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18 July 2024

Is Paris under external threat this summer? (VIDEO)

As host city Paris ramps up for the biggest sporting spectacle on earth, all eyes will undoubtedly be on those vying for podium places.

18 July 2024

School of Design and Creative Art students given prestigious awards at recent events

A group of students from the School of Design and Creative Arts are celebrating after recently receiving awards and prizes in recognition of their outstanding work displayed at New Designers and the D&AD New Blood Exhibition.

18 July 2024

Reimagining RIO: A programme to transform the Research and Innovation Office

To support delivery of the Research and Innovation Core Plan, 鶹Ƶ has implemented the ‘Reimagining RIO’ transformation programme. This initiative aims to significantly boost the ability of the Research and Innovation Office (RIO) to support research and innovation activities, amplify the value the team delivers, and thereby accelerate our research efforts.

17 July 2024

Acts of Creation: On Art and Motherhood by Hettie Judah celebrates the craft and chaos of mother artists

In her new book Acts of Creation: On Art and Motherhood, art critic Hettie Judah shows that motherhood has played a significant role in the history of art. Not only in the ways that both motherhood and mothering have been depicted, but also in the way that artists who are mothers have created representations of their experiences, and in doing so shaped their artistic identities.

17 July 2024

Upcoming event: Universities under fire - How can UK higher education change the narrative and demonstrate its undeniable impact?

Our University community is invited to join a live event on Friday 26 July where a panel of experts including the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nick Jennings, will discuss the perceptions of our sector and why we must do a better job of fighting for it.

17 July 2024

Essential maintenance: University network and datacentre downtime – Wednesday 24 July

On the morning of Wednesday 24 July between 8am-9.30 am, IT Services will be carrying out essential maintenance to replace a critical piece of networking hardware. This will require downtime to the eduroam Wi-Fi and wired network and most key services.

17 July 2024

Adam Peaty and Mel Marshall – mastering the art of the athlete / coach relationship (VIDEO)

Adam Peaty and Mel Marshall. David Beckham and Sir Alex Ferguson. Femke Bol and Laurent Meuwly. Michael Phelps and Bob Bowman.

16 July 2024

Doping in sport – what’s the testing process? (VIDEO)

Ahead of a busy summer of sport, the issue of doping remains firmly in the news headlines.

16 July 2024

Body Coach founder and healthy living advocate Joe Wicks MBE awarded honorary degree (VIDEO)

Fitness coach, TV presenter and social media personality Joe Wicks MBE has been awarded an honorary degree by 鶹Ƶ.

16 July 2024

鶹Ƶ’s new multi-disciplinary centre to revolutionise impact of AI on transport

A new multi-disciplinary centre based at 鶹Ƶ will look to revolutionise how AI is used to improve UK transport.

16 July 2024

Apply to become members of Young Academies

Exciting opportunities have arisen for dedicated, driven, and dynamic 鶹Ƶ staff and alumni to apply to become members of the UK Young Academy or the Global Young Academy.

16 July 2024

Reminder: July Compliance focus - Action required

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our July Compliance Focus initiative. The response rate has been very encouraging.

16 July 2024

鶹Ƶ campus awarded Green Flag award for seventh consecutive year

鶹Ƶ’s East Midlands campus has been named a 2024 UK Green Flag Award recipient, celebrating its seventh year achieving this Award.

15 July 2024

Outstanding Xu and Stojsavljevic finish runners-up in Wimbledon girls’ doubles final

鶹Ƶ-linked tennis players Mimi Xu and Mika Stojsavljevic finished runners-up in the Wimbledon girls’ doubles final after a valiant performance at SW19.

15 July 2024

鶹Ƶ study aims to make sports bra fittings less daunting

It’s hoped research at 鶹Ƶ will help make life easier for those looking to get a sports bra fitted.

15 July 2024

鶹Ƶ Sport and Weleda Arnica enter new partnership

鶹Ƶ Sport has partnered with global cosmetics brand, Weleda Arnica.

12 July 2024

Equality Impact Assessment: Upcoming support sessions

An Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) helps the University make sure our policies, procedures and practices do what they are intended to do and are inclusive for staff, students and visitors. They also enable us to provide an audit trail that we have met our legal obligations.

