24 September 2020

‘Are you for real?’: New webinar series to examine the significance of authenticity in the contemporary world

Authenticity has become a buzzword for our times. The travel industry is full of companies providing ‘authentic’ experiences, global brands fight to be seen as ‘authentic’ and social media platforms are awash with arguments about the authenticity of posts and even influencers.

24 September 2020

MS Teams: Changes to new meeting presenter options

On Friday 25 September, the roles in MS Teams meetings are changing for staff so that only the meeting organiser will have the 'presenter' role by default.

24 September 2020

Students: Apply now to be LU Arts’ Speech Bubble Coordinator for the 2020/21 academic year

Speech Bubble is LU Arts’ performance poetry event that combines student spoken word performances with that of a professional poet. Each year we appoint a student with an interest in event organisation and a passion for performance poetry to deliver two events.

24 September 2020

Nearly half the world’s population still lacks access to modern energy cooking services – new report

Four billion people around the world still lack access to clean, efficient, convenient, safe, reliable, and affordable cooking energy, according to a new report.

23 September 2020

Decommissioning of the University Intranet

The University Intranet was launched in 1999 at a very different time without the collaboration software we have now. It has been largely superseded by the Terminal 4 CMS (Content Management System) publishing to the secure areas of the website, and collaboration tools such as Office 365.

23 September 2020

Bahrain v Israel: how sports could help cement peace accords in the Middle East

Back in 2016, I was excited for the Bahrain Women’s National team to compete in the Aphrodite Cup, an international football tournament held in Cyprus.

23 September 2020

Fellowship Inaugural Lecture series for 2020/21 launches this week

Loughborough University’s Fellowship Inaugural Lecture series for this year, organised in association with the Loughborough University Research Staff Association, will launch on Friday 25 September.

23 September 2020

Learn the facts and figures about recycling as part of Recycle Week 2020 (21-27 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.

21 September 2020

Loughborough helps launch new report on increasing worldwide access to modern cooking solutions

Loughborough University is set to take part in an online event to launch the new State of Access to Modern Energy Cooking services report on 24 September.

21 September 2020

Design graduates celebrated as they win awards at New Designers 2020

Two Industrial Design and Technology graduates from Loughborough’s School of Design and Creative Arts have been crowned award winners as part of this year’s New Designers.

21 September 2020

New scheme helps teams to re-use unwanted stationery and save money as part of collaborative project

A new scheme which has been developed by various teams across the University will help staff become more sustainable whilst also saving money for their Schools and Departments too.

18 September 2020

First Future of Sport event takes place with Lord Sebastian Coe KBE and John Bertrand AO

On Thursday 10 September 2020, Loughborough University together with Victoria University hosted the first Future of Sport event in conversation with Lord Sebastian Coe KBE and John Bertrand AO.

18 September 2020

Retracing the first human steps out of Saudi Arabia: Scientists use footprints to recreate 120,000-year-old comfort break at prehistoric lake

Scientists have pieced together the movements of a small group of early humans as they journeyed out of Africa and into the Arabian Peninsula for the first time – more than 120,000 years ago.

18 September 2020

University committees announce their selections for BAME co-opted positions

The University is committed to improving the diversity of its decision-making forums.

18 September 2020

Loughborough University joins over 130 business and organisations to support the transgender community

Loughborough University has joined some of the most prominent organisations in the UK by signing up to the Trans Rights Are Human Rights campaign, pledging to value and support the trans community.

16 September 2020

Campus partner offers free remote lab service to schools and colleges

University campus partner RLC Lab - based in the Advanced Technology Innovation Centre - is offering remote online access to laboratory equipment to enable science teachers and their students to conduct experiments in real time.

15 September 2020

Find out what The Language Centre at Loughborough has to offer

The Language Team has 22 tutors from around the world, dedicated to helping you develop skills to communicate in different languages.

15 September 2020

Exhibition presents rare opportunity to see drawings by some of the most important and innovative artists working today

An unmissable exhibition that is said to be “akin to having a tiny Tate show in the East Midlands” is to open at Loughborough University next week.

14 September 2020

New funds to support the training and development of Midlands technicians in HE and research

Three new funds have been launched to support the training and development of technicians working in Higher Education institutions in the Midlands.

14 September 2020

Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor for Sport appointed

The University is pleased to announce that Professor Mike Caine has been appointed as Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor for Sport.

11 September 2020

First year of the Careers Network’s Talent Match programme a success as students, graduates and SMEs all benefit

In 2019, the University’s Careers Network launched a brand-new scheme exclusively for Loughborough students and graduates who were seeking internships to build their employability skills and boost their CV.

