Giving your time
Many alumni give back to Loughborough by sharing their career experiences with students by giving guest lectures, offering interview tips, sitting on panels or sharing their story in an online profile.
Guest lectures and panel events
Working alongside our Careers Network, Loughborough Enterprise Network, academic departments and the Students’ Union, alumni support student development by sharing their expertise and experiences with students across a range of areas.
In recent months, alumni have given their time through a number of different initiatives including sessions on sport, creative industries, STEM and more.
If you are interested in offering your expertise, check out the list below and please let us know. We’ll be in touch when we have suitable opportunities.
If you are interested in supporting future activities, or would like to share your story in an alumni profile, please get in touch.
Industry Collaboration Programme (Engineering), deadline: September 2021
In collaboration with tutors from industry partners, academics in the Wolfson School provide contextual design-based problems for student groups to solve in their 2nd and final year of study.
As an industry partner, you would have access to:
- Access to high calibre students with creative mindsets for problem solving.
- Improved profile and fast track access to the student cohort for recruitment.
- Access to world class research facilities and academic tutors.
- Professional development opportunity for employees acting as industrial tutors.
For further information, please get in touch.
Black History Month - business showcase, October onwards
Do you own a business? We're looking to share stories of black-owned businesses as part of the University's Black History Month activities.
Get in touch if you have a story to share, or if you would like to be involved in similar activities in the future.
Monday Mentoring - Loughborough University London, October onwards
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.
You can find out more about the programme online.
If you have any questions, please get in touch.
Autumn Careers Fest, October - November 2021
Working with the Careers Network, we will run a series of online sessions on a range of topics for our students.
We are particularly looking for volunteers who are interested in speaking on the following topics:
- Disability in the Workplace - 11 November
- LGBT+ In the workplace - 18 November
Please get in touch if you are interested in supporting one of these events, either now or in the future.
Autumn Careers Fair, Thursday 19 October 2021
The Autumn Careers Fair will take place on the Loughborough University campus. Find out more.
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.
LU Incubator sessions - supporting start-up businesses - monthly
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.
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.
Loughborough University London Partnerships: Talent+ - 2021
In 2021, the UK Government will introduce the Post Study Work Visa (PSWV), allowing international students who have secured a pass mark to apply for a visa through a fast-track route. Employers will not have to sponsor the graduate to work for them.
To support our students at Loughborough University London, we are seeking 10 employer partners to pilot a new scheme in line with this new visa. Employer partners will work with Loughborough University London to agree a set number of positions that can be advertised to our students.
Working with employers, LU London will deliver skills sessions that can help to prepare students for specific types of roles – with an emphasis on the skills required to secure a job with one of our partners. At the end of their studies, the students can apply for your roles, equipped with the necessary skills to get up and running quickly.
Get in touch for more information.