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This Week at Loughborough | 6 November

3 November 2023

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Seminar: Smart polymer microgels and their hybrids for environmental and catalytic applications

7 November 2023, 12pm-1pm, International House/Zoom Webinar

IAS Visiting Fellow Dr Zahoor Hussain Farooqi will deliver a seminar on their research. Synthesis and characterisation of smart microgel particles have gained a lot of attention in the last few decades due to their potential applications in various fields including nanotechnology, catalysis and environmental science.

Please arrive from 11.45am, for those joining in-person, lunch will be served from 1pm.

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Royal Aeronautical Society – Silver City Airways, Innovators in Air Transport

7 November 2023, 7.30pm-9pm, Brockington (U020)

Stephen Hogarth, FRAeS, Loughborough Branch Treasurer will deliver this public lecture on ‘Silver City Airways, Innovators in Air Transport’. Within the space of 10 years, Silver City Airways rose from being a small private charter company to being a large scheduled airline, and its role in the development of British air transport has become almost legendary.

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Seminar: Public-private partnerships

8 November 2023, 12pm-1pm, International House/Zoom Webinar

Does countries’ governance quality affect the type of governance of Public-private partnerships? Empirical evidence using World Bank data on developing countries IAS Visiting Fellow, Professor Alessandro Rubino will deliver a seminar on their research.

Please arrive from 11.45am, for those joining in-person, lunch will be served from 1pm.

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Creative Wellbeing Series – Tactile Stitch with Gussi Phililipo

9 November 2023, 2pm, Innerspace (EHB217)

The workshop will begin with mark-making drawings which will then be translated directly into tactile stitch processes.  The purpose of the workshop is to explore the potential of engaging with materials and hand processes, and the benefits this has on well-being.  Some of the techniques explored in the session are being recognised as mindful activities.

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Remembrance Service

10 November 2023, 10.45am-11.30am, Garden of Remembrance

The University will come together to remember those who have died in conflict, and others from our community who are remembered in the Garden of Remembrance. Refreshments will be served afterwards at the University Chaplaincy, first floor of the Edward Herbert Building (EHB), a few minutes walk away for those wishing to join. If it is raining or the weather is otherwise adverse, the service will be held in the Chapel.

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Exhibition – Black Heritage: Narratives of Diaspora

16 October – 10 November 2023, 12pm-2pm, Martin Hall Gallery

LU Arts has worked with Dr Kerri Akiwowo, Senior Lecturer in Textiles (School of Design and Creative Arts), to develop a project that, through the presentation of objects and stories, celebrates and reflects the many diasporas of Black staff, postgraduates, Doctoral Researchers, and alumni.

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The University of Law Drop-in and Free Coffee Cart

6 November 2023, 11am-4pm, Outside Stewart Mason Building

Thinking about a career in law? Come speak to the University of Law team about their Postgraduate Law course and enjoy a free coffee on them when you sign up to their mailing list. Find out about law conversion courses and learn application tips.

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Leadership Mastery: Unlock Your Potential with G Team Academy

6 November 2023, 12pm-1pm, Brockington (U.0.05)

Get ready to take your leadership skills to the next level and join the ranks of the most successful student leaders. G Team Academy proudly presents a one-of-a-kind event designed to equip students with the tools and knowledge to become confident and effective leaders.

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Achieve the exceptional with Jaguar Land Rover – Navigating online testing

6 November 2023, 6pm-7pm, West Park Teaching HUb (WPT.0.05)

We know that online testing can be daunting and new so we want to empower you with the knowledge to navigate this section of the application process with ease. Find out the best hints and preparation advice to be fully prepared for your online tests.

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Early Careers at TikTok

7 November 2023, 12pm-2pm, James France (CC014)

Ever wondered what it would be like to work for TikTok, one of the most downloaded apps in the world? Come to TikTok’s presentation for top tips on how to be successful in their application process, so you can be prepared for your career journey.

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School Governor Information Session

7 November 2023, 12.30pm-1.30pm, Online

Inspiring Governance will be running this virtual introductory session for staff to find out more about becoming a school governor. Loughborough University recently launched a new School Governor Network to encourage and support University staff to become school governors.

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Kickstart Your Network

7 November 2023, 6pm-7pm, MS Teams (Online)

A beginner’s guide to start building your network of connections. Learn some top tips on using LinkedIn and find out more about how you can search for a range of opportunities, including those that aren’t advertised! There will be an optional Q&A after the session.

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Mock Assessment Centre

7 November 2023, 6pm-7.45pm, MS Teams (Online)

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 to gain as much practice as you can before your first real assessment centre.

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FTP – Prepare, Pursue, Progress

8 November 2023, 1pm-8pm, West Park Teaching Hub

Prepare yourself for applying for your internships and/or placement year. We will work with you to focus on your self, skills and experiences and how this can aid you in finding and securing the right opportunities!

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Find My Future in Mathematics – Online Careers Event

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

For all School of Science students. Mathematicians and statisticians are in demand across a wide range of sectors and roles. Come along to this event, run in collaboration with the Institute of Maths, and find out where your mathematical skills could take your future career.

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Kickstart Your Interview Skills

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

Are you apprehensive about the interview process? Join us for Kickstart your interview skills: an introductory session that will help you navigate the interview process and equip you with essential skills and knowledge to get started. There will be an optional Q&A after the session.

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FTP: Business and Engineering Employer Panel

9 November 2023, 5pm-8.30pm, Schofield Building (SCH.0.01)

Engineering and Business employers will offer you insight into their company with a panel of diverse employees of varying grades/roles. Panellists will talk about their career journeys, including tips and advice for the application process.

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Finalist Futures: Step Up to Final Year (Criticality & Careers Q&A)

9 November 2023, 6pm-8pm, James France (CC012)

Criticality is a key skill in academic writing, one you may be looking to enhance in your final year. You are likely also to be thinking about what to do after you finish studying. Experts from across Student Services are here on this evening to help you.

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LUinc (Loughborough University Business Incubator) Open House

10 November 2023, 10am-4pm, Holywell Building (1st floor, LUinc)

Join us for the grand reveal of the newly refurbished LUinc. – Loughborough University’s business incubator! Discover our refurbished facilities, vibrant coworking spaces, and cutting-edge resources at our Open House Event. Find out about their workshops by using the link.

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