12 July 2024

鶹Ƶ student awarded in national design competition

鶹Ƶ student, Gargi Agrawalla, has claimed a highly commended award in the Design Innovation in Plastics (DIP) competition, with an innovative product that assists deaf people.

11 July 2024

鶹Ƶ funds local projects as part of the Community Donations Fund

The University held a presentation evening on Thursday 4 July, awarding several organisations around Charnwood with funds to support their initiatives.

11 July 2024

鶹Ƶ students receive the highest number of JLR undergraduate placement and graduate scheme offers for 2024

This year, 鶹Ƶ students outshone other applicants and achieved the highest number of offers in total across placement and graduate scheme programmes at Jaguar Land Rover (JLR).

10 July 2024

Experts in Sport: Performance analysis, AI, and penalties

With England making it to the finals of Euro 2024, how can the team prepare for penalty shootouts and what strategies can be developed to ensure success within football?

10 July 2024

What have we learnt from the ‘media’ election?

The 2024 General Election media campaign has been dominated by talk of taxation, the electoral process, scandal and sleaze.

10 July 2024

Environmental challenges expected in Paris – new study

A new 鶹Ƶ review article in the number one ranked Journal in the Sport Sciences, the British Journal of Sports Medicine, outlines the various environmental challenges athletes competing at Paris 2024 this summer will face.

9 July 2024

Staff Managed Desktop Service: Preparing for the Windows 11 upgrade

From autumn 2024 IT Services will be rolling out Windows 11, the latest Microsoft operating system, to devices on the staff-managed desktop service.

9 July 2024

Upcoming events to explore Nelson Mandela’s legacy

In the lead-up to International Nelson Mandela Day on 18 July, staff, students, and members of the public are invited to take part in a series of events exploring Nelson Mandela’s legacy.

8 July 2024

Erin Williams

It is with great sadness we inform you of the death of Erin Williams, who sadly passed away after a battle with illness.

8 July 2024

Veterans urged to apply for ‘life changing’ support programme

A mental wellbeing support programme for military veterans, described by previous attendees as ‘life changing’, is now welcoming new applications.

5 July 2024

How to resolve friendship tension like Lorde and Charli XCX

Do these lyrics resonate with you? “I don’t know if you like me / Sometimes I think you might hate me / Sometimes I think I might hate you.”

5 July 2024

Summer Showcase celebrates outstanding doctoral community

Organised by Enhanced Academic Practice (Organisational Development & Change) on behalf of the Doctoral College, the Summer Showcase for doctoral researchers took place on Wednesday 19 June 2024.

5 July 2024

In focus: 鶹Ƶ Hockey on the global stage

鶹Ƶ Hockey is synonymous with success on the world’s sporting stage. Over the years, many 鶹Ƶ students and alumni have played for their national team, securing in some cases, historical success.

5 July 2024

Dr Ishara Dharmasena named RAE Engineers Trust Young Engineer of the Year

Dr Ishara Dharmasena has been recognised by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) for his work in both nanogenerators and smart textiles for applications in healthcare technology.

4 July 2024

鶹Ƶ Business School joins Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to launch global centre and Master’s degree

鶹Ƶ has partnered with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Transportation and Logistics (MIT CTL) to be the first UK member of its Global Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE) Network.

4 July 2024

Drop-in Mental Health Café for staff and students launched this week

The Mental Health Cafés, led by Mind, offer free mental health support in a safe, comfortable and supportive environment.

4 July 2024

Support for staff and students distressed by recent worldwide events

We recognise that some of our staff and student community will have been deeply affected by recent events across the world, including the impact of Hurricane Beryl in the Caribbean, as well as the devastating crush in North India.

4 July 2024

New Dean of 鶹Ƶ’s School of Social Sciences and Humanities appointed

Professor Justin Waring has been appointed as the new Dean of 鶹Ƶ’s School of Social Sciences and Humanities.

4 July 2024

July Compliance Focus: Action Required

As part of our July Compliance Focus initiative, we need your urgent attention to complete the following compliance activities by 31 July:

3 July 2024

Student designs wearable purifier to protect underground train users and improve air quality

Commuters on underground trains worldwide may soon breathe easier, thanks to an invention by a 鶹Ƶ student.