10 September 2020

Experts in Sport: The truth about exercise and weight management

Whilst millions of us tuned into Joe Wicks’ daily workouts during the height of lockdown, it is fair to say that many others swerved the idea of jumping around their living room and found solace in the biscuit tin instead.

9 September 2020

Loughborough University partners with Torpey on the hurley of the future

Loughborough University has collaborated with leading sports equipment manufacturer Torpey as it launches the hurley of the future.

8 September 2020

IT Services maintenance: Campus VPN reboot

This evening, IT Services will be carrying out essential maintenance on the campus Virtual Private Network (VPN) service.

8 September 2020

National Fitness Games – Diversions

Loughborough is hosting the National Fitness Games on Saturday 12 September on Shirley Pearce Square, Rugby Rubber Crumb and PEC Sport turf.

7 September 2020

Creative Arts alumni shortlisted in Global Graduate Design Show Awards

Six 2020 graduates from the School of Creative Arts have been shortlisted in ARTSTHREAD’s first-ever online degree show, the Global Graduate Design Show.

4 September 2020

Creative writing evening class returns to Loughborough campus

LU Arts’ popular creative writing evening classes for staff, students and the general public are returning to the Loughborough campus this term.

4 September 2020

2020/2021 Pay Award

National pay negotiations between the Joint Higher Education Trade Unions and UCEA, the higher education sector representative body, met on 7 July to consider the 2020/21 pay round. UCEA welcomed the Union’s understanding and analysis of the scale of the financial challenge facing the sector.

4 September 2020

Launch of the University’s Staff Secondment Scheme

The University is delighted to launch an exciting new secondment scheme, offering existing staff the chance to apply for a 9-month, up to 0.5 FTE secondment to another part of the institution.

3 September 2020

Staff: Don’t forget to book onto the Back to Campus briefing

The University is running an additional session to update staff on the new health and safety measures when returning to work on campus.

3 September 2020

Reopening of catering outlets

Following the reopening of four of our catering outlets this week – Holywell Café, EHB Grill, Library Café and Sir David Davies Café – the University team will be opening more outlets from next week.

2 September 2020

Saving energy when you return to work on campus

Utilities are renowned for being difficult to budget for due to so many factors which can influence how much the University uses. For example, it can vary as a result of the types of research taking place, the number of students at Loughborough and even the weather.

2 September 2020

Loughborough University to partner with Chelsea Football Club

Loughborough University and Chelsea Football Club have agreed a partnership which will see both organisations work closely together.

2 September 2020

Reminder: Office 365 training service

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

2 September 2020

London and New York are the most connected cities in the world – new data shows

London is the most connected city in the world followed by New York, according to new data published by Loughborough University.

28 August 2020

Covid-19 vulnerability self-assessment tool

To assess the risk of returning to campus, it is important to consider both your working environment as well as your personal circumstances.

27 August 2020

Virtual events for Leicester Pride 2020

As part of this year’s Leicester Pride celebrations, Loughborough University has teamed up with University of Leicester, De Montfort University and their Students’ Unions to host a number of virtual events celebrating the LGBT+ community.

27 August 2020

Volunteers wanted – Friday 4 September

The Health and Safety team are looking for staff and student volunteers to test how people navigate around different buildings and lecture theatres with the new policies and procedures in place for social distancing.

27 August 2020

University face coverings policy effective from 7th September

The University’s Face Coverings Policy will come into effect from Monday 7th September 2020.

27 August 2020

Prime Minister visits Loughborough campus

The Prime Minister visited the Loughborough University campus on Wednesday (26 August) to learn more about its world-leading research and hear of some of the issues impacting on higher education.

27 August 2020

Important information regarding the Sheffield Wednesday v Leicester City pre-season friendly

Please note that Saturday’s pre-season friendly between Sheffield Wednesday and Leicester City at the University Stadium is strictly behind closed doors.

25 August 2020

Charnwood charities welcomed to apply for funding for local projects

Intelligent Energy Ltd is calling for charities, groups and organisations to apply to their Charitable Trust.

25 August 2020

Work progressing on science park building

Innovative plans to create a new HQ for a leading UK software company on Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park (LUSEP) are on schedule for completion in November.

25 August 2020

Reopening dates for catering outlets

From next week, four additional catering outlets will be reopening on the Loughborough campus. The dates and times can be found below:

24 August 2020

Experts in Sport: Para sport special: What does it take to prepare the British team for the Paralympic Games?

As the clock counts down to next summer’s postponed Paralympics Games, this week’s ‘Experts in Sport’ podcast takes a timely look at what it takes to create an optimum performance environment for ParalympicsGB at the Games.

