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This Week at Loughborough | 11 March

8 March 2024

11 mins

University Mental Health Day:

Low Sensory Room

14 March 2024, 10am-2pm, Chaplaincy Quiet Room (Edward Herbert Building)

The room will be a low sensory area where fidget toys and colouring books will be available to use.

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My Lifestyle

14 March 2024, 10am-2pm, EHB Atrium (Edward Herbert Building)

Drop by to meet friendly staff who can explain and direct you to any sporting or physical activity opportunity available to you on campus. Staff will be able to talk through the Loughborough Sport app and answer any questions you may have. There will also be a mini game to play.

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Anxiety: when this becomes a problem

14 March 2024, 10.30am-11am, EHB2.11 (Edward Herbert Building)

Anxiety is our body’s natural response to perceived threat and often leaves us with feelings of worry, fear, or unease. The Wellbeing Team will explore some ideas of how to recognise what is happening and strategies to begin managing different reactions.

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Video Room

14 March 2024, 10.30am-1.30pm, EHB2.09 (Edward Herbert Building)

A series of short films around subjects relating to different mental health problems will be shown. There may be some sensitive subjects in the films so there will be members of staff on hand to discuss any issues raised.

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Navigating the recruitment process

14 March 2024, 10am-12pm, Chaplaincy Innerspace (Edward Herbert Building)

The Careers Team will discuss navigating the recruitment process with a disability. The talk will cover adjustments and disclosure, amongst other related issues.

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LSU Classical Performance

14 March 2024, 12pm-1pm, EHB Atrium (Edward Herbert Building)

LboroStrings, LSU Classical’s student string quartet, was formed in 2022 and has since performed at various events and concerts. Their repertoire ranges from traditional classical pieces to contemporary pop covers.

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Sewing the Stress Away

14 March 2024, 12pm-2pm, Innerspace (EHB217), Centre for Faith and Spirituality

Join LU Arts on University Mental Health Day for a chance to unwind and create a simple canvas banner.

You will be given your own canvas banner to decorate with embroidery, felt, ribbons and beads. You can sew flowers, affirmations or something abstract, it’s up to you. You do not need any prior sewing experience; Penn will teach you some basic stitching techniques and will be on hand to offer help and guidance.

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Mindfulness Session

14 March 2024, 12.30pm-1pm, EHB2.11 (Edward Herbert Building)

Event hosted by Hayley Whelport (Cognitive Behavioural Therapist). It can be easy to rush through life without stopping to notice much. Paying more attention to the present moment, to your thoughts and feelings, and the world around you can improve your mental wellbeing.

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Laughter Yoga (staff)

14 March 2024, 12.30pm-1.15pm, Innerspace (EHB217), Centre for Faith and Spirituality

Laughing for no reason, just laughing. These sessions boost serotonin and leave you feeling good for the rest of the day! As part of University Mental Health Day, the Chaplaincy invites you to join one of these sessions, led by Chaplain Anthony Gimpel, combining playfulness, laughter, and breathing for pleasure and health. There are 15 spaces available for the staff sessions.

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Choose to disclose talk

14 March 2024, 1.15pm-1.45pm, EHB2.10 (Edward Herbert Building)

The Mental Health Support Team will provide an overview of the benefits and support available when a student discloses a mental health problem, followed by a Q&A and general discussion.

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Laughter Yoga (students)

14 March 2024, 1.45pm-2.15pm & 2.30pm-3pm,

Laughing for no reason, just laughing. These sessions boost serotonin and leave you feeling good for the rest of the day! As part of University Mental Health Day, the Chaplaincy invites you to join one of these sessions, led by Chaplain Anthony Gimpel, combining playfulness, laughter, and breathing for pleasure and health. For students, there are 10 spaces available per session.

