Business and economy
As fuel prices and living costs rise, Loughborough produces official calculations for measuring fuel poverty in remote areas
Calculations of how much more it costs to live in remote areas of Scotland have been published by the Scottish Government, using Loughborough’s research on the minimum cost of living.
Expanding human-robot collaboration in manufacturing: PhD student trains AI to detect human intention
Machines and robots undoubtedly make life easier. They carry out jobs with precision and speed, and, unlike humans, they do not require breaks as they are never tired.
Record nominations for University research and enterprise in LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards
Loughborough University has a record 13 nominations across eight categories in the 2021 LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards, representing pioneering engineering research and dynamic start-ups which have been launched on LUSEP, the University’s science and enterprise park.
What electric vehicle manufacturers can learn from China – their biggest market
Despite the pandemic, global sales of electric vehicles (EVs) increased by 43% in 2020. Total EV sales in China were 1.3 million, an increase of 8% compared to 2019, and 41% of all EVs sold worldwide. Though Europe sold more than China for the first time since 2015, China is still the world’s biggest national market for EVs.
Getting on top of unhelpful email habits can take up to a years’ hard graft
Employees can eradicate unhelpful work-email habits that stifle productivity and harm personal wellbeing - but it takes a particular self-belief and the will to put in a concerted effort.
Loughborough University launches business start-up accelerator programme that looks to nurture talent across Leicestershire
Loughborough University has partnered with Charnwood Borough Council to launch an exciting new programme that aims to help local people working on unique, early-stage products or services bring their vision to life.
Vaccine passports: what businesses need to know – and why they should have more say
Imogen, a night club owner from London, hopes that COVID-19 “passports” could help with the return of customers to her venue. But the 42-year-old told us she is not happy about subjecting her customers to additional checks, and has concerns over a lack of clear guidance on their use.
Sports Minister visits UKAD’s new HQ at Loughborough University: a Midlands powerhouse for sport
With a week to go before the start of the Tokyo Olympics, Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston MP, visited the new HQ for UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) at Loughborough University.
Bumble’s week off: employees suffering from burnout need more than an extra holiday
After a busy year involving a rise in customers, a stock market debut and all the pressures that come with a global pandemic, the dating app Bumble recently announced that all staff would be given a week off work.
Loughborough receives international recognition for pioneering building project
A landmark building scheme has scooped a prestigious global award at a virtual ceremony.
Loughborough researchers part of £7.3m project that will create the first-ever manufacturing cyber-seed
The first-ever manufacturing ‘cyber seed’ which grows just like a plant and produces innovative designs for products ranging from aircraft parts to medical devices has been conceptualised by researchers – and now it is being brought to life.
Researchers create innovative products from used plastic water bottles in Rwanda, Kenya and Nigeria
This image shows a fruit picker in Kenya harvesting avocado with a 3D printed tool created from waste plastic water bottles.
Researchers aim to make robots more accessible to small and medium-sized businesses with new £1.4m project
A £1.4m project aimed at boosting the uptake of robots in small and medium-sized manufacturing will investigate ways to more easily change, adapt and repurpose automated systems.
Sustainable energy expert appointed Chair of UN group dedicated to increasing solar energy uptake
An academic in Loughborough University’s School of Social Sciences and Humanities has been appointed to a United Nations role that will allow her to continue pushing for solar energy uptake.
Loughborough’s Winer leads digital transformation at Club Atlético Banfield
Loughborough University London Institute for Sport Business PhD student, Fede Winer, is part of the team behind a digital transformation at Argentine Primera División side Club Atlético Banfield.
HR professionals needed for study on managing long-term sick leave post COVID-19
Human resources and people professionals are being sought to share their views on the effects of the pandemic on long-term sick leave and what the future holds in managing long-term sick leave.
UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) to relocate to Loughborough University
Loughborough University is delighted to welcome UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) to campus as the organisation relocates its headquarters to the East Midlands.
University-founded companies win British Data Awards
Fast-scaling tech companies founded by Loughborough University researchers and an entrepreneurial graduate have been named winners at the 2021 British Data Awards in quality field that included FTSE 100 giants, tech unicorns, public sector bodies and not-for-profit organisations.
Professor Janet Godsell appointed Dean of Loughborough’s School of Business and Economics
Professor Janet Godsell has been appointed as the new Dean of Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics.
Loughborough student raises almost £1,000 for India appeal
A Loughborough student has taken part in a giant fund-raising event to support the huge battle against coronavirus being fought in India.