24 August 2020

Co-opted positions for BAME colleagues on University committees

Diversity is critical to sound and innovative decision-making, and colleagues should be aware that the University is committed to improving the diversity of its decision-making forums. This is an important step towards equality of opportunity at Loughborough and is a key theme within our Race Equality Charter (REC) work.

21 August 2020

Race equality and research funding — An Open Letter to UKRI

A number of colleagues have pointed out the recent publication of an Open Letter to UKRI on the subject of race equality and research funding, and asked for the University’s position on this.

19 August 2020

Staff: Sign up for the Back to Campus health and safety briefings

The University is running two sessions to update staff on the new health and safety measures when returning to work on campus.

19 August 2020

Why it’s not empowering to abandon the male pseudonyms used by female writers

In a letter to James AH Murray in 1879, the writer ME Lewes wrote “I wish always to be quoted as George Eliot”. She perhaps would not have been pleased by a new campaign from The Women’s Prize for Fiction and its sponsor, Baileys called Reclaim Her Name campaign.

14 August 2020

New toolkit to help employees return to work following sick leave during Covid-19 pandemic

Loughborough University has created a new toolkit for businesses based in the Midlands, which offers free resources and support to manage the return to work of employees on sick leave during the Covid-19 pandemic.

14 August 2020

The emotional stress caused by COVID-19 will lead to smaller babies being born, predicts Loughborough scientist

Being pregnant is a wonderful experience, but at the same it can be incredibly stressful – throw a global pandemic into the mix and those nine months may see an expecting mother go from happy and joyful, to fearful and concerned.

14 August 2020

Reminder: Participate in the University's upcoming race equality focus groups

Following the staff Equality, Diversity and Inclusion survey that ran in March, the Race Equality Working Group is looking for colleagues from across the University to take part in focus groups to discuss race equality at Loughborough University.

13 August 2020

Researchers use Facebook to learn more about people’s experiences of working from home during lockdown

RESEARCHERS have used Facebook to gather information about people’s experiences of working from home to learn more about the work-life balance of lockdown.

12 August 2020

Loughborough University in the top three UK universities on StudentCrowd

Loughborough has been announced as one of the top three universities in the UK, as voted for by students on StudentCrowd.

12 August 2020

Celtic FC put through their paces on campus

Reigning Scottish Premier League champions Celtic Football Club have been welcomed on campus as part of their pre-season preparations.

11 August 2020

How one student faced completing her degree whilst her family remained in China during the coronavirus pandemic

Like many others, Human Biology graduate Steffi Lukic faced completing her degree in the middle of a global pandemic. However, whilst many returned to their family homes, this wasn’t an option for Steffi, whose family lives in Shanghai, China.

11 August 2020

Government funding helps advanced ceramics take shape in the Midlands

Government funding provided through UK Research and Innovation’s flagship ‘Strength in Places Fund’ has helped unlock plans to put the Midlands on a unique footing as a global centre for advanced technical ceramics.

11 August 2020

Loughborough establishes race and anti-racism reading and reflection group

In the wake of killings by the police in America, including those of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, there has been a desire from colleagues across the University to increase individual knowledge and awareness of racism, how it manifests in our society and how people can play their part in becoming anti-racist and eradicating racism at Loughborough.

11 August 2020

Loughborough student paints beautiful mural for her hometown

Fine Art student, Monica Popham, has spent the last four weeks painting a mural in Gibraltar, where she lives with her family.

7 August 2020

New online positive thinking course for staff

Organisational Development are rolling out a new course on Wednesday 19 August that will focus on how to practice positive thinking.

5 August 2020

Is humanity doomed because we can’t plan for the long term? Three experts discuss

While the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic are still unclear, it is certain that they are a profound shock to the systems underpinning contemporary life.

5 August 2020

Taylor appointed as new Head Coach for Lightning Cricket

Former Scotland and Leicestershire batsman Rob Taylor has been appointed as Lightning Cricket Head Coach.

4 August 2020

Textiles students express their talents in the pandemic by making face masks for the public

Following guidelines set by the government that members of the public are required to wear face coverings in all shops from 24 July, a number of Loughborough students have been keeping busy by making their own.

4 August 2020

SportPark on Science and Enterprise Park to receive £6 million Government expansion fund

Plans to develop a Global Sports Hub centred at Loughborough received a boost with the announcement today that SportPark on Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park (LUSEP) will undergo a £6m expansion.

4 August 2020

Graduate completes degree whilst juggling caring responsibilities after the loss of her parents

Fine Art graduate Abigail Collins started her degree expecting to focus on her studies and settle into a new chapter of her life.

