Experts in Sport: Insight into the relationship between exercise and cancer
This week’s Experts in Sport podcast takes a closer look at the relationship between exercise and cancer.
It’s not just you – work during COVID has become much harder
The pandemic has seriously altered how we work. According to statistics published by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in September 2020, US$35 trillion (£26 trillion) has been lost globally in labour income. There has also been an estimated loss of 17% of working hours worldwide since 2019, with young people and women being hit hardest. And many of those still in jobs are working under very different conditions.
Electrophone: the Victorian-era gadget that was a precursor to live-streaming
As the battle against COVID-19 continues to rage, the plight of Britain’s theatres, which have suffered catastrophic financial strain thanks to lockdown, continues to rumble through the arts world.
Evidence-based, fad-free approach to fitness and nutrition with Loughborough inspired app
Coaches at Loughborough University are the brains behind a newly launched personalised health and fitness app.
New data shows child poverty rates have risen sharpest in the Midlands and the North
Child poverty has risen most sharply in parts of the Midlands and in northern towns and cities over the past four years, according to new research published today (13/10).
Learning before bedtime could improve memory – new study
Studying times tables at bedtime could improve the chances of being able to recall them later.
International initiative aimed at reducing the use of biomass for cooking awards £826,000 to 14 new projects
More than £800,000 has been awarded to 14 innovative projects around the globe which aim to reduce the reliance of cooking with charcoal, wood and other biomass fuels.
Buttock size matters: Researchers reveal a large gluteus maximus is key for sprint speed and performance after examining the anatomy of elite athletes
A Loughborough University study examining the muscle size of elite sprinters has revealed a large gluteus maximus (the muscle that forms the backside) is key to achieving top speeds on the track.
‘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.
Experts in Sport: The truth about exercise and weight management
Whilst millions of us tuned into Joe Wicks’ daily workouts during the height of lockdown, it is fair to say that many others swerved the idea of jumping around their living room and found solace in the biscuit tin instead.
Why it’s not empowering to abandon the male pseudonyms used by female writers
In a letter to James AH Murray in 1879, the writer ME Lewes wrote “I wish always to be quoted as George Eliot”. She perhaps would not have been pleased by a new campaign from The Women’s Prize for Fiction and its sponsor, Baileys called Reclaim Her Name campaign.
The emotional stress caused by COVID-19 will lead to smaller babies being born, predicts Loughborough scientist
Being pregnant is a wonderful experience, but at the same it can be incredibly stressful – throw a global pandemic into the mix and those nine months may see an expecting mother go from happy and joyful, to fearful and concerned.
Student designs autonomous way-finding device for visually impaired people unable to home a guide dog
There are more than 253 million visually impaired people worldwide, yet only a small proportion use a guide dog to get around, the remaining majority rely on white canes.
Swimming makes you hungrier – new study
Running, cycling and resistance exercise have all been shown to decrease appetite.
Lockdown and loot boxes: Experts issue vital advice for parents of young gamers about risks of in-game purchases in response to recent screen-time concerns
Researchers from Loughborough and Newcastle Universities and the national charity Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) have teamed up to help parents and carers understand why, and control how, their children buy in-game items such as loot boxes.
Prosthetic limbs affect our attitudes to disability – expressive design might change things for the better
Amputation can have a devastating effect on a person’s body image and sense of self. The use of prosthetic limbs may help, but when it comes to their appearance, options are often limited.
Netflix account and a laptop for schoolwork are now essential requirements for homes according to new research into minimum living standards
People now consider access to Netflix and other basic technology such as laptops as fundamental requirements for a minimum acceptable standard of life in the UK.
Coronavirus scams: the science of how to spot and deal with nuisance callers
Most of us have experienced unwanted calls at home. This is in spite of efforts by regulators, including the Information Commissioner’s Office and Ofcom, whose most recent report shows that around half of the UK population still receive nuisance calls.