Loughborough welcomes two world-leading figures in sustainability
Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics has appointed two new Honorary Visiting Professors to strengthen both its research and practice in sustainability.
Video Q&A: Curious about COVID-19? Expert panel answer questions on vaccines, wellbeing and more
Are you immune to COVID-19 if you’ve had the vaccine? Is there going to be a ‘third wave’? How accurate are lateral flow tests? Will the coronavirus ever fully disappear?
How the gig economy finally went into retreat
A loophole that many self-employed people have used to avoid paying income tax and national insurance in the UK has closed.
New ‘roadmap’ sets out 20-years of technological change in the UK motor industry
Loughborough University’s Institute of Digital Engineering has created a ‘roadmap’ to guide the UK automotive sector through the next 20-years of industry digitalisation.
Professor appointed Chair of award-winning technology company
Loughborough’s Professor Phillip Cartwright has been announced as the new Chair of technology company Lontra – the latest in a long line of high-profile industry appointments for the University academic.
Loughborough to play pivotal role in Government plans to improve the sustainability of the UK chemical and construction industries
Loughborough University will lead a new Government push to revolutionise the way resources are managed in the UK’s £32bn chemical industry to build a greener, more efficient economy.
The Access Group welcomed to new global HQ on University campus by county council
Partners Leicestershire County Council and Loughborough University have today celebrated completion of a striking new global HQ for The Access Group at Loughborough Science and Enterprise Park.
New £2.9m development centre will improve measurement and quality control for manufacturers
Three Midlands universities have been awarded £2.9m to create a new development centre aimed at helping manufacturers use and understand their data more efficiently.
Life beyond COVID-19: What are Loughborough’s experts concerned about?
Loughborough academics have voiced their concerns about the impact of coronavirus as part of a new UK Parliament report.
New Industrial Policy and Insight Centre aims to accelerate manufacturing in the Midlands
A new centre aimed at boosting manufacturing in the Midlands has been launched at Loughborough University today.
‘Are you for real?’: New webinar series to examine the significance of authenticity in the contemporary world
Authenticity has become a buzzword for our times. The travel industry is full of companies providing ‘authentic’ experiences, global brands fight to be seen as ‘authentic’ and social media platforms are awash with arguments about the authenticity of posts and even influencers.
Campus partner offers free remote lab service to schools and colleges
University campus partner RLC Lab - based in the Advanced Technology Innovation Centre - is offering remote online access to laboratory equipment to enable science teachers and their students to conduct experiments in real time.
London and New York are the most connected cities in the world – new data shows
London is the most connected city in the world followed by New York, according to new data published by Loughborough University.
Work progressing on science park building
Innovative plans to create a new HQ for a leading UK software company on Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park (LUSEP) are on schedule for completion in November.
New toolkit to help employees return to work following sick leave during Covid-19 pandemic
Loughborough University has created a new toolkit for businesses based in the Midlands, which offers free resources and support to manage the return to work of employees on sick leave during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Is humanity doomed because we can’t plan for the long term? Three experts discuss
While the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic are still unclear, it is certain that they are a profound shock to the systems underpinning contemporary life.
‘The uncertainty of COVID-19 gives us a glimpse into the life of a refugee - and we need to do more to support them’, says lead of new entrepreneurship project
“The uncertainty of the coronavirus can give us a small glimpse into what it’s like to be a refugee – we’re experiencing restrictions on travel, non-secure housing, job uncertainty and so on”, says Dr Michelle Richey, of Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics.
Why we need to stay alert to the terror threat as the UK reopens
The UK has faced a persistent threat from terrorism over the past decade, with recent attacks focusing on busy public spaces. In June 2020, this threat was highlighted once again by an attack in a public park in Reading. This was the first reported terrorist event in the UK since the beginning of the pandemic.
Imago Venues outlines dates for reopening
Imago Venues has outlined the steps it is taking to keep staff and customers well and safe as it looks to slowly reopen its facilities from July 6th.
University spinout Previsico targets US market with Innovate UK support
Loughborough University spinout Previsico has reached another significant milestone in securing a £700k loan from Innovate UK, and is now targeting the US market with its unique 3rd generation live flood forecasting technology, and a Series A funding round in 2021.
SURVEY: Struggled to buy eggs and flour during COVID-19? Experts investigating the effects of shortages want to know
A short anonymous research questionnaire on experiences with egg and wheat flour shortages during COVID-19 has been launched as part of a Loughborough University research project.