4 August 2020

REMINDER: Staff drop-in sessions - University Severance Scheme

Staff are invited to attend an informal drop-in session with members of the HR team if they have any questions about the scheme.

3 August 2020

Collaborative project at University receives national ‘Highly Commended’ award

A corporate and workwear tender project led by the University’s Procurement team and Creative and Print Services has been awarded ‘highly commended’ at the UK National Government Opportunities (GO) Awards.

3 August 2020

Mayor and Mayoress of Charnwood meet Olympian in first official visit

Councillor David Snartt and Mrs Joan Snartt, the Mayor and Mayoress, met Olympic Gold Medal winner Adam Peaty on their first face-to-face visit since taking up office.

31 July 2020

Race equality focus groups

Following the staff Equality, Diversity and Inclusion survey that ran in March, the Race Equality Working Group is now looking for colleagues from across the University to take part in focus groups to discuss race equality at Loughborough University. The discussions which take place at the focus groups will feed into the University’s work towards our Race Equality Charter Action Plan.

31 July 2020

‘The uncertainty of COVID-19 gives us a glimpse into the life of a refugee - and we need to do more to support them’, says lead of new entrepreneurship project

“The uncertainty of the coronavirus can give us a small glimpse into what it’s like to be a refugee – we’re experiencing restrictions on travel, non-secure housing, job uncertainty and so on”, says Dr Michelle Richey, of Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics.

31 July 2020

A journey of love, loss, and incredible determination: Graduand uses her experience to help others

Joanna Johnson has recently completed her final year of studies within the University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, with a 2:1 (Second Class, Upper Division) degree in Psychology.

30 July 2020

Loughborough University collaborates with governing bodies to support parents and children in tennis around the world

Loughborough University, The International Tennis Federation (ITF - the world governing body for tennis), and the LTA (the national governing body for tennis in Great Britain) have come together to provide a suite of education and support resources for parents of young tennis hopefuls, and to drive forward research on parenting in tennis.

30 July 2020

Resources for schools in lockdown encourage students to consider going into Higher Education

The School and College Liaison Team at Loughborough University launched their HE at Home scheme during lockdown, providing resources to schools and families to aid home-schooling.

29 July 2020

Disasters: Deconstructed launches new episodes on Apple Podcasts

The third series of the popular Disasters: Deconstructed podcast has been launched and looks at the history of ‘unnatural’ disasters as well as how they have been reported and perceived.

29 July 2020

Experts in Sport: Special edition – a closer look at race, ethnicity, and racism in sports coaching

In this week’s special edition of the 'Experts in Sport' podcast, host Martin Foster introduces an international online forum featuring leading academics looking at the key themes in race, ethnicity, and racism in sports coaching.

29 July 2020

Interdisciplinary research from Loughborough features in national publication for police practitioners

A selection of pioneering research at Loughborough University has been featured in Police Professional, a monthly subscription journal for practitioners working in UK law enforcement.

29 July 2020

Loughborough graduate overcomes the odds to complete her degree and inspire other care leavers to go to university

Motivated to beat the statistic that only 6% of care leavers go to university and even fewer finish their degree, Kim Emenike is graduating from Loughborough University with a 2:1 in International Business.

29 July 2020

Doctoral Researchers go creative and are awarded for their fantastic efforts as part of the 2020 Summer Showcase

This year’s Doctoral College Summer Showcase took place between 29 June – 3 July and for the first time, was ran entirely online.

29 July 2020

LU-ARC launches new summer lecture series on diversity in architecture

LU-ARC is delighted to be launching a new summer lecture series, commencing on Thursday 30 July.

28 July 2020

Loughborough academics partner with StreetGames to tackle serious youth violence

Academics from Loughborough University are collaborating with StreetGames, a national charity that helps bring sport to disadvantaged communities, to help tackle serious youth violence.

28 July 2020

Tune in to the Class of 2020 show

Whilst we cannot celebrate with Loughborough’s Class of 2020 in-person until next year, that does not mean that we cannot celebrate at all.

27 July 2020

Loughborough experts awarded UKRI funding to explore and enhance local-level responses to COVID-19

Leicester is the first city in Britain to be placed in a local lockdown and the situation highlights how different agencies – such as regional councils, police, and health authorities – need to coordinate their activities quickly and effectively in response to an emergency.

24 July 2020

Girls into STEM residential goes online

This summer would have marked the fourth year of the on-campus Girls into STEM residential, hosted by the School and College Liaison team and supported by the Ford Fund – a non-profit organization and the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company.

24 July 2020

Campus nursery to become part of Imago family

The University is pleased to announce that ownership of the campus nursery will transfer from the Students’ Union to the Imago family in September.

