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25 May 2022

Loughborough to lead UK's first ever study on the effects of climate change on sleep

The first study in the UK to look at the impact of climate change on sleep is being led by Loughborough University.

25 May 2022

Loughborough’s facilities win gold at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards

Loughborough is celebrating after being named the best university in the UK for facilities at the annual Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCAs).

25 May 2022

New partnership will use drones to better understand plastic pollution in the Maldives

A Loughborough University researcher is heading a new partnership that will look at using drones to better understand the levels and rates of plastic pollution in the Maldives.

25 May 2022

Loughborough University’s UNISON branch recognised at the East Midlands UNISON awards

The University’s branch was awarded the Promoting Member Learning Award at the ceremony held on 20 May.

25 May 2022

Call for Expressions of Interest: University Special Envoy (India)

The University is looking to appoint to this new and exciting senior leadership role which will play a key part in delivering the International Engagement and Impact (IEI) Core Plan.

25 May 2022

Staff: Please complete the Dynamic Working survey

The implementation of Dynamic Working arrangements at the University has meant a number of changes to the way we all work, both for colleagues who are working dynamically, and for those who are campus based and seeing the effects of Dynamic Working.

25 May 2022

What a load of trash: New study finds UK litter is dominated by plastics and drinks packaging

A new study looking at litter in the UK has revealed the types of materials and products being dumped in our hedgerows and waterways.

24 May 2022

‘SHIFT’ it: New research suggests health education, Fitbits, and cabin workouts can improve activity levels of lorry drivers

A targeted health programme, including health education sessions, Fitbits, and lorry cabin workouts, can improve the activity levels of long-distance heavy goods drivers in the short term - according to new research led by Loughborough University.

24 May 2022

Students: Apply for intern opportunities in the University’s Marketing and Advancement team

The University is looking for passionate and talented Loughborough University graduates, current final year students or those looking to undertake a placement year to join the award-winning Marketing and Advancement team.

23 May 2022

Personal support during exam season

A range of services is available to you if you are looking for additional personal support during your exams.

23 May 2022

Research by Loughborough finds families are facing increases in costs of £400 per month

Families with children are paying up to £400 more per month to meet the cost of basic items such as food, rent and heating. The impacts of inflation are being felt sooner and harder by those on the lowest incomes, who spend a higher proportion of their incomes on essential items.

23 May 2022

Loughborough University’s journey to advance race equity recognised with Race Equality Charter Bronze Award

Loughborough University has been awarded the Race Equality Charter Bronze Award by Advance HE, a charitable organisation that works with institutions to improve higher education for staff, students and society.

23 May 2022

Don’t forget: Teaching Best Practice Awards applications are open

The deadline for submissions is 10 June 2022.

22 May 2022

A day of high drama unfolds at Loughborough International

Spectators witnessed an action-packed day of top-class athletics as Loughborough International (LIA) once again opened its doors to the public this Sunday (May 22).

22 May 2022

Loughborough continues its pledge to clean sport

Loughborough University has once again pledged its continued commitment to clean sport.

20 May 2022

Wearable sports tech startup INCUS Performance named AI Company of the Year at British Data Awards

Loughborough University-founded wearable sports tech company INCUS Performance has been named AI Company of the Year at the 2022 British Data Awards in quality field that included FTSE 100 giants, tech unicorns, public sector bodies and not-for-profit organisations.

20 May 2022

Photos of wartime Europe still shape views of conflict – here’s how we’re trying to right the record

A war in Europe instantly creates parallels with the world wars for people in the UK and other European countries. This connection represents what most people know and are taught about conflict on the continent. The media coverage and response to the war in Ukraine have also invoked familiar images of the second world war, in particular those of bombed buildings, armed soldiers and civilians, and children clinging to their parents.

20 May 2022

Let’s Talk Loughborough delves into all things careers in its latest episode

Sophie Hyde from the Careers Network, recent graduate and entrepreneur Joseph Bentley, and current student Subomi Lawal join the podcast to discuss how Loughborough University provides careers support and opportunities for students.

20 May 2022

Loughborough tennis players set for French Open berth

Two tennis players from Loughborough University have been selected to compete at this year’s French Open in Paris.

20 May 2022

NT Live: Straight Line Crazy

David Hare’s latest play will be broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre in London to the Cope Auditorium on 26 May, 7pm as part of National Theatre Live’s programme of screenings.

20 May 2022

Introducing Project Compliance

The University has a new Strategy to 2030 and a renewed ambition. To help us achieve this new ambition, the University is launching a series of enabling projects.

19 May 2022

Sculptural commission installed on Loughborough campus

On 9 May 2022, a new sculptural was unveiled on Loughborough University’s East Midlands campus. Torque, created by Fine Art alumnus Ian Tricker, is situated on the side of the Eccleston Student Engineering Centre.

19 May 2022

Support for staff and students distressed by recent worldwide events

We recognise that some of our staff and student community will have been deeply affected by recent events in America, where ten people were murdered as part of a racially motivated attack in Buffalo, New York.

19 May 2022

Festival assistants required for the British Science Festival in September

The British Science Association is recruiting for a team of organised and enthusiastic individuals with a variety of different skills to support and run the exciting programme of events at this year's Festival which will be held in Leicester from 13-17 September, hosted by De Montfort University.

18 May 2022

Mapping India’s creative industries to identify new collaborative opportunities

Bollywood, handicrafts, textiles, and festivals… creative industries are a massive part of the Indian economy, yet the potential for collaboration in this area is not necessarily appreciated by the rest of the world.

18 May 2022

More maths testing could be good for primary schoolchildren – if done in the right way

Recently published UK government plans proposed that by 2030, 90% of children leaving primary school in England should reach the expected standards in reading, writing and maths, compared with 65% in 2019.

17 May 2022

Loughborough University’s Modern Energy Cooking Services research to be showcased at globally influential sustainable energy event

Staff from Loughborough University’s Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS) programme are set to share their pioneering research as part of a series of events alongside the Sustainable Energy for All Forum, which is being held from 17-19 May 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda.

17 May 2022

Loughborough University Choir presents A Royal Garden

Join the University Choir for two performances that will take you on a musical walk through the landscape of the last 70 years.

17 May 2022

Low-income families face cost of living crisis without the government support they had in the pandemic

Families faced with uncertainties about how they can make ends meet with soaring living costs are not getting the kind of backup from the government that helped them survive the pandemic, a study has found.

17 May 2022

Students: Your chance to have your creative work featured in a brand-new University journal

LU Arts is looking for student contributions to be featured in an upcoming student journal which will be distributed in the next academic year.

17 May 2022

Loughborough research to feature in the 2022 British Academy Summer Showcase

Research by Loughborough University will feature in this year’s British Academy Summer Showcase, an event designed to celebrate the work of Academy-funded researchers from around the world.

17 May 2022

Behind the Mask: The literary festival by Loughborough students

MA Creative Writing and the Writing Industries students at Loughborough are hosting a literary festival 30 May-4 June which is open to students, staff and the public, and sponsored by LU Arts.

16 May 2022

Loughborough Lightning Wheelchair Basketball crowned champions

Loughborough Lightning Wheelchair Basketball has made history by winning the inaugural Women’s Premier League title.

16 May 2022

Notice of automatic re-enrolment to University pension schemes

Every three years, the Pensions Regulator requires employers to enrol colleagues who are not currently pension scheme members into a pension scheme.

16 May 2022

Loughborough team achieve second place in McKinsey competition

A team of six current students recently competed in the McKinsey Solve It competition, a business case competition established in 2019 by the global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company.

16 May 2022

Burleigh Court Conference Centre and Hotel wins 2022 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award

Imago Venues recently announced that its flagship Burleigh Court property was recognised by Tripadvisor as a 2022 Travellers’ Choice award winner.

16 May 2022

Student Services online tool for reporting incidents

Loughborough University has an online tool for reporting incidents affecting students.

16 May 2022

Missed the Student Success Academy Launch? You can still get involved!

Earlier this month hundreds of students attended the two-day event across campus to celebrate the launch of the Student Success Academy, part of the Careers Network.

13 May 2022

Loughborough University to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Fruit Routes initiative

The University is inviting colleagues, students and the local community to join its tenth celebration of Fruit Routes, ‘In your Hands’.

13 May 2022

Vaping on campus

This is a reminder that vaping inside buildings is prohibited on campus.

13 May 2022

ParalympicsGB star Young set to light up Loughborough International

Paralympic Games gold-medallist Thomas Young has confirmed his place at this year’s Loughborough International Athletics (LIA) event on Sunday 22 May 2022.

13 May 2022

BAME Student Council launches essay competition encouraging students to reflect on racial diversity in their field of study

The LSU BAME Student Council has launched a competition for students of colour, with the chance to win a cash prize as well as a series of coaching sessions.

12 May 2022

Fine Art student exhibition available to view this evening at the Rushes Shopping Centre

A special exhibition showcasing the work of Fine Art students from Loughborough University’s School of Design and Creative Arts will be open to the public from this evening.

12 May 2022

My Lifestyle Programme: Loughborough’s recreational sport offering for staff and students

The My LifeStyle Programme is available all year-round and offers recreational sports activities for both students and staff at the University.

12 May 2022

Students: Share your feedback with Student Services

Student Services would like to learn more about students’ experiences of using their services this academic year (2021-22) by completing an online survey. They welcome any feedback to help them continually improve their service and offer the best support to students.

12 May 2022

Save the date: Learning and Teaching Conference

The Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2022 will be held on 21 September as an all-day event in West Park Teaching Hub.

12 May 2022

REF 2021: Over 90% of Loughborough’s research is ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally-excellent’

The results of the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF), published today (12 May), show that 91% of Loughborough University’s research is now ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally-excellent’.

12 May 2022

New research finds 90,000 people die in poverty in the UK each year

New research published today shows that 90,000 people die in poverty in the UK each year.

11 May 2022

Deadline approaches for University Prizes and Travel Scholarships

Did you know that as a student you have the opportunity to apply for a number of prizes and travel bursaries?

11 May 2022

Lightning’s Six Nations heroes set for Franklin's Gardens clash

Loughborough Lightning will welcome back its victorious Women’s Six Nations players for Saturday’s landmark clash versus Harlequins Women at cinch Stadium at Franklin's Gardens.

11 May 2022

Family fun day led by Loughborough Students’ Union to take place this weekend

Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) is delighted to once again be holding its Community Fun Day on Sunday 15 May, from 12pm-4pm.

