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This Week at Loughborough | 27 November

24 November 2023

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Commercialisation and Knowledge Exchange Workshop: Sport, Health and Wellbeing

29 November 2023, 10am-3pm, D002 (James France)

During this workshop, esteemed academic colleagues will share their experiences and insights in three main sessions:

  • Commercialisation
  • Knowledge transfer partnership
  • Opportunities to work with companies within sport, health, and wellbeing

This workshop will be an opportunity for learning and also for networking and collaboration among PhD students. We encourage you to engage actively, ask questions, and share your own thoughts and ideas.

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Seminar: Using environmental stimuli to improve cardiometabolic health

29 November 2023, 12pm-1pm, International House/Online

IAS Visiting Fellow Dr Sven Hoekstra will deliver a seminar on their research. The hallmarks of spinal cord injury (SCI) are paralysis below the lesion level, muscle atrophy and autonomic dysfunction. Persons ageing with SCI are also at an increased risk for developing cardiometabolic disorders.

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Laughter Yoga Session (students)

29 November 2023, 2pm-3pm, EHB209 & 210 (Edward Herbert Building)

Join Chaplain Anthony Gimpel, a trained laughter yoga instructor, for this session of wellbeing laughter; combining playfulness, laughter and breathing for pleasure and health.

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Create and Connect: Paper Marbling Workshop

29 November 2023, 2.30pm-4.30pm, Collaboration Station, LSU

Create & Connect is an eight-week program designed to connect international students and help them adapt to life in Loughborough, whilst engaging in creative activities. Over the course of the program, international students can learn about life at university and British culture, as well as what opportunities are available to them in and around Loughborough.

This week, the session will focus on the process of paper marbling.

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Environmental Portraiture: 4 Week Photography Short Course (Editing/Processing Session)

29 November 2023, 2pm-4.30pm

In the final session you will edit and process your final selection of images using imaging software. Dean will help you consider the sequencing of images, the artist statement, your options for display and how this may influence the editing process.

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Laughter Yoga Session (staff)

30 November 2023, 12.30pm-1.30pm, EHB 209 & 210 (Edward Herbert Building)

Join Chaplain Anthony Gimpel, a trained laughter yoga instructor, for this session of wellbeing laughter; combining playfulness, laughter and breathing for pleasure and health.

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Disability History Month Film Screening: You Don’t Need Feet to Dance

30 November 2023, 5pm-7.30pm, Pilkington Library

Join the Library in celebrating Disability History Month with a screening of the documentary ‘You Don’t Need Feet to Dance’ (2013). The film tells the extraordinary story of Sidiki, who lost the use of his legs to polio at fourteen. He balances his career as a performing artist with the obstacles of day-to-day life in New York City.

The screening will be followed by a discussion of the film and the issues depicted in the text. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Maximus mental health support appointments

30 November 2023, Online

If you’re feeling anxious, overwhelmed, stressed, or experiencing a mental health problem that is making work difficult for you, you can access external support with Maximus.

Maximus have virtual, confidential one-to-one appointments available for Loughborough University staff on 30 November.

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Seminars on Contemporary Military Innovation: Views from the North and the South

1 December 2023, 1pm-5pm, Loughborough London Lecture Theatre, LDN 104/Online

This seminar, intended to be the first of a series, seeks to gather diverse perspectives on how military innovation occurs in different contexts and regions. It aims to shed light on the current challenges and potential lessons that can be learned from views from the North and the South to engage with a broader academic community on this theme by being held in a hybrid format across different institutions.

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Exhibition: Between Light and Shadow

20 November-15 December 2023, 12pm-2pm, Martin Hall Exhibition Space

An immersive and interactive experience of sculptural works challenging perceptions of reality. This exhibition by Yeshan Yang (School of Design and Creative Arts) provides an immersive and interactive experience of sculptures, such as cage-like structures that challenge viewers’ perceptions and the boundaries of reality.

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