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East Midlands universities scoop top student awards

Loughborough University Credit: Loughborough University

East Midlands universities scooped a host of top prizes at last night's Student Choice Awards.

Loughborough University had a particularly successful evening - it was named WhatUni's 'University of the Year', and also took back a series of other trophies.

The poll ranked the University of Nottingham top for job prospects, with Loughborough coming third in that category.

Students who voted thought that Loughborough had the best student union, too, with Nottingham Trent University coming in third place.

Loughborough also came top for student accommodation and took second place in the student vote for best university facilities.

Students at Nottingham Trent University were considered to enjoy the second best 'city life' after Bristol.

Nottingham Trent University Credit: Edward Smith/EMPICS Entertainment

Loughborough was considered to have the third best student support services, while Nottingham Trent came sixth in that category.

Loughborough University consistently comes in the top twenty of UK institutions in league tables. It counts Sebastion Coe, Tanni Grey-Thompson, Paula Radcliffe and Monty Panesar among its alumni.

Monty Panesar Credit: Carl Court/PA Archive/Press Association Images

"We are delighted that our students took time to vote and to know that they rate the Loughborough student experience so highly.

"The award is an opportunity for all members of the University community to celebrate and for me to thank everyone for their contribution to our success.”

– Professor Robert Allison, Vice Chancellor of Loughborough University

Loughborough University hosts European hockey competition

Leicester will take on Royal Antwerp in their match tonight Credit: ITV News Central

Hockey players from across Europe will be at Loughborough University to compete in the Women's Euro Club Trophy.

The competition is being held in the county for the first time and gets underway today. Leicester Ladies' Hockey Club face Belgium champions Royal Antwerp in their first match tonight.

Leicester Ladies' Hockey Club face Belgium champions Royal Antwerp in their first match tonight.

Pilot scheme to tackle university binge drinking

The scheme aims to tackle binge drinking Credit: PA Wire

Nottingham and Loughborough Universites have signed up to a year-long pilot scheme to tackle binge drinking. The scheme is being run by the government and the National Union of Students and is being trialled at 7 universities in total.

It will involve preventing alcohol-related initiation ceremonies, pub crawls and monitoring anti-social behaviour.


Young pedigree dogs most likely to be stolen

Young pedigree dogs are most at risk of being stolen Credit: Jeff Moore/Jeff Moore/Empics Entertainment

Owners of young pedigree dogs are being urged to take care this Christmas, after new findings showed they were at most risk of being stolen.

Experts at the University of Loughborough found that three quarters of dog thefts involved pedigrees and half were puppies or young dogs.

Is this the worst ever video posted on YouTube?

This musical video released by Loughborough University students union was designed to increase membership at the union with lyrics about the various clubs and activities that students could take part in.

Instead the footage of the students's remake of Naughty Boy's 'La La La' went viral getting over 30,000 views and hundreds of negative comments with some users branding the video, "the worst ever".

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