Collaborating with the competition to cope with COVID-19: How Businesses are surviving the pandemic
Businesses around the world have had to collaborate with competitors in order to survive the coronavirus pandemic - in some cases they have grown – but sharing excessive amounts of information with rivals comes with risks.
Key workers and vulnerable people struggled to buy basic goods when restrictions and panic buying hit supermarkets – new survey
People have shared their experiences of supermarket shopping following the recent phase of panic-buying and subsequent restrictions, with many reporting problems buying basic goods.
Economic recovery will come with high levels of unemployment: how should governments respond?
Two key factors distinguish the economic consequences of coronavirus from those of previous crises.
Working from home (WFH): Management styles must evolve to work effectively during the coronavirus lockdown
Managers who are having to adapt and lead virtual teams should adopt a more people-focused style of leadership, according to new research.
The coronavirus ‘Doomsday’ clock: Are we approaching a period of new hope?
Britain has now moved past 1pm on the coronavirus clock.
Coronavirus is a once in a lifetime chance to reshape how we travel
The transport sector has been impacted as much as any by the coronavirus. This isn’t a normal period of disruption, which is usually caused by failures in supply such as road accidents or industrial action. In this case it is the lack of demand that is the problem.
The impact of coronavirus on global sport: Loughborough Professor confirmed as key international panel guest
Loughborough University’s Professor James Skinner will form part of a virtual round table panel discussion looking at the impact of coronavirus on sport across the globe.
The coronavirus ‘Doomsday’ clock: How close are we to midnight?
Britain has only just begun its battle with COVID-19, according to a new coronavirus clock which shows the various stages of pandemic faced by countries around the globe.
Do not get complacent… What a playground chase and a board game tell us about sudden jumps in coronavirus deaths
Economist Dr Jon Seaton, of Loughborough School of Business and Economics, explains the difference a sudden onset of infection and a slow burn using chess and the children’s game tig.
Coronavirus: to save businesses, we should pioneer an unusual kind of insurance
The COVID-19 outbreak has triggered a collapse of revenues in sector after sector: transport, hotels, restaurants, tourism, recreation and culture, consumer durables and numerous others.
Boris is right… Don’t panic buy, but do plan your shopping to reduce the chance of infection by up to 99%
Dr Jon Seaton is an economist and is an expert in business and consumer behaviour. Here he explains why panic buying is bad... but infrequent shopping is essential for minimising the risk of catching coronavirus.
Coronavirus: not the first global health crisis to impact sport
Coronavirus has plunged the global sporting calendar into disarray. Football fixtures across Europe have now been postponed, including the Euro 2020, English Football League and the English Premier League. Such scenarios remove revenues from gate takings, significantly affect sport media broadcasters and leads to knock-on effects for sponsors and advertisers.
Controlling the spread of coronavirus without shutting down society
Taking no action to curb the spread of COVID-19 would lead to an uncontrolled outbreak but completely isolating people would have a devasting impact on the economy.
Four awards including overall champion for University's innovative businesses
Innovative businesses, founded by the University’s academics and graduates triumphed at the Leicestershire Live Innovation Awards on Friday, winning four of the twelve categories, including the overall champion, Innovator of the Year.
Universities lead project to deliver largest ever investment into HE technicians
A new project led by a consortium of eight Midlands-based universities and industry partners – including Loughborough University – is to shine a light on the expertise of their technical community by delivering a package of measures to support their career advancement and development.
Manchester City and Saracens – economic theory in action
The Saracens salary cap scandal and news that Manchester City allegedly breached UEFA’s financial fairplay rules have threatened the integrity of the clubs and the sports respectively.
Is there a public consensus on what it means to be rich?
New research shows that people can easily identify what makes you rich, but struggle to agree at what point wealth and income become excessive.
Four things the UK government must do to phase out petrol, diesel and hybrid cars by 2035
The UK government recently pledged to bring forward a ban on new diesel and petrol car sales from 2040, to 2035.
Why is Tesla selling insurance and what does it mean for drivers?
In the past year, Elon Musk and Tesla have fascinated the world with new innovations like the Tesla Cybertruck. There is excitement about most new Tesla products, but one hugely important one has been largely overlooked.
Researchers to teach robots how to differentiate between sandwich ingredients so they can make your favourite BLT
Loughborough University computer scientists have teamed up with a food production automation company for a project that looks to teach AI robots how to differentiate between food items so they can make sandwiches in real-world factory environments.
Experts in Sport: Does sponsorship in sport have an unhealthy relationship with junk food?
January is a time many people revaluate their diets and put away those sugary snacks after over-indulging during the festive period.