11 May 2022

Menopause: HRT’s brain-protecting effect may be overstated

Many women expect hot flushes, dry skin and night sweats when they reach the menopause. But the effect the menopause can have on the brain is rarely mentioned. This is something a recent Channel 4 documentary presented by Davina McCall explored.

11 May 2022

On-campus accommodation still available for the next academic year

There’s still time for current students to apply for halls, as online applications have reopened for late requests.

11 May 2022

Loughborough student’s work features in art exhibition in Germany

Lulu Ao, a PhD student in the School of Design and Creative Arts, has just finished a run at the exhibition ‘Beyond Language’, in Tübingen, Germany.

11 May 2022

Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay to visit Loughborough University as full England route revealed

The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay is confirmed to visit Loughborough University during its final journey through England this summer, as the full route is revealed.

11 May 2022

National Day for Staff Networks (11 May)

Loughborough University has a strong history of Staff Networks, no more so than today where we see them doing a great job in empowering colleagues, building their confidence and community and providing voice and influence across the organisation.

10 May 2022

Loughborough appoints new Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation

Loughborough University is delighted to announce that Professor Dan Parsons has been appointed as Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation.

10 May 2022

Institute of Advanced Studies launches first Festival of Ideas - Transitions

The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) welcomes international IAS Fellows, visiting scholars, artists and the local community for two weeks of events during its first Festival of Ideas, Transitions, taking place 16-27 May.

10 May 2022

Abolishing legal sex and gender statuses – new report examines the pros and cons

A new report has set out the challenges and consequences associated with abolishing legal sex and gender statuses.

10 May 2022

Royal Society honour for Loughborough’s Vice-Chancellor

Loughborough University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nick Jennings, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.

10 May 2022

There’s still time to apply for the Community Donations Fund

The deadline for applications to the Open Fund and Inside Out Fund is 16 May 2022, 12pm.

9 May 2022

Celebrate our music and arts scholarship students at upcoming lunchtime concert

A special lunchtime concert will take place on Wednesday (11 May) that will showcase the incredible talent of this year’s LU Arts music and art scholarship students.

9 May 2022

Loughborough researchers to collaborate with leading Universities in Australia

Researchers at Loughborough University have reached an agreement to work closely with colleagues from both the University of Sydney and the University of Queensland.

9 May 2022

Staff: Don’t miss the chance to be part of the Community Donations Fund committee

This is an opportunity for staff members to be a part of an initiative that makes a difference in the local community.

9 May 2022

Finalists: Everything you need to know about finishing your degree

The University has created a website with all the information you need to know before graduating.

9 May 2022

Joint Statement from Loughborough University and Loughborough UCU

Loughborough University and Loughborough UCU have continued to work together during the industrial action, to make positive progress on issues locally wherever possible. Today we have agreed the following statement on USS Pensions:

6 May 2022

Using Artificial Intelligence to improve the health and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities

A new study led by Loughborough University and the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust will use Artificial Intelligence to improve the health and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities.

5 May 2022

Colleagues invited to attend the launch of the new University Strategy: Creating Better Futures. Together

Earlier this year, the University’s new Strategy, Creating Better Futures. Together was approved by University Council.

5 May 2022

Irish Ambassador to the US welcomed to Texas exhibition about James Joyce’s Ulysses

The Irish Ambassador to the United States has commended an exhibition which highlights the vital role the women in James Joyce’s life had in his masterwork, Ulysses.

5 May 2022

Bluebell Walk - 5 May from 12pm

Today, University Arborist Rich Fenn-Griffin will lead a guided walk through Burleigh Woods which anyone is welcome to attend.

5 May 2022

Students: Can you help us by answering three questions?

This is an opportunity to give Loughborough University feedback through a really quick survey. We’d be very grateful if you could take the time to participate.

5 May 2022

International Relations experts to present research to staff and students at Odesa National University, Ukraine

Two academics from Loughborough University will be presenting their research to Odesa I.I.Mechnikov National University in Ukraine next week as an initial step that could lead to building an enduring relationship between our two universities.

5 May 2022

Student attends Change the World Model United Nations Conference in New York

Current student Toyosi Clement recently joined thousands of university and college students from around the world in New York City for the Change the World Model United Nations Conference.

4 May 2022

Loughborough student secures dream NFL move

Loughborough student Adedayo Odeleye has earned a dream move to the Houston Texans in the NFL as part of the 2022 International Player Pathway program.

4 May 2022

Experts in Sport: Sustainability and climate change

In the latest Experts in Sport podcast, guests Dr Maddy Orr and Dr Russell Seymour, provide an informative discussion on sport, climate change and sustainability.

3 May 2022

University seeks applications for upcoming Green Gown Awards

Loughborough University will be hosting this year’s Green Gown Awards (UK and Ireland) later this year, and is encouraging teams and Departments to submit applications for any of the categories.

3 May 2022

Lightning stars selected for Vitality Roses 2022-23 Programme

Six Loughborough Lightning players have been included in the latest 24-strong England Netball programme.

3 May 2022

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

Later this month the outcome of the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) will be released.

3 May 2022

NFL Academy to move operations to Loughborough

The National Football League’s UK-based NFL Academy will relocate to Loughborough College and Loughborough University for the start of the 2022-23 academic year, it was announced today.

3 May 2022

Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2022

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

2 May 2022

Win £1,000 to support your student experience with Santander Universities

Current students at Loughborough University can now apply for the chance to win one of 10 grants worth £1,000 each to support their student experience.

29 April 2022

Introducing induction events for new members of staff

On Thursday 5 May 2022, Organisational Development will be hosting the inaugural New Starter Fair, in the James France Exhibition Centre, 10.30am-12.30pm.

28 April 2022

Dr Sola Afolabi to present Fellowship Inaugural Lecture

The University’s Fellowship Inaugural Lecture series, organised in association with the Loughborough University Research Staff Association, will continue next week.

28 April 2022

Women needed for new study on improving bone and joint health through exercise

Participants are needed for a new Loughborough University study that will look at how exercise may help prevent conditions such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.

28 April 2022

Loughborough shortlisted in Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2022

Loughborough University has been shortlisted in four categories in this year’s Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCAs).

28 April 2022

Enactus Loughborough place top ten in national competition

Loughborough’s Enactus team recently finished 10th out of 60 teams across the UK for two of their projects.

28 April 2022

Coming soon: New campus printers to be installed

Over the coming months, Creative and Print Services will be replacing the self-service MFD printers across campus.

27 April 2022

How Putin could use Western sanctions to strengthen his control over Russia

Vladimir Putin could use the impact of Western sanctions to tighten his political grasp on Russia.

27 April 2022

Taking digital breaks

The increase in online meetings can make it more difficult for those colleagues working dynamically to take regular screen breaks. Historically the walk between meeting rooms provided the opportunity to change your posture and clear your head before your next meeting, and most importantly to help break up screen time.

26 April 2022

Postponed: General Assembly - Friday 29 April

Following a request from UCU, the General Assembly meeting scheduled for Friday 29th April will not now go ahead at this time. Any future rescheduling will be shared.

26 April 2022

Ocean of thoughts - New theory on how the brain recognises patterns

New research shows that our ability to recognise and differentiate between objects is caused by a complex pattern of brain waves interacting with each other.

25 April 2022

Loughborough students shortlisted for targetjobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards Grand Final 2022

On 29 April, the targetjobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards will bring together prominent employers and talented undergraduates for a prestigious awards ceremony in London.

25 April 2022

Staff encouraged to attend upcoming event supporting the University’s Wellbeing Framework

On 27 April, the University will be hosting an afternoon event to discuss wellbeing at Loughborough.

25 April 2022

Teaching Best Practice Awards

The Teaching Best Practice Awards 2021/22 are now open for applications.

25 April 2022

Students: Come along to the launch of the Student Success Academy

The Careers Network and its new Student Success Team are delighted to invite you to the launch of Loughborough University’s brand-new Student Success Academy with an official opening from our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nick Jennings. 

25 April 2022

Applications are now open for the University’s Community Donations Fund

Loughborough University is providing an opportunity for community groups and organisations local to the East Midlands and London campuses to receive support for their projects.

22 April 2022

Mackenzie called up by England Hockey senior women’s squad

Loughborough’s Lorna Mackenzie has been called up by England Hockey senior women’s squad for this weekend’s FIH Hockey Pro League games away to USA.

21 April 2022

Safe spaces in sport vital for the prevention of youth knife crime – new study

Safe spaces provided by sporting clubs and community initiatives are vital for the prevention of youth knife crime, a Loughborough University study has found.

21 April 2022

National Theatre Live: Henry V at Cope Auditorium

An exciting, modern production of Shakespeare’s Henry V is being screened on 5 May at the Cope Auditorium as part of the National Theatre Live programme.

21 April 2022

Tech experts create wearable material that can generate electricity by capturing energy from body movements

Clothing that can sense our health, communicate information with others, and generate electricity may soon be hitting the market, thanks to new research by Loughborough University.

21 April 2022

Alumnus appointed new Loughborough Rugby Programme Manager

James Gallagher, a recent Loughborough graduate, has been appointed as the University’s new Rugby Programme Manager.

21 April 2022

Staff: Host a stall at the Student Success Academy launch

The Careers Network and its new Student Success Team are delighted to invite you to the launch of Loughborough University’s brand-new Student Success Academy with an official opening from our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nick Jennings. 

20 April 2022

Political links with Putin have not harmed populist leaders’ election campaigns

Marine Le Pen’s ties to Vladimir Putin should have dented her French presidential campaign, but like other populist politicians who have aligned themselves with the Kremlin, she has managed to retain her popularity.

20 April 2022

General Assembly - Friday 29 April

An extraordinary meeting of General Assembly will be held at 4pm on Friday 29 April 2022 in Room U020, Brockington Extension.

20 April 2022

Student launches social media platform helping connectivity in sport during his Year in Enterprise

Sport and Exercise Psychology Student, Benjamin Boardman, has created a social media platform helping to improve connectivity in sport.

14 April 2022

Ukraine war: Sweden and Finland eye the Nato option, but it’s a security dilemma for the west

The Kremlin has issued an ominous warning to Nato about the consequences for the Baltic if it allows Sweden and Finland to join the alliance, as has been widely reported.

14 April 2022

Technology developed by new network could be “transformative” for rehabilitation

A new network connected to the National Rehabilitation Centre (NRC), co-led by Loughborough University, is bringing together technology experts to develop next-generation solutions to transform clinical rehabilitation.

