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This Week at Loughborough | 4 March

1 March 2024

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National Student Money Week:

The Super Saving Treasure Hunt

4-10 March 2024, Loughborough Campus

During Student Money Week, you can also take part in a treasure hunt around campus. The treasure hunt clues will be based on key information linked to financial literacy and topics including the cost of living, student loans, and bursaries.

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Ready, Steady, Save! Student Money Fair

4 March 2024, 11am-2pm, James France Exhibition Space

Are you ready to take control of your finances and become a budgeting expert? Join the Student Money Fair, the ultimate event to empower you with money-saving tips and tricks.

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Save money, reduce food waste with Gumbo

5 March 2024, 1pm-2pm, MS Teams

As part of Student Money Week we are excited to have Jacob Strauss running a session on reducing food waste and saving money. He will share how Gumbo can do this to support you. 

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Hints and Tips to Finding Part-Time Work Opportunities

5 March 2023, 12pm-1pm, CC021 (James France)

This session will focus on work opportunities that can help to supplement your finances while studying.  During the hour workshop we will cover a range of areas designed to help you in your search and provide practical advice.

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Maximise Your Money

7 March 2024, 12pm-1pm, MS Teams/Phone

This session will help educate you on how to budget, provide you with top tips for maximising your money and highlight the key support services available to you at Loughborough University.

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Finalist Futures: Finances After Graduation

12 March 2024, 12pm-1pm, MS Teams

Are you a final year student and considering what is next after graduation? There can be lots of changes and understanding how to maximise your money can help you get set for your next step!

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International Women’s Week:

International Women’s Day 2024 Launch Event

4 March 2024, 12.30pm-1.30pm, Pilkington Library

To mark the start of International Women’s Day, an event that occurs globally on 8 March every year to highlight the work of incredible women who have and do campaign for women’s rights.

Maia, Loughborough University’s Women’s Network, will be hosting a week of exciting events around the theme of ‘inspiring inclusion’.

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Placard Making Workshop for International Women’s Day

4 March 2024, 4pm-6pm, Council Chambers (LSU)

We are inviting participants to consider what makes them feel empowered. To do this, you will be provided with prompts and guidance on how to make a protest poster. Using examples of handmade protest posters to explore general themes and the use of colour to help with expressing your ideas intentionally.

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Self Defence Class – EmpowerHER at Loughborough (staff)

5 March 2024, 12.30pm-1.30pm, Martial Arts Centre

This session is exclusively for Loughborough staff. It aims to boost confidence and impart valuable skills. This event is part of the EmpowerHER schedule.

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Maia: Meet the new co-chairs

5 March 2024, 12.30pm-1.30pm, Edward Herbert Building Atrium

Maia, the University’s Women’s Network, invites you to this lunchtime connect over coffee event hosted by Maia’s new co-chairs and other committee members.

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‘You think like a woman!’ Professor Ksenia Chmutina, Claudia Parsons Memorial Lecture Series

5 March 2024, 1.30pm-2.30pm, WPT003 (West Park Teaching Hub)

The Claudia Parsons Memorial Series returns for International Women’s Week 2024 with Professor Ksenia Chmutina’s lecture entitled ‘You think like a woman!’: A personal reflection on failures, friends, and a fight for justice from a disaster scholar perspective.

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Women in Sport: Coffee and cake catch up

5 March 2024, 2pm-2.30pm, Edward Herbert Building Atrium

As part of Loughborough EmpowerHER week, join Loughborough Sport for a coffee break with other women in sports or those aspiring to join the sports community. This is a chance to connect with like-minded individuals, gain inspiration, and forge valuable connections. There will be coffee and cake for everyone to enjoy.

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International Women’s Day Campus March

6 March 2024, 12.30pm-1.30pm, Hazlerigg Fountain

Loughborough Students’ Union will be joining Maia, Loughborough Women’s Network on a march around campus, starting and ending at Hazlerigg Fountain, to mark International Women’s Day and to embody the theme of inspiring inclusion. All staff and students are welcome.

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Maia: Connect over coffee (London)

6 March 2024, 3pm-4pm, Future Space (London Campus)/Online

Come and grab a drink, find out more about Maia, and meet other members. This is also an opportunity to discuss ways you can get involved in the Maia network and input into the planned photography project happening in the Spring.

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International Women’s Week: Connect over coffee

7 March 2024, 11am-12pm, Edward Herbert Building Atrium

Maia, Loughborough University’s Women’s Network, invites all staff and students to this informal networking opportunity in celebration of International Women’s Week. Maia welcomes engagement from all colleagues across campus regardless of gender because, “gender equality is a human right, not a female fight.”

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Self Defence Class – EmpowerHER at Loughborough (students)

7 March 2024, 12.30pm-1.30pm, Martial Arts Centre

Exclusively for Loughborough students, this session is for all experience levels, aiming to boost confidence and impart valuable skills. Don’t miss this opportunity to unleash your inner strength!

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International Women’s Day Walk (London campus)

8 March 2024, 12pm-1pm, Loughborough London campus

Come along for an International Women’s Day walk along the canal side, where we come together to create a safe space for women and allies. Take some time out of your day to connect with others and honour women’s achievements worldwide.

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UV Zumba – EmpowerHER finale event

8 March 2024, 12.30pm-1.30pm, Martin Hall Theatre

Women and non-binary students and staff are invited to this event led by our friendly activators. Come and dance along with UV and disco lights. This event is part of the EmpowerHER schedule.

