Loughborough Alumni


19 Jul 2019

Alumni share their tips for working life with Class of 2019

With the Loughborough University 2019 graduation ceremonies drawing to a close on Friday, 19 July, alumni have been sharing their tips for post-University life with the newest Loughborough graduates.

Over 3,000 students have officially completed their studies over the past four days, with Chancellor Lord Sebastian Coe MBE on hand to congratulate every student for their hard work.

This year also marks 10 years since the University’s centenary celebrations in 2009. Almost 2,000 recipients of a Diploma of Loughborough College (DLC) were awarded an Honorary Degree at the centenary and have since offered their advice to the Class of 2019:

  •  “Work hard and continue learning through reading, listening and experiencing” – Luis Quiroga-Pineiro (Electrical Engineering, 1957)
  • “Follow your passion – don’t worry about income – that will naturally come if you follow your dream activity!” Glyn Hubbard (Handicraft and Geography 1966)
  • “Life’s a new experience everyday – remember yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery but today if a gift, that’s why we call it a present”. – Richard Blakey (Civil Engineering, 1961)
  • “Don’t give up even if the future doesn’t seem clear” – John Todd (Civil Engineering, 1960)
  • “Enjoy your work, always be fair to others whether clients or employees and always apply high ethics and standards” – John Beswick (Civil Engineering, 1963)
  • “A good result is a lifelong asset” – Ron Holloway (Handicraft, 1944)

Find out more about this year’s graduation online.

Congratulations to all our graduates on their success and thank you to our alumni who offered their tips and advice.


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