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This Week at Loughborough | 19 February

16 February 2024

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International Week:

International Day Stall

19 February 2024, 12pm-4pm, The Basement (LSU)

Attendees can expect to explore different cultures through food, performances and games representing the variety of cultures present around campus.

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International Creative Fair

20 February 2024, 12pm-5pm, The Basement/The Treehouse (LSU)

Students will be able to share their culture with other students on campus through teaching them how to make arts and crafts.

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Careers Fest:

4 Steps to Successful Presentations

19 February 2024, 12pm-1pm, CC014 (James France Building)

Students who attend this session will be provided with a voucher for a free lunch! This workshop will allow you to learn top tips to planning your presentation, how to develop your presentation skills and develop your confidence when presenting. 

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Spring Careers Fair

20 February 2024, 11am-4pm, Sir David Wallace Sports Hall

Employers will be exhibiting their employment opportunities in all sectors, and the Careers Fair is open to students from all disciplines and year groups. This is your last opportunity to meet with representatives from numerous organisations, all under one place this academic year. Organisations such as Unilever, Aldi, AWE, Textron Specialized Vehicles, City Year, Siemens, Civil Service Fast Stream and many more will be attending.

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AFBE x Balfour Beatty Engineering Transition Event

21 February 2024, 1pm-6pm, DAV030 (Sir David Davies Building)

Balfour Beatty and the Association For BME Engineers (AFBE) will be running a Transition Event. This will give you the opportunity to practice your interview skills, hear the inspiring careers of engineering leaders and recent graduates, boost your assessment centre performance and network with like-minded professionals and peers.

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Get Ahead Together: Ultimate Student House Survival Workshop

21 February 2024, 1pm-2.30pm, Wavy Top Building

The session will cover where should I live, overcoming challenges of student living, first hand advice and tips from mentors from your academic school on their experiences. Attendees will receive a free weekly meal and a workbook full of useful resources and tips.

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Masters Futures: Building Your Network to Develop Your Postgraduate Career

21 February 2024, 6pm-7pm, MS Teams

For many postgraduate students networking can seem intimidating, but this session will help you develop your confidence and knowledge of networking skills.

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Get Ahead Together: Ultimate Student House Survival Workshop

21 February 2024, 6pm-7.30pm, SMB017 (Stewart Mason Building)

The session will cover where should I live, overcoming challenges of student living, first hand advice and tips from mentors from your academic school on their experiences. Attendees will receive a free weekly meal and a workbook full of useful resources and tips.

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Breakfast Study Cafe

22 February 2024, 8am-11am, West Park Teaching Hub (008)

The Academic Success Team are hosting Breakfast Study Cafes to help you set aside time to study and increase your productivity whilst on campus. Drop in for one or all the sessions starting at 8:00 am, 9:00 am, and 10:00 am and study with structure.

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Elevate Your Prospects – Elevate Your Networking

22 February 2024, 1pm-2pm, D002 (James France Building)

These 4 interactive sessions are tailored especially to first and second year students. This session will give you the skills you need for successful networking including some hints and tips with LinkedIn and advice on how and where to find opportunities. 

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Group Coaching on Procrastination

22 February 2024, 6pm-7.30pm, WAV011 (Wavy Top Building)

In a small group you will work through the GROW model of coaching to help you set some actions around beating your procrastination beast. This session is overseen by two Coaches who will facilitate your group discussions.

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Word Wizardry – Tricks to formatting large documents with ease

23 February 2024, 12.30pm-2pm, U.0.05 (Brockington Building)

This session will cover details on how to do lots of these things that will help make your document look and feel structured, professional and effective.

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LGBT+ History Month:

Pilkington Library LGBT+ History Month Display

1-29 February 2024, Pilkington Library

This year’s Library display explores the theme of Medicine, looking at LGBT+ experiences in and contributions to Medicine through history. The display also showcases articles and research from the Loughborough archives and relevant works currently held in the Library collection.

