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13 Mar 2014

Loughborough’s Failure Day – a stepping stone to success

Loughborough Students’ Union – in collaboration with Fail Forward – is hosting Failure Day on Saturday 15 March to help participants explore failure as a positive step on the path to success.

The event – comprising practical workshops, a range of guest speakers and a showcase of the latest technology – will challenge the view of failure as a negative outcome, highlighting instead its important role in growth and learning.

Four of the event’s speakers are Loughborough graduates who have survived and learnt from failure on the way to enjoying business success.

Peter Janes is taking part in a panel discussion – sharing his experiences of launching rewards network, Shopa.

Ross Kemp, meanwhile, will talk about how he overcame various obstacles on the way to preparing his award-winning life-saving craft – Asap – for the marketplace.

Claud Williams launched his first business aged 17, using his lunch money. He has since developed various enterprises, including his successful creative marketing collective The Creative Circle

Graduate of the Year 2013 Caleb Meakins – now employed as a Global Poverty Ambassador by the Global Poverty Project – will talk about his 2013 My 40 Days campaign which saw him undertake seemingly impossible challenges doomed to fail.

To find out more and book your place at this inspiring event, please visit the Fail Forward website.

For more information, please contact Helen Ots (Student Enterprise Officer – Loughborough Students’ Union).

Notes for editors

Article reference number: PR 14/49

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year title in 2008-09 and has been named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times. Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and has been voted England's Best Student Experience for six years running in the Times Higher Education league. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

In 2015 the University will open an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University in London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will offer postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.

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Loughborough University
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