24 July 2020

Loughborough experts contribute to key international sports media

Experts from Loughborough University have been asked to share their sporting expertise across a series of international media platforms.

24 July 2020

Student designs autonomous way-finding device for visually impaired people unable to home a guide dog

There are more than 253 million visually impaired people worldwide, yet only a small proportion use a guide dog to get around, the remaining majority rely on white canes.

23 July 2020

July’s Sustainability newsletter now available: Plastics, smarter travel, and the biodiversity on our campus

This month’s edition discusses a variety of timely and relevant topics, from the University’s 30-year Energy Strategy – which looks to achieve a clean, sustainable and net-zero energy system; smarter travel choices for staff; and the different types of plastics explained with a breakdown of how sustainable each one is.

23 July 2020

Miller serves up an ace with National Tennis Academy promotion

Loughborough Sport’s Nathan Miller has been promoted to Academy Manager and Head of Performance Support for the University’s National Tennis Academy (LUNTA).

23 July 2020

Loughborough set to celebrate with the Class of 2020

It has been an exceptionally difficult year for everyone, not least for those of you in the Loughborough family who have completed degrees this summer.

22 July 2020

Students commended by environmental charity Hubbub from their Design By Nature competition

How can design change the world? This year environmental charity Hubbub launched Design by Nature, a competition open to university students across the UK, looking to celebrate innovative ideas that tackle tough environmental issues.

22 July 2020

Swimming makes you hungrier – new study

Running, cycling and resistance exercise have all been shown to decrease appetite.

22 July 2020

Lockdown and loot boxes: Experts issue vital advice for parents of young gamers about risks of in-game purchases in response to recent screen-time concerns

Researchers from Loughborough and Newcastle Universities and the national charity Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) have teamed up to help parents and carers understand why, and control how, their children buy in-game items such as loot boxes.

21 July 2020

Loughborough retains impressive QS Five Stars Plus rating

Loughborough University continues its streak of success as it was recently announced that the institution has maintained its Five Stars Plus rating from QS Stars.

20 July 2020

Upcoming Mental Health Aware course

Our Mental Health Aware course is currently being virtually facilitated through Microsoft Teams, and the next session is due to take place on Thursday 23 July from 9.30am-1.30pm.

17 July 2020

Experts in Sport: ‘Support, develop, empower’ - the dual-career journey of an athlete

The life of an elite level athlete can be tough and unforgiving. Now, more than ever, athletes are balancing high performance sport with education and/or vocation.

17 July 2020

Purchase of Personal Protective Equipment

The purchase of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and cleaning products, in response to Covid-19, should be informed by the University’s Policy and Guidance document.

16 July 2020

LU-ARC launches end of year showcase

Despite the last few months being challenging for us all, the University’s Architecture students have made an incredible effort to ensure a strong finish to the academic year.

16 July 2020

Enterprise student needs your help to develop his sportswear brand

Banking and Finance Management student Josh Kelly has been working hard on developing his business, Veeband, and now he needs your feedback to help shape his upcoming range of women’s gym leggings.

16 July 2020

Awards celebrate Loughborough University’s international partnerships

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

15 July 2020

EXPEDITION EVEREST: Loughborough climate scientist and team that installed world’s highest weather station feature in new documentary - catch it this weekend!

This time last year, Loughborough University was celebrating as Dr Tom Matthews, a climate scientist in the Geography and Environment Department, and a team of renowned researchers successfully installed the two highest weather stations in the world on Mount Everest.

15 July 2020

Why we need to stay alert to the terror threat as the UK reopens

The UK has faced a persistent threat from terrorism over the past decade, with recent attacks focusing on busy public spaces. In June 2020, this threat was highlighted once again by an attack in a public park in Reading. This was the first reported terrorist event in the UK since the beginning of the pandemic.

15 July 2020

Loughborough academic wins award for research into the dangers of summertime overheating in homes

Ben Roberts, a PhD student in the London-Loughborough Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy Demand, has been awarded the Carter Bronze Medal by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) for the research paper he led on summertime overheating of houses.

14 July 2020

Loughborough academics support online wellbeing resource for those with kidney disease

Academics at Loughborough University have supported an online wellbeing platform, launched by Kidney Research UK, for patients at all stages of kidney disease.

14 July 2020

PDR mid-year review meetings

As part of the Performance and Development Review (PDR) cycle, reviewers are encouraged to hold mid-year review meetings with their reviewees.

14 July 2020

Additional catering services

A mobile catering service is now available by the Hazlerigg fountain on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12pm-1.30pm.

