All the latest news and updates from 2020

Alumnus awarded leading prize for excellence in science and innovation

Harish Pesala, who graduated with a degree in Systems Engineering in 2016, has become one of four recipients of a Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellowship for his work in helping enterprises become more resilient from societal risks such as climate change.

21 December 2020

2020: alumna reflects on setting up a business during the pandemic

When Abbey White became furloughed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she decided to develop her own business.

18 December 2020

Scientific Advisor joins alumni start-up team

Jason Cowman, Head of Athletic Development for IRFU, has joined Gscience, an esports data analytics and health start-up founded by two Loughborough alumni.

17 December 2020

Previsico work in partnership with the Kenyan Red Cross

Live flood forecasting company Previsico has announced its partnership with the Kenyan Red Cross, to bring cutting-edge flood alerts to the people of Kisumu, ahead of a potential roll-out across Kenya.

17 December 2020

2020: a snapshot from Carolyn Brown

Alumna Carolyn Brown, a photographer at Sass & Belle, has recently been working on a range of Christmassy photoshoots.

16 December 2020

Alumna pens tongue-in-cheek cleaning book to inspire her children

Lyndsey Henderson has written a light-hearted book called ‘Clean it Up!' to inspire her children

16 December 2020

Loughborough alumni share special messages with the winter Class of 2020

Alumni from around the world have shared special messages to congratulate our winter graduates.

15 December 2020

Four alumni set to appear on TV’s University Challenge this Christmas

A team of four Loughborough alumni are coming together on the academic quiz show this December.

8 December 2020

Loughborough University celebrates ten years of the Schofield Society

Loughborough University’s Chancellor, alumnus Lord Sebastian Coe KBE, and Vice-Chancellor Professor Robert Allison welcomed members of the Schofield Society to a special online event on Thursday 3 December.

4 December 2020

Alumnus coordinates largest international virtual marathon

Mithran Thiruvengadam Padmini, graduated from Loughborough University London in 2019 with a degree in Sport Business and Innovation and has been responsible for organising the Kalaignar Memorial International Virtual Marathon – the largest of its kind.

4 December 2020

TriClub featured in the Small Biz 100 list

Alumnus Ian Scarrott is the owner and head coach of TriClub, an independently run Triathlon Coaching & Personal Fitness Business.

3 December 2020

Bringing colour to canals

Alumna Paige Denham has recently been commissioned to paint a 10-metre mural in her hometown of Thamesmead in South East London.

3 December 2020

Alumni business supports elite sport at the University and creates student jobs

Alliance Events has partnered with Loughborough University to provide security and stewards to its elite sporting events, creating student jobs.

3 December 2020

Graduates win Queen’s Award for Enterprise for growth in international trade

For outstanding short-term growth in international trade, Select Offshore has won a prestigious Queen’s Award.

3 December 2020

Alumnus Jon Walker retires from the University

After 34 years on the staff, Jon has finally decided it’s time to retire from the University.

2 December 2020

Flament rises through the Loughborough ranks to secure Top 14 rugby spot

Alumnus Thibaud Flament has made his debut for France Top 14 rugby union side Toulouse – a journey which started back in Loughborough’s British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) 4 side.

1 December 2020

Graduates hear recruitment advice from alumni

On 26 November, five alumni joined an online panel event to share recruitment tips with recent graduates.

30 November 2020

Alumna wins prestigious construction award

Kelly Attwood has won a Rising Star award at the Construction Manager of the Year Awards (CMYA) 2020.

30 November 2020

SPYRAS develops ‘Smart Mask’ to track wearer’s respiratory patterns

Analytics platform SPYRAS – founded by alumnus George Winfield – has created a ‘Smart Mask’ that displays respiratory information in real time.

27 November 2020

Alumna Kim supports development of enhanced University assistance programme for care leavers

Alumna Kim Emenike has worked with the Student Services team at Loughborough to develop a bespoke assistance programme for care leavers.

27 November 2020

#LboroMemories wins gold at prestigious higher education marketing awards

The Alumni team has been awarded Gold for Best Alumni Initiative at the Thirtieth Annual Heist Awards for the #LboroMemories campaign.

26 November 2020

The Crop Club continue to grow throughout global pandemic

Alumna Dr Rose Deakin is the founder of The Crop Club CIC, a Loughborough-based company on a mission to support people in growing food in small spaces.

