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4 December 2019

5 mins

January

We shared a video of Sir Mo Farah’s visit to our brand new Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel. Needless to say, he was a fan of our Sport offering!

Before Christmas, we were lucky enough to have Sir Mo Farah on campus staying at our new Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel….

Posted by Loughborough University on Friday, 18 January 2019

The #LboroFamily pitched in on Instagram, sharing their pets & advice to get you through a tough season of exams.

We also welcomed Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams to campus, who held a live Q&A at the LSU.

February

In February we celebrated #LGBTHistoryMonth with a wide range of events, and a photography exhibition.

Alumnus Ed Williams and his business partner Jamie Lang visited campus to talk about their business, Candy Kittens.

Plus, we were named best in the world for sport-related subjects again. Obvs.

https://twitter.com/lborouniversity/status/1100723709155917824

March

The entire campus got stuck into ‘Lumps and Bumps’, which over 24 hours trained 1,100 people to check themselves for signs of breast & testicular cancer.

https://twitter.com/lborouniversity/status/1108463241510948866

We also featured over 60 women’s stories and experiences from across the #LboroFamily for #IWD2019.

April

WhatUni confirmed what everyone already knew by crowning our halls best in the UK.

We unearthed some University history while Powerbase got a facelift. How many matches were played on that floor?!

Powerbase is currently having a bit of a facelift, but a hidden gem came up with the flooring…Does anyone remember these courts?

Posted by Loughborough University on Wednesday, 10 April 2019

May

The newly finished Powerbase refurb went down well!

https://www.facebook.com/lborouniversity/photos/a.271479486255046/2242633945806247/?type=3&theater

Our researchers traveled to Finland, to test a huge EU-funded project aiming to prepare emergency services for the future of incidents.

We never figured out what was behind the magic door to the Magic Room.

June

We dug up the most amazing video of Loughborough from nearly 30 years ago. It’s 17 minutes long!

Something absolutely outstanding – a promotional video for the University from 1990! Looking good, Loughborough Students…

Posted by Loughborough University on Monday, 3 June 2019

Adam Peaty kindly supported our #LboroOpenDay!

https://twitter.com/lborouniversity/status/1144912664554102785

Our new Hall, Claudia Parsons, officially opened! Students have now been living there since September.

We also held our spot at fourth in the Guardian League Table 2020, just one spot behind Oxford.

https://www.facebook.com/lborouniversity/photos/a.271479486255046/2300256686710639/?type=3&theater

We don’t mean to linger in June, but we also welcomed student Sam Rogers who gave us a test flight of the jetsuit he has been working on!

Something a little different this Friday lunchtime…we had a flight demonstration of the world's fastest jet-powered…

Posted by Loughborough University on Friday, 14 June 2019

July

July always sees our finalists return to campus for graduation day. This year we shared the stories of some of our inspiring #LboroFamily members, including Tom Holden. Words don’t do it justice, so re-watch his story:

Graduating this week, inspirational student Tom Holden from the School of Business and Economics speaks about the…

Posted by Loughborough University on Monday, 15 July 2019

We also used the opportunity of having our Chancellor Lord Seb Coe on campus to celebrate our recent 40th BUCS win.

August

The golden ticket returned! We had a lot of fun saying hello to the newest members of the #LboroFamily

https://twitter.com/lborouniversity/status/1162024800321253377

September

The accolades just kept coming! We maintained our top 5 position in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

https://www.facebook.com/lborouniversity/photos/a.271479486255046/2494113707324935/?type=3&__tn__=-R

We officially welcomed our brand new cohort of Freshers to the #LboroFamily over three move-in days

October

October got underway with Black History Month – we ran, hosted and supported a series of events marking the awareness month.

Sorry to keep banging on about league tables, but they’re too good not to share! We took 5th again in the Times Higher Education ‘Table of Tables’.

https://www.facebook.com/lborouniversity/photos/a.271479486255046/2569144703155168/?type=3&theater

We also joined Stonewall as a Diversity Champion!

November

A group of alumni from the Royal Navy returned to Loughborough to speak to students. We got some cracking aerial footage of our campus from above.

https://twitter.com/lborouniversity/status/1194275045624995840

Loughborough scooped a hat trick of awards from ‘THE Awards’ – the Higher Education ‘Oscars’.

https://www.facebook.com/lborouniversity/posts/2633904333345871?__tn__=-R

With the General Election on the horizon, our academics look at the media reporting of the campaign – this tweet alone reached over 150,000 people.

December

We got involved with Stonewall’s #RainbowLaces campaign, with a Loughborough twist. #LboroLaces took off across campus with students and staff getting involved and buying over 1,300 pairs of laces.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B5aB8iXpikk/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Our winter graduation ceremonies took place, which included the last graduation ceremony of the decade.

https://twitter.com/lborouniversity/status/1206589172989005824

Loughborough London also celebrated #LboroGrad2019 at their fourth ever graduation ceremony, with one of the most powerful figures in British sport receiving an honorary degree.

https://twitter.com/sebcoe/status/1206686834933346306
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