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2 November 2017

Global leader in sport business joins Loughborough University London

Aaron Smith has been appointed as Professor of Sport Business at Loughborough University London.

2 November 2017

Institute of Advanced Studies brings world-leading communication scholars to Loughborough

The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) at Loughborough University is running a series of events on the theme of Communication, in collaboration with colleagues from the Centre for Research in Communication and Culture.

3 November 2017

Latest John Atkin sculpture unveiled in Toronto

Renowned Loughborough sculptor John Atkin has unveiled his latest sculpture, ‘Access to Justice’ in Toronto’s McMurtry Gardens of Justice.

3 November 2017

Institute of Advanced Studies to host debate on illiberal democracy in Central and Eastern Europe

An academic debate titled “Is there a future for liberal democracy in Central and Eastern Europe?” will be held at Loughborough University on 9 November, hosted by the Institute of Advanced Studies.

6 November 2017

EPSRC photo competition launches for 2017

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is launching its science photo competition for the fifth year.

6 November 2017

Creative Writing lecturer to become poet-in-residence at a popular Leicestershire park

Dr Kerry Featherstone, who oversees the School’s MA in Creative Writing, will take up the role as part of a new project based on creative inspiration at Bradgate Park in Leicestershire.

6 November 2017

Poems exploring identity and migration win this year’s record-breaking Overton Poetry Prize

Pnina Shinebourne has been declared the winner of the Overton Poetry Prize 2017 with a sequence of poems entitled Uproot.

7 November 2017

Are you ready for PDR 2017/18?

The PDR process for 2017/18 will shortly be getting underway.

7 November 2017

Volunteers wanted for new BBC television series

The BBC will be visiting Loughborough University on Thursday 23 November to film part of a new television series called ‘The Truth About Getting Fit’, presented by Michael Mosley.

7 November 2017

General Assembly, 8 November: Opportunity to hear from the Vice-Chancellor

All University staff are invited to attend the upcoming meeting of General Assembly on Wednesday 8 November.

8 November 2017

Childcare vouchers are changing

Following a review of support for working families, the Government has confirmed that the existing childcare voucher scheme will be replaced by a Tax-Free Childcare scheme (TFC) from April 2018.

9 November 2017

PDR Roleplay Sessions available

Roleplay sessions for PDR Reviewers are now available for booking.

10 November 2017

Loughborough academic involved in largest ever study of its kind into physical activity’s benefits to mental wellbeing

A Loughborough University academic has worked with the mental health charity Mind on a landmark two-year study showing that people with mental health problems who are more regularly active have better mental wellbeing.

10 November 2017

English lecturer’s latest work is a literary tour full of surprises

Dr Oliver Tearle, founder of the popular Interesting Literature blog, has scoured the country to write Britain by the Book: A Curious Tour of Our Literary Landscape, a collection of surprising and little-known stories behind classic works of literature.

13 November 2017

Loughborough University London to play key role in Sports Analytics World Series

On Friday 24th November 2017 Loughborough University London will be the lead academic partner for the UK leg of the Sports Analytics World Series, the first of seven global events over the next 12 months.

13 November 2017

University’s marketing wins public relations and digital print awards

Loughborough’s marketing team won no fewer than eight awards at three ceremonies last week.

13 November 2017

Acoustic Night series begins at Loughborough Students’ Union

LU Arts launch their Acoustic Night series this month, beginning on 20 November.

14 November 2017

Help others this Christmas with LSU’s shoe box appeal

The Loughborough Students’ Union Action team needs your help this Christmas to donate items to a number of local charities.

15 November 2017

The Chamber Ensemble of London performs at Loughborough

The Chamber Ensemble of London, consisting of 14 string players, will be performing at Loughborough University’s Martin Hall on Saturday 25 November.

15 November 2017

Applications close 24 Nov for the Telephone Fundraising Team

Would you like an enjoyable and rewarding part time job on campus in February and March 2018?

15 November 2017

Government economists and analysts visit Loughborough University

On 8 November, representatives from the Department of International Trade (DTI) and the Department of Business, Enterprise and Industrial Strategy visited the School of Business and Economics.

15 November 2017

Amazon Lockers now available in Herbert Manzoni

A new Amazon Locker is now available for use in the Herbert Manzoni building, so that you can easily Click and Collect on campus.

