Everything you need to know about keeping cool and comfortable in hot weather
As the UK experiences one of the hottest spells on record, academics from Loughborough University give their advice on how to keep cool and comfortable during a heatwave.
Women and men needed for high street brand flip flop study
Twenty women and 10 men with the shoe size 5, 7 or 9 are needed for a flip flop study for a high street brand.
Loughborough University’s plans for technology transfer
Loughborough and seven other universities in the Midlands are collaborating in technology transfer, it has been announced.
Ye olde remedies for modern Christmasse ailments… or how 17th century medicine can help after a Christmas binge
A 17th century ailment for indigestion featuring the contents of a sperm whale’s guts could be just the cure for your Christmas Day food coma.
New research to help truck drivers get their health back on the road
A new Loughborough University-led study is helping truck drivers get healthy by encouraging higher levels of physical activity and a healthier diet that fits in with their work schedule.
Christmas has your number when it comes to slumber – why certain people struggle to sleep over the festive period
Prepare to be ‘found out’ if you have a hidden predisposition for insomnia – Christmas exposes all your sleep vulnerabilities.
Discourse and Rhetoric Group celebrates 30th anniversary with special video
A world-leading University group that researches language and social interaction in society is celebrating its 30th anniversary and, to mark the occasion, a special tribute video has been made.
Renowned space scientist receives Honorary Doctorate from Loughborough University
Space scientist and BBC Sky at Night presenter Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of the University “in recognition of her contributions to science”.
‘Tis the season to be fussy… how to encourage your children to eat their sprouts
Evolutionary biology gives children a wonderful gift at Christmas… a proven scientific excuse for disliking sprouts.
Loughborough University London celebrates second graduation ceremony
Loughborough University London celebrated its graduation ceremony yesterday (Thursday 14 December), honouring the achievements of more than 400 students.
Christmas dinner of champions – what do elite athletes eat?
Christmas is a time for many to have a break from work, relax with the family and indulge in good food and drink. For elite athletes there are decisions to make. How much should I be training and what should I be eating and drinking?
Loughborough University events set to inspire students of the future
Loughborough University is set to inspire the students of the future with a series of taster days.
Football must do more to ensure that players’ medical rights are protected
Professional footballers’ fundamental rights to medical confidentiality are routinely ignored across the English professional leagues according to a piece of Loughborough University research.
Loughborough University helping to drive growth across the UK
The importance of Loughborough University to the economy and employment, both regionally and nationally, has been highlighted by a new report.
Supermarket pricing means some Christmas shoppers are paying 1000% more for Brussels sprouts
Christmas shoppers could find themselves paying up to 1000% more for their sprouts this December because of confusing prices at UK supermarkets.
Students and young members of the community brought together through research project
A Loughborough University research project, which aimed to bring students and young people from different walks of life together through creative workshops, has been hailed a success.
Research Engineers needed to help shape High Speed 2
The University is looking to recruit four research engineers to work on an exciting new partnership with High Speed Two Ltd (HS2), the largest construction project in Europe.
More than 600,000 youngsters are at risk of ‘holiday hunger’ this Christmas
This Christmas more than 600,000 children are at risk of going hungry.
Technogym announces partnership with Loughborough University
World-leading wellness and fitness company Technogym has been awarded a five year contract to supply its state of the art equipment and digital software to the world’s number one sporting university, Loughborough.
Why indulgence is better for your diet this Christmas
Indulging in a little of what you fancy this festive period is better for your diet in the long term, according to behavioural psychologists at Loughborough University.
Loughborough wins two top accolades at Times Higher Education Awards
Loughborough University won two top accolades at the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards last night (Thursday 30 November), winning Outstanding Research Supervisor of the Year and Technological Innovation of the Year.
NEW CAMPAIGN: Paralympic gold medallist Jonnie Peacock launches Loughborough University’s experts’ guide to a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year
The University has launched its Christmas and New Year health and wellbeing campaign – an eight-week initiative which aims to inspire positive changes to physical and mental prosperity.
New research finds BAME coaches underrepresented in professional football
Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) coaches continue to be underrepresented in professional football, new research from Loughborough University has found
Coldwell and Holland the latest Loughborough athletes to secure their Commonwealth Games spots
Loughborough University alumnae Sophie Coldwell and Vicky Holland have become the latest Loughborough athletes to secure their places on the plane to Australia for next April’s Commonwealth Games, the triathletes named in Team England’s line-up.
Connected and autonomous vehicle project aims to steer the next generation of automated public transport
A £13.4 million initiative to create a driverless transport testing area based in the Royal Borough of Greenwich and nearby Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London is due to be up and running by spring 2019.
Big win for Loughborough at the 2017 Personnel Today Awards
The University’s School of Business and Economics, in partnership with Anglian Water and Lane4 have won the prestigious Personnel Today Award for Excellence in Learning and Development.
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.
Forensic technology developed at Loughborough University will make it “impossible” for criminals to destroy fingerprint evidence
New forensic technology created by scientists at Loughborough University will make it “impossible” for criminals erase their fingerprints from crime scenes.
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.
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.
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. In fact Loughborough’s players are leading the way for a new breed of educated footballers to infiltrate the country's game.
New arts programme explores relationship between music and place
An innovative Loughborough University arts project is to explore how music and geography interact.
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.
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.
Volunteers needed for study into novel diabetes drug which helps patients lose weight
Volunteers are needed for a study which looks at new diabetes medication that aids weight loss.
Screen time linked to unhealthy eating behaviour in children
Excessive screen time has been linked to unhealthy eating behaviour in schoolchildren.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Creative Writing lecturer becomes poet-in-residence at Bradgate 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.
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.
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.
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.
Global leader in sport business joins Loughborough University London
Aaron Smith has been appointed as Professor of Sport Business at Loughborough University London.
Parents! How to prepare a perfectly nutritious primary school packed lunch for your kids this New Year
Surprise your kids when they go back to school this January by swapping their lunch time cola, chocolate and crisps for healthy, nutritious alternatives.
Could elite sport be damaging your well-being?
Most of us play sport to escape the stresses of everyday life, which is well-evidenced as having a positive impact on our physical and mental health. But for those regularly competing at the highest level, what effect can this have on their well-being?
Loughborough alumnus named as Sir Mo Farah’s new coach
Loughborough University alumnus Gary Lough has been unveiled as Sir Mo Farah’s new coach, with the four time Olympic champion returning home to the UK after six years in America.
Pub Science – climate change, an uncertain future?
On Thursday 16 November, LU Arts will present the first of this year’s ‘Pub Science’ series, exploring the theme of climate change.
Loughborough University to host European Under-17 finals
UEFA and The Football Association have named the venues which will host the UEFA European Under-17 Championship final tournament in May next year, with Loughborough one of six venues chosen.
Loughborough’s youth express their thoughts on Brexit through artworks
Loughborough University will be holding an exhibition and panel discussion that showcases the views of young people on the theme of Britain after Brexit. The event is titled ‘Our Nation’s Future: Loughborough Youth Creative Visions’.
