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  • WE HAVE A NEW WEBSITE
  • COLLEGE TO FOLLOW UP RECORD-BREAKING HEALTH FAIR
    ORGANISER Nicola Wells today revealed Loughborough College will be holding follow-up events in 2013 following yesterday’s record-breaking third annual Health and Wellbeing Fair.
  • COLLEGE STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT VALUE OF DISCIPLINE
    LOUGHBOROUGH COLLEGE engineering lecturer Stuart Carroll, took time out to talk to Motor Vehicle students about his passion for taking part in Mixed Martial Arts, through his involvement with the Leicester Shootfighters team.
  • SO MUCH TO LEARN AT LOUGHBOROUGH COLLEGE HEALTH FAIR
    LONDON 2012 bronze medallist Nicola White opened today’s third annual Health and Wellbeing Fair at Loughborough College - then went in search of some tips of her own.

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    WE HAVE A NEW WEBSITE

    January 14th, 2013

    This blog is no longer in use, please visit http://www.loucoll.ac.uk/news for the latest news

    COACH DELIGHTED BY FORM OF STUDENT RIDERS WOMEN

    November 20th, 2012

    HEAD basketball coach Matthew Harber today paid tribute to the character of Loughborough Student Riders Women as they extended their unbeaten run despite a gruelling schedule.

     Facing up to the physical demands of completing three games within just five days, the Riders nevertheless defeated Manchester Mystics 70-50 and followed that up with a 63-57 success over Barking Abbey.

     Riders limited Manchester to just 25 points in the final three quarters and then overcame tough opposition against Barking.

     Harber said: “We made some good defensive adjustments (against Manchester) that allowed us to close out the game. Barking was always going to be a tough task. To give credit to the girls, they showed a lot of toughness down the stretch and played through their fatigue. They were really composed during the late game moments.”

     Jennie Rodgers led the scoring output for Loughborough with 17 points whilst Mackenzie Westcott added 12 and Gillian Baird ten.

     “I thought from an individual standpoint, Jennie was outstanding for us and has been forced to lead our team during adversity and she responded very well today. I also want to comment on the quality of our bench as they have been outstanding recently and have done a great job of bringing intensity to the floor when we’ve needed it most,” Harber added.

    FULL SPEED AHEAD WITH THE MASTER!

    October 16th, 2012

    Speed king David Ackroyd speaking with Loughborough College students.

    CHARNWOOD College students are to make a weekly visit to Loughborough College to build a seriously fast engine-less car – with the help and guidance of a master.

    A project to build a new Formula Gravity car was launched last week when David Ackroyd, who designed the vehicle that holds the current world record, paid his latest visit to inspire engineering students at Loughborough College.

     A team of six Charnwood students, including sixth formers and 14-year-olds, are to begin their Friday afternoon pilgrimage to Loughborough College on November 2 to build their own vehicle and learn more about engineering. The project is expected to take about 20 weeks

     Mr Ackroyd, who helped Loughborough College students build a car that took the Lotus 119c, then the Goodwood Festival of Speed winner and course record holder, to the wire in a special challenge in 2009, said:  “My aim in coming back here is to encourage young people that, although working in this field can be tough, the rewards at the end of it are fantastic.

     “I will be visiting monthly to see how they are getting on and help them along the way. At the end of their hard work, they will have a racing car of their own fit to take part in any number of events throughout the UK.”

     Loughborough College technician Keith Large said: “It’s great students from Charnwood are taking up David’s challenge and I’m sure they will learn so much from the experience.. One of our apprentices Thomas Ryan has already volunteered to drive the vehicle and give David’s record of 62mph a run for its money.

     “In David’s own words, you can achieve anything in this world if you set your mind to it – so why not aim for the very top?”

     

     

    COLLEGE STUDENTS TASTE MAJOR EVENT

    October 11th, 2012

    SIX STUDENTS from Loughborough College enjoyed more great experience when they took part in the East Midlands Fine Food Festival at Melton Mowbray.

     They helped out on the College’s stand at an event which saw a staggering 11,500 people attend.

     There was little doubt that the College’s offering went down well as we were sold clean out of produce by 2pm.

     Hospitality Team Leader Darren Creed, who was part of the College team on the day, said: “It was great to be part of an event as prestigious and well attended as this for a second successive year. There were many stalls there for people to browse but we were the only College providing student-led food.”

    Are you on the right path for your future?

    October 3rd, 2012

    Choosing a full-time college course is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. So what if you think you might have made the wrong choice or you are struggling to decide what would suit you best?

    We are offering free informal advice and guidance on courses and careers to help you choose the right path.

    Come along to one of our drop-in sessions between 3.00pm and 7.00pm on:

    • Thursday 4th October
    • Tuesday 9th October
    • Thursday 11th October
    • Tuesday 16th October

    The drop-in sessions will give you a chance to have a chat with our friendly staff and discuss the range of options open to you.

    To find out more call 01509 618 375 or email info@loucoll.ac.uk

    Why choose Loughborough College?

    We offer a wide range of courses
    From A Levels and vocational qualifications to Apprenticeships and university level courses we offer a broad range of courses across a number of different subject areas so you will be able to find the right course for you.

    We have fantastic facilities
    In order to provide a great experience for our students we are continuing to invest in our College facilities and over the past few years have opened new buildings and renovated and refurbished our existing facilities. Our students gain real work experience in our College restaurant, Fitness Studios, Travel Agent and Hair, Beauty & Complementary Therapy Salons which are located in the Radmoor Centre.

    We are well connected
    We have excellent links with universities and overseas partners and work closely with
    local, national and international companies providing work experience and progression opportunities for our students.

    We offer a wide range of student support
    All our students have access to a wide range of support services for their individual needs,
    including learning, health and wellbeing support, as well as financial support, careers advice and guidance and help with childcare.

    Our latest Ofsted inspection praised our accommodating and inclusive nature – especially the way we support all students, no matter where they are on their individual learning journey.

    We give you the chance to get involved
    We share a campus with Loughborough University and our students are all members of Loughborough Student Union giving them access to over 100 sports clubs and societies.

    Our Student Development staff encourage students to get involved with fundraising and volunteering and organise a range of activities to allow students to learn new skills, meet people and have fun!