International Women’s Day 2019

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2019 – which takes place on Friday 8th March – the University will be running a variety of events throughout the week across campus.

From creative workshops, to inspiring career talks and film screenings, the events are open for both staff and students to attend and are all free of charge.

To find out more about what’s on this week and to book your place on certain events, visit the University’s dedicated International Women’s Day webpage.

Have Your Say! Library Focus Group

At the Library we pride ourselves on our openness to feedback, comments, and, when necessary, criticism. And thanks to you, we’ve made a number of changes to the ways we can help you get the best out of your studies.

From improvements to wifi coverage and IT facilities to loan recalls during vacations, to extended opening hours, you’ve told us what you’d like – and we’ve listened.

We’d like your help to help us help you again! We’re running a Library Focus Group on Wednesday 13th March at 12.15pm in Library Seminar Room 1 to get your feedback about how we’re doing. We’re open to discussion on any subject related to the Library – our resources, study spaces, skills support, anything you like.

By way of an added incentive, we’re throwing in a free lunch as well!

If you are interested in attending, please email to register.

We look forward to seeing you – and hearing your ideas.

CiteULike Reference Software News

Important information for people using the CiteULike reference software – their website is closing! If you are a user of the site, you have until 30th March 2019 to download your saved citations.  After that date CiteULike will no longer be accessible.

Loughborough University has an Institutional subscription to Mendeley, which is our recommended reference management software. Check out the videos on Learn ( to discover how Mendeley can help you in your studies.

World Book Day Book Exchange

To celebrate World Book Day next Thursday (7th March) the School of Arts, English and Drama will be running a book exchange in the Martin Hall.

Simply show up at the Martin Hall Office on 1pm with a (preferably used) book of any genre that you really love, and that you are willing to part with, and you will gain a new book to read from others donations.

If you want to drop books off before this, they have a box in the Martin Hall PGR Office. It’s a great opportunity to have a spring clean of those cluttered book shelves and recycle some well-loved texts.

World Book Day is a registered charity on a mission to give every child and young person a book of their own. It’s also a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.

To find out more, visit this link:

Tension – Student Charity Art Exhibition

Loughborough’s Art & Design School this month will be hosting a charity art exhibition showcasing and selling work produced during a collaborative project by students from Loughborough and Japan.

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.

All the postcards in the exhibition will be for sale, with proceeds going to a local children’s hospice charity, Rainbows.

Tension will be open to the public 10am-4pm, from Tuesday 26th February until Friday 1st March in the Fine Art Gallery, based in the School of the Arts, English and Drama, Loughborough University, Epinal Way, LE11 3TU.

Academic Writing Workshops

This term the Academic Language Support Service is running a series of free workshops on academic writing.  These workshops are designed primarily for students whose first language is English. 

The available workshops are as follows:

  • Using Supporting Evidence

SMB104 – 27th February 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

  • Punctuation and Proofreading

D109  –  28th February 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

  • Coherence in Writing 1  

Bridgeman BRI 2.08 – 5th March 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

  • Coherence in Writing 2

Bridgeman BRI 2.08 – 12th March 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

  • Paraphrasing and Summarising

Bridgeman BRI 2.08 – 6th March 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

To book any of the workshops click on the titles below or go to Learn module LBA001