Get involved

Volunteering to share your experience and expertise with students and fellow alumni is a great way to give something back to Loughborough.

From sharing success stories to hosting an event, alumni give back to the University in a range of different ways.

If you have any questions or ideas about getting involved with the University and giving back, please contact us.

Share your story

Success stories are a great way to show students and prospective students where their degree could lead them, and they help to keep members of the Alumni Association updated with stories of fellow graduates. We know that our alumni progress to amazing careers, working all over the world across all kinds of industries and professions.

We're interested in hearing about your achievements. From winning an award or releasing a book to high-level career appointments and competitions, we're keen to hear from you. We also share stories of entrepreneurial success, alumni working together, Loughborough family stories, and more!

Check out our latest news and make sure you’re receiving our regular newsletters by updating your details.

If you have an interesting or unusual career journey or have a news story to share, get in touch.

Volunteering

Alumni support student development by sharing their expertise and experiences with students across a range of areas by becoming guest speakers, panellists, and mentors.

If you are interested in offering your expertise, check out the list of current opportunities below and let us know if you can help. If you would like to offer your expertise for a future activity, contact us and we’ll be in touch when suitable opportunities become available.

Upcoming Opportunities

If you are interested in supporting future activities, or would like to share your story, please get in touch.

Talk Sport Conference 2023, Loughborough

The annual Talk Sport Conference is taking place on 2 February 2023.

We are looking for alumni to support the event with speed interviews.

We also have a small number of guest speaking opportunities. Volunteers should have experience working in the sports industry.

We also have opportunities to hold employer stands. Please get in touch for more information.

Get in touch to express your interest

LGBT+ History Month - keynote speaker

Could you be our keynote speaker for LGBT+ History Month in February 2023?

If you identify as a member of the LGBT+ community and would be interested in sharing your story, we'd love to hear from you.

The keynote speech would cover your career, student days, and would cover experiences as a member of the LGBT+ community.

The theme for the month this year is "behind the lens". We are therefore particularly interested in hearing from people who work in the creative industries - including in photography, television, film, theatre, or creative arts - however this is not a necessity.

Get in touch

Monday Mentoring - Loughborough University London, recurring

We are looking for alumni who would like to be involved in our LU London virtual mentoring programme.

We would like mentors to be from all walks of life and able to support a small group of students through online sessions. Mentors will help students to set and achieve goals, build their network, and prepare them for life beyond study.

You do not need to have any previous experience in mentoring. 

Find out more and sign up Get in touch if you have any questions

Loughborough University London: Collaborative Project, yearly

Students from across the University form interdisciplinary teams and use their individual experiences and expertise to solve a real business problem, provided by one of our corporate partners. The team work together for the duration of a semester to explore innovative and creative solutions to their brief, before presenting their findings to their business partner.

If you or your organisation could partner with us, find out more about the business partnership opportunities available.

Collaborate with our students

LU Incubator sessions - supporting start-up businesses

LU Inc. brings together entrepreneurs working on innovative ideas. Members of LU Inc. can receive training, access to workshops and resources. 

We are looking for alumni to support these entrepreneurs in a range of areas through monthly workshops.

Express your interest

Loughborough Talent Match

Would you be interested in employing a Loughborough student in an internship or graduate role?

Loughborough Talent Match offers bespoke recruitment support as well as access to talented students and graduates. The programme runs annually.

Our Careers Network will offer a full recruitment service from advertising roles to working with you to market exclusive opportunities for Loughborough students/graduates. A limited amount of funding is also available (subject to criteria).

Loughborough Talent Match

VR Society

Could you support our VR Society with tutoring and workshops? 

The society is looking to support students to develop skills in 3D Software and Digital Development. Perhaps you have experience with XR Technology?

If you have experience in this area and would be interested in finding out more, please get in touch.

Workshops are likely to take place on weekdays between 3 and 7pm during term time. Timings are flexible.

Get in touch

Why it Matters - share your story 

Why does the subject that you studied at Loughborough matter? How has your degree supported your career?

We're looking for alumni to share their stories in video and/ or written format to support sixth form students considering their higher education options.

Get in touch to share your story