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This Week at Loughborough | 2 November

2 November 2020

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Virtual Postgraduate Open Day

4 November, 12 – 4pm, Online

Thinking about a master’s or a PhD? Come to our next virtual open day to find out more about our postgraduate opportunities.

This is your opportunity to find out more about your options following your undergraduate degree, to further your career or start a new one. You’ll be able to speak with current staff and students from both the Loughborough and London campuses, find out more about our programmes and how they’ll make you more employable, and take virtual tours.

Find out more information and book your place on the event page.

Book Club: Minka Kent – The Stillwater Girls

3 November, 12.30 – 1.30pm, Online

Join LU Arts’ regular Book Club for an online discussion of Minka Kent’s psychological thriller The Stillwater Girls. Two sisters raised in fear are about to find out why in a chilling novel of psychological suspense from the author of The Thinnest Air.

The Book Club is open to all current and former students and staff of Loughborough University. They typically meet every six weeks to discuss a book chosen by our members. These are usually, but not always, novels.

Find out more about the book club and how to join on the event page.

Fellowship Inaugural Lecture: Dr Ana Cristina Suzina – Voice, imagination and action

4 November, 12.30 – 1.30pm, Online

The development of digital technologies creates an illusion of equality of voices, making us believe that anyone can express their views and reach audiences anywhere.

Dr Ana Cristina Suzina argues that digital disruption reveals a deeper level of inequality, highlighting the fundamental question of parity of participation in the search of social justice.

In this presentation, they will expose how their previous research has led them to address voice asymmetries and how they suggest that the quest for appropriating platforms of communication constitutes a struggle around the definition of social meanings

Find out more about Dr Ana Cristina Suzina’s work and book onto the lecture on the event page.

LEN Workshop: Entrepreneurial Mindset

5 November, Afternoon, Online

Presented by the Loughborough Enterprise Network this hour-long workshop will cover the 8 signs that evidence whether you have an entrepreneurial mindset. It will be essential for those students looking to learn whether they have the traits that demonstrate entrepreneurial thinking and to learn about the signs that have been present in some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world.

Book information plus more LEN events can be found on the event page.

Right-wing Populism in the West: The New Nationalism Revisited

6 November, 1 – 2pm, Online

A talk delivered by Professor Daphne Halikiopoulou as part of the Centre for Research in Communication and Culture (CRCC) seminar series.

The term ‘new nationalism’ is often used to describe parties and groups that share a common emphasis on national sovereignty and a pledge to restore it in the name of the people.

This talk will address the dramatic rise (and in some cases decline) of this phenomenon by posing a twofold argument: (1) in terms of demand, nationalism is only a partial explanation, as voters economic concerns remain pivotal within the context of the transnational cleavage; (2) the explanatory power of nationalism is in the supply, ie the ways in which parties use nationalism strategically in an attempt to broaden their electoral appeal.

Booking information is available on the event page.

Postgraduate Digital Showcase

Open until 30 November, Online

This year we present our postgraduate taught students’ work to you in the form of a Digital Showcase. This showcase features images, text and videos from our 2020 graduating year. See work from Graphic Design and Visualisation, Integrated Industrial Design, User Experience Design, and Ergonomics and Human Factors students.

View the digital showcase website.

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