Five weird and wonderful ways nature is being harnessed to build a sustainable fashion industry
Chetna Prajapati, a lecturer in textiles, writes for The Conversation about five ways nature is being harnessed to build a sustainable fashion industry.
Migrants on hunger strike follow long tradition of people using their bodies to protest against cruelty
Those Western states pursuing more aggressive border control policies in recent years have increased the use of immigration detention centres. These are often squalid, degrading places where detainees are deprived of their most basic human rights and due process.
Government activity to tackle air pollution can reduce people’s mental wellbeing, research says
Efforts by governments to tackle air pollution can reduce people’s mental wellbeing by not meeting citizens’ expectations, new research has found.
Loughborough University announces ground-breaking partnership with the Twinning Project
Academics from Loughborough University have joined forces with the Twinning Project, an initiative that uses sport to help prisoners prepare for release and provides a route to paid employment.
‘Stark warning’: New research identifies deadly hidden weather hazard that has the potential to affect millions of people
NEW research, led by Loughborough University academics, has found that tropical cyclones followed by deadly heat is an emerging weather threat that could put millions of people at risk as global temperatures continue to rise.
Loughborough University boosts charity office move
Loughborough University has provided Falcon Support Services with a boost by donating office furniture to coincide with the charity’s office move.
Loughborough University London Open Fund awards small grants to community organisations
On 3 July 2019 Loughborough University London awarded small grants to ten community organisations to support their work with local people.
NT Live: the Lehman Trilogy
Once again LU Arts are working in collaboration with student-led cinema, Flix, to bring the West End theatre to Loughborough.
Shaft: America’s race politics from Black Power to Black Lives Matter
John Shaft, the African American private eye introduced by Ernest Tidyman in a novel of 1970, has proved surprisingly resilient as a character on the big screen.
How climbing trees and making dens can help children develop resilience
Despite all the research that tells parents how good it is for their children to spend time playing outside, they are spending more time indoors than ever before. It seems that concerns about the dangers of climbing trees or getting lost means that many parents are nervous about allowing their children to engage in risky play.
Student treks to the Arctic Circle for charity
Art and Design Foundation student, Millie Peacock, took on the challenge to raise money for the National Autistic Society. Along with other students, Millie trekked 225km with dogs from Tromso to the point where Sweden, Norway and Finland meet within the Arctic Circle.
Helping children grow is about much more than a better diet: A study of youngsters from urban slums
Breastfeeding and vitamin and mineral supplements alone are not enough to prevent stunting of a child’s growth, according to a new report which examined health interventions in poor urban areas.
Loughborough University funds local community projects
Every year the University sets aside a budget for its Community Donations Fund to provide financial support to community groups and organisations in Charnwood.
Winners of the Ford Fund Smart Mobility Challenge revealed
The winning student team of the Ford Fund Smart Mobility Challenge was recently revealed at an awards ceremony at Loughborough University’s Design School.
University partners with the local police and council to prevent students being a target for criminals
Students are being reminded not to leave valuable possessions in their homes over the summer period when they may not be there as part of an initiative between the University, the council and the local police.
New report shows the benefits and challenges of Roma migration to Britain
Roma migrants have described “overwhelmingly positive experiences” of life in the UK but say they still face prejudice.
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 University’s Art Festival returns for a second year with an inspiring programme of creative events
Loughborough University’s Art Festival is back for a second year with a diverse and exciting programme of events taking place from 5-13 June.
Postgrad student will travel to the UN headquarters to promote her disaster resilience research
A Loughborough PhD student will travel to the UN headquarters in Switzerland to promote her work which uses social media to engage people in emergency risk communication.
Help raise awareness of climate change and learn new skills as part of LU Arts’ latest series of workshops
LU Arts is delighted to announce a new and upcoming series of workshops around digital storytelling which is open for staff, students and members of the community to attend.
There’s fun for all at Loughborough Students’ Union Community Fun Day
Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) is holding their annual community fun day on Sunday 19 May, from 12pm-4pm.
Everybody has to lie: Is honesty always the best policy?
Everyone thinks lying is bad – but is being honest always the right way to go?
Loughborough Students’ Union’s Freefest is back for another year
Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) will be hosting its annual free festival on May Day Bank Holiday Monday (6 May).
