Loughborough Alumni


29 Mar 2019

Ore broadcasts his career journey on return to campus

Alumnus Ore Oduba paid a visit to Loughborough on 27 March to share his story with students and staff at the University.

Ore is a broadcaster, TV presenter and a former Strictly Come Dancing winner. He’s often seen on BBC’s The One Show and ITV’s This Morning and you may have seen him presenting during the Olympic Games and the 2018 Royal Wedding.

He began his career in television shortly after leaving Loughborough. His first presenting role was with CBBC’s Newsround, where he worked for five years.

The alumnus discussed how he landed his first roles in television. He talked about proactive work and gave life lessons to the audience. Ore encouraged students to make the most of their time at Loughborough and to utilise all opportunities afforded to them during their time as students.

He also talked about being tenacious, persistent and hardworking, and discussed the importance of having a forward plan.

The talk was delivered as part of the Careers Network “Personal Best: My Story” series, where alumni share their career journeys and top tips with students.

Ore also spent some time in the Students’ Union’s Media centre during his visit, where he spent time working on his presenting and journalistic skills as a student. He was interviewed by students writing for Label and had a photography session with Lens.

Ore graduated from Loughborough in 2008 with a degree in Sport Science and Social Science. In the summer of 2017, the University gave him an Honorary Doctorate for his contribution to British television.

Thank you to Ore for volunteering his time.

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