Musical fabric and walls you can play with: Meet the student who wants to use interactive textiles to mimic Japan’s zen atmosphere in your office
Imagine finishing a stressful meeting and nipping off to a quiet corner of the office to stroke the walls and press the table so the serene sounds of a Japanese zen garden play…
FEATURE: "LGBTQ people have faced loneliness, job loss and hostility in the COVID-19 lockdown and for some communities it’s been a life or death situation"
“Coronavirus has been labelled as the ‘great leveller’ as it can affect people from all walks of life; on the one hand that’s very true but on the other, it’s a total myth.
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.
Loughborough University staff are using their skills and expertise to help with the fight against COVID-19
Staff, students and the wider Loughborough University community have been working hard to help protect and assist those fighting the coronavirus pandemic head-on.
Global warming now pushing heat into territory humans cannot tolerate
The explosive growth and success of human society over the past 10,000 years has been underpinned by a distinct range of climate conditions.
Survey launched in a bid to understand how coronavirus restrictions affect osteoarthritis risk in over 60s
Researchers at Loughborough University are investigating how changes in physical activity that are a result of the global health pandemic are related to osteoarthritis development and symptoms.
Fears coronavirus lockdown will increase child poverty in UK as latest figures show rise of almost a fifth in the last four years
New research shows that child poverty in the UK has increased by 2.8% in the last four years, but experts fear the figure will grow due to the impact of coronavirus.
Five lockdown lessons for helping fussy eating youngsters (VIDEO)
The coronavirus lockdown is forcing new challenges upon families, as well as reinforcing old ones, but encouraging children to eat an array of foods does not have to be one of them.
Early and frequent exposure to childcare increases the risk of youngsters being overweight later in life
Children who start childcare such as nurseries or playgroups at a younger age and attend for most of the week are at higher risk for obesity in later life, according to a new study.
Lockdown life: Top tips for creating workspaces at home that boost productivity and creativity
For some of us, it has almost been a month since we packed up our desks and set up shop at home as a result of the global health pandemic.
New study finds lakes have tripled the amount of carbon they bury in response to human disruption of global nutrient cycles
A new study led by Loughborough University has revealed that lake burial of organic carbon has increased three-fold over the last 100 years in response to human disruption of global nutrient cycles.
Research project to inspire sports coaches from disadvantaged communities
Researchers from Loughborough University have joined forces with charity Sporting Communities to help inspire the next generation of coaches from BAMER (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee) backgrounds to be able to secure paid coaching roles.
Coronavirus lockdown: LGBTQ people face hostility and loneliness
A couple of days ago I was on the phone with Rajesh, a friend of mine (not his real name). Rajesh, 25, has just had to move back in with his parents. They had thrown him out of the house in Birmingham on learning he was gay.
Coronavirus reveals how important the nation is to our daily lives
The coronavirus pandemic cuts across borders, cultures and political systems. As the virus spread across the planet, global institutions such as the World Health Organization (WHO) called for worldwide solidarity, arguing that “we’re all in this together and we can only stop it together”.
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.
Coronavirus: How to sleep better during the lockdown
We are all facing restrictions in a bid to minimise the transmission rate and impact of COVID-19, but there is no denying that life in lockdown is hard.
Tracking lifestyles over the course of a pandemic: New coronavirus survey aims to understand more about current and future health and wellbeing
Psychologists from Loughborough University have launched a study which aims to understand the impact of coronavirus on daily life.
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.
Global survey launched to measure changes in behaviour in response to COVID-19
A worldwide survey has launched with the aim of understanding how people’s attitudes and behaviours around coronavirus are impacted by official government actions and advice.
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.
PARENTS: Expert shares practical ideas for helping children and babies with their physical development at home
A Loughborough University academic has shared practical tips to help parents and guardians deliver physical development opportunities to children at home following the closure of nurseries and other childcare facilities.
LGBT women in construction say gender is a bigger career barrier than their sexuality
“I can hide that I’m gay, but I can't hide that I’m a woman.”
The science behind swimming: Loughborough to host expert panel
Loughborough University academic Dr David Fletcher will form part of a panel of international experts at this unique event looking at the art and science of swimming fast.
