Loughborough Alumni

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.  

Upcoming opportunities

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

Loughborough Talent Match (Event: 1 February 2022)

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.

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).

To find out more about Talent Match and the support and funding on offer, you can attend our online Talent Match Launch Event on 1 February 2022, 9.30-10.30am.

Book your place: https://lnkd.in/dNq4Eh4U
More information: https://lnkd.in/dE_nWcXF

Spring Careers Fair, Tuesday 22 February 2022 (11am - 3pm)

The Autumn Careers Fair will take place on the Loughborough University campus. Find out more.

Future Black Talent Mentoring Scheme 2022 (February - May 2022)

Could you mentor a student as part of our Future Black Talent programme?

In 2022 our Careers Network will be running a mentoring scheme, matching mentors with students based on skills, shared goals, and to build strong and effective partnerships.

We are looking for alumni, particularly those who identify as Black, to support our students as mentors. If you can dedicate 6-7 hours of your time between 21 February and 13 May 2022, please do get in touch by 4 February and we can provide you with more information.

The Future Black Talent Programme has been created to supercharge Black students' career prospects and to address the placement progression and awarding gaps between Black and White students at Loughborough University.

Spring Careers Fest, March 2022

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: 

- Careers in HR

- Careers in Healthcare

Please get in touch if you are interested in supporting one of these events, either now or in the future. 

Personal Best guest talks - ongoing

Could you share your story of resilience, how you've utilised digital skills to your advantage, or share with students how to manage money? We're looking for alumni to share their personal insights into these three areas over the next few months. Please get in touch for more information.

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. 

You can find out more about the programme online.

If you have any questions, please 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.

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. 

+44(0)1509 228497

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Loughborough University
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