Pictured is the Stem Community Day 2018 logo.

People of all ages to be inspired at STEM Community Day 2018

From budding astrophysicists and mathematicians, to those with wild imaginations and a thirst for trying new things, Loughborough University aims to inspire everyone at its annual STEM Community Day.

The popular event returns to campus on 21 April 2018, inviting people of all ages to get involved with a series of hands-on activities, workshops and demonstrations that celebrate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

The day will comprise a variety of activities that are suitable for school-aged children but are fun and engaging for everyone.

Participants can try their hand at creating electrical circuits, walk on custard, burn some calories on the ‘smoothie bike’ and experience a world in Virtual Reality. They can also meet and learn from academics in STEM-related departments within the University.

Marc Alner, Student Recruitment Officer at Loughborough, said: “Every year the University produces ground-breaking research and provides world-leading facilities for students studying these subjects.

“Our team is excited to present a day of interactive, engaging events which truly encapsulate the best of the University’s STEM-related subjects – from the things we come across in our everyday lives, to the research making headlines.”

The event is free to attend and runs from 1pm-5pm in West Park Teaching Hub and STEM Lab buildings on the Loughborough University campus.

Further details, including the full programme for the day, can be found on the event website.

Those wishing to attend are recommended to register in advance in order to gain quicker entry on the day as well as to reserve spaces for workshops with limited capacity.

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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, named the best university in the world to study sports-related subjects in the 2018 QS World University Rankings and top in the country for its student experience in the 2016 THE Student Experience Survey.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 6th in the Guardian University League Table 2018, 7th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and 10th in The UK Complete University Guide 2018. It was also named Sports University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.

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. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

The Loughborough University London campus is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities. It is home to influential thought leaders, pioneering researchers and creative innovators who provide students with the highest quality of teaching and the very latest in modern thinking.