More caffeine is not the answer for tired lorry drivers – new study shows too much coffee could have negative effects
Lorry drivers who consumed large amounts of coffee and energy drinks reported having crashed more compared to those only drank small quantities of caffeine, according to new research.
Campus-wide charity drive aims to donate 26,500 items to local and national good causes and cut the amount of household waste going to landfill
Loughborough University, Loughborough Students’ Union and several local and national good causes are joining forces this month in a bid to gather and donate tens of thousands of items to those in need.
Can you really outrun cancer?
When Dr Mhairi Morris’ nine-year-old daughter asked her across the breakfast table if it was possible to “catch cancer”, the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences academic laughed and joked “of course you can’t, it’s far too fast”.
Link between sitting for too long and stress to be explored as part of study
Researchers at Loughborough University are inviting people to take part in a study that explores the link between sitting down for long periods of time (eg sedentary behaviour) and short-term stress.
From labelling homosexuality a ‘mental disorder’ to challenging stereotypes – new book reveals psychology has done a 180 when it comes to LGBTIQ representation
Psychologists in the mid-20th century believed that sexuality could be ‘corrected’ through therapy.
Novel ideas to help you read more in 2020
Healthy diet starting to waver? Is a night in front of the telly once again more appealing than heading to the gym? Has your Dry January gotten a little bit damp?
Video Q&A: We asked an expert panel your questions on the future of transport
What will our cars look like if they become fully autonomous? What’s the likelihood of vehicle-to-grid being successful? Will flying cars be safe? Or will they present new dangers?
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.
Five minutes of exercise each day may help reduce risk of hip fractures in postmenopausal women
As we age, our bones lose strength, but research at Loughborough University has shown that just five minutes of exercise each day may benefit hip strength in postmenopausal women.
SUSTAINABLE HOME: Easy solutions to help reduce plastic and packaging pollution
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will have seen headlines here, there and everywhere warning of the dangers of plastic pollution.
SUSTAINABLE HOME: Combine ethics with aesthetics by joining the circular fashion movement
It’s that time of year again where we have social occasions coming out of our ears.
SUSTAINABLE HOME: Experts share top tips for being more environmentally friendly this Christmas in new video series
FIVE Loughborough experts are sharing their tips and tricks for making your home more sustainable this Christmas as part of a new video series.
Mothers’ depression and anxiety linked to unhealthy diets for children
Having symptoms of depression or anxiety could be affecting the way mothers feed their children and could contribute to youngsters developing unhealthy eating habits, a new study has found.
Loughborough London academic to develop AI systems that can ‘think’ and respond to dynamic environments faster than any human being
A Loughborough University London academic is to develop ground-breaking algorithms that will equip AI systems with the ability to ‘think’ and respond to busy, ever-changing environments – like complex road junctions - much faster than human beings.
How hypothetical designs can help us think through our conversations about euthanasia
Belgian Paralympic athlete Marieke Vervoort revealed two years ago that in 2008, she had been approved to receive euthanasia.
Loughborough-led programme awards £1.3m to projects and innovators in a bid to accelerate the transition to clean cooking on a global scale
More than £1.3m has been awarded to six clean cooking innovators and 22 projects thanks to a Loughborough University-led research programme that looks to find innovative, clean and modern alternatives to biomass fuels, such as charcoal and wood.
Why French poet Charles Baudelaire was the godfather of Goths
Goths are typically regarded as being on the fringes of society – members of a subculture which finds beauty in the darker elements of human experience.
The value of volunteering: Loughborough researcher to explore the experiences of young refugees in new project
A Loughborough University academic has been awarded funding to examine the role and impact of volunteering on the lives of young African refugees.
World-leading scheme defined by Loughborough academics is launched in a bid to revolutionise lorry safety
A world-leading scheme to remove the most dangerous Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) from London’s streets has been launched today – and it was defined and developed by Loughborough researchers.
