Loughborough academic releases book on how to live a long and healthy life
A new book that examines what people need to do to live a long and healthy life is set to be released by an academic at Loughborough University.
Annual scientific lecture to coincide with planting of Newton apple tree descendant
A prestigious annual lecture hosted by the University will be commemorated with the planting of a direct descendant from Sir Isaac Newton’s apple tree.
HQ building for leading software company reaches major milestone at University Science and Enterprise Park
A topping out ceremony has taken place to celebrate the latest milestone in the creation of a new HQ for a leading software company.
Loughborough runners give another strong performance in Leeds
A strong contingent of Loughborough students and alumni were prominent among over 7000 starters in the annual Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash 10k road race.
Racism in Italian football reflects the everyday migrant experience
Italian striker Mario Balotelli has hit out at the “small minded” fans who have once again targeted him with racist abuse.
Lightning’s Panagarry makes the Vitality Roses squad for South Africa tour
Loughborough Lightning’s Nat Panagarry has been selected for England Netball’s upcoming tour of South Africa.
Loughborough University reflects on the celebrations and events held to raise awareness of Black History Month
The month of October is recognised internationally as Black History Month, which aims to recognise and honour the contributions and histories of black people.
University plays a part in town’s Britain in Bloom gold award success
The University was proudly part of the Loughborough in Bloom initiative this year which won a gold award in the Small City category.
New episode of the ‘School of Poetry’ podcast looks at transport poetry
Loughborough academics look at poetry that focuses on the theme of transport in a new episode of the ‘School of Poetry’ podcast.
Loughborough lecturer to give talk on climbing Mount Everest
Dr Tom Matthews, a Lecturer in Climate Science, will be giving his talk ‘Going to Extremes: Climbing Everest to measure the weather’ on Wednesday 27 November.
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.
Lightning’s Scarratt crowned Women’s World Player of the Year
Loughborough Lightning centre Emily Scarratt has been named World Rugby Women’s Player of the Year 2019.
Experts in Sport: How to become one of the world’s best coaches
Andy Murray’s recent victory in the final of the European Open in Antwerp was arguably one of the greatest achievements of his distinguished career.
University’s Big Booker Read marks new partnership with acclaimed literary award
Loughborough celebrated its new partnership with the Booker Prize Foundation by hosting a Big Booker Read event on campus on Wednesday (30 October), featuring the author of The Gathering, Anne Enright.
Visiting Professor, Ray Siemens, to give lecture on open access and open scholarship
Professor Ray Siemens will give a lecture on 20 November on engaging the public in academic research.
Loughborough staff members smash swim record
Four Loughborough University staff members beat the British record for their age group by 14 seconds last weekend.
Techno-fix futures will only accelerate climate chaos – don’t believe the hype
Thanks to the efforts of climate activists, the climate and ecological emergency has never been more prominent.
Loughborough retains 5th place in 2020 Times Higher Education ‘Table of Tables’
Loughborough has retained its 5th place ranking in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) ‘Table of Tables’, released today (30th October).
Research to explore how the physical fitness of Ministry of Defence Police officers is affected by age and gender
Loughborough University and the Defence Police Federation are collaborating on new study to determine whether Ministry of Defence (MOD) officers will be able to meet the fitness standards expected by the force as they age.
Loughborough University celebrates following announcement that it has become a Stonewall Diversity Champion
Loughborough University is proud to announce that it has been named a Stonewall Diversity Champion.
Student project which supports harvesting activities on campus shortlisted for Green Gown 2019 Awards
An initiative led by Loughborough academics, the University’s Sustainability team and artist Anne-Marie Culhane – in collaboration with Hiroshima Institute of Technology, Japan – has been announced as a finalist at this year’s Green Gown Awards.
University students and graduates contribute to mindfulness colouring book
A group of students and graduates from Loughborough University have created a series of drawings for a mindfulness colouring book produced by LU Arts.
Diaper lands key role for Tokyo 2020
Nik Diaper, Loughborough University’s Head of Para Sport, will join The British Paralympic Association (BPA) on secondment for Tokyo 2020.
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.
Loughborough University London to host NACUE’s 2020 Student Enterprise Conference
Loughborough University London has been selected to host the National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs (NACUE) Student Enterprise Conference taking place on 15-16 February 2020.
Loughborough student wins competition with robot that plays chess
Mechanical Engineering student, Guy King, won the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Mechatronics Student of the Year competition at the weekend.
Loughborough University strikes deal with Liverpool FC
Loughborough University has reached a new agreement with Liverpool Football Club, which will see the Premier League side play academy matches on campus.
Don’t miss out: apply for the Community Donations Open Fund
There is still time to apply for Loughborough University’s Community Donations Open Fund.
Loughborough joins forces with Asia counterparts
Loughborough University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Korea Paralympic Committee Icheon Training Centre (KPC) as a commitment to developing research into Para sports science.
Shadow Secretary of State visits Loughborough University
The University hosted Emily Thornberry MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on 10 October.
Latest Radar project to exhibit work from researchers and artists who have explored the capacity of the human body to produce new knowledge
Artwork and documentation from a new Radar project exploring the human body as a site of knowledge production and retention will be exhibited later this week.
Public encouraged to attend lecture on open access and open scholarship
The community is being encouraged to attend a public lecture at Loughborough University on creating research that matters to people outside of the higher education system.
Booker Prize-winning author to visit Loughborough University
As part of Loughborough’s Big Booker Read scheme, Anne Enright, author of The Gathering will be delivering a talk on campus on 30 October.
National Tennis Academy opens its doors at Loughborough
The Loughborough University National Tennis Academy has officially opened its doors to the next generation of talented British tennis players.
Future Transport Campaign: University launches new drive to promote game-changing research and innovations
Loughborough University is celebrating the academics and projects that look to revolutionise vehicles and the way we travel as part of a two-month initiative focussed on the future of transport.
Researchers to investigate increase of private tuition
Researchers at Loughborough University are encouraging parents and secondary school pupils to take part in a study to investigate the increase of private tuition.
Loughborough University celebrates support of donors with annual dinner
Loughborough University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Robert Allison welcomed members of the Schofield Society for an annual event which took place in the Hewson Studios and the Loughborough Stadium on 17 October.
Research article cites Loughborough as top performing university for sociology of sport
A new research article has demonstrated that Loughborough University is No. 1 in the world for the sociology of sport.
Loughborough academics preparing to perform at the Nottingham Comedy Festival
A Loughborough University professor and a PhD student will be swapping learning, lectures and graphs for performing, hecklers and laughs when they take to the stage at next month’s Nottingham Comedy Festival.
Holywell Fitness Centre reopens its doors after £1m investment
Loughborough University’s Holywell Fitness Centre has officially reopened its doors following a £1m redevelopment.
LU Arts to host a day of film and discussion exploring ‘care’
On Wednesday 30 October, LU Arts in partnership with Ian Nesbitt will be holding a symposium titled ‘Who Cares?’, exploring the ethics and politics of care in society.
Loughborough becomes the first University to host a Mental Health Mates walk as part of programme of activities for World Mental Health Day
Loughborough University became the first higher education institution in the UK to host a Mental Health Mates walk as part of a series of activities taking place across the campus to mark World Mental Health Day on 10 October.
21st-century lobbying: how big data lets big businesses get the upper hand
In July Facebook was fined US$5.1bn by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for not being honest about how it was handling user data.
Experts in Sport: Let’s talk about the menstrual cycle
The menstrual cycle has for too long been a taboo subject when it comes to sport.
Burleigh Court Conference Centre and Hotel retains prestigious VisitEngland awards
Burleigh Court Conference Centre and Hotel at Loughborough University has retained its four-star hotel rating from VisitEngland.
Santander provides Loughborough University with £450k in funding to support its enterprise, education and employability initiatives
Santander has signed a new agreement with Loughborough University this week which has secured funding for a further three years in entrepreneurial, educational and employer initiatives for staff and students.
New research reveals the key to resilience in elite level sport
As England prepare for their Rugby World Cup quarter-final tie with Australia, the ability to cope under pressure is sure to be front of mind for Head Coach Eddie Jones and his backroom team.
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.
LU Arts launch new website
LU Arts have relaunched their website with a fresh new look, aimed at making it easier to get involved in the creative activities on campus.
IAS launches ‘Sound’ theme with first of three Summits
The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) will be launching its Sound theme later this month with the first of three Summits centred around the topic.
Loughborough Professor publishes book on sports economics
Loughborough University Professor Paul Downward has published The SAGE Handbook of Sports Economics.
Loughborough University to host the world’s first Elite Athlete Wellbeing Management Program
The world’s first Elite Athlete Wellbeing Management program to be held in the UK will be hosted at Loughborough University.
Poetry lovers encouraged to attend exhibition on Carcanet Press
Poetry lovers are being invited to attend an exhibition to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Manchester-based publisher Carcanet Press.
Lightning players receive England call-up
Six Loughborough Lightning players have been called up to the England Women U20s squad for the 2019/20 season.
University announces the Big Booker Read scheme for students
Loughborough University and leading literary award The Booker Prize have launched a new partnership to offer students a copy of The Gathering by Anne Enright.
Loughborough University’s ‘HE Unboxed’ initiative recommended to schools by Careers and Enterprise Company
An innovative initiative set up by Loughborough University’s School and College Liaison team is now being recommended to schools nationwide by the Careers and Enterprise Company.
EU grant awarded to Loughborough University
Loughborough University has been awarded a share of a £400,000 EU research grant to investigate the prevalence of sporting-related match-fixing.
Grammar schools create a sense of hierarchy and power among girls, suggests study
A study has revealed that grammar schools may create a sense of hierarchy and elitism among teenage girls.
School of Science receives Athena SWAN bronze award for gender equality
Loughborough University is pleased to announce that the School of Science has received the bronze Athena SWAN award.
Femi Akinsanya named as the new director of athletics at Loughborough University
Loughborough University has announced Femi Akinsanya as its new Director of Athletics.
Immerse yourself in arts, music and crafts as part of Loughborough University’s annual Creative Community Day
On Saturday 19 October from 12pm-5pm, the University will be hosting a jam-packed day of creative activities suitable for all ages at Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU).
LU Arts display poetry collection across University campus for Black History Month
As part of Black History Month, LU Arts – the University’s arts programme – has produced a collection of poetry which will be showcased at Loughborough University.
Local organisations can apply for funding as part of Loughborough University’s Community Donations Fund
The autumn round of the Community Donations Open Fund will open on Monday 14 October.
Loughborough Rugby reveals plans for centenary year
Loughborough Rugby has outlined a series of celebratory events to mark its centenary during the 2019/2020 academic year.
Academic awarded £1.25m to design ‘living’ micro-machines that self-assemble in biological environments
More than £1.25m has been awarded to a Loughborough University theoretical physicist to design an unprecedented class of self-assembling and self-motile micro-machines.
Dunelm offers a helping hand to care leavers joining Loughborough University
Loughborough has joined forces with the homeware store Dunelm to give care leavers starting at the University this academic year an extra helping hand.
How will Brexit impact the Premier League?
As the British government braces itself to leave the European Union on October 31st - unless something different happens before the end of the month - question marks remain over the true lasting impact, if any at all, that this will have on UK businesses and its assets.
Harten returns to Lightning for Fast5
Loughborough Lightning is excited to welcome England stalwart Jo Harten back to the side for this year’s annual British Fast5 All-Stars Competition.
Loughborough University London part of a new accessible technology hub launched to drive disability-led innovation
The UK’s most accessible technology hub to drive disability innovation and assistive technology was launched last week and is located within Here East.
Fruit Routes Harvest event invites local community to learn, make and eat using foraged food from University campus
On Friday 18 and Saturday 19 October, Loughborough University will hold its annual Fruit Routes Harvest.
#LboroFamily celebrates Black History Month
Loughborough University – in partnership with Loughborough Students' Union – is proud to celebrate Black History Month throughout October.
University relaunches online magazine
VOLUME, the University’s digital magazine, is back.
Loughborough London academic publishes book on the business of women’s sport
Dr Andrea Geurin, a Reader within the Institute for Sport Business at Loughborough London and the Programme Director for MSc in Sport Marketing, has co-edited a book that focuses on the different aspects of the business of women’s sport.
Loughborough students encouraged to #THINKcommunity
Students are being encouraged to think about their local community at the start of a new term in Loughborough.
Latest Radar project to host exhibition exploring the legacy of pioneering arts educator
Radar’s most recent commission, This is Just What I Saw, is an exploration of the legacy of pioneering arts educator Marion Richardson.
Loughborough University London Chevening scholar selected for UN Youth Climate Summit
Kristeena Monteith, a 2018-19 Chevening scholar, attended the UN Youth Climate Summit in New York as one of 17 United Nations Young Leaders for Sustainable Development.
UK Arctic Science Conference: Experts from all over the world visit Loughborough to discuss the icy region that is becoming a hot topic
From atmospheric physicists to anthropologists, to political scientists and ecologists, more than 110 researchers from different fields and parts of the world gathered at Loughborough University earlier this month to discuss Arctic matters.
Chinese Snowsport welcomed to campus
The development squad from Chinese Snowsport has spent the last 19 days on campus, learning from Loughborough’s expert performance teams.
Loughborough remains fifth best university in the UK in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020
Loughborough University has maintained its top five ranking for a second successive year in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 and remains the top university in the Midlands.
Strong Loughborough presence in GB Para Athletics squad for World Championships
Ten Loughborough-based athletes have been selected for the World Para Athletics Championships 2019 which will be held in Dubai from Nov 7-15.
Loughborough joins national widening access scheme
Loughborough and Lancaster University have become the latest partners in Realising Opportunities (RO), the innovative widening access scheme led by Newcastle University.
Loughborough University launches ‘Experts in Sport’ podcast
Loughborough University has officially launched its new ‘Experts in Sport’ podcast, led by the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences.
Loughborough top in the UK for employer-student connections in international rankings
Loughborough University has been ranked first in the UK and in the top 20 globally for employer-student connections by the QS 2020 Graduate Employability Rankings.
