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Average student takes £4k of equipment to uni

With 3500 new students arriving at Loughborough University for the first time, Police have been speaking to freshers about how to keep their property safe.

Police estimate that each student will bring with them around £4,000 worth of property and equipment. They've been helping students to mark their property today so that if it is stolen and recovered it can be returned.

Leicestershire Police have released videos to freshers in Loughborough about how to keep their property safe. Credit: Leicestershire Police


Jobs created with extension of uni Science and Enterprise Park

Thousands of new jobs could be created following Loughborough University's plans to expand its Science and Enterprise Park.

It's already one of the biggest of its kind in the UK.

Fifty businesses are currently on the campus, employing more than two thousand people.

The University wants to attract more companies specialising in advanced technologies to Loughborough.

Steve Rothberg, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Enterprise, says 4,000 jobs could be created.

Paula Radcliffe loses her funding for 2012-2013

Paula Radcliffe Credit: PA Pictures

Paula Radcliffe has lost her lottery funding for 2012-2013.

UK Athletics announced the cut in funding earlier.

The track and field governing body have decided to reduce their World Class Performance Programme from athletes deemed capable of making the top eight to those who can win medals.

It means that Radcliffe has been dropped from UK Athletics "Podium" funding list.

The 39-year-old, who is a Loughborough University graduate and the marathon world-record holder, was forced to withdraw from the London 2012 Olympics Marathon because of a foot problem.

Lord Coe appointed Pro Chancellor of Loughborough University

Lord Sebastian Coe has been appointed Pro Chancellor of Loughborough University.

The former athlete and Chairman of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, will now be a member of the University's council.

“Lord Coe is among the University’s greatest advocates and is also one of the leading ambassadors for sport in the UK.

“We are delighted that he has agreed to become Pro Chancellor of Loughborough and will be able to help us lead the University forward through its next phase of development.”

– Professor Shirley Pearce, Vice Chancellor of Loughborough

“I have always had very strong links with Loughborough, and I am looking forward to being able to contribute to the future of the University which provided me with such support, as both a student and graduate and also in my athletics career.”

– Lord Sebastian Coe, Chairman of LOCOG


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