Loughborough Alumni


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Alumna releases debut novel: A little of Chantelle Rose

Sports Science alumna, Cristina Hodgson is set to release her debut novel, A little of Chantelle Rose, in May 2017.

20 April 2017

Alumnus launches a Kickstarter campaign to fund the manufacture of new sketching products

James Stephenson has recently developed a new product, SketchMate, a board designed to hold paper without the need for clips, tape or pins.

12 April 2017

Alumna wins national award

Rachel Vine has recently won the Videographer Prize in the Guides for Brides Customer Service Awards for the second year running.

11 April 2017

Alumnus awarded highest academic honour at Curtin University

Sports Science alumnus, Professor Nikos Ntoumanis is one of six academics to be recently awarded the esteemed title of John Curtin Distinguished Professor.

6 April 2017

Alumnus becomes Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers

Civil Engineering alumnus Dr Christian Christodoulou, 32, has been awarded Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Fellowship. Christian is one of the youngest ever Fellows in the UK and the second youngest in their membership, globally.

3 April 2017

Alumna wins national writing competition

Farhana Shaikh has been named the “Next Great Travel Writer” in a competition run by Travelex and Penguin, beating several hundred entries to win the prize.

3 April 2017

Entrepreneurial alumnus receives prestigious British Council Award

Alumnus Dr Terence Yeo has won the British Council Alumni Award for entrepreneurship in the United States.

31 March 2017

International product design collaboration recognised with iF Design Award

An innovative car charger designed as part of research undertaken at the Loughborough Design School has been awarded a world-renowned iF Design Award.

29 March 2017

Two alumni working for inclusion in European sport

Two Loughborough alumni have joined forces to promote inclusion in European sport.

29 March 2017

Loughborough alumnae involved in ‘Strive’ challenge for the benefit of young people

Alumnae Krista Cartlidge and Lara Milward (nee Pearce) have recently been involved with the “Virgin Strive Challenge” for The Big Change youth charity, set up by Sam and Holly Branson.

29 March 2017

Alumnus’ illustrations appear in the University Undergraduate Prospectus 2018

BA Illustration alumnus Greg Carter has produced a series of illustrations for the Loughborough University Undergraduate Prospectus 2018.

27 March 2017

Alumnus explores current world issues in latest books

Alumnus, Dr Mahmood Y Abdullah has recently released two new books on the topics of stock market crashes and extremism respectively.

24 March 2017

Alumni set to launch family business, Catipilla

Aeronautical Engineering graduate Andy Sutton is launching his new business Catipilla alongside his two eldest sons, and fellow Loughborough alumni, Benjamin and Joseph.

22 March 2017

Alumna appointed Vice-Chancellor at the University of Hull

Alumna Professor Susan Lea has been appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor at the University of Hull.

22 March 2017

Alumnus named Best 2D Designer at coveted Goldsmiths’ jewellery awards

Alumnus and jewellery designer, Jack Bainbridge has been named Best 2D Designer at the Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship & Design Awards 2016/17.

21 March 2017

Impact of donations celebrated at Inaugural Donor Day

On 16 March 2017, the University held an Inaugural Donor Day to celebrate the support that donors provide to the University.

17 March 2017

Alumnus Phil Burgess helps launch Loughborough Rugby Sevens Programme

On Wednesday 15th February 2017 Loughborough alumnus, Phil Burgess, was part of the launch of the new Loughborough Rugby Sevens Programme.

28 February 2017

Alumni release new tea distilled gin

Alumni Nick and Emma Smalley have recently launched their brand new tea distilled gin.

27 February 2017

Honorary graduate named 2017 Washington Award winner

Honorary graduate Charles Hull has been awarded the 2017 Washington Award for his work in 3D printing technology.

23 February 2017

Alumnus invited to STEM for Britain 2017 event at House of Commons

Liam Heaney a former Loughborough undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD student, has recently been chosen to present his current research into mass spectrometry at a conference held in the House of Commons in March.