Over 175 new PBs for student endurance runners
For the fourth year in a row, Loughborough student endurance runners have registered a remarkable number of Personal Bests achieved in track competitions between January and September.
Loughborough University name Issy Martin as new Women’s Football Head Coach
Loughborough University has officially appointed Issy Martin as its new Women’s Football Head Coach.
Artist creates pieces exclusively for Loughborough University
Jonathan Meuli’s artwork, Icons for Atheists, is currently on display at the Martin Hall Exhibition Space.
Beesley and Dobbin help Europe to victory over USA
Loughborough duo Meghan Beesley and Beth Dobbin helped Europe comfortably beat the United States to win the inaugural The Match athletics event in Minsk, Belarus.
International conference to explore the media and politics
A major international conference exploring the relationship between the media and politics will be held for the first time at Loughborough University.
First Heavy Throws open day is a success
Loughborough University hosted its first Heavy Throws open day in August, showcasing the excellent coaching, facilities and student experience it offers.
Loughborough students chosen for the national OVO Energy Innovators Challenge
Three Loughborough University students have been selected by OVO Energy, the UK’s largest independent energy supplier, for a prestigious challenge that aims to cut the nation’s carbon footprint by getting more people on their bikes.
Loughborough University reveals new world-class sports pitches on campus
Loughborough University has unveiled its new state-of-the-art sport pitches, installed by world-leading sports surface provider and pitch partner, SIS Pitches.
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.
Loughborough shortlisted for three Times Higher Education awards
Loughborough University has been shortlisted for three Times Higher Education (THE) awards, it was announced today (5th September).
Loughborough cohort selected for World Championships in Doha
11 athletes with Loughborough connections have been selected in the GB team for the upcoming IAAF World Championships in Doha.
Student success in global paratriathlon events
Loughborough Paratriathlon athletes Hannah Moore and George Peasgood have enjoyed great success at international events held in Tokyo and Lausanne respectively.
Lecturer awarded prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowship
A lecturer in water engineering at Loughborough University has been awarded a fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering for his work into helping developing countries.
International workshop to explore challenges of planning and governing cities and regions
Loughborough University will host an international workshop to discuss the challenges of planning and governing large city-regions which have multiple urban centres.
Master’s students win international competition
A group of master’s students have won an international competition hosted by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
LU Motorsport achieve highest-ever ranking at this year’s Formula Student UK competition
Loughborough’s Formula Student team, LU Motorsport, secured fourth place at the Silverstone race circuit earlier this summer, setting a new record for the team.
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.
Jam-packed season of NT Live screenings
Student-led cinema Flix and LU Arts have joined forces to bring a fantastic programme of screenings from NT Live to Loughborough this autumn.
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.
Postgraduate students reach final of international design competition
Ruoshi Zhuang and Shuangtai Hou, two postgraduate Design students will represent the UK in jumpthegap, an international design competition by Roca, a bathroom design company.
More than 90% of British teens do not meet all three recommended guidelines for sleep, physical activity and screen-time, study suggests
New research, led by Loughborough University, has revealed that the majority of British teenagers do not meet the recommended guidelines for sleep, physical activity and screen-time concurrently.
Loughborough Student Futsal Club to compete in the National Futsal Series
Loughborough Student Futsal Club has secured spots in Tier 1 and Tier 2 of the new National Futsal Series 2019/20, created by the Football Association (FA), to boost the profile of the sport in line with their first ever futsal strategy ‘Fast Forward with Futsal’.
Postgraduate student reaches global video competition finals
A student from Loughborough University has reached the finals of the UN’s Global Youth Video Competition.
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.
Eye-tracking tests may be key to predicting who will develop Alzheimer’s disease, study finds
NEW research has found that it may be possible to predict if people with mild memory and thinking impairments will go onto develop Alzheimer’s disease using eye-tracking technology.
Imago Venues receives prestigious Investors in People Platinum Accreditation
Imago Venues has been awarded the prestigious Investors in People (IIP) Platinum Accreditation.
Arctic science conference to take place at Loughborough University
Loughborough University will host a three day Arctic science conference next month to give scientists from around the world the opportunity to share information about their research.
Loughborough academics discuss pets in new episode of poetry podcast
Dr Oliver Tearle, a lecturer in English at Loughborough, discusses poets and poems dealing with the theme of poets and their pets in ‘For secondly’, the newest instalment in the second series of ‘School of Poetry’.
Loughborough students head to Global Grand Challenges Summit competition finals
Two groups of students from Loughborough University will represent the UK in the finals of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Global Grand Challenges Summit student competition.
Loughborough University’s Director of Football appointed to FA Council
Richard Allen, the Director of Football at Loughborough University, has been appointed to the Football Association (FA) Council.
University supports sustainable clothing initiative to help students prepare for interviews
Loughborough University is supporting the launch of a new initiative by Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) to help students save money and help them feel their best in upcoming interviews.
Action-packed day at LEAP sees personal bests tumble
A thrilling day of athletics at the Loughborough European Athletics Permit (LEAP) saw several competitors smash their own personal records.
Lightning players selected for Vitality Roses campaign
Four Loughborough Lightning players have received a Roses programme agreement for the 2019-20 international season.
Return to the moon? 3D printing with moondust could be the key to future lunar living
The entire Apollo 11 mission to the moon took just eight days. If we ever want to build permanent bases on the moon, or perhaps even Mars or beyond, then future astronauts will have to spend many more days, months and maybe even years in space without a constant lifeline to Earth.
Assistance dog Pickle part of Loughborough Family
Two-year-old Pickle is a black Labrador and is very popular around the Loughborough University Campus.
Loughborough University appoints new Director of Rugby
Loughborough University is delighted to announce Rhys Edwards’ promotion to Director of Rugby.
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.
Strong line up expected at annual LEAP event
Some of the world’s best athletes have confirmed their attendance at the annual Loughborough European Athletics Permit (LEAP) on Tuesday 6 August 2019.
Academic wins PhD Supervisor of the Year award
An academic at Loughborough University has been named PhD Supervisor of the Year at the 2019 Postgrad Awards.
Loughborough University showcases art collection at upcoming exhibition
Loughborough University will be inviting staff, students and members of the public to an exhibition displaying the rich and varied collection of arts and crafts across campus.
Peaty and Greenbank help GB to thrilling 4x100m medley relay gold
Adam Peaty capped off a memorable 2019 World Championships by helping GB secure gold in the 4x100m medley relay.
England Netball announce new Head Coach on campus
England Netball has officially unveiled its new Head Coach at the Loughborough University stadium.
Three Lightning players included in England Squad for final Ashes leg
Georgia Elwiss, Jenny Gunn and Amy Jones have been named in the England squad for the upcoming three T20 matches against Australia in the final leg of the Women’s Ashes.
Superb Peaty wins gold in 50m breaststroke
Loughborough’s Adam Peaty has won his seventh World Championship gold medal with another blistering performance in the 50m breaststroke in South Korea.
Loughborough University’s Department of Materials partner with world’s largest railway rolling-stock manufacturer
Senior executives from CRRC-Haitai in China visited Loughborough University’s Department of Materials earlier this month to establish a joint research programme focused on brake systems for high-speed trains.
Loughborough Lightning players representing England in the Tri-Nations Cup
Six rugby players from Loughborough Lightning have been selected to represent England in the U20 Women’s Tri-Nations Cup opener, held at the University.
Loughborough swimmers in astounding World Championship one-two finish
Loughborough swimmers Adam Peaty and James Wilby sealed an emphatic one-two finish in the 100m Breastroke final at the World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.
Dedicated Loughborough staff receive University medals
Three members of the University community were recognised for their contributions to Loughborough at the summer graduation ceremonies.
‘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-based athletes in record breaking weekend
Elite level athletes based at Loughborough University enjoyed a thrilling weekend of competition, which saw records tumble and championships secured across multiple sports.
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.
Residential aimed at inspiring girls to study STEM subjects hailed a success
A total of 50 Year 10 girls arrived on campus last week for an inspiring residential focused on STEM subjects.
Graduate born with bilateral cleft lip praises University for helping him to believe in himself
A graduate who was born with a bilateral cleft lip has praised Loughborough University for helping him to believe in his abilities and for encouraging him to pursue his love of rowing.
Loughborough expert contributes to new paper launched at House of Lords that champions UK solar expertise
A Loughborough University expert has contributed to a new report that champions the role of solar in the UK energy system and the extensive expertise and innovation in UK companies and academia.
Loughborough Tennis make their mark at Wimbledon
Thanks to Loughborough Tennis’s programmes, created in partnership with the Lawn Tennis Association, students have played, officiated and analysed during Wimbledon this year.
Olympic rower and England Hockey Coach to receive honorary degrees from Loughborough University
An Olympic rower and an England hockey coach are among the inspirational figures to be recognised during Loughborough University’s summer graduation ceremonies.
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.
Drone expert to develop technology that can measure objects as small as 0.5cm through water in a bid to understand how climate change is impacting rivers
A Loughborough University academic is developing drone technology to measure the size of small, underwater sediments in a bid to understand how rivers are responding to environmental drivers such as climate change.
Graduand defies the odds after life-threatening accident
Tom Holden will be graduating at Loughborough University this Thursday alongside his peers from the School of Business and Economics, but his journey at Loughborough has been a particularly challenging one to overcome.
Loughborough University secures unprecedented 40th consecutive BUCS crown
Loughborough University has officially been crowned British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) champions for the 40th consecutive year.
London to be as hot as Barcelona by 2050? I research urban heat, and I’m sceptical
Barcelona just had a week of temperatures above 30℃. It’s a few degrees hotter than the long-term average, but no heatwave.
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.
Loughborough expert helps construct new United Nations specifications that could lead to huge international investments in solar energy
A Loughborough University academic has helped construct new United Nations specifications that have the potential to boost solar energy investments across the globe if implemented.
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.
Loughborough academic discusses the future of driverless cars
Loughborough University recently took part in an expert discussion on the future of driverless cars.
Design students commended by industry experts at New Designers
Many final-year students and their projects have been highly praised by a selection of judges at last week’s New Designers Show.
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.
Enterprise student designs nostalgic print for the Loughborough Family
A student has created a print dedicated to the quirks of life at Loughborough University.
Loughborough athletes selected to represent Great Britain in multiple competitions
Loughborough University will once again be well represented at high-profile athletics meetings this summer, with a total of 17 athletes called up to Team GB.
Loughborough student designs collection for Specsavers
Joshua Teodoro, an Industrial Design student currently on a placement year, has designed five pairs of glasses for Specsavers after winning a competition.
Loughborough top university in England for overall student satisfaction in national survey
Loughborough has been ranked the top university in England for overall student satisfaction in the 2019 National Student Survey (NSS).
School of Social Sciences awarded Athena SWAN Bronze award for advancing the careers of women in Higher Education
The School is the first at Loughborough University outside of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subject to receive a prestigious Athena SWAN award, recognising its commitment to promoting gender equality in career progression.
Textile students impress judges at New Designers
Two final-year students from the University have been acknowledged for their impressive collection of works at this year’s New Designers.
Families juggle work and rising costs as school holidays loom
Low income families are finding it ever harder to reconcile rising holiday costs with their pay and benefits, a Loughborough University study has found.
Loughborough University launches fitness classes for school kids
School children across Leicestershire are being encouraged to get active this summer - with a little help from fitness experts at Loughborough University.
Enterprise student designs first mountain bike for start-up company
A final-year student who will be graduating later this month has finished making his first super-versatile mountain bike frame as part of his business venture.
Loughborough Swimming makes a splash with arena
Loughborough Swimming is delighted to announce an agreement with performance swimwear manufacturer arena as its new main sponsor.
Academic invited to present at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition
An academic from Loughborough University will be presenting at the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition next week (1-7 July).
Paralympic classification research day held at Loughborough University
Loughborough University has played host to a successful Paralympic classification research day, bringing together some of the world’s leading classifiers, academics, and practitioners.
Everest: I journeyed into the 'death zone' to install the world’s highest weather station
Perched at almost 8,500m on Everest, we paced back-and-forth, attempting to stave off frostbite as temperatures hovered close to -30°C and our drill batteries became too cold to work. Our ambition to install the highest automatic weather station in history looked destined for failure.
Loughborough student wins Telegraph STEM Award for technology that could revolutionise military communication
Final year Systems Engineering student, Nick Cawthra, won the Defence Technology category at this year’s Telegraph STEM Awards, which aims to highlight the importance of STEM students.
Influential students with impressive final-year projects selected to attend New Designers
A group of final-year students from Loughborough Design School have been selected to showcase their products at the annual New Designers show in London next month.
New website provides practical ideas to help ensure children are physically ready to start school
A team of Loughborough University academics have launched a new website that provides practical tips to help early year practitioners and parents feel confident in delivering physical development opportunities to children.
Loughborough London academic experiences first NBA Championship with the Raptors
Loughborough London’s Dr Steve Swanson has recently been a part of the Toronto Raptors’ title run to become the first non-American team to win the NBA Championship.
Success for Loughborough Sport’s Strength and Conditioning team
Loughborough Sport’s Strength and Conditioning team have picked up the coveted ‘Employer of the Year award’ at the UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) annual conference.
UK Anti-Doping welcomed on campus
Loughborough University has welcomed UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) to campus as part of its ongoing commitment to promoting clean sport.
New halls of residence officially opened at launch event
Loughborough University’s newest halls of residence, Claudia Parsons, was officially opened on Wednesday 19 June.
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.
Influential research at the forefront of Loughborough University’s new Game Changers campaign
A project looking into new technologies and systems that will revolutionise the way emergency services tackle chemical, biological, radioactive or nuclear incidents is among the pioneering research initiatives included in a new Loughborough University campaign.
Loughborough University researcher joins team to install highest weather stations in the world on Mount Everest
A climate scientist from Loughborough University was part of the team that installed the two highest weather stations in the world on Mount Everest to enable communities to respond to climate risks.
Loughborough London academics showcase new research project
Academics from Loughborough University London have been sharing the initial findings from their latest research project at the annual Women in Sport and Exercise Conference.
