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    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.
    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.
    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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    October 2nd, 2012

    IT was breathing space only at Loughborough College this morning (October 2)  as students flocked to the  annual Freshers Fair.

    Information may have been the main order of the day as societies queued up to hand out details about how go get involved with Loughborough Students’ Union but fun was on the menu, too, through the gravity-resisting challenge of the Bucking Bronco.

    Among the worthy organisations looking for more support was the College’s Social Enterprise team, as secretary Bethany Harrold explained.

    “Our mission is to raise money and create links with young people in Malawi – and we desperately need more people on board,” she said. “There’s currently just five of us working on the project and we need to ensure it continues after the present team leaves College.”

    She added that they were seeking to contact local schools and encourage communication between them and their counterparts in the poverty-stricken country. The social enterprise team is looking to visit Malawi themselves but concedes this may not be possible unless they attract more support.”

    The team picked up a good number of contacts from students wishing to know more during the Fair and will be following these up in coming weeks.

    Anyone interested in joining the College’s Social Enterprise team is invited to e-mail

    For a video of today’s Freshers Fair


    September 25th, 2012

     LOUGHBOROUGH COLLEGE is hoping to create a new fund raising standard to mark this week’s official announcement of the College’s Charity of the Year.

     Students have been busy considering a range of well-deserving charities and Leicester hospitals’ Our Space Appeal bas come out on top. The charity collected more than 500 votes, with the runner up over 200 behind.

     Student development officer Alan Tsang says: “The charity is absolutely delighted with the news and has already offered to donate a number of resources to help us to raise as much money as we possibly can.

     “We are hopeful that we can beat the amount raised last year which was £8.074.

     Mr Tsang reminds staff and students there are awards for the top individual fundraiser and team on offer.


    September 12th, 2012

    LEICESTER Riders basketball chief Rob Pasternostro today hailed the ‘’tremendous progress’ made by fast-rising Loughborough College star Jamell Anderson during his first 12 months with the British Basketball League club.

     Anderson, 22, arrived at Riders last season as a scholar with the Loughborough Basketball Programme, combining playing top class basketball with coaching local youngsters during a hectic season.

     Pasternostro, who was at College today to mark the announcement of Team GB and Riders skipper Drew Sullivan as the new coach of Loughborough Student Riders, said:  “Jamell is a great example of what this programme is all about. It’s fantastic to have young players combining furthering their education and their sport.

     “Jamell has made tremendous progress.  A year ago he wasn’t getting consistent playing time, but by the play-off final against Newcastle he was one of our big men to come off the bench – that’s a testament to how far he has come.”

     Pasternostro also revealed he’d received glowing reports of Anderson’s spell with the GB Under 23 development squad during the summer and said: “They have very high hopes for Jamell in the future and we’re delighted to have him here at Leicester Riders.”


    September 5th, 2012

    SAM INGRAM became Loughborough College’s second medallist in the Paralympic Games last night when he claimed a silver in the 90kg judo.

    The 27-year-old former College student, who now lives in Edinburgh, took up the sport six years ago on the advice of his brother Joe, 30, who also has Loughborough College on his CV.

    Joe was knocked out in the 100kg quarter finals yesterday but Sam restored family pride by winning through to the final where he was watched by another famous former Loughburian Lord Sebastian Coe, chairman of LOCOG.

    Sam defeated Argentinian veteran Jorge Lencina to make the final where he was eventually beaten by Cuban Jorge Hierrezuelo Marcillis.

    This was his second Paralympic medal, having claimed a bronze in Beijing four years ago.

    Both brothers were born with a genetic eye condition called conal dystrophy and have no central vision.

    Sam played goalball at school before turning to judo as his brother was already progressing in the sport.

    NEW! Engineering Qualifications starting this September

    September 1st, 2012

    Graduate Engineering

    Loughborough College, in partnership with the University of Derby, is launching two new qualifications this September – a Foundation Degree in Engineering and a BSc degree in Engineering.

    These are general engineering qualifications with specialist pathways in mechanical and electrical engineering, aimed at people employed in the industry who are seeking to gain relevant qualifications to further their careers or gain promotion.

    The Foundation Degree will allow students in engineering employment to achieve the qualification (equivalent to a HND) in two years, by attending two evenings per week. In future years, the Foundation Degree will also be offered in the daytimes. Currently, employed students who can attend in the daytime can study for HNC and HND in mechanical or electrical engineering.

    The new BSc allows students with a HND or Foundation Degree to top-up to full Bachelors’ Degree in under two years, either one day per week or two evenings.

    There are still places available on all Engineering Higher Education programmes at the College. All part-time courses cost £2500 per year.

    For help, information and guidance give us a call on 0844 332 0192.

    Immediate Enrolments and September Starts Available


    BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Engineering
    BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering
    NVQ Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations.


    C&G 2365 Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installations – Full time ( 1 Year ) No formal qualifications required but grade C in Math/English an advantage.
    C&G 2365 Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installations – Part Time Evening ( 2 years ) – possible course fee remission for 19 -23 year old.
    Courses are fully funded up to the age of 23 if this is your first Level 2 Award

    Motor Vehicle:

    Levels 1, 2 and 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance
    Levels 1, 2 and 3 Diploma in Motor Cycle Maintenance
    Levels 2 and 3 Extended Diploma in Motorsport

    For October starts:

    Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Body Repair
    Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Body Refinishing (Paint)