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This Week at Loughborough | 30 October

27 October 2023

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Maximus mental health support appointments

31 October 2023, Appointment times available upon request, Online

If you are experiencing a mental health problem that is making work difficult for you, you can access external support with Maximus. They are running virtual, confidential one-to-one appointments available for Loughborough University staff.

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Voices of Diversity with Artist Kedisha Coakley

31 October 2023, 12.30pm-1.30pm, EHB104 (Edward Herbert Building)/Online

Artist Kedisha Coakley has been invited by LU Arts to create a new artwork in response to the physical or historical context of the University. The work will then become part of the University’s art collection.  Join this event for a talk about her arts practice.

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Flute Meet-up

1 November 2023, 1pm-3pm, Cope Auditorium

For flautists or would-be flautists, this is an informal session led by LU Arts’ new flute teacher Caroline Faulkner.

It will be a relaxed opportunity to meet other flautists, hear about our flute tuition, and try out some warm-ups and group work (though you’ll need to bring a flute to join in). There will be free refreshments and a welcoming atmosphere.

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General Assembly

1 November 2023, 2pm-3pm, EHB104 (Edward Herbert Building)

General Assembly is a forum open to all staff at the University, established under the Charter and Statutes. For the 23/24 academic year, a new approach to General Assembly has been established. All staff are encouraged to join this session and engage with the content, and will have the option to attend online or in person. 

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Inaugural Lecture Series: Professor Thomas Jun and Professor Crispin Coombs

1 November 2023, 5pm-6.45pm, EHB110B (Edward Herbert Building)

Professor Thomas Jun will deliver the lecture ‘Are Designers Masters of the Maze? Unpacking dilemmas in designing complex healthcare systems’ and Professor Crispin Coombs will deliver the lecture ‘AI in Business: Hype, Success, and the Future of Work?’.

The University extends the invitation to these lectures to all members of staff, students and their guests as well as our campus partners, based on Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park (LUSEP) and the local community.

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Energy Research Accelerator Roadshow

2 November 2023, 2.30pm-4.30pm, Dan Maskell Tennis Centre, Seminar Room 2

The Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) is a collaboration of eight world-class universities and the British Geological Survey. At this session you will have the chance to meet with ERA staff to find out about the work that is being done in energy research and innovation and how you can get involved in the future.

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Fireworks Extravaganza

4 November 2023, Various timings, Loughborough Students’ Union

Get ready for a dazzling night of fireworks, fun, and fundraising at the Loughborough Students’ Union Fireworks Event, powered by Rag. This annual event is one of the highlights of the Loughborough calendar, and this year, it promises to be even more special.

Gates open at 5.30pm. There will be a smaller family friendly firework display at 7pm and the main display at 8pm. In aid of: Sense, WWF, BACA and Love4Life (minimum of 50p from each ticket goes to the charity partners).

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Black History Month:

In Conversation with Loughborough’s Black Female Professors

30 October 2023, 11am-12pm, Rutland Training Room 1.01

Loughborough University is pleased to host a conversation with our Black female professors speaking on the Black History Month 2023 theme of ‘Saluting Our Sisters/Matriarchs of Movement’.

Professor Charlotte Croffie, Pro Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will chair a panel with fellow Black female professors Amanda Daley, Patricia Carrillo, and Sheryl Williams, reflecting on their journeys to becoming a professor and experiences within the UK academy.

The discussion will also focus on aspirations for the academy and how we can and are making a difference. You are invited to the session to listen to their stories and for a Q&A afterward.

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Black History Month: Library display

19-31 October 2023, Pilkington Library

Visit the Library display to discover more about Black History Month via books, digital resources and archives. Come and let the Library team know what black history resources you would like added to the collection.

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Careers Fest:

Unilever Future Leaders pop-up stand

30 October 2023, 10am-4pm, James France

Gain the chance to win Unilever products through their interactive arcade game while learning about career opportunities available to students. Unilever’s representatives are from their graduate program, senior management, and careers team. They know top tips to get you hired!

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How do Actuaries use Excel? Interactive Skills Session with Aon

30 October 2023, 6pm-7pm, WAV.011 (Wavy Top Building)

Thinking about becoming an actuary? This interactive session will provide insight into the Excel formulas and features used by actuarial consultants in their roles, giving you a head start in your actuarial career. You will get the chance to test your own abilities with an exercise at the end.

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What do the Vehicle Certification Agency do? – Get a free hot drink

31 October 2023, 10am-4pm, Outside Careers Hub East

Become aware of the wide and varied areas that VCA get involved in and the exciting work that you could be part of shaping the future of vehicle design to deliver a safer and cleaner environment. Grab your free hot drink and drop on by.

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International Futures: UK Etiquette and Professional Behaviour

31 October 2023, 12pm-1pm, MS Teams (Online)

As an international Student understanding UK Etiquette and Professional behaviour, is essential to be successful in your Career Journey. This session will help you navigate and understand expectations about professional behaviour in the workplace.

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An Introduction to VCA and Application Process

31 October 2023, 6pm-8pm, SMB.0.02 (Stewart Mason Building)

Want to learn about application tips for the VCA and UK Civil Service jobs? This workshop will focus on introducing VCA to the audience and give guidance on how to apply for a job with us (and other civil service).

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Kickstart Your Future

31 October 2023, 6pm-7pm, MS Teams (Online)

Get ahead of the game with Kickstart Your Future: The ultimate guide to maximising your Loughborough journey. Find out how to make the most of your first year, how to build experience for your CV and learn about our exclusive work experience programmes.

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Finalist Futures: Impressing at Interview

1 November 2023, 12pm-2pm, James France

Reaching the interview (or assessment centre) stage of the recruitment process is great news! The employer already thinks you can do the job, they just need to learn some more about you. Included is interview information, online tool demonstrations and a chance for you to practice.

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Achieve Extraordinary things in STEM – Pop up with AWE (free food and drink available!)

2 November 2023, 12pm-4pm, West Park Teaching Hub (WPT.0.07)

Learn about the opportunities AWE (Atomic Weapons Establishment) provide and engage with their new technologies. Ask previous Loughborough graduates working in the Sunday Time’s ‘Best Big Company’ how to get careers in STEM.

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International Futures: How to create a UK-Style CV

2 November 2023, 12pm-1pm, MS Teams (Online)

This is open to All International Students! This workshop will help you learn how to write a UK-style CV, which will make you employable to employers. This session includes: What a UK CV should look like, tailoring your CV, and the importance of a CV.

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Kickstart Your CV

2 November 2023, 2pm-3pm, MS Teams (Online)

Get ahead of the game with Kickstart Your Future: The ultimate guide to maximising your Loughborough journey. Find out how to make the most of your first year, how to build experience for your CV and learn about our exclusive work experience programmes.

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Mock Assessment Centre

2 November 2023, 6pm-8.15pm, James France Exhibition Area

Delivered by the Careers Network and staff from a range of top companies, you’ll hear first-hand what to expect and learn how to prepare effectively. Join in person and gain as much practice as you can before your first real assessment centre.

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Social Sciences and Humanities Careers Insights

2 November 2023, 6pm-7.30pm, EHB.1.04 (Edward Herbert Building)

Are you an SSH student and unsure on what you want to do when you graduate? Or want some expert tips from professionals in your area of interest? Hear from a panel of alumni from SSH about the journeys into their chosen career areas. Refreshments provided!

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