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This Week at Loughborough | 5 February

2 February 2024

7 mins

LGBT+ History Month:

Pilkington Library LGBT+ History Month Display

1-29 February 2024, Pilkington Library

This year’s Library display explores the theme of Medicine, looking at LGBT+ experiences in and contributions to Medicine through history. The display also showcases articles and research from the Loughborough archives and relevant works currently held in the Library collection.

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LGBT+ History Month 2024 – Launch Event

5 February 2024, 5.15pm-7pm, The Lounge (LSU)

This year, we open LGBT+ History Month with the illumination of our iconic Hazlerigg Building with the colours of the rainbow. All are welcome at this event for members of the Loughborough LGBT+ community and allies to get together over food and drink to celebrate the month ahead. We will hear words of reflection from representatives of the LGBT+ Staff Network and the LGBT+ Student Association, along with a member of the University Senior Leadership Team.

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What is gender?

7 February 2024, 3pm-4pm, MS Teams

This session will explore the concept of gender as a social construct, how gender and sex are interrelated but different, and how neither is binary. The session will invite people to reflect on their own experiences of gender.

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Careers Fest:

Take a Seat with Enterprise Mobility

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

Learn more about their careers and their Graduate Management Trainee programme. Take the chair challenge and be up with a chance of winning a £20 cinema voucher, £20 pizza voucher, tote bags and more! 

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Exploring your career options

6 February 2024, 1pm-2pm, MS Teams

This session is an opportunity to find out how to explore career options, clarify job, role or employer choices or just consider whether the path you’ve chosen is the best one for you. 

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Royal Navy: An Engineering Officer Career Discussion over a free hot drink

6 February 2024, 10am-4pm, Outside STEMLab

Hear about their Defence STEM Undergraduate Scheme (DSUS) and Graduate Schemes. The team will also be giving away a FREE hot drink to those who speak with them.

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Group Coaching on Procrastination

6 February 2024, 6pm-7.30pm, WAV.011 (Wavy Top Building)

In a small group you will work through the GROW model of coaching to help you set some actions around beating your procrastination beast. This session is overseen by two Coaches who will facilitate your group discussions.

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Deloitte – What Matters to You?

7 February 2024, 10am-4pm, Outside Careers Hub East

Come and see us on campus for a chance to meet Deloitte colleagues and take part in our What Matters to You interactive quiz. In taking part you will walk away with a unique tube of sweets coined from your quiz results.

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Getting a Graduate Job

7 February 2024, 1pm-2pm, MS Teams

Are you starting to think about finding a job for after you graduate? Are you wondering where or how to begin looking? Bring your questions to this presentation and Q&A session for finalists to find out more. Led by a member of the Careers Network team.

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Breakfast Study Cafe

8 February 2024, 8am-11am, WAV041 (Wavy Top 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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Start-up Fund Information Session

8 February 2024, 2pm-3pm, Start-Up Lab (STEMLab)

Get application ready for Start-up Fund! The LEN Team will be hosting Start-up Fund Information sessions to help you prepare for your application. 

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PwC Spring Campaign

8 February 2024, 11am-3pm, Outside Careers Hub East

Chat to PwC recruiters, and ambassadors, many who’ve completed a programme with PwC, so can provide you insight into what it’s really like to work at PwC. You’ll be able pick up some ethically sourced freebies along the way too.

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PwC – Building Confidence in the Selection Process

8 February 2024, 3pm-4pm, WAVB01

Join us on this skills session where we’ll go through each stage of the PwC selection process. We’ll also provide you with useful hints and tips on how you can confidently prepare for success in any application process.

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Finalist Futures: One Step Closer

8 February 2024, 6pm-8pm, James France Exhibition Area

Join us at this informal event to find out how we can help you progress your career planning as you approach graduation. Receive a goodie box, win prizes and help yourself to the buffet.

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Exhibition: Within and Without Home

5-16 February 2024, 10am-4pm, Charnwood Arts

Within and Without Home is a collection of creative work by doctoral researchers in the HOME Centre for Doctoral Training at Loughborough University. The PhD projects are focused on home and homelessness, aiming to approach the problem in a creative way, from multiple perspectives.

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University Choir Taster Session

5 February 2024, 7pm-9pm, Cope Auditorium

The Choir has just started learning new repertoire ahead of their next concert in May so now is the perfect time for potential new members to come along and give it a go – especially now that exams are over!

The rehearsal on Monday 5 February will be a taster session to give you a chance to sample the new music – modern and ancient classical pieces with a smattering of lighter items. All welcome, just turn up on the night, with no commitment or obligation to join afterwards. You’ll be sure of a warm welcome from Music Director Eleanor Graff-Baker and existing members. No prior singing or choir experience is necessary.

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Create & Connect

7 February-13 March 2024, 2pm-3.30pm, The Collaboration Station (LSU)

LU Arts and the International Student Experience Team are running a five-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 the arts workers.

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Flix Cinema Screening: ‘How To Have Sex’

8 February 2024, 7pm-9pm, Cope Auditorium

‘How To Have Sex’, directed by Molly Manning Walker and starring Mia McKenna-Bruce, Lara Peake, Enva Lewis, and Shaun Thomas. Three British teenage girls go on a rites-of-passage holiday, drinking, clubbing and hooking up in what should be the best summer of their lives. 

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Year of the Dragon Celebration Lunch

9 February 2024, 12pm-2pm, The Treehouse (LSU)

The Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Heritage (REACH) Staff Network Group with the help of the Student International Group has organised this celebratory lunch for Lunar New Year.

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Exhibition: Imprint/Dismantle

10-21 February 2024, 12pm-2pm, Martin Hall Exhibition Space

Step into the captivating realm of Imprint/Dismantle, where the works of Loughborough’s three graduate artists converge in a dynamic investigation of perception and transformation. 

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Startup Support Series – Setting Up For Success

10 January-14 February 2024, 10am-12pm, Careers & Enterprise Hub, Loughborough Town

Is your startup idea and plans ready for success in 2024? Whether you’re in the idea validation stage, gaining early traction, or ready to scale, this event series is tailored to empower you at every stage of your business journey.

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Startup Drop-in Sessions

10 January-14 February 2024, 12pm-2pm, Careers & Enterprise Hub, Loughborough Town

You can book one of these weekly drop-in sessions which offer a welcoming space to help you in your startup journey. You can find out more about the help, support and funding you can get and any other topics that help support you in progressing your business to succeed.

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Startup Support Series (evenings) – Setting Up For Success

11 January-15 February 2024, 5pm-7pm, Careers & Enterprise Hub, Loughborough Town

Is your startup idea and plans ready for success in 2024? Whether you’re in the idea validation stage, gaining early traction, or ready to scale, this event series is tailored to empower you at every stage of your business journey.

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