14 April 2022

Students take part in THE Student Funding Week

Student ambassadors, Ryan, Jemima and Rebecca represented Loughborough University on a webinar panel as part of the Times Higher Education (THE) Student Funding Week.

13 April 2022

Study aims to learn more about the links between physical activity and mood, stress and arousal

Researchers are hoping to learn more about the relationship between physical activity and a healthy mind.

13 April 2022

Loughborough students’ design reaches global final of the Red Bull Basement Competition

Amy Dring and Teiba Ahmed travelled to Istanbul to compete in the final stage of the design competition run by Red Bull.

13 April 2022

What is an oligarch and what do they do?

Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has thrown Russian oligarchs and their extravagant wealth into the spotlight, but who are they, what do they do and how did they become so rich?

12 April 2022

Statement of support for staff and students from marginalised groups

Loughborough is a diverse and rich university. The diversity of experience, thought and perspective that this brings enriches our University and the lives of its community.

12 April 2022

Loughborough appoints its first Pro Vice-Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Loughborough University is delighted to announce the appointment of Charlotte Croffie as its first Pro Vice-Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

11 April 2022

Are you a working parent or carer?

The University has a network group open to all current staff members who are working parents or a carer in any capacity.

11 April 2022

Don’t forget – it’s Better OFF this Easter

With utility prices rising rapidly, the University is consuming approximately £15,000 of electricity every weekday.

11 April 2022

Not calling out friends’ and family’s COVID-19 vaccine falsehoods on WhatsApp can further the spread of misinformation – here’s why we don’t correct them

When people see COVID-19 vaccine misinformation on online personal messaging platforms and don’t speak up, this can boost the legitimacy of false claims and further their spread. So why don’t we correct our peers?

8 April 2022

Dedicated support for staff and students affected by the war in Ukraine

The University has created a dedicated webpage that staff and students can visit to find out what support is available to them on both our East Midlands and London campuses.

7 April 2022

Important moment for UK Government to improve immigration policies

As thousands of displaced Ukrainian families arrive in Britain, the Government has an opportunity to improve the way it handles UK borders and refugee resettlement, says Dr Michelle Richey.

7 April 2022

New project to increase diversity and inclusion within engineering gets Academy funding

A Loughborough University project to help transform the outcomes and experiences of students from underrepresented groups has been awarded £65,000 by the Royal Academy of Engineering (Ra Eng).

7 April 2022

Businesses are being hit by tax hikes and higher energy costs – and it will mostly hurt poorer people

In the UK, much attention has been paid to the fact that employees’ national insurance (NI) contributions have increased from April 6 – from 12% to 13.25% for earnings between £9,880 and £50,270 and then from 2% to 3.25% for earnings above that threshold.

7 April 2022

Global esports leaders to gather for key hybrid event

Global leaders from the esports industry will come together for a hybrid conference co-hosted by Loughborough University and The Delegation of the Catalan Government in Germany.

7 April 2022

Help shape Gender Equality at Loughborough through Athena Swan

The Athena Swan Charter is a national framework that advances gender equality in Higher Education.

7 April 2022

Information about collecting Covid-19 home testing kits from the Loughborough campus

The University is continuing to supply Covid-19 home testing kits for staff and students.

6 April 2022

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

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

6 April 2022

Javelin legend Backley inspires Loughborough throwers

Last weekend saw the return of one of Loughborough’s greatest sporting alumni as former javelin world record holder Steve Backley visited campus.

6 April 2022

Last chance to nominate someone for the Loughborough Academic Awards 2022

There’s still a short window of time to nominate a student or staff member who has gone above and beyond to improve the academic experience at Loughborough.

5 April 2022

IT Services: Notice of intermittent connectivity on Monday 11 April

IT Services will be carrying out work to upgrade the campus firewalls between 6am-10am.

5 April 2022

Calling all Schools and Departments: Can you offer a short-term internship to our student community?

The Careers Network would like to hear from Schools and Departments that may be able to offer a short-term internship to a Loughborough student.

4 April 2022

University Strategy approved

The University’s new strategy, Creating Better Futures. Together, has been formally approved by University Council at its meeting on 31st March.

2 April 2022

Dignity, Strategy, Regret – Putin's actions explained

Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is an attempt to regain dignity and stave off the threat he sees moving in from the West, according to international relations expert Dr Afzal Ashraf.

1 April 2022

Applications now open for the Intelligent Energy Charitable Trust: £100,000 available to support good causes in Charnwood

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

1 April 2022

Staff invited to listen to experts on China at upcoming panel event

Loughborough University staff are welcome to join an upcoming online Q&A event with China experts.

1 April 2022

Planned network outage: Loughborough Design School - 7 April

On Thursday 7 April, there will be a full day outage on the eduroam Wi-Fi and wired network service in the Loughborough Design School.

1 April 2022

Student success in national tech competition

Lara Pearson, Toby Oates and Luke Eason have been named winners of the Tech Titans competition.

31 March 2022

Ukraine war: Turkey’s unique role in peace negotiations

After more than a month of fighting, a fresh round of negotiations between Russia and Ukraine has begun in Istanbul in the hope that progress can be made. Following weeks of fruitless talks in Belarus, negotiations were hosted by the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who made a short opening statement telling both sides: “The world is waiting for good news, and good news from you.”

31 March 2022

Students: Get involved in the arts competition raising awareness about disabilities

The ‘What my disability can do!’ project, run by LU Arts and the Students’ Union Disability Student Network (DSN), aims to educate and raise awareness about disabilities on campus.

31 March 2022

Lightning set for Franklin’s Gardens return

Loughborough Lightning Rugby will return to cinch Stadium at Franklin's Gardens for their upcoming Allianz Premier 15s match versus Harlequins Women.

31 March 2022

Venture Crawl 2022 goes global

Over 1,000 student entrepreneurs from universities all over the world took part in the annual event in March.

31 March 2022

Being anxious about studying maths doesn’t mean you’re not good at it, but it can result in negative outcomes, says expert

Have you ever felt stressed or anxious while staring at your maths homework? Did the idea of your maths teacher asking you a question in class fill you with dread?

30 March 2022

University launches podcast about the impact of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine

A new podcast has been launched which examines the impact the conflict in Ukraine is having on the world as well as assessing the future implications for the global economy and our everyday lives.

29 March 2022

Vladimir Putin: risk-taker who is gambling his country’s future

In the early 1990s, when he was deputy mayor of St Petersburg, Vladimir Putin was known to a member of the city’s legislature, Viktor Talanov. A psychologist by profession, Talanov prepared a study of Putin in which he concluded that one of his subject’s fundamental psychological characteristics was a very high tolerance of risk.

28 March 2022

Register your place now: ‘Spotlight on… A distinctive, inclusive Loughborough experience’

The Enhanced Academic Practice team is delighted to announce the return of another ‘Spotlight on...’ session.

28 March 2022

Loughborough researchers to collaborate with the Gaelic Players Association

Loughborough University has teamed up with The Gaelic Players Association (GPA) – the official representative body for Gaelic football, hurling and camogie county players – to explore the role thinking styles and identity can have on inter-county players’ well-being over a competitive season.

28 March 2022

“Historical photographs of armed violence can impact our view of present conflicts”: New project to use AI to collate overlooked war images

“When we focus too much on the First and Second World Wars, this has an impact on our view of present conflicts.

25 March 2022

Headset training system Jukes wins LUinc. Sports Tech pitching competition

A training system which enables coaches to communicate with athletes through a headset rather than shouting over distance has won the first Sports Tech pitching competition, hosted by LUinc, the University’s incubator.

25 March 2022

Lightning rugby stars gear up for Women’s Six Nations

Loughborough Lightning will have thirteen players representing their country on the international stage as the Tiktok Women's Six Nations gets underway on Saturday 26 March.

25 March 2022

Loughborough hockey players receive World Cup call-up

Five Loughborough hockey players have been selected to represent their country at the upcoming FIH Women’s Junior World Cup in South Africa.

25 March 2022

Exercise improves physical and mental side effects of breast cancer treatments, new study finds

Exercise helps breast cancer patients with the physical and mental side effects of treatment, a new Loughborough University study has found, and ultimately it may improve disease prognosis.

24 March 2022

There’s still time to apply for the Teaching Awards

Applications for the 2022 Teaching Innovation Awards and Research-informed Teaching Awards are open until 8 April.

24 March 2022

Loughborough review highlights opportunities created by disability-inclusive sport

A study examining the Flyerz hockey programme has revealed how taking an actively inclusive approach to sport can result in widespread benefit for players and their communities.

23 March 2022

Loughborough University students join industry experts at the first Passivhaus development on campus

Master’s students from the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering had the chance to visit the first Passivhaus development on the Loughborough University campus, SportPark Pavilion 4, and hear from industry experts at Henry Brothers, Beyond Carbon Associates and David Morley Architects to learn more about the process.

23 March 2022

Come along to the next Staff Wellbeing Café

Staff members are invited to attend the next Wellbeing Café events, which take place from 2pm-4pm at the Village Bar, based on the East Midlands campus.

23 March 2022

Loughborough University awarded £1 million research grant

A research team from Loughborough University has been awarded a £1 million grant to deliver the second phase of the 2020 CRACK IT Challenges.

22 March 2022

Join the feminism discussion with the LU Arts Book Club

The University’s Book Club will be meeting for an online discussion of Lola Olufemi’s book Feminism, Interrupted: Disrupting Power, on 5 April, 12.30pm-1.30pm.

21 March 2022

Staff and Doctoral Researchers: Changes to the on-campus car parking charging structure

The charging structure for car parking on the University campus for staff and Doctoral Researchers is being changed, with most changes coming into effect from September 2022.

18 March 2022

Artist-led dinner party sparks important conversations about gender equity as part of the University’s International Women’s Day celebrations

Earlier this month, a group of staff and students from across the University were invited to a private dinner party hosted by Loughborough Women’s Network in collaboration with LU Arts.

18 March 2022

COVID bailouts helped politically connected businesses more than others – new research

COVID has been a painfully expensive ordeal for countries across the world. Aside from the medical cost of vaccines, testing and treatment, economic aid for furlough schemes and sector bailouts dealt a serious blow to public finances.

18 March 2022

Employer Challenge Month: An exclusive opportunity for students from the BAME community

The Careers Network’s Diversity & Inclusion Team are hosting a whole month of employer opportunities, exclusively for students from the BAME community.