Academic creates nifty food planner to help tackle national waste issue
A new food planner created at Loughborough University hopes to get staff, students and members of the public thinking more carefully about their meals in a bid to tackle the ever-growing national waste issue.
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.
Fruit Routes event returns for the first days of summer offering activities for all to attend
Loughborough University and artist Anne-Marie Culhane have come together for the seventh year to bring the Fruit Routes project to campus.
Loughborough University receives government funding to develop knife-detection technology
Loughborough University has received funding to develop technology that looks to provide a solution to the problem of people carrying concealed blades in public places.
Loughborough University London’s latest round of Community Donations Fund now open for applications
Loughborough University London is delighted to announce that applications for the Community Donations Open Fund are now open.
More than 1,000 people trained to ‘check their lumps for bumps’ thanks to 12-hour University event
Loughborough University, Loughborough Students’ Union and CoppaFeel! joined forces yesterday to teach more than 1,000 people self-checking techniques in a bid to improve early detection rates of breast and testicular cancers.
Loughborough University celebrates International Women’s Day
Today (8 March 2019) is International Women’s Day – a day which marks the achievement of women across the world and raises awareness against bias, campaigning for a gender-balanced world.
Loughborough University partners with cancer charity for event that encourages people to ‘check their lumps for bumps’
Loughborough University, Loughborough Students’ Union and CoppaFeel! are joining forces this March for an all-day event that looks to improve early detection rates of breast and testicular cancers by encouraging people to learn how to self-check.
From talking cats to time travel… here’s what I recommend you read this World Book Day
It’s World Book Day and what better way to celebrate than getting your specs on, a bookmark out and stuck into a novel you’ve never read before.
Loughborough University flies the Green Flag at ceremony to celebrate environmental accreditation
Staff, students and members of the community gathered at Loughborough University last week to celebrate the Green Flag Award which the University received last year.
Community nominations are now open for University Prizes
Do you know a student who has gone out of their way to help you or to serve the Loughborough community?
Opportunity for local organisations to apply for funding this spring as part of Loughborough University’s Community Donations Fund
The spring round of Loughborough University’s Community Donations Open Fund will open for applications on Monday 4 March.
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.
Members of the public invited to attend and be inspired by University’s annual STEM Day
Loughborough University will be once again holding its ever popular STEM Community Day – an event full of fun and inspiring activities linked to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
New book revisits momentous 2017 General Election as the UK contemplates returning to the polls
A new book on political communication in Britain aims to provide a unique insight into the most recent General Election – a campaign that was about many things in addition to Brexit – as the UK again contemplates returning to the polls.
New book aims to raise awareness of the issues experienced by young carers
A new illustrated book for children, families and teachers based on research with young carers tells the story of Carly who cares for her disabled mum – a situation faced by thousands of young people across Britain.
Use Blue Monday to change your life and set goals, says willpower expert
Mondays suck let’s be honest, but the start of next week is going to cause even more groans as it’s officially the ‘most depressing day of the year’.
Unsafe HGVs to be removed from London’s roads thanks to Loughborough University research into dangerous designs
The most unsafe HGVs will be removed from London's roads as part of a world-first scheme that was defined and tested by Loughborough University researchers.
New Year’s Honours for remarkable Loughborough alumni
Seven Loughborough University alumni have been recognised for their outstanding achievements and service in the 2019 Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.
Annual Christmas food drive sees students donate more than 12,000 items to local charities
Students from Loughborough University have donated thousands of items to local charities as part of an annual Christmas food drive.
More than 1 million children are at risk of ‘holiday hunger’ this Christmas
One million disadvantaged children are at risk of malnutrition, ill-health and hunger this Christmas due to a two-week hiatus from the vital nutrition of free school meals.
Loughborough netball stars cap off 2018 with Sports Personality success
Three Loughborough alumnae were part of the England Netball Team which took two awards at Sunday’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year (SPOTY).
Olympic hockey gold medallists and dedicated students celebrated at winter graduation ceremonies
Loughborough University celebrated the achievements of hundreds of students at its winter graduation ceremonies yesterday and awarded honorary degrees to four Olympic hockey gold medallists that have done wonders for the sport.
Leading surgeon and inspiring students honoured at Loughborough University London graduation ceremonies
Loughborough University London celebrated its third graduation day yesterday (Wednesday 12 December), honouring the achievements of the class of 2018 and one of the country’s top surgeons.