Brexit has had more news coverage in the UK election than Labour’s core agenda – new data
In any election campaign it is the job of the media to scrutinise policies and hold the various parties – and their leaders – to account.
Lord Adonis to give Brexit lecture in the run up to Election Day
Former Secretary of State for Transport and Labour peer Lord Adonis will visit Loughborough University today to give a lecture on the future of Brexit.
Loughborough’s School of Business and Economics receives Small Business Charter Award
Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics (SBE) has been awarded the Small Business Charter Award.
Mobile phones can help cities be more energy efficient, study suggests
Mobile phone data could be used to make urban buildings more energy efficient, a new research paper has found.
Virgin Media owner announces plans for 1,200 on-street electric vehicle chargers – and Loughborough research will determine where they go
Liberty Global, the owner of Virgin Media, has unveiled plans to help revolutionise on-street electric vehicle (EV) charging – and Loughborough academics will play a crucial role in making the vision a reality.
Experts examine how technology is being used to improve food manufacturing and outline the next steps for the industry
From using satellites to track asparagus crops, to measuring the lean meat percentage of pork using a high-tech camera, companies across the food manufacturing supply chain are embracing emerging technologies in new and interesting ways.
Loughborough academics preparing to perform at the Nottingham Comedy Festival
A Loughborough University professor and a PhD student will be swapping learning, lectures and graphs for performing, hecklers and laughs when they take to the stage at next month’s Nottingham Comedy Festival.
The sound of the underground: Academic awarded £100,000 to develop technologies that can ‘hear’ the deterioration of buried infrastructures
A Loughborough University academic has been awarded £100,000 to develop new systems that can ‘hear’ when the ground under building, transport and energy networks is starting to deteriorate.
21st-century lobbying: how big data lets big businesses get the upper hand
In July Facebook was fined US$5.1bn by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for not being honest about how it was handling user data.
Santander provides Loughborough University with £450k in funding to support its enterprise, education and employability initiatives
Santander has signed a new agreement with Loughborough University this week which has secured funding for a further three years in entrepreneurial, educational and employer initiatives for staff and students.
Women are given feedback that is likely to slow down their progression to senior roles, new research finds
Women are given feedback that puts them on the wrong path to leadership, according to new research. The study, published in The Leadership Quarterly journal, examined how male and female leaders are advised to develop.
University supports sustainable clothing initiative to help students prepare for interviews
Loughborough University is supporting the launch of a new initiative by Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) to help students save money and help them feel their best in upcoming interviews.
You’re more likely to be deemed friendly and competent in a job interview if those asking the questions are happy with the light in the room, study finds
The more satisfied office workers are with the light in a room, the more likely they are to deem people they have just met as being warm and competent, a new Loughborough University study has found.
Loughborough expert helps construct new United Nations specifications that could lead to huge international investments in solar energy
A Loughborough University academic has helped construct new United Nations specifications that have the potential to boost solar energy investments across the globe if implemented.
Making waves: student designs find creative solutions to saving our oceans and seas
Three Loughborough University students have designed innovative products that look to tackle different dangers threatening our oceans and seas.
How a future with zero net emissions might look for Britain...
With the Government’s announcement that Britain will make zero net emission law by 2050, experts from a diverse assortment of academic backgrounds have given their views on how they think that might work.
Solar experts and aerial inspection company awarded £345k to develop drone technologies that detect panel defects
Academics from Loughborough University are to work with aerial inspections and data analytics company, Above, as part of a £345k project that looks to benefit the wider solar industry.
It’s time to look at how gift giving spares a thought for loved ones but not the planet
Father’s Day, graduation ceremonies, weddings and birthdays…they all have two things in common: they’re coming up over the next few months and they involve gifts.
Loughborough and Surrey project to map energy and productivity
A researcher at Loughborough University has been awarded funding by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to explore the role of energy in the UK’s productivity puzzle.
Easter eggs: hunting for a solution to excessive packaging
So which Easter tradition came first? The packaging or the egg? The answer is of course not that surprising (it’s the egg). The tradition of giving people eggs at spring time has roots in ancient pagan festivals and exists in the history of a range of religions.
Surviving climate change means transforming both economics and design
What could be more important than sustaining habitable living conditions on Earth?
Corruption in sport is on the rise and Europe can do more when it comes to tackling it, report states
A Loughborough University academic has concluded that there is “ample room for improvement” when it comes to European countries tackling cases of corruption in sport.
