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This Week at Loughborough | 24 May

24 May 2021

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What Makes This Image Trans?

24 May – 4 June, 12 – 2pm, Martin Hall Exhibition Space

This collectively curated exhibition features works by trans photographers of varied experience from across the East Midlands in response to these issues. Find out more on the events page.

National Launch Event for UKRI Circular Chemical Economy Centre

25 May, 10am – 12pm, Online

You are invited to join the online National Launch event of the UKRI Interdisciplinary Centre for Circular Chemical Economy.

The vision of the Centre is to transform the UK chemical industry’s linear supply chain model into a fossil-independent, climate-positive and environmentally friendly circular economy.

For the launch event a range of experts and leading businesses will discuss the road to circular chemical economy, the role of innovations, the importance of the whole system approach, and various non-technical barriers around business motivation, finance gap, public awareness and policy incentive.

There will be opportunities for Q&A and networking with guest speakers. Various funding opportunities from the UKRI, the National CE-Hub and the Centre will also be introduced. Find out more on the events page.

Voices of Diversity: BAME Speaker Series

25 May, 6 – 7pm, Online

As part of our commitment to advancing race equality and being an anti-racist community, we are pleased to launch Voices of Diversity: BAME Speaker Series.

Voices of Diversity will consist of a variety of events and initiatives which highlight the experiences, impact and achievements of BAME individuals, whilst providing an opportunity to hear their thoughts on how to transform the University’s culture for the better.

The panel will talk about their inspirational career stories and achievements, reflect on their time at Loughborough, and share experiences from their current organisations as to how we can realise an anti-racist and equitable University community. Find out more information on the events page.

Transistence: The Politics of Trans Representation

25 May, 6 – 8pm, Online

This event will take the exhibition What Makes This Image Trans? as a starting point to explore the politics of trans representation. It will explore the practices and methods trans people use to selectively share their lived experiences, and the agencies involved in doing so. Resisting the gaze of cisnormativity, the event will have a particular focus on photography and personal narrative.

The event will feature an introduction to What Makes This Image Trans? by two of its contributors: Isaac Scott Briggs and Oskar Marchock. They will situate the exhibition in relation to the workshops out of which it developed, in which the politics of constructing and sharing trans narratives through photography were explored.You can find out more on the events page.

Fellowship opportunities with the EPSRC and the Royal Academy of Engineering

26 May, 12.30 – 2pm, Online

This workshop will provide an overview of two of the major funders of Postdoctoral Fellowships in the UK, the EPSRC who hold a range of Research Fellowships, including in Energy, and the Royal Academy of Engineering who offers Research Fellowships each year to outstanding early-career researchers to support them to become future research leaders in engineering. Find out more on the events page.

BERG Seminar 7: Energy Flexibility

26 May, 2 – 3pm, Online

“This month’s Building Energy Research Group (BERG) seminar at Loughborough is on the topic of energy flexibility.

We have four excellent speakers: Dr Bianca Howard and Rami El-Geneidy from BERG, and Dr Philip Leicester and Dr Andrew Urquhart from CREST. You can book onto the event on the events page.

Erin Sikorsky on How Climate is Changing Defence, Security and Intelligence

26 May, 3 – 4.30pm, Online

Erin Sikorsky, the Deputy Director of The Center for Climate and Security in Washington D.C., will present her fascinating practitioner’s perspective on what climate change means for defence, security and intelligence. Find out more information on the events page.

UNISON Members: Dealing with difficult face-to-face conversations

27 May, 10am – 12.30pm, Online

This UNISON training course is beneficial for staff who are required to deal with challenging conversations with customers and service users face-to-face. Find out more information on the events page.

UNISON Members: Lone Worker Training

27 May, 1.30 – 4pm, Online

Increase your understanding of the risks associated with lone working and the key legislation that relates to this, including the responsibilities of employers and employees. Find out more on the events page.

Dr Tim Livsey: Universities and Twentieth Century Globalisation: The View from Nigeria

27 May, 4 – 5.30pm, Online

The twentieth century saw the globalisation of the western university. This lecture considers what the Nigerian experience tells us about this process. Find out more information on the events page.

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