Loughborough students experience inspirational leadership event hosted by Santander Universities
Two students from Loughborough University were selected to attend an exclusive leadership training event hosted by Santander Universities earlier this month.
Student designs a belt for weightlifters which corrects posture to avoid back injury
As part of the University's annual Design Degree show, final year student, Olivia Chevallier has created Olympia, a belt for weightlifters that uses haptic feedback (vibrations) to alert users when their posture is incorrect.
Student creates portable wallet to keep medication cool after being inspired by girlfriend’s story
A student from Loughborough University has designed a portable wallet to keep medication cool after being inspired by his girlfriend who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
Talented art students celebrated with awards at Degree Show private viewing
A selection of prizes has been awarded to a group of brilliant students from various year groups and art disciplines.
Loughborough students selected for World University Games
Loughborough University will once again be well represented at this year’s World University Games, with twelve students set to travel to Naples, competing in fencing, athletics and swimming respectively.
International conference at Loughborough University to explore children’s rights
Loughborough University is hosting an international conference that explores children’s rights in youth justice systems.
Design student creates new product which aims to transform the lives of transgender people
A Loughborough University student has created a potentially life-changing product for the transgender community as part of his final-year project for the Design Degree Show.
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.
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.
Vice-Chancellor to receive international leadership award
Loughborough University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Allison, is to receive an international award in recognition of his outstanding leadership.
Queen’s Birthday Honours for outstanding alumni
Two Loughborough University alumni have been recognised for their contributions to sport in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
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.
Cyclists to take on 125-mile bike ride to mark opening of new Halls of Residence
A group of cyclists with strong links to Loughborough University are taking part in a 125-mile bike ride to mark the opening of a new Halls of Residence on campus.
Loughborough ranked in top five again in Guardian University Guide
Loughborough University has retained its top five ranking in the 2020 Guardian University Guide, taking 4th place for the second year running.
Solar experts and aerial inspection company awarded £345k to develop drone technologies that detect panel defects
Academics from Loughborough University are to work with aerial inspections and data analytics company, Above, as part of a £345k project that looks to benefit the wider solar industry.
Loughborough University London founding partner in world’s first master’s in disability, design and innovation
A new course has been developed by the Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub) to encourage innovation in assistive technology and products.
Students to showcase innovative designs - including a jet suit - at the Design Degree Show 2019
More than 100 final-year students from Loughborough’s Design School will be showcasing their final University projects to members of the public later this month.
Imago Venues shares tips on how to be a more sustainable hotel guest to mark World Environment Day
Loughborough University's Imago Venues is marking World Environment Day (5 June) by sharing their top tips on how to be a more sustainable hotel guest.
Picture perfect for Loughborough PhD student
A Loughborough University PhD student has been awarded third place in the 2019 national science photography competition.
Student success at the RSA Student Design Awards
The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) called for students and recent graduates to submit designs that solved specific social challenges set by the organisation.
Student to exhibit stigma-challenging pieces in upcoming Arts Degree Show
As part of Loughborough University’s annual Arts Degree Show, final year students studying Fine Art, Graphic Communication and Illustration, and Textiles will be exhibiting work that showcases their creativity and skill.
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.
Lightning coach departs for Strathclyde Sirens
Loughborough Lightning Netball can confirm that coach Karen Atkinson has joined Strathclyde Sirens as Technical Director.
Loughborough University’s Tennis Programme celebrates record year
Loughborough Sport Tennis is celebrating a record year, including a 227 percent increase in its student participation programme.
Loughborough University hosts sold-out sewing event for second year
A staff member at Loughborough University will be hosting a weekend event dedicated to all things sewing later next month.
Arts Degree Show to showcase the bold, thought-provoking and imaginative work of students at Loughborough
Loughborough University is delighted to announce this year’s Arts Degree Show, taking place 8-16 June.
Biomedicine academic recieves prestigious Academy of Medical Sciences research grant
Dr Owen Davies, Lecturer in Molecular and Regenerative Biomedicine within the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, has recently been awarded a £100,000 grant from the Academy of Medical Sciences Springboard.
Loughborough 4x100m quartet set record time
Amidst some fantastic performances at the recent Loughborough International meet, the victorious men’s Loughborough 4x100m quartet set what is believed to be the fastest ever time by a British University student team.
Wrestling extravaganza travels to Loughborough as part of the University’s Art Festival
The Martin Hall Theatre will be opening its doors for the first time to new and old wrestling fans as part of Loughborough University’s Arts Festival.
Study to explore how walking can decrease risk of diabetes and heart disease
Overweight males are being encouraged to take part in a study to explore how walking can decrease the risk of diabetes and heart disease.
Loughborough Lightning captain selected for Red Roses World Cup squad
Loughborough Lightning captain Nat Panagarry has been selected to represent England at this summer’s Netball World Cup.
Researchers to assess effectiveness of eco-friendly flood schemes
Loughborough University academics are to explore the economic and environmental benefits of natural flood defences as part of a £467,000 research project.
Meet the winners of Loughborough University’s Enterprise Awards 2019
The winners of the University’s bi-annual Enterprise Awards were announced last night during a ceremony at LUSEP, the University’s Science and Enterprise Park.
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.
Winner of the Overton Poetry Prize announced at celebratory event
The winner of the 2018 Overton Poetry Prize was announced at an event which took place last Thursday (16 May).
World record broken at Loughborough International
Paralympic champion Sophie Hahn produced a storming run in Women's Para-Elite T38 100m to break the world record at Loughborough International Athletics (LIA).
Emerson to lead the line for Loughborough at LIA
Great Britain’s medal-winning heptathlete, Niamh Emerson, will lead a star-studded line up at this year’s Loughborough International Athletics (LIA) event on Sunday, 19 May.
Loughborough University officially relaunches elite level gym following rebrand
Loughborough University has officially relaunched its elite level Powerbase gym following a significant rebrand.
Students host first plastic art exhibition at government department to highlight the dangers of pollution
Students at Loughborough University are exhibiting their art in a government department as part of a project that looks to highlight the impact of plastic pollution.
Student helps solve scientific puzzle that could improve solar panel efficiency and increase their usage around the world
A Loughborough University PhD student has helped shed light on a solar panel puzzle that could lead to more efficient devices being developed.
Students showcase artistic bakes as part of LU Arts' Great Halls Bake Off
Five students reached the finals of LU Arts' Great Halls Bake Off and were judged by previous Great British Bake Off winner and Loughborough alumna, Frances Quinn, last week.
Re-imagining Citizenship project to be exhibited at prestigious art exhibition in Venice
A project created by Loughborough University which explores citizenship is being exhibited at a prestigious art exhibition in Venice.
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.
Loughborough University alumna makes Lionesses World Cup squad
Former Loughborough University student Mary Earps has been selected to represent England at this summer’s Women’s World Cup.
Student wins multiple awards for her business idea at Ingenuity 19
A student from the University walked away with five prizes worth more than £18,000 as part of a competition led by the University of Nottingham.
Study seeks to shed light on cervical cancer recovery
Women who have received treatment for cervical cancer are being encouraged to take part in a study that aims to better understand the recovery process.
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.
Winning outdoor classroom design for Leicestershire school is revealed
A group of Loughborough University students are set to see their ideas brought to life as their outdoor classroom design for a Leicestershire school has been selected to be developed by an architect.
Female engineering students celebrated at event marking 100 years of the Women’s Engineering Society
Last week, staff, students, alumni and friends of the University recently attended a celebration evening hosted by the University’s Women’s Engineering Society (WES).
Enterprise Awards – vote now and celebrate the University’s game-changing researchers
Voting is now open for the winners of this year’s Enterprise Awards – Loughborough University’s annual celebration of academic and entrepreneurial excellence.
Haydock-Wilson selected for GB & NI squad heading to Japan
Loughborough University student Alex Haydock-Wilson has been added to the Great Britain & Northern Ireland 4x400m squad for the upcoming IAAF World Relays meeting in Yokohama, Japan.
The Experimental Psychology Society (EPS) has named a Loughborough Reader as their Prize Lecturer for 2019
Dr Camilla Gilmore, a Reader in Mathematical Cognition, was nominated by a colleague for her ground-breaking research in mathematical cognition in adults and children. Her work focuses on understanding why some people find mathematics easy while others struggle and what this means for education.
Loughborough only Midlands university to feature in top ten of The Complete University Guide 2020
Loughborough is the only university in the Midlands to feature in the top ten of The Complete University Guide 2020, published today (Wednesday 1 May 2019).
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?
Space scientist announced as special guest for the 2019 Claudia Parsons Memorial Lecture
Loughborough University is delighted to announce Dr Suzanne Imber will be speaking at this year’s Claudia Parsons Memorial Lecture.
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).
Loughborough wins the Whatuni Student Choice Award for Accommodation
Loughborough University won the Whatuni Student Choice Award for Accommodation at the 2019 ceremony, held last night in London.
Six Loughborough swimmers included in British World Championship squad
Six Loughborough swimmers have been confirmed as part of British Swimming’s 25-strong squad for this summer’s FINA World Aquatics Championships in South Korea.
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.
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.
Loughborough Sport appoints new Performance Nutrition Lead
Loughborough Sport are delighted to welcome Andrew Shepherd to the team as its new Performance Nutrition Lead.
£1.6m grant to improve building façade technologies for better energy efficiency
A project to create new technologies to improve the energy efficiency of buildings is set to get underway as a group of researchers from Loughborough University, the University of Nottingham and University of Exeter have been awarded a £1.65m grant from the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council).
Médecins Sans Frontières learns how to provide crucial water, hygiene and sanitation interventions in emergency situations
Loughborough University has been praised by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for the valuable training it provides that equips teams with skills to better assist communities in emergencies.
Loughborough students shortlisted for international design awards
Seven Loughborough students have reached the final stage of this year’s Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) student awards. The awards are open to students and graduates across the world.
Loughborough University to host a concert to showcase music scholarship winners
Five students who received music scholarships from LU Arts this year will perform pieces of their choice in a lunchtime concert on 8 May at the Cope Auditorium at 12.30pm.
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 to host FA Women’s Super League academy finals day
The next wave of football talent is coming to Loughborough as the University plays host to The FA Women’s Super League (WSL) academy finals.
Centre for SMART holds conference featuring industry-leading speakers
The Centre of Sustainable Manufacturing and Recycling Technologies (SMART) and Internet of Food Things (IoFT) Network Plus recently held an event at Loughborough University London to discuss how the food manufacturing industry can take advantage of opportunities brought forward by the advent of the fourth industrial revolution (industry 4.0).
Professor Tony Edwards appointed as Dean of Loughborough University London
Professor Tony Edwards has been appointed as the Dean of Loughborough University London. He will take up the role in August 2019.
Loughborough student Keita Orelaja scores with his popular new app Skouted
Loughborough University student, Keita Orelaja, has co-founded a free app which connects promising footballers with elite level scouts.
Environment Campaign: University launches new drive to promote game-changing environmental research and innovations
Loughborough University is celebrating the academics and projects which tackle some of the most challenging areas of climate change, ecology, sustainability, technology and renewable energy as part of a two-month initiative to highlight environmental research.
Loughborough University leads a UK aid programme to tackle climate change
Loughborough University and the World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme (ESMAP) joined forces in leading a UK aid research project to find innovative, clean and modern alternatives to biomass fuels, such as charcoal and wood.
Four Loughborough students in the finals of the Undergraduate of the Year Awards
This year, Stephen Lim-Heath, Kate Hardwick, Lauren Postlethwaite and Olivia Tomlinson from Loughborough University have reached the final stage of the Undergraduate of the Year Awards.
Prime Minister comments on the positive impact Loughborough University has on sport
On Wednesday 3 April, Nicky Morgan MP and Prime Minister Theresa May addressed the House of Commons and acknowledged the success of both Loughborough University and Team GB athletes who recently competed in the Special Olympics.
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.
Two logos designed by students chosen for the new student accommodation hall
Students Gaby Herrera-Diaz and Helena Davey have designed logos for the new Claudia Parsons hall set to open on the University campus in September 2019.
New collaboration to promote energy saving in the home
A Loughborough University student has been invited to provide blog posts for international SaaS company, Simble.
Alumni and friends of the University invited for 2019 Donor Day
On Saturday 23 March, the University hosted an annual event dedicated to thanking those who have made a difference to Loughborough through donations and volunteering.
Fine Art Students launch new art exhibition
Five Fine Art students from Loughborough University have put together a free exhibition that will take place next month at the Martin Hall Exhibition Space on campus.
Former Nasa astronaut visits campus
Loughborough welcomed former Nasa astronaut Dr Sandra Magnus to campus last week for the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre Directors’ (UTC) Conference.
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.
Loughborough University hosts the footballing stars of tomorrow
The next Lionel Messi could be set to grace Loughborough University as it plays host to major tournament matches for UEFA.
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.
Universities Minister visits Loughborough as part of British Science Week
Chris Skidmore MP – Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation – visited Loughborough University on Friday 8 March.
School of Poetry podcast launches second series
To mark World Poetry Day (21 March), academics from Loughborough University have come together to launch season two of the ‘School of Poetry’ podcast.
University appoints new Director of Organisational Development
Loughborough University has appointed Ffyona Baker to the new role of Director of Organisational Development (OD).
Loughborough University plays pivotal role in the UK Paralympic Performance Conference
More than 200 leading Paralympic sport specialists gathered in Manchester earlier this month for the UK Paralympic Performance Conference, which was supported by Loughborough’s Peter Harrison Centre (PHC) for Disability Sport.
Institute of Advanced Studies invites Fields Medallist and algebraic geometry expert to Loughborough
The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) was delighted to welcome Professor Caucher Birkar to Loughborough University last week.
Loughborough contingent help England storm to Six Nations grand slam
Loughborough Lightning played a key role as England women secured a comprehensive Six Nations grand slam at Twickenham.
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.
Student wins prestigious engineering scholarship
A Loughborough University student has been awarded a prestigious scholarship which recognises talented engineers.
Corruption in sport is on the rise and Europe can do more when it comes to tackling it, report states
A Loughborough University academic has concluded that there is “ample room for improvement” when it comes to European countries tackling cases of corruption in sport.
