Loughborough Alumni

Upcoming events

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

Research Excellence Talk

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.

STEMLab Tour

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.

A Day in the Life of a Student: Then and Now

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.

Sporting Facilities Tour by Coach

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.

Sports Technology Institute 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.

Campus Tour by Coach

Take a tour of the campus by coach to see how the University has developed over the past 40–50 years.

Loughborough Town and Campus Tour by Coach

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.

Student Accommodation Tour

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.

Interactive Arts Activity

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.

We know why the pollsters get it wrong?

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.

Trip to Public Houses

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.

Board Games in Burleigh Court Lounge

A selection of board games will be available for guests in the lounge area.

Drinks Reception and Gala Dinner

Join fellow reunion guests and senior university staff for a drinks reception and gala dinner to celebrate your return to Loughborough.

Alumni Association Annual General Meeting

The Alumni Association will be holding its annual general meeting which all alumni are invited to attend.

Free time

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.

Around campus

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.

Venue

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.

Dress code

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". 

Packages

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.

Confirmation

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).

Cancellation Policy

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
Les Barlow     1969 Physical Education/Sport Science
Ralph Bayley    Cayley  1969 Civil Engineering
Paul Benett     1977 Physical Education/Sport Science
Bill Bebbington Christina Bebbington Faraday 1969 Chemical Engineering
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)
Graham Lund   Hazlerigg Rutland 1976 Wolfson School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
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
John Windebank     1969 Electronic & Electrical 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 

Michael Roe

  Telford 1971 Automtoive Engineering and Design
Fouad Adib Ghubril Miriam Ghubril Royce 1967 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Simon Waldram   Telford 1968 Chemical Engineering
Helen Collington (nee Leech)   William Morris 1970 Teacher Training 

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