Loughborough to welcome VIPs for forum on sustainable development in Central Asia
On Monday 18th March, Loughborough University will welcome a host of VIPs from the UK and overseas for a day-long event focused on sustainable development within the Central Asian region.
Loughborough University forms part of Midlands network offering range of degree-level apprenticeships
Loughborough University is one of multiple Midlands-based universities providing apprenticeships to help support employers in the region.
Work underway on new building at Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park
A ground-breaking ceremony has taken place to officially start work on a new HQ for a leading software company which will generate £1.6m per year for front-line County Council services.
Students praised for “bringing fresh insight” to Wing Yip as part of unique collaborative module
Students from the Loughborough University School of Business and Economics (SBE) have been praised by the Managing Director of Wing Yip for their hard work on a unique module that saw them analyse real-life business strategies.
Loughborough University alumni help launch #LondonVenture Crawl 2019
Two of the University’s entrepreneurial alumni helped launch this year’s London #VentureCrawl last night (Wednesday 30 January), which will see Loughborough join 12 other universities on a day of urban entrepreneurship exploration.
Life Fellowship awarded to Professor Jim Saker by the Institute of the Motor Industry
Loughborough's Professor Jim Saker, who is Director of the Centre for Automotive Management, has been elected as a Life Fellow of the Institute of the Motor Industry for his contribution to motor industry education.
Expert comment: The questions we need to be asking ourselves about ethical gift giving in 2019
It’s a new year, and many of us use this as an opportunity to make changes in our life and set goals to better ourselves.
Students attend alumni-led visit at top London digital marketing agency
A group of Loughborough students recently visited the head offices of a top marketing agency in London to learn more about careers in digital marketing.
Is the traditional Christmas pudding on its way out?
One of the UK’s best-loved and longest-serving Christmas dinner delights is being replaced by a plethora of alternatives, according to analysis from Loughborough economist Dr Jon Seaton.
Christmas dinners: Why less affluent shoppers pay more whilst the wealthy pay less
The cost of a Christmas dinner has dropped by about £12.25 for wealthier shoppers over the last seven years while less affluent consumers are paying an average of £5.33 more, new analysis has found.
Loughborough University publishes vision to support UK Industrial Strategy and nurture nationwide economic growth
Loughborough University has today (11 December) launched the Loughborough Area of Innovation – an ambitious vision for University-led growth aligned to the Government’s Industrial Strategy.
Expert comment: How Brexit might not make us all 'worse off'
Is GDP the best measure for predicting whether the UK will be better or worse off after Brexit? Loughborough economist Dr Jon Seaton says perhaps not...
Students beat global competition and secure place on renowned accelerator programme with tech start-up
Loughborough students have beaten off competition from around the globe to take part in an acclaimed development programme with their tech idea that creates a new way to discover restaurants and find offers.
More Turkey and Toyota next Christmas?
This time next year, if Brexit goes ahead, either by March in May’s heavily criticised negotiated deal or sudden death hard Brexit, then the UK will be a very different place.
Established academic publishes new textbook on business analytics
A Loughborough University academic and a leading practitioner have co-authored an innovative new textbook on business analytics.
Careers Fair enjoyed by more than 6,000 students and hundreds of internationally-respected organisations
More than 6,000 students attended Loughborough University’s Autumn Graduate and Placement Fair and met with representatives from world-renowned organisations such as Samsung, Mercedes and British Airways.
Expert comment: Bitcoin is "10-years-old and still immature"
Today marks the 10th anniversary of the paper which led to the creation of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. Professor Alistair Milne, Professor of Financial Economics, discusses the history of this form of electronic cash and shares his thoughts on its future.
University community celebrate opening of The Start-Up Lab
A brand, new focal point at Loughborough University that aims to support entrepreneurial students to develop their businesses has officially opened.
Renowned national and international organisations join the Collaborative Project
Loughborough University London is to collaborate with more than 30 respected national and international organisations for a project that challenges students to solve real business problems.
University is part of major initiative set to accelerate innovation in the Midlands
Loughborough is part of the UK’s largest collaboration between university technology transfer offices, launched today by Midlands Innovation to attract investment and management talent to the region.
Loughborough launches leadership apprenticeship programmes
Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics has set up two apprenticeship leadership programmes for working professionals.
Imago Venues shortlisted for two prestigious hospitality awards
Loughborough University’s conference, hotel and events brand, Imago Venues, has been shortlisted for Best Team and Most Innovative Business Partner in the 2018 Leicestershire Promotions Tourism and Hospitality Awards.