25 November 2020

Alumnus wins prestigious science journalism award

Yunanto Utomo, an Indonesian science journalist, has been awarded a silver prize in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Kavli Science Journalism Awards.

23 November 2020

Offer or access job opportunities within the Loughborough family

We recognise that it is a very difficult time, particularly in the jobs market, due to the impact of COVID-19. We want to do everything that we can at Loughborough to support our alumni.

18 November 2020

Alumni launch networks to mentor students and young professionals

Three alumni have recently launched mentoring networks to support students and early professionals with job opportunities, career progression, and personal development.

16 November 2020

Alumna adds My Mummy is a Footballer to series of inspirational children’s books

Kerrine Bryan has written her latest book which aims to encourage children to see that their ambitions are not limited by gender.

13 November 2020

Alumni win Med-Tech Innovation Awards

The awards, which acknowledge vital work being carried out in the medical device engineering community, were given to Product Design Engineering graduates, George Winfield and Kate Walker.

13 November 2020

CEO of HS2 inspires current engineering students

Alumnus Mark Thurston, the Chief Executive Officer of High Speed 2 in the UK, recently delivered a socially distanced guest lecture to students in Loughborough’s School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering.

5 November 2020

Afro-Caribbean Society welcome alumni to Black Creatives event

Three alumni joined a panel on 28 October 2020 to discuss creativity in their careers and through their hobbies.

30 October 2020

An alumni perspective: Black History Month 2020

Alumnus Paul Oluikpe, who left Loughborough in 2007 after completing a PhD in Civil Engineering, says celebrating black history offers hope to young people. Here Paul shares his story and reflects on the importance and significance of marking Black History Month.

29 October 2020

Laboratory Assistant roles available in Loughborough

A new Covid-19 laboratory is coming to the Loughborough area, and there will be many Laboratory Assistant jobs available.

23 October 2020

Countdown for being legally resident in France post-Brexit

Alumni Advisory Board member Margaret Eyres shares her experiences of moving to France from the UK.

23 October 2020

Award success for Runderwear

Alumni Jamie Smalley and Richard Edmunds are celebrating after their company Runderwear scooped another award

23 October 2020

Alumna supports Kendal and Cumbria during Coronavirus pandemic

Jacquetta, from Kendal in the Lake District, is secretary of the local Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada).

23 October 2020

Virtual panel events support student career aspirations

This week five alumni shared their experiences and expertise with students as part of the University’s annual Careers Fair.

23 October 2020

Graduates share career journeys for Black History Month

A group of four alumni formed a careers panel on “Early Graduate Stories” on Wednesday 21 October as part of the University’s Black History Month activities.

22 October 2020

LU Arts unveils new competition giving students and graduates the chance to produce sculptural work for the University campus

LU Arts is delighted to announce a competition for current students and graduates to produce a new sculptural work on the Loughborough campus.

22 October 2020

New dried fruit company brings exotic snacks to market

Alumnus Samuel Fajemilua has co-founded Jungle Fruits, a London based snack company producing exotic dried fruits.

19 October 2020

Loughborough staff come together for Black History Month panel

On Wednesday 14 October, a panel of staff from the University and Students’ Union came together online to discuss the experiences of black people in the UK and on campus.

16 October 2020

Alumnus gives back to hospital who supported his wife

Keith Spence, who spent many years of his life in Loughborough, has recently been volunteering his time with the NHS in southwest England.

16 October 2020

Alumni recognised by Her Majesty in the Birthday Honours list

Five Loughborough alumni have been awarded Queen’s Honours in the Birthday list, published in early October.

15 October 2020

Hannah helps little hands stay clean with toddler friendly sanitiser

Hannah Saunders, Founder of Toddle, is producing vegan skincare products and hand sanitiser for adventurous little ones.

13 October 2020

Entrepreneurial alumni share insights into business journeys

On 8 October 2020, four alumni formed a panel for the Insights into Entrepreneurship alumni event. The event, which was held online, was attended by alumni who were interested in hearing about the journeys of fellow Loughborough graduates.

9 October 2020

George Gandy

It is with great sadness that the University announces the death of Head Endurance Coach, George Gandy.

8 October 2020

Graduate telecare start-up crowned Digital Technology winner at Made in the Midlands Awards

A telecare start-up company founded by alumnus Alex Nash has triumphed at the Made in the Midlands Awards which celebrates the region’s most innovative and dynamic manufacturers.