15 November 2017

Single-earner families face living standards drop

Cuts to Universal Credit will leave many low income families worse off despite tax changes and a rising National Living Wage, new analysis by Loughborough University has revealed.

16 November 2017

Academics invited to give evidence to House of Lords Select Committee

Dr Line Nyhagen and Dr Sarah Mills from the School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences were recently invited to give evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on Citizenship and Civic Engagement.

17 November 2017

Archbishop of Canterbury visits Loughborough University for special event

The Archbishop of Canterbury visited the Loughborough campus on Wednesday 15 November for an event titled “The Archbishop in Conversation”.

17 November 2017

Teaching Innovation Awards 2018 now open

Do you want to make your teaching and learning more engaging, inspiring and innovative? Would you like to resolve an issue in teaching or learning in your discipline? Tackle issues of working in a group or team?

20 November 2017

Scholarship set up in memory of alumna killed in car accident

The family of a Loughborough University alumna, who was involved in a fatal car accident, have started a scholarship in her memory.

20 November 2017

Speech Bubble series returns

Speech Bubble will be making a return this academic year, starting on Monday 4 December at Loughborough Students’ Union.

20 November 2017

New arts programme explores relationship between music and place

An innovative Loughborough University arts project is to explore how music and geography interact.

21 November 2017

University Choir brings Christmas spirit to Loughborough

On Wednesday 6 December, the University Choir will be performing a special concert as the countdown to Christmas begins.

21 November 2017

Important improvements to the process for academic attendance monitoring

The University is seeking to improve the way it records and monitors the attendance of students on taught programmes.

21 November 2017

Connected and automated vehicle project aims to steer the next generation of automated public transport

A £17 million scheme to create a driverless transport testing area in the streets around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London is due to be up and running by spring 2019.

21 November 2017

New National Theatre comedy screens in Loughborough

LU Arts will be hosting a live screening of National Theatre Live: Young Marx on Thursday 7 December at the Cope Auditorium from 7pm.

21 November 2017

Learning Curve: The Story of Loughborough Football

As with many sports teams at Loughborough University, the football team juggle getting good grades with achieving results on the pitch.

21 November 2017

Hugely successful ‘Afternoon of Fun at The Old Rectory Museum’

On Saturday 21 October two Loughborough academics Sara Read and Lyndsey Bakewell, from the School of the Arts, English and Drama, teamed up with the LSU Shakespeare Society and the volunteers at the Old Rectory Museum, to offer a hugely successful afternoon of joke telling and fun with a historical twist.

21 November 2017

PDR Roleplay Sessions still available

Roleplay sessions for PDR Reviewers are still available for booking.

21 November 2017

Cyber security best practice award for University

The University has been awarded the Cyber Essentials Plus certification.

22 November 2017

Loughborough Professor takes part in international low-carbon vehicles event

Loughborough’s Professor Graham Hargrave, and Research Associate Jonathan Wilson took part in a low carbon vehicles event at the British Embassy in Paris last week.

22 November 2017

New online accident reporting system now live

A new online accident reporting system is now live.

22 November 2017

Images from the University’s Maya Project to feature in new exhibition

Images from a Loughborough social enterprise project which captures the lives of the Maya, the largest living group of Native Americans, are included in the new Virtual Museum of Human Ecology.

24 November 2017

Loughborough University buries time-capsule with De Lisle College

Loughborough University is delighted to have buried a time-capsule with students from De Lisle College.

24 November 2017

Loughborough student presented with prestigious award

Loughborough student Tom Wood has been recognised for his commitment to yachting and will be presented with a Youth Award.

28 November 2017

Loughborough hosts forest education network 10-year celebration

Loughborough University hosted the Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire Forest Education Network 10-year celebration anniversary event this week; bringing together practitioners, organisations and researchers from across the region.

28 November 2017

Campus parcels service

Christmas is coming and the elves in the campus parcels service are experiencing high volumes of incoming mail and parcels at the moment.

29 November 2017

New research examining the under-representation of BAME coaches in professional football

Loughborough academic Dr Steven Bradbury will be presenting new research findings on the levels of representation and experiences of black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) coaches in professional football this week.

29 November 2017

Award winning run continues for Spit Happens

The Loughborough University, Loughborough Students’ Union, Anthony Nolan and the Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign, Spit Happens continued its award winning run last night picking up the Anthony Nolan Supporters Award (ANSAs) for Recruiter of the Year.