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22 Sep 2015

Loughborough University’s first postgraduate facility to open this month

The redevelopment of the Angela Marmont building is now complete, transforming it into the University’s first ever dedicated postgraduate facility.

Located in the centre of campus, Graduate House will be the hub of Graduate School activities. It is an exclusive area dedicated to postgraduate research and taught students.

The project has been made possible thanks to donations totalling £40,000 from alumni, staff, students and friends of the University to the Loughborough Fund.  Donations to this Fund are allocated where the need is greatest. It is distributed annually to initiatives that will have a significant impact on the campus environment, teaching and learning facilities, and activities available to enhance the student experience at Loughborough.

Graduate House will allow postgraduate students to connect with other individuals from areas across campus fostering a wider sense of community within the postgraduate student body.

Professor Andrew Dainty, Director of the Graduate School said: “This significant investment by both the University and the Loughborough University Development Trust will provide our postgraduate student community with devoted training facilities, study and social space. Graduate House will enable our students to interact in new ways, both through Graduate School programmes and via student-led activities, thereby helping foster interdisciplinary dialogue amongst our postgraduate taught and research populations.”

Sarah Brooke, Postgraduate Research Student President 2014-15, said: “Graduate House will be immensely useful as a focal point for the Graduate School, which has been a virtual entity up until now. I’m looking forward to seeing the facility becoming a hive of activity for postgraduate students and to be the place to go for anything postgrad-related."

The official opening will be on 23 September. All postgraduates and mature students are invited to attend the Graduate House-warming party on Friday 9 October, from 3pm, where food drink, music and games will be offered to celebrate the launch.

For more information and latest updates including photographs follow us on Twitter @LboroGradSchool and visit the Graduate House blog.


Notes for editors

Article reference number: September News

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 University of the Year in the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2015.Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. It was 2nd in the 2015 THE Student Experience Survey and was named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times. 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 London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will offer postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.