17 February 2017

Alumnus to take up the role of Assistant Coach for the U.S. Women’s National Field Hockey Team

Materials Engineering alumnus Phil Edwards has recently been named as the new U.S. Women’s National Field Hockey Team assistant coach.

16 February 2017

Alumna appointed as the Executive Director of The King’s Head Theatre

The King’s Head Theatre in Islington has recently announced the appointment of alumna Fiona English as their new Executive Director.

15 February 2017

Fleet Air Arm Museum calls on Loughborough alumni for help

Students of the Loughborough Aeronautical College between the 1940s and 1960s are being called upon to help the Fleet Air Arm Museum. The museum curator, David Morris, wants to hear from anyone who worked on the Grumman Martlet.

13 February 2017

Alumnus becomes Royal Marine Commando in his spare time

Engineering Management alumnus Toby Webb has qualified as a Commando in the Royal Marines.

13 February 2017

Alumnus Dr Terence Yeo shortlisted for British Council Alumni Award

The British Council Alumni Awards celebrate the exceptional achievements of alumni who have studied in the UK in the last 15 years and showcase the impact and value of a UK education. Loughborough University Alumni Association is delighted to see alumnus Dr Terence Yeo shortlisted for one of these coveted awards.

7 February 2017

Six alumnae to feature in the Women’s Six Nations

Six Loughborough University alumnae will be wearing their national colours with pride over the next six weeks as they represent England, Scotland and Wales at the Women’s Six Nations.

3 February 2017

Loughborough University mascot, Thor, returns

Many Loughborough alumni will be familiar with the University mascot Thor, dating back to 1958. Nearly 60 years later on 1st February 2017, Thor has made a comeback thanks to Loughborough Sport.

2 February 2017

Alumna Maddie Hinch named UK Hockey Player of the Year

Loughborough University alumna and Rio 2016 hockey star Maddie Hinch has been named UK Hockey Player of the Year.

26 January 2017

Alumnus named in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list

Edward Williams graduated from Industrial Design and Technology in 2011. In the recent “30 Under 30” lists for 2017, Forbes have listed Edward's company Candy Kittens in the Europe: Retail & Ecommerce category.

26 January 2017

Impressive shortlisting for Loughborough alumnus in British Council Alumni Awards Nigeria

Loughborough University Alumnus, Dr Paul Oluikpe has been shortlisted for a highly sought-after British Council Award for Professional Achievement in Nigeria.

20 January 2017

Design Alumnus set to launch Armis Polo Helmet

Industrial Design and Technology alumnus Robin Spicer has developed his own Polo Helmet, under his business and registered trademark, Armis. The full launch of the Armis helmet will take place on 22 January 2017 at ‘BETA’, the largest equestrian trade fair, at the NEC in Birmingham.

19 January 2017

Alumni named in England Hockey Squads for Tokyo 2020

The England Hockey Central Programme for the Men’s and Women’s squads have been named in the build up to the next Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020, featuring 12 Loughborough Alumni.

18 January 2017

Alumnus becomes Senior VP of European Sales at Revionics

Revionics, a profit optimization software company, has recently announced that Loughborough University Alumnus, Bob Godfrey, will work as their new Senior Vice President of European Sales.

18 January 2017

Fine Art graduate chosen to exhibit in London

Tayler Fisher, who graduated with a BA (Hons) Fine Art, is one of a small number of emerging artists singled out by the Federation of British Artists (FBA).

9 January 2017

Two alumnae recognised as “Rising Stars of 2017” by The Guardian

The Guardian recently revealed its list of ten Rising Stars of 2017, showcasing people to “look out for” in the coming year.

6 January 2017

Alumnus assists in guiding India’s Junior Hockey Team to become World Champions

With a range of wins and medals already held, in this year’s Uttar Pradesh Junior Hockey World Cup, India took Gold.

6 January 2017

New Year’s Honours for Loughborough alumni and honorary graduates

In a brilliant start to 2017, 14 Loughborough University alumni and four honorary graduates have been recognised in the Queen's New Year Honours list.