Places available for next semester’s Creative Writing classes
Bookings are now open for the next series of Creative Writing classes.
Loughborough University provides £18,000 in funding to secure construction of local community centre
Loughborough University is pleased to announce it has provided funding for the Grange Park Centre which now means building work can commence.
Let’s tackle fashion waste and be more clothing conscious this Christmas
It’s less than 20 days until Christmas and that can only mean one thing: it’s time to panic buy because once again gift shopping has been left until the last minute.
Design School launches student competition in partnership with Ford Motor Company Fund
Loughborough University’s Design School have launched a brand-new competition to students as part of an ongoing partnership with the Ford Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company.
Why talking about memories with older family, friends and neighbours this holiday season could be essential for their wellbeing
This December, more than one million elderly people will experience loneliness and isolation according to figures by Age UK. As part of our Christmas campaign aimed at raising awareness of seasonal loneliness, Loughborough academic Dr Catherine Armstrong has suggested one solution from the tiny island of Hawaii that could make a big difference to someone.
Students launch festive campaign to ensure all children have presents to open this Christmas
Students from Loughborough University have launched a toy appeal to ensure Leicestershire children, who would otherwise receive nothing, have presents to open on Christmas Day.
Exclusive Loughborough Sport ticket offer for local community unveiled
Residents of Loughborough can watch some of the best young sporting talent in the country at a discounted rate thanks to a new exclusive ticket offer from the University.
Student’s story educates healthcare assistants on the benefits of exercise for those living with severe mental illness
A fictional story created by a Loughborough University student is being used by St Andrew’s Healthcare to educate staff on the benefits of exercise for those with severe mental health problems.
Loughborough and Colombian researchers to work together for sustainable peace
A Loughborough University academic is to work with researchers in Colombia on a project that aims to address issues facing the country’s transition from conflict to peace.
Local organisations supported through the University’s Community Donations Fund
Nine organisations based in-and-around Loughborough have been awarded funding to support worthwhile projects as part of the University’s Community Donations Open Fund.
Academic appointed to prestigious professorship founded by Sir Peter Ustinov that looks to combat prejudice
A Loughborough University academic has been appointed to a respected international professorship that was established with the aim of combatting intolerance and prejudice.
From BOGOF offers to single-use packaging, expert panel discusses different food waste issues
Key policymakers, charities, business representatives and a Member of Parliament joined Loughborough academics on campus last month to discuss the main challenges of food waste.
University signs agreement that will bring master’s and PhD students from Kazakhstan to Loughborough
The University's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Allison, has signed an agreement that will enable high-performing students from Kazakhstan to study at Loughborough University.
World Health Organisation recognises academics’ research into transgender-inclusive sanitation
The World Health Organisation has recognised a collaborative study on transgender-inclusive sanitation that features research undertaken by Loughborough University academics.
Loughborough University London welcomes scholarship students from local area
Loughborough University London has welcomed nine talented scholarship students from areas of east London.
Researchers are asking people to share their opinions on gender in law
Loughborough University academics are asking people to complete an opinion survey as part of a project exploring if gender is still relevant in modern law.
Loughborough graded ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted for teacher training
Loughborough University’s teacher training has been graded as ‘outstanding’ – the best possible category – by the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted).
Chekhov in the ring: the changing face of professional British wrestling
English and drama lecturer Dr Claire Warden researches avant-garde Russian theatre – she also stages and sells-out professional wrestling shows.
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.
Academics to help develop building materials that generate power as part of £36m government-funded project
Three Loughborough University academics have received research funding as part of a £36m project that looks to accelerate market adoption of new solar-powered building design.
Report highlights a culture of violence and abuse against children in Tonga
A Loughborough-led study aimed at investigating the experiences of children in Tonga has uncovered systemic and cultural abuse and mistreatment of children in families and schools.
Last chance to apply for Loughborough University’s Community Donations Open Fund
The University’s Community Donations Open Fund is still open for applications, but be quick – the deadline is only a few days away!
Students to work with community to design outdoor classroom for Leicestershire school
Students from Loughborough University are to bring their learning to life by designing an outdoor classroom for a Leicestershire school.
Students donate thousands of items to local charities
Loughborough students have donated thousands of items to local charities in a bid to help those in need and to divert resources from landfill.