3 July 2024

鶹Ƶ ranks highly across StudentCrowd Awards 2024

鶹Ƶ has been highly ranked across a range of categories by students attending the University.

2 July 2024

Tax on antibiotics could help tackle threat of drug-resistance

Taxing certain antibiotics could help efforts to tackle the escalating threat of antibiotic resistance in humans, according to a new study.

1 July 2024

University entrepreneurs win place on innovative VentureVersity accelerator programme

Eleven potential new East Midlands businesses are a step closer to becoming reality after being chosen to join the first VentureVersity Commercial Accelerator.

1 July 2024

Lightning beat Thunder to win back-to-back Netball Super League titles

鶹Ƶ Lightning have won historic back-to-back Netball Super League (NSL) titles following a gripping 54-70 win over Manchester Thunder on Saturday evening.

1 July 2024

Participants needed for BBC television show looking at online browsing habits

The BBC is looking for a mixed group of staff and students to try out a website made by a team at 鶹Ƶ.

28 June 2024

‘Standards, corruption, scandals and sleaze’ dominate in week four of the election campaign

The betting scandal and Labour’s trans rights fall out with JK Rowling saw a change in this week’s top 10 issues covered by the media.

27 June 2024

University launches Technical Apprenticeship Scheme

The University is pleased to announce it is currently recruiting for six Technical Apprentices.

26 June 2024

Conservative voters more likely to be living with obesity, new research finds

Governments and public health agencies may need to focus on political affiliation when developing strategies to tackle obesity, according to new research by 鶹Ƶ.

26 June 2024

鶹Ƶ launches dedicated website for Paris

鶹Ƶ’s new dedicated website for a bumper summer of sport has now officially launched – exactly one month before athletes compete on the global stage in Paris.

26 June 2024

Experts in Sport: Performance Analysis and Coaching in Tennis

With Wimbledon fast approaching, a focus has been placed on performance analysis and coaching. How do coaches, athletes, and analysts prepare for the tournament?

25 June 2024

Action Required: Annual Conflict of Interest Declaration

To ensure we are operating to the highest ethical standards, staff on grade 6 and above must complete an annual Conflict of Interest declaration in my.HR.

24 June 2024

School of Design and Creative Arts students to showcase their work in three upcoming London exhibitions

The School of Design and Creative Arts (SDCA) is delighted to announce that students will be exhibiting their work at three upcoming exhibitions in London.

24 June 2024

Maia celebrates inspiring women at fourth anniversary event

鶹Ƶ women’s network, Maia, recently held an event at Burleigh Court to celebrate its fourth anniversary.

21 June 2024

Join the LU Arts Student Team as a photographer or technician

In today’s employer marketplace, the ability to be creative is increasingly important. LU Arts aims to provide you with skills and experience that will help you stand out from the crowd.

21 June 2024

Real-time General Election media analysis: ‘Mansplaining’ dominates the media election

‘Mansplaining’ has dominated the Media Election so far, with male voices and opinions being front and centre in political party coverage.

20 June 2024

Come and Sing Day 2024

鶹Ƶ Choir and Peckleton Church invite staff and students to join them and learn to sing, with a concert at the end of the day.

20 June 2024

Searle secures Wimbledon wildcard entry

鶹Ƶ tennis prodigy Henry Searle will compete in the singles main draw at this summer’s Wimbledon after being granted a wildcard entry by the All England Club.

20 June 2024

鶹Ƶ for Students and Academics at Risk Group (LUSARG)

We are pleased to announce the launch of the 鶹Ƶ for Students and Academics at Risk Group (LUSARG).

19 June 2024

Behind the scenes: School of Design and Creative Arts students on their journey to the Degree Show

Every year the final-year students in the School of Design and Creative Arts (SDCA) put together a final collection to be shown in the Degree Show.

19 June 2024

Why legacy media brands still matter in the UK’s ‘social media election’

For decades, the front pages of newspapers have documented iconic campaign moments. Now, many think that the internet (particularly social media platforms) is where an election is won or lost. Some have even dubbed this year’s general election the “TikTok election”.

18 June 2024

鶹Ƶ-led climate programme receives £57m funding boost

A 鶹Ƶ led climate programme will continue to carry out “transformative” work until 2030 – after receiving a £57m boost from the UK government.