17 March 2022

Learn more about the University’s short-term accommodation scheme

The Rent-a-Room scheme provides a facility for employees of the University to advertise accommodation to visiting academics, Doctoral Researchers and newly employed staff who are seeking short-term accommodation while they settle in and get to know the local area.

17 March 2022

Professor Mark Evans awarded the International Design Excellence Award (IDEA)

Professor Mark Evans has received an International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) for the industrial design contribution to an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) project.

16 March 2022

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?

15 March 2022

What is Athena Swan?

The Athena Swan Charter is a framework that advances gender equality, creates a positive and supportive culture, and is inclusive of people of all gender identities and those facing intersectional inequalities.

15 March 2022

Estates and Facilities Management staff rally together to support Ukrainian refugees

A staff member based in Estates and Facilities Management has played an instrumental part in a local drive to collect donations for Ukrainian refugees in Poland.

14 March 2022

Donations wanted for charity collection led by University staff, students and local partners

The University and Loughborough Students’ Union are working with local partners to initiate a community donation drive later this month for a number of causes.

14 March 2022

Be inspired at LU Arts’ performance poetry night

Speech Bubble offers a chance for students, staff and members of the public (18+) to watch student performers and professional poets in a relaxed and friendly environment.

14 March 2022

Students: Tell WhatUni about your experience at Loughborough

WhatUni are asking students at universities across the UK to review their institution for the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2022.

14 March 2022

General Assembly meeting: VC to provide update on University strategy

At this year’s meeting of General Assembly, the Vice-Chancellor will present a final update on the University strategy before it goes to University Council for approval at the end of the month. There will also be an opportunity to hear about other developments.

11 March 2022

Statement on Suspending Links with Russia and Russian Universities

The University was appalled by a recent statement* by the Russian University Rectors' group in support of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

11 March 2022

Professor Skinner to speak at key international event

Loughborough University London’s Professor James Skinner has been invited to speak at the Inaugural Sports Diplomacy Dialogue in Australia.

11 March 2022

Students: Let us know what you think about the University’s communications

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

10 March 2022

Experts in Sport: former chairman of IMG Media reveals his career secrets

In the latest Loughborough University Experts in Sport podcast, Michel Masquelier explains his career path from intern to chairman of IMG Media – the world's largest independent producer and distributor of sports programming.

10 March 2022

Graduate start-up approaches investment target to launch multi-award-winning durable sports earbuds

A consumer electronics start-up, founded by a Loughborough graduate is close to completing their third investment round to launch what is believed to be the world’s ultimate sports earbuds.

10 March 2022

Sawiuk appointed as Loughborough’s new Director of Football

Loughborough University has appointed Rebecca Sawiuk as its new Director of Football.

9 March 2022

LSU Action needs your help: Donations wanted for Ukrainian refugees

LSU Action are working in collaboration with St Mary’s Catholic Church to donate items to refugees from Ukraine.

9 March 2022

School of Social Sciences and Humanities academics awarded grant for research project on Pandemic Communication in times of Populism

Professor of Media and Cultural Analysis, Sabina Mihelj, and Senior Lecturer Dr Vaclav Stetka have been awarded an ESRC/Transatlantic Partnership grant, worth c. £700,000, to conduct a project entitled ‘Pandemic Communication in Times of Populism: Building Resilient Media and Ensuring Effective Pandemic Communication in Divided Societies’.

9 March 2022

Faster analogue computer could be based on mathematics of complex systems

Researchers have proposed a novel principle for a unique kind of computer which would use analogue technology in place of digital or quantum components.

9 March 2022

Baroness Grey-Thompson shares inspiring story as Loughborough celebrates International Women’s Day

Alumna Baroness Grey-Thompson DBE, DL shared insights into her life as a Paralympian, studying at Loughborough, and becoming a Crossbench Peer in the House of Lords.

8 March 2022

Helping you to raise your research profile: Social media workshops

As part of a wider project to raise the profile of the research and innovation that staff are undertaking at the University, we have commissioned an organisation called The Brand Education to deliver two social media training workshops, aimed at academic staff, in March.

8 March 2022

Planned maintenance: Cisco Jabber requiring VPN access on Wednesday 9 March

IT Services will be performing essential maintenance on the infrastructure supporting the use of the Cisco Jabber software between 9am-12pm on Wednesday 9 March.

8 March 2022

Respected sport leader to deliver open lecture this Thursday

Matt Rogan, the Co-Founder of sports agency Two Circles and Non-Executive Director of the English Institute of Sport, will deliver an open lecture on campus this Thursday (10 March).

8 March 2022

Information about the upcoming Health and Social Care Levy

On 7 September 2021, the Government announced a new 1.25% Health and Social Care Levy to fund additional investment into the NHS and the wider health and social care sector.

8 March 2022

Loughborough geographer joins Government’s new College of Experts

Loughborough University’s Dr Sarah Mills has joined the College of Experts – a new Government initiative that aims to give policymakers better access to independent expertise and guidance.

7 March 2022

Ukraine war: how Ghana is vulnerable, and what can be done

The seismic aftershocks of Russia’s invasion of its neighbour, Ukraine, on 24 February 2022 continues to reverberate across the globe.

7 March 2022

New Learn module launched to help students succeed with their dissertations and final projects

Whether you are a final year undergraduate or a postgraduate taught student, a new Learn module dedicated to dissertation success has been launched to help you with your writing journey.

7 March 2022

New report identifies crucial drivers needed for transforming the modern energy cooking sector

Clean cooking remains a significantly underfunded sector in low-income countries, leading to a continued reliance on polluting fuels that have devastating health and environmental impacts.

7 March 2022

Ukraine crisis: Help inform the debate

Do you have research expertise or knowledge that may help inform the debate around the Ukraine crisis?

7 March 2022

Upcoming walk in Covid-19 vaccination clinics

A pop-up Covid-19 vaccination clinic will be held on Shirley Pearce Square on 25, 26, and 27 March.

7 March 2022

There’s still time to complete the National Student Survey

The National Student Survey (NSS) offers finalists the chance to give feedback on their time as a student.

7 March 2022

New AI model will speed up document analysis for the banking, financial and insurance industries

Researchers have developed an AI-based solution which can automatically analyse and extract large amounts of information from computer documents.

7 March 2022

Personal Best: My Story – Oliver Sidwell

The inspiring events series returns with a talk on 30 March, 1pm-2pm, from successful businessman Oliver Sidwell.

7 March 2022

Loughborough to host BUCS Midlands Conference Cup Finals

Loughborough University is to host the BUCS Midlands Conference Cup Finals on Wednesday, 9 March.

4 March 2022

Support for those impacted by the war in Ukraine

On Monday evening the Vice-Chancellor spoke at a vigil on our Loughborough campus, words that we reiterate today:

4 March 2022

Let’s Talk Loughborough celebrates International Women’s Day

This episode, released in conjunction with International Women’s Day (8 March), features the staff and student women’s networks as they discuss this year’s theme of ‘Breaking the Bias’ and how they support women at Loughborough.

4 March 2022

Reminder: Use of face coverings in the Medical Centre

Those who use the Medical Centre on campus are reminded that they should continue to wear a face-covering when visiting the premises.

4 March 2022

New digital platform devised by 12-year-old will help schoolchildren organise their work

A 12-year-old schoolboy has co-created a digital tool that lets pupils catch up on their lessons and homework.

4 March 2022

Loughborough Students’ Union Executive Officer candidates announced

It is time to choose the Executive Officers that will represent you for the upcoming academic year.

3 March 2022

Upcoming Radar event brings artists and experts together to discuss the politics of Paralympic representation

On Thursday 10 March, two commissioned artists will join a Loughborough researcher and curator to discuss their hopes for an upcoming Radar Project.

3 March 2022

Loughborough to host inaugural Black in Sport Summit

Loughborough University is thrilled to announce that it will host the inaugural Black in Sport Summit (BISS) – with the aim of inspiring students from all backgrounds to strive for excellence.

3 March 2022

Dissertation support from the Library and the Academic Language Support Service

As many students work on their dissertation or final project this Semester, we want to remind you of the various support services that are available should you need them.

3 March 2022

New report finds smarter way to make homes more energy efficient

A new approach to measuring heat loss from homes with smart meters will make buildings more energy efficient and cut CO2, say researchers.

3 March 2022

LU Arts and LSU Enterprise run successful first Hackathon

In February, LU Arts and LSU Enterprise combined for Loughborough University’s very first creative Hackathon at the Students’ Union.

3 March 2022

Loughborough academics continue vital athlete heat research

Researchers from Loughborough University will once again collaborate with the World Athletics Health and Science Department to investigate the effect of heat on endurance athletes.

2 March 2022

Help shape the future of campus travel

The University’s travel survey is now live.

2 March 2022

Professor Steve Christie appointed as Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor for Doctoral College

Professor Steve Christie, currently Head of the Department of Chemistry within the School of Science, has been appointed to the role of Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor for the Doctoral College.

2 March 2022

Loughborough University celebrates International Women’s Day

The Maia Network and Student Women’s Network are hosting a diverse range of events throughout the week beginning 7 March to celebrate International Women’s Day (8 March).

2 March 2022

Enjoy a night of music at the Student Live Lounge

The best student talent from the Loughborough Campus will be on show at the open mic night on 7 March from 7.30pm in The Lounge at the Students’ Union.

2 March 2022

Experts in Sport: Alumnus and former Financial Controller at City Football Group tells his story

The latest Experts in Sport podcast sees Loughborough University alumnus Neill Wood explain how he became Financial Controller at City Football Group (CFG).

1 March 2022

Don’t forget to visit the LU Arts makerspace for LGBT+ History Month

Running until Friday 4 March, the Martin Hall Exhibition Space has been transformed into a ‘makerspace’ where anyone can try out a selection of crafts including badge making, tote bag decorating and making ceramic jewellery.

1 March 2022

my.HR planned upgrade: Tuesday 8 March

my.HR will be unavailable on Tuesday 8 March 2022 from 8am-12pm, to allow for critical maintenance.

28 February 2022

SWIFT: ejecting Russia is largely symbolic – here’s why

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is horrifying. Western leaders, fearing a broader war, are responding primarily with economic sanctions. A prominent economic sanction has been Russia’s exclusion from the international payments messaging system SWIFT, presented as a powerful means of undermining its economy.

