Apply for the Alumni Advisory Board

The Loughborough Alumni Advisory Board (AAB) is made up of representatives from our graduate community around the world.

Applications are open from 1 - 28 July for three positions on the AAB.

All alumni are invited to apply.  

We are particularly interested in hearing from alumni who represent a specific demographic, skill set or expertise relating to one or more of the following strategic areas: 

  • Sport, health and wellbeing – we are looking for alumni who work within these sectors
  • Vibrant and inclusive communities – we are looking for alumni to apply from around the world
  • Vibrant and inclusive communities – we welcome applications from people from diverse backgrounds and minoritized groups as they are currently under-represented within our community

About the Alumni Advisory Board

The Alumni Advisory Board is made up of 15-20 representatives from our graduate community around the world. 

Board members work to help the University to improve the services which are provided to all members of the wider alumni community and support delivery of the university strategy by utilising alumni skills, experience and expertise.  

The Board aims to: 

  • Create an informed body of advocates for the University. 
  • Facilitate networking and professional development opportunities for our alumni. 
  • Take responsibility for sustaining lifelong relationship and communication with the worldwide alumni community. 
  • Celebrate, with the University, the achievements of our alumni and seek to inspire the next generation of Loughborough graduates. 
  • Support the current student population and promote access to careers advice, support and mentoring. 
  • Aid and actively support the University engagement with alumni in support of strategic priorities including fundraising activities. 

Role description: Alumni Advisory Board Member

Role purpose

To represent the voice of alumni around the world on Loughborough University’s Alumni Advisory Board (AAB) to ensure: 

(iAlumni are engaged in the ongoing life of the University and their passion and expertise are utilised effectively to support University strategic endeavours. 

(ii) The University provides relevant and appropriate services, benefits and support to the alumni community.

Duties and responsibilities

To work with the Alumni Association President, other members of the AAB and the University’s Alumni and Supporter Engagement team to:  

  • Act as a voice of the University’s alumni community/ provide an alumni perspective on the development of university strategy/ objectives and on key activities and initiatives. 
  • Act as an advocate of the University. Proactively share university news, updates and opportunities to get involved across your personal networks (friends, colleagues, business contacts) to support engagement activity, student recruitment, research opportunities and career openings for students and graduates.  
  • Support and advise on alumni communications and campaigns activity to ensure appropriate content is shared that celebrates the University’s alumni community, reflects the interests of alumni, is aligned to the strategic priorities of the University and empowers the wider alumni community to act as advocates for the University. 
  • Support and advise on the opportunities alumni have to engage in the ongoing life of the University as experts or employers, including being an ambassador for volunteering and leading by example in personal volunteering. 
  • Support and advise on the development of initiatives that promote and develop philanthropic giving to the University.
  • Support and advise the University on the services and benefits the University should provide to its alumni community.
  • Act as a champion for an agreed strand of alumni engagement activity aligned to university strategy, proactively supporting University initiatives in the area. 

Person specification

Essential criteria

  • Loughborough University undergraduate or postgraduate degree or evidence of having studied at the University (Loughborough or London campus) for three months or more.
  • Experience of attending large meetings.  
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent alumni and professional networks. 
  • The ability to network and develop good working relationships.
  • A commitment to professionalism and excellence.
  • Energy and enthusiasm and a passion for Loughborough University.
  • The ability to think creatively
  • The ability to be able to dedicate sufficient time to the post, including spending time in meetings and at events. 

Desirable criteria

  • Knowledge of digital communications, including social media. 
  • Knowledge of the HE sector and/or of complex organisations.  
  • Personal experience of volunteering.
  • Previous Board experience.

Other information to note

  • The position is open to all UK or international alumni who have studied at Loughborough or the London campus for three months or longer. 
  • This voluntary position is for a term of three years, starting on 1 September.
  • The position is remotely based. Regular meetings are held online (a minimum of four meetings are held annually).
  • The University is dedicated to supporting an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment – to create better futures, together. The diverse backgrounds, characteristics and opinions within the University community are our great strength and are key to our pursuit of delivering educational excellence, enterprise, research and professional services, as well as supporting our alumni community and engagement activities. We welcome applications from people from diverse backgrounds and minoritised groups as they are currently under-represented within our community. 

If you have any questions or if you would like to submit your application in a different format, please contact us on or call 01509 228497.