Alumni Advisory Board Elections 2021
This year there are five positions available on the Alumni Advisory Board. Voting will open on 6 August. New members will sit on Board for a term of three years, starting on 1 September 2021.
A message from the President of the Alumni Association
"The Alumni Advisory Board is looking to recruit five new members. We are looking to welcome members who have a wealth of skills and experience and great passion for Loughborough University to join the Board.
We are actively working to extend our outreach and are looking at ways in which we can bring our alumni together wherever they are living and working across the globe.
Candidates will be willing to give time to support the Alumni Association and the University through volunteering and by sharing their expertise, skills and network."
What is the Alumni Advisory Board?
The Alumni Advisory Board is made up of 15 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. 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 and fundraising activities.
The University has four key strands of work which Board members support:
Advocates: Ensure that alumni represent the Loughborough community in a positive manner and are strong advocates for everything that the University does and stands for. Our alumni are great advocates of the University both in the UK and Internationally.
Experts: Developing relationships with alumni, who are experts in their area of work to provide professional networking opportunities, give guest lectures, offer advice, share knowledge and mentor students and fellow alumni.
Employers: Work with alumni to provide student placements, internships and support graduate employability as well as working with alumni on guest lectures and talks.
Donors and Sponsors: This is predominantly managed by the Philanthropy team. Through engaging with alumni and building strong relationships they may become donors of the University in the future.
Role: Alumni Advisory Board Member for the Loughborough University Alumni Association
To work with the University (Alumni Team) and President of the Alumni Advisory Board to provide opportunities for alumni to engage with fellow alumni and in the ongoing life of the University.
- Be former undergraduate or postgraduate students of the University, having studied at Loughborough University or Loughborough University London for 3 months or more.
- Shall hold office for a term of three years from 1 September 2021 until 31August 2024.
The Alumni Advisory Board works with the University’s Engagement Team to:
- Share news of the ongoing developments, successes and achievements of the University to promote alumni affinity and provide an informed body of advocates for the University.
- Celebrate the achievements of alumni with emphasis on inspiring fellow alumni and the next generation of Loughborough graduates.
- Facilitate social, networking and professional development opportunities for alumni.
- Support the current student population through access to alumni careers advice, support and mentoring.
- Aid and actively support the University fundraising activities.
Expectation of Board members:
- Attend quarterly Alumni Advisory Board meetings, attending a minimum of two meetings per year in person or online
- Be an advocate for the University: Share University news, update forms and encourage networks to connect or reconnect with the University and Alumni Association.
- Provide feedback on projects and initiatives.
- Contribute new ideas for communications, campaigns, volunteering, events, fundraising and other engagement activities
- Lead or attend alumni events as a representative of the Board
- Volunteer to support fellow alumni or students
Some examples of how members typically contribute:
- Share personal career story as a profile
- Refer news stories from personal alumni network to the Engagement team.
- Volunteer to support current students and fellow alumni and recommend people from your networks who could also support. e.g. guest lectures and mentoring
- Get involved in fundraising activities, donate to the University or share donor stories with networks to let them know about opportunities to give through campaigns or to specific projects such as scholarships
- Facilitate independent reunions and events - alumni from a hall, course or society
- Attend Graduation Days and be part of the procession
- Offer employment opportunities to students and graduates
- Get involved with an international group – attend their events, share stories, encourage other alumni to get involved