28 February 2022

Don’t miss the Discover Islam events on campus

Loughborough’s Islamic Society is hosting a programme of events 2-15 March to educate anyone who is interested in learning more about Islam.

28 February 2022

Olympic medallist Langridge to offer expertise to Loughborough Badminton

Great Britain’s Olympic bronze medallist Chris Langridge has joined Loughborough Badminton as its new part-time coach.

25 February 2022

Payslip emails sent to staff

Some staff have received an email today (25th February 2022) from Hronline-noreply@lboro.ac.uk which has a copy of their own payslip attached.

25 February 2022

The Ukraine crisis: Expert comment from the University’s Professor of War Studies

As the world reels from Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, Caroline Kennedy-Pipe, the University’s Professor of War Studies and renowned expert on Russia, the Cold War and its legacies, explains the root causes of the conflict:

25 February 2022

First Steps support group for athletes and those in competitive sport

First Steps ED are starting a four-week support group from next Wednesday (2 March) for athletes and those in competitive sport, focusing on ensuring and developing a positive relationship with food and exercise.

25 February 2022

Loughborough University triumphs at LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards

Loughborough University’s research and innovation activities enjoyed outstanding success last night at the LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards, receiving nine awards including seven of the ten categories, as well as the overall Innovator of the Year and a Special Recognition Award.

25 February 2022

Voices of Diversity with Baroness Grey-Thompson DBE DL: International Women's Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day, alumna Baroness Grey-Thompson DBE DL will share her story in the next Voices of Diversity talk online via MS Teams.

25 February 2022

University Mental Health Day: Wellbeing Fair

Join Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity at The Students' Union, 11am-3pm on 3 March to mark University Mental Health Day.

25 February 2022

Student disciplinary outcome data and information on how to report an incident

The University has made a commitment to publish relevant data on student disciplinary outcomes. The purpose of this is to increase transparency about these outcomes and improve the confidence of those subjected to violence or abuse in coming forward.

25 February 2022

Loughborough University support for the Can’t Buy My Silence Pledge

Last month, universities were invited to sign the Can’t Buy My Silence Pledge by the Minister of State for Universities, Michelle Donelan.

24 February 2022

Primary care exercise interventions help boost physical activity levels and reduce weight in adults

Research by Loughborough University has found that exercise interventions delivered in primary care appear to boost levels of moderate to vigorous intensity activity in adults by an average of 14 minutes a week.

24 February 2022

Q&A with Loughborough’s Graduate Management Trainees

James Strong and Tanika Dhiri provide insight into the Graduate Management Trainee scheme and their journey getting here.

24 February 2022

Support for staff and students distressed by the situation in Ukraine

We know that some of you may be feeling worried, distressed and upset about the situation that is happening in Ukraine.

23 February 2022

Loughborough Graduate Management Trainee Scheme now open for applications

The University is now accepting applications for its paid three-year Graduate Management Trainee Scheme, designed to help candidates get ready for university leadership and management roles upon completion.

22 February 2022

Loughborough scientist presenting research in Parliament

Jan Cammann, a PhD research student at Loughborough University, will present his research in Parliament to a panel of expert judges and politicians as one of the finalists in STEM for Britain 2022.

22 February 2022

Focus on your dissertation with group coaching from the Student Success Team

If you’re a final-year student currently writing up your dissertation or project, we know it can feel quite overwhelming and, for some, it can often be difficult to tackle a particular section.

22 February 2022

Loughborough alumni appointed as Deputy Lieutenants of Leicestershire

Four of the seven newly appointed Deputy Lieutenants of Leicestershire are alumni of Loughborough University.

22 February 2022

2022 Teaching Awards applications are now open

Applications for the 2022 Teaching Innovation Awards and Research-informed Teaching Awards are now open.

21 February 2022

Information on LGBT+ networks for staff and students

The University has two networks for those who identify as LGBT+ - the LGBT+ Staff Network and the Students’ Union LGBT+ Association.

18 February 2022

Visit by the Consul General of India

Dr Shashank Vikram, the Consul General of India, was at Loughborough University on 15th February as part of a visit to learn more about the University, its facilities and education opportunities, and to explore the potential for new collaborative links.

18 February 2022

Let’s Talk Loughborough: Consent, Good Sex and Relationships

In the latest episode of Let’s Talk Loughborough, hosts Jemima and Soph are joined by Florie and Emily from LSU’s Consent and Sexual Health (CASH), Jessica from The Amber Project, and Jamie, a Loughborough student and male ally.

18 February 2022

Do you know your greenfinch from your wagtail? Take part in our campus bird watch next week (21-25 February)

The University’s Gardens team are encouraging staff and students to take part in their first campus bird watch on the East Midlands site.

18 February 2022

Loughborough researchers to support clean sport initiatives in Para sport

Researchers from Loughborough University will embark on a collaborative project to support clean sport initiatives in Para sport.

17 February 2022

Great career opportunities at the Access Group Job Fair

There’s still time to register for the UK’s fastest-growing software company’s job fair on campus on Thursday 24 February.

17 February 2022

The fighting spirit of young African footballers who migrate overseas

When Sadio Mané scored the decisive penalty to secure Senegal’s triumph over Egypt at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, Isaak, a professional Ghanaian footballer in his late 20s, could not have been further away from the action.

17 February 2022

Loughborough University shows visible allyship to LGBT+ community across its East Midlands campus

In recent weeks, the University campus has seen the addition of multiple rainbow flags across its site, including a brand-new colourful installation on the road between the Hazlerigg-Rutland Lawn and Loughborough Students’ Union.

17 February 2022

Computacenter confirmed as Lightning Wheelchair Basketball’s headline sponsor

Computacenter, the leading independent technology business, has been confirmed as Lightning Wheelchair Basketball’s headline sponsor.

17 February 2022

Top academic students celebrated at formal dinner

On 15 February, the Vice-Chancellor and the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education & Student Experience hosted the Academic Excellence Awards Celebration Dinner to recognise and reward the top-performing students across the University.

17 February 2022

Update on new University strategy and recording from all staff briefing session

The new University strategy ‘Creating Better Futures. Together’ is continuing to evolve and will be presented to University Council at the end of March for formal approval. Engagement with students and staff has been an important part of the development process and just over 1,000 students and staff have attended one of the engagement sessions that the Vice-Chancellor hosted over the last three months.

17 February 2022

“Not a simulation of love, but actual love as it is manifested in institutions”: Prize-winning essay on child loss celebrates thoughtful healthcare

Dr Tamarin Norwood’s middle child was 72 minutes old when the midwife listened for his heartbeat and heard no sound.

16 February 2022

Loughborough Professor joins Arts and Humanities Research Council Peer Review College

Claire Warden, a professor in Performance and Physical Culture in the School of Design and Creative Arts, is the latest Loughborough academic to be appointed to the committee.

16 February 2022

Global sports tech start-ups to pitch ideas to Loughborough Sport leaders

Six sports tech innovation start-ups will pitch to a panel of Loughborough Sport decision-makers after being shortlisted following a global search.

15 February 2022

Online careers tools for students

The University provides access to a number of online careers packages that students and graduates can use to get into employment.

15 February 2022

Loughborough Lightning to play first ever game at cinch Stadium, Franklins Gardens

Loughborough Lightning are gearing up to take to the field at cinch Stadium, Franklins Gardens, the home of Northampton Saints, for the first time on 19th February.

15 February 2022

Talent Match: Connecting Loughborough talent with business

Talent Match focuses on helping students and graduates secure short-term, high-level work experience.

15 February 2022

Reminder: Wireless and wired network downtime – confirmed dates and locations

IT Services are upgrading the campus wired network (Network 2020 project).

11 February 2022

Project Enable launched: Find out more and get involved

The University’s new Strategy to 2030 is scheduled for consideration at the next meeting of Council in March 2022. Today, a new project has launched that will help to facilitate its delivery, and we need help and input from the Loughborough community across the academic and Professional Services.

10 February 2022

Beijing 2022: environmental cost of world’s first Winter Olympics without natural snow – expert Q+A

The 24th Winter Olympic Games are underway in the Chinese capital, but winter itself seems far away.

10 February 2022

How to report a sexual offence that has taken place on a train

We understand that many staff and students will use trains as a mode of transport to visit home, to commute to work or university, and for leisure trips in their free time.

10 February 2022

Don’t miss National Theatre Live’s next screening on campus

Phillip Pullman’s The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage is showing at Cope Auditorium on 17 February, 7pm.

10 February 2022

Loughborough’s Professor Giulianotti appointed as University UNESCO Chair

Professor Richard Giulianotti has been appointed as Loughborough University’s UNESCO Chair in Sport, Physical Activity and Education for Development.

10 February 2022

Gym membership offer

It’s the beginning of a new Semester so grab yourself a gym bargain! Get access to one of our world-class gyms for less than £139 for the rest of the academic year.

9 February 2022

Face coverings and Covid testing

Please remember to wear face coverings whilst moving around indoors and in teaching spaces. Students must wear face coverings when specifically asked by their tutor to do so in class.

9 February 2022

Loughborough’s programmes which help businesses upskill their workforces celebrated for National Apprenticeship Week 2022

This week is National Apprenticeship Week, an annual celebration recognising the positive impact apprenticeships can make to individuals, organisations and the wider community.

9 February 2022

Watch Loughborough’s Wheelchair Basketball team live

This is a chance to watch Loughborough Lightning in the first female professional para-sport league in the UK.

9 February 2022

Planned maintenance: Telephone system – Monday 14 February

On Monday 14 February, IT Services will be carrying out maintenance on the campus telephone system. The work is scheduled to take place between 8am-12pm with no expected interruption to service.

9 February 2022

New study reveals the true impact of COVID-19 on sport

Researchers from Loughborough University London have released a new report that outlines the impact and future challenges for sport following COVID-19.

9 February 2022

LU Arts makerspace to be unveiled as part of celebrations for LGBT+ History Month

Staff, students and members of the public are invited to drop in, get creative and make something for an LU Arts exhibition wall inspired by LGBT+ history.

8 February 2022

Staff mentors wanted for Future Black Talent Programme

Do you have six to seven hours to spare between 21 February-13 May 2022 to mentor a driven student on our Future Black Talent Programme? 

8 February 2022

Take part in LU Arts and LSU Enterprise's first ever Hackathon event

A Hackathon is an intensive brainstorming session where teams collaborate to form a solution to a problem.

8 February 2022

University to raise awareness of World Encephalitis Day (22 February)

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).

