This summer saw the first-ever five-day Writing Bootcamp for PhD Researchers at Loughborough University. The event was organised and headed up by four doctoral researchers – the team behind the award-winning Loughborough Writing Gym: Kristina Gavran, Katie Woodhouse and Emma Bates from the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, and Vani Naik from the Business […]
Written by Dr Clare Hutton, Senior Lecturer in English at Loughborough University. Few contemporary novels will have had a year like Milkman by Anna Burns. It was published, without a great deal of fanfare or advance publicity, in May 2018. But then it began to attract attention by dint of being longlisted, and then shortlisted […]
No matter what time of year it is, it seems we always have some occasion to buy gifts for. Maybe you’ll pick up a scarf for Dad on Father’s Day, a knitted jumper for Aunt Sue for her birthday and socks for everyone else – because who doesn’t love receiving socks?! But have you ever […]
Everyone thinks lying is bad – but is being honest always the right way to go? Today (Tuesday, April 30) is World Honesty Day and in keeping with the occasion, Loughborough University’s Discourse and Rhetoric Group have written a piece that discusses what ‘being honest’ really means, and how people actually do it (or not). […]
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has put the brakes on ASDA and Sainsbury’s becoming the dominant force in supermarket retail. Dr Jon Seaton examines whether the argument against the deal is justified?
Economist Dr Jon Seaton has a warning for the Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney…
Dr Oli Tearle, Programme Director for English at Loughborough University and the man behind Interesting Literature (a blog that has more than 111k Twitter followers, including J. K. Rowling!), has shared his top five reads of all time in a bid to help those on the hunt for a good story.
At the start of January 2019, Dr Jeff Evans, a Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography in the School of Social Sciences, boarded the 134m-long S. A. Agulhas II – one of the largest and most modern research ships anywhere in the world.
At the start of January 2019, Dr Jeff Evans, a Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography in the School of Social Sciences, boarded the 134m-long S. A. Agulhas II – one of the largest and most modern research ships anywhere in the world. The Loughborough University academic has joined more than 30 international scientists from different scientific fields and renowned […]
It’s a new year, and many of us use this as an opportunity to make changes in our life and set goals to better ourselves. Many people will have made resolutions earlier this month such as ‘eat more healthily’, ‘incorporate more exercise into daily routines’, or ‘take up new and exciting opportunities’. It will also […]