Outstanding students recognised at academic excellence awards
Students studying a range of subjects from Maths to Psychology were awarded scholarships for academic excellence at a celebratory dinner held at Loughborough University on Monday 23 October.
You are twice as likely to develop dementia if you are single
Being single can almost double the risk for dementia, a new study has found.
18 Loughborough athletes named in England Commonwealth Games team
An outstanding 18 Loughborough University linked athletes have been named on a 75 strong England team for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Australia’ Gold Coast next April.
Brits qualify for Wheelchair Tennis World Tour finale at Loughborough University
Great Britain’s Alfie Hewett, Gordon Reid, Lucy Shuker and Andy Lapthorne have all qualified to take part in the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters at Loughborough University next month – the season finale to the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis World Tour.
Military visit marks renewed partnership between Loughborough University and the MOD
Loughborough University and the Ministry of Defence (MOD) have re-signed a Memorandum of Understanding, officially marking their continued partnership.
Fine Art student competing in Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year competition
Third-year artist Benji Thomas has been chosen to compete in the illustrious Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year competition.
The NHS should alter the way it investigates cases of serious failures involving patient care
Replacing the method by which serious clinic incidents, such as over-prescribing insulin, are investigated could reduce the chances of repeat mistakes being made.
Renowned expert on feminist art theory joins Loughborough University
Hilary Robinson has joined Loughborough University as Professor of Feminism, Art and Theory.
£7m Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel to be added to Imago Venues portfolio from 2018
Loughborough University is creating a dedicated 4-star Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel (EAC) comprised of 44 bedrooms. The facility will be run by Imago Venues – Loughborough University’s dedicated hotel, conference and events provider.
Study reveals how Forest Schools can benefit children’s development
Forest Schools are a growing phenomenon in the UK, but what impact does getting children outside of the classroom have on their overall development? Researchers at Loughborough University hope to find out.
Celebrating animation and sport at the National Football Museum
Loughborough University’s Animation Academy is joining forces with the National Football Museum to present ‘The Beautiful Frame: Animation and Sport’.
Scientists discover new method for tissue regeneration inspired by nature
Scientists have found a way of mimicking our body’s natural healing process, using cell derived nano-sized particles called vesicles, to repair damaged tissue.
Creative Community Day taking place at Loughborough University
Loughborough University is hosting a Creative Community Day on Saturday 28 October 2017.
Playing sports like football and rugby at work could not only keep you healthy but improve your productivity as well
Workplace sport plays an important role in keeping people physically and mentally healthy as well as improving productivity, a new study has found.
Unique study asks whether one extra hour’s sleep can help manage weight and reduce fatigue
A new study by sleep experts at Loughborough University is examining how sleep and weight management are related.
Loughborough University to debate Catalonia’s battle for independence
An academic debate on Catalonia’s fight for independence is being hosted by Loughborough University on Tuesday October 17.
Loughborough holds onto 6th place in 2018 Times Higher Education ‘Table of Tables’
Loughborough has retained its 6th place ranking for the second year in the Times Higher Education (THE) ‘Table of Tables’, consolidating its position as one of the country’s top universities.
Community groups invited to bid for University funding through the Open Fund
Community and voluntary groups in Charnwood are being offered the chance to bid for funding through the University’s annual Donations Fund Programme.
Study finds that skipping breakfast does not lead to overeating later in the day
Girls who skipped breakfast as part of a study into energy intake and physical activity were found to consume 350 fewer calories *(kcals) a day.
Loughborough lecturer wins Women’s Engineering Society Award
Dr Will Whittow, a senior lecturer at Loughborough University’s School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, has been awarded the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) award ‘Men as Allies’.
Inspiring women at Loughborough: Guest speakers describe their paths through academia
An event aimed at inspiring women to succeed will focus in the careers of four Loughborough academics.
International award for Charnwood Connect project
A Loughborough University collaboration designed to promote joint working between voluntary and public sector organisations has won first prize in the international Knowledge Management and Intellectual Capital Excellence Awards.
Loughborough amongst global elite with five-star plus rating
Loughborough University is one of only 15 universities in the world to be awarded a five-star plus rating – the highest available – in an independent assessment of its performance.
EXPERT OPINION: Naturally selecting jihad over evolution... How Turkey’s education system is being politicised
Dr Ali Bilgic, Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, discusses the recent news that the theory of evolution is gone from school biology textbooks in Turkey.
Social Sciences makes top 100 in global THE ranking
Social Sciences at Loughborough University has been ranked 98th in the world in the 2018 Times Higher Education (THE) subject rankings.
Loughborough Students Rugby pull off whirlwind victory against Hartpury in BUCS opener
Loughborough Students Rugby Football Club (LSRFC) secured an emphatic 36-15 victory in their opening game of the 2017/18 BUCS Super Rugby competition, beating defending champions and rivals Hartpury RFC in front of a brilliant home crowd.
University neighbourhood officer recognised with award
The neighbourhood officer for Loughborough University has been named Leicestershire Police’s Dedicated Neighbourhood Officer of the Year 2017.
Loughborough named ‘Best Careers Service’ in the UK
Loughborough University’s careers service has been named the best in the UK by Student Crowd.
First Loughborough athletes heading to the Commonwealth Games unveiled
A quintet of swimmers have become the first Loughborough athletes to confirm their places at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, as Team England unveiled their first wave of swimming selections today.
Loughborough to play its part in the biggest sports-acceleration network in the world
HYPE Foundation, a global platform that connects and invests in sports innovation, has this week launched its “SPIN Lab”, a global acceleration program focusing on developing innovation in sports.
Major legacy donation invested into new architecture programme
Loughborough University has received a £2.5million legacy donation from Reginald W.J. Hewson, the largest bequest the University has ever received.
Parents in Sport Week at Loughborough University
Loughborough University staff and students are supporting national Parents in Sport Week, which runs until October 8.
Industry placement student creates instrument with ice
Loughborough University student Leah Edwards recently completed her industrial placement with National Instruments as an Applications Engineer, during which she created a robotic musical instrument with wind chimes and dry ice.
Fruit Routes harvest returns to campus
The annual Fruit Routes harvest event returns to Loughborough University from 18 – 21 October with a range of enjoyable harvesting activities.
As the new academic year gets underway, the University has launched a brand new mobile app designed to help students keep up-to-date with news and information and the range of services available to them across campus.
Partition memories of British Asians are to be recorded as part of a £1 million project to understand 70 years since the creation of India and Pakistan
Partition and its influence on community identity in the UK will be examined as part of a £1 million study which aims to collect the experiences of British citizens who once called India and Pakistan, ‘home’.
University partner announces £9.5m world-class skills centre
MIRA Technology Park – the UK’s leading automotive Technology Park and Enterprise Zone – has announced the construction of the MIRA Technology Institute.
Loughborough technician named Improver of the Year
Jonathan Cripps, Mechanical Technician at Loughborough University, has been named the Harland Roberts Engineer Improver of the Year 2017.
Excellence100 campaign searches for more academic stars
Loughborough University is embarking on the next phase of its Excellence100 staff recruitment campaign.
Students encouraged to #THINKcommunity
Students are being encouraged to think, think, think about their local area at the start of a new term in Loughborough.
