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27 Feb 2015

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

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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.

Residents are encouraged to submit their nominations by Friday 20 March 2015 for the TS Shipman and Hannah Community Prizes.

The TS Shipman Prize of £800 is given to students of the University or College who are considered to have contributed most to the development of co-operation and aid between the institutions and the local community. The prize comes from a fund presented to the University by the TS Shipman Trust, established by the former joint Managing Director of Leicester company AA Jones and Shipman – one of the largest machine tool manufacturers in Britain in the 1960s.

The Hannah Community Prize of £500 seeks to recognise students for showing acts of kindness or for general good neighbourliness. The award uses funds originally bequeathed to the University in memory of George Alexander Hannah who studied at Loughborough during his retirement.

An awards ceremony will be held later in the year to honour and thank the chosen students for their contributions.

Alison Barlow, Stakeholder Relations Manager for the University, said: “Here at Loughborough, we like to acknowledge and reward the achievements and selfless behaviour of our students, so we would love to hear residents’ nominations for those students they feel have made a valuable contribution to the Charnwood community.”

Nominations for the two awards can be made by any Loughborough resident and should be submitted to

A nomination form is available on the University website by visiting the link here.

Notes for editors

Article reference number: PR 15/17

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, putting it among the best universities in the world, and was named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times. Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and has been voted England's Best Student Experience for six years running in the Times Higher Education league. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

In 2015 the University will open an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University in London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will offer postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.

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