Loughborough University hosts a series of events discussing the subject of citizenship this month
A series of events about citizenship has launched at Loughborough University today (13 March).
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 students set to feature in independent films celebrating diversity in science
Four inspiring films featuring students from Loughborough University are being shown to celebrate diversity in science as part of British Science Week.
Loughborough to welcome VIPs for forum on sustainable development in Central Asia
On Monday 18th March, Loughborough University will welcome a host of VIPs from the UK and overseas for a day-long event focused on sustainable development within the Central Asian region.
Loughborough University’s Careers Network voted number two in the UK
Loughborough University’s Careers Network has been voted number two in the UK, according to a university review website.
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 merges the arts and STEM to host week of exciting events
Loughborough University will be hosting a week of creative inter-disciplinary events involving science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
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.
Overweight men needed for study that looks at liver health and diabetes
Forty men are needed for study that is looking to identify whether tackling liver fat is the key to treating conditions linked to being overweight and obese such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Loughborough shortlisted for nine Whatuni Student Choice Awards
Loughborough remains the most shortlisted university for the second year running in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2019, featuring in nine of the 15 categories.
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 forms part of Midlands network offering range of degree-level apprenticeships
Loughborough University is one of multiple Midlands-based universities providing apprenticeships to help support employers in the region.
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.
Loughborough academic to present evidence to Houses of Parliament on Modern Methods of Construction
Dr Chris Goodier, Director of the Centre for Innovative and Collaborative Construction Engineering at Loughborough University, will present evidence at the Houses of Parliament on Monday 4 March.
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.
Chairman of Loughborough University Council and Senior Pro Chancellor named as one of the Financial Times 2019 Outstanding Directors
Sir Peter Bonfield, CBE FREng – Senior Pro Chancellor and Chair of Loughborough University Council, the institution’s governing body – has been named as one of the Financial Times’ 2019 Outstanding Directors.
Number one in the world for sports-related subjects for third year running
Loughborough has been named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects for the third year running by the global QS higher education league table.
Institute of Advanced Studies welcomes world-renowned sports psychologist
This week, Professor Paul Wylleman is visiting the University through the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) ‘Motion’ theme.
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.
Artists to collaborate with Loughborough University’s Department of Materials later this month
Three artists will complete residencies at Loughborough University later this month as part of a new project by Radar and the Department of Materials.
Institute of Advanced Studies welcomes leading researcher in environmental medicine through its Motion theme
This week, Dr Robert Kenefick will be visiting the University as part of the Institute of Advanced Studies’ Motion theme.
LU Arts presents portrait exhibition featuring the University’s LGBT+ community
An exhibition showcasing the University’s LGBT+ community is now available to view on campus.
Global sports accelerator programme welcomes applications from sports tech start-ups
Applications are now open for the SPIN Accelerator: a 12-week programme of workshops, mentoring and introductions specifically to support sport technology companies to develop and grow.
Anglo-Asian student exhibition to raise funds for local charity
Opening to the public later this month, Tension is a postcard exhibition featuring work by students on each pathway of Loughborough University’s Art and Design Foundation Studies course – 3D Design, Fashion and Textiles, Fine Art and Visual Communication – and a visiting group of Curatorship and Fine Art students from Joshibi University of Art and Design in Tokyo. The students will work together to curate the exhibition.
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.
Weddell Sea Expedition: Science programme complete
At the start of January 2019, Dr Jeff Evans, a Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography in the School of Social Sciences, boarded the 134m-long S. A. Agulhas II – one of the largest and most modern research ships anywhere in the world.
Students praised for “bringing fresh insight” to Wing Yip as part of unique collaborative module
Students from the Loughborough University School of Business and Economics (SBE) have been praised by the Managing Director of Wing Yip for their hard work on a unique module that saw them analyse real-life business strategies.
Loughborough University alumni help launch #LondonVenture Crawl 2019
Two of the University’s entrepreneurial alumni helped launch this year’s London #VentureCrawl last night (Wednesday 30 January), which will see Loughborough join 12 other universities on a day of urban entrepreneurship exploration.
Students from the Loughborough Tennis Programme reflect on their recent trip to the Australian Open
Students from the University’s Performance Tennis Programme were recently given the opportunity to fly out on an all expenses paid trip to the Australian Open.
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.
Weddell Sea Expedition: ice runways, coring, penguins and more…
At the start of January 2019, Dr Jeff Evans, a Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography in the School of Social Sciences, boarded the 134m-long S. A. Agulhas II – one of the largest and most modern research ships anywhere in the world.
Leading geopolitical expert who established polar regions parliamentary group to join Loughborough University
Dr Duncan Depledge, a leading authority on political geography, international relations, and security studies, will be joining Loughborough University in February.
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’.
Mathematician awarded £203k funding for research that looks to expand our knowledge of complex geometric shapes
A Loughborough University academic has been awarded funding to conduct research in an area of Mathematics that studies complicated and beautiful geometric shapes using algebraic tools.
Institute of Advanced Studies welcomes internationally leading Professor of Structural Engineering through its Motion theme
This week, Professor Eleni Chatzi will be visiting the University through the Institute of Advanced Studies ‘Motion’ theme.
Expert comment: The questions we need to be asking ourselves about ethical gift giving in 2019
It’s a new year, and many of us use this as an opportunity to make changes in our life and set goals to better ourselves.
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.
Students attend alumni-led visit at top London digital marketing agency
A group of Loughborough students recently visited the head offices of a top marketing agency in London to learn more about careers in digital marketing.
Student’s drawing is used for this year’s University Christmas card
The University’s annual Christmas card sent to alumni, friends and supporters of the University features a drawing from a Loughborough student this year.
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.
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.
Academic to embark on scientific expedition that will study giant ice shelf and attempt to locate Shackleton’s lost ship
A Loughborough University academic is embarking on a 45-day scientific expedition that hopes to increase understanding of one of the largest ice shelves in Antarctica and locate Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated ship.
Loughborough claims top education award in China
Loughborough University’s ongoing popularity in China with students and their families has been recognised with an award from Tencent, the Chinese tech giant.
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.
Academics part of £11.2m project assessing the effectiveness of personalised breast cancer screening
Loughborough University academics are to conduct research as part of a large-scale international project investigating whether personalised breast cancer screening is a better screening option for women aged 40 to 70.
PhD student wins international science slam competition
A PhD student from Loughborough University was recently announced the overall winner of an international competition which took place in Germany.
University celebrates record numbers of Development Trust Scholarships
The University is pleased to provide Development Trust Scholarships for students at Loughborough, which are often funded by alumni and friends of Loughborough.
Loughborough academics discuss festive poetry in podcast
A group of academics from the School of Arts, English and Drama have recorded a special Christmas episode for the School of Poetry podcast.
Undergraduate students recognised for academic excellence at celebratory event
Over 20 students were invited to an event at the University to celebrate their academic achievements.
Loughborough University publishes vision to support UK Industrial Strategy and nurture nationwide economic growth
Loughborough University has today (11 December) launched the Loughborough Area of Innovation – an ambitious vision for University-led growth aligned to the Government’s Industrial Strategy.
Places available for next semester’s Creative Writing classes
Bookings are now open for the next series of Creative Writing classes.
Virtual reality, model-making and more…school children enjoy campus visit and develop designs for new learning space
Thirty primary school pupils visited the university last month as they are working with Loughborough Architecture students to design an outdoor classroom.
Institute of Advanced Studies announces Themes for 2019/20
Loughborough University’s Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) is delighted to announce that its Themes for the 2019/20 academic year are ‘Sound’ and ‘Water’.
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.
Life Science Sector Deal highlights Midlands’ strengths in health innovation
The Government’s new Life Sciences Sector Deal, published on Wednesday 5 December, highlights the significant role that the Midlands plays in the UK’s Life Sciences sector.
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.
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.
University choir to bring festive spirit to Loughborough with Christmas performance
The University’s choir will be performing their annual Christmas-themed concert next week.
LU Arts to host events for budding poets and aspiring singer-songwriters next month
LU Arts will be hosting the renowned Speech Bubble and Acoustic Night events next month.
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 becomes the first UK university to showcase external student reviews
Loughborough has become the first university in the UK to feature authentic student reviews on its website.
Santander Universities UK and Loughborough University celebrate 10-year partnership
Loughborough University celebrated the tenth anniversary of its partnership with Santander Universities UK at an event which took place last week.
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.
Loughborough partners with Shanghai university as part of £250,000 heritage grant
Loughborough University’s School of Arts, English and Drama has been awarded a grant of £250,000 as part of a research partnership with Tongji University in Shanghai.
Alumnus shares advice on being more sustainable at public lecture
Last week, an alumnus of Loughborough University and the managing director and founder of Ashortwalk, Dan Dicker, shared his journey about designing products from waste.
Innovative Lego support project receives award from ADSHE
Two tutors from the University have recently been awarded a Practitioner Project Award by the Association of Dyslexia Specialists in Higher Education (ADSHE).
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.
LU Arts offer scholarships to creative students to showcase the arts at Loughborough
This year, for the first time, LU Arts are pleased to present nine scholarships to creative students at the University.
Student product allows you to take the ‘purr-fect’ selfie with your feline friend
A student from Loughborough University’s Design School is now selling their trendy pet product to the masses after winning a competition last year.
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.
Can’t exercise? A hot bath may help improve inflammation and metabolism, study suggests
A study led by a Loughborough University PhD student has found hot-water immersion improved inflammation and blood sugar levels in people who are unable to exercise.
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.
Baroness Shami Chakrabarti to deliver public lecture on gender equality at Loughborough University
Loughborough University will welcome Baroness Shami Chakrabarti on campus later this week as she is to lead an exciting public lecture on gender equality.
Olympic legend Lord Sebastian Coe opens Loughborough’s pioneering Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel
Double Olympic champion Lord Sebastian Coe officially opened the new Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel at Loughborough University on Friday 9th November.
Established academic publishes new textbook on business analytics
A Loughborough University academic and a leading practitioner have co-authored an innovative new textbook on business analytics.
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.
Social interaction expert launches new book about the science of conversation
An academic from Loughborough University will be launching her new book at an event in Nottingham later this month.
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.
Ashortwalk from Loughborough: Dan Dicker to discuss his planet saving products in upcoming lecture
Loughborough alumni Dan Dicker, the Founder and Director of ashortwalk, will be leading a lecture next Tuesday (13 November).
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).
Student’s designs for sale at major high street fashion retailer
A student from Loughborough University has had four of her designs used by major high street retailer New Look.
Loughborough climbs to 5th place in 2019 Times Higher Education ‘Table of Tables’
Loughborough has risen to 5th place in the Times Higher Education (THE) ‘Table of Tables’ 2019, marking a tremendous year for the University.
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.
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.
Loughborough University celebrates support of society with annual dinner
Last week, Loughborough University’s Vice Chancellor Professor Robert Allison welcomed members of the Schofield Society for an annual dinner which took place in the Hazlerigg Building.
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 team nominated for national student housing award
Loughborough University has been shortlisted for a national student accommodation award.
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.
Professor Rachel Thomson wins two inspirational awards
Loughborough University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor for Teaching, Professor Rachel Thomson, recently received two awards at this year’s East Midlands Women’s Awards (EMWA).
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.
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!
Loughborough University wins ‘Best UK University Accommodation’ award
Loughborough University has been named best in the country for student accommodation by a recent Student Crowd survey.
University is part of major initiative set to accelerate innovation in the Midlands
Loughborough is part of the UK’s largest collaboration between university technology transfer offices, launched today by Midlands Innovation to attract investment and management talent to the region.
Study proves reducing sitting time boosts office staff’s work engagement and wellbeing
Office workers are being urged to ‘stand up for their health’ - with Loughborough and Leicester researchers claiming desk-bound staff need to be more active at work.
Student bags renowned European design award for unbeatable noughts and crosses robot
A Loughborough University student has won a sought-after award for creating an intelligent robot that can play – and never lose – noughts and crosses.
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.
Imago Venues shortlisted for two prestigious hospitality awards
Loughborough University’s conference, hotel and events brand, Imago Venues, has been shortlisted for Best Team and Most Innovative Business Partner in the 2018 Leicestershire Promotions Tourism and Hospitality Awards.
Female academic named as recipient of the Suffrage Science Award
An academic from Loughborough University has been announced as one of eleven scientists from across the UK to be awarded a Suffrage Science Award for Mathematics and Computing.
Loughborough to collaborate on multi-million pound Creative R&D Partnership focused on fashion and textile industry
Loughborough University is to be a major partner on one of 10 game-changing R&D partnerships, awarded as part of the Government’s investment in the UK’s creative industries.
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.
Birthweight research supervised by Loughborough academic wins best article award
A research study that includes contributions by a Loughborough academic has won a sought-after award from the Spanish Society for Epidemiology.
New research group to focus on issues of sport integrity
Academics from Loughborough University are combining their expertise as part of a new research group that focuses on sport integrity.
TRH The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend Coach Core awards ceremony at Loughborough University
The University was delighted to welcome their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to the campus on Monday 24th September for an awards ceremony to celebrate young people’s achievements in sports coaching.
Design School welcomes Dr Enid Montague as Fulbright Scholar
Dr Enid Montague has joined Loughborough University through the prestigious Fulbright Scheme as a Fulbright Scholar.
Formula Student racing car to be on display at the Royal Automobile Club
Loughborough University’s 2018 Formula Student racing car will be exhibited at the Royal Automobile Club in London next week.
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.
Student awarded prestigious British Mass Spectrometry Society prize for work on fingerprint sampling device
A Loughborough University student has won a sought-after award for a research project that resulted in the development of a new device for investigating fingerprints in situ at crime scenes.
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.
Design academic wins prestigious award
An academic from Loughborough Design School has been awarded the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) Distinguished Service award, and is believed to be the first recipient from the UK in over 30 years.
Loughborough University hosts successful Chapters Regional Conference
Loughborough University hosted the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Chapters Regional Conference 2018 at the West Park Teaching Hub earlier this month.
