School of Business and Economics


At Loughborough, we're committed to helping you develop your employability and grounding your educational experience with examples from the real world so you’re ready to achieve your career ambitions. That commitment extends far beyond the classroom. Here are just some of the opporunities you can take advantage of as a postgraduate student here.

Masterclasses and Public Lectures from Industry Speakers

All our postgraduate students have the opportunity to attend an impressive range of extra-curricular masterclasses and public lectures – all free of charge and right here on campus.

These talks are a great way to broaden your horizons with a wide range of business-related topics covered by speakers from the Bank of England, Shazam, Shell and Dell just to name a few. 

Upcoming events

Bank of England Inflation Report

An "off the record" presentation on the economy given by the Bank of England.

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Past events


Alan Turing, Bletchley Park and the origins of Big Data

Sir John Dermot Turing, Nephew of Alan Turing and Trustee of Bletchley Park

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Turning Fans into Marketers – the new use of social and digital media in market development

Josh Robinson, ‘Synergy Sponsorship’, one of the leading UK sports marketing agencies. Event Sponsored by Audi.

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UK national security and the digital transformation of defence operations in the 21st century

Neil Stansfield, Technical Strategy Lead, Knowledge, Innovation, and Futures Enterprise, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

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The art of being brilliant

Andy Cope, Expert speaker and author

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A Bear in a China Shop

George Magnus, Leading independent economist and commentator

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Building a Billion Dollar Business through Data and Social Virality

Andrew Fisher, Executive Chairman of Shazam

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What's on the Road Ahead? The Dell Approach

Chris Miller, Executive Director, Dell Software Group

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The Future of Monetary Policy (Bank of England)

Sir Charles Bean (recently the Deputy Governor for Monetary Policy at the Bank of England)

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The Transformation of Business Support Services: The Journey of Shell Plc

Ian Robertson, former Shell Plc Executive Vice President

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The Connected Jungle and the Digital Tree

Professor Tom Jackson's Inaugural Lecture at Loughborough University (YouTube video) 

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Careers Fairs

Loughborough University organises three massive recruitment careers fairs each year for all students. The Autumn fair is the largest of its kind in the UK, hosting approximately 200 employers who exhibit. Students have the opportunity to network with some of the UK’s leading employers including Aldi, GE, Microsoft, Caterpillar, Apple, Marks & Spencer and Decathlon.

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Employer Presentations

During the Autumn and Spring terms employers and organisations from all employment sectors come onto campus to present information about their company to students at Loughborough University. Employers who have visited recently include Nestle, Aldi, EY, Royal Navy and 3M.

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