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This Week at Loughborough | 2 May

3 May 2022

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Student Success Academy Launch

4 May – 5 May, 1pm – 5pm, Various Locations

We are delighted to invite students and staff to the official launch of the brand new Student Success Academy.

There will be introductions from senior Loughborough University staff, testimonials from students who have used our services so far this year, and stalls showcasing the range of support services the Academy offers and others we collaborate with from across the University.

Find out more on the events page.

PGR Session: Climate Change Games

3 May, 2pm – 4pm, Graduate House

Games can be an effective way to explore systemic issues and causal processes.

In this workshop, participants will learn how game mechanics (rules and systems) can be built and used to communicate persuasive messages. The session will include a brief overview of how to create a classical form of board game, and how to embed values within the game. Participants will then have the opportunity to create their own simple board game built around the theme of climate change. Materials and a template will be provided. No prior experience in game design is required.

Find out more on the events page.

RAeS Lecture on Engine Power – Where will it come from in the future?

3 May, 2pm – 4pm, Graduate House

For over six decades the gas turbine has dominated aircraft propulsion, delivering unrivalled levels of power density. But what about the future? Is the gas turbine nearing the end of its evolutionary journey and are there any game-changing technologies set to emerge in aircraft power and propulsion? This presentation will explore both of these questions, with particular focus on the transformational technologies and capabilities offered by more electric and hybrid solutions.

Find out more on the events page.

IDIG Speaker Series: Professor Karin M. Fierke

4 May, 11am, Online

Based on her recent Leverhulme Trust-funded project: Agency & Strategy in Non-Western Political Thought

The Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance has organised a Speaker Series to bring together a mix of academics and practitioners to discuss issues relating to diplomacy, foreign policy and international governance.

Find out more on the events page.

Screening of ‘My life at the moment’ and performance of ‘For how to be alive’

4 May, 3pm – 6pm, Stanley Evernden Studio, Martin Hall

Screening and Performance: Chris Ivey and Vanessa German, followed by Q&A with the artists.

The Institute is delighted to host two IAS Visiting Fellows, filmmaker Chris Ivey and artist Vanessa German, for an in-person afternoon of film, performance and discussion.

Find out more on the events page.

Public lecture: Improving physical activity in older adults with hearing loss

5 May, 5.30pm, Online

This public lecture will be delivered by Dr David Maidment, Lecturer in Psychology at Loughborough University. Taking place during hearing loss awareness week, the talk will discuss improving physical activity in older adults with hearing loss.

Find out more on the events page.

NT Live: Henry V (screening)

5 May, 7pm, Cope Auditorium

Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) plays the title role in Shakespeare’s thrilling study of nationalism, war and the psychology of power.

Fresh to the throne, King Henry V launches England into a bloody war with France. When his campaign encounters resistance, this inexperienced new ruler must prove he is fit to guide a country into war.

Find out more on the events page.

Study in Pink

6 May, 10am – 12pm, Martin Hall Exhibition Space

A performance and exhibition by Petra Salaric using paintings to convey the emotions experienced through interactions with other people.

Find out more on the events page.

Fellowship Inaugural Lecture: Dr Sola Afolabi

6 May, 12.30pm – 1.30pm, Online

Sustainable biogenic waste valorisation – a call to low carbon economy

Dr Afolabi will describe the beneficial exploitation of standalone, and novel integrated synergic waste conversion processes that render pathogenic/hazardous biogenic waste safe whilst producing clean carbon-neutral energy/soil-ameliorants that irreversibly bind carbon. He will also share his pathway to securing a Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) Engineering for Development Research Fellowship.

Find out more on the events page.

LSU Events

Mental Health First Aid course

3 May, 5pm, Michael Pearson Boardroom

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.  The course has been spread out weekly (3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th May, 17:00- 20:30). In order to gain the qualification participants MUST be free to attend the whole course in person each week.

Find out more on the events page.

Open Mic Night: At The Movies

3 May, 6pm, The Lounge

The only thing greater than the power of song – the magic of movies. From famous films to films made famous, ground-breaking soundtracks and zeitgeist albums are equally celebrated in tonight’s homage to cinema’s greatest.

Find out more on the events page.

Comp Sci Match Launch – connecting those with ideas with those who can design and code

3 May, 6pm, The Treehouse

We are running a networking event between the Computer Science department and LSU Enterprise. Do you have a business idea that needs an app, website or software and you don’t have a clue on how to build it? Sign up to the event and give an elevator pitch to prospective developers and software engineers who may be interested in working further on your idea. 

Find out more on the events page.

Hey Ewe

4 May, 10.30pm, LSU

Whether you’re celebrating a win or reeling from a loss, Hey Ewe is the place to go after a game!

Later entry means there’s plenty of time to shower and get yourself ready for a night of chart hits, pop anthems and student singalongs. We have DJs in The Basement and The Treehouse serving up bangers and cheese until 4am!

Find out more on the events page.


6 May, 10.30pm, LSU

Welcome to the biggest Friday night in Loughborough! Our resident DJs will be dropping the best of disco, house, drum and bass, hip hop and R&B in The Basement throughout the night, while The Treehouse is taken over by cheese anthems and retro-pop singalongs until 4am!

Find out more on the events page.

LSU Leadership Conference

8 May, 10am, West Park Teaching Hub

The LSU Leadership Conference is open to all our members.  The theme of the conference this year is “Becoming an Agent of Change” and we want to empower you to develop skills, consider new ideas and recognise yourself as a leader of the future.  Throughout the day there will be keynote speakers, talks, interactive workshops, networking opportunities and panel discussions.

Find out more on the events page.

Careers Network

City Year UK – Employer Drop-In on campus

3 May, 10am – 4pm, Outside ‘The Place’, Stewart Mason

City Year is a full-time, year-long voluntary mentoring and leadership programme allowing 18 – 25 year olds to engage in a year of social action within a school. We’re currently recruiting graduate and placement students for our August 2022 – July 2023 programme based in London, Greater Manchester and the West Midlands. Stop by for a chat with one of the team!

Find out more on the events page.

Academic Success Group Coaching: Writing up your Research (Engineering)

4 May, 6pm – 7pm, The Start Up Lab, STEM Building

Group coaching involves working with your peers and your academic success coach to identify your strengths, overcome any barriers to success, and develop your know-how so that you don’t just survive undertaking a dissertation/research project, but thrive at it!

Find out more on the events page.

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