What you need for a comfortable retirement: New report calculates pensions and savings requirements for a happy post-work lifestyle
For the first time, researchers have calculated how much money a person needs per year in order to enjoy a comfortable retirement.
Why Google’s latest launch is more about the brand than the tech
Google has launched its latest flagship phones, Pixel 4 and 4XL. Although the new models feature relatively marginal improvements to their predecessors, the launch was staged with much fanfare by Google, as if it represented a major breakthrough for the company and the smartphone market – despite most of the product specs being leaked before the event.
National Living Wage will give millions a ‘decent standard of living' - but should be implemented with caution
Raising the National Living Wage would put millions above the threshold of being able to afford a decent standard of living, according to social policy expert.
University relaunches online magazine
VOLUME, the University’s digital magazine, is back.
A digital detox does not improve wellbeing, say psychologists
A 24-hour period of abstinence from your smartphone induces cravings, but mood and anxiety remain stable, say psychologists.
Working lone parents cannot achieve a decent standard of living due to cuts to benefits and rises in everyday essential costs
Lone parents who work full-time hours in reasonably paid jobs cannot afford a decent standard of living, according to new research by Loughborough University.
Research to explore how AI and voice technologies help people with disabilities live independently
A group of Loughborough University academics have been awarded funding to examine how AI-voice-based technologies, such as the Amazon Echo, help people with disabilities live independently and explore how they may shape the future of social care.
New measures to tackle bus driver fatigue are set out thanks to world-first research into the issue
Tough measures to improve road safety by tackling bus driver fatigue have been set out by Transport for London, thanks to world-first research led by Loughborough University.
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.
Fitness trackers and eating disorders – is there a link?
Fitness and health tracking devices are becoming increasingly popular and a huge variety of wearable tech and apps now exist. Indeed, many smartphones and smart watches now come primed and ready to track our activity, sleep and nutrition.
Fortnite World Cup and the rise of the esports industry
Kyle Giersdorf, or Bugha to give him his game name, is US$3m better off after winning the 2019 Fortnite world cup. The American teenager took home the largest-ever payout for a single player in an esports tournament. His win reflects the growing popularity of the game and the power of the esports market. British teenager Jaden Ashman shared US$2.25m with his teammate as the runners-up in the doubles competition.
How women and the moon intertwine in literature
In the late 17th century, the female English playwright Aphra Behn wrote a smash hit play about a man obsessed with the moon, who was constantly travelling there in his imagination. Exactly 282 years later, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin actually made that dream a reality.
Study to explore how to offset the health risks of sitting for too long
Researchers at Loughborough University are seeking overweight or obese male participants for a study that explores how to offset the health risks of sitting down for too long.
New study reveals the most effective ways to network
A new study by Loughborough University and Imago Venues has revealed the most effective ways to network.
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.
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.
Forest Schools teach children vital skills not found in the classroom – including independence, responsibility and negotiation
Outdoor learning gives children the opportunity to develop important skills not taught in the classroom, such as negotiation, resilience and independence, according to a new study.
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.
Recycling: why you can't just throw anything in the collection bin
For many years the recycling collected from households in the UK and other Western countries has been exported. This strategy has enabled these countries to carry on without much thought about how consumers purchase goods and dispose of all the unwanted packaging and containers.
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.
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?
Can physical activity offset the health risks of sitting too long?
At least 150 minutes of exercise per week could substantially reduce or offset the health risks of sitting for long periods of time, research suggests.
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.
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.
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.
Overweight adults needed for study exploring link between fats and heart disease
Overweight men and women are being encouraged to take part in a study which investigates if certain fats in meals can lead to heart disease.
Study to explore if resistance band exercise reduces risk of osteoporosis
Women aged 60-80 are being encouraged to take part in a study to investigate if resistance band exercise can reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
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.
Super Movers: Schoolchildren performed better in tests after exercise initiative from the Premier League and BBC
A study involving more than 1,000 schoolchildren has found a link between exercise and improved brain power.
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.