18 June 2024

鶹Ƶ Sport and Bottle Up enter new partnership

鶹Ƶ Sport and 鶹Ƶ have partnered with sustainable bottle producers, Bottle Up. 

18 June 2024

Donate unwanted items in the 鶹Ƶ community

The Community Warden Team are running a collection drive to gather remaining food and toiletries that are left over at the end of the academic year.

18 June 2024

Active Together events to be held on 鶹Ƶ campus

鶹Ƶ will host two sporting events later this month which will affect various areas of the 鶹Ƶ campus.

17 June 2024

New information security training launches

The new mandatory information security training, in partnership with KnowBe4, is now live. KnowBe4 is the world’s largest provider of security awareness training and offers bite-sized modules and interactive content.

17 June 2024

An update on car parking at the 鶹Ƶ campus

Following the implementation of the new car parking system, we have been continuously reviewing how it is working and where we have experienced any improvements or challenges.

17 June 2024

Upcoming internet outages

On Thursday 20 June, there will be a couple of brief internet outages between 7am and 8am while IT Services carry out essential maintenance to upgrade our campus firewalls.

17 June 2024

Think Human exhibition invites broad audiences to discover a world designed for people

鶹Ƶ is launching an interactive exhibition that showcases the diverse ways that Ergonomics and Human Factors make our lives better, safer and more inclusive.

14 June 2024

鶹Ƶ study finds potential conflict with new window technologies

A 鶹Ƶ led paper has found a “possible conflict” between the advancement in new window technologies and their goal to be more carbon neutral.

14 June 2024

Opportunities for 鶹Ƶ staff and students to get involved with culture and faith societies

Among the many societies and groups within the 鶹Ƶ community, there are many culture and faith societies that provide a space for staff and students to engage with their beliefs.

14 June 2024

Real-time General Election media analysis: Conservatives dominate press and TV coverage in week two of campaign – thanks to Sunak’s D-Day gaffe

Collectively the press has taken “a plague on both your houses” approach during the election campaign so far, but this week it is the Conservatives, not Labour, who have received more negative newspaper headlines.

14 June 2024

Special General Assembly: Potential partnership with KSA

On 6 June, an extraordinary meeting of General Assembly was held to provide an opportunity for staff to find out more about the University’s potential partnership with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and to ask questions and share views.

14 June 2024

Get involved in DigiLabs by joining a new Special Interest Group

The DigiLabs project will enable our students to develop the skills and knowledge to become future fit for the world of work where digital skills, data analytics, virtual and augmented reality play a key part, and ensure they can benefit from artificial intelligence and machine learning to support future technologies.

13 June 2024

Information about the University breakfast offering

The University will be closing its breakfast offering to staff and students over the summer holiday.

13 June 2024

Staff: Important information about University Open Days

On Friday 28 and Saturday 29 June 2024, the University will welcome prospective students and their guests to campus for our first set of Undergraduate Open Days of the year.

13 June 2024

鶹Ƶ athletes deliver in Rome

Athletes linked to 鶹Ƶ produced some incredible performances at the European Athletics Championships 2024 in Rome.

13 June 2024

Architecture students take centre stage at End of Year Show

鶹Ƶ Architecture (LU-Arc) is proud to present its annual End of Year Show on 19 June.

13 June 2024

Experts in Sport: Misconceptions within sports injury research

How do misconceptions within sports injury research affect research findings and their application within the landscape of applied sport science?

13 June 2024

Applications are open for Music and Arts Scholarships for 2024/25

Arts and Music Scholarships, managed by LU Arts, are available for students in the next academic year. The scholarships aim to recognise, reward, and develop talent in any art form.

12 June 2024

鶹Ƶ ranked first in Europe and 7th globally for advancing decent work and economic growth

The Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings have placed 鶹Ƶ first in the UK and Europe, and 7th globally for advancing Decent Work and Economic Growth – the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8.

12 June 2024

Emergent Photonics Research Centre opens at 鶹Ƶ

鶹Ƶ has launched a new research centre dedicated to revolutionising science and technology through photonics – the study of lasers and light waves.

12 June 2024

Exciting opportunity to perform alongside professional singers at Nottingham Contemporary

Radar is collaborating with Waste Paper Opera on their upcoming performance of Dead Cat Bounce at Nottingham Contemporary on Thursday 25 July.