Exploring the future of retail at Loughborough University
On 28 September, Loughborough’s School of Business and Economics will host a celebration of 25 years of retail education and research with a one-day event featuring presentations, workshops and discussions.
Loughborough climbs to 7th in Times Good University Guide
Loughborough has been ranked 7th out of 131 UK universities in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 – its highest ever position.
Breaking Coulomb's law: Scientists find a way around the rule that ‘opposites attract’
Scientists have taken a big step towards creating the next generation of batteries, as well as more effective water treatment and better alternative energy after defying one of nature’s most fundamental rules on an atomic scale.
Terracotta Warriors exhibition featuring Loughborough artist opens in Brussels
A unique exhibition of sculptures based on China’s world-famous Terracotta Warriors opens today (21 September) in Brussels, featuring work by internationally renowned Loughborough University sculptor John Atkin.
Design school graduates achieve success at the 2017 James Dyson Awards
Two graduates from Loughborough Design School have been named finalists in the UK James Dyson Awards.
Major investment sees partner expand operations at Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park
Interface Polymers, based at the University’s Science and Enterprise Park (LUSEP) has secured a £2m investment round led by private capital investment group 24Haymarket to advance its unique Polarfin® copolymer additive technology.
Loughborough University Postgraduate Arts Degree Show 2017
The Loughborough University Postgraduate Arts Degree Show is an opportunity to view the original and innovative work produced by graduating MA Graphic Design and Visualisation and MA Art and Design (Studio Practice) students.
Increasing accessibility of cross-sex hormone drugs for transgender people could boost physical activity and alleviate mental health problems
A study which investigated the exercise habits of transgender people has found that those who are taking cross-sex hormones are more likely to be active, and therefore potentially have fewer mental health issues.
Tackling modern slavery: New white paper addresses the construction industry’s biggest blight
With modern slavery built into the fabric of global construction, experts and academics have come together to tackle the catalogue of human rights issues which plague the industry.
Geography research secures half a million in British Academy funding
Loughborough’s Department of Geography has secured over £500k in funding for two research projects from the British Academy Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).
Loughborough University: Proud partner of a £276 million national infrastructure improvement programme, launched today
Loughborough University is part of a multi-million infrastructure research programme which has been officially launched in London today.
Loughborough shortlisted for four Times Higher Education awards
Loughborough University has been shortlisted for four Times Higher Education (THE) Awards – for Outstanding Research Supervisor of the Year, Excellence and Innovation in the Arts, the International Impact Award, and Technological Innovation of the Year.
Groundbreaking water meter app nominated for national awards
A new water meter app developed at Loughborough University has been shortlisted for two national awards.
Unforgettable 2017 School Games come to a close at Loughborough University
The 2017 School Games came to a close yesterday (3 September) with a whole host of medals contested on the final day.
University history unveiled with Handicraft Unit furniture auction and exhibition
Loughborough University will unveil a rich collection of period furniture for auction from the Handicraft Unit, a programme established in the 1930s which trained students in furniture making under leading craftsmen.
Loughborough University triathletes aiming to mix it with the best in the world
Two teams of triathletes from Loughborough University will make the short trip to Nottingham to take part in the British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup tomorrow (2 September).
Expert comment: Hurricane Harvey and children of flooding
Ahead of Loughborough University’s international symposium on climate change, Barry Bogin, Professor of Biological Anthropology, describes the life-changing effects felt by families after flooding events like Hurricane Harvey.
A single day of eating high-fat food has a significant effect on insulin action – even if you’re young, fit and healthy
One day of binge eating could reduce whole-body insulin sensitivity by up to 28%, a new study has found.
Loughborough graduate to play in the women’s Rugby World Cup for England
Loughborough graduate Harriet Millar-Mills will be part of the England women’s squad this weekend for the Rugby World Cup final against New Zealand.
Improving our streets will encourage more people to walk
A project to boost low-levels of physical activity in deprived areas has found that improving footpaths, clearing overgrown vegetation and increasing street cleanliness could be the answer to encouraging people to walk more.
International climate change conference to be hosted by Loughborough University
An international climate change conference will bring experts to Loughborough to discuss the threats, solutions and technology associated with the growing environmental phenomenon.
New goals: The changing face of media relations in the Premier League
A study into the communication practices of 25 current and former Premier League football teams found that just seven were still pursuing professional relationships with the mainstream press.
International collaboration for new construction publication
Dr Kirti Ruikar from the University’s School of Civil and Building Engineering has collaborated with academics from the UK, USA and Australia to produce a new book focusing on information technology (ICT) in the construction industry.
Local groups awarded £27,500 from University donation fund
Two organisations have been awarded funds to support their work in the community.
The cost of raising a child in 2017: UK’s poorest families expected to make stagnant benefits stretch further
For the first time since the creation of the modern welfare state the annual rising cost of providing for a child is not being matched by the Government, according to new research.
Loughborough Students’ Union Action receives prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service
Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) Action has received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2017, the highest possible award given to volunteer groups in the UK.
Loughborough graduates ranked as some of the top earning employees in the country
Loughborough’s graduates are among the best paid in the country, especially those who have studied communication, business or architecture – a Government survey has revealed.
Using Twitter to understand emotional distress during and after large-scale disasters could lead to a more rapid and efficient response, a study has found
Scientists have analysed hundreds of thousands of tweets related to the 2012 superstorm Hurricane Sandy to measure the impact of large-scale disasters on people’s mental health.
Loughborough tops survey of the UK’s most employable design graduates
Loughborough University design graduates have been named ‘most employable’ by a nationwide industry poll.
Learn from other people’s mistakes for Clearing 2017
Social interaction experts from Loughborough University have examined hundreds of calls made to its clearing contact centre last year to come up with top tips for students entering the process tomorrow (Thursday 17 August).
Loughborough top in England for student satisfaction
Loughborough has been ranked the top mainstream university in England for student satisfaction in the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS).
University launches appeal to support dementia research
Loughborough University has launched a fundraising appeal to support innovative research into dementia.
Loughborough graduates among the first to take up Venice Fellowships at the Biennale Arte exhibition
Fine Art graduates Conor Doyle and Joe Philpott have rounded off their degrees with artistic flourish by earning fellowships at one of the world’s most prestigious exhibitions.
Study highlights the physical and psychological rewards of breastfeeding for mum
Encouragement for new mothers who are considering breastfeeding should include highlighting the immediate physical advantages such as weight loss as well as the health benefits, a new study has found.
Electric cars: Are people getting revved up over 'fake' news?
Girls present inspiring ideas for future sustainable communities
Over two dozen girls completed a four-day challenge at Loughborough University this month to help develop sustainable communities for the future.
Using CGI to translate the physical language of ballet
The visual language of ballet is being translated by researchers from Loughborough University who are cataloguing every movement with the help of CGI and English National Ballet First Soloist, Junor Souza.
Students vote Loughborough top in accommodation awards
Five of Loughborough University’s student accommodation buildings have been listed in the 2017 Student Accommodation Awards, including a first place win for Falkner Eggington hall.
