Reunion weekend 2017
We're delighted that you're interested in joining us for your Reunion Weekend in September 2017.
The weekend runs from Friday 8 September until Sunday 10 September, 2017. This year’s reunion is particularly special, bringing together our alumni who graduated 40 - 50 years ago.
The weekend is your opportunity to remember and celebrate the time you spent here; to meet up with former classmates and friends; to share memories; and to discover how Loughborough has changed and developed over the decades.
Itinerary for the weekend
We have a packed programme of activities for you to join over the weekend.
Friday 8 September
14:00 - Burleigh Court check-in opens for overnight guests
18:30 - Board games in Burleigh Court lounge
18:30 - Trip to local public houses
18:30 - Free time to catch up with fellow alumni
Saturday 9 September
07:30 - Breakfast for overnight guests
09:00 - Information desk opens
10:00 - Vice-Chancellor’s and Alumni President’s Welcome
11:00 - Morning tea, coffee and pastries
11:30 - Activity:
- A Day in The Life of a Student: Then and Now, talk
- STEMLab tour
- Loughborough campus tour by coach
- Free time
12:30 - Buffet lunch
14:00 - Activity:
- Student Accommodation tour
- Sports Technology Institute tour
- Town and campus tour by coach
- Free time
15:30 - Afternoon refreshments break
16:00 - Activity:
- “We know why the pollsters get it wrong?” talk
- Campus tour by coach
- Sporting facilities tour by coach
- Interactive Arts Activity
- Free time
17:00 Free time
18:50 Group photo
19:00 Drinks reception
19:30 Gala dinner
Sunday 10 September
07:30 - Breakfast for overnight guests
10:00 - Campus tour by coach
10:00 - Alumni Association Annual General Meeting
12:00 - Sunday lunch for guests who have booked
Talks, tours and activities
Loughborough University is renowned for the relevance of its research; the results help business and industry to compete more effectively, shape public policy and ultimately improve the quality of people’s lives. Guests will have the opportunity to hear about our Research Excellence from a senior member of university staff.
Take a tour of one of Loughborough’s most recent developments the STEMLab. Loughborough University is one of the UK’s leading centres of excellence for teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Our new STEMLab provides a state-of-the-art learning facility for our students covering most of our Science and Engineering disciplines on campus.
Join the Students’ Union President for an insight into what being a student is like today and reflect on your memories from the days when you were a Loughborough student.
Take a tour of the outstanding sports facilities by coach and see how the university has developed its world-class sports facilities over the last 40-50 years. There will be an opportunity to see inside some of the sports facilities during the tour.
Visit the impressive facilities at the STI – a £15m facility housing the Sports Technology Research Group, whose mission is to have a positive global, social and economic impact on sport through excellent engineering research, teaching and enterprise. During the tour, you’ll hear from Steve Carr, Technical Services Manager, as well as having the opportunity to look around the institute’s world-class facilities.
Take a tour of the campus by coach to see how the University has developed over the past 40–50 years.
Join a coach tour of the town centre and see first-hand how much it has transformed over the past 40 – 50 years. The tour will also provide an overview of the developments on campus and allow you to see how the university has changed, where our Schools are housed, where our world-class sports facilities are located and the ever-growing Science and Enterprise Park.
Take a tour of a selection of Loughborough’s current Halls of Residence and see how student bedrooms and facilities have changed since the 1960’s and 1970’s.
An opportunity for guests to get their hands dirty and have a go at screen printing in the School of the Arts. Create a t-shirt as a lasting memory of returning to Loughborough for the reunion weekend. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
Professor Tom Jackson, Associate Dean of Research in the School of Business and Economics will host a highly topical talk on, “We know why the pollsters get it wrong?”. We will explore what is social media and how it is changing our world from healthcare and predicting the outcome of cancer treatment, to the impact it has on elections.
At 1830 a coach will take guests to the Corporation Pub, the Old English Gentlemen and the Griffin. A coach will return guests to Burleigh Court at 9.30pm.