12 June 2024

Colleagues: Help us to keep your details up to date

We are requesting all staff to check and update their personal details in my.HR.

11 June 2024

Health and wellbeing research showcased at Cheltenham Science Festival

Researchers from 鶹Ƶ brought the science of healthy eating and exercise to life at this year’s Cheltenham Science Festival (4-9 June).

11 June 2024

Finalists of 鶹Ƶ's Three Minute Thesis Competition Revealed

Eight doctoral researchers will be competing for first place in the 2024 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition final on Wednesday 19 June.

11 June 2024

“I believe education is the gateway to elevate yourself, while giving back to your community”

Dua’a is an international student from Jordan, studying her PhD in Transport Safety Design at 鶹Ƶ. Although moving to 鶹Ƶ from Jordan was a big change, Dua’a is embracing UK culture.

10 June 2024

Staff volunteers wanted for summer graduation ceremonies

With summer graduations fast approaching, staff have the opportunity to volunteer between Tuesday 16 July and Friday 19 July to support with various key guest facing roles.

10 June 2024

View 鶹Ƶ’s art collection on Art UK

The University is home to a rich and varied art collection, including the largest public sculpture collection in the East Midlands.

7 June 2024

Students: Don’t forget to register to vote for the General Election

To be able to take part in the General Election, you must be registered to vote.

7 June 2024

Election media analysis shows Starmer securing more press and TV coverage than Sunak – with Farage third

As in previous elections, it remained a two-horse race for press and broadcast coverage in the first week of the 2024 General Election, with the Conservatives and Labour dominating.

7 June 2024

All staff invited to Regional Briefing events hosted by the Global Engagement team

Over the next month, the Global Engagement team will be hosting a series of briefings about key regions and countries.

7 June 2024

鶹Ƶ appointed inaugural UK host of Sikh Games

The Sikh Games has selected 鶹Ƶ as its inaugural UK host for this summer’s milestone multi-sport event.

7 June 2024

鶹Ƶ development to improve solar panel efficiency

A new development at 鶹Ƶ could fix a “significant problem” within the solar panel industry.

6 June 2024

D-day: how world leaders have made commemorations part of their diplomatic playbook

The 2024 celebrations marking the 80th anniversary of D-day are the latest in a long line of commemorations in honour of the allied landings in Normandy, which began on June 6 1944.

6 June 2024

Minimum pricing for alcohol helped curb demand during COVID lockdown

Minimum pricing can be very effective in reducing demand for cheap high-strength alcohol amid concerns about affordability fuelling problematic drinking - according to a study on the impact of the measure during the COVID lockdown.

6 June 2024

Civic University Partnership event empowers future graduates

鶹Ƶ, De Montfort University, and the University of Leicester recently joined forces to host a networking and career development event at the University of Leicester's Space Park.

6 June 2024

How did TV’s Gregg Wallace lose 5 stone?

TV celebrity Gregg Wallace MBE has revealed how he lost a whopping 5 stone during an incredible weight loss transformation.

6 June 2024

Making Time: Opportunity to collaborate with artists as part of Radar programme

Radar is seeking academics, researchers, PhD students and other University staff who are interested in collaborating with artists on ‘Making Time’, an initiative that responds to the climate emergency, bringing the ideas of artists and art production into conversation with new material possibilities.

6 June 2024

New research highlights child poverty as critical election issue

A staggering two-thirds (66%) of new constituencies for the General Election have at least a quarter of children living in poverty, reveals a new study by 鶹Ƶ for the End Child Poverty Coalition.

5 June 2024

Policy Unit Survey

The Policy Unit is approaching its first year operating with a full team. During this time, they have engaged with many researchers and Professional Services colleagues across the University.

5 June 2024

Chaplaincy support

The University Chaplaincy is offering a space for staff from 2pm-3pm following the Special General Assembly tomorrow.

5 June 2024

Ten classic films about D-day, recommended by a war historian

The allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944, commonly known as D-day, was an enormously significant moment in the history of the second world war.

5 June 2024

Expressions of interest now open: Chair of the University Arts Committee

Following Professor Cees de Bont’s departure from the University, we are now seeking expressions of interest for a new Chair of the University Arts Committee.