Flix cinema is back with a new arts focus
Flix student-run cinema is back with a new regular day and a new direction.
Loughborough University crowned University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times
Loughborough has been named University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019.
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.
Loughborough academics return for third episode of Poetry Podcast
‘School of Poetry’ is back once again with fresh guests and discussions of break-up, members of royalty, potatoes and more!
“How I became Loughborough’s first female Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering”
Loughborough’s Pro Vice-Chancellor for Teaching Professor Rachel Thomson is a woman of firsts.
Transatlantic partnership will improve understanding of the role of digital storytelling in education
Representatives from the Smithsonian Institution – a network of 19 museums and research centres based across the United States – are to visit Loughborough University’s School of the Arts, English and Drama to formalise a partnership that looks to improve the understanding of the role of digital storytelling in education.
Overton Poetry Prize opens for 2018 entries
The Overton Poetry Prize - an annual competition run by the University’s School of Arts, English and Drama - is now open for submissions.
Design School research project to be showcased at London Design Fair
Dr Mark Evans from Loughborough Design School has been invited to exhibit outcomes from a recent Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) project at the 2018 London Design Fair.
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.
Loughborough's Subject in a Box initiative shortlisted for Times Higher Education award
Loughborough University has been shortlisted in the Widening Participation or Outreach Initiative of the Year category of the Times Higher Education Awards 2018 for its Subject in a Box project.
Academics share bee-rilliant research to celebrate harvest of Loughborough Gold honey
Everyone knows that Loughborough University is home to inspiring academics, extraordinary students and world-renowned sportspeople… but few know the campus is also shared with thousands of honey bees!
Loughborough academic and students win awards at X-culture 2018
Wanjun Jia and Xiaomeng Wang - who are Masters students on the International Management programme - have each won a ‘Best Teams’ award at X-Culture 2018 for their international business projects.
Loughborough celebrates new partnership with Bajaj Auto
Loughborough University has signed a three-year partnership with Bajaj Auto, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of motorcycles and three-wheeled vehicles.
Professor Milne to give keynote speech at the 2018 Indonesian Finance Association
Professor Alistair Milne is giving the keynote presentation at the annual meeting of the Indonesian Finance Association.
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.
Loughborough’s Vice-Chancellor meets some of the University’s newest students on A Level results day
Loughborough University’s Vice-Chancellor was at Oadby’s Beauchamp College today (Thursday 16 August) to personally congratulate students who have secured a place to study with us in October.
Major deal sealed with tech giant
Innovative plans to create hundreds of jobs, and generate £1.6million for front-line County Council services have been unveiled by the Secretary of State for Communities the Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, during a visit to the Midlands today (Thursday).
Loughborough University joins the Organic and Printed Electronics Association
Loughborough University has joined the world’s leading international industry association for organic and printed electronics.
Rag shortlisted for four national fundraising awards
Loughborough Students’ Union Rag has been shortlisted for an impressive four national fundraising awards.
Students bag third position in global construction competition
Four Loughborough University students have achieved global success after coming third in an international construction business challenge.
Academic awarded fellowship for project that aims to provide sustainable energy to vulnerable communities
A Loughborough researcher has been granted a prestigious five-year research fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering.
From natural hazard to disaster: academic to discuss the impact of poor urban planning at public talk
An expert on sustainable and resilient urbanism from Loughborough University will be discussing why there is nothing natural about ‘natural disasters’ at an event in Leicester next week.
Loughborough secures new grant to develop self-learning machines
Loughborough’s expertise in artificial intelligence (AI) has been recognised with a new grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the US Air Force Research Laboratory.
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.
NCSEM-EM and St Andrew’s Healthcare become research partners
The NCSEM-EM and St Andrew’s Healthcare have signed a Memorandum of Understanding officially marking their research partnership.
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 past and present going for World Cup glory
Current Loughborough University student Ellie Rayer and four Loughborough alumni are doing their bit to try and guide England Hockey to glory at the Women’s Hockey World Cup, which is currently taking place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
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.
Boxer Dillian Whyte vows to continue his 100% winning record with Loughborough University by beating Joseph Parker this weekend
When Dillian Whyte suffered his only career defeat at the hands of Anthony Joshua in 2015 he was training by himself hitting bags in a garage.
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.
Red Arrows treat Graduation crowds to memorable fly-past
Not many things bring campus life to a complete standstill, but when the Red Arrows pierced the sky this morning, all attention was focused up above - including the School of Science Graduation ceremony which paused for a brief but exciting moment.
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.
European mathematical conference to be held at Loughborough University
The 38th Dynamic Days Europe conference will be held at Loughborough University this year.
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.
World-class swim coach Melanie Marshall awarded honorary degree
Melanie Marshall – one of Britain’s most decorated swimmers, who is now coach to Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth champion Adam Peaty – has been awarded an honorary degree by Loughborough University.
Academic awarded Visiting Professorship for outstanding research in racism analysis, migration and intersectionality
A Loughborough University academic, who has conducted pioneering research into racism in 1920s Germany, has recently been awarded an international Visiting Professorship.
Leading industrial design expert to join Loughborough University
Professor Hua Dong is bringing her industrial design expertise to Loughborough as she will join the University as Professor of Design this September.
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.
Student awarded prestigious Ford scholarship
A student at Loughborough University has received one of ten worldwide engineering scholarships from Ford Motor Company Fund.
Penrose Engineering Residential inspires Year 11 female students
Earlier this month, Loughborough University hosted a residential event for Year 11 students that aimed to inspire them to peruse a career in engineering.
Olympics and Culture explored through exhibition and symposium project
A major touring exhibition and symposium project explores the theme of Olympics and Culture through sharing histories and legacies, questioning and proposing how they might be relevant to communities and cultures today and in the future.
Textiles student's talent is recognised twice at national exhibition
Final-year Textiles student Charlotte Munson has rounded off her time at Loughborough by winning both the Kingfisher Design Talent Award and the Turner Bianca Associates Prize at the London-based exhibition New Designers.
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.
Loughborough University launches Global Disability Innovation Hub
Yesterday (11 July), Loughborough University London celebrated the launch of its partnership for the Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDIH).
Loughborough Formula Student team unveil striking 2018 race car
A group of students at Loughborough University have revealed their new Formula Student racing car in preparation for the competition which starts later this month.
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.
Success for Loughborough students at this year’s New Designers
Loughborough University students have scooped a range of sought-after awards at this year’s New Designers – an annual showcase for emerging talent across the design sector.
Student inspired to design traffic detection device for horse riders following accident
A Loughborough University student hopes the traffic detection device they have designed for horse riders will help reduce the number of accidents on the road.
IV stand designed for children aims to reduce anxiety and improve hospital experience
A fun, friendly ride-on IV stand designed by a Loughborough student looks to reduce children’s anxiety in hospital.
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.
Students head to Canada for final of global construction competition
Four Loughborough University students are flying to Toronto in the hope of global success after reaching the final of an international construction business challenge.
Design student creates inclusive games controller to aid rehabilitation after being inspired by sister’s story
A student from Loughborough Design School has created a unique games controller designed for both rehabilitation and entertainment purposes as part of his final year project.
Students to showcase innovative creations at New Designers
A traffic detection device for horse riders, a digital camera for people with visual impairments and a product that turns plastic waste into sanitation pipes…
Photo exhibitions in Ghana reveal what drives community food choices
People in Ghana have captured images of what drives what they eat and drink as part of a collaborative international project involving Loughborough University academics – and the photos are being exhibited this week.
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 University partners with CASE to support philanthropy at African Universities
Loughborough University has joined forces with the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the world’s leading association for advancement and philanthropy in higher education, to examine the current state of philanthropic support for higher education in Africa.
Loughborough University London to contribute to project that aims to double female and BAME founders by 2020
Loughborough University London is to study the effectiveness of a recently-launched initiative that aims to provide female entrepreneurs, and those from some of capital’s most under-represented communities, with the opportunity to start and scale a high growth tech business.
Loughborough researchers help develop revolutionary biogas system
Researchers at Loughborough University have been collaborating with colleagues in Thailand to develop a small scale biogas system that converts food waste to methane and can be monitored via the internet.
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.
Loughborough University crowned Best UK University Campus
Loughborough University has been announced as the 2018 winner of the Studentcrowd UK University Campus Award.
Academic publishes new book: Emily Brontë Reappraised
A Loughborough University academic is celebrating the launch of her new book: Emily Brontë Reappraised.
Loughborough University London academic attends United Nations meeting
A Loughborough University London academic was invited to a United Nations meeting earlier this week for her expertise on sport’s contribution to society.
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.
Pioneering female engineer honoured through hall name
A new hall of residence on the Loughborough University campus is set to be named after Claudia Parsons, one of the UK’s first women engineers.
Santander Universities funding supports launch of Start-up Lab for enterprising students and local business community
This autumn sees the launch of a brand new focal point at Loughborough University that supports entrepreneurial students to develop businesses, and local companies to prosper.
Imago Venues’ role at Elite Athlete Centre to include focus on nutrition
The £7m Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel (EAC) at Loughborough University will place bespoke nutrition at the centre of the offering to be delivered by Imago Venues.
Leading experts on hydrodynamics join Loughborough University
Professor Qiuhua Liang and Professor Christopher Keylock are bringing their expertise on fluid dynamics to Loughborough University.
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.
Loughborough academic’s work displayed at the RA summer exhibition
An academic from Loughborough University will have one of his pieces on display at the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition this year.
Arts Degree Show: award-winners announced!
The winners of Loughborough University’s 2018 Arts Degree Show have been announced – and there’s still time to check out their work and the wide range of art on display!
Design Degree Show 2018 to showcase diverse and innovative projects
Students from the Loughborough Design School will present their final-year projects at the Design Degree Show 2018, which opens to the public on Thursday 14 June.
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.
Loughborough students impress judges at the 2018 Starpack Awards
Students at Loughborough’s Design School impressed judges at this year’s Starpack Awards.
Regular exercise may be more beneficial for men than post-menopausal women
The blood vessels of middle-aged men and women adapt differently to regular exercise according to new research by Loughborough University.
University researcher awarded with British Nutrition Foundation grant
Dr Oonagh Markey, a Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow at Loughborough University, has been announced as one of two winners of the 2018 Drummond Pump Priming Award from the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF).
Loughborough University London programme to ‘inspire success’ in capital graduates
Graduates from east London are invited to attend a series of workshops to develop their employability skills, meet top employers and learn about a 100% tuition fee scholarship on offer at the institution.
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’.
Kestrels nesting on campus are now caring for four chicks
The pair of kestrels that returned to their nest on campus several weeks ago are now caring for four chicks!
Design student wins competition for sustainable toy design
A student from Loughborough’s Design School has won a prize for the innovative, sustainable child’s toy she has designed.
School of Business and Economics to celebrate Decision Sciences with an exciting day of events
The School of Business and Economics (SBE) will be celebrating Decision Sciences and the research academics are engaged in later this month with an exciting workshop and lecture.
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.
Loughborough academics return for second episode of Poetry Podcast
Returning for its second episode, ‘School of Poetry’ is back with fresh guests and themes.
Academics launch toolkit that aims to help businesses understand the experience their customers want
Loughborough University academics have launched a free downloadable toolkit that aims to help entrepreneurs understand the experience desired by customers.
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.
School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering PhD student is winner at L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Awards Ceremony
A Loughborough Doctoral Researcher was selected as one of the winners of the poster presentation competition at the L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Awards Ceremony.
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.
Academic awarded acclaimed fellowship for project to make poetry archives accessible
Dr Lise Jaillant, of the School of Arts, English and Drama at Loughborough University, has been awarded a major Leadership Fellowship by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
Loughborough University looks to inspire young minds this summer
Loughborough University’s School and College Liaison Team will be bringing back their ‘Inspiring Minds’ series of events this summer.
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.
Loughborough University leaps back into UK top five
Loughborough University has been ranked 4th in the 2019 Guardian University Guide, rising two places from last year. It also has 21 of its 28 subject areas ranked in the national top ten.
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.
University is partner in new international project on gender equality
Loughborough University is to contribute to a new international project that aims to advance knowledge and sharing on gender equality.
Loughborough student engineers announced as winners of competition
Four University students and one alumnus have been named winners of the Mentor30Engineers competition.
Loughborough students’ idea to help improve pharmaceutical productivity
Four Loughborough PhD students have come up with an innovative idea to reduce production line downtime and improve pharmaceutical productivity.
Design students win international Toyota competition
Two students from Loughborough’s Design School have won the International Toyota Logistics Design competition.
Imago named Best Academic Venue at National Venue Awards
At the National Venue Awards last Friday (11 May), Loughborough based Imago Venues was named the UK’s Best Academic Venue.
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.
National roll-out for Loughborough University’s tennis parents’ support programme
Loughborough University research into parenting in sport has resulted in the nationwide roll-out of a youth tennis parent education and support initiative.
Loughborough University academics win acclaimed award for technology that reduces harmful diesel emissions
A Loughborough University professor and a research associate that have developed revolutionary emission technology have had their hard work acknowledged in the Autocar Awards 2018.
Design School students create inclusive sports products
Students from the Design School recently took part in a competition to develop assistive sports products and games for schoolchildren with disabilities.
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.
Loughborough academic co-curates innovative architecture exhibition
A Loughborough academic has co-curated and contributed to an interactive exhibition on adaptive architecture that features a ‘breathing’ room and footage of a University building that transforms when it detects light.
Voting now open for Placement Student Awards
Voting has now opened for Loughborough University’s Placement Student Awards.
President of the Royal Society and Nobel Prize winner to present lecture on migration in science
Nobel Prize-winning biologist Professor Venki Ramakrishnan will be at the University next week presenting a lecture on migration in science.
Music scholarship students to showcase their talent in University concert
Two Loughborough students that have been awarded prestigious music scholarships will be taking to the stage next week.
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.
Loughborough student named Undergraduate of the Year
A Loughborough student has been named Undergraduate of the Year for Innovation at the TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year competition.
Loughborough academic named as next Editor-in-Chief of international journal
A Loughborough academic and acclaimed expert in political communication research has been announced as the next Editor-in-Chief of a leading international journal.
