How the higher and further education sector can help the creative industries and technology to collide
Dr Allan Watson will be working on an exciting new research initiative funded by the Royal Anniversary Trust, which will examine how UK further and higher education institutions can foster connections between the creative industries and technology sectors.
Doing laundry by hand sheds just as many microfibres as machine washing – new research
Between 6,500 and 87,000 tonnes of microfibres are shed during domestic laundering every year in the UK. Many of these minuscule fibres end up in rivers and oceans, with devastating consequences for aquatic animals and environments.
Doctoral Prize Fellow joins new College of Experts for the Office for Environmental Protection
Geography and Environment’s Dr Savannah Worne has joined the College of Experts for the Office for Environmental Protection (OEP). The OEP’s role is to protect and improve the environment by holding government and other public authorities to account.
ClimateTech spinout Previsico raises further funding to accelerate growth in Europe and enable US expansion
Previsico, the live flood alert ClimateTech, today announced that it is delighted to have completed its latest funding round, at a significantly higher valuation than the previous one in August 2021.
Loughborough University develops online course for all FIFA football agents to represent minors
All FIFA football agents will have to pass a dedicated online course on working with minors before they are allowed to represent players aged 18 or younger. The course will be offered by Loughborough University, in cooperation with FIFA.
Loughborough hosts UK’s first World Bank Energy Storage Partnership Stakeholder Forum
Sustainable energy experts from across the globe have arrived at Loughborough University for the World Bank Energy Storage Partnership (ESP) Stakeholder Forum – the first time the event has ever been held in the UK.
Loughborough ranked first in UK and 15th globally for advancing affordable and clean energy
The Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings have placed Loughborough University first in the UK and 15th globally for advancing Affordable and Clean Energy – the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7.
Loughborough University to host a prestigious global conference on nationalism and multiculturalism
Loughborough University will for the first time host an international gathering of experts in the fields of ethnicity and nationalism. The 2023 Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN) starts on Monday 3 April, and is being held on campus at the Stewart Mason building.
Global experts join forces to explore the importance of ensuring that energy planning is integrated and inclusive of clean cooking
Researchers from Loughborough University have taken part in a series of high-level talks on ensuring energy planning is integrated and inclusive of clean cooking at the SMART Cooking forum, held in South Africa last month.
Loughborough University academics head to COP27 to showcase sustainable energy research with potential to benefit millions worldwide
Academics from the Centre for Sustainable Transitions: Energy, Environment, Resilience (STEER) at Loughborough University will showcase their pioneering research to a global audience this month, as part of the events being hosted in Egypt to mark COP27.
Geography at Loughborough achieves success in recent National Student Survey
In the latest results from the 2022 National Student Survey (NSS), Geography and Environment at Loughborough University has been ranked 1st in the UK for overall satisfaction in the category ‘physical geographical sciences’ and 3rd in the category ‘human geography’.
Dr James Esson elected to Council of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
Dr James Esson from the School of Social Sciences and Humanities has been elected to the Council of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), the UK’s learned society and professional body for geography.
Montana-based ecologist joins Loughborough to further research on the effect of invasive crayfish on rivers
Lindsey Albertson has recently received a Fulbright scholarship which will enable her to travel to Loughborough to expand her research on how invasive crayfish alter fine sediment dynamics and insects in rivers.
Loughborough University’s Modern Energy Cooking Services research to be showcased at globally influential sustainable energy event
Staff from Loughborough University’s Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS) programme are set to share their pioneering research as part of a series of events alongside the Sustainable Energy for All Forum, which is being held from 17-19 May 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda.
The fighting spirit of young African footballers who migrate overseas
When Sadio Mané scored the decisive penalty to secure Senegal’s triumph over Egypt at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, Isaak, a professional Ghanaian footballer in his late 20s, could not have been further away from the action.
Why increased rainfall in the Arctic is bad news for the whole world
Before the end of this century, most of the Arctic will for the first time receive more rain than snow across a whole year. That’s one of the key findings of a new study on precipitation in the Arctic which has major implications – not just for the polar region, but for the whole world.
Job Opportunities in Geography and Environment
We are currently advertising three University Teacher posts to support learning and teaching within Geography and Environment for the new academic year. These all have a closing deadline of 9th September 2021, with full details of the vacancies below via the individual links.
Retracing the first human steps out of Saudi Arabia: Scientists use footprints to recreate 120,000-year-old comfort break at prehistoric lake
Scientists have pieced together the movements of a small group of early humans as they journeyed out of Africa and into the Arabian Peninsula for the first time – more than 120,000 years ago.
Loughborough academics receive prestigious awards from the Royal Geographical Society
Two academics from Loughborough University’s School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Dr Helena Pimlott-Wilson and Dr James Esson, have received awards from the Royal Geographical Society in their latest list of honours for their contributions to the field.
£1.1 million UKRI Future Leader Fellowship – Dr Kate Mathers
Geography and Environment at Loughborough University will welcome back an outstanding researcher who has been awarded a prestigious Future Leaders Fellowship from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), receiving funding for her project worth £1.1 million.
Latest Radar project to host exhibition exploring the legacy of pioneering arts educator
The project "This is Just What I Saw" by Katarina Hruskova and Dr Sarah Mills, draws on works produced by school-children in workshops using updated versions of Richardson's methods and featuring reproductions of materials from Marion Richardson's archive, which will both evoke and function as a pedagogical and imaginative space.
‘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.
Dr Long Seng To 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.
Geography at Loughborough achieves Top 10 Student Satisfaction rating in NSS 2019 results
We are really pleased to announce that the 2019 National Student Survey (NSS) shows high levels of overall student satisfaction across our undergraduate degrees, recognising the excellent experience of our students in Geography.
SkyEarth invited to pitch idea at finals of YES at Royal Society in London
SkyEarth, composed of Geography and Environment PhD students Keechy Akkerman (CEO), Tessa Driessen (Finance Director), Richard Mason (Head of R&D) and Maud van Soest (Market and Media Director), were invited to pitch their idea for a lightweight green roof substrate to help with urban greening at the finals held at the Royal Society in London.
Urban Studies Foundation application success for a seminar series on ‘The Welcoming City’
Dr Antonis Vradis has been successful with an application to the Urban Studies Foundation for a seminar series on ‘The Welcoming City’, co-written with Anna Papoutsi, who was a Research Associate on their ESRC Transcapes project.
Professor Ed Brown to lead new 5-year DFID research programme on Modern Energy Cooking Services
Loughborough University academics are leading a Department for International Development-funded research programme that aims to transform the way people cook in low income countries by focusing on the use of electricity and other modern fuels.
RGS-IBG Annual Conference and Committee Roles for Geography and Environment Staff
At the recent RGS-IBG Annual International Conference in Cardiff, a number of Geography and Environment staff were elected to Research Group Committees of the Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers).
UK- India Sustainability Research Grant for Professor Paul Wood
Professor Paul Wood has secured £24,807 as part of a successful bid to establish the first UK-India network for developing low-cost and self-sustaining in-situ techniques for bioremediation of non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPLs) result from automotive industry pollution.