Loughborough Alumni

Benefits and networks

Alumni Advisory Board Elections 2017

This year there are four positions available on the Alumni Advisory Board. Voting will open on Friday 4 August 2017 and you will be able to find out more about our shortlisted applicants online.

A message from the Alumni Association President

Dr. Paul Drummond, Alumni Association President. Dr. Paul Drummond, Alumni Association President.

"The Alumni Advisory Board is looking to recruit four new members. We are looking to welcome members who have a wealth of skills and experience and great passion for Loughborough University to join the Board.

We are actively working to extend our outreach and are looking at ways in which we can bring our alumni together wherever they are living and working across the globe.

We aim to be a world class Alumni Association that supports and enhances a world class University and Students' Union. 

Candidates will be willing to give time to support the Alumni Association and the University through volunteering and by sharing their expertise, skills and network.

Good luck to our shortlisted applicants in the election."


Voting is now closed. Meet the elected applicants online

What is the Alumni Advisory Board?

The Alumni Advisory Board is made up of representatives from our graduate community around the world.

This group of 15 representatives are democratically elected by our alumni population and work on your behalf to help the University to continuously improve the services provided to all members of the Alumni Association.

Meet the current members of the Alumni Advisory Board.

What are the responsibilities of the Alumni Advisory Board?

The Board works in an advisory capacity, helping to shape alumni programmes and leverage support from our graduates for current university activities and initiatives. Board members are some of Loughborough's strongest advocates, promoting the work it does and the reputation of the University within their own network of friends, colleagues and business associates.

They seek engagement with the University from fellow alumni in areas where they can give their expertise, provide employment opportunities to students, be advocates of the University and become donors and sponsors.

Four key areas of work

There are four key areas of work for the Alumni Advisory Board. Find out more about the areas of work and the roles and responsibilities involved in being part of the Alumni Advisory Board.


Our alumni and members of the Alumni Advisory Board are amongst our most passionate supporters. We need them to:

  • Advance the reputation and interests of the University through positive articulation of the institution within their spheres of influence
  • Contribute to the positive international public profile of the University
  • Contribute to the positive online profile of the University


Many of our alumni and members of the Alumni Advisory Board are qualified, experienced professionals working a range of industries and sectors across the world. They can help us by:

  • Providing expert advice on given areas of their expertise to the University
  • Offering case study material or guest lectures to enhance teaching
  • Offering guidance and support when entering new markets, territories or industries
  • Giving or facilitating careers advice or mentoring to prospective and current students and alumni


Our alumni and members of the Alumni Advisory Board hold significant positions within industry and are very well placed to:

  • Offer careers guidance and employment opportunities to students
  • Broker introductions with, for example, their employers, governments and other affiliated organisations
  • Support student recruitment both at home and overseas
  • Give industrial placements or internships to current students

Donors and Sponsors:

Our alumni and members of the Alumni Advisory Board can support the University financially and in-kind through:

  • Donating to the University in their lifetime, leaving a legacy and peer-to-peer fundraising
  • Sponsoring sport, research, enterprise, student projects, courses or consultancy
  • Taking part in focus groups for new communications materials, fundraising activities or alumni services


The Alumni Association and Alumni Advisory Board operate according to the Alumni Association Constitution and a Terms of Reference.

You can view these in the PDF documents below. 

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