Online game aims to save lives by educating children on how to identify storm surges
A Loughborough academic hopes the online game they have developed will help save lives by teaching children how to identify early warnings of coastal flooding.
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.
Academic says being awarded Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair is "career highlight"
A leading Loughborough University academic has been awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair.
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.
Vice Chancellor hails Volunteer Zambia programme after summer visit
Vice Chancellor, Professor Robert Allison, visited Zambia this summer to experience and contribute to the Volunteer Zambia programme, an endeavour Loughborough University has played a leading role in over the last ten years.
Film celebrating female mathematicians from all over the globe to be showcased at popular London festival
A film created by a Loughborough University academic and her filmmaker sister that aims to shine a spotlight on female mathematicians is to be played at a popular London festival.
Loughborough University invites everyone to celebrate Creative Community Day
Creative Community Day returns to campus on Saturday 27 October and those with a passion for writing, crafting and performing are invited to come along and showcase their artistic abilities!
Artist to showcase short film that focuses on Loughborough’s Carillon Tower and its conservation
An artist has captured different sounds and images of Loughborough’s most famous landmark as part of a project that explores how music makes place and place makes music.
Loughborough University’s Community Donations Fund opens for applications
Loughborough University is pleased to announce that applications for the Community Donations Open Fund will be available to submit from Monday 15 October.
Exciting two-day event to celebrate Fruit Routes harvest
The annual Fruit Routes harvest event is returning to campus later this month and it promises two days of interesting discussion and activities.
Exciting expert panel to lead discussion on food waste
Loughborough University is to welcome key policymakers, charities, business representatives and a Member of Parliament next month for an important discussion on food waste.
University contributes to Loughborough in Bloom success
Bloomin’ brilliant! Loughborough has once again been awarded gold at the East Midlands in Bloom Awards – and the University helped contribute to the success.
Loughborough University unveils brand new Creative Writing classes
Loughborough University is pleased to announce a brand new creative writing evening class which is available to staff, students and the general public.
Flix cinema is back with a new arts focus
Flix student-run cinema is back with a new regular day and a new direction.
University’s revamped community website now live
Over the summer, the University has been working hard to update its community website, which provides information on how it seeks to contribute to and support the town and wider region.
Exam success for young asylum seekers tutored by University students
A group of young asylum seekers have excelled in their exams thanks to the support and guidance of Loughborough students.
Payroll and Pensions team shortlisted for national award
Loughborough University’s Payroll and Pensions team has been shortlisted for a sought-after national award.
Students awarded exhibition space after success in annual artists’ awards
Two Fine Art students have had their talent recognised in the Leicester Society of Artists (LSA) Student Awards.
Rag wins Campaign of the Year in national competition
Loughborough Students’ Rag has won a sought-after national award for the incredibly successful Heart 2 Heart campaign.
LSU crowned best students' union in the UK
Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) has been named the best students’ union in the UK by online review platform StudentCrowd.
Cost of raising a child falls but many parents still struggle to meet the threshold
Raising a child to the age of 18 will cost couples £150,753, according to new figures by Loughborough University’s Centre for Research in Social Policy (CRSP).
Rag shortlisted for four national fundraising awards
Loughborough Students’ Union Rag has been shortlisted for an impressive four national fundraising awards.
Artists invited to submit ideas for public artwork outside new hall of residence
Loughborough University is to commission a public artwork to mark the entrance to its new hall of residence complex – and artists from across the globe are invited to submit their ideas.
Loughborough University awards more than £10,000 to community projects that support those in need
Loughborough University has awarded three Charnwood organisations with substantial donations, as part of their Special Projects Fund.
Loughborough University London supports fascinating community projects through new funding initiative
Loughborough University London has awarded nine charities and organisations with donations, as part of the new London Open Fund initiative.
Loughborough University London celebrates students who have improved their entrepreneurial and employability skills
Loughborough University London marked the achievements of two of its learning communities earlier this month.
Academic involved in major European research project issues tips for beating the heat at work
A Loughborough University academic has issued advice on how to beat the heat at work based on research they are conducting as part of a large European project that aims to improve the safety of millions of workers.
Loughborough University is recognised as one of the UK’s best green spaces
Loughborough University has received the sought-after Green Flag Award for its vibrant campus, marking it out as one of the nation's best green spaces.
Year 10 Girls into STEM residential is hailed a success
More than 50 Year 10 girls arrived on campus last week for an exciting residential focused on STEM subjects.