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Maia: Movie and pizza night

8 March 2024, 4.30pm-8.30pm, Pilkington Library

To mark the end of a week of exciting events for International Women’s Day, the Maia Network are hosting this movie and pizza night. Children are welcome but please let us know in advance so we can screen a suitable film.

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DR Managing Unhelpful and Critical Thinking

4 March 2024, 2.30pm-4pm, Graduate House (Training Room)

This session is designed to provide you with some information and practical skills to help you be less critical and more compassionate towards yourself. It will explore both self-compassion and self-criticism and how these traits can impact our thinking and our behaviour.

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Speech Bubble

4 March 2024, 7.30pm, The Lounge (LSU)

Come along for a relaxed and friendly evening of performance poetry showcasing the best spoken word talent on campus. As well as the open mic slots, Speech Bubble will feature a professional poet.

Any Loughborough University student or staff member can perform at this event but please book a slot in advance as places are limited.

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IAS Friends and Fellows Coffee Morning

5 March 2024, 10.30am-12pm, International House

The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) are hosting this informal gathering with coffee and cakes, where we will be joined by the third Residential Fellows of this academic year, Dr Benjamin Robinson, along with Open Programme Fellows Dr Jonny Hansen and Dr Yuzhou (Jodie) Sun.

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Managing Anxiety

6 March 2024, 11.15am-12.45pm, BRI 2.12 (Bridgeman Building)

In this workshop we will explore some ideas of how to recognise what is happening and strategies to begin the manage different reactions.

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IAS Seminar: ‘Militant Africa’ in the Twentieth Century…

6 March 2024, 12pm-1pm, International House/Zoom

Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) Visiting Fellow Dr Yuzhou (Jodie) Sun will deliver a seminar on their research, fully titled ‘‘Militant Africa’ in the Twentieth Century: Modern China’s Historical Discourses of War and Military in Africa’.

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General Assembly: An open forum for all staff

6 March 2024, 2pm-3pm, EHB110A&B/MS Teams

General Assembly is a forum open to all staff at the University. For the 23/24 academic year, a new approach to General Assembly has been established. Termly sessions will now take place instead of annually, this will be the second assembly this academic year. In this session, our Vice-Chancellor Professor Nick Jennings will be joined by Professor Dan Parsons and Jennifer Johnson.

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Queer Nature Walk

6 March 2024, 1.30pm-3pm, Meeting at Barefoot Orchard (near Pilkington Library)

Join LiLi Kathleen Bright and take a different look at the plants and trees on campus on this fun and relaxed queer nature walk, which is open to all.

We’ll be looking at plants with queer associations, both scientifically and culturally; for example, yew trees changing sex, violets association with Sappho. We’ll also be talking more generally about queer botany, e.g. use of language – seed producing flowers rather than female flowers.

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Create and Connect

6 March 2024, 2pm-3.30pm, Collaboration Station (LSU)

LU Arts and the International Student Experience Team are running a 5-week programme for international students to help you connect with each other and do something creative in your spare time. The weekly sessions in the Students’ Union are a mixture of workshops and art activities with a weekly theme, run by one of our arts workers. In the fourth week, we will be following in the footsteps of the artist Vincent van Gogh, who was born in March.

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Progress to Postgrad

6 March 2024, 2pm-4pm, James France Building

Unlock the gateway to your professional aspirations with Loughborough University’s career-enhancing postgraduate study options. Whether you envision expanding your expertise, delving deeper into your field, or pursuing advanced research opportunities, our diverse range of postgraduate degrees await.

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Futurology Conference – Ford

6 March 2024, 5pm-7pm, MS Teams

Ford will deliver a talk on extended reality (XR) in engineering and manufacture of automotives.

This conference is one of four online conferences with speakers from engineering and technology companies who will be discussing topics from leading technologies in their industry, sustainability, their company role and employability.

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Flix Cinema Screening: ‘Priscilla’

7 March 2024, 7pm-9pm, Cope Auditorium

‘Priscilla’, directed by Sofia Coppola, starring Cailee Spaeny, Jacob Elordi, Dagmara Dominczyk and Ari Cohen.

Based on Priscilla Presley’s memoir, when teenager Priscilla Beaulieu meets Elvis Presley at a party, the man who’s already a meteoric rock ‘n’ roll superstar becomes someone entirely unexpected in private moments: a thrilling crush, an ally in loneliness, and a gentle best friend.

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Exhibition: By some means or Other

28 February-22 March 2024, 12pm-2pm, Martin Hall Exhibition Space

This exhibition brings together five artists selected to take part in the national Artists Access to Art Colleges (AA2A) artist residency scheme in the School of Design and Creative Arts at Loughborough University. The work on display showcases a selection of their diverse projects ongoing since October 2023.

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Careers Events:

Get into Teaching: Talk About A Career In Teaching Over A Coffee

5 March 2024, 10am-4pm, Outside Careers Hub East

The Explore Teaching Advisers will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about a career in teaching, whether it be just an idea or something you want to pursue further.

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Breakfast Study Cafes

7 March 2024, 8am-11am, D102 (James France Building)

Do you want to boost your productivity whilst on campus? Come along to the Student Success Academy’s Breakfast Study Cafe, running fortnightly on Thursday mornings this term.

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International Futures: Working in the UK for International Students

7 March 2024, 12pm-1pm, MS Teams

In this session you will learn about typical UK working cultures including common organisational structures, communication styles and ways of working.

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