14 July 2020

Academic experts come together to push forward innovation in clinical rehabilitation

COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of effective rehabilitation post serious illness or injury – saving lives is only one part of an overall care journey which necessarily needs good rehabilitation if a patient is to stand a chance of returning to their former selves.

14 July 2020

Loughborough partners with leading motor companies to deliver webinar on how digital engineering will change the way vehicles are developed

A webinar will be held on 21 July, 10.30am-12pm, to discuss the Virtual Vehicle Integration and Development (ViVID) project.

14 July 2020

Graphic Design and Illustration students win five D&AD New Blood Awards

The D&AD Awards are the professional body for Graphic and Communication Design disciplines in the UK. Their New Blood Awards are open to advertising, design, digital and marketing students, recent graduates and young creatives worldwide. Students are invited to participate in industry lead briefs, which provides an opportunity to gain exposure and kickstart their creative career.

13 July 2020

Prosthetic limbs affect our attitudes to disability – expressive design might change things for the better

Amputation can have a devastating effect on a person’s body image and sense of self. The use of prosthetic limbs may help, but when it comes to their appearance, options are often limited.

10 July 2020

Women clinicians report significant difficulties with coronavirus PPE: “Apparently masks for smaller faces don’t exist!”

A new report which looks at how hospital PPE supplied to protect against the threat of COVID-19 has found that women experience significantly more issues than men.

10 July 2020

New study further supports that age-related hearing loss in patients taking cognitive tests may result in misdiagnoses of dementia

The early and correct diagnosis of a cognitive impairment – such as dementia – is crucial as it allows interventions and treatments that may slow the progression of a patient's symptoms to be quickly put in place.

10 July 2020

Creative and Print Services: Purchasing PPE and other updates

Staff members from all Schools and Departments can purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) from the University's Creative and Print Services.

9 July 2020

Loughborough and Royal Air Forces Association to lead new support programme for UK military veterans

Loughborough University and the Royal Air Forces Association are leading a new project offering military veterans who have issues with their mental wellbeing specialist courses, aimed at enhancing their social resilience and overall welfare.

9 July 2020

Loughborough researchers win Mizuno Sports Award for their collaborative project with the Tokyo Institute of Technology

A group of researchers at the University have recently received the Mizuno Sports Award for their collaborative research with the Tokyo Institute of Technology.

9 July 2020

Textiles student creates garments inspired by nature to help those that lack access to green spaces

Alice Burnhope is one of many final-year students in Loughborough’s School of Design and Creative Arts currently showcasing her work online as part of the annual Arts Degree Show.

9 July 2020

Opportunity for researchers to share COP26 expert insights with Parliament

Parliament is looking for experts with insights into topics relating to COP26 (the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference).

9 July 2020

Summer statement: Tory benefits policy under coronavirus is finally beginning to help the poorest

As Rishi Sunak announces that the government will pay the wages of hundreds of thousands of young adults for 25 hours a week over six months, it’s worth remembering that this will be on a minimum wage more than a quarter higher than it was five years ago.

8 July 2020

Loughborough crowned ‘University of the Year’ at the 2020 WhatUni Student Choice Awards

Today, Loughborough University was named ‘University of the Year’ at the 2020 WhatUni Student Choice Awards (WUSCAs).

8 July 2020

Working Life and Lockdown: Join a research study of how the working lives of academic staff have been affected by lockdown

Building on the University’s recent survey on remote teaching delivery, Loughborough’s Centre for Research in Social Policy (CRSP) is looking for staff members at all grades from the Research Teaching and Enterprise (RTE) and Specialist and Supporting Academic (SSA) job families to take part in an important study of the effects of lockdown on working life.

8 July 2020

Netflix account and a laptop for schoolwork are now essential requirements for homes according to new research into minimum living standards

People now consider access to Netflix and other basic technology such as laptops as fundamental requirements for a minimum acceptable standard of life in the UK.

7 July 2020

Innovative food company founded by alumnus launches Kickstarter

Graduate start-up company BeoBia, founded by Thomas Constant, is encouraging people to turn to innovative insect-based foods and is launching its new Kickstarter campaign today (7 July).

7 July 2020

Launch your business with the Studio

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

6 July 2020

Loughborough’s campus library has reopened

The Pilkington Library has reopened its doors to staff and students, with measures in place to ensure users are safe.

6 July 2020

Record number of Starpack awards given to Loughborough design students including ‘Best in Show’

Students from the University’s School of Design and Creative Arts have been awarded more than 30 awards for their innovative work submitted as part of an international competition.

6 July 2020

Preparing the UK’s motorways for self-driving vehicles: New £1m research project announced in partnership with Highways England

A new £1m project will see Loughborough University team up with Highways England to ensure the country’s motorways can accommodate connected and autonomous vehicles (self-driving) vehicles.