Four in 10 people living in London cannot afford a basic standard of living, new report finds
A new report shows that 41% of Londoners cannot afford a basic decent standard of living.
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.
Solo exhibition for renowned Loughborough University sculptor
A unique exhibition of studio sculptures and wall-based artworks by renowned Loughborough University sculptor John Atkin opens next weekend in London.
Cost of living almost doubles for young adults who fly the nest: New research examines the minimum income requirements of 20-somethings living at home
A GROWING number of families in which adults aged 20 to 30 live with their parents are having to negotiate new ways of pooling their resources, according to pioneering research investigating how these families live and the costs that they face.
Simple ways to improve your child’s diet this New Year
Knowing what to feed your child to keep them healthy is only half the battle.
Ye olde remedies for modern Christmasse ailments… or how 17th century medicine can help after a Christmas binge
A 17th century ailment for indigestion featuring the contents of a sperm whale’s guts could be just the cure for your Christmas Day food coma.
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.
Simple tips to curb overeating can help prevent weight gain at Christmas
A study by Loughborough University and the University of Birmingham has shown that regular weighing at home and simple tips to curb excess eating and drinking can prevent people from gaining weight at Christmas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Memes may encourage adolescents to be fat and lazy, warn researchers
Loughborough academics have presented a report to MPs to warn that social media memes are encouraging obesity, apathy and lethargy in children.
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.
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.
Students and alumni to take to the stage at Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Festival-goers at Edinburgh Fringe are to be transported to an awkward Halloween party and a pub in Lancashire as a group of Loughborough alumni and students are to take to the stage with two original plays.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
Videos created to help families identify care needs of loved ones with dementia
A series of videos depicting the worsening stages of dementia has been created to help families identify the care needs of loved ones.
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.
It’s not your fitness tracker that is wrong – it’s you
An international study has revealed that people, regardless of where they live and their age, poorly guess how physically active they actually are.
Ten tips for healthy (and sustainable) ways to eat your Easter egg
Easter’s dedication to confectionary provides consumers with excuses to overindulge – but also with dilemmas about diet and sustainability. Here Dr Jon Seaton, of Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics, looks at the best ways to be healthy and responsible.
New research centre to focus on misinformation and hate speech online
A new research centre looking at the impact of social media on the spread of misinformation and the rise of hate speech and incivility has been launched by Loughborough University.
Underprivileged children used to be undernourished – now they’re at risk of being obese
Children from disadvantaged families are at greater risk of being overweight compared to those from more affluent backgrounds, a new study has found, but this hasn’t always been the case.
NHS guidance about dressing infants in “one extra layer” is being put to the test
Scientists are examining NHS guidance to parents which recommends dressing infants in one extra layer of clothing when using a sling.
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.
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.
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.
Top tips for a good night’s sleep
Many people don’t get enough sleep. Juggling work, family life and social activities can leave us in a constant state of tiredness.
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.
New research to help truck drivers get their health back on the road
A new Loughborough University-led study is helping truck drivers get healthy by encouraging higher levels of physical activity and a healthier diet that fits in with their work schedule.
Christmas has your number when it comes to slumber – why certain people struggle to sleep over the festive period
Prepare to be ‘found out’ if you have a hidden predisposition for insomnia – Christmas exposes all your sleep vulnerabilities.
Screen time linked to unhealthy eating behaviour in children
Excessive screen time has been linked to unhealthy eating behaviour in schoolchildren.
Unique study asks whether one extra hour’s sleep can help manage weight and reduce fatigue
A new study by sleep experts at Loughborough University is examining how sleep and weight management are related.
Study finds that skipping breakfast does not lead to overeating later in the day
Girls who skipped breakfast as part of a study into energy intake and physical activity were found to consume 350 fewer calories *(kcals) a day.
Increasing accessibility of cross-sex hormone drugs for transgender people could boost physical activity and alleviate mental health problems
A study which investigated the exercise habits of transgender people has found that those who are taking cross-sex hormones are more likely to be active, and therefore potentially have fewer mental health issues.