Loughborough academic and students win awards at X-culture 2018
Wanjun Jia and Xiaomeng Wang - who are Masters students on the International Management programme - have each won a ‘Best Teams’ award at X-Culture 2018 for their international business projects.
Professor Milne to give keynote speech at the 2018 Indonesian Finance Association
Professor Alistair Milne is giving the keynote presentation at the annual meeting of the Indonesian Finance Association.
EXPERT COMMENT: The Government’s upbeat export strategy is masking a much darker reality for overseas networks
Economist Dr Huw Edwards picks apart the Government’s rhetorical vision of global export dominance and reveals a much more challenging future…
Students bag third position in global construction competition
Four Loughborough University students have achieved global success after coming third in an international construction business challenge.
Loughborough University launches a world's first professional education programme for sports agents
Loughborough University and the Association of Football Agents (AFA) will launch a unique professional certificate for aspiring football agents later this year.
"Adequate food supplies" after Brexit could mean higher prices, more congestion and increased food crime, warns Loughborough supply chain expert
The UK Brexit secretary Dominic Raab has said that steps might have to be taken to ensure that there are “adequate food supplies” for Britain should there be a no deal scenario with the European Union.
Success for Loughborough students at this year’s New Designers
Loughborough University students have scooped a range of sought-after awards at this year’s New Designers – an annual showcase for emerging talent across the design sector.
Student inspired to design traffic detection device for horse riders following accident
A Loughborough University student hopes the traffic detection device they have designed for horse riders will help reduce the number of accidents on the road.
IV stand designed for children aims to reduce anxiety and improve hospital experience
A fun, friendly ride-on IV stand designed by a Loughborough student looks to reduce children’s anxiety in hospital.
Students head to Canada for final of global construction competition
Four Loughborough University students are flying to Toronto in the hope of global success after reaching the final of an international construction business challenge.
Students to showcase innovative creations at New Designers
A traffic detection device for horse riders, a digital camera for people with visual impairments and a product that turns plastic waste into sanitation pipes…
Loughborough University London to contribute to project that aims to double female and BAME founders by 2020
Loughborough University London is to study the effectiveness of a recently-launched initiative that aims to provide female entrepreneurs, and those from some of capital’s most under-represented communities, with the opportunity to start and scale a high growth tech business.
Loughborough researchers help develop revolutionary biogas system
Researchers at Loughborough University have been collaborating with colleagues in Thailand to develop a small scale biogas system that converts food waste to methane and can be monitored via the internet.
Santander Universities funding supports launch of Start-up Lab for enterprising students and local business community
This autumn sees the launch of a brand new focal point at Loughborough University that supports entrepreneurial students to develop businesses, and local companies to prosper.
School of Business and Economics to celebrate Decision Sciences with an exciting day of events
The School of Business and Economics (SBE) will be celebrating Decision Sciences and the research academics are engaged in later this month with an exciting workshop and lecture.
Academics launch toolkit that aims to help businesses understand the experience their customers want
Loughborough University academics have launched a free downloadable toolkit that aims to help entrepreneurs understand the experience desired by customers.
Loughborough University London academic receives award for work that supports BAME communities in Southwark
Loughborough University London’s Director of Studies has been recognised for her work to support BAME traders and customers that are set to be impacted by a Southwark development.
Loughborough students’ idea to help improve pharmaceutical productivity
Four Loughborough PhD students have come up with an innovative idea to reduce production line downtime and improve pharmaceutical productivity.
OFWAT among guests at water industry workshop to discuss the future of prices
Water companies and regulators for England, Scotland and Wales will meet at Loughborough University next week to discuss the future of regulated consumer prices.
Owner of world-famous casino visits Loughborough to hear about latest research
Jimmy Thomas, one of Loughborough’s most successful businessmen, visited the University last week to discuss research being conducted by the School of Business and Economics.
Tricks cold callers use to keep you hanging on
A Loughborough University team of psychologists has identified the tricks used by cold callers to get contacts to agree to a meeting.
What will the Sainsbury’s and ASDA merger mean for shoppers and the supermarket sector?
The marriage of ASDA and Sainsbury’s will create a dominant giant which will need to be kept a close eye on if customers are to be protected, writes Dr Jon Seaton.
Students win Pitch@Palace award with chatbot system that aims to make eating out easy
Students Matt Pritchard and James Powell-Tuck have won a sought-after national award for their foody tech idea – and they have even been congratulated by a member of the royal family!