6 July 2020

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

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

6 July 2020

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

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

3 July 2020

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

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

3 July 2020

New research reveals smart homes can flatten peak demand

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

3 July 2020

Car park charging on the Loughborough campus

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

3 July 2020

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

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

3 July 2020

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

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

3 July 2020

Art student creates animation to celebrate coming out to her dad

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

2 July 2020

Updates to academic promotion procedures

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

2 July 2020

Top British tennis talent joins Loughborough University

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

2 July 2020

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

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

2 July 2020

Takeaway meals on campus

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

1 July 2020

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

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

1 July 2020

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

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

30 June 2020

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

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

29 June 2020

Sarah Hammond

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

29 June 2020

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

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

26 June 2020

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

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

26 June 2020

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

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

26 June 2020

Winners of the Arts and Design Degree Show prizes announced

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

26 June 2020

Vote now for the winners of the CALIBRE Awards

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

26 June 2020

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

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

25 June 2020

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

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

25 June 2020

Launch of Office 365 training service

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

25 June 2020

Winners of LU Arts’ first short film competition revealed

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

25 June 2020

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

Are you struggling with resources for home schooling?

24 June 2020

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

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

23 June 2020

Loughborough University London graduates come together in support of racial equality

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

23 June 2020

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

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

22 June 2020

Imago Venues outlines dates for reopening

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

22 June 2020

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

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

22 June 2020

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

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

19 June 2020

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

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

19 June 2020

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

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

18 June 2020

Resources now available on the Race Equality Charter website

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

18 June 2020

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

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

18 June 2020

Loughborough selected as force to drive women’s cricket forward

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

18 June 2020

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

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

18 June 2020

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

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

17 June 2020

LU Arts 2020/21 scholarship applications are now open

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

17 June 2020

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

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

16 June 2020

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

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

16 June 2020

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

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

15 June 2020

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

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

15 June 2020

Collecting post and parcels

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

15 June 2020

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

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

12 June 2020

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

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

12 June 2020

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

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

12 June 2020

School of Poetry podcast releases special video episode

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

12 June 2020

Finalists: Actions for your IT accounts

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

12 June 2020

Marketing & Advancement Internships: Q&A with Emily Millen

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

11 June 2020

Reminder: Complete the staff wellbeing survey

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

11 June 2020

University spinout Previsico targets US market with Innovate UK support

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

10 June 2020

Open Call for applications for parliamentary academic fellowship scheme now open

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

10 June 2020

Loughborough University welcomes elite level athletes back to campus

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

9 June 2020

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

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

9 June 2020

Mitigating Circumstances claims in relation to recent events in the USA

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

9 June 2020

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

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

8 June 2020

Statement by the Vice-Chancellor

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

8 June 2020

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

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

8 June 2020

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

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

5 June 2020

Doctoral Training Partnership gets new Institutional Lead

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

5 June 2020

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

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

5 June 2020

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

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

5 June 2020

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

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

4 June 2020

The Doctoral Researcher Summer Showcase goes online

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

4 June 2020

Jawad in race against time to make the Paralympic Games

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

4 June 2020

Lightning and Loughborough Town enter new partnership

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

4 June 2020

Marketing and Advancement Internships: Q&A with Ella Kirby

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

3 June 2020

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

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

3 June 2020

Addressing racism on campus

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

2 June 2020

130 Challenge raises £2,500 to support student hardship

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

2 June 2020

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

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

1 June 2020

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

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

1 June 2020

Loughborough University spinout collaborates on rugby ball of the future

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

1 June 2020

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

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

1 June 2020

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

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

1 June 2020

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

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

29 May 2020

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

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

29 May 2020

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

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

29 May 2020

Marketing and Advancement internships: Q&A with Mia Schroder

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

28 May 2020

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

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

28 May 2020

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

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

27 May 2020

Loughborough experts contribute to parliamentary COVID-19 impact study

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

27 May 2020

Purchase of PPE

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

27 May 2020

Academic staff: Give your views on remote teaching delivery

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

26 May 2020

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

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

22 May 2020

Student phishing attack

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

22 May 2020

Union-Management Task and Finish Groups

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

22 May 2020

Mental Health Awareness Week: The support services available to you

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

22 May 2020

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

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

21 May 2020

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

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

21 May 2020

Global warming now pushing heat into territory humans cannot tolerate

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

20 May 2020

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

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

20 May 2020

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

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

20 May 2020

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

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

19 May 2020

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

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

19 May 2020

Staff: The wellbeing at home survey is open

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

18 May 2020

Flooding impacts emergency response time in England

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

18 May 2020

Loughborough academics receive prestigious awards from the Royal Geographical Society