A single day of eating high-fat food has a significant effect on insulin action – even if you’re young, fit and healthy
One day of binge eating could reduce whole-body insulin sensitivity by up to 28%, a new study has found.
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.
Study highlights the physical and psychological rewards of breastfeeding for mum
Encouragement for new mothers who are considering breastfeeding should include highlighting the immediate physical advantages such as weight loss as well as the health benefits, a new study has found.
Investigation into “institutional homophobia” within the UK construction industry will make minority voices heard
A study involving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees working in construction aims to explore the effects of “institutional homophobia” within the £100 billion British industry.
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.
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
Calculate the minimum earnings you need to live a 'decent' life
Millions of Britons cannot afford a simple standard of life despite earning a wage, new research has shown.17 February 2017
Millions of families unable to afford a decent standard of living with the figure expected to rise over the next three years
Millions of people in the UK are not earning enough to give themselves an adequate standard of living, according to new research by Loughborough University's Centre for Research in Social Policy.16 February 2017
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
Loughborough research calls for change in spectator food and drink provision at sports mega events such as Rio 2016
Spectator food and drink provision at Rio 2016 failed to meet World Health Organisation standards, the Brazilian government’s dietary advice, as well as the organising committee’s own aims according to findings from The Phansmer Research Group, which includes Loughborough University’s Dr Joe Piggin.5 December 2016
The world’s largest-ever online ‘sleep census’ reveals a sleep-deprived planet
Bed manufacturer Sealy UK, together with Loughborough University’s Clinical Sleep Research Unit (CSRU), has conducted the world’s largest and most comprehensive online sleep study ever, revealing a sleep deprived planet, and a female UK ‘sleep debt’ of 10 days a year.18 November 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
Research finds 4-year-olds are not physically ready to start school
New research from Loughborough University has revealed many four-year-olds are not physically ready to start school.2 September 2016
Study reveals gap in the market for wearable technologies that monitor sedentary behaviour
Wearable technology to monitor the time you spend being sedentary could encourage changes in behaviour that helps improve health, research reveals.1 September 2016
Poverty costs UK £78 billion per year, research reveals
A new report – co-authored by Loughborough University – reveals that dealing with the effects of poverty costs the UK £78 billion a year, £1,200 for every person.11 August 2016
Participants wanted for study into the effects of being overweight on muscle growth
Scientists at Loughborough University are hoping to discover whether being overweight impacts on an individual’s ability to grow muscle.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
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
Intelligent bee hive makes beekeeping easy
A self-monitoring hive that takes the hard work out of beekeeping could help reinvigorate the country’s declining honey bee population.7 July 2016
Textiles student takes the runway by storm
A Loughborough University student has won the Textile and Fashion Accessory Design Award at a showcase which celebrates the most talented fashion design students in the East Midlands.1 July 2016
Loughborough awarded Best Commercial University
Loughborough University has been recognised as the Best Commercial University at the annual College and University Business Officers (CUBO) Awards held earlier this month.28 June 2016
New study asks - how are you sleeping?
Loughborough University’s Clinical Sleep Research Unit and bed brand, Sealy, are conducting a comprehensive worldwide sleep study exploring the sleep habits of people across the globe.21 April 2016
Revolutionary 3D printed fashion to be developed at Loughborough University
Personalised 3D printed fashion - manufactured within 24 hours - is the end goal of a new project led by Loughborough University that’s set to change the way we shop for clothes.18 April 2016
Graduate launches campaign to end wrap rage for good with handy new invention
Loughborough graduate and founder of Version 22, Simon Lyons, is set to launch his Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds needed to push his product, Nimble, into mass manufacture.18 April 2016
Security and visitor expectation must be balanced to protect museums for future generations
The museum visitor experience is under threat from theft and damage, putting collections at risk, new research reveals.16 March 2016
Study shows exercise DOES curb your hunger
Scientists at Loughborough University have found exercising is more effective than food restriction in helping limit daily calorie consumption.7 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