Welcome to Making a Difference, our review of 2010, which highlights a selection of the University’s work that is having a real impact on society.
Universities have the potential to influence the most pressing issues facing the world today. Through world-leading research and enterprise and first-rate teaching, they help to drive forward our understanding of the world and the many issues we all face.
At Loughborough, the impact of our activity – on our students’ development, our local community, and on national and even international matters – is at the heart of all we do. We have a proud reputation for the relevance of our work, which has led to changes in industry practice, brought about improvements to the quality of people’s lives, and is at the forefront of the sustainability agenda.
Today, universities are operating in a changing environment. Like many other sectors in the UK, we are faced with substantial cuts in our funding. Loughborough is operating from a strong foundation, however, and is well placed to respond to these changes. Our strengths are those that matter to students, our partners and industry, and they give us confidence as we enter the new funding regime.
In this printed publication we are able to feature only a few of our activities and achievements. I hope you will visit our website, however, to see the true breadth of Loughborough’s impact and to see how we really are ‘Making a Difference’.
Vice Chancellor and President