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!
Student’s sporting event nominated for BT Sport Industry award
A student at Loughborough University London has been nominated for a BT Sport Industry award for launching a marathon swimming event.
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.
Creative, Marketing and Media event hailed a success
Students passionate about a career in Creative, Marketing and Media were given unique industry insight last week at an event at Loughborough University London.
Loughborough’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.
Loughborough University in partnership to launch Midlands Innovation Commercialisation of Research Accelerator
The Midlands Innovation university partnership, which includes Loughborough University, is to launch a connected system of technology transfer offices that will drive jobs and economic growth across the Midlands region, following a £5 million award from Research England.
Loughborough climbs to seventh in national ranking of 131 universities
Loughborough has been ranked seventh nationally in The Complete University Guide 2019 – three places higher than last year – and remains the highest ranked university in the Midlands, ahead of over 30 other institutions.
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.
University to welcome Visiting Fellows from India and America
Two academics are to travel thousands of miles to Loughborough after being awarded prestigious Visiting Fellowships.
Claudia Parsons Memorial Lecture 2018
This year’s Claudia Parsons Memorial Lecture introduced Loughborough to Dr Jessica Wade.
Loughborough named University of the Year at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018
Loughborough has been named University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018, as well as taking the top spot in the University Facilities and Giving Back categories.
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.
University Designer invited to judge international Design Excellence Awards
Dr Mark Evans has been invited by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) to join the jury for the 2018 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA).
Theoretical physicist appointed as Dean of Loughborough University’s School of Science
The theoretical physicist Professor Claudia Eberlein has been appointed as Dean of Loughborough University’s School of Science.
Alumnus bags deal with Firebox.com after success on Channel 4 show
Loughborough alumnus Simon Lyons has bagged a deal with online retailer Firebox.com after appearing on Channel 4 last night (Monday) with his innovative product Mobu: The World’s Most Versatile Cable Clip.
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 students nominated for most influential woman at university
Nine inspiring women who are current students at Loughborough have been nominated in The Tab’s ‘Top 100 most influential women at university’.
British Council India 70th Anniversary scholars to study at Loughborough
Loughborough University is set to welcome two students who have secured a prestigious British Council scholarship.
Winner of Overton Poetry Prize 2017 to launch chapbook
The winning 2017 Overton Poetry Prize collection, which explores aspects of identity and migration, is to be published later this month.
Loughborough shortlisted for five national leadership and management awards
Loughborough University has been shortlisted for five Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards.
Professor Peel to lead Doctoral College
Professor Elizabeth Peel, from the School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences, has been appointed as Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor (Associate PVC) for the Doctoral College.
Santander meets university community it has helped support at beneficiary event
Santander representatives visited the University last month to meet the students, academics and entrepreneurs it has provided support to.
Swimmer James Wilby claims Loughborough's first Commonwealth Games gold
Loughborough University student James Wilby has won Gold for Team England at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, after a stunning late charge in the men's 200m breaststroke final saw him claim victory in a personal best time of 2:08.05.
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.
Around 90 Loughborough athletes set for Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
Around 90 Loughborough University students, alumni and campus-based athletes are set to compete at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, which are being held on the Gold Coast in Australia from 4th to 15th April.
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.
Loughborough shortlisted for 2018 Guardian University Award
Loughborough University has been shortlisted for a 2018 Guardian University Award.
Design project launches tools to support employment opportunities in lower income countries
A number of tools and resources that encourage product and industrial designers to rethink the ways in which they use materials have been launched following a successful social impact research project led by Loughborough University.
Loughborough students put wheels in motion for international racing car competition
Engineering students from Loughborough University will be competing at Silverstone this summer for the 20th anniversary of the Formula Student competition.
Loughborough named best in the UK for student experience
Loughborough University has been named the best in the country for its student experience, the UK’s leading publication on higher education, the Times Higher Education (THE) announced today.
Loughborough academics host new Poetry Podcast in celebration of World Poetry Day
A brand new podcast has been published by Loughborough University, in celebration of World Poetry Day.
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.
Loughborough students excel in international packaging design competition
Six Loughborough students have had their innovative creations recognised in an international packaging design competition – with one talented undergraduate ranking in the top 13.
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.
Leading expert on lifestyle interventions and health joins Loughborough University
Amanda Daley is bringing her expertise in lifestyle interventions and health outcomes to Loughborough University as Professor of Behavioural Medicine.
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.
Loughborough shortlisted for 10 Whatuni Student Choice Awards
Loughborough is the most shortlisted university in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2018, featuring in 10 of the 12 categories.
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.
Chance to learn about sports management or entrepreneurship at International Summer School
Are you interested in the idea of becoming your own boss? Or maybe you’ve always wanted to learn more about what it’s like to work in management within the sports industry?
Geographical expert hosts successful ‘Britain and the Arctic’ talk
The Director of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Polar Regions Secretariat in Westminster led a talk at the University last week that aimed to inspire and educate students on the science of the Arctic.
Loughborough number one in the world for sports subjects
Loughborough has retained its position as the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the global 2018 QS higher education league table.
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.
Participants needed for new Race for Life study
Researchers in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences are working with Cancer Research UK to develop a range of materials to support women who take part in Race for Life events.
PhD student to present work in Parliament at STEM for BRITAIN 2018
A Loughborough University PhD student will present his research to MPs in Parliament, as part of the STEM for Britain 2018 Chemistry competition.
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.
Expert on art, science and heritage joins Loughborough University
Renowned art historian Professor Phillip Lindley has joined the School of the Arts, English and Drama at Loughborough University.
Emily Sarsfield ready for Winter Olympic debut
Loughborough Alumna Emily Sarsfield will make her Olympic debut on Friday, fulfilling a dream that has been 22 years in the making, and at points looked like it would never happen.
Loughborough University students take part in national drone competition
A Loughborough University team of students will be taking part in an annual competition to design, build and operate an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).
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 academic presents lecture to King of Sweden
Professor of Physical Geography, John Anderson, met with the King of Sweden this week to talk about environmental issues.
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.
International relations and global security expert joins Loughborough University
Professor Caroline Kennedy-Pipe, one of the UK’s leading experts on international relations and global security has joined Loughborough University.
Loughborough student to celebrate first published book with University launch event
A Loughborough University student is celebrating her first published book by hosting a launch event on campus.
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.
International design expert announced as next Dean of Loughborough Design School
One of the world’s leading design experts, Professor Cees de Bont has been announced as the new Dean of Loughborough University’s Design School.
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.
Loughborough to hold first ever Talk Sport Student Conference
Loughborough University is to hold its first ever student conference based around starting a career in the sports industry next week.
Seven-time Paralympic medallist to present public lecture that highlights the importance of engaging all people with disability in sport
Seven-time Paralympic medallist Dr Cheri Blauwet will present a lecture at the end of the month that looks to emphasise the importance of engaging all people with an impairment in sport and physical activity as a means of promoting population health.
University academics contribute to landmark handbook on physical activity policy and practice
Thirty current and former Loughborough University academics have contributed to a landmark publication on physical activity policy and practice.
Loughborough academic listed as a finalist for the 2018 FDM Everywoman in Technology awards
Dr Will Whittow has been listed as a finalist for the 2018 FDM Everywoman in Technology awards.
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.
New Year’s Honours for Loughborough alumni
Three alumnae, an honorary graduate and a Loughborough-based athlete have been recognised in the New Year’s Honours list 2018 for services to UK Sport and Design.
Women and men needed for high street brand flip flop study
Twenty women and 10 men with the shoe size 5, 7 or 9 are needed for a flip flop study for a high street brand.
Loughborough University’s plans for technology transfer
Loughborough and seven other universities in the Midlands are collaborating in technology transfer, it has been announced.
Discourse and Rhetoric Group celebrates 30th anniversary with special video
A world-leading University group that researches language and social interaction in society is celebrating its 30th anniversary and, to mark the occasion, a special tribute video has been made.
Renowned space scientist receives Honorary Doctorate from Loughborough University
Space scientist and BBC Sky at Night presenter Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of the University “in recognition of her contributions to science”.
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.
Loughborough wins two top accolades at Times Higher Education Awards
Loughborough University won two top accolades at the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards last night (Thursday 30 November), winning Outstanding Research Supervisor of the Year and Technological Innovation of the Year.
Loughborough University buries time-capsule with De Lisle College
Loughborough University is delighted to have buried a time-capsule with students from De Lisle College.
Images from the University’s Maya Project to feature in new exhibition
Images from a Loughborough social enterprise project which captures the lives of the Maya, the largest living group of Native Americans, are included in the new Virtual Museum of Human Ecology.
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.
Loughborough University London to play key role in Sports Analytics World Series
On Friday 24th November 2017 Loughborough University London will be the lead academic partner for the UK leg of the Sports Analytics World Series, the first of seven global events over the next 12 months.
English lecturer’s latest work is a literary tour full of surprises
Dr Oliver Tearle, founder of the popular Interesting Literature blog, has scoured the country to write Britain by the Book: A Curious Tour of Our Literary Landscape, a collection of surprising and little-known stories behind classic works of literature.
Creative Writing lecturer becomes poet-in-residence at Bradgate Park
Dr Kerry Featherstone, who oversees the School’s MA in Creative Writing, will take up the role as part of a new project based on creative inspiration at Bradgate Park in Leicestershire.
Institute of Advanced Studies brings world-leading communication scholars to Loughborough
The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) at Loughborough University is running a series of events on the theme of Communication, in collaboration with colleagues from the Centre for Research in Communication and Culture.
Global leader in sport business joins Loughborough University London
Aaron Smith has been appointed as Professor of Sport Business at Loughborough University London.
Outstanding students recognised at academic excellence awards
Students studying a range of subjects from Maths to Psychology were awarded scholarships for academic excellence at a celebratory dinner held at Loughborough University on Monday 23 October.
Military visit marks renewed partnership between Loughborough University and the MOD
Loughborough University and the Ministry of Defence (MOD) have re-signed a Memorandum of Understanding, officially marking their continued partnership.
Fine Art student competing in Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year competition
Third-year artist Benji Thomas has been chosen to compete in the illustrious Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year competition.
Renowned expert on feminist art theory joins Loughborough University
Hilary Robinson has joined Loughborough University as Professor of Feminism, Art and Theory.
£7m Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel to be added to Imago Venues portfolio from 2018
Loughborough University is creating a dedicated 4-star Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel (EAC) comprised of 44 bedrooms. The facility will be run by Imago Venues – Loughborough University’s dedicated hotel, conference and events provider.
Creative Community Day taking place at Loughborough University
Loughborough University is hosting a Creative Community Day on Saturday 28 October 2017.
Loughborough University to debate Catalonia’s battle for independence
An academic debate on Catalonia’s fight for independence is being hosted by Loughborough University on Tuesday October 17.
Loughborough holds onto 6th place in 2018 Times Higher Education ‘Table of Tables’
Loughborough has retained its 6th place ranking for the second year in the Times Higher Education (THE) ‘Table of Tables’, consolidating its position as one of the country’s top universities.
Community groups invited to bid for University funding through the Open Fund
Community and voluntary groups in Charnwood are being offered the chance to bid for funding through the University’s annual Donations Fund Programme.
Inspiring women at Loughborough: Guest speakers describe their paths through academia
An event aimed at inspiring women to succeed will focus in the careers of four Loughborough academics.
International award for Charnwood Connect project
A Loughborough University collaboration designed to promote joint working between voluntary and public sector organisations has won first prize in the international Knowledge Management and Intellectual Capital Excellence Awards.
Loughborough amongst global elite with five-star plus rating
Loughborough University is one of only 15 universities in the world to be awarded a five-star plus rating – the highest available – in an independent assessment of its performance.
Social Sciences makes top 100 in global THE ranking
Social Sciences at Loughborough University has been ranked 98th in the world in the 2018 Times Higher Education (THE) subject rankings.
University neighbourhood officer recognised with award
The neighbourhood officer for Loughborough University has been named Leicestershire Police’s Dedicated Neighbourhood Officer of the Year 2017.
Loughborough named ‘Best Careers Service’ in the UK
Loughborough University’s careers service has been named the best in the UK by Student Crowd.
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.
Industry placement student creates instrument with ice
Loughborough University student Leah Edwards recently completed her industrial placement with National Instruments as an Applications Engineer, during which she created a robotic musical instrument with wind chimes and dry ice.
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.
Loughborough technician named Improver of the Year
Jonathan Cripps, Mechanical Technician at Loughborough University, has been named the Harland Roberts Engineer Improver of the Year 2017.
Excellence100 campaign searches for more academic stars
Loughborough University is embarking on the next phase of its Excellence100 staff recruitment campaign.
Students encouraged to #THINKcommunity
Students are being encouraged to think, think, think about their local area at the start of a new term in Loughborough.
Loughborough climbs to 7th in Times Good University Guide
Loughborough has been ranked 7th out of 131 UK universities in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 – its highest ever position.
Loughborough shortlisted for four Times Higher Education awards
Loughborough University has been shortlisted for four Times Higher Education (THE) Awards – for Outstanding Research Supervisor of the Year, Excellence and Innovation in the Arts, the International Impact Award, and Technological Innovation of the Year.
Unforgettable 2017 School Games come to a close at Loughborough University
The 2017 School Games came to a close yesterday (3 September) with a whole host of medals contested on the final day.
University history unveiled with Handicraft Unit furniture auction and exhibition
Loughborough University will unveil a rich collection of period furniture for auction from the Handicraft Unit, a programme established in the 1930s which trained students in furniture making under leading craftsmen.
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.
Loughborough graduates ranked as some of the top earning employees in the country
Loughborough’s graduates are among the best paid in the country, especially those who have studied communication, business or architecture – a Government survey has revealed.
Loughborough tops survey of the UK’s most employable design graduates
Loughborough University design graduates have been named ‘most employable’ by a nationwide industry poll.
Learn from other people’s mistakes for Clearing 2017
Social interaction experts from Loughborough University have examined hundreds of calls made to its clearing contact centre last year to come up with top tips for students entering the process tomorrow (Thursday 17 August).