More than 600,000 youngsters are at risk of ‘holiday hunger’ this summer
Hundreds of thousands of disadvantaged children are at risk of malnutrition, ill-health and hunger this summer due to a six-week break from the vital nutrition of free school meals.
University partnership wins Knowledge Catalyst award
Loughborough University has worked in partnership with DJB Instruments (UK) since 2015, and the successful collaboration has been recognised by an EADT Business Award.
Former RAF test pilot speaks about the need for more female engineers in the UK
Dressed smartly for his interview, sitting and in the shadow of a decommissioned fighter jet in the atrium named after him, ex-RAF test pilot Captain Desmond Penrose is speaking passionately about the quality of the UK’s engineering industry.
Kito De Boer receives honorary degree
Kito De Boer, Head of Mission at the Office of the Quartet, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of the University from Loughborough.
Success of Women in World Athletics programme celebrated with final seminar
Since 2012, a team of academics led by Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics has worked with European and British Athletics on the Women in World Athletics (WIWA) programme.
Crossrail chairman awarded honorary degree by Loughborough University
Sir Terry Morgan, Chairman of Crossrail, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Technology (DTech).
Strictly Come Dancing star receives Honorary Doctorate from Loughborough University
Ore Oduba, who graduated in Sport Science and Social Science in 2008, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of the University “In recognition of his contribution to British television as a news and sports broadcaster”.
Atkinson to step down as Loughborough Lightning Netball Head Coach
Loughborough Lightning Netball can today (Thursday 20 July) confirm that Head Coach Karen Atkinson will be stepping down from her position due to an impending move to Italy.
British Paralympic Association director awarded honorary degree from Loughborough University
Penny Briscoe OBE, Director of Sport at the British Paralympic Association, has been awarded an honorary degree by Loughborough University.
Loughborough University’s class of 2017 honoured at graduation ceremonies
This week, Loughborough University is honouring thousands of students at its summer graduation ceremonies. The achievements of students are celebrated as they reach the end of their degrees.
Honorary Loughborough degree for mountaineer who conquered the Ogre with two broken legs
Adventurer Doug Scott descended The Ogre – the most difficult mountain in Pakistan – with two broken legs.
Lord Sebastian Coe officially installed as Chancellor of Loughborough University
Lord Sebastian Coe has been installed as Chancellor of Loughborough University.
World-leading political communication expert joins Loughborough University
Professor Andrew Chadwick, a world-leading authority on digital media, power, and democracy will be joining Loughborough University in August.
Conference will examine the twists and turns of the 2017 General Election campaign
Political strategists, journalists and academics will be gathering at the Loughborough University London campus on July 19 to discuss how the media covered the 2017 General Election campaign.
Quantum technology summer school welcomes PhDs from the MoD
Ministry of Defence funded PhD students have visited Loughborough University for a week-long summer school aimed at developing their expertise of quantum technology.
17 Loughborough athletes heading for a home World Championships
A remarkable 17 Loughborough athletes have been named in the Great Britain team for August’s IAAF World Championships in London, with current University students David Omoregie, Jessica Judd and Morgan Lake leading the way.
Are the traditional gender distinctions of male and female an outdated concept in modern-day law?
Academics are set to explore whether a person’s gender is still relevant in modern law.
Atomic-level microscopes will allow scientists to unlock the deeper mysteries of the natural world
Scientists are a step closer to creating powerful atomic-level imaging to “uncover the mysteries of nature” thanks to new research into exotic metamaterials.
Academic publishes new book exploring health and medicine in early modern England
A new book which explores health and medicine in early modern England has been published by a Loughborough University academic.
Loughborough academic shines a light on women in construction
Jacqui Glass, Professor of Architecture and Sustainable Construction in the School of Civil and Building Engineering is calling for the construction industry to create a better working life for women working in construction.
Investigation into “institutional homophobia” within the UK construction industry will make minority voices heard
A study involving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees working in construction aims to explore the effects of “institutional homophobia” within the £100 billion British industry.
Graduates sweep the awards at the annual New Designers show
Loughborough University graduates scooped four awards at this year’s New Designers exhibition – an annual contest which highlights excellence in design.
Transport technology from Loughborough University will shape the future of Britain’s railways as part of a £92 million innovation venture
Loughborough University will draw upon its award-winning transport systems research when it joins a £92 million academia and industry partnership aimed at developing the future of British railways.
Living standards squeeze tightens despite pay rises and tax cuts
Working families with children are facing bigger shortfalls in their household budgets this year, despite an increase in the National Living Wage and tax cuts, according to the Centre for Research in Social Policy at Loughborough University.
Loughborough professor given International Paralympic Committee award
Loughborough’s Professor Vicky Tolfrey is to receive one of the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) top awards in recognition of her commitment to para athlete research.
Daily movement programme has positive impact on children’s learning
Following a daily movement programme can improve children’s physical development levels and has the potential to boost their chances in the classroom, researchers from Loughborough University have found.
Feathered friends build a home at Loughborough University
A group of kestrels has returned to its nest at the Loughborough campus.
Design students sweep international packaging competition
Twenty-two awards were given to Loughborough Design School students in the 2017 Student Starpack competition.
Loughborough to host international psychology conference
Loughborough University’s Centre for Research in Communication and Culture will host the 10th biennial International Society of Critical Health Psychology (ISCHP) conference from 9 – 12 July 2017.
Loughborough partners with The New York Times for international democracy forum
Loughborough University is joining forces with The New York Times to be the official knowledge partner for the 2017 Athens Democracy Forum.
Loughborough University London and Chelsea Football Club join forces
Loughborough University London and Chelsea Football Club are delighted to have formed a three-year strategic partnership that will see the two organisations work together on research, internships, player aftercare and engagement activities.
Queen’s Birthday Honours for Loughborough alumni and honorary graduates
In the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2017, six Loughborough University alumni and two honorary graduates have been recognised for their work in a wide range of areas.
Loughborough Doctoral College launched
Loughborough University has today (Thursday 22 June) launched its Doctoral College.
Loughborough in the ‘Golden Six’ of elite universities securing top teaching quality rating
Loughborough is one of the ‘Golden Six’ elite universities in the country to be awarded the top accolade in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
Students present ideas to revitalise local museum
Postgraduate students from Loughborough University have presented creative proposals to bring more visitors to the town’s Old Rectory Museum.
Outstanding student and community work celebrated at awards ceremony
Loughborough University has honoured outstanding student volunteers and community groups at its annual community prize ceremony.
Aeronautical students to compete in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Challenge
A team of nine undergraduate Aeronautical Engineers from Loughborough University will design and build an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), also known as a drone, as part of the annual competition run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Survey reveals Loughborough graduates among UK high earners
Salaries for Loughborough University graduates are among the highest in the country according to new figures released by the Department for Education (DfE).
Inventive finalists present work at the Design Degree Show 2017
Students from the Loughborough Design School will present their final-year projects at the Design Degree Show 2017, opening to the public on 16 June.
