February 2015 press releases

Loughborough University project aims to cut emergency hospital admissions

Loughborough University and two healthcare partners have been awarded £70,000 for a major new study evaluating how emergency admissions to hospitals can be reduced.

Issued on 27 February 2015

Building communities – bids invited for a share of University Community Donations Fund

Community groups across Charnwood are being offered the chance to make a bid for up to £750 from Loughborough University’s Community Donations Fund.

Issued on 27 February 2015

Nominate rising stars to win special prizes in aid of good community relations

Loughborough University is calling upon local residents to shine a light on the students they feel have gone the extra mile to establish good working relationships with the community.

Issued on 27 February 2015

Understanding team resilience through the 2003 England Rugby World Cup winners

With the Six Nations in full swing and the 2015 Rugby World Cup coming to England later this year, sport psychologists at Loughborough University have published a study into the processes of team resilience shown by a World Cup winning team.

Issued on 26 February 2015

Winning Loughborough University inclusive designs showcased by Youth Sport Trust

Loughborough University students have showcased their designs for new sports products that can be used by pupils in special schools at the Youth Sport Trust 2015 Conference.

Issued on 25 February 2015

Be inspired with Loughborough University’s first-ever Environment and Ethics Week

The importance of ‘green thinking’ to help make a positive difference to communities around the world will come under the spotlight during Loughborough University’s Environment and Ethics Week.

Issued on 25 February 2015

E-Qual app aims to boost understanding of qualitative coding

A Loughborough University academic is sharing her expertise in teaching the notoriously difficult subject of coding qualitative data with the launch of a new app.

Issued on 23 February 2015

Loughborough researchers support development of Umbro’s ‘lightest ever’ football boots

Academics at the Sports Technology Institute at Loughborough University have supported the development of one of the lightest ever football boots.

Issued on 18 February 2015

Loughborough Mental Health Adviser nominated for national Mental Health First Aid award

Clare Pinchess, from the University’s Counselling and Disability Service, has been nominated for a national Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Award.

Issued on 18 February 2015

New study finds public health advice on heat waves needs updating

A new study involving Loughborough University researchers has revealed electric fans can help prevent heat related illness during heat waves.

Issued on 17 February 2015

Michael Meacher MP to reveal his blueprint for Britain’s future at public lecture

The leading Labour politician Michael Meacher MP will be revealing his blueprint for Britain’s future at a public lecture being hosted by Loughborough University on February 12.

Issued on 6 February 2015

Loughborough graduates on Design Council’s ‘Ones to Watch’ list

Two Loughborough University Design School graduates have made it onto the prestigious Design Council ‘70 Ones to Watch’ list.

Issued on 6 February 2015

Loughborough University expert wins funding for research into personalised medicines

Loughborough University academic Professor Nick Medcalf is part of a new link-up between academia, clinicians and industry to improve the efficiency of healthcare product manufacturing.

Issued on 6 February 2015

International collaboration develops in-process control for manufacturing regenerative medicines

A Loughborough University graduate has helped develop an improved system for monitoring the manufacture of stem cells for use in regenerative medicines.

Issued on 4 February 2015

Loughborough study demonstrates link between gut bacteria, probiotics and insulin sensitivity

Research by Loughborough University academics has shown that a probiotic drink could be a solution in controlling insulin resistance, a major characteristic of diet-induced diseases such as type II diabetes.

Issued on 3 February 2015

University hosts Investment Ready Day for local businesses

Loughborough University is hosting an Investment Ready Day to help local businesses identify the best way to prepare for and attract funds for growth, on Friday 20 February.

Issued on 2 February 2015