-- 2017-18 Activities --
Christmas Fair 2017
On Friday 8th December LSU London worked with the University to host Loughborough University London's first ever Christmas Fair. We are delighted that we are able to share a short video with you below filmed by one of our own students Alex Barakova. This was a fun filled afternoon with mulled wine, gingerbread decorating, local craft stalls, live music, our very first Santa's grotto (digitally!) and Fletcher as Santa! It was great to see so many of our students take time out of their busy schedules to have a rest and relax with their friends and colleagues.
Induction Week 2017!
We finally got to greet our new students and welcome them to London.
From the 24th – 1st we had our Induction week at Loughborough London, and to accompany the University’s orientation activates, we held range a socials helping students to get to know each other. We started the week with a relaxed pizza and games arrivals evening, welcoming students who’d travelled across the world and introducing them to their Union. Each subsequent evening we held a social event to showcase the different areas of we offer students, including a table tennis tournament sports evening and Harry Potter movie night to talk about our media offering. Through the week we saw our relationships with the new students grow, with familiar faces coming to us with queries or just to say a cheery hello! The real highlight of the week was Friday’s Welcome Fest, featuring face (and body!) painting; a hog roast and chocolate fountain; and African drumming workshops. Staff and students alike we seen to enjoy themselves, and we were thanked for a great event. One of many great takeaways from the day was our world map showing where our students have travelled from. On a large world map we asked them to place a sticker on their home city – which proved a great bonding activity when two students from the Caribbean found each other!
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-- 2016-17 Activities --
16th March 3pm-4pm
LSU Enterprise are running a postcard competition until the end of term. Have a business idea? All you need to do is write it on one of the postcards dotted around campus and post it in the postbox outside LSU. You could win a mini ipad AND some business mentoring!
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Postgraduate Question Time
Part of Your Education Week
Was held on Friday 4th December 2:30-4:00pm LL02
This was an event for all Postgraduate students whereby you could ask questions to influential members of the University and Students' Union including:
Professor Morag Bell - Pro Vice-Chancellor for Teaching
Professor Steve Rothberg - pro Vice-Chancellor for Research
Professor Andy Dainty - Director of the Graduate School
Kailey Hazeldene - VP Education at LSU
Jordan Dawson - PGR Programme President
LSU London Christmas Ball
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Loughborough alumni tickets
If you are Loughborough alumni to buy a ticket create an account for yourself online. You can do this by clicking log in at the top of the page and then scroll down to the bottom and select 'click to access log in box' you then need to click on 'register new account' and 'register new guest account' . Once you have filled in your details you will be taken to a page to click through to buy a ticket online.
10 places available for Social Storm!
Sign up here: http://www.globalsocialstorm.org/loughborough-university-in-london.html
Are you passionate about building a better society? Do you want to use your skills and ideas to find solutions to problems?
We’re looking for people who believe they can make a difference to society, from any background or degree discipline to join a unique 24-hour hackathon! Social Storm is taking place on 20-21st November 2015 at the Loughborough Midlands Campus. The competition brings together university students from across the world to work on sustainable solutions to our global social challenges.
You will be working in teams comprised of students from other universities, to find a sustainable solution to a real challenge to our global society. Using virtual communication tools so you do not need to leave the campus, we are showing how technology is bringing the world closer together, and how everyone can play a role in helping communities around the world.
Social Storm is a great addition to your CV, and an opportunity to develop your enterprise and employability skills. The winning team will also receive £100 for each member as a cash prize.
LSU London elects the first ever LSU London Committee and Programme Reps
After a fortnight of nominations, campaigning and voting, on Friday, we announced the results of our LSU London elections and welcome our brand new LSU London Committee and programme reps. The results evening included free pizza and beer finished off by a social attended by the candidates and their supporters.
LSU London completes first ever Rag event!
On Saturday 3rd October, a team of students, LSU London staff and University staff completed the 114 metre abseil down the Acelormittal Orbit
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It was a fairly cold and VERY misty morning on Saturday 3rd October, but this did not stop the team of Loughborough University London students completing the first LSU London Rag event - EVER!
After arriving somewhat bleary eyed for a 9am start, the team made their way to the equipment room to be harnessed up. The harnesses had to be on very tight to ensure that we were completely safe and secure - so tight infact that once you were harnessed in, it was very difficult to stand up straight!
Once kitted up, the team headed up in the lift to face the challenge ahead.
Mimi and Amine showed off their bravery by offering to be the first to go down. Mimi didn't look fazed at all! Next saw LSU London Co-ordinator Ellie Read and Senior Student Support officer Amy Ward take on the challenge. It's safe to say Amy was very nervous and couldn't stop her legs from wobbling!
Next down was Jas and Mia both of whom were very nervous about what was ahead. Jas has a fear of heights and was very quiet in the lead up to his turn!
The penultimate pair was Dan and Nate with Allen following closely behind. Despite the nerves, all three emerged with beaming smiles having collected their official photographs and landing safely on two feet on the ground!
Overall the team were very aprehensive and some terrified of heights, but together, every single person abseiled the 114 metre height of the AcelorMittal Orbit on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
The students have been working hard to raise money for St Mungo's Broadway, a fantastic charity that aims to make a difference for homeless people. They are still fundraising and have a way to go before they reach their target. Please support them by donating here www.justgiving.co.uk/LSU-London
Photos by Max Turner