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All the latest news and updates

Alumni fundraise for charities during pandemic

A number of alumni have shared their stories with us of how they’re helping to fundraise for the NHS and other charities during the coronavirus pandemic.

27 May 2020

Retired teacher sets up art gallery for children

Alumnus Mike Fleet has set up an art gallery to give children additional activities to do during lockdown.

27 May 2020

Ear guards for NHS workers produced by alumni business

ExpHand Prosthetics, founded by alumna Kate Walker during her final year at university, has been producing 3D printed ear guards for NHS workers at Leicester hospitals.

26 May 2020

Alumnus instrumental in winning planning consultancy award

Alumnus Wayne Reynolds works as Director of Atriarc Planning, who recently won the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) National Small Planning Consultancy of the Year Award.

26 May 2020

Grants available to recent Loughborough Fine Art graduates

Applications are now open to 2019 and 2020 graduates of Loughborough’s BA Fine Art degree for two £10,000 Fellowships to study a one-year programme at the University.

22 May 2020

Investment success accelerates manufacturing goal for graduate sports tech start-up

A business founded by a recent Loughborough graduate has raised significant initial investment to develop what is believed to be the world’s most durable sports earphones.

19 May 2020

New Institution of Railway Signal Engineers President is Loughborough alumnus

Dr Daniel Woodland recently became the 96th President of the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE).

19 May 2020

130 Challenge gets underway across the world

Led by alumnus Oliver Sidwell, a group of 15 alumni and staff from the University are getting on their bikes over the next two weeks to raise funds for the COVID-19 Emergency Hardship Fund.

15 May 2020

Relationships and mental health explored in alumna’s debut novel

Serena Kaur has recently released her debut novel: All the Words Unspoken. The fictional book follows protagonist Maansi, who agrees to an arranged marriage after returning home from university depressed and unemployed.

15 May 2020

New IT book released by alumnus

Paul Wilson, who graduated with a degree in Ergonomics in 1972, has just released his new book: Sorties into the IT Hurricane: Living with Information Technology for fifty years (1970-2020).

15 May 2020

Huge grant awarded to Astinno

Alumnus Peter Astbury, Founder of Astinno, has been awarded a sizeable grant worth £360,000 ($450k) to fund further testing and technical development of Grace, a wearable piece of technology for women experiencing hot flushes.

14 May 2020

Women in sport initiatives championed by alumna Sue

Sue Anstiss MBE, Founder and CEO of Promote PR, has been working on a series of initiatives to promote and support women in sport.

14 May 2020

Recent graduate uses skills in bioinformatics and biology to support coronavirus clinical trials

Alumnus Joseph Hearnshaw works as a Research Scientist and Bioinformatics Software Engineer at Rothamsted Research and helps out with clinical studies at The Men’s Health Clinic. In his free time and across his work, he has been developing bio tools and helping with clinical studies.

13 May 2020

Alumnus supporting the vulnerable in Mauritius during the coronavirus pandemic

Alumnus Bala Sawmynaden is part of The Rotary Club of Flacq, a district on the island of Mauritius. The Rotary Club carry out community projects and aim to make Mauritius a better place to live.

13 May 2020

Alumnus offers free coaching sessions through global crisis

Robert Yeo, Executive Coach and former Chief Operating Officer at Morgan Stanley, has partnered with a group of fellow coaches to offer free sessions to help leaders during the pandemic.

13 May 2020

Partnership between the University and Santander provides SMEs with opportunity to access funding

Loughborough University and Santander have joined forces to provide businesses with the chance to apply for internship funding.

13 May 2020

Alumnus launches YouTube channel to inspire professionals

Alex Lees, Founder of Tale Production, has recently launched “Tale Talks”, a video series of Q&As with business professionals, entrepreneurs and athletes from across the Midlands to inspire peers during lockdown.

12 May 2020

Alumna publishes new children’s book

Donna David has recently published her new children’s picture book, Oh No, Bobo!.

12 May 2020

Alumni contribute to LU Arts' programme of activity

Grace Stones and Alex Widdowson are working with LU Arts, the University’s arts programme for students and the community, to provide online activities.

11 May 2020

Alumnus launches Kickstarter campaign for second version of wall organiser

Simon Lyons, founder of product design company Version 22, has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to support the production of a new version of the Geco Hub.

7 May 2020

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