Creative, Marketing and Media event hailed a success
Students passionate about a career in Creative, Marketing and Media were given unique industry insight last week at an event at Loughborough University London.
Loughborough University in partnership to launch Midlands Innovation Commercialisation of Research Accelerator
The Midlands Innovation university partnership, which includes Loughborough University, is to launch a connected system of technology transfer offices that will drive jobs and economic growth across the Midlands region, following a £5 million award from Research England.
Loughborough research to assess the economic impact of a ‘healthy nation’
Loughborough University academics have secured funding for a project that aims to inform policy makers of the true cost of creating a ‘healthy nation’.
Alumnus bags deal with Firebox.com after success on Channel 4 show
Loughborough alumnus Simon Lyons has bagged a deal with online retailer Firebox.com after appearing on Channel 4 last night (Monday) with his innovative product Mobu: The World’s Most Versatile Cable Clip.
Santander meets university community it has helped support at beneficiary event
Santander representatives visited the University last month to meet the students, academics and entrepreneurs it has provided support to.
Design project launches tools to support employment opportunities in lower income countries
A number of tools and resources that encourage product and industrial designers to rethink the ways in which they use materials have been launched following a successful social impact research project led by Loughborough University.
London Venture Crawl: students meet top entrepreneurs as part of 12-hour city tour
Loughborough University students boarded a double-decker bus last week for a unique entrepreneurial tour of the capital that saw them visit creative hubs and meet industry leaders.
Symposium marks 35th anniversary of classic ‘Images of Welfare’ study
Delegates from all over the country visited the University earlier this month to remember and rethink a study that looked at how the media shaped attitudes to poverty and welfare in the 1970s.
School of Business and Economics launches new Senior Leaders Apprenticeship programmes
Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics has developed a suite of postgraduate apprenticeship programmes for organisations that wish to develop, promote and retain their talented managers using the Apprenticeship Levy.
London project that saw over 660 students tackle real business challenges is celebrated at event
A Loughborough University London project, which challenges students to help solve real problems set by a wide variety of organisations, was celebrated at an event last week.
Chance to learn about sports management or entrepreneurship at International Summer School
Are you interested in the idea of becoming your own boss? Or maybe you’ve always wanted to learn more about what it’s like to work in management within the sports industry?
Loughborough hosts Electronic Lifeguard Design Challenge
Loughborough University is hosting a design competition that hopes to improve water safety for both athletes and recreational swimmers.
Loughborough launches new University Management and Leadership programme
A new programme designed to develop ambitious graduates for leadership and management roles in higher education has been launched by Loughborough University.
An economist’s guide to Valentine’s Day spending – love on a budget
Loved-up millennials are expected to be the biggest spenders this Valentine’s Day with an average outgoing of more than £80 on wining, dining, flowers and gifts – but you don’t need to break the bank to melt a heart.
Switch On Stand Out: Students to help local businesses as part of social media training programme
A Loughborough Students’ Union training programme is looking to support, advise and train local businesses in the benefits of social media marketing.
Free training for HVAC professionals
BISPA, Loughborough University’s dedicated training centre supporting innovation in building information modelling (BIM) and pipework systems, is offering free CPD workshops in pipework awareness from Tuesday 6 February - Friday 9 February, as part of the BSEE Building Services forum.
Tesco, Sainsbury’s, ASDA and Morrisons report Christmas growth but the bigger picture shows their market dominance continues to decline
Dr Jon Seaton, of Loughborough University's School of Business and Economics, analyses the longer-term power balance of the UK supermarket sector.
Loughborough University’s plans for technology transfer
Loughborough and seven other universities in the Midlands are collaborating in technology transfer, it has been announced.
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.
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.
