Loughborough Alumni


All the latest news and updates from 2017

Outer-space experience for Alumni

Alumni Vijay Shah and James Hedger are competing on the BBC2 programme ‘Astronauts: Do you have what it takes?’, pursuing dreams of becoming astronauts.

20 September 2017

Design school graduates achieve success at the 2017 James Dyson Awards

Two Loughborough Design School alumni, James Molkenthin and Peter Astbury have been named finalists in the UK James Dyson Awards.

20 September 2017

Alumni premiere sci-fi film in London

Connor Pearce has recently made his directorial debut with short film ‘When All The Bees Flew Away’.

19 September 2017

Three alumni take on a 500 mile long adventure

Richard Tibbot, John Caine and Mike Candlish arrived at Loughborough in 1965 and made friends on the athletics track.

19 September 2017

Worldwide recycling mission for recent graduate

Matthieu Witvoet is working alongside his cousin to spread the word about the importance of recycling across the world and to promote a circular economy.

18 September 2017

Alumnus explores the history of children's books in new publication

Roderick Cave's new publication A History of Children’s Books in 100 Books will be released later this month.

15 September 2017

Trio of alumnae sign to Loughborough Lightning ahead of Premier 15's Campaign

Alumnae Sarah Bonar and Rachel Malcolm have been signed as players alongside alumna Sarah Hunter who will be the assistant coach.

14 September 2017

Enjoyable Reunion Weekend for graduates of 1967-77

This years' Annual Alumni Reunion Weekend welcomed guests who graduated 40-50 years ago back to the Loughborough campus from 8-10 September.

13 September 2017

The Kia Super League featured 23 graduates and students

This summer the Kia Super League cricket competition entered its second year, featuring 23 Loughborough linked players across six teams.

11 September 2017

Alumnus becomes World Bog Snorkelling Champion

Neil Rutter has recently taken part in an unusual Bank Holiday activity with his friends, bog snorkelling.

5 September 2017

Alumnus wins international award

Alumnus Gian-Rico Luzzi was recently awarded the Ambassador of Duty of Care Award by the International SOS Foundation.

5 September 2017

Nominations open for the Loughborough Sport Hall of Fame

The Loughborough Sport Hall of Fame seeks to recognise and celebrate Loughborough's elite performers and coaches.

4 September 2017

University history unveiled with Handicraft Unit furniture auction and exhibition

Loughborough University will unveil a rich collection of period furniture for auction from the Handicraft Unit, a programme established in the 1930s which trained students in furniture making under leading craftsmen.

1 September 2017

Loughborough alumna to play in the women’s Rugby World Cup for England

Loughborough alumna Harriet Millar-Mills will be part of the England women’s squad this weekend for the Rugby World Cup final against New Zealand.

25 August 2017

Alumni Advisory Board welcomes four new members

On 21 August 2017, the Alumni Advisory Board’s annual elections closed.

22 August 2017

Alumna embarks upon African conservation trip

Michelle Campbell is about to embark upon a new adventure with her partner travelling Southern, Central and Eastern Africa on a wildlife conservation expedition.

10 August 2017

Upcoming Alumni Association Annual General Meeting

Members of the Alumni Association are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting this September.

8 August 2017

Voting for the Alumni Advisory Board Elections now open

Alumni are invited to cast their vote for the available positions on the Alumni Advisory Board (AAB) in this years’ election.

4 August 2017

Nominations open for British Council international alumni awards

Nominations are now open for the prestigious British Council alumni awards, celebrating the outstanding achievements of the UK’s international alumni around the world.

3 August 2017

CEO of HS2 pays visit to campus

Alumnus and Chief Executive of HS2, Mark Thurston, visited the University on 28 July.

31 July 2017

Nine medals and three world records for Loughborough athletes at World Para Athletics Championships

The World Para Athletics Championships came to a close on Sunday 23 July at the London Olympic Stadium, with Great Britain winning an amazing 39 medals to finish third in the medal table.

27 July 2017

Former RAF test pilot speaks about the need for more female engineers in the UK after donating sum to Loughborough University

Ex-RAF test pilot Captain Desmond Penrose speaks passionately about the quality of the UK’s engineering industry and donating money to encourage women into engineering.

25 July 2017

Crossrail chairman awarded honorary degree by Loughborough University

Sir Terry Morgan, Chairman of Crossrail, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Technology (DTech).

21 July 2017

Kito De Boer receives honorary degree

Kito De Boer, Head of Mission at the Office of the Quartet, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of the University from Loughborough.

21 July 2017

Strictly Come Dancing star receives Honorary Doctorate from Loughborough University

Ore Oduba, who graduated in Sport Science and Social Science in 2008, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of the University “In recognition of his contribution to British television as a news and sports broadcaster”.

20 July 2017

British Paralympic Association director awarded honorary degree from Loughborough University

Penny Briscoe OBE, Director of Sport at the British Paralympic Association, has been awarded an honorary degree by Loughborough University.

19 July 2017

Honorary Loughborough degree for mountaineer who conquered the Ogre with two broken legs

Adventurer Doug Scott descended The Ogre – the most difficult mountain in Pakistan – with two broken legs.

18 July 2017

Lord Sebastian Coe officially installed as Chancellor of Loughborough University

The two-time gold medal-winning Olympian received his robes this morning during the first summer graduation ceremony of 2017 – held at the Sir David Wallace building.