Running Line aims to increase number of people with visual impairments participating in sport
An innovative product developed by a Loughborough University academic aims to increase the number of people with visual impairments taking part in sport by letting children experience independent running from a young age.
Elite sportspersons to be honoured at graduation ceremonies
Three elite sportspersons are amongst the honorary graduates to be celebrated during Loughborough University’s summer graduation ceremonies.
Radar artists captured sounds of the town
Two artists have used creative methods to capture the different sounds of Loughborough as part of a project that explores how music makes place and place makes music.
Hundreds attend Fruit Routes summer event and discussed global issues
More than 200 people headed to Loughborough University for the annual Fruit Routes summer event that looked at connecting local and wider issues.
Sewing event at Loughborough brings textile community together
A two-day sewing event at Loughborough University that celebrated the online stitching community and the hobby that can be more beneficial than it ‘seams’ has been hailed a success.
Young carers and students in care were able to ‘explore more’ into Higher Education at Loughborough event
Loughborough University’s School and College Liaison Team have hosted a successful experience day for young carers and students in the care system.
Loughborough students celebrate 20,500 hours of volunteering
Over the past year, Loughborough students have volunteered 20,500 hours to helping good causes, collected 15,000 items of food and clothing for those in need, and helped train more than 1,400 people in CPR.
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.
Families hit by the crippling cost of living need a third more income to make ends meet
Low-income families need a third more disposable income than a decade ago to make ends meet and are facing bigger barriers to meet rising costs - despite tightening their belts and shopping around online for better deals and tariffs.
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.
Screen-time linked with unhealthy eating habits in children
A new study has found that five and six-year-olds' screen-time is linked with low fruit and vegetable consumption and high intake of unhealthy snacks such as crisps, chocolate and biscuits.
First ever Arts Festival celebrated creativity at Loughborough
Loughborough University hosted its first ever Arts Festival this month and celebrated the institution’s creative arts.
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.
Loughborough academic elected President of the European Anthropological Association
Professor Noël Cameron, of the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, has been elected President of the European Anthropological Association (EAA).
Rag raises £1m for charities for the ninth year in a row!
Loughborough Students’ Union Rag has once again raised more than £1m for a variety of local, national and international charities.
Three alumni receive Queen’s Birthday Honours
In the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2018, three Loughborough University alumni have been recognised for their work.
Students inspired at NCOP Pathways’ Year 10 Holiday Club
At the end of last month, Loughborough University welcomed more than 100 Year 10 students onto campus to give them an insight into STEM, sport and global contexts.
Students present ideas to generate income for local community centre
Postgraduate students from the University have presented creative proposals to open up sustainable pathways to generate income for Fearon Hall Community Centre whilst keeping Loughborough communities at its heart.
New two-day sewing event to take place at University
Loughborough University is hosting a new sewing event that aims to celebrate the online stitching community and the hobby that can be more beneficial than it ‘seams’.
Arts Degree Show to showcase work of emerging artists
Students from the School of the Arts, English and Drama are set to exhibit a wide range of work at the 2018 Arts Degree Show, which opens to the public on 9 June.
Fruit Routes event to prompt conversations on global issues
Loughborough University’s Fruit Routes project is once again returning to campus from 13-15 June.
University arts programme to capture the sounds of Loughborough
Three artists are to capture the different sounds of Loughborough as part of a project that explores how music makes place and place makes music.
Mature adults needed for Loughborough fitness study
Mature adults in the Loughborough area that would like to be fitter and more mobile are asked to take part in a study.
Academic to evaluate impacts of horse assisted therapy
A Loughborough University academic is to assess how equine assisted activities and therapy (EAAT) impacts people living with and beyond cancer.
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.
New 10-day Arts Festival to bring top industry names to Loughborough
Renowned creatives, the history of food, poetry and an artist that once destroyed all their belongings…
Community groups and dedicated students presented with community prizes
The University’s annual Community Presentation Evening, held at Loughborough Town Hall last week, saw community groups and dedicated students were presented with community prizes.
Event shines light on LGBT+ research conducted at Loughborough University
The important LGBT+ research being conducted at Loughborough University was highlighted at an exciting new event.
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.
LSU society and Welfare and Diversity associations have hard work recognised in national awards competition
Two Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) associations and one society have had their efforts acknowledged in the National Societies Awards.
