Loughborough Alumni


All the latest news and updates from 2016

Alumnus directs film showcasing a project helping Afghan refugee families

Alumnus Louis Chan has recently embarked upon a new venture documenting the lives of a community of Afghan refugees living in Iran.

19 December 2016

Ore Oduba lifts the infamous Strictly glitter ball trophy

Following a fantastic series of Strictly Come Dancing 2016 alumnus and sports broadcaster Ore Oduba has lifted the coveted Strictly glitter ball trophy!

17 December 2016

Loughborough reusable cup now available online

Alumni are now able to purchase the Loughborough Cup in one of three designs from the online store.

16 December 2016

Calling Loughborough Railway Society alumni to reunite

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the University had a Railway Society. Mechanical Engineering alumnus, Geoffrey Dust (1970) continues to reunite fellow Railway Society alumni at heritage railway sites in England.

9 December 2016

International Alumni Bursary increased to 20%

International alumni are now eligible for an automatic 20% reduction in fees for postgraduate taught study at Loughborough University.

9 December 2016

Loughborough alumnus completes China International Marathon in Suzhou

On 4 December 2016, Loughborough alumnus Robbie Sui took part in the annual China International half-marathon held in Suzhou.

9 December 2016

Alumnus launches a campaign in line with twin brother’s heart surgery

David Stretton-Downes, Loughborough University Product Design Alumnus, has recently launched the campaign “six times open” alongside his twin brother Jonathan, raising awareness of the British Heart Foundation and Jonathan’s heart condition, aortic stenosis.

8 December 2016

Loughborough Alumna recognised for services to Engineering

On 29 November 2016, alumna Dr Phebe Mann was welcomed to Bradford College for an unveiling of a portrait, noting her exceptional dedication to engineering and encouragement of women into STEM.

1 December 2016

Alumnus’ company, Pavegen, is rapidly expanding into the US

In 2009, Industrial Design and Technology graduate, Laurence Kemball-Cook founded Pavegen; working to develop environmentally friendly pioneering technology. Since then the company has grown from a team of five to 40 worldwide, and has installed over 150 projects internationally.

30 November 2016

Alumnus releases autobiography on Olympic life and career

Physical Education alumnus and ex-Olympian, Bill Tancred, has recently released his autobiography, ‘Bill Tancred – An Ordinary Olympian But What A Life’.

29 November 2016

Motorsport dreams on track for Loughborough student James

Loughborough first-year Automotive Engineering student James Allitt has been on an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 (Formula One) facility thanks to alumnus, Dan Milner.

15 November 2016

Loughborough Alumnae win award ahead of Kickstarter campaign launch

Susie Beere and Sophie Kelly began Snooks in The Studio in 2014 on the Loughborough University campus. On 10 November, they were lucky enough to be awarded £20,000 by Baldwins, who run an annual award for young entrepreneurs.

14 November 2016

Alumni work together on BBC One show 'Claimed and Shamed'

Alumni Tom Allright and Ore Oduba both work within the media industry. Currently on Strictly Come Dancing, you’re likely to know Ore’s name, but what about the producers of the shows?

14 November 2016

Alumni and Co-Founders of Sonobex win Innovation Award

Sonobex, an alumni founded company, has been awarded this year’s Noise Abatement Society’s John Connell Innovation Award.

10 November 2016

Alumni Association Annual General Meeting

On Friday 28 October 2016, the latest Annual General Meeting of the Loughborough University Alumni Association was held in the Hazlerigg Building on the Loughborough University campus.

9 November 2016

Alumnus Ross Edgley to tackle the Tree-athlon

On 12 November on the tiny Caribbean island of Nevis, alumnus Ross Edgley will tackle his next extreme challenge; the world’s first ‘Tree-athlon’.

8 November 2016

Alumnus prints second edition of Jungle Magazine

After a successful first edition, the second was released on 28 October 2016. In collaboration with the mental health charity Mind, edition 2 has an editorial focussed on the stigma surrounding mental health issues.

2 November 2016

Loughborough honorary graduate awarded Outstanding Scientist award

Loughborough honorary graduate Professor Shige Peng has been awarded the Qui Shi Outstanding Scientist award.

1 November 2016

Loughborough Sporting Club Hall of Fame nominations now open

Nominations for 2017 inductees to the Loughborough Sporting Club Hall of Fame open on 31 October 2016 and will close on 27 November 2016. This gives you the opportunity to nominate someone of a high calibre to join Loughborough’s prestigious Hall of Fame.

31 October 2016

Alumna Tracy Brabin elected as Labour MP for Batley and Spen

Tracy Brabin, a former Loughborough University Drama student, was elected to succeed Jo Cox as Labour MP for Batley and Spen early on Friday morning (21 October).

24 October 2016

Alumnus Matt Wolstenholme becomes an internet sensation

A former Loughborough student has become an internet sensation by sprinting 100m while juggling a football.

19 October 2016

Times Higher Education ‘Table of Tables’ consolidates Loughborough’s top ten university ranking

The Times Higher Education (THE) ‘Table of Tables’ was announced on 12 October 2016, placing Loughborough University in the top ten in the country.

12 October 2016

Alumnus Ore Oduba takes to the Strictly stage

BBC Presenter and Loughborough University alumnus, Ore Oduba, is stepping into a new challenge this year as a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing.

5 October 2016

Loughborough Alumnus wins award for work within BIM

Fred Mills, Founding Director of The B1M and Architectural Engineering and Design Management Graduate, has recently been recognised by Royal Institute for Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in their annual BIM4SME Awards. RICS is the world’s leading independent professional body working to uphold the standards of excellence in land, property, infrastructure and construction.

5 October 2016

Loughborough Alumnae receive recognition for their work in the rail industry

Two Loughborough Alumnae have been recognised in a survey to find the 20 most inspirational Women in Rail.

27 September 2016

Alumni Advisory Board welcomes five new members

Five new members have been voted on to the AAB, completing the 15-strong Board led by new Alumni Association President, Dr. Paul Drummond.

19 September 2016

The British Council Alumni Awards 2017 set to open

The British Council are set to launch the British Council Alumni Awards for 2017.

6 September 2016

JC’s gets an exciting new revamp

Loughborough Students’ Union has been the home to John Cooper’s (JC’s) bar for over 30 years, and it is currently undergoing a revamp in time for the new intake of students in 2016.

10 August 2016

China Vice Chancellor’s Alumni Receptions

We are delighted to inform you that our Vice Chancellor, Professor Robert Allison, will be visiting China from the 27th October to the 4th November. To coincide with his visit, he will be holding two alumni events in Beijing and Shanghai.

10 August 2016

University holds Inaugural Donors and Scholars reception

On 25 February, the University held a reception to celebrate the support donors have provided for Scholarship students at Loughborough.

26 February 2016

Loughborough Lightning to play on opening day of Women’s Cricket Super League

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced the playing schedule and team names for the six hosts that will compete in the inaugural Women’s Cricket Super League (WCSL).

25 February 2016

PhD graduate encourages us to grow, connect and share with new venture

Loughborough Design School graduate, Dr Rose Deakin is on a mission to reconnect communities through the joy of growing with her new venture, The Crop Club.

1 February 2016

Loughborough University launches Rio 2016 website

With 200 days to go until the 2016 Olympic & Paralympic Games kick off in Rio de Janeiro, Loughborough University launched its dedicated website which will follow the progress of current and former students on their ‘Road to Rio’.

25 January 2016

Loughborough University design graduates voted most employable in the UK

Loughborough University Design School creates the most employable graduates in the UK, a new industry survey has found.

21 January 2016

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