Global leader in sport business joins Loughborough University London
Aaron Smith has been appointed as Professor of Sport Business at Loughborough University London.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Groundbreaking water meter app nominated for national awards
A new water meter app developed at Loughborough University has been shortlisted for two national awards.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
Loughborough’s Earn to Learn scheme could keep more jobs UK-based
Graduate jobs are on the decline as companies look to outsource their middle management roles. But one academic’s surprise solution could not only stop the flow of UK jobs going overseas, but also provide current students with financial assistance and improved career prospects.30 November 2016
New policy must be adopted to protect cancer patients’ work rights
A Loughborough academic has called for cancer patients to be given similar work rights to pregnant women.15 November 2016
Advanced Technology Innovation Centre drives rapid growth
The latest development on Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park, the Advanced Technology Innovation Centre (ATIC), has achieved over 95% occupancy within a year of its launch. With strong demand for start-up space and more developed companies rapidly expanding, ATIC is already playing a vital role in driving local economic growth.6 October 2016
National commission commends Loughborough research as foundation for Living Wage
The Living Wage Commission has established a new, independent basis for setting the Living Wage across the UK, in which Loughborough research plays a central role.26 September 2016
New report finds parents on minimum wage cannot meet basic family costs
Parents working on the ‘national living wage’ still can’t earn enough to provide an acceptable minimum living standard for their children, warns a new report by Loughborough University.22 September 2016
Loughborough graduate wins national round of prestigious design competition
A new portable cooling device to improve vaccine transportation in developing countries has been announced as the UK winner of the 2016 James Dyson Award.8 September 2016
Loughborough graduates targeted by leading banks
Loughborough is one of a select few universities from around the world that major banks target to recruit their analysts, according to new data released by financial services careers website efinancialcareers.16 August 2016
High childcare costs hit working parents’ living standards, research reveals
New research from Loughborough University published today (20 July) reveals that childcare costs are leaving working couples £2,600 a year short of a decent living standard.20 July 2016
EU Referendum campaign analysis book launched at Westminster
An EU Referendum analysis and opinion book featuring contributions from Loughborough University academics has been officially launched at Westminster.19 July 2016
Struggling families crave stability in uncertain times, study shows
Over a third of families (more than 2 million households) in the UK are earning below the minimum income needed for an acceptable living standard.15 July 2016
Scientists trial fingerprint development method for Britain’s new polymer banknotes
New research into the most effective way of lifting fingerprints from polymer banknotes has been led by scientists at Loughborough University.13 July 2016
London Weighting not high enough to meet extra cost of living in the capital
The average London worker is at least £2,000 worse off in pay supplements causing a drop in basic living standards, a new report reveals.12 July 2016
University to host conference on ethical standards of banking
Loughborough University’s Centre for Professional Work and Society and Centre for Post-Crisis Finance is set to host a conference investigating the professional and ethical standards in banking on 20 – 21 May.19 May 2016
Growth Builder announces first cohort
Growth Builder, the business growth programme designed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, has today announced the first cohort of 48 businesses selected to participate in the 12-month programme.4 May 2016
Government investment of £30m needed in training to boost electric vehicle sales, report warns
Greater investment is needed in specialist electric and hybrid vehicle maintenance and repair training by 2020 or the UK economy could miss out on £51 billion a year.3 May 2016
New £180m fund to accelerate energy research across the Midlands Engine
A major new fund designed to drive cutting-edge research, innovation and skills across the Midlands Engine has been officially launched with significant backing from Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne.27 April 2016
LUSEP company wins second Queen’s Award for Enterprise in three years
CommAgility, the leading UK wireless technology company based on Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park, announced today that it has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation, the UK’s most prestigious award for business success.21 April 2016
Graduate business celebrates third birthday with first national awards ceremony
Loughborough University graduate and Studio alumnus, Sophie-Louise Hyde, hosted the first national awards celebration for emerging creatives to mark the third birthday of her online platform, The Student Wordsmith.21 April 2016
Rising entrepreneurial talent celebrated at prestigious awards ceremony
Loughborough University recognises emerging entrepreneurial talent in the finals of the Leicestershire County and East Midlands, Young Enterprise Company of the Year Competition.19 April 2016
International Business student invited to Downing Street
Final-year International Business student, Dominic Matcham, was one of an elite group of young entrepreneurs invited to attend the 2016 Founders of the Future event at 10 Downing Street.21 March 2016
First British snowboarding and ski brand made for women by women seeks to break gender stereotypes
Loughborough University graduates Susie Beere and Sophie Kelly have officially launched the first British snowboarding and ski brand designed specifically for women.23 February 2016
Student aims to solve global warming by riding his bike
Sports Technology student Joe Porter has received a £10,000 grant for his idea, PowerRide, which aims to stem global warming.16 February 2016
Risk of falling below decent living standard continues to rise, despite record employment, research reveals
Six in 10 households (2.6 million) are struggling to make ends meet, despite having someone in work.15 February 2016
Loughborough University London student projects impress business leaders
A Loughborough University London project which challenges students to help solve real problems set direct by businesses has been praised by company partners.12 February 2016
New centre places Loughborough at heart of UK aerospace engineering and technology development
The Business Minister, Anna Soubry MP, has today announced £9.8 million of funding towards the establishment of a new facility that will position Loughborough University as a primary UK hub for aerospace engineering and technology.5 February 2016