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Sustainability Fortnight:

Clothes Swap

11 March 2024, 12.30pm-4pm, Royce Hall Common Room

This is a collaboration event between the Sustainability Team and the LGBT+ association to provide a space for donating unwanted clothes and picking up some new pieces. If you have spare clothes that you no longer wear or would like to get some new clothes in a sustainable way, come along to this LGBT+ friendly event.

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Repair Café

12 March 2024, 1.30pm-4pm, Martin Hall Cafe

The Repair Café is a space for you to bring any broken items for our volunteer repairers to attempt mending, and to offer you advice on how to perform future repairs. 

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Reclaiming the Runway: Sustainable Fashion Show

12 March 2024, 7pm, The Basement (LSU)

Reclaiming the Runway is a student-led Sustainable fashion show exploring and showcasing the way technology has changed the way we interact with fashion and how it is helping make fashion more sustainable. There will be 4 categories: Re-wear, Re-invent, Re-connect and Re-purpose, showing the different ways fashion, technology and sustainability interact and affect us, communities and the planet.

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Grime Scene Investigation

13 March 2024, 11am-4pm, Square outside Robert Bakewell Hall

This event is an opportunity to audit your waste and find out how successful each hall is at segregating their recycling. Waste will be collected from the halls and sorted through to identify who has segregated their waste the most efficiently into general waste and recycling.

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Mini Sustainability Fair

14 March 2024, 11am-3pm, The Atrium (Edward Herbert Building)

At the Mini Sustainability Fair, there will be multiple stalls set up in the Edward Herbert Building (EHB), each one offering a unique perspective on sustainability and the climate emergency. Leicestershire County Council will be attending to play the ‘How Bad Are Bananas’ game which is a fun, engaging, and educational activity highlighting the various carbon impacts of activities and the items we consume.

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Fruit Routes Spring Walk

15 March 2024, 2pm-3.30pm, Meeting at Barefoot Orchard

A scenic stroll around the fruit orchards and green spaces of campus with Fruit Routes Project Artist Mita Solanky and Sustainability Assistant Lottie Ambridge. This will showcase the locally grown fruit we have access to here on campus as well as encouraging spending time in nature to improve wellbeing.

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Smoothie Bike on the Lawn

15 March 2024, 2pm-4pm, Loughborough Students’ Union Lawn

An exciting opportunity for students to make their own smoothies by pedalling the bike, which is a sustainable source of energy! Fruit will be available to purchase on-site during the day for this activity. The event will be taking place on the Loughborough Students’ Union lawn which is the grassy area at the front.

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IAS Seminar: Electric Vehicle (EV) Tribology & Technology

11 March 2024, 12pm-1pm, International House/Zoom

Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) Visiting Fellow Dr Jonny Hansen will deliver a seminar on their research. This talk explores the key role of tribology in advancing electric vehicle (EV) mobility. Emphasising the intricate connection between the electrical and lubrication regimes in EV bearing contacts, the presentation highlights the challenges posed by electrified conditions to the traditionally considered relative safety of the elasto-hydrodynamic lubrication (EHL) regime.

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Master’s Admissions Q&A Webinar

12 March 2024, 12pm-12.45pm, Online

Come along for a webinar and Q&A session on applying for a master’s degree at Loughborough University. Students and staff will be on hand to answer your queries about the application process, personal statements, key deadlines and more.

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IAS Friends and Fellows Coffee Morning

13 March 2024, 10.30am-12pm, International House

The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) are hosting this informal gathering with coffee and cakes, where we will be joined by Open Programme Fellows Dr Yoel Asseraf and Professor Kalanit Efrat. Both are hosted by Professor Anne Souchon from the Loughborough Business School.

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Create & Connect

13 March 2024, 2pm-3.30pm, Collaboration Station (LSU)

LU Arts and the International Student Experience Team are running a 5-week programme for international students to help you connect with each other and do something creative in your spare time. The weekly sessions in the Students’ Union are a mixture of workshops and art activities with a weekly theme, run by one of our arts workers. In the final week, we will be delving into Easter fun and looking at getting creative with egg art!

