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FEVER at Loughborough l Focus series

Carlie Ede tells us all about FEVER society, one of the quirkiest and most photogenic societies on campus. With impressive displays of skill, you’ll be sure to see them performing at the annual Societies Fair!

Exploring Loughborough

At Loughborough, our campus is unique in that you might find that you’ll never really have to leave! However, if you find yourself itching to get out and explore, here are a number of things to do in Loughborough Town and the surrounding areas. 

Is a placement year for you?

If you’re at the end of your first year or starting second year, you may have heard the word ‘placement’ bandied around campus. At Loughborough, we’re proud to be able to offer the option of a placement year on every undergraduate course; but a placement year isn’t for everyone.

Social media: the pitfalls

Social media is awesome. It allows us to communicate with friends and family, keep-up-to date with current events, connect with public figures, network, express ourselves, pursue our interests and so much more. Because of this, our social media platforms are as much of a representation of who we are as our physical selves.

5 tips to help you make the most of your revision

With exams just around the corner, it’s officially everyone’s least favourite time of the year. We’ve collated some great bits of advice for making the most of your revision time whilst staying happy and healthy. Highlighters at the ready? Time to get stuck in!

Greetings from Grenoble! A student’s insight into ERASMUS

What do you know about ERASMUS? If your answer is “not a lot” then we suggest you read on! Erasmus is a study abroad programme operating throughout 33 countries in the European Union that facilitate students in both studying and working abroad.

Myth busting tips for finding student accommodation

Now you’ve settled into student life here at Loughborough, your mind has probably already turned towards finding accommodation for next year. To help you in your task, the experts in Student Advice and Support Service are here to bust some rogue myths and set you on the right track.