Civil Engineering students use their skills to help Scouts building project
Students from Loughborough University’s School of Civil and Building Engineering have helped Nanpantan Scouts produce a site survey as part of proposals for a new Scout building on Nanpantan Road.
Construction begins on Loughborough-based hub for aerospace engineering and technology
Work officially began yesterday (12th June) on the new multi-million pound National Centre in Combustion and Aerothermal Technology at Loughborough University.
General Election 2017: A presidential media campaign which gave men the dominant voice
The media offered ‘presidential’ coverage of the 2017 General Election, focussing their attention on May and Corbyn, analysis by Loughborough University has found.
Parents, don’t give up! Here are three effective methods for encouraging your kids to eat their vegetables
Parents should not give up on encouraging their children to eat their greens.
Enterprising students celebrated at annual awards ceremony
Loughborough University and the Students’ Union (LSU) celebrated their annual Enterprise Awards last month, recognising the enterprising achievements of students.
Hall of Fame inductions for Olympic stars
Four Olympic stars have been honoured with induction to Loughborough University’s sporting Hall of Fame.
Innovative student designs receive national awards
Two final-year Industrial Design & Technology students have received RSA Student Design Awards (SDA).
Technicians recognised with Papin Prizes
Loughborough University has been awarded two Papin Prizes, which recognise the skills, talent and experience of technicians in higher education, across the UK and Ireland.
Celebrating five years of Fruit Routes
A marathon twelve-hour event will celebrate five years of the campus Fruit Routes project.
Internationally acclaimed professor joins Loughborough University London
Loughborough University London has appointed Professor Tony Edwards as Director of its new Institute for International Management.
The Tories come under media attack
The Conservative Party has received considerably more negative media coverage in the second half of the General Election campaign, research from Loughborough University has found.
Loughborough artist featured in international exhibition
Artist and academic John Atkin will represent the UK in an international exhibition of contemporary sculptures from Europe and China throughout June.
Seb Coe launches London 2017 Volunteer Training
Loughborough University Chancellor and IAAF President Lord Sebastian Coe visited Loughborough University London on Thursday 1st June to launch the Volunteer Training Centre for the London 2017 World Athletics Championships.
Emerging artists to exhibit at 2017 Arts Degree Show
Students from the School of the Arts, English and Drama are set to exhibit their final degree work at the 2017 Arts Degree Show, which opens to the public on 10 June.
Loughborough backs new initiative supporting research technicians
Loughborough University has joined forces with a group of UK universities and research institutions in backing a pledge to support technical staff.
World-first technology reduces harmful diesel emissions
An industry-first technology developed by Loughborough University has the potential to significantly cut nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions in diesel engines.
Inspiring events to give prospective students a taste of life at Loughborough
A series of ‘Inspiring Minds’ events at Loughborough University this summer will give year 12 students a taster of university life.
Design School receives prestigious ergonomics awards
Loughborough Design School has received two 2017 Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) awards.
Participants wanted for new prediabetes screening study
A study by Loughborough University aims to investigate whether people with prediabetes can benefit from seeing feedback about their physical activity and glucose levels.
Textiles students to exhibit at East Midlands student fashion awards
Final-year students on Loughborough’s Textiles course are preparing to join universities from across the Midlands to display their work at Fashanne 2017.
Newspapers remain hostile to Labour in their election coverage
In its second report analysing media coverage of the General Election Loughborough University has found national newspapers to be overwhelmingly negative in their coverage of Labour.
Engaging with Screens: Art, Archive, Book
On Wednesday 31 May, Loughborough’s School of Arts, English and Drama will host an event examining the significance of the screen in relation to arts and literature.
Loughborough students named in The Tab’s Future 100 list
Two Loughborough University students have made the Future 100 list compiled by international youth news network, The Tab.
Sir Nevill Mott lecture 2017
Professor Zahid Hasan of Princeton University and Berkeley National Laboratory will present the 2017 Sir Nevill Mott lecture on Thursday 25 May.
Loughborough academic to deliver City Series lecture
A Loughborough academic is set to present a City Series lecture at Leicester City Hall on Thursday 25 May.
Loughborough University Enterprise Awards 2017: Winners announced
The winners of Loughborough’s annual Enterprise Awards competition were announced at a ceremony last night.
Graduate to present talk on experiences in Syria
A Loughborough graduate and campaigner is set to give a talk on her front line experiences as a solidarity activist in Syria.
Intelligently adapted home will meet the needs of people with dementia showing them how to live easier lives
The creation of a new ‘dementia-friendly’ home aimed at improving the lives of those affected by the condition will begin in the autumn.
Loughborough success in national science photography competition
Three Loughborough University PhD students have picked up awards in the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Science Photography competition 2017.
Loughborough University ranked in top ten again in Guardian University Guide
Loughborough University has once again been ranked in the top ten in the 2018 Guardian University Guide.
Mathematician argues whether or not ‘10’ should come after ‘nine’…
A Loughborough mathematics educator has argued that perhaps the number 10 should not be taught after the numbers from one to nine.
International Chevening Scholars enjoy Loughborough cricket coaching
A group of international Chevening Scholars gathered at Loughborough University last month for the annual Cricket Coaching event.
PhD student presents at international forum on daylight research
Paul Kenny, a PhD student from Loughborough’s School of Civil and Building Engineering, presented his research on ‘The Spectral Microclimate of Indoor Spaces’ at the 4th VELUX Daylight Academic Forum in Berlin earlier this month.
Tories dominate as minor parties tumble
The Conservative Party have dominated election media coverage in the first week of the campaign, with all the minor parties seeing a significant drop in headlines.
Outstanding achievements of academic recognised with national award
Dr Sarah Mills, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography, is the 2017 recipient of the Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers) Gill Memorial Award.
Annual Reception held by the Vice-Chancellor
Loughborough University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Allison, held his Annual Reception last night (Wednesday 10 May).
General Election 2017: Discover what’s making the media headlines
A real time news audit of the General Election by Loughborough University is lifting the lid on what media coverage the political parties, their policies and MPs are securing each week.
University’s Inside Out Fund supports staff voluntary work
Eight Charnwood charities and community groups have received support from the Inside Out Fund, one of Loughborough University’s community donation funds.
University looking for participants for study assessing links between memory and soy product
Loughborough’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences are looking for participants to take part in a new study to assess the effectiveness of ‘tempe’ (a soy food product originating from Indonesia) in improving memory in older adults.
Olympic Swimming Champions and England Football Manager help launch fundraising campaign to create sporting opportunities for some of Africa’s poorest children
Last week The Wallace Group held a media launch for their #Zambia5050 fundraising appeal, with Olympic stars Adam Peaty, Mel Marshall and Rebecca Adlington and England Football manager Gareth Southgate taking part in a netball shoot out at Loughborough University.
National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine public lecture series 2017
The National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM) has announced its public lecture programme for 2017.
Two weeks left to vote in the 2017 Enterprise Awards
There are just under two weeks left until voting closes for the Enterprise Awards 2017 - Loughborough University’s annual celebration of academic and entrepreneurial excellence.
James Dyson Award 2017 open for entries
The James Dyson Award 2017 is now open for entries and Loughborough design and engineering students are encouraged to apply.