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For the love of letters: Ford Madox Ford, correspondence, and the golden age of the postal service

13 March 2024, 4pm-5.30pm, Martin Hall (Room 117)/Online

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, friends, family and lovers could keep in constant contact by postcard and letter. During the golden age of the postal service, Londoners could send and receive messages up to twelve times a day. This enabled the writer Ford Madox Ford to send a constant stream of love letters to his fiancee Elsie Martindale against her parents’ wishes, and later to stay in touch with their children while he travelled abroad.

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Futurology Conference – Reaction Engines

13 March 2024, 5pm-7pm, MS Teams

Reaction Engines will deliver a talk about future technologies in engineering consultancies and sustainable practices. This conference is one of four online conferences with speakers from engineering and technology companies who will be discussing topics from leading technologies in their industry, sustainability, their company role and employability.

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IAS Seminar: Manifesting Chutzpah in business

14 March 2023, 12pm-1pm, International House/Online

Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) Visiting Fellows Dr Yoel Asseraf and Professor Kalanit Efrat will deliver a seminar on their research, fully titled ‘Manifesting Chutzpah in business: How Chutzpadik behaviour affects advertising effectiveness and export performance’.

Chutzpah helps you stand out. This is particularly evident in advertising (through differentiation), and exporting (increasingly predicated on entrepreneurship). Yet, knowledge of Chutzpadik behaviour in business in general, and advertising and exporting in particular, is fragmented.

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Jewellery Workshop

14 March 2024, 6pm-8pm, The Treehouse (LSU)

Hosted by enterprising student Elodie Delens Jackson, an opportunity for students to learn how to make their own jewellery from scratch.

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Flix Cinema Screening: ‘Ferrari’

14 March 2024, 7pm-9.30pm, Cope Auditorium

‘Ferrari’, directed by Michael Mann, starring Adam Driver, Penélope Cruz, Shailene Woodley and Patrick Dempsey. During the summer of 1957, bankruptcy looms over the company that Enzo Ferrari and his wife built 10 years earlier. He decides to roll the dice and wager it all on the iconic Mille Miglia, a treacherous 1,000-mile race across Italy.

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How to be an ally for people experiencing the menopause

15 March 2024, 3pm-4pm, EHB110B (Edward Herbert Building)

Join this panelist event on what it is to be an ally and what allyship means to people experiencing menopause. Panelists for the event will be Eef Hogervorst, Aakif Imthiyaz, Emma O’Donnell and Oliver Hooper, who will share their thoughts insights, research, and experience regarding menopause and also provide attendees with practical support tips.

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Exhibition: By some means or Other

28 February-22 March 2024, 12pm-2pm, Martin Hall Exhibition Space

This exhibition brings together five artists selected to take part in the national Artists Access to Art Colleges (AA2A) artist residency scheme in the School of Design and Creative Arts at Loughborough University. The work on display showcases a selection of their diverse projects ongoing since October 2023.

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Insight Global Wants Loughborough Graduates!

12 March 2024, 10am-4pm, James France Exhibition Area

Come along and speak with Insight Global on Tuesday 12th February, where you can hear more about their Graduate Sales Programme! Insight Global will also be giving out FREE merchandise to those they speak with. 

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East Midlands Conversations: Applying for work with a disability

13 March 2024, 1pm-2pm, MS Teams

In this session you will hear from speakers about their experiences around managing their disability in the recruitment process and at work, identifying positive changes that can be made in the workplace, top tips and advice around sharing information about a disability and asking for adjustments and more.

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Talent Match – Summer Internship Launch Event

14 March 2024, 12pm-1pm, EHB104 (Edward Herbert Building)

Are you a motivated first, second, placement year or final year student or 2023 graduate seeking real-world experience over your summer vacation? We invite you to our Summer Internships Launch Event!

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