Loughborough top in England for student satisfaction
Loughborough has been ranked the top mainstream university in England for student satisfaction in the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS).
University launches appeal to support dementia research
Loughborough University has launched a fundraising appeal to support innovative research into dementia.
Students vote Loughborough top in accommodation awards
Five of Loughborough University’s student accommodation buildings have been listed in the 2017 Student Accommodation Awards, including a first place win for Falkner Eggington hall.
Former RAF test pilot speaks about the need for more female engineers in the UK
Dressed smartly for his interview, sitting and in the shadow of a decommissioned fighter jet in the atrium named after him, ex-RAF test pilot Captain Desmond Penrose is speaking passionately about the quality of the UK’s engineering industry.
Crossrail chairman awarded honorary degree by Loughborough University
Sir Terry Morgan, Chairman of Crossrail, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Technology (DTech).
Strictly Come Dancing star receives Honorary Doctorate from Loughborough University
Ore Oduba, who graduated in Sport Science and Social Science in 2008, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of the University “In recognition of his contribution to British television as a news and sports broadcaster”.
British Paralympic Association director awarded honorary degree from Loughborough University
Penny Briscoe OBE, Director of Sport at the British Paralympic Association, has been awarded an honorary degree by Loughborough University.
Loughborough University’s class of 2017 honoured at graduation ceremonies
This week, Loughborough University is honouring thousands of students at its summer graduation ceremonies. The achievements of students are celebrated as they reach the end of their degrees.
Honorary Loughborough degree for mountaineer who conquered the Ogre with two broken legs
Adventurer Doug Scott descended The Ogre – the most difficult mountain in Pakistan – with two broken legs.
Lord Sebastian Coe officially installed as Chancellor of Loughborough University
Lord Sebastian Coe has been installed as Chancellor of Loughborough University.
World-leading political communication expert joins Loughborough University
Professor Andrew Chadwick, a world-leading authority on digital media, power, and democracy will be joining Loughborough University in August.
Academic publishes new book exploring health and medicine in early modern England
A new book which explores health and medicine in early modern England has been published by a Loughborough University academic.
Loughborough academic shines a light on women in construction
Jacqui Glass, Professor of Architecture and Sustainable Construction in the School of Civil and Building Engineering is calling for the construction industry to create a better working life for women working in construction.
Feathered friends build a home at Loughborough University
A group of kestrels has returned to its nest at the Loughborough campus.
Design students sweep international packaging competition
Twenty-two awards were given to Loughborough Design School students in the 2017 Student Starpack competition.
Loughborough University London and Chelsea Football Club join forces
Loughborough University London and Chelsea Football Club are delighted to have formed a three-year strategic partnership that will see the two organisations work together on research, internships, player aftercare and engagement activities.
Queen’s Birthday Honours for Loughborough alumni and honorary graduates
In the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2017, six Loughborough University alumni and two honorary graduates have been recognised for their work in a wide range of areas.
Loughborough Doctoral College launched
Loughborough University has today (Thursday 22 June) launched its Doctoral College.
Loughborough in the ‘Golden Six’ of elite universities securing top teaching quality rating
Loughborough is one of the ‘Golden Six’ elite universities in the country to be awarded the top accolade in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
Survey reveals Loughborough graduates among UK high earners
Salaries for Loughborough University graduates are among the highest in the country according to new figures released by the Department for Education (DfE).
Inventive finalists present work at the Design Degree Show 2017
Students from the Loughborough Design School will present their final-year projects at the Design Degree Show 2017, opening to the public on 16 June.
Hall of Fame inductions for Olympic stars
Four Olympic stars have been honoured with induction to Loughborough University’s sporting Hall of Fame.
Technicians recognised with Papin Prizes
Loughborough University has been awarded two Papin Prizes, which recognise the skills, talent and experience of technicians in higher education, across the UK and Ireland.
Internationally acclaimed professor joins Loughborough University London
Loughborough University London has appointed Professor Tony Edwards as Director of its new Institute for International Management.
Emerging artists to exhibit at 2017 Arts Degree Show
Students from the School of the Arts, English and Drama are set to exhibit their final degree work at the 2017 Arts Degree Show, which opens to the public on 10 June.
Loughborough backs new initiative supporting research technicians
Loughborough University has joined forces with a group of UK universities and research institutions in backing a pledge to support technical staff.
Inspiring events to give prospective students a taste of life at Loughborough
A series of ‘Inspiring Minds’ events at Loughborough University this summer will give year 12 students a taster of university life.
Design School receives prestigious ergonomics awards
Loughborough Design School has received two 2017 Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) awards.
Loughborough students named in The Tab’s Future 100 list
Two Loughborough University students have made the Future 100 list compiled by international youth news network, The Tab.
Loughborough University Enterprise Awards 2017: Winners announced
The winners of Loughborough’s annual Enterprise Awards competition were announced at a ceremony last night.
Loughborough University ranked in top ten again in Guardian University Guide
Loughborough University has once again been ranked in the top ten in the 2018 Guardian University Guide.
Annual Reception held by the Vice-Chancellor
Loughborough University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Allison, held his Annual Reception last night (Wednesday 10 May).
UK Government confirms funding for EU students for 2018
The UK Government has confirmed financial support for EU students starting courses in the 2018–19 academic year.
Loughborough top ten again in national ranking of 129 universities
Loughborough has consolidated its position as one of the best universities in the country with another top ten ranking in The Complete University Guide 2018.
Independent study shows Loughborough University provides ‘Best Return on Investment in the Country’
Loughborough offers students the best return on their investment in the UK having been named the ‘Best Value University in the Country’ in a new independent study.
Loughborough brings home two golds from Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2017
Loughborough University has won two Whatuni 2017 Student Choice Awards, picking up the top accolade for Best University Facilities and the new Giving Back category.
Loughborough shortlisted for four Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards
Loughborough University has been shortlisted for four Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards – in the Outstanding Marketing/Communications Team, Outstanding Estates Strategy, Workplace of the Year and DataPoints Merit Awards categories.
Inclusive sports design competition winners announced
Loughborough Design School students have received awards as part of an inclusive sports product design competition supported by the Andrew Simpson Sport Enabling Trust (ASSET).
Loughborough University London invites graduates to take 'The Big Step'
Loughborough University London has announced a new employability programme for unemployed and underemployed graduates in four key growth areas in East London.
Loughborough Professor conferred as Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences
Professor Jo Aldridge of Loughborough’s School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences has been conferred the award of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, it was announced today.31 March 2017
Olympic legend Lord Sebastian Coe to become Loughborough University Chancellor
Loughborough University’s Chair of Council and Senior Pro-Chancellor, Sir Peter Bonfield, is delighted to announce the nomination of Lord Sebastian Coe as the University’s new Chancellor.30 March 2017
Survey confirms Loughborough has offered best student experience over the last decade
No university in the UK has offered a better student experience over the last decade than Loughborough, a national survey has revealed.23 March 2017
Creative careers event presents a world of opportunities
Over 140 students, including a significant number from the School of the Arts, English and Drama, the Design School and the Loughborough University London campus took advantage of the opportunity to meet prospective employers at an event dedicated to the creative industries.20 March 2017
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 named world’s best sporting university
Loughborough has been named the best sporting university in the world in the global QS higher education league table.7 March 2017
Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2017: Loughborough shortlisted for nine out of 12 categories
Student satisfaction has helped Loughborough University feature in nine of the 12 categories at this year’s Whatuni Student Choice Awards.3 March 2017
Loughborough academic awarded the King Carl XVI Gustaf Professorship at Umeå University
John Anderson, Professor of Physical Geography at Loughborough University’s School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences has been awarded the King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Professorship in Environmental Science for the 2017/18 academic year at Umeå University, Sweden.27 February 2017
University seeks nominations for student community awards
Do you know a student who is an asset to the local community? If so, Loughborough University would like to hear from you for their annual student community awards.23 February 2017
Loughborough retains European Commission award for its career development for researchers
Loughborough University is one of twelve UK institutions to retain the HR Excellence in Research Award from the European Commission following the sixth-year review, in recognition of its long-term commitment to career development for researchers.22 February 2017
Second Enterprise Zone confirmed for region
News of a second Enterprise Zone (EZ), that could bring more than 21,000 new jobs and £123 million into the area over the next 25 years, was announced today (Monday 13th February 2017) during a state visit by Rt Hon Marcus Jones MP, Minister for Local Government.13 February 2017
Loughborough University announces arrangements for Special Projects Fund
Loughborough University is welcoming bids from community groups across Charnwood for its annual Special Projects Fund.10 February 2017
LUSEP company secures funding to advance its Micro-Patch™ solid dose microneedle system for a hormone Biologic
UK biotech company Nemaura Pharma has announced a commitment from private investors of up to £5m for the development of a hormone Biologic using its Micro-Patch™ solid dose delivery platform.8 February 2017
School students complete CSI-style challenge day at University
Secondary school students visited Loughborough University’s Department of Chemistry last week as part of a special CSI-style challenge.3 February 2017
Spin out acquisition by Merford will accelerate impact of industrial noise control technology
Sonobex, the multi-award-winning spin out from Loughborough University’s physics research base, has been acquired by Merford UK, a leading specialist in industrial noise control. This secures the family company not only more 'brain power', but also brings a revolutionary technology in house: capable of reducing noise using by innovative, novel methods.2 February 2017
£3.2m funding for Midlands-based high performance computing centre
The Midlands Innovation group of universities and Queen Mary University of London have been awarded £3.2million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to establish HPC Midlands Plus – a centre of excellence in high performance computing (HPC).2 February 2017
Leading Loughborough academics appear on House of Commons Select Committees
Two leading Loughborough University academics made parliamentary appearances today on Select Committees for Education, Science and Technology.1 February 2017
Staff and students invited to The Object is Alive exhibition
British artist Matthew Darbyshire is working alongside University Professor Daniel Watt, to launch a new arts exhibition based on Polish theatre marker Tadeusz Kantor.26 January 2017
Loughborough gets top spot again for overall satisfaction in independent student survey
Loughborough University has once again been ranked first for overall student satisfaction in the UK and globally in an independent survey.24 January 2017
Security Officers presented with Royal Humane Society awards
Three members of staff have been presented with Royal Humane Society (RHS) awards for their acts of bravery following an incident involving the resuscitation of a mature student.10 January 2017
New Year’s Honours for Loughborough’s athletes, alumni and honorary graduates
No fewer than 23 Loughborough University linked athletes, alumni and honorary graduates have been recognised in the Queen's New Year Honours list.5 January 2017
Historic day as Loughborough University London celebrates first graduation ceremony
Loughborough University London celebrated its first ever graduation ceremony yesterday (Thursday 15 December), honouring the achievements of more than 200 students.16 December 2016
£1m project will capture British Asians’ memories of Partition
A Loughborough researcher has received a prestigious £1m award to capture cultural memories of Partition amongst the British Asian community.15 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 compete in design challenge with Hong Kong University MBA students
Loughborough Design School students took part in a collaborative design challenge with MBA students from Hong Kong University and Deloitte Digital's design team last month.7 December 2016
From Arts to Engineering - University honours the academic excellence of students
Students studying subjects from Art to Engineering were awarded scholarships for academic excellence at a celebratory dinner held at Loughborough University last night. (Tuesday 6 December)7 December 2016
New research hubs to strengthen the UK’s manufacturing base
Loughborough University is a partner in three £10 million research hubs designed to strengthen the UK’s manufacturing base.6 December 2016
Transport industry conference at Loughborough will feature driverless pods and robotic vehicles
An annual conference aimed at exploring the UK transport industry’s challenges and advancements will take place at Loughborough University next week.25 November 2016
Success at annual University Research Conference
The Graduate School hosted the annual Loughborough University Research Conference for postgraduate research students, research staff and academic staff last month.25 November 2016
Loughborough University named the UK's leading University for employer-student connections
Loughborough University has been named the UK’s top university for employer-student connections in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings, 2017. The results also show Loughborough University as the only British university to feature in the world top 30 list for this measure.25 November 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 academic wins national “I’m a Scientist” competition
Dr Laura-Anne Furlong, a Vice-Chancellor’s Lecturer in Biomechanics at Loughborough's School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, has been voted a winner in the national “I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here!” competition.22 November 2016
Loughborough University hosts ‘A Weekend of Weird’
A series of special events celebrating literature, film, music, art and performance is heading to Loughborough next weekend.17 November 2016
Rail industry breakthrough technology Repoint wins IET Innovation Award
Repoint, a radical new track switch product developed by Loughborough University’s Control Systems Group, has won a prestigious IET Innovation Award in recognition of its potential to support increased levels of day-to-day rail traffic across the network.17 November 2016
Loughborough Professor is first non-Russian or American winner of prestigious international science prize
Research into ultrahigh magnetic fields at Loughborough University has attracted the attention of the Russian Academy of Sciences and landed one academic with a rare distinction.16 November 2016
Research finds “disappointingly low" number of BAME football coaches at professional clubs
Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) football coaches account for just four per cent of backroom coaching staff at professional clubs, a study by Loughborough University has found.16 November 2016
New policy must be adopted to protect cancer patients’ work rights
A Loughborough academic has called for cancer patients to be given similar work rights to pregnant women.15 November 2016
Loughborough University awarded for supporting Defence personnel
The University has been acknowledged for supporting Defence personnel and their families through the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.14 November 2016
Loughborough academics shortlisted for national engineering and science competitions
Three Loughborough University academics are taking part in X Factor style competitions which aim to throw the spotlight on Science and Engineering.14 November 2016
Sonobex receives Noise Abatement Society award
Loughborough University spin out company Sonobex has been awarded this year’s Noise Abatement Society’s John Connell Innovation Award.9 November 2016
Universities Minister officially opens new multi million pound learning facility at Loughborough University
Jo Johnson MP – Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation – was joined by Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan at Loughborough University this week (24th October) to officially open a major new learning and teaching facility.25 October 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
Local businesses invited to attend workplace health seminar
Local businesses are invited to attend an exclusive breakfast seminar on workplace health next month.21 October 2016