5 January 2017

Alumnus directs film showcasing a project helping Afghan refugee families

Alumnus Louis Chan has recently embarked upon a new venture documenting the lives of a community of Afghan refugees living in Iran.

19 December 2016

Ore Oduba lifts the infamous Strictly glitter ball trophy

Following a fantastic series of Strictly Come Dancing 2016 alumnus and sports broadcaster Ore Oduba has lifted the coveted Strictly glitter ball trophy!

17 December 2016

Loughborough reusable cup now available online

Alumni are now able to purchase the Loughborough Cup in one of three designs from the online store.

16 December 2016

Calling Loughborough Railway Society alumni to reunite

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the University had a Railway Society. Mechanical Engineering alumnus, Geoffrey Dust (1970) continues to reunite fellow Railway Society alumni at heritage railway sites in England.

9 December 2016

International Alumni Bursary increased to 20%

International alumni are now eligible for an automatic 20% reduction in fees for postgraduate taught study at Loughborough University.

9 December 2016

Loughborough alumnus completes China International Marathon in Suzhou

On 4 December 2016, Loughborough alumnus Robbie Sui took part in the annual China International half-marathon held in Suzhou.

9 December 2016

Alumnus launches a campaign in line with twin brother’s heart surgery

David Stretton-Downes, Loughborough University Product Design Alumnus, has recently launched the campaign “six times open” alongside his twin brother Jonathan, raising awareness of the British Heart Foundation and Jonathan’s heart condition, aortic stenosis.

8 December 2016

Loughborough Alumna recognised for services to Engineering

On 29 November 2016, alumna Dr Phebe Mann was welcomed to Bradford College for an unveiling of a portrait, noting her exceptional dedication to engineering and encouragement of women into STEM.

1 December 2016

Alumnus’ company, Pavegen, is rapidly expanding into the US

In 2009, Industrial Design and Technology graduate, Laurence Kemball-Cook founded Pavegen; working to develop environmentally friendly pioneering technology. Since then the company has grown from a team of five to 40 worldwide, and has installed over 150 projects internationally.

30 November 2016

Alumnus releases autobiography on Olympic life and career

Physical Education alumnus and ex-Olympian, Bill Tancred, has recently released his autobiography, ‘Bill Tancred – An Ordinary Olympian But What A Life’.

29 November 2016

Motorsport dreams on track for Loughborough student James

Loughborough first-year Automotive Engineering student James Allitt has been on an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 (Formula One) facility thanks to alumnus, Dan Milner.

15 November 2016

Loughborough Alumnae win award ahead of Kickstarter campaign launch

Susie Beere and Sophie Kelly began Snooks in The Studio in 2014 on the Loughborough University campus. On 10 November, they were lucky enough to be awarded £20,000 by Baldwins, who run an annual award for young entrepreneurs.

14 November 2016

Alumni work together on BBC One show 'Claimed and Shamed'

Alumni Tom Allright and Ore Oduba both work within the media industry. Currently on Strictly Come Dancing, you’re likely to know Ore’s name, but what about the producers of the shows?

14 November 2016

Alumni and Co-Founders of Sonobex win Innovation Award

Sonobex, an alumni founded company, has been awarded this year’s Noise Abatement Society’s John Connell Innovation Award.

10 November 2016

Alumni Association Annual General Meeting

On Friday 28 October 2016, the latest Annual General Meeting of the Loughborough University Alumni Association was held in the Hazlerigg Building on the Loughborough University campus.

9 November 2016

Alumnus Ross Edgley to tackle the Tree-athlon

On 12 November on the tiny Caribbean island of Nevis, alumnus Ross Edgley will tackle his next extreme challenge; the world’s first ‘Tree-athlon’.

8 November 2016

Alumnus prints second edition of Jungle Magazine

After a successful first edition, the second was released on 28 October 2016. In collaboration with the mental health charity Mind, edition 2 has an editorial focussed on the stigma surrounding mental health issues.

2 November 2016

Loughborough honorary graduate awarded Outstanding Scientist award

Loughborough honorary graduate Professor Shige Peng has been awarded the Qui Shi Outstanding Scientist award.

