December 2016 press releases

Historic day as Loughborough University London celebrates first graduation ceremony

Loughborough University London celebrated its first ever graduation ceremony yesterday (Thursday 15 December), honouring the achievements of more than 200 students.

16 December 2016

New study shows sport pays

People who play sport can earn on average 10% more than their non-active counterparts according to a study by economists at Loughborough University and the University of St Gallen (Switzerland).

16 December 2016

Longitudinal health and safety project is a first for UK construction

Researchers at Loughborough University are embarking on a unique project that will track and inform health and safety leadership, policies, and practices at Tideway.

13 December 2016

Nearly three quarters of academic and professional women in higher education believe men are more likely to get senior positions

Research from Loughborough University has revealed that higher education is failing women on their path to senior roles.

12 December 2016

New research hubs to strengthen the UK’s manufacturing base

Loughborough University is a partner in three £10 million research hubs designed to strengthen the UK’s manufacturing base.

6 December 2016

Loughborough research calls for change in spectator food and drink provision at sports mega events such as Rio 2016

Spectator food and drink provision at Rio 2016 failed to meet World Health Organisation standards, the Brazilian government’s dietary advice, as well as the organising committee’s own aims according to findings from The Phansmer Research Group, which includes Loughborough University’s Dr Joe Piggin.

5 December 2016

Loughborough University leads on a £1 million international project to create the complete works of Aphra Behn – literature’s first professional female writer

Aphra Behn was the first British woman to make a living from writing novels, plays and poetry. Now, a huge project led by Loughborough University in collaboration with institutions across the globe will compile an eight-volume anthology of her life's work.

5 December 2016