Edwards signs full-time England Rugby contract
Loughborough University Maths student Will Edwards has today signed a full-time professional contract with the England Sevens squad, marking the next step in his blossoming rugby career.
Loughborough festival explores relationship between art, politics, and the pamphlet
A two-day festival in Loughborough will look at the role of the pamphlet as both an art form and an influential means of political communication.
UK Government confirms funding for EU students for 2018
The UK Government has confirmed financial support for EU students starting courses in the 2018–19 academic year.
People with a normal BMI who carry weight around the middle at greatest risk of death
People with a normal BMI who carry their weight around the middle are at the highest risk of death from any cause compared to those who are overweight or obese but carry their weight elsewhere, Loughborough research has found.
Loughborough top ten again in national ranking of 129 universities
Loughborough has consolidated its position as one of the best universities in the country with another top ten ranking in The Complete University Guide 2018.
Professor awarded IChemE medal for contribution to regenerative medicine
David Williams OBE FREng, Professor of Healthcare Engineering at Loughborough’s School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering has been awarded the 2016 IChemE Donald Medal for his substantial contribution to the rapidly growing regenerative medicine sector.
Peaty powers to double gold at British Swimming Championships
Olympic Champion Adam Peaty put on a swimming masterclass for the adorning crowd at the British Swimming Championships over the last two days as he won not one, but two titles, nearly breaking his own world record in the process.
What’s the best technique for running a marathon? Loughborough University research provides the answers
Research from Loughborough University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences has shown that good running technique is both beneficial and important for running economy and distance running performance.
Brexit broken down: Real time analysis of negotiations, decisions and their impact
A new project to deliver blow-by-blow analysis of the UK’s Brexit negotiations will begin this month and aims to make sense of each stage of the United Kingdom’s complex departure from the European Union.
The Internet is not a level playing field for running a successful business… especially if you are a woman
Women who run online businesses are less likely to be given funding or be taken seriously despite expectations that the Internet would level the entrepreneurial playing field.
Proceeds from staff survey donated to Anthony Nolan
Loughborough University has donated £780.00 to Anthony Nolan, an international charity dedicated to saving the lives of people with blood cancer.
New study offering training and support for Race for Life participants
Loughborough University is seeking participants for a new study exploring the potential benefits of providing training and support to women taking part in Race for Life.
Design School explores opportunities to support employment in developing countries through product design thinking
Loughborough Design School has undertaken a research project to identify ways in which creative product design thinking can support developing countries in manufacturing products for export.
Textiles students to benefit from working with global cotton brand
Second-year students on the University’s Textiles: Innovation and Design course have been invited to enter the first Innovation Competition launched by COTTON USA.
Independent study shows Loughborough University provides ‘Best Return on Investment in the Country’
Loughborough offers students the best return on their investment in the UK having been named the ‘Best Value University in the Country’ in a new independent study.
Loughborough brings home two golds from Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2017
Loughborough University has won two Whatuni 2017 Student Choice Awards, picking up the top accolade for Best University Facilities and the new Giving Back category.
Loughborough University and MOD join forces to tackle tendon injuries in the armed forces
Loughborough University has joined forces with the Ministry of Defence to try and help UK military personnel with tendon injuries.
Loughborough shortlisted for four Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards
Loughborough University has been shortlisted for four Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards – in the Outstanding Marketing/Communications Team, Outstanding Estates Strategy, Workplace of the Year and DataPoints Merit Awards categories.
Loughborough researcher wins national science outreach competition
Lewis Wright, Postgraduate Researcher at the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST) has won an online outreach competition for scientists, where school students are the judges.
Competition gives aspiring poets a chance to be published
Loughborough University is offering budding poets the chance to have their work published.
Inclusive sports design competition winners announced
Loughborough Design School students have received awards as part of an inclusive sports product design competition supported by the Andrew Simpson Sport Enabling Trust (ASSET).
Community groups invited to bid for funding through Open Fund
Community groups are being offered the chance to receive funding through the University’s Community Donations Fund Programme.
Loughborough Lightning in seventh heaven as they top the Superleague table
Loughborough Lightning have moved clear at the top of the Vitality Netball Superleague table after recording their seventh consecutive win of the 2017 season.
Enterprise Awards 2017: Voting opens for Loughborough University’s annual celebration of academic and entrepreneurial excellence
The innovative research and creative focus of Loughborough University’s most inventive individuals are being celebrated again at this year’s Enterprise Awards – with the public voting now open.
St Petersburg bombing: A call to arms for disbanded Jihadi fighters by Islamic State’s wannabe successors?
Russia has officially confirmed it is treating the April 3, bombing of St Petersburg subway as an act of terrorism, writes Dr Lewis Herrington - an expert in international security at Loughborough University.
Loughborough University London invites graduates to take 'The Big Step'
Loughborough University London has announced a new employability programme for unemployed and underemployed graduates in four key growth areas in East London.
Loughborough University looking for sleep study participants
The Clinical Sleep Research Unit at Loughborough University is looking for participants in a study titled ‘Sleep extension for metabolic health (Sleep to Slim)’.3 April 2017
New technique for slicing delicate biopsy samples inspired by industrial method for cutting tough manufacturing materials
A pioneering manufacturing technique developed to slice metal ‘like butter’ has been adapted by scientists at Loughborough University to improve the quality of biopsy and other biological tissue samples.31 March 2017
Loughborough Professor conferred as Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences
Professor Jo Aldridge of Loughborough’s School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences has been conferred the award of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, it was announced today.31 March 2017
Honorary Fellow receives Design and Technology Association Excellence Award
Nigel Zanker, Honorary Fellow at Loughborough Design School, has been awarded the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Design and Technology Education Award’ at the 17th Design and Technology Association Excellence Awards.31 March 2017
Life after 5G: Communications experts from Loughborough University join EU science project to boost knowledge of nanotechnology
Communications experts at Loughborough University are looking beyond 5G and developing the longer-term future of wireless technology as part of a £600,000 European research project into electromagnetics and nanoelectronics.30 March 2017
Game-changing 3D print innovations invented at Loughborough University feature at the heart of new manufacturing centre
An advanced 3D printing technique developed at Loughborough University which is capable of mass-producing up to 100,000 components a day will be at the heart of a new manufacturing centre, officially launched this week.30 March 2017
Olympic legend Lord Sebastian Coe to become Loughborough University Chancellor
Loughborough University’s Chair of Council and Senior Pro-Chancellor, Sir Peter Bonfield, is delighted to announce the nomination of Lord Sebastian Coe as the University’s new Chancellor.30 March 2017
Exhibition celebrates 10 years of engaging arts and academia
LU Arts is celebrating a decade of bringing together artists and academics with an exhibition to showcase some of the work from their contemporary arts programme, Radar.29 March 2017
3D printing with moon dust: PhD study successfully manufactures parts from lunar soil
The success of future lunar missions could rely on astronauts being able to 3D print essential components and tools from nothing but the sea of moon dust around them.29 March 2017
Too much PREVENT: Did fundamentalism save Adrian Ajao from self-destruction and lead Khalid Masood to murder?