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Feminism and Trans-liberation

20 February 2024, 1pm-2pm, MS Teams

Some people perceive a conflict between the needs of feminists and the trans community but, like the distrust of immigrants sown among the working class, this is a conflict contrived by those who actually hold the power and who would prefer marginalised groups to fight among themselves than work together for systemic change. This webinar looks at why these groups should resist this divide-and-conquer tactic and work together to break down gender stereotypes and patriarchal norms.

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Screening of ‘Boy Erased’ (2018)

21 February 2024, 5.15pm-7.45pm, Seminar Room 1 (Pilkington Library)/Online

Based on a true story, the son (Lucas Hedges) of a Baptist preacher (Russell Crowe) is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents. The screening will be followed by a discussion of the themes, which will be held in person and online.

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How to be a Christian ally to LGBT+ community

22 February 2024, 1pm-2pm, EHB209 (Edward Herbert Building)

Are you a progressive Christian? Do you want to be a better ally to LGBTQ+ people, but don’t know where to start? On Thursdays, during LGBT+ History Month, join the University Chaplaincy to reflect on how Christians can be more active in their allyship. Join these sessions for bible study and conversation, thinking about allyship as Christian discipleship.

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Queer Arts and Crafts – Keith Haring painting

23 February 2024, 1pm-3pm, SCH.0.04 (Schofield Learning Zone)

Painting session inspired by the work of Keith Haring (pop artist and social advocate for queer rights). All materials will be provided, no experience necessary. 

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Critical Thinking Workshop

19 February 2024, 6pm-8pm, EHB001 (Edward Herbert Building)

This workshop is an exclusive opportunity for Part A students of Black heritage to elevate your critical thinking skills to maximise your chances of securing your best degree outcome.

In this session you will:
• Understand what critical thinking is and why it is important in achieving a first class degree
• Be able to explain the difference between analysis and evaluation
• Know how to apply critical thinking when reading journal articles and academic texts

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Super Work From Home Webinar

21 February 2024, 1pm-2pm, MS Teams

Working from home can play havoc with our eating habits and exercise routine, with knock-on effects for sleep, mood, and energy levels. The Super Wellness five-step plan is here to help you navigate the pitfalls and put in place habits that work for you whilst supporting mental and physical health.

This webinar will cover:

• Putting a structure in place – weekly, daily, and tricks to keep focused
• Creating your healthy environment at home – getting rid of temptations, stocking up on alternatives you can enjoy, and using ’nudging’ to make healthy habits easier
• Trying out new recipes including ideas for breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinner, and things to make with kids
• Cultivating positive relationships and mental wellbeing

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Create and Connect

21 February 2024, 2pm-3.30pm, Collaboration Station (LSU)

In the third week, our theme will be the UK, which is a fantastic opportunity to reflect on what this nation means to you and to capture it on paper.

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National Theatre Live: Vanya

22 February 2024, 7pm, Cope Auditorium

Andrew Scott (Fleabag) brings multiple characters to life in Simon Stephens’ (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) radical new version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya.

Hopes, dreams, and regrets are thrust into sharp focus in this one-man adaptation which explores the complexities of human emotions.

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Students Sustainability Hackathon

23 February 2024, 9.15am-12.45pm, Loughborough University Stadium

This event is open to those with an interest in sustainability and anyone with a desire to network and contribute to something special.

The Students Sustainability Hackathon gives you the chance to voice your opinion and pitch ideas to some of the key figures at the University. Bringing together students, the Sustainability Team, and University academics, in a one-off event to get creative and be proactive in thinking about the future of Sustainability at the University, but also how our role as a university impacts the natural world and the global community. 

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Vigil in support of Ukraine

23 February 2024, 2pm-4pm, Hazlerigg Fountain

It will be the day when we will be honouring the members of the Armed Forces of Ukraine who have fought and fallen and remembering those civilians who were tragically killed. The commemorative day will start with speeches from the Chaplaincy, Vice Chancellor, and members of the Ukrainian Society followed by a vigil around the Loughborough University campus.

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10-21 February 2024, 12pm-2pm, Martin Hall Exhibition Space

Discover the work of Loughborough University’s Graduate Artists for 2023/24. Step into the captivating realm of Imprint/Dismantle, where the works of Loughborough’s three graduate artists converge in a dynamic investigation of perception and transformation. 

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