1 November 2016

Loughborough Sporting Club Hall of Fame nominations now open

Nominations for 2017 inductees to the Loughborough Sporting Club Hall of Fame open on 31 October 2016 and will close on 27 November 2016. This gives you the opportunity to nominate someone of a high calibre to join Loughborough’s prestigious Hall of Fame.

31 October 2016

Alumna Tracy Brabin elected as Labour MP for Batley and Spen

Tracy Brabin, a former Loughborough University Drama student, was elected to succeed Jo Cox as Labour MP for Batley and Spen early on Friday morning (21 October).

24 October 2016

Alumnus Matt Wolstenholme becomes an internet sensation

A former Loughborough student has become an internet sensation by sprinting 100m while juggling a football.

19 October 2016

Times Higher Education ‘Table of Tables’ consolidates Loughborough’s top ten university ranking

The Times Higher Education (THE) ‘Table of Tables’ was announced on 12 October 2016, placing Loughborough University in the top ten in the country.

12 October 2016

Alumnus Ore Oduba takes to the Strictly stage

BBC Presenter and Loughborough University alumnus, Ore Oduba, is stepping into a new challenge this year as a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing.

5 October 2016

Loughborough Alumnus wins award for work within BIM

Fred Mills, Founding Director of The B1M and Architectural Engineering and Design Management Graduate, has recently been recognised by Royal Institute for Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in their annual BIM4SME Awards. RICS is the world’s leading independent professional body working to uphold the standards of excellence in land, property, infrastructure and construction.

5 October 2016

Loughborough Alumnae receive recognition for their work in the rail industry

Two Loughborough Alumnae have been recognised in a survey to find the 20 most inspirational Women in Rail.

27 September 2016

Alumni Advisory Board welcomes five new members

Five new members have been voted on to the AAB, completing the 15-strong Board led by new Alumni Association President, Dr. Paul Drummond.

19 September 2016

The British Council Alumni Awards 2017 set to open

The British Council are set to launch the British Council Alumni Awards for 2017.

6 September 2016

JC’s gets an exciting new revamp

Loughborough Students’ Union has been the home to John Cooper’s (JC’s) bar for over 30 years, and it is currently undergoing a revamp in time for the new intake of students in 2016.

10 August 2016

China Vice Chancellor’s Alumni Receptions

We are delighted to inform you that our Vice Chancellor, Professor Robert Allison, will be visiting China from the 27th October to the 4th November. To coincide with his visit, he will be holding two alumni events in Beijing and Shanghai.

10 August 2016

University holds Inaugural Donors and Scholars reception

On 25 February, the University held a reception to celebrate the support donors have provided for Scholarship students at Loughborough.

26 February 2016

Loughborough Lightning to play on opening day of Women’s Cricket Super League

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced the playing schedule and team names for the six hosts that will compete in the inaugural Women’s Cricket Super League (WCSL).

25 February 2016

PhD graduate encourages us to grow, connect and share with new venture

Loughborough Design School graduate, Dr Rose Deakin is on a mission to reconnect communities through the joy of growing with her new venture, The Crop Club.

1 February 2016

Loughborough University launches Rio 2016 website

With 200 days to go until the 2016 Olympic & Paralympic Games kick off in Rio de Janeiro, Loughborough University launched its dedicated website which will follow the progress of current and former students on their ‘Road to Rio’.

25 January 2016

Loughborough University design graduates voted most employable in the UK

Loughborough University Design School creates the most employable graduates in the UK, a new industry survey has found.

21 January 2016

Loughborough ranked top five for graduate employability in the UK

Loughborough ranked top five for graduate employability in the UK

Loughborough University has been ranked top five in the UK for graduate employability in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

Issued on 27 November 2015

Graduate becomes first Asian Woman Footballer of the year in England

Graduate becomes first Asian Woman Footballer of the year in England

Loughborough graduate MSc student, Aditi Chauhan, has created history by becoming the first Asian Woman Footballer of the year in England.

Issued on 24 November 2015

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