Voting now open for Placement Student Awards
Voting has now opened for Loughborough University’s Placement Student Awards.
Loughborough London’s first round of Community Donations Fund now open for applications
Loughborough London has now opened the bidding for the 2018 Open Fund, in line with Loughborough University’s Community Donations Fund scheme.
NCSEM-EM academics to evaluate England Netball’s walking netball programme
Loughborough academics will be leading the evaluation of an England Netball programme delivering walking netball sessions in collaboration with the National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI).
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!
Live camera set-up in kestrel nest box
A pair of kestrels have once again returned to their nest on campus – and now you can watch what Loughborough’s feathery friends get up to!
Leading academic in Decision Sciences is appointed Honorary Visiting Professor
The School of Business and Economics has announced Professor Ravi Shankar, of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, has been appointed as the Honorary Visiting Professor in Decision Sciences.
Loughborough’s history is explored in collaborative textile project
First year University students and Charnwood Arts have worked together to produce an exhibition that merges historic themes with contemporary textile designs.
Lords report on citizenship and civic engagement bases recommendations on Loughborough research
A House of Lords Select Committee report on citizenship and civic engagement has based recommendations about young people, discrimination, social anxiety and policy on research by Loughborough University.
Loughborough becomes a member of the Race Equality Charter
Loughborough University has become a member of a Charter that aims to improve the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students.
Loughborough students speak at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
Two Loughborough University students have addressed officials from 53 nations at the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
Cinema screening to raise money for Loughborough charity
Flix and the Ethnic Minorities Network are hosting a film fundraiser this weekend to raise money for Loughborough-based charity Baca.
Former test pilot takes to the air to mark 70 years since first solo flight
Ex-RAF test pilot Captain Desmond Penrose marked the 70th anniversary of his first solo flight at the weekend by getting behind the controls of a 1930s biplane.
Community groups invited to bid for University funding through the Special Projects Fund
Loughborough University is welcoming bids from community groups across Charnwood for its annual Special Projects Fund.
Loughborough shortlisted for five national leadership and management awards
Loughborough University has been shortlisted for five Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards.
Arts event to discuss relationship between black people, music and movement
Artists and academics are to come together at an innovative LU Arts event to explore the relationships between black people, music and movement.
Inspirational deaf student is made Snowdon Trust ambassador
Paul Ntulila, a Master’s student at Loughborough University London, has been made an ambassador of the Snowdon Trust.
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.
Youngsters learn the basics of rocket science
Schoolchildren were given the chance to become rocket scientists for the day when members of the Loughborough University’s Space Society held a one-off aeronautics session.
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.
University’s Inside Out fund awards donations to eight Charnwood Groups
The Inside Out fund, part of Loughborough University’s Community Donation 2017/18, has awarded eight Charnwood groups with donations.
University to host Sexual Violence in Higher Education Conference
Loughborough University is hosting a conference next week that discusses the issue of sexual violence in Higher Education.
Royal Society of Chemistry awards Loughborough University £2,000 to inspire school pupils
The Royal Society of Chemistry has granted the University £2,000 to support a science project designed to engage school students.
University to clone Newton’s Tree after receiving cuttings
Loughborough University is set to clone the tree that inspired Sir Isaac Newton’s theory of gravity after being gifted a selection of cuttings.
Exhibition to examine role of objects using items from Leicester’s historical collections
Staff, students and members of the public are invited to an exhibition that uses items from Leicester’s historical collections to examine the role and status of objects.
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.
International Women’s Day: Loughborough academic puts female mathematicians in the spotlight in short film
A Loughborough University mathematician and her filmmaker sister have created a video for International Women’s Day 2018.
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.
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.
Santander Discovery Grants awarded to two community projects in partnership with Loughborough University
Two Santander Discovery Grants have been awarded to local community projects in partnership with Loughborough University.
Flix and Loughborough Women’s Network to host double bill fundraiser
Flix and Loughborough Women’s Network are coming together next weekend to host a double bill fundraiser for Midlands Women’s Aid.
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.
Students partner with Loughborough charity to provide mentoring to young asylum seekers
Loughborough University students are providing English and Maths mentoring to a cohort of young asylum seekers that were forced to leave their homes as a result of war or persecution.
