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All the latest news and updates

Blackbaud data incident – important information

The University has been impacted by a data incident. This incident affected some alumni and supporters of the University.

6 August 2020

Founder of PR agency shares award-winning story

Alumnus James Crawford is approaching his tenth year of running an award-winning PR agency, despite graduating from Loughborough in 1999 with a degree in Industrial Design and Technology.

6 August 2020

YouTuber alumnus is first to reach one million subscribers within construction

Fred Mills has become the first person in the world to reach one million subscribers with a YouTube channel based on construction and architecture.

3 August 2020

Alumni congratulate the Class of 2020 in special online show

Graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2020 are postponed until April 2021 – but that did not stop the Loughborough family coming together to celebrate.

31 July 2020

Impact testing of alumni-designed Hurling stick undertaken at the University

Torpey, a family-led business led by alumnus Seán Torpey, is a leading manufacturer of hurley sticks, used in hurling.

31 July 2020

Alumnus sports tech product launch boosted by Sky Media SME award

A sports technology start-up founded by Product Design Engineering graduate Chris Ruddock is enjoying buoyant sales for its flagship product which provides high-quality training feedback for Triathletes through premium wearable technology and analytics.

30 July 2020

Loughborough set to celebrate with the Class of 2020

It has been an exceptionally difficult year for everyone, not least for students who have completed degrees this summer.

23 July 2020

London campus alumni take part in panel event

On 16 June 2020 the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance together with the Institute for International Management hosted an event with their alumni to showcase how to achieve a career in international politics and business.

17 July 2020

Alumna sets up sustainable water bottle company

Francesca Kennedy Wallbank has founded H₂O², a sustainable brand offering flat, reusable and BPA-free water bottles, designed to fit where others can’t.

17 July 2020

Alumna creates positive greetings cards during lockdown

Gemma McGookin began Handmade By Gemma in 2008, offering bespoke wedding stationery. When the news of lockdown broke and all weddings were cancelled due to Covid-19, Gemma’s work stopped overnight. Whilst trying to remain creative, Gemma began to make positive greetings cards for her family and friends.

17 July 2020

Alumni, supporters and friends experience survey underway

As we reach the end of another academic year at the University, we are reflecting on our activities, communications, and events from the past year.

16 July 2020

Debut novel released by alumna

Penny Batchelor recently released her new novel, ‘My Perfect Sister’. The domestic noir thriller follows protagonist, Annie, and the long-held secrets surrounding her sister Gemma's disappearance in 1989. Annie returns to her childhood home to confront the dark secrets it holds.

14 July 2020

The Game Changers wins Bronze in British Podcast Awards

The Game Changers podcast, created and hosted by alumna Sue Anstiss MBE, has won Bronze in the “Best Sport” category of the British Podcasts Awards 2020.

14 July 2020

Alumna shortlisted for Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2020

On 7 and 9 July 2020, eight alumni joined online events to share “top tips for successful applications” with recent graduates.

10 July 2020

Alumni share careers advice with recent graduates

On 7 and 9 July 2020, eight alumni joined online events to share “top tips for successful applications” with recent graduates.

10 July 2020

Alumnus develops escape room business

Jamie Pollard-Jones has launched his own escape room business, Challenger Escapes, after realising the UK escape room industry could offer more.

9 July 2020

Ian’s podcast talks all things sport, wellbeing and overcoming barriers

Alumnus Ian Scarrott, Owner and Head Coach at TriClub, has recently launched a podcast to chat with sportspeople.

7 July 2020

Inspiring the next generation of the Loughborough family

University Open Days and Inspiring Minds events have undergone many changes in recent weeks due to social distancing measures.

7 July 2020

Alumni conduct Inspiring Success interviews at Loughborough University London

The Inspiring Success programme is now in its sixth year and is designed to provide employability support and funding for unemployed or underemployed graduates from the East London Growth Boroughs of Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.

7 July 2020

Alumna stitches PPE for local surgeries

Emma Constantine has been using her time in lockdown to support her local community in Hampshire by making PPE for the NHS.

7 July 2020

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