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This Week at Loughborough | 6 May

3 May 2024

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Arts Scholars’ Showcase

7 May 2024, 5pm-7pm, Martin Hall

Join LU Arts for this year’s Arts Scholars’ Showcase, which features the nine scholarship winners for 2023/24. This year’s winners come from a variety of subject areas and backgrounds with a mix of undergraduate and postgraduate students. Their art forms include creative writing, music, dance and drama.

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Eras Tour Prep 101

7 May 2024, 6pm-8pm, LSU Council Chamber

Swift Soc will host a night of preparation before the Eras Tour with friendship bracelet and poster making! 

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Drag Night

7 May 2024, 7pm-9pm, The Lounge (LSU)

Come and see the most outstanding drag performers in town! Stick around after the performances for the Q&A and get there early, as the first 50 people to arrive will win amazing prizes.

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IAS Seminar: When autofiction becomes impossible

8 May 2024, 12pm-1pm, International House/Zoom

Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) Visiting Fellow Associate Professor Endre Lund Eriksen will deliver a seminar on their research. In this lecture, Endre Lund Eriksen tells of an impossible artistic research project, that through detours ended up in an award winning animated short film for kids.

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Hear from Standing Together: The largest Jewish-Arab grassroots movement for peace in Israel

8 May 2024, 1pm-2pm, MS Teams

The Loughborough UCU branch will be hosting a meeting with two speakers from Standing Together, a social movement of Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel pursuing peace, equality, and social and climate justice. 

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Distinguished Speaker Series: Sir Peter Bonfield

9 May 2024, 5.30pm, CC012 (James France)

Sir Peter Bonfield is a leading international business executive with extensive experience in the fields of electronics, computers and communications. Sir Peter has been involved with a diverse portfolio of companies operating at main board level in the USA, Europe and the Far East. Change management in international technology companies has characterised his work.

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Win from Within: A sport psychology series

9 May 2024, 6.30pm-7.30pm, Dan Maskell Seminar Room (Tennis and Squash Centre)

The ‘Win from Within’ series at Loughborough Sport is dedicated to unlocking the full potential of every athlete, regardless of their experience or sporting background. This week’s session will focus on perfecting pre-performance preparation.

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Flix Cinema Screening: Mean Girls (2024)

9 May 2024, 6.30pm-9pm, Cope Auditorium (Edward Barnsley)

Mean Girls (2024), directed by Samantha Jayne and Arturo Perez Jr, starring Reneé Rapp, Angourie Rice, Christopher Briney and Tina Fey.

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Student Leadership Conference

11 May 2024, 10am-5pm, LSU

The annual Student Leadership Conference by Loughborough Students’ Union empowers the student community through a day of seminars, panel discussions, networking sessions, interactive workshops, and resource hubs at a student-friendly price.

During the conference, you will have the opportunity to gain valuable insights from experts on topics such as emotional intelligence, public speaking, inclusivity, boundary-setting, delegation, and much more.

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Exhibition: Tearing up Vogue and Mining the Detritus

2-10 May 2024, 12pm-4pm, Martin Hall Exhibition Space

This exhibition will display a body of practice-based doctoral research in montage by Ehryn Torrell (IRPH, SSH). Montage is not a singular artistic medium like painting or drawing, but rather it is intermedium (Higgins, 1965). It often includes the act of cutting up and reassembling photographic images to say something about representation and ways of seeing.

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Start-Up Programme

8 May 2024, 6pm-7.30pm, Start-Up Lab (2.01) STEMLab

This dynamic five-week journey will equip you with the essential skills and knowledge needed to elevate your Start-Up venture. Delve into crucial topics such as goal setting, mindset development, market research, networking strategies, business registration, intellectual property, finance options, and more!

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Stay Connected – Navigating the Workplace Workshop

9 May 2024, 12pm-1pm, EHB 1.04 (Edward Herbert)

Workshop on Navigating the Workplace ahead of you starting your placement year. Open to students who are going on placement for the 2024/25 academic year. Topics covered include workplace behaviour, bullying and harassment, health and safety and managing conflict.

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Fellowship Application for PhDs

9 May 2024, 6pm-8pm, West Park Teaching Hub

Join us at this informal event to find out how we can support your career planning before and after you graduate. Don’t miss out on some free food, a freebie and a chance to win a prize!

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