Record numbers of employers flock to Loughborough graduate recruitment fair
More companies than ever before are set to attend this year’s Loughborough University Autumn Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair, which takes place on campus on 24th and 25th October.21 October 2016
Loughborough University and Santander Universities UK confirm new agreement
Loughborough University and Santander Universities UK have today signed a new agreement worth £435,000 to support a further three year partnership.19 October 2016
Times Higher Education ‘Table of Tables’ consolidates Loughborough’s top ten university ranking
Loughborough University has risen six places to 6th in this year’s Times Higher Education (THE) ‘Table of Tables’, published today (12 October).12 October 2016
Olympic legend opens building dedicated to improving the nation’s health
Five-time Olympic champion Sir Steve Redgrave officially opened the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine building at Loughborough University this week.12 October 2016
Brazilian Embassy hosts Loughborough’s Rio 2016 celebration event
Loughborough University celebrated its most successful Olympic and Paralympic Games with an evening reception at the Brazilian Embassy last night (Thursday 6 October).7 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
Loughborough named University of the Year for Sport
Loughborough has been named University of the Year for Sport for the second time by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.23 September 2016
Loughborough revealed as top academic institution for undergraduate pharmaceutical placements
Loughborough University has been named as the top academic institution for undergraduate pharmaceutical placements according to a new report.21 September 2016
‘Inspiring Success’ stories celebrated at Loughborough University London awards evening
Loughborough University London honoured the achievements of its first Inspiring Success graduating scholars on Thursday September 15 and announced the winners for 2016.20 September 2016
Plans for new campus accommodation unveiled by University
Loughborough University has revealed plans for potential new accommodation on campus.16 September 2016
Loughborough graduate wins national round of prestigious design competition
A new portable cooling device to improve vaccine transportation in developing countries has been announced as the UK winner of the 2016 James Dyson Award.8 September 2016
Loughborough's postgraduates showcase designs in end-of-year show
Postgraduate students from Loughborough University’s 2D and 3D Visualisation and Art and Design (Studio Practice) Masters (MA) courses are set to exhibit their work in an end- of-year showcase later this month.2 September 2016
Loughborough shortlisted for University of the Year higher education ‘Oscar’
Loughborough University has been shortlisted for four Times Higher Education (THE) Awards, including the prestigious ‘University of the Year’ award.1 September 2016
Loughborough University to host next generation of Team GB Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls at 2016 School Games
Final preparations are now underway for the 2016 School Games, which take place at Loughborough University next week.26 August 2016
Loughborough to be a key partner in new ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership
Loughborough University is part of a Midlands consortium to receive funding to train the next generation of world-leading social scientists.23 August 2016
Students vote Loughborough most popular choice on results day
Loughborough University has been voted the most popular choice for students on A Level results day.18 August 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
Loughborough graduates targeted by leading banks
Loughborough is one of a select few universities from around the world that major banks target to recruit their analysts, according to new data released by financial services careers website efinancialcareers.16 August 2016
Government official unveils IOC accreditation plaque at National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine
The National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM) has been officially recognised as an International Olympic Committee (IOC) Research Centre for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health – one of nine worldwide.28 July 2016
Midlands academics awarded prestigious mathematics gold medals
Loughborough University academic Tony Croft, Professor of Mathematics Education, has been awarded a gold medal by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA).22 July 2016
First details of 2016 School Games at Loughborough University revealed
The first exciting details of the 2016 School Games National Finals – a major multi-sport event for elite young athletes - that will take place at Loughborough University from 1-4 September have been revealed today.19 July 2016
Loughborough University secures 36th BUCS title
It’s finally official – Loughborough University is British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) champion for the 36th consecutive year.15 July 2016
Super eight off to Rio
Double European 400m champion Martyn Rooney is one of the stars named in the Team GB athletics team heading for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, which get underway in just 23 days’ time.14 July 2016
Loughborough University’s Class of 2016 honoured at graduation ceremonies
Loughborough University will honour thousands of students in its summer graduation ceremonies this week.13 July 2016
Which? University survey rates Loughborough sport and students’ union among UK’s best
Loughborough University has been rated highly for its sports scene and its students’ union in the Which? University Student Survey 2016, published today (13 July).13 July 2016
LUSEP company receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise
CommAgility, the leading UK wireless technology company based on Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park, today received its second Queen's Award.12 July 2016
Lord Coe honours nephew at opening graduation ceremony
Sebastian Coe returned to campus today to preside over the graduation ceremony of his nephew Gus Kennedy.12 July 2016
Student Street Support Scheme set to continue
The Student Street Support Scheme is set to continue in Loughborough.4 July 2016
Record numbers attend University Open Day
Loughborough University welcomed thousands of visitors to its campus this weekend, as numbers hit a record high for the June Open Days.29 June 2016
New collaborations and funding opportunities within Space sector
Having been awarded funds from the UK Space Agency to support local early-stage space sector companies, the iNet team in the Enterprise Office is keen to hear from academics whose work would be relevant to the UK Space Incubator.28 June 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
Vice-Chancellor’s statement on the EU Referendum
As you may be aware I was one of 103 University Vice Chancellors who signed a letter to voters in advance of the EU Referendum. Our message was that universities and students were stronger in Europe.24 June 2016
Loughborough University tops Times Higher Education’s mock teaching assessment
Loughborough University has topped a mock exercise run by the Times Higher Education (THE) magazine that anticipates how the UK’s 120 universities might perform in the new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).23 June 2016
Loughborough University celebrates outstanding student placements in Awards ceremony
Loughborough University hosted its inaugural Placement Student Awards on 16 June to celebrate the outstanding achievements of its students.21 June 2016
Outstanding student volunteers praised by Loughborough University
Loughborough University has honoured a number of students for their exceptional volunteering efforts at its annual community prize ceremony.17 June 2016
Last chance to vote in the University’s placement student awards!
Voting for the University’s placement student awards ends tonight and we need your help to decide this year’s winners.13 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
Students’ enterprising achievements recognised at annual awards
Loughborough University and the Students’ Union celebrated their annual Enterprise Awards last week (2 June), recognising the enterprising achievements of students.7 June 2016
Indian students gain invaluable study experience at Loughborough University
Students from three leading Indian universities are gaining valuable postgraduate study experience as part of a funded summer internship at Loughborough University.7 June 2016
Report finds Labour is almost invisible in EU Referendum coverage
The Labour Party is being practically ignored in media coverage of the EU Referendum according to a Loughborough University report released today.6 June 2016
Loughborough University study reveals the best way to improve muscle strength
Engaging in short, explosive leg contractions is the most effective way of strengthening muscles, Loughborough research reveals.6 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
Vice Chancellor holds second alumni reception
Loughborough University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Allison, held the second annual Alumni Reception in London last week (26 May).2 June 2016
Science without Borders students awarded internships at leading aerospace company
Loughborough University Science without Borders students have been awarded four of only eight internships available at one of the world’s leading aerospace companies.2 June 2016
Drama students present a night of thrills in final-year show
Loughborough University Drama students are set to present an evening at the Grand-Guignol for their final-year production, taking place 1-3 June.31 May 2016
Degree Show exhibits the work of aspiring artists and designers
Students from Loughborough University’s School of the Arts and Design School are set to exhibit their work across a range of disciplines in end of year shows opening next week.31 May 2016
Professor Rachel Thomson appointed as Pro Vice-Chancellor for Teaching at Loughborough University
Rachel Thomson, Professor of Materials Engineering, has been appointed as Pro Vice-Chancellor for Teaching at Loughborough University.27 May 2016
Loughborough University soars into UK top five
Loughborough University has been ranked 4th in the 2017 Guardian University League Table.23 May 2016
New outdoor learning space dedicated to the memory of former student
A new outdoor learning space at Loughborough University has been dedicated in honour of former student, John Hanford.13 May 2016
Voting launched for University placement student awards
A campaign celebrating the achievements of Loughborough University placement students, and the transformative opportunities that host employers provide, has been launched.6 May 2016
Growth Builder announces first cohort
Growth Builder, the business growth programme designed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, has today announced the first cohort of 48 businesses selected to participate in the 12-month programme.4 May 2016
BBC presenter and physicist talks bubbles, the ocean and women working in STEM
Dr Helen Czerski, physicist and oceanographer, is set to present a guest lecture on 11 May as part of Loughborough University’s Claudia Parsons lecture series.28 April 2016
Loughborough University leaps to 7th in The Complete University Guide 2017
Loughborough University has leapt to its highest ever ranking of 7th place in The UK Complete University Guide 2017 – the fastest riser in the top 20 and the top ranked university in the Midlands.25 April 2016
Graduate business celebrates third birthday with first national awards ceremony
Loughborough University graduate and Studio alumnus, Sophie-Louise Hyde, hosted the first national awards celebration for emerging creatives to mark the third birthday of her online platform, The Student Wordsmith.21 April 2016
Graduate makes waves at Saatchi Gallery art exhibition
Loughborough University Fine Art graduate, Grace Wooler, has been chosen by the Saatchi Gallery to exhibit her work as part of their School Prize Retrospective Exhibition.20 April 2016
Rising entrepreneurial talent celebrated at prestigious awards ceremony
Loughborough University recognises emerging entrepreneurial talent in the finals of the Leicestershire County and East Midlands, Young Enterprise Company of the Year Competition.19 April 2016
Geoff Feavyour joins the University as new Head of Security
Geoff Feavyour has joined Loughborough University as the new Head of Security, taking the place of Stuart Christie who has retired after 4 years in post.18 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
Loughborough’s student experience a hit at Whatuni Student Choice Awards
Loughborough University has won two 2016 Whatuni Student Choice Awards, both recognising the incredible student experience on offer at the campus.15 April 2016
MIT host Loughborough University in Trans-Atlantic sport challenge and academic exchange
Loughborough University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have competed in the latest Trans-Atlantic sporting challenge - a three day tennis match taking place on MIT’s iconic campus in Cambridge, Boston.8 April 2016
Loughborough launches crowdfunding appeal to support high achieving students on their university journey
Loughborough University is asking its graduates and supporters to contribute to a scholarship fund through a crowdfunding appeal to help the next generation of Loughborough students.7 April 2016
Loughborough shortlisted for two Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards
Loughborough University has been shortlisted for two Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards – for the Outstanding Digital Innovation in Management and Administration award and in the Outstanding Marketing/Communications Team category.7 April 2016
University supports Travis Perkins plc in the search for innovation
Loughborough University has joined up with building and construction giant, Travis Perkins plc, in their search for new ideas following the launch of the first ever Travis Perkins Innovation Awards.6 April 2016
University arts project creates visual identity for Loughborough
A new visual identity for Loughborough has been created as part of an arts project by Loughborough University.31 March 2016
University receives funding to help boost the UK space industry
Loughborough University has been announced as one of three East Midlands incubation hubs to receive funding from the UK Space Agency.23 March 2016
Loughborough University subject areas rated among top 50 internationally
Two subject areas offered by the University have been ranked in the top 50 worldwide according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject.22 March 2016
International Business student invited to Downing Street
Final-year International Business student, Dominic Matcham, was one of an elite group of young entrepreneurs invited to attend the 2016 Founders of the Future event at 10 Downing Street.21 March 2016
Loughborough University best in the UK for student experience
Loughborough University has been named the best in the country for its student experience, the UK’s leading publication on higher education, the Times Higher Education (THE) announced today.17 March 2016
New identity launched for Loughborough Lightning women’s cricket team
Loughborough University’s new women’s cricket team, Loughborough Lightning, has today unveiled their brand identity for the Women’s Cricket Super League.16 March 2016
Workshop explores the challenges of recycling in today’s ‘throw-away’ society
Students from Leicester took a day out of their normal lessons last week to work with University academics in a day of workshops designed to consider the environmental and social challenges of electronic products in today’s ‘throw-away’ society.15 March 2016
Loughborough shortlisted for record nine out of ten Whatuni Student Choice Awards
Loughborough University has been shortlisted for a record nine out of ten 2016 Whatuni Student Choice Awards.11 March 2016
Conference set to debate challenges of Global Food Security
The Centre for Sustainable Manufacturing and Recycling Technologies (SMART) at Loughborough University is set to host the annual Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Food conference on 23- 24 March.10 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
University events set to inspire students
Loughborough University is running a series of ‘Inspiring Minds’ events to give Year 12 students a taster into University life and a range of different degree subjects.4 March 2016
World record success for bounce-a-thon held at Loughborough University
Students, staff, and members of the local community who took part in a ‘bounce-a-thon’ at Loughborough University have set a new world record.4 March 2016
£3.8m investment to grow Loughborough’s research activity
Loughborough University will receive £3.8m investment in its postgraduate research training as part of major investment in science and engineering research announced today by Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson.1 March 2016
Bespoke Masters Programme wins industry training award
A bespoke Masters programme developed by the Executive Education Team and Building Societies Association (BSA) has won as the ‘Best Training Initiative’ in the Association Excellence Awards.1 March 2016
University holds Inaugural Donors and Scholars reception
On 25 February, the University held a reception to celebrate the support donors have provided for Scholarship students at Loughborough.26 February 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
More than 75 postgraduate research studentships available at Loughborough
Loughborough University is offering more than 75 studentships to postgraduate research students who begin their programmes in 2016.25 February 2016
Loughborough University London student projects impress business leaders
A Loughborough University London project which challenges students to help solve real problems set direct by businesses has been praised by company partners.12 February 2016
New centre places Loughborough at heart of UK aerospace engineering and technology development
The Business Minister, Anna Soubry MP, has today announced £9.8 million of funding towards the establishment of a new facility that will position Loughborough University as a primary UK hub for aerospace engineering and technology.5 February 2016
Loughborough University to help shape the future of higher education sport
Loughborough University has kicked off 2016 by embarking on a Sport England funded project looking at how sports participation can be increased.27 January 2016
Study to track students' digital research journey
Discovering and navigating digital information is part of the everyday work of today’s researcher, but what is that user experience and how could it be improved?21 January 2016
Loughborough University design graduates voted most employable in the UK
Loughborough University Design School creates the most employable graduates in the UK, a new industry survey has found.21 January 2016