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April 7th 2016

Loughborough University support the Armed Forces community

Vice Chancellor Allison with Loughborough University staff and military personnel

Loughborough University pledged their support for military personnel and their families this week by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.

An event was held in the University’s Hazlerigg Lounge on Monday 4 April in which Vice Chancellor Professor Robert Allison signed the covenant in the presence of Reservists employed by the university and other local military personnel.

By signing the Armed Forces Covenant Loughborough University has committed to supporting the Armed Forces community, and recognising the value serving personnel, including regular (full-time) and reserve, veterans and military families contribute to both their organisation and the country in general.

Vice Chancellor Professor Robert Allison from Loughborough University said: “This covenant underlines our commitment to continue to support the many members of the Armed Forces who work or study at the University.

“We already have strong links with Armed Forces and Defence organisations both locally and nationally, and so I’m delighted to formally confirm our support.”

Captain Ben Wing, from 203 Squadron in Loughborough, attended the signing event. He said: “I was delighted to be invited along to the informal event which was attended by a variety of the University’s staff that have an interest in or are involved in the military in some way.

“Loughborough University is a very supportive employer so it is fantastic that they have publically made promises to ensure that those who currently serve or have previously served in the Armed Forces are treated fairly. As a unit, we hope to continue developing our relationship with the University in the future.”

"We already have strong links with Armed Forces and Defence organisations both locally and nationally, and so I'm delighted to formally confirm our support."