Loughborough Alumni

Upcoming events

Reunion weekend 2018

We're delighted that you're interested in joining us for your Reunion Weekend in October 2018.

Join friends who graduated from 1978 through to 1988 for a nostalgic afternoon and evening back on campus on 13 October 2018!

It's a great opportunity to catch up with friends and reminisce about your time at Loughborough, whilst also discovering more about all of our most recent developments and exploring our beautiful campus.

There are a variety of different package options available, there is something to suit everyone. Further details will be released soon.

Last year we welcomed back alumni who graduated 40-50 years ago and photos from the weekend can be viewed here.


Saturday 13 October 2018

11:00 Welcome talk and Alumni Association AGM

12:00 Buffet lunch at the Students’ Union

13:30 Walking Campus Tour

14:45 Talk: A Day in The Life of Student: Then and Now followed by a tour of the Pilkington Library and University Archive

15:30 STEMLab and West Park tour followed by afternoon refreshments

16:30 Free time

18:30 Group photo

18:30 Drinks reception

19:00 Reunion gala dinner and live music

If you wish to make a weekend of it and stay overnight, we recommend booking evening accommodation at the Burleigh Court Hotel on campus.

Talks, tours and activities

Alumni Association AGM

The Alumni Association will be holding its Annual General Meeting on the morning of the reunion, and all alumni are invited to attend. Hosted by the Alumni President, Dr Paul Drummond, the meeting will give guests the opportunity to find out more about the Alumni Association, see what has been happening over the last year and to find out about plans for the future.

Campus Tours

Take a guided tour of our award-winning campus to see how the University has developed over the last 30-40 years. You will also get the opportunity to have a ‘sneak peek’ at the brand new Elite Athlete Centre which is due to open in November 2018, along with various other new world-class facilities from the Design School through to the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM).

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 when you were a student. There will also be the opportunity to explore the Pilkington Library and University Archive.

STEMLab and West Park Tour

Take a look around one of the UK’s leading centres of excellence for teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Our new STEMLab provides state-of-the-art learning facilities for students from the Science and Engineering disciplines on campus.

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. The evening will include a drinks reception, three course dinner with table wine, speeches, a special university gift, live music and most importantly the chance to catch up properly with your old friends.

Free Time

If you prefer time to yourself prior to the gala dinner, that’s absolutely fine. Here are a few ideas for inspiration:

Burleigh Court Hotel

If you are staying overnight at Burleigh Court Hotel, you can enjoy the 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 onsite spa and leisure centre. These must be pre-booked, so please do get in touch with Burleigh Court if you are interested in finding out more.

Exploring campus

Why not take yourself around the university's Fruit Route and discover the range of edible fruit and plants along footpaths and cycle ways? Maps will be available on the information desk on arrival.

If you wish to have time for reflection, you can visit the Garden of Remembrance.

It’s likely there will also be student sports matches taking place on Saturday. A full list of fixtures and match locations will be available at the information desk on arrival.

Take a trip into town

Take a campus shuttle service into Loughborough town centre to see the thriving market, visit the many shops or visit one of your old favourite haunts!

Connect with old friends

Why not check out your class list by visiting the Reunion Weekend website? We can help to put you back in touch with former class, hall and sports mates.

How to book

Bookings can be made via the online store.


Saturday Day Only: £15.00 per person
Includes: Alumni Association AGM, buffet lunch, campus tour, student talk and afternoon refreshments.

Saturday Evening only (Reception + Gala Dinner): £40.00 per person
Includes: Drinks reception, three course gala dinner and table wine, live music and anniversary gift.

Saturday Evening only (Reception + Gala Dinner): £40.00 per person
Includes: Drinks reception, three course gala dinner and table wine, live music and anniversary gift.

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 21 September 2018 (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.


If you wish to make a weekend of it and stay overnight, we recommend booking evening accommodation at the 4* Burleigh Court Conference Centre and Hotel here on campus. With a variety of twin, double, executive and accessible rooms available, the Burleigh Court team will ensure that you have a comfortable stay back at Loughborough and enjoy a great night’s sleep.

To book your room, call the Burleigh Court team directly on 01509 633030 and let them know that you’re a Loughborough alumni to receive the most competitive rate. Alternatively, you can visit their website to check availability and book online.

+44(0)1509 228497

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Loughborough University
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