18 July 2017

Alumnus’ company wins a Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Mediplus, and the company Chairman alumnus, Bob Urie have recently been recognised with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

13 July 2017

Engineering alumnae featured in Construction Manager magazine

Eight Loughborough alumnae from the University’s School of the Civil and Building Engineering are featured in this month’s Construction Manager magazine.

10 July 2017

Alumnus gains sports scholarship to study in San Francisco

Freddie Hessian has been selected to study at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco on a sports scholarship starting in the new academic year.

7 July 2017

Obituary for alumnus David Saul

Alumnus and Honorary Graduate David Saul has recently passed away. A passionate supporter of Loughborough University, David was very well affiliated with fellow alumni, staff and students at Loughborough.

3 July 2017

Alumnae named in top Women in Engineering list

Two Loughborough alumnae have been named in the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) “Top 50 Women in Engineering under 35” list, in collaboration with the Daily Telegraph.

29 June 2017

New book tells tales of 1950s family life in Loughborough

‘Tales from Holt Cottage’ shares a compilation of short stories from a Loughborough family in the 1950s alongside their adventures with students from The Holt.

26 June 2017

Queen’s Birthday Honours for Loughborough alumni and honorary graduates

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2017, seven Loughborough University alumni and two honorary graduates have been recognised for their work in a wide range of areas.

23 June 2017

Alumnus publishes satirical travel themed novel

James Sumner has recently released The Excursionist, a darkly comedic novel about travel.

23 June 2017

Alumnus becomes one of English football’s youngest directors

Sport Management alumnus, Rongtian He, has recently been appointed to the Board of Aston Villa Football Club (AVFC) at just 28 years old.

23 June 2017

Alumnus Danny Kerry awarded MBE

Alumnus and recent Loughborough Sporting Club Hall of Fame inductee Danny Kerry has been named an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

19 June 2017

Nominations for the Alumni Advisory Board now open

As part of Loughborough University’s Alumni community, you are invited to nominate yourself to become a member of the Alumni Advisory Board (AAB).

16 June 2017

Alumni win a prize in Young Lions competition for creatives

Part of the Cannes Lions International Festival, the Young Lions competition for up and coming creatives in the advertising industry has recently taken place in the UK.

9 June 2017

Hall of Fame inductions for Loughborough’s Olympic stars

Four Olympic stars are the latest Loughborough alumni to be honoured with induction to the University’s sporting Hall of Fame.

8 June 2017

Alumni work together to launch design agency and products

2016 graduates, Charlie Baron and Forrest Skerman-Stevenson have launched their own design agency in London called InDemand Design.

7 June 2017

Alumna reaches semi-final of an international design competition

Textiles graduate, Ruth Hepburn has entered an international competition, the Abury Design Experience.

2 June 2017

Alumna releases cookbook

Alumna Lopè Ariyo released her new cookbook, Hibiscus, on 1 June 2017.

1 June 2017

Styliff App co-founded by alumni wins Big Ideas competition

Charlie Regis and Lucas Poelman have recently become the recipients of a £10,000 prize for their start-up company, Styliff.

25 May 2017

Alumna launches “Naked Dough” pop-up in London

Alumna Hannah Adams will launch London’s first edible cookie dough café on 6 June 2017 as a pop-up in Old Street Underground Station in London.

24 May 2017

Olympic hockey gold medallists return to Loughborough University

On Saturday 13th May two Loughborough hockey legends returned to campus to take part in Loughborough Hockey’s alumni day.

18 May 2017

Alumnus wins a Loughborough University Enterprise Award

The winners of Loughborough’s annual Enterprise Awards competition were announced at a recent ceremony held on campus.

18 May 2017

Alumna and Syria campaigner to give a talk this May

Bissan Fakih currently works in Beirut as the Deputy Campaign Director for The Syria Campaign.

15 May 2017

Trio of Loughborough alumni off to the 2018 Commonwealth Games

Team Scotland has confirmed the appointment of its media team that will provide first class specialist support to the athletes competing at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, of which 50% are Loughborough alumni.

15 May 2017

Publishing success for Alumna

Deborah Tyler-Bennett is an accomplished author and poet. She has released many publications in recent years and it now set to release a further two new volumes of work with King’s England Press.

12 May 2017

Annual Reception held by the Vice-Chancellor

Loughborough University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Allison held his Annual Reception last night (Wednesday 10 May).

11 May 2017

Vice-Chancellor holds New York Alumni Reception

On Thursday 4 May, Loughborough University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Allison held an Alumni Reception in New York.

8 May 2017

Alumnus Bob Wilson recognised in the National Football Museum Hall of Fame

Loughborough Sport Hall of Fame member and Physical Education Alumnus, Bob Wilson OBE, will be inducted into the National Football Museum Hall of Fame in September 2017.

3 May 2017

Fiji honour Ben Ryan’s Rio rugby achievements

Alumnus Ben Ryan has been recognised by Fiji for coaching the Rugby Sevens team to victory at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the country’s first ever Olympic medal of any colour.

26 April 2017

Loughborough alumnus to give lecture on fat loss, fitness and business

On Friday 5 May, Student and Graduate Enterprise will host a talk by alumnus Ross Edgley.

26 April 2017

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

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