A selection of board games will be available for guests in the lounge area.
Join fellow reunion guests and senior university staff for a drinks reception and gala dinner to celebrate your return to Loughborough.
The Alumni Association will be holding its annual general meeting which all alumni are invited to attend.
There will be plenty of opportunities for relaxing and doing your own thing too - here are a few ideas for inspiration:
At Burleigh Court
Hot drinks and refreshments will be available throughout the weekend at no additional cost so why not get comfy and have a catch up with your friends? Alternatively there is a fully licenced bar available serving the usual, plus some local ales.
If you are staying overnight, you can enjoy various facilities complimentary throughout the weekend, including a well-equipped gym, a swimming pool, a whirlpool spa, a steam room and a sauna.
You can also benefit from an exclusive 20% off treatments at Burleigh Springs, the venue’s on-site spa and leisure centre. These must be pre-booked, so please get in touch with Burleigh Court if you are interested in finding out more.
If you wish to explore the campus on foot, there are several approved trails you can follow or if you are feeling adventurous, why not take yourself on a Fruit Route where you can taste your way through the hedgerow species suited to the local environment? Leaflets will be available on the information desk.
If you wish to have time for reflection, you can visit the Garden of Remembrance where students, staff and alumni are honoured.
Take a part of Loughborough home with you – visit the Students’ Union shop where you can purchase memorabilia.
It’s likely that there will also be student sports matches taking place on campus on the day of the event. A full list of fixtures and match locations will be available at the information desk on arrival.
Connect with old friends
Find out who has booked on to the Reunion Weekend so far by checking the details at the bottom of the page.
The event will be taking place at the University’s four star hotel, Burleigh Court. This £8million complex, situated in the West Park on campus, has been awarded Gold in the Hotel of the Year category at the Leicester and Leicestershire Excellence in Tourism Awards.
For most of the weekend, we suggest you wear casual clothing, bring an umbrella and wear comfortable shoes.The dress code for the Gala Dinner will be smart, not black tie.
Share your memories
As part of the celebrations, we will be creating a memory board displaying some photographs from your time here. If you have any photographs or press cuttings from your student days, please contact us on the details below. Alternatively, if you would like to bring any memorabilia with you, there will be an area for you to display these items on the day.
How to book
Bookings can be made via the online store which can be accessed using the "Book your place link".
Saturday Daytime only: £35.00 per person
Includes: unlimited refreshments and snacks throughout the day, a buffet lunch, talks from University representatives, tours of campus, town, exciting developments and interactive activities.
Saturday Evening only: £40.00 per person
Includes: drinks reception and gala dinner at Burleigh Court.
Saturday: One night package for one room with single occupancy: £143.00 per person
Includes: bed and breakfast accommodation for one person on Saturday 9 September at Burleigh Court, daytime activities and evening activities.
Friday and Saturday: Two night package for one room with single occupancy: £191.00 per person
Includes: bed and breakfast accommodation for one person on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 September at Burleigh Court, daytime activities and evening activities.
Saturday: One night package for one room with double occupancy: £228.00 (two persons)
Includes: bed and breakfast accommodation for two people on Saturday 9 September at Burleigh Court, daytime activities for two people and evening activities for two people.
Friday and Saturday: Two night package for one room with double occupancy: £286.00 (two persons)
Includes: bed and breakfast accommodation for two people on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 September at Burleigh Court, daytime and evening activities for two people.
Booking is on a first-come-first-served basis and we anticipate that the event will be well attended. We advise to book early to avoid any disappointment.
Once we have received your booking we will confirm your place, by email or post, within two weeks. Booking closes on Friday 11 August 2017 (or once full).
Should you need to cancel your booking every effort will be made to reimburse you however we cannot guarantee a full refund.