8 February 2022

Loughborough University Architectural Engineering student’s renovation project featured on Channel 4

Lewis Naughton, a student from the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering, appeared on the Channel 4 show George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, showcasing his railway carriage renovation project.

8 February 2022

Loughborough supports local ‘It’s Not OK’ campaign

Loughborough University is supporting a campaign led by Leicestershire Police this week.

7 February 2022

Get involved in Student Volunteering Week

The Loughborough Students’ Union Volunteering Section – Action – is hosting a programme full of volunteering opportunities for Student Volunteering Week (7-13 February).

7 February 2022

Loughborough University makes significant contribution to Leicestershire Innovation Festival

The journey to net-zero and helping new businesses to launch and prosper are amongst the University’s contributions to the Leicestershire Innovation Festival which runs from 14–25 February 2022.

7 February 2022

Just published: BAME Staff Network newsletter

The latest BAME Staff Network newsletter is now available to view online.

7 February 2022

Reminder – Parking in the vicinity off campus

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

4 February 2022

Loughborough students set to appear at Under-20 Six Nations

Loughborough University will be well represented at the Under-20 Six Nations Championships with four of its students set to play for both England and Wales rugby.

4 February 2022

Loughborough Men’s football side on verge of Wembley visit

Loughborough University’s Men’s football side are just three games away from Wembley after a remarkable run in the Buildbase FA Vase.

4 February 2022

Introducing Project Enable

The University is currently finalising its new Strategy to 2030 and will soon be launching a new project – Project Enable – to help facilitate its delivery.

4 February 2022

Have your say with the National Student Survey (NSS)

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

4 February 2022

Staff find innovative ways to reuse materials and equipment during lab refurbishment

The University has been refurbishing its Thermofluids lab, located in the Wolfson T Building, preparing it to be used as a Teaching Lab and Student Project Space.

4 February 2022

Students’ Union update

It has been agreed that the University will purchase the land and building assets currently owned by Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU). This will allow the Students’ Union to concentrate on delivering the exceptional student experience for which it is renowned, without the considerable operational and financial challenges of running an ageing building.

3 February 2022

Debt-ridden companies with political affiliations are first in line for Government bailouts – new research

Businesses that have politicians on their boards are more likely to get COVID-19 bailouts from the Government – according to a new study.

3 February 2022

Loughborough hockey duo to make England men’s debut

Loughborough hockey duo James Mazarelo and Stuart Rushmere are in line to earn their first caps for England senior men, having been named in England’s FIH Pro League squad to face Spain.

3 February 2022

Loughborough University brings world-first course for elite athlete wellbeing to Europe

The world’s first course for professionals who are responsible for the whole-person wellbeing of elite athletes has been launched in Europe.

3 February 2022

Students: Sign-ups now open for wellbeing support programme #Me

The University is offering a 12-week external peer support course that will take you through various aspects of mental health and wellbeing, looking at common issues and implementing coping strategies to help.

2 February 2022

TALENT Commission report now published

TALENT, a project led by the Midlands Innovation consortium of eight universities including Loughborough, has published a national report that proposes changes to the future of technical talent in higher education and research.

2 February 2022

Planned maintenance: Network upgrade – week commencing 7 February

The following locations will be subject to disruption as we upgrade the network hardware to enhance your IT experience.

2 February 2022

Loughborough students recognised at WorldStar Student awards

The international competition, run by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO), saw 14 Loughborough students recognised in the awards.

2 February 2022

Applications open for new mental wellbeing support programme for military veterans

Military veterans who struggle with their mental wellbeing can apply for a new support programme, created by Loughborough University and the Royal Air Forces Association.

2 February 2022

Online tool will help reveal problem hotspots for mental health caused by COVID

A new proof of concept tool that allows the tracking and location of people’s emotions and stresses on social media in real-time has been proposed.

2 February 2022

Have your say by joining our Student Panel

The University’s Market Research Team are looking for students to share their views to help shape the approach to degree programmes, marketing concepts, matters relating to student access and participation in higher education and much more.

2 February 2022

Campus Network Upgrade

IT Services has been delivering a large-scale project (Network 2020) to replace and upgrade the campus wired network. This is a significant investment in our IT infrastructure to ensure the University can provide the best experience to all users. Typical benefits include:

2 February 2022

Loughborough Reader witness at UK Trade and Business Commission Inquiry

Dr Carmen Torres-Sanchez, Reader in Multifunctional Materials Manufacturing at the Wolfson School, was a witness at the UK Trade and Business Commission Inquiry that took place on 27 January 2022.

1 February 2022

Three tips to help you stay motivated to keep exercising all year long

February. The month of shattered dreams and ambitions. The trainers are gathering dust and chocolate bars have replaced protein bars. The gusto with which we attacked our new year resolutions is a vague memory.

1 February 2022

Loughborough University marks LGBT+ History Month

We’re delighted to celebrate LGBT+ History Month at Loughborough throughout February with a range of activities, events and news.

1 February 2022

Coldwell checks in as Lightning Cycling announce strong squad for new campaign

British international triathlete Sophie Coldwell will compete for Lightning Cycling in next year’s racing calendar as the franchise announced its full line-up ahead of the new campaign.

1 February 2022

James Joyce exhibition highlights the women who help make Ulysses a success (VIDEO)

The centenary of James Joyce’s celebrated novel Ulysses is being marked by a new exhibition which tells the story of the women who helped make his literary vision a reality.

1 February 2022

Reminder: Staff Wellbeing Café

Staff members are invited to attend the next Wellbeing Café event, which takes place on Wednesday 9 February from 2pm-4pm at the Village Bar, based on the East Midlands campus.

1 February 2022

Record nominations for University research and innovation in LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards

Loughborough University has a record 17 nominations across seven categories in the 2022 LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards.

31 January 2022

Digital canes, sustainable textiles, and insects: Alumni start-ups secure Young Innovator Awards

Anthony Camu, Thomas Constant, and Jess Strain will each receive a £5,000 grant, one-on-one business coaching and an allowance to cover living costs.

31 January 2022

Covid vaccination centre on campus

If you still need to have your first, second or booster Covid jab, you can do it this weekend on the University campus.

31 January 2022

Griffiths to join star-studded Lightning Wheelchair Basketball line-up

Loughborough Lightning Wheelchair Basketball have bolstered their squad with the addition of five-time Paralympic Games star, Clare Griffiths.

31 January 2022

Loughborough alumnus appointed Lightning’s new Regional Director of Women’s Cricket

Loughborough alumnus, James Cutt, has been appointed Lightning’s new Regional Director of Women’s Cricket.

31 January 2022

Working with Loughborough’s Internal Communications team

The University’s Internal Communications team launched their toolkit last year to help colleagues from across the institution.

28 January 2022

Research to examine role dentists can play in tackling obesity crisis

A new study being led by Loughborough University will look at the role dentists can play in reducing obesity in the UK.

28 January 2022

Loughborough to create first-of-its-kind zero carbon loss manufacturing system

A £1.3m Loughborough-led project is set to develop the first ever net-zero biomanufacturing system that captures and utilises carbon instead of releasing it into the atmosphere.

28 January 2022

Information about Dynamic Working

Last week Richard Taylor, Chief Operating Officer set out in his email the University’s response to the Government’s removal of Plan B restrictions.

27 January 2022

Staff member nominated for WISE Covid Unsung Heroes Award

Senior Teaching Fellow Dr Sheryl Williams has been nominated for a Covid Unsung Heroes Award – Celebrating Women in STEM, initiated by WISE.

27 January 2022

University guidance on international business travel

International travel is still quite unpredictable, and restrictions can change rapidly. This is a situation which is likely to continue for some time to come. However, the position is more stable than it has been for some time and as such those who have an important reason to travel on business, can now do so, subject to the usual approval processes.

27 January 2022

Great career opportunities at the Access Group Job Fair

The UK’s fastest-growing software company is hosting a job fair on campus on 24 February.

27 January 2022

Study will seek to improve psychosocial skills of ‘Gen Z’ athletes

A new study could improve the chances of success for the UK’s ‘Generation Z’ athletes – the future Olympic medal hopefuls – by helping to them improve skills such as dealing with adversity, becoming more independent and improving their communication.

27 January 2022

PR team looking for academics to share research around children and young people for new campaign

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

27 January 2022

Information about Loughborough University’s Race Pay Gap

Developing a truly inclusive environment in which we can all succeed underpins everything that we do at Loughborough. Becoming an anti-racist organisation is fundamental to our success, and as part of this work, it was important to conduct a race equal pay audit in 2020.

27 January 2022

Ivor Smith

It is with great sadness we inform you of the death of Ivor Smith, who sadly passed away 23 January aged 92.

26 January 2022

Free coaching, office space and support to accelerate growth of early-stage Leicestershire businesses

Do you have an idea for starting your own business? Or have you already launched and are now looking for the space and support to grow?

26 January 2022

Academics appointed to review QAA 2022 Subject Benchmark Statements

Three Loughborough academics have been appointed to the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) advisory groups, to review the 2022 Subject Benchmark Statements.

26 January 2022

Upcoming wellbeing sessions for students

Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity have a range of events coming up over the next month to support you.

26 January 2022

Laughably intelligent – two academics reveal the lighter side of learning at the Leicester Comedy Festival

A Loughborough professor and a former PhD student have joined forces to give a rib-tickling take on academic life at this year’s Leicester Comedy Festival.

26 January 2022

Volunteers still needed for COVID-19 test using saliva samples

Researchers in the School of Mechanical Electronic and Manufacturing Engineering are looking for volunteers to complete the clinical trial of a new rapid antigen-based COVID-19 test using saliva samples.

26 January 2022

Slippery Slopes: How Climate Change is threatening the 2022 Winter Olympics

Climate change is threatening the Winter Olympics and the future of snow sports by making conditions much more dangerous to athletes and participants, finds a new report.

25 January 2022

Staff: Take a break, meet others and find out more about our support offering with our first-ever Wellbeing Café

As part of the University’s Wellbeing Framework, the Occupational Health and Wellbeing team are launching a new series of Wellbeing Cafés.

25 January 2022

Network upgrade notice: Schedule for February 2022

Notice of outage for wired and wireless network.

25 January 2022

Develop sustainability in your area with access to the EAUC

The EAUC (the Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education) is a membership organisation with a passion to create a world with sustainability at its heart.

24 January 2022

Happy Mondays presents Comedy Club as part of Leicester Comedy Festival

On Monday 7 February, LU Arts will be hosting a Comedy Club as part of this year’s Leicester Comedy Festival.

