Date and location
The conference will be held from on 30 June and 1st July 2016 in Loughborough, UK
Loughborough is at the heart of England in the northern most part of the county of Leicestershire. Being centrally placed it is well served by road, rail and air. Main line road and rail networks link Loughborough directly with the rest of the country and the town itself is served by excellent bus services.
• Loughborough University is less than two miles away from junction 23 of the M1 motorway
• London is one-and-a-half hours away by train, Birmingham one hour and Manchester around two hours
• There are regular scheduled flights from UK, European and international destinations to East Midlands Airport, only 7 miles away
The campus at Loughborough University is one of the largest, as a single space, in the UK, please use the following weblink for more information:
The main entrance to the campus (via Epinal Way ) is marked as “East Entrance” and the Security Gatehouse is Building 95 on the map, as available using the weblink below.
The Design School is in the East Park sector of the campus and is Building 108 on Towers Way. Please see the map or look on-line, the Design School is positioned in the middle at the bottom of the map:
Travelling by Air
East Midlands Airport is only 7 miles away and offers both domestic and international flights. For destinations and a full timetable contact the East Midlands Airport Information Des, Tel: +44 (0) 871 919 9000
• East Midlands Airport
In addition to taxi facilities, there is a shuttle bus that calls at the Airport that travels to Leicester via Loughborough town centre, take the Kinch shuttle bus to the campus.
The following weblink will provide more information:
Travelling by Rail
Regular Intercity services operate between Loughborough and other main line towns - including daily trains to and from London St Pancras International, 90 minutes away. Once at Loughborough's railway station you are just ten minutes away from the campus. From here there is a regular bus service ( Kinch ) which operates every ten minutes during term time. Taxis are normally available from the station and the journey should cost around £5 - £6. For information on train times and ticket prices phone National Rail on 08457 48 49 50 or you can use the following web services:
• National Rail
• London Midland
• East Midland Trains
Travelling by Coach or Bus
Coach and bus services to and from other parts of Leicestershire and the UK operate from the centre of Loughborough. Travel by National Express or regional bus services to Loughborough then connect with local Kinch bus town services to the Loughborough University campus. Other useful planning services include:
• National Express
• Traveline East Midlands
University Shuttle bus service
Kinchbus Number 7 commences from Loughborough Railway station and brings you straight to campus. Alighting points on the campus include:
• Students' Union
• Pilkington Library
• Wolfson School
• Holywell Park
In term time this service runs every 10 minutes Monday to Saturday daytime until 5.45 pm. A Monday to Friday evening service operates every 30 minutes until 8.40 pm during term times only. The nearest stop is just beyond the Security Gatehouse ( Building 95 ) on University Road, follow Towers Way to the Design School building.
• Full details of the University Shuttle bus timetable
Travelling by Car
Loughborough's nearest motorway link is the M1; the campus is just two miles from Junction 23. The university is clearly signed on all the other main approach roads to Loughborough.
To help ensure your satellite navigation system gets you to Loughborough University correctly, use the postcode LE11 3TT when setting your destination. The following organisations provide route planning services from anywhere in the country.
• Transport Direct
• The AA
Parking on campus is restricted. Visitors are asked to use the main entrance on Epinal Way ( East Entrance ). When you arrive, Security will advise you where to park and issue you with a temporary parking permit. University and public car parks are marked on the campus map.
Disabled visitors are requested to telephone our Security Office on the number below before visiting so that suitable parking can be arranged. For more information contact the Security Office on 01509 222 141. The Design School has a good provision of parking for disabled visitors.