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8 March 2012 | PR 12/46

Deadline approaches for University award nominations

Loughborough residents are being encouraged to nominate students for two prizes awarded annually by the University in recognition of students’ good work in the community or good community relations.

Residents are encouraged to submit their nominations by 23 March for the TS Shipman and Hannah Community Prizes.

The TS Shipman Prize is given to students of the University or College who are considered to have contributed most to the development of co-operation and aid between the institutions and the local community.  The prize comes from a fund presented to the University by the TS Shipman Trust, established by the former joint Manager Director of Leicester company AA Jones and Shipman – one of the largest machine tool manufacturers in Britain in the 1960s.

The Hannah Community Prize seeks to recognise students for showing acts of kindness or for general good neighbourliness.  The award uses funds originally bequeathed to the University in memory of Mr George Alexander Hannah who studied at Loughborough during his retirement.

An awards ceremony will be held later in the year to honour and thank the students for their contributions.

Alison Barlow, University community relations officer comments: “Over the last few years we have had many excellent examples of students making extremely valuable contributions to community groups and to their neighbourhoods.  We are confident of more good examples this year and need local residents to let us know about the activities of students they are in touch with or who live close by.”

Nominations for the two awards can be made by any member of the Charnwood community and should be submitted to m.g.cajkler@lboro.ac.uk.  A nomination form is available on the University website by logging on to:

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/admin/ar/student/prizes/university_nominated/tss/index.htm

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For all media enquiries contact:

Alison Barlow
Community Relations Officer
Loughborough University
T: 01509 228696
E: A.J.Barlow@lboro.ac.uk 

Notes for editors:

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. In the 2011 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top universities in the UK, and has topped the Times Higher Education league for the UK’s Best Student Experience every year since the poll's inception in 2006. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Loughborough is also the UK’s premier university for sport. It has perhaps the best integrated sports development environment in the world and is home to some of the country’s leading coaches, sports scientists and support staff. It also has the country’s largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports.

It is a member of the 1994 Group of 19 leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.

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