24 January 2022

Loughborough literary professor campaign for statue of 17th century writer Aphra Behn to be erected in Canterbury

A professor of 17th century literature is lobbying for a statue of playwright Aphra Behn to erected in the city where she was born.

24 January 2022

University’s Legal Services shortlisted for LexisNexis Legal awards

The team have been selected as finalists for ‘In-House Team of the Year’ at the 2022 awards.

24 January 2022

Loughborough University degree programmes receive Society for Natural Sciences accreditation

Loughborough University is among the first group of institutions whose degree programmes have been accredited by the Society for Natural Sciences (SNS).

21 January 2022

COVID misinformation is a health risk – tech companies need to remove harmful content not tweak their algorithms

Many worldwide have now caught COVID. But during the pandemic many more are likely to have encountered something else that’s been spreading virally: misinformation. False information has plagued the COVID response, erroneously convincing people that the virus isn’t harmful, of the merits of various ineffective treatments, or of false dangers associated with vaccines.

21 January 2022

Heavyweight Olympic medallist boxer Clarke to train at Loughborough

Loughborough Sport has landed a knockout blow as heavyweight Olympic bronze medallist Frazer Clarke has chosen the University as his new training base.

21 January 2022

Important information about phishing and information security

On 30 November 2021, the University conducted a simulated phishing exercise for all staff members.

20 January 2022

Christin Bolewski

It is with great sadness we inform you of the death of Christin Bolewski, who sadly passed away after a short battle with illness.

20 January 2022

Support for staff and students distressed by worldwide events

We know that some of you may be feeling worried, distressed and upset about various events which have recently occurred or are currently taking place around the world.

20 January 2022

National Theatre Live returns to Loughborough

Screenings of three National Theatre plays will be shown at Cope Auditorium from 27 January.

20 January 2022

Loughborough’s Department of Chemical Engineering to feature in upcoming documentary

The documentary examines how the University is training the next generation of chemical engineers to tackle global engineering challenges.

20 January 2022

Loughborough hockey pair added to GB women’s roster

Loughborough hockey duo Olivia Hamilton and Miriam Pritchard have been added to the Great Britain women’s programme for the Paris 2024 cycle.

20 January 2022

Exams: An important reminder for students when uploading answers

We know many of you will be sitting online exams over the coming days, so here’s a quick reminder of the important information you need to remember when uploading your answers:

19 January 2022

Planned maintenance: Network upgrade - FM Buildings, ECB and Hazlerigg Building

IT Services are upgrading the campus wired network (Network 2020 project). The upgraded solution will provide the University with many benefits including improved security and faster and more reliable and efficient network capability.

19 January 2022

Information about 2022/23 Bank Holiday and University closure days

The People and Organisational Development website has been updated to include the Bank Holiday and University closure days up until April 2023.

19 January 2022

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 accepting applications until Thursday 10 February 2022.

18 January 2022

PING Performance Research Centre takes shape

Innovative golf brand PING is establishing specialist lab facilities on LUSEP in Michael Pearson West, strategically co-located with the University’s Sports Technology Institute.

18 January 2022

Rewarding public officials for successful enforcement could cut low-level corruption

Petty corruption such as bribing local police could be reduced by incentivising public officials to enforce the law, according to a new paper.

18 January 2022

Loughborough to play key role in new programme which puts the Midlands at forefront of hydrogen innovation

Loughborough University experts are part of a new programme designed to support, foster, and accelerate the hydrogen economy in the Midlands.

18 January 2022

Interested in learning or developing another language? Register your place on our upcoming evening classes

The Language Centre has places available for the following levels and languages:

18 January 2022

Student winners announced for LU Arts project celebrating inclusion at Loughborough University

Back in November, LU Arts and the University’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion committee launched a competition for students to design a mural for the campus that celebrated inclusion in our community.

18 January 2022

Upcoming opportunities to be part of the Collective Anti-Racist Efforts initiative at Loughborough

Since November, the CARE (Collective Anti-Racist Efforts) project – led by the BAME Staff Network – has been running a Listening Campaign to support bringing the University’s commitment to the Race Equality Charter and the Race Equity Strategy into the wider community.

17 January 2022

Students: Duo mobile (MFA) – issue now resolved

IT Services were aware of an issue regarding Duo mobile which may have prevented students from logging in using multi-factor authentication between 6pm on Friday 15 January and 2.45pm on Saturday 16 January.

17 January 2022

Success for the University at the HELOA Awards

The University is delighted to announce it was the recipient of two awards at the HELOA (Helping Students Make Informed Decisions) Awards last week.

17 January 2022

Programme of events to take place for staff and students to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

Later this month, Loughborough University will be hosting a series of events that will aim to educate, raise awareness, and allow time to reflect.

17 January 2022

University’s Rent-a-Room scheme launches

The University is delighted to launch the Rent-a-Room scheme.

17 January 2022

Travelling exhibition explores the impact of changing standards to our daily lives

The Ambiguous Standards Institute (ASI) will be visiting Loughborough University from Tuesday 18 January – 11 February to share its research into the standardisation of everyday objects and procedures.

17 January 2022

Students: Can you help us by answering three questions?

This is an opportunity to give Loughborough University feedback through a really quick survey. We’d be very grateful if you could take the time to participate.

17 January 2022

Allen departs Loughborough for Japan

Loughborough’s Director of Football, Richard Allen, will embark on a new challenge with Yokohoma FC in Japan as he departs the University after four successful years.

14 January 2022

Roadworks: M1 southbound carriageway

From 7 February 2022, essential maintenance work on the M1 southbound carriageway from Junction 23a to 23 will take place by National Highways England.

14 January 2022

Loughborough graduate Billings makes England Men’s Test debut in Australia

Loughborough alumnus Sam Billings made his England Men’s cricket Test debut overnight in the fifth Ashes Test in Hobart, Australia.

13 January 2022

Loughborough University announces its new Chief Financial Officer

Loughborough University has appointed Alexandra Owen FCA as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

13 January 2022

Essential maintenance: Campus wired network

IT Services will be carrying out some essential maintenance on the IT network for the remainder of the working week. This is to ensure the network is in a healthy state before examinations start next week.

13 January 2022

Staff: Join our upcoming wellbeing sessions

An in-person wellbeing event had been planned on 19 January for staff members at the University, but due to Covid-19 restrictions and associated challenges we have taken the decision to postpone this event until later in the year.

12 January 2022

Upcoming wellbeing sessions for students

We know for some people, January can be a challenging month. The Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity team have a host of workshops and support sessions taking place throughout the month which students are encouraged to attend. More information about the events can be found below.

12 January 2022

Let’s Talk Loughborough helps you through the exam season

The latest episode of the University’s podcast focuses on everything you need to know on preparing for and taking your exams with insight from staff and recent graduates.

12 January 2022

Bone-building cells favour different orthopaedic implant designs and this can be exploited to create devices that promote faster healing, new study finds

New orthopaedic implant devices that promote faster healing and ultimately reduce the strain on the NHS could be available in the future thanks to new research by Loughborough University engineering experts that reveals which structures best promote bone healing.

12 January 2022

University partners with Santander Universities to offer free online anti-racism course to staff and students

Loughborough University has partnered with Santander Universities to offer a free online course to staff and students on Black British history and anti-racism.

11 January 2022

Two wins for Loughborough at British Psychological Society Book Award

Loughborough University has recently celebrated two wins in the British Psychological Society Book Award, which celebrates psychology publications.

11 January 2022

Moving for Mental Health: report calls for cross-Government strategy to use physical activity and sport to help tackle the mental health and wellbeing emergency

A joint report from the Sport for Development Coalition and Mind has recommended initiating a new cross-Government strategy to strengthen the use of physical activity and sport to support mental health and wellbeing following the Covid-19 pandemic.

11 January 2022

New British Wheelchair Basketball Women’s Premier League to be broadcast live

British Wheelchair Basketball has today announced that the BBC will show eight games live across the inaugural season of the Women’s Premier League.

11 January 2022

MS Teams recording expiration

From January 2022, newly created MS Teams meeting recordings in OneDrive and Teams Channel Files (SharePoint) will be automatically deleted after 30 or 60 days unless the meeting owner extends the expiration. Meeting owners will be notified about expired recordings.

11 January 2022

Register your place now: Spotlight on… Effective assessment and feedback practices

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

11 January 2022

Don’t miss LU Arts’ Between the Lines exhibition

A LU Arts exhibition on display until 14 January demonstrates how artists can work across disciplines as it shares the processes involved in digital artist Sarah Selby’s project ‘Between the Lines’.

10 January 2022

Regional Equipment Sharing Showcase: Accelerate your research

Are you a researcher in Engineering, Physical Sciences, Biological or Medical Sciences?

10 January 2022

LU Arts announces the Happy Monday’s programme for the upcoming term

The programme offers you a chance to try hands-on creative sessions in a friendly and relaxed environment. You can meet new people and learn a new skill by creating something to take away at the end.

7 January 2022

Emeritus Prof Gleeson’s latest book shows us how to up our game through nutrition…and Brendan Rodgers is on board!

World-renowned Loughborough academic, and author, Emeritus Professor Michael Gleeson, is celebrating the release of his latest book - Nutrition for Top Performance in Football: Eat Like the Pros and Take Your Game to the Next Level.

6 January 2022

Volunteers sought for new COVID-19 test using saliva samples

Researchers in the School of Mechanical Electronic and Manufacturing Engineering are looking for volunteers to complete the clinical trial of a new rapid antigen-based COVID-19 test using saliva samples.

6 January 2022

New on-board system will allow trains to instantly detect ‘leaves on the line’

Researchers are developing an on-board system for trains that can identify low adhesion hazards such as ‘leaves on the line’ as well as other issues that cause the rail equivalent of black ice.

6 January 2022

Staying safe and secure: Using a new personal device for work or study

For Christmas, there’s a chance you may have received a new laptop or smart device as a gift from a loved one, or maybe you decided to treat yourself.

6 January 2022

Lightning and Saints to play Double Header in February

Loughborough Lightning and Northampton Saints will play a double header of Allianz Premier 15s and Gallagher Premiership fixtures at cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday 19 February.

6 January 2022

What makes Loughborough a winning team? Loughborough University Annual Review 2021

As a new year begins, the University takes a moment to reflect on the achievements of the past twelve months.