Adrian Ajao embraced a life of hard drugs, heavy alcohol and extreme violence, writes Dr Lewis Herrington - an expert in international security at Loughborough University.28 March 2017
Scientists foresee sharp rise in deadly heat stress as global temperatures climb
In December 2015, the international community pledged to limit global warming to below 2°C to prevent dangerous climate change. However, new analysis suggests that even if this target is met, the dangers to society posed by heat stress are likely to escalate.27 March 2017
Expert comment: Westminster terror attack reminiscent of the extremist murder of Lee Rigby
The planning and execution of Wednesday’s terror attack in Westminster which left five people dead and many more seriously injured mirrors the murder of soldier Lee Rigby in May 2013, writes Dr Lewis Herrington - an expert in international security at Loughborough University.24 March 2017
International product design collaboration recognised with iF Design Award
An innovative car charger designed as part of research undertaken at the Loughborough Design School has been awarded a world-renowned iF Design Award.23 March 2017
Loughborough researchers at Leicestershire Police conference
Academics from Loughborough University are set to present at a conference on ‘evidence-based policing’ held by Leicestershire Police.23 March 2017
Survey confirms Loughborough has offered best student experience over the last decade
No university in the UK has offered a better student experience over the last decade than Loughborough, a national survey has revealed.23 March 2017
Loughborough research features in international guidelines on the investigation of sexual violence in conflict
A Loughborough University psychologist has provided expert guidance to the Government for its international protocol on the investigation of sexual violence in conflict.22 March 2017
Farming from space: Satellite technology set to tackle China’s worrying irrigation issues
Scientists are set to use cutting edge space technology to tackle the severe water shortages affecting huge quantities of northern China’s agriculture and crop yields.20 March 2017
Creative careers event presents a world of opportunities
Over 140 students, including a significant number from the School of the Arts, English and Drama, the Design School and the Loughborough University London campus took advantage of the opportunity to meet prospective employers at an event dedicated to the creative industries.20 March 2017
Funding boost sees more sit-to-stand desks installed in schools
A study exploring the feasibility of introducing sit-to-stand desks into primary schools has been given a £413K funding boost.17 March 2017
STEM Community Day 2017 celebrates British Science Week
Loughborough University is running STEM Community Day on 25 March to celebrate British Science Week 2017.17 March 2017
Impact of donations to be celebrated at Inaugural Donor Day
The University is hosting its Inaugural Donor Day on campus today (Thursday 16 March) to celebrate the support that donors provide to the University.16 March 2017
Loughborough smashes national record for stem cell donor recruitment
Loughborough University, Loughborough Students’ Union, Anthony Nolan and the Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign (RBLC) have together broken the national record for the number of stem cell donors recruited in one day at a university, as a result of a major campus-wide drive.16 March 2017
Project tackling barriers to Higher Education receives £500,000 funding boost
A pioneering new project which seeks to tackle potential barriers faced by students with vocational qualifications when they enter higher education, has received a significant funding boost.15 March 2017
Loughborough University to host the Association of Art Historians Conference 2017
Loughborough’s School of the Arts, English and Drama is working with the Association of Art Historians (AAH) to host the 43rd AAH Annual Conference and Art Book Fair from 6 - 8 April 2017.15 March 2017
Loughborough University and Tate Modern use art to tackle the divisive interpretations of asylum and immigration
Artistic answers to the refugee crisis and post-EU referendum questions of nationalism feature at Tate Modern this week when Loughborough University hold its ‘Who are we?’ event.14 March 2017
How much do you need to earn to live in London? Loughborough University research shows four out of 10 people in the capital fall below the threshold
Four Londoners in every 10 do not earn enough money to maintain a decent standard of living, new research by Loughborough University has found.13 March 2017
Loughborough University students awarded Engineering Horizons Bursaries
Three Loughborough University students have been awarded the Engineering Horizons Bursaries from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).10 March 2017
Midlands Innovation welcomes the publication of the Midlands Engine strategy
The Government has today published the Midlands Engine strategy, which will help position the Midlands as a major UK and European gateway, to unlock the region’s potential and support growth across every sector.9 March 2017
Loughborough academic appointed as Fellow of new Political Literacy Oversight Group
Sarah Mills, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography in the School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences, has been appointed a Fellow of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Democratic Participation’s new Political Literacy Oversight Group.9 March 2017
Loughborough named world’s best sporting university
Loughborough has been named the best sporting university in the world in the global QS higher education league table.7 March 2017
Woman(kind)ness, Strength and Resilience: A celebration of women worldwide 2017
Loughborough University is hosting a week-long programme of events to celebrate International Women’s Day 2017.7 March 2017
Loughborough part of partnership looking at driving forward powertrain research
Loughborough has been announced as one of six universities who will work with the Digital Engineering and Test Centre (DETC), a ‘spoke’ of the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), on a project to help drive forward powertrain research.6 March 2017
Loughborough University London Dean at Future Cities Forum
The Dean of Loughborough University London will be presenting at the Future Cities Forum in London today (Monday 6 March).6 March 2017
The theatre industry’s gender paradox: Why do men dominate the professional ranks while women rule the amateur?