Loughborough University London to help shape how drone technology is used in the capital
Loughborough University London is to help shape how drone technology is used in the city, it has been announced.
Loughborough trains more than 1,000 people in CPR on Valentine’s Day
Loughborough University, Loughborough Students’ Union and the British Heart Foundation came together on the most heart-themed day of the year to train more than 1,000 people in CPR.
Record number of scholarships awarded to students facing challenging circumstances
A record number of scholarships have been awarded this academic year (2017/18) to students that face challenging personal and financial circumstances in order that they can study at Loughborough.
Project will draw up national guidance for internet provision in libraries
Researchers at Loughborough have begun to develop a set of national guidelines for internet use in public libraries and other community spaces.
LU Arts reveals exciting new Spring/Summer events programme
From an innovative screening of a 1920’s masterpiece to an English folk singer with a remarkable career, LU Arts’ new What’s On brochure has been released, featuring an exciting range of events.
Leicestershire has highest percentage of stem cell donors in UK thanks to recruitment events such as Loughborough’s Spit Happens
It has been revealed that Leicestershire has the highest percentage of people on the stem cell register in the UK.
Nominations are now open for University Prizes
Do you know a student who has gone out of their way to help you or to serve the Loughborough community?
Loughborough University and the British Heart Foundation partner for Valentine’s Day event that aims to increase cardiac arrest survival rates
Loughborough University, Loughborough Students’ Union and the British Heart Foundation are joining forces on the most heart-themed day of the year to try and increase cardiac arrest survival rates.
Brave student overcomes challenging circumstances and 10-hour surgery
A Loughborough student, who has overcome challenging circumstances and a 10-hour surgery, is looking to raise awareness and eradicate stigmas surrounding Crohn's Disease.
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.
University to mark Young Carers Awareness Day with informative event
To celebrate Young Carers Awareness Day, Loughborough University is hosting an event that looks to inform, inspire and equip senior leaders and those supporting young carers in Leicestershire schools.
Arts event to mark launch of £1m project that explores how the 1947 Partition of India is remembered by South Asian communities in Britain
Loughborough University London and Radar – LU Arts’ contemporary programme that commissions artists to respond to academic research – are co-hosting an event to mark the launch of a £1m project that examines the 1947 Partition of India and its influence on community identity in the UK.
More than half of children now living in poverty in some parts of the UK
The End Child Poverty coalition has today (Wednesday 24 January) published a new Child Poverty map of the UK, using data compiled by Loughborough University.
Community groups awarded University donations
The first round of Loughborough University’s Community Donation Open Fund 2017/18 has been awarded to a range of community groups.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
Creative Community Day taking place at Loughborough University
Loughborough University is hosting a Creative Community Day on Saturday 28 October 2017.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
Local groups awarded £27,500 from University donation fund
Two organisations have been awarded funds to support their work in the community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Celebrating five years of Fruit Routes
A marathon twelve-hour event will celebrate five years of the campus Fruit Routes project.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Community groups awarded University donations
A range of community initiatives including a Christmas present project and a food parcel donation have been supported by Loughborough University’s Community Donations Fund.20 December 2016
Positive start to academic year reported at community liaison meeting
A reduction in community complaints at the start of the 2016/17 academic year was highlighted at the recent meeting of the Loughborough Campus and Community Liaison Group (LCCLG).14 December 2016
Loughborough Students’ Union Harry Potter Society host Quidditch activities for community
Loughborough Students’ Union ‘Loughborough Longshots’, part of the Harry Potter Society, will host a series of Quidditch activities open to the community this weekend.23 November 2016
Loughborough University and StreetGames join forces to tackle school holiday hunger
Loughborough University academics are working with the national charity StreetGames to tackle the problem of school holiday hunger for children in the UK.2 November 2016
Community groups invited to bid for University funding
Community groups are being offered the chance to bid for funding through the University’s annual Donations Fund Programme.24 October 2016
University Fruit Routes project returns!
