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This Week at Loughborough | 18 March

15 March 2024

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Sustainability Fortnight:

Dr.Bike Maintenance Session

19 March 2024, 11am-2pm, Outside EHB

This session is a chance for you to seek advice on taking care of your bike, receive repairs, and pick up any accessories which might be useful.

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Biodiversity Talk with the University Gardens Team

19 March 2024, 1pm-2pm, EHB110A

An in-person talk with the Assistant Gardens Manager, Rich Fenn-Griffin about biodiversity, how it affects us on campus, and how we can act to preserve the natural world for future generations.

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Action Food Drive

20 March 2024, Across student halls on campus

Students in halls are encouraged to start collecting food items from 4 March to be donated to charity. On 20 March, the food items will be collected and delivered to local food banks for people who may not otherwise have access to food.

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Green Careers Workshop and Panel

21 March 2024, 11am-2.30pm, WAV041 (Wavy Top)

The workshop (11am-12.30pm) will include a brief introduction to sustainability and the climate crisis, the future of green jobs, skills for the future, and purpose-driven careers.

It will be followed by a panel (1.30pm-2.30pm) including guest speakers with varying employment backgrounds, who can offer valuable insights into the future of work and offer advice to jobseekers.

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Fruit Routes Barefoot Holi

21 March 2024, 12pm-5pm, Barefoot Orchard/Pilkington Library

Come along for a spring bonfire and celebration of colour. There are three different elements to this event. You are welcome to attend any or all of the events on the day.

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Film Screening: 50 years of Litter on Skye

21 March 2024, 6pm-8pm, Edward Herbert Building

This event will present the work of the 50 Years of Litter on Skye team. It will highlight the extent of litter on these remote coastlines, and untangle the unseen connections that communities who are geographically isolated from Skye, such as those in Loughborough, have with the litter that has been washing ashore on the island for over half a century.

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Food for Thought: A fresh perspective on food with Gregg Wallace

22 March 2024, 12.30pm-2.15pm, The Lounge (LSU)

Join the Sustainability Team, MasterChef judge Gregg Wallace, and other industry experts for a lunchtime panel discussion on the future of food and how going vegan, eating seasonally, meal prepping and considering the impact of food waste, can all help support the future of our planet.

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University Chaplaincy Interfaith Iftar Meal

18 March 2024, 6.30pm-8.30pm, EHB Atrium

The University Chaplaincy invites you to an Interfaith Iftar Meal to mark the breaking of fast during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Students and staff of all faiths and none are invited to attend this special meal and to learn more about Ramadan and why Muslims fast.

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Student Live Lounge

18 March 2024, 7.30pm, The Lounge (LSU)

If you enjoy live music and discovering new artists then join us for a special, laid back evening as we present the best talent from Loughborough University. If you’re a student and you would like to perform at this event then you need to register your interest in advance as there are limited slots available.

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Postgraduate Accommodation in Loughborough Q&A Webinar

19 March 2024, 12pm-1pm, Online

Come along for a webinar and Q&A session on postgraduate accommodation on and around the Loughborough campus. Whether you’re interested in the halls of residence or renting University-approved student houses in Loughborough itself, students and staff will be on hand to answer your queries.

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Higher Education Smart Campus Associations’ (HESCA) annual conference

18-19 March 2024, 9.30am-6pm (18th) & 9am-4pm (19th), Holywell Park Conference Centre

Loughborough University is pleased to be hosting the Higher Education Smart Campus Associations’ (HESCA) annual conference for 2024. This is an excellent opportunity to collaborate, share experiences, and learn from the work of other higher education institutions and various suppliers and industry experts for smart campus technologies.

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Quorn Food Tasting

19 March 2024, 11.30am, EHB Atrium

Quorn will be showcasing bitesize portions of their alternatives to meat dishes, offering you the opportunity to understand more about food choices and carbon emissions, as well as grabbing a free sample. Dishes include: ‘Meat half way’ chilli, new vegan burger, and a vegan beef curry.

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Futurecasting Workshop with Studio Hyte

19 March 2024, 3pm-6pm, Design School

Are you interested in futures thinking, science fiction, creative writing, sustainability, or speculative design? Come along for an introductory session to futurecasting where you will gain skills in defining, describing, and developing plausible future scenarios related to climate justice.

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Postgraduate Accommodation in London Q&A Webinar

20 March 2024, 12pm-1pm, Online

Come along for a webinar and Q&A session on postgraduate accommodation at the London campus. Students and staff will be on hand to answer your queries about the options available, what it’s like to live in one of the world’s most diverse and vibrant cities and more.

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IAS Seminar: Engaging the Entire Humanitarian Clean Cooking System: Unlocking Institutional Scale

20 March 2024, 12pm-1pm, International House/Zoom Webinar

This seminar will explore the state of the humanitarian energy sector, the role of clean cooking, and how the institutional scale may unlock more efficient and effective pathways to the completion of United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 7 – sustainable energy for all.

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Opportunities in China

20 March 2024, 2pm-4pm, U.122 (Brockington Extension)

Are you interested in living and working in China? Ambright Education Group are receiving applications from final-year students at Loughborough for the role of Assistant English Teacher in Chinese schools from September 2024 to June 2025.

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Writing funny characters for TV, radio, theatre and stand-up

20 March 2024, 2pm-5pm, SMB103 (Stewart Mason)

Join LU Arts for this writing workshop with experienced guidance from Carolyn Scott-Jeffs and Tom Stevenson. There will be an exploration of character comedy, followed by set exercises on creating new characters, developing existing characters, and how to make them funny in the context of your story. The session will conclude by sharing examples of work and receiving feedback.

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SDCA Postgraduate Pathways

20 March 2024, 5pm-7pm, LDS 0.17 (Design School)

Come along to this event to discover more about postgraduate study in the School of Design and Creative Arts (SDCA). Hear from the Dean of the SDCA, speak with current postgraduate students, and meet the postgraduate programme leads to find out about design and creative arts master’s degrees and PhD opportunities.

This event is open to both current SDCA students and those studying within other schools.

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Breakfast Study Cafes

21 March 2024, 8am-11am, DAV1109 (Sir David Davies)

Drop in for a morning study session, a free hot drink and some baked goodies. Use a study planner to set goals for the session and use the Pomodoro technique to help you achieve these during the first two sessions (8am-9am and 9am-10am). In the third session (10am-11am) you can work at your own pace.

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National Theatre Live: The Motive and the Cue

21 March 2024, 7pm-10pm, Cope Auditorium

Mark Gatiss and Johnny Flynn star as John Gielgud and Richard Burton in their infamous Hamlet rehearsal period in the 1960s. Filmed live on stage at the National Theatre, ‘The Motive and the Cue’ is a new play by Jack Thorne, directed by Sam Mendes.

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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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International Futures- UK Etiquette and Professional Behaviour

18 March 2024, 6pm-7pm, MS Teams

As an international Student understanding UK Etiquette and Professional behaviour, is essential to be successful in your Career Journey. This session will help you navigate and understand expectations about professional behaviour in the workplace. 

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Skill-Up: Business Planning

20 March 2024, 6pm-7pm, Start-Up Lab (STEMLab)

This week’s session will help you to examine all aspects and areas of your enterprise and what key considerations should be given for short and long term growth.

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Master’s Futures: Postgraduate Career Planning

22 March 2024, 1pm-2pm, EHB002 (Edward Herbert)

This session is designed to support Postgraduate students in creating a career plan, that allows them to determine their skills and interests, set career goals, and put actions in place. 

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