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

18 May 2020

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

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

18 May 2020

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

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

18 May 2020

No pool? No problem for these Loughborough swimmers

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

18 May 2020

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

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

18 May 2020

Campus entrances

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

18 May 2020

Don’t miss LU Arts’ mindfulness workshop

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

15 May 2020

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

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

15 May 2020

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

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

15 May 2020

Print and parcels information

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

14 May 2020

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

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

14 May 2020

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

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

13 May 2020

Five lockdown lessons for helping fussy eating youngsters (VIDEO)

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

13 May 2020

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

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

12 May 2020

Alumni and staff take part in the 130 Challenge

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

12 May 2020

Sustainability team wins ‘Highly Commended’ AUDE award

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

12 May 2020

Loughborough Badminton awarded Certificated Training Centre status

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

12 May 2020

Loughborough University London launches its Inspiring Success programme for 2020

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

12 May 2020

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

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

12 May 2020

Loughborough student impresses at the Telegraph STEM awards

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

12 May 2020

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

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

11 May 2020

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

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

7 May 2020

Takeaway meals now available for staff working on campus

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

7 May 2020

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

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

7 May 2020

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

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

7 May 2020

New staff wellbeing guide for remote working

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

6 May 2020

Key sporting publication calls for Loughborough academic input

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

6 May 2020

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

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

5 May 2020

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

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

5 May 2020

Experts in Sport: Can supplements boost your immune system?

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

5 May 2020

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

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

5 May 2020

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

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

5 May 2020

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

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

4 May 2020

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

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

4 May 2020

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

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

1 May 2020

Semester 2 remote examinations: Timetable now available

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

1 May 2020

New health and wellbeing blog launched

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

30 April 2020

Keep active and entertained at home with Loughborough Sport Lockdown

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

29 April 2020

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

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

29 April 2020

Death of student Ben Brown

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

29 April 2020

LU Arts launch virtual magazine for the Loughborough Family

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

29 April 2020

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

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

29 April 2020

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

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

28 April 2020

Loughborough Enterprise Network continues to offer business support to current students

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

28 April 2020

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

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

27 April 2020

Reminder: Participants needed for gender diversity survey

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

27 April 2020

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

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

27 April 2020

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

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

27 April 2020

Paul Wager

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

27 April 2020

Research project to inspire sports coaches from disadvantaged communities

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

24 April 2020

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

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

24 April 2020

Mental wellbeing resources for staff

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

23 April 2020

Innovative researchers from Loughborough awarded with Future Leader Fellowships from UKRI

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

23 April 2020

Coup for Loughborough Swimming as major internationals join ranks

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

23 April 2020

Academic leads on interdisciplinary research project awarded NORFACE funding

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

23 April 2020

New Employee Assistance Programme provider now available to University staff members

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

23 April 2020

A message from the University Chaplain

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

22 April 2020

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

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

22 April 2020

Changes to my.HR and Dashboard

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

22 April 2020

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

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

22 April 2020

The new way the University Choir is practising

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

21 April 2020

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

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

20 April 2020

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

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

20 April 2020

Coronavirus lockdown: LGBTQ people face hostility and loneliness

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

10 April 2020

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

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

9 April 2020

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

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

9 April 2020

Coronavirus reveals how important the nation is to our daily lives

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

9 April 2020

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

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

9 April 2020

University launches app for staff members working alone on campus

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

8 April 2020

University catering supplier offers home deliveries for food supplies

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

8 April 2020

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

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

8 April 2020

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

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

8 April 2020

Call for participants in gender diversity survey

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

7 April 2020

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

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

7 April 2020

Vice-Chancellor returns to campus to thank the Catering team

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

7 April 2020

Take part in the International Partnerships Survey

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

6 April 2020

Coronavirus: How to sleep better during the lockdown

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

6 April 2020

Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) launches Sound Summit online

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

6 April 2020

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

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

6 April 2020

Wheelchair Basketball to become Loughborough University’s 60th sport

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

3 April 2020

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

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

3 April 2020

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

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

3 April 2020

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

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

2 April 2020

The University donates over £4,000 to local charities

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

2 April 2020

Update on catering services

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

2 April 2020

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

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

1 April 2020

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

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

1 April 2020

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

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

1 April 2020

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

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

1 April 2020

Students present research to MPs in STEM for Britain finals

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

31 March 2020

Alumni team seek support for fellow members of the #LboroFamily

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

31 March 2020

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

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

31 March 2020

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

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

31 March 2020

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

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

30 March 2020

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

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