Loughborough University’s Fruit Routes project is back for another year with a range of exciting harvesting activities to get involved in.3 October 2016
Historic Loughborough building set to transform into creative hub
An empty historic building in Loughborough will be given a new lease of life this weekend as it begins its transformation into a creative hub.28 September 2016
University shares key safety messages for new academic year
The University will be continuing to work with Leicestershire Police and Charnwood Borough Council to help new and returning students have a safe and crime-free time during their studies.27 September 2016
Plans for new campus accommodation unveiled by University
Loughborough University has revealed plans for potential new accommodation on campus.16 September 2016
Campaign raising diabetes awareness in Leicestershire ethnic minority communities
A new drive to raise awareness of Type 2 diabetes in ethnic minority communities in Leicestershire has been launched.16 September 2016
Forum held to promote partnership working
A forum to help promote partnership work between the University and landlords across Loughborough was held on campus last week.9 September 2016
University funding supports local community groups
Loughborough University has supported a variety of different community groups in its latest round of donations.17 August 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
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
Community groups receive University funding for projects
Community activities ranging from arts and crafts sessions to outdoor excursions have been supported by Loughborough University’s Community Donations Fund.16 June 2016
A recipe for recycling success
Students are being urged to get a “pizza” the action in a summer clear-up in Loughborough.9 June 2016
Fruit Routes project returns to campus!
Loughborough University’s Fruit Routes summer project is back with a fun filled set of events for everyone.3 June 2016
Community Fun Day returns to campus!
This fantastic annual event, organised by Loughborough Students’ Union, takes place this Sunday (22 May) on the Union and Fountain Lawns from 12 – 4pm.20 May 2016
Loughborough conducts new study for Race for Life participants
Loughborough University, in partnership with Cancer Research UK, has established STRIDE: Active Fundraising, a new nationwide study exploring the potential benefits to women taking part in the Race for Life.12 May 2016
University lecturers and market traders swap places in successful arts project
University lecturers and local market traders swapped places last week as part of an exciting arts project by Radar, LU Arts’ contemporary arts programme.5 May 2016
Freefest 2016 – free annual festival celebrating student creativity returns
Loughborough Students’ Union annual festival returns this Bank Holiday Monday!29 April 2016
University lecturers and market stall holders trade places for arts project
Loughborough University lecturers and local market traders are swapping places this month as part of an innovative arts project.15 April 2016
University signs Armed Forces Covenant
The University signed a new covenant yesterday as part of its pledge to support the armed forces community.5 April 2016
Loughborough researchers to evaluate the best way to get school children more active
Loughborough University researchers are working with the national charity Kids Run Free and London Marathon to assess the best way to get school children more active.31 March 2016
Birch makes it 10 from 10 as Loughborough Sport beat MK Badminton
The final match night of the regular AJ Bell National Badminton League season saw Loughborough Sport break not one but two records as they secured a 4-1 victory.22 March 2016
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.18 March 2016
Success at University Community Day
Over 1000 people enjoyed a day of fun filled activities at Loughborough University last weekend to celebrate British Science Week.18 March 2016
Community innovation at the heart of new Loughborough University research projects
Harnessing the power of the community is at the heart of two new Loughborough University research projects set to get underway following the award of funding.17 March 2016
Cycle-a-thon set to raise money for charity
Loughborough University staff and students are preparing for a 12 hour cycle-a-thon fundraiser next week to raise money for Sports Relief.11 March 2016
University funding helps staff involved in voluntary groups
Loughborough University has supported ten Charnwood community groups in its latest round of community donations funding.9 March 2016
Community day will celebrate British Science Week
Loughborough University is running a community day this month to celebrate British Science Week.3 March 2016
University celebrates International Women’s Day
Loughborough University is opening its campus for a week long schedule of events to coincide with International Women’s Day, 8 March.26 February 2016
Tongan children given a voice in landmark study
A Loughborough professor is leading an international study to support Tonga in developing its first ever safeguarding policies for children and young people.23 February 2016
University extends deadline for Special Projects Fund
The University has extended the deadline for its Special Projects Fund and will now be accepting bids until Friday 19 February.8 February 2016
Rejuvenating the High Street through Art
It was a rather unusual day of business for Loughborough newsagent, Ashby Square News on Saturday (6 February 2016). The shop’s entire product range was rebranded as part of Loughborough University’s Market Town project, an innovative art programme that invited artists to reimagine the high street.8 February 2016
LU Arts to host seminar on the impact of the digital economy on communities
Loughborough University Arts is hosting a seminar which examines the positive impact of the digital economy on communities.4 February 2016
Loughborough launches first ever ‘Consent Week’
This week, Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) is launching the first ever ‘Consent Week’ in partnership with University academic experts in the field.1 February 2016