Connect with old friends
Find out who has booked on to the Reunion weekend so far by checking the details below.
|Name||Guest Name||Hall||Year of Graduation||Course|
|Michael Aherne||Mimi Aherne||The Holt||1967||Production Eng & Mang't|
|Ralph Bayley||Cayley||1969||Civil Engineering|
|Paul Benett||1977||Physical Education/Sport Science|
|Steve Breen||1970||Physical Education/Sport Science|
|Mike Brook||Claire Brook||Hazlerigg Rutland||1969||Industrial Chemistry|
|Paul Buckett||Josy Buckett||Royce||1971||Auto Eng & Design|
|Murray Lloyd Chapman||Elizabeth Walker||Cayley||1971||Civil Engineering|
|Jim Chappell||Storer Hall||1971||Physical Education/Sport Science|
|Gill Chivas||Faraday||1976||Library Studies|
|Fridie Curry (nee Bates)||William Morris||1968||Teacher Training - Academic Subject English|
|Margaret "Meg" Dawson||Royce||1976||Sociology and Social Psychology|
|Charles Eveson||Hazlerigg Rutland||1971||Auto Eng & Design|
|Laurie Faulkner||Penny Faulkner||Rutherford||1971||Auto Eng & Design|
|Nigel Gillingham||Christine Gillingham||William Morris||1977||Physical Education/Sport Science|
|Malcolm Goldsworthy||Soar Hall||1973||B.Ed (Phys Ed)|
|Dick Grant||Royce||1977||Electronic and Electrical Engineering|
|Des Hinshelwood||Hazlerigg Rutland||1971||Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering|
|Evan Jones||Ann Jones||1969||Creative Design|
|Roy Jones||Irene Jones||Telford||1967||Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering|
|Robin King||1974||Design Engineering|
|Gill Leaper (nee Fanthorpe)||William Morris||1968||Teacher Training - Academic Subject History|
|Sue Preston||William Morris||1974||B.Ed (Other)|
|Keith Lowe||Clavering/William Morris||1970||Cert. in Ed.|
|Kevin Lucyszyn||Storer||1977||B.Ed (Phys Ed)|
|Barrie Malpas||The Holt||1969||Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering|
|Alaistair McKelvey||Mrs. H. McKelvey||Falkner Eggington||1975||Chemistry & Management|
|Roger Oldham||Rutherford||1971||Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering|
|Tony Parker||Pat Parker||Towers||1969||Creative Design (subject: Aesthetic Design)|
|Denis Readhead||1970||Physical Education with Religious Studies|
|John Rose||Susan Rose||Hazlerigg Rutland||1970||Mechanical Engineering|
|Sue Royds||Towers||1970||Teacher Training|
|Jill Sandison (nee Stanford)||William Morris||1971||Education|
|Chirantan Shukla||Irene Shukla||Cayley||1969||Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering|
|Mu Skeoch||William Morris||1971||B.Ed (Education Studies)|
|Bill Tancred||Angela Moore||William Morris||1970||Cert. in Ed.|
|Huw Thomas||1970||Physical Education with Geography|
|Alan V Thomas||Telford||1970||Auto Eng & Design|
|Bob Whiteley||Carolyn Whiteley||Hazlerigg Rutland||1969||Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering|
|Steve Williams||1970||Cert. in Ed.|
|David Stranks||Judith Stranks||1970|
|Gerry Parker||Rutherford||1970||Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering|
|Mike Whitworth||Telford||1971||Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering|
|Bill Bebbington||Christina Bebbington||Faraday||1969||Chemical Engineering|
|John Windebank||1969||Electronic & Electrical Engineering|
|Les Barlow||1969||Physical Education/Sport Science|
|Graham Lund||Hazlerigg Rutland||1976||Wolfson School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering|
|Joy Jordan||Telford||1973||Computer Science|
|Peter Candon||Faraday||1977||Electronic & Electrical Engineering|
|Eddie Byrnes||Faraday||1971||Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering|
|John Allan Derham||Danjana Derham||Rutherford||1972||Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering|
|David Whetton||Nancy Whetton||Rutherford||1969||Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering|
|Caroline Loewenstein||Faraday||1972||Social Sciences, Economics and Economic History|