6 January 2022

Feedback: What’s in it for you?

When you think of feedback in an academic context, many of you will think about the overall mark assigned to a recent assessment, exam, or piece of coursework you submitted as part of your degree.

5 January 2022

Alumnus raises over £9k after completing Marathon des Sables

Loughborough University alumnus, Fadie Shamoon, has raised over £9,000 for charity after completing the gruelling Marathon des Sables in Morocco.

5 January 2022

Loughborough welcomes new cohort of Doctoral Prize Fellows

The University is delighted to welcome the third cohort of Doctoral Prize Fellows (DPFs) who are starting their two-year programmes of research.

4 January 2022

‘Sallets’ – how to eat healthily the 1600s way

When we think of food in the past, it is often images of Henry VIII with a table groaning with meat dishes that springs to mind. But in fact our ancestors knew more about the health benefits of eating salads – normally thought of as a cold dish of herbs or vegetables – than we might think.

23 December 2021

Student’s illustration used for Charnwood Borough Council’s Christmas card

A student’s design of the renowned ‘Sock Man’ in Loughborough has been chosen by the Chief Executive of Charnwood Borough Council as their Christmas card this year.

23 December 2021

Recommended action from IT Services regarding global software security issues

Following the global announcement of computer security issues in a program called Log4j which is used worldwide across software applications and online services, IT Services have been working to avoid any impact on University services and systems.

22 December 2021

Loughborough graduate reaches final of the UK Electronic Skills Foundation (UKESF) competition

Max Rigby, a Loughborough Systems Engineering MEng graduate, has been named runner up in the annual UKESF Radio Frequency Engineering and Communications competition.

21 December 2021

Triple medal delight for Hansson on final day

Louise Hansson capped a stunning 2021 FINA World Championships with a further three medals on the final day of action in Abu Dhabi.

21 December 2021

Reminder: Loughborough Gold Honey still available for sale

There are still jars of Loughborough Gold Honey available to purchase.

21 December 2021

It could take 12 hours of walking to burn off your Christmas dinner

Overeating at Christmas time is almost like a tradition. Many of us look forward to piling our plates full of festive foods, snacking on chocolate throughout the holidays or sipping on festive drinks. Even if you were trying to eat healthier, indulgent foods are often displayed more prominently in supermarkets and shops during the holidays, making it difficult to pass up on our favourite foods and drinks.

21 December 2021

Chief Executive of HS2 awarded honorary degree

The Chief Executive of HS2 Ltd, Visiting Professor and Loughborough alumnus, Mark Thurston has been awarded an honorary degree by the University.

20 December 2021

Hansson secures brave bronze in Abu Dhabi

Loughborough’s Louise Hansson added to her personal medal haul at the 2021 FINA World Championships with a fine third-place finish in the Women’s 50m Backstroke.

20 December 2021

Wolfson School shares virtual Advent Calendar that shares best practice and guidance on learning and teaching

Colleagues from the E-Learning Advancement team in the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering have developed an advent calendar designed to support academics.

20 December 2021

PhD student wins award at national Future Materials Conference

Anna Tholen, a Doctoral Researcher at Loughborough University, was the proud recipient of the Best Presentation award at this year’s Future Materials Conference, which took place on Monday 13 December.

17 December 2021

Hansson wins stunning gold in Women’s 100m Backstroke

Louise Hansson capped a stunning night at the 2021 FINA Short Course World Championships by winning a glorious gold in the Women’s 100m Backstroke.

17 December 2021

“A life-saving technology”: Portable gamma ray camera that could speed up cancer diagnosis could hit the market in as little as 18 months

Uruguay, prosthetic skin, and a portable gamma ray camera that could help speed up cancer diagnosis…

17 December 2021

Hansson part of Sweden world record in Women’s 200m Medley Relay

Loughborough’s Louise Hansson produced a storming swim as Sweden clocked an equal world record to win the Women’s 200m Medley Relay at the 2021 FINA World Championships.

17 December 2021

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

The Government has given the green light for a new £13m East Midlands Institute of Technology (IoT).

17 December 2021

Preparing for your exams

With Semester 1 exams taking place next month, we want to make sure those of you who are taking them feel prepared and have all the information you need to know

17 December 2021

Fileport application to be decommissioned

The legacy Fileport application, which has mainly been used for University Committees over recent years, is due to be decommissioned in January 2022

17 December 2021

A mate doesn’t let a mate drink drive

The festive period is often a time for catching up with loved ones and being merry. People may indulge a little more than usual but it is important to remember to drink responsibly and look after one another.v

16 December 2021

Print and Post Services opening hours

The Print and Post Services reception based in the Herbert Manzoni Building will be closed on Friday 17 December from 11:45am for post and parcel collections.

16 December 2021

Auböck wins thrilling title at the 2021 FINA Short Course World Championships

Loughborough swimmer Felix Auböck became only the second-ever Austrian to claim a world short course title with a stunning Men's 400m Freestyle performance at the FINA World Championships in Abu Dhabi.

16 December 2021

Hutchinson departs Peter Harrison Centre for key role with British Paralympic Association

Colleagues from Loughborough University’s Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport (PHC) are wishing Dr Michael Hutchinson the very best as he embarks on a new challenge with the British Paralympic Association (BPA).

16 December 2021

Student designs product to make shopping easier for parents

Third year design student, Eleni Leontsini, has designed Pram Trolley – a product that plans to tackle the problem of shopping in a supermarket with a pram.

16 December 2021

Senior Lecturer announced as part of the Foundation of Science and Technology Future Leaders 2022

Dr Ashleigh Filtness, a Senior Lecturer in Human Factors and Transport Safety, has been selected to be a part of Foundation Future Leaders 2022.

15 December 2021

Information about Leicestershire Crisis Cafés

If you’re struggling with your mental health, feel overwhelmed or unable to cope, you can seek support at two Crisis Café drop-in services based in Leicestershire.

15 December 2021

Loughborough supports new campaign to encourage parents and young people to consider Higher Education

A new campaign has recently been launched to support the parents and carers of young people who are less likely to continue in education past the age of 18.

15 December 2021

Notice of network outage: Loughborough Design School – Tuesday 21 December

On Tuesday 21 December, 9am-4pm, IT Services will be carrying out essential maintenance to the Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) in the Loughborough Design School Data Centre.

15 December 2021

Festive wellbeing drop-in session

Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity are running an online drop-in session for students on Wednesday 22 December, 12.30pm-1.30pm.

14 December 2021

CEP-UK announce Clinical Exercise Physiologists are now eligible for professional registration

The NHS and other health care providers are facing unprecedented pandemic-related demand for services combined while Covid has exacerbated an underlying physical inactivity epidemic.

14 December 2021

Students design Vice-Chancellor’s Christmas card

This year the Vice-Chancellor set a competition for all Creative Arts students to design his Christmas card.

13 December 2021

It’s Better Off this Christmas

Through the introduction of dynamic working, working patterns have changed and for many this means a hybrid of days both on campus and in the office.

13 December 2021

Loughborough researcher among the most impactful in his discipline

Dr David Fletcher, Senior Lecturer in Performance Psychology and Management, has been ranked in the findings of a recent survey as among the most impactful researchers in sport, exercise, and performance psychology.

13 December 2021

New Committees website

There is a new look for the University’s Committee web pages.

10 December 2021

Sign up for LU Arts’ evening classes

Following a priority booking period for mailing list subscribers, the remaining places for LU Arts evening classes are now on general sale.

9 December 2021

Boost to sports participation and support to sports start-ups as Loughborough University London and Sport Tech Hub announce partnership

Loughborough University London and Sports Tech Hub have announced a partnership to use tech innovation to increase participation levels in physical activity and sport.

9 December 2021

Loughborough to host Team England ahead of the Commonwealth Games

Athletes, coaches, and practitioners from Team England will use Loughborough University as an immersion camp ahead of next summer’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

8 December 2021

Funding available for social sciences of sport research

The Critical Social Sciences of Sport Network is offering research funding to support collaborative partnerships between UK and Taiwanese researchers, focusing on social sciences of sport.

8 December 2021

Athlete sleep more affected by lockdown compared to general population – new study finds

A new global study in which Loughborough University was a co-lead, has shown that athlete sleep was heavily impacted during the lockdown period.

8 December 2021

Donations from Loughborough University students have raised more than £550,000 for the British Heart Foundation

The Loughborough University community has donated more than £550,000 worth of goods for the British Heart Foundation since it began working with the organisation.

8 December 2021

IT Services network maintenance: Library Level 3 (main floor) -13-14 December

IT Services will be carrying out work to upgrade the network service on Levels 3 and 3a (main floor) of the Library.

8 December 2021

Performance and Development Review Training for 2021/22

There will be a number of briefing sessions held between January-March on the PDR process for new reviewers.

7 December 2021

Ping, read, reply, repeat: how to break bad email habits at work

It is an impressive feat that work email has managed to reign supreme as the most prolific and favoured communication tool in today’s digital working world, despite the emergence of arguably more functional alternatives like Slack, Yammer and MS Teams.

7 December 2021

Staff Inclusivity Group Chair appointed Midlands Lead for NADSN

Chair of the Staff Inclusivity Group Emma Nadin has been recently appointed as the Midlands Lead for the National Association of Disabled Staff Networks (NADSN).

7 December 2021

Art and Science combine in upcoming exhibition as part of a project sharing the stories of international students in Higher Education

A new LU Arts exhibition will demonstrate how artists can work across disciplines as it shares the processes involved in digital artist Sarah Selby’s project ‘Between the Lines’.

7 December 2021

Did our ancestors’ living environment make them feel less stressed?

It’s often said that green spaces are beneficial for our health and wellbeing but now researchers at Loughborough University are set to put this theory to the test.

6 December 2021

Christmas carols around the fountain

Get in the festive spirit by singing traditional Christmas carols around the Hazlerigg fountain today (Monday 6 December).

6 December 2021

Don’t miss the University Choir’s Christmas Concert

The University Choir is performing in Shirley Pearce Square on 10 December, 12.30pm-1.15pm.

3 December 2021

Loughborough takes stance to make sport inclusive to all with Rainbow Laces campaign

Loughborough University’s LGBT+ Student Association - along with the support of the LGBT+ Staff Network - will be selling Rainbow Laces across campus next week as part of a campaign to make sport inclusive to all.

3 December 2021

Coming soon: Performance and Development Review 2022

Details of the upcoming Performance and Development Review cycle are now in place.

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.

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.