A new study has explored the issue of gender inequality in professional British theatre in which men outnumber their female counterparts by more than three-to-one.6 March 2017
Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2017: Loughborough shortlisted for nine out of 12 categories
Student satisfaction has helped Loughborough University feature in nine of the 12 categories at this year’s Whatuni Student Choice Awards.3 March 2017
Spit Happens: Loughborough University partners with key charities to increase number of stem cell donors
Loughborough University, Loughborough Students' Union, Anthony Nolan and the Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign (RBLC) are joining forces to try and increase the number of potential stem cell donors.2 March 2017
Overheating in UK homes is a public health disaster waiting to happen
A Loughborough academic has warned the UK is facing a public health disaster if the issue of overheating in homes is not tackled.2 March 2017
Loughborough secures Women’s Super Rugby spot
The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has today announced the 10 clubs that have been offered places in the new Women’s Super Rugby competition, with Loughborough University being one of them.28 February 2017
Engineers poised to develop extreme environment robotics as part of a new nationwide programme of AI and manufacturing research
Loughborough University will contribute to a new £11 million programme aimed at developing research into robotics and artificial intelligence.28 February 2017
Loughborough academic awarded the King Carl XVI Gustaf Professorship at Umeå University
John Anderson, Professor of Physical Geography at Loughborough University’s School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences has been awarded the King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Professorship in Environmental Science for the 2017/18 academic year at Umeå University, Sweden.27 February 2017
University seeks nominations for student community awards
Do you know a student who is an asset to the local community? If so, Loughborough University would like to hear from you for their annual student community awards.23 February 2017
Loughborough retains European Commission award for its career development for researchers
Loughborough University is one of twelve UK institutions to retain the HR Excellence in Research Award from the European Commission following the sixth-year review, in recognition of its long-term commitment to career development for researchers.22 February 2017
Tesco goes greener and significantly cuts its energy bill thanks to study by Loughborough University
Academics at Loughborough University have helped Tesco reduce its carbon footprint and save on its energy bill by proposing alterations to the working practices of its store staff.20 February 2017
Calculate the minimum earnings you need to live a 'decent' life
Millions of Britons cannot afford a simple standard of life despite earning a wage, new research has shown.17 February 2017
Olympic medallist Burgess helps launch Loughborough Rugby Sevens Programme
On Wednesday 15th February 2017 Loughborough University launched its new look Rugby Sevens Programme, which is one of four Rugby Football Union (RFU) student hubs for Sevens.16 February 2017
Loughborough University London wins research award for development of healthcare Internet of Things platform
Loughborough University London has been awarded research funding from the UK-India Education Research Initiative (UKIERI) to build a secure Internet of Things (IoT) platform for use in healthcare.16 February 2017
Millions of families unable to afford a decent standard of living with the figure expected to rise over the next three years
Millions of people in the UK are not earning enough to give themselves an adequate standard of living, according to new research by Loughborough University's Centre for Research in Social Policy.16 February 2017
Second Enterprise Zone confirmed for region
News of a second Enterprise Zone (EZ), that could bring more than 21,000 new jobs and £123 million into the area over the next 25 years, was announced today (Monday 13th February 2017) during a state visit by Rt Hon Marcus Jones MP, Minister for Local Government.13 February 2017
Loughborough University announces arrangements for Special Projects Fund
Loughborough University is welcoming bids from community groups across Charnwood for its annual Special Projects Fund.10 February 2017
LUSEP company secures funding to advance its Micro-Patch™ solid dose microneedle system for a hormone Biologic
UK biotech company Nemaura Pharma has announced a commitment from private investors of up to £5m for the development of a hormone Biologic using its Micro-Patch™ solid dose delivery platform.8 February 2017
Lightning bolster Netball Superleague squad by signing Clark and Mason
Loughborough Lightning Netball is delighted to announce that Ella Clark and Olivia Mason will round out its 12 player squad for the forthcoming Vitality Netball Superleague season, which kicks off at home to Manchester Thunder on Saturday 18th February.7 February 2017
New water meter app could save 20% on household bills and help tackle global water crisis
A new smartphone and tablet app which monitors home water usage is being created at Loughborough University as part of Europe-wide initiative motivated by global water shortages.6 February 2017
School students complete CSI-style challenge day at University
Secondary school students visited Loughborough University’s Department of Chemistry last week as part of a special CSI-style challenge.3 February 2017
Spin out acquisition by Merford will accelerate impact of industrial noise control technology
Sonobex, the multi-award-winning spin out from Loughborough University’s physics research base, has been acquired by Merford UK, a leading specialist in industrial noise control. This secures the family company not only more 'brain power', but also brings a revolutionary technology in house: capable of reducing noise using by innovative, novel methods.2 February 2017
Loughborough University and Arup agree partnership to deliver elite sports venues
Arup Sport Venue Design have teamed up with Loughborough University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences to design and develop the next generation of elite sports training facilities.2 February 2017
New guidance for bosses supporting employees with cancer announced ahead of World Cancer Day
A report which makes a number of recommendations for employers welcoming back staff who have battled cancer has been announced today to coincide with World Cancer Day.2 February 2017
£3.2m funding for Midlands-based high performance computing centre
The Midlands Innovation group of universities and Queen Mary University of London have been awarded £3.2million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to establish HPC Midlands Plus – a centre of excellence in high performance computing (HPC).2 February 2017
Leading Loughborough academics appear on House of Commons Select Committees
Two leading Loughborough University academics made parliamentary appearances today on Select Committees for Education, Science and Technology.1 February 2017
Using photography to help the people of Ghana make healthier diet choices
Loughborough researchers are hoping photographs taken by women in Ghana of what people eat and drink in their communities will encourage them to make healthier diet choices.30 January 2017
Staff and students invited to The Object is Alive exhibition
British artist Matthew Darbyshire is working alongside University Professor Daniel Watt, to launch a new arts exhibition based on Polish theatre marker Tadeusz Kantor.26 January 2017
Getting schoolchildren active in class to build lifelong healthy habits
Could getting schoolchildren to be more active in class encourage them to sit less and improve their learning experience? A new study hopes to find out.25 January 2017
Cost of living for people with sight loss increases significantly with severity and age
The cost of everyday living for a severely sight impaired person of pension age is a hefty 73% more than for a pensioner who is not visually impaired, a new study by Loughborough University has found.25 January 2017
Loughborough gets top spot again for overall satisfaction in independent student survey
Loughborough University has once again been ranked first for overall student satisfaction in the UK and globally in an independent survey.24 January 2017
Loughborough Lightning triumph at home against Bristol Jets
Loughborough Lightning Badminton kept their Championship Final hopes alive thanks to a thrilling 3-2 home victory against newcomers Bristol Jets.24 January 2017
How to make your child less picky at mealtimes
Fussy eating youngsters could be encouraged to be less fastidious by sharing mealtimes with their parents, a new study has revealed.20 January 2017
17 Loughborough hockey players embark on road to Tokyo 2020
17 Loughborough University hockey players have been awarded places on the England Hockey Centralised Programme, geared towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.18 January 2017
What academics learned from the “gloomy funk” experienced by world-class athletes debilitated by depression
Marcus Trescothick paved the way for many elite athletes in 2008 when he publicly opened up about the experiences of depression that cut short his international cricket career.17 January 2017
Premier League football clubs’ neglect of disabled fans
The House of Commons Culture Media and Sport select committee has today released a report which calls for legal sanctions to be taken against the rich football clubs of the Premier League who fail to cater for their disabled fans.16 January 2017
New national study offers unique insight into life as a young carer
A report by Loughborough University which offers a unique insight into the lives of young carers has been published by the Department for Education (DfE).13 January 2017
Reducing road fatalities in the Middle East
Loughborough University’s road safety experts have joined forces with Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC) Middle East to try and reduce the large numbers of road fatalities in the region.13 January 2017
Security Officers presented with Royal Humane Society awards
Three members of staff have been presented with Royal Humane Society (RHS) awards for their acts of bravery following an incident involving the resuscitation of a mature student.10 January 2017
Exercise ‘weekend warriors’ lower their risks of death
Research by Loughborough University shows exercise ‘weekend warriors’ who fit the recommended amount of weekly physical activity into one or two sessions have lower risks of death.9 January 2017
Current sporting policies restrict transgender athletes and must be revised
Academics have called for a revision of the policies which restrict transgender men and women from competing in professional sporting events.9 January 2017
Can you spend five minutes a day to help with osteoporosis and osteoarthritis research?
Loughborough University researchers studying the possible health benefits of daily hopping exercises are looking for female volunteers aged 55-70 years to take part in the project.9 January 2017
Scientists at Loughborough explore ways of reducing food waste
Loughborough University is part of a new £0.8 million research project examining how food manufacturing systems can be improved to reduce waste.6 January 2017
Colleagues unlikely to intervene in online workplace bullying
Work colleagues are less likely to intervene in workplace bullying if it takes place online, research from Loughborough University has found.6 January 2017