6 October 2020

Two Industrial Design graduates win Gold at the Creative Conscience awards

Two recent Industrial Design & Technology graduates win Creative Conscience awards for their creative approach to their winning projects which have the potential impact to influence real tangible change for good.

2 October 2020

Community driven application creates time efficient social distancing

Two alumni have collaborated to build Capacity, an application that helps people socially distance by updating the local community on how busy places are before they get there.

1 October 2020

Graduate sports tech start-up completes substantial second investment round in 6 weeks

A Loughborough graduate startup has just closed their second significant investment round after just six weeks, less than five months after raising initial investment.

1 October 2020

Graduates bring students together to support SMEs

House Hack was started by two graduates from the School of Business & Economics, Charlie Rogers and Ryan McGee, at the height of the COVID-19 lockdown in April 2020.

25 September 2020

ExpHand Prosthetics reach finals of Santander competition

Alumna Kate Walker, Founder of ExpHand Prosthetics, is a finalist in the Santander Emerging Entrepreneurs Competition.

25 September 2020

Alumnae launch podcast aimed at supporting Black and POC womxn

Alumnae Ashlea Smith and Raina Omar have recently launched a podcast, Melanin and Me.

25 September 2020

Former Bake Off finalist gets set for Virtual London Marathon

Alumna Stephanie Blackwell, who competed in last years’ Great British Bake Off is getting ready to run the Virtual London Marathon this October.

23 September 2020

Design graduates celebrated as they win awards at New Designers 2020

Two Industrial Design and Technology graduates from Loughborough’s School of Design and Creative Arts have been crowned award winners as part of this year’s New Designers.

21 September 2020

Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor for Sport appointed

The University is pleased to announce that Professor Mike Caine has been appointed as Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor for Sport.

21 September 2020

Alumni aid the return of events with free track-and-trace app

Joel Kelly and Stuart Moffat discovered their passion for live events while studying at Loughborough. Their company now supports event professionals by simplifying and automating event planning.

18 September 2020

Alumnus cycles 135 miles to raise money for the NHS

Zubair Moti recently cycled 135 miles from Leicester to London in a single day as part of a group of 10 grassroots football coaches and volunteers from the Community Football Academy (CFA).

17 September 2020

Sculpture artist sets up Kickstarter

Ian Tricker graduated from Loughborough in 2013 with a degree in Fine Art and has recently set up a Kickstarter, with the opportunity for his supporters to receive a unique piece of art.

16 September 2020

First year of the Careers Network’s Talent Match programme a success as students, graduates and SMEs all benefit

In 2019, the University’s Careers Network launched a brand-new scheme exclusively for Loughborough students and graduates who were seeking internships to build their employability skills and boost their CV.

11 September 2020

Alumnus calls for revolution in healthcare policy

James Kusena has addressed the challenges associated with the adoption of cell and gene therapies, in collaboration with Medicine by Design at the University of Toronto.

11 September 2020

British Council Alumni Awards open for nominations from international alumni

These prestigious awards celebrate alumni from around the world who have used their UK education to make a difference in their professions, communities, and countries.

10 September 2020

Kickstarter launched by alumni duo for new camera strap

Two Loughborough graduates, Sam Rogers and Edwin Towler, have recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for their new product.

9 September 2020

Creative Arts alumni shortlisted in Global Graduate Design Show Awards

Six 2020 graduates from the School of Creative Arts have been shortlisted in ARTSTHREAD’s first-ever online degree show, the Global Graduate Design Show.

7 September 2020

Offering extra support to sports clubs during the pandemic

Alumnus Mark Covington founded SNAP Sponsorship Ltd alongside Chairman Simon Pennock in 2012, and now the pair are offering clubs free access to their platform.

2 September 2020

Funding round for fashion, textiles and technology businesses closing soon

Loughborough University is part of a partnership with the Business of Fashion, Textiles and Technology (BFTT), which runs an SME Research and Development programme.

2 September 2020

Alumni Advisory Board welcomes three new members

Voting closed on 24 August 2020 to elect the new members of the Alumni Advisory Board.

26 August 2020

Alumnus back on campus with Celtic FC

Reigning Scottish Premier League champions Celtic Football Club have been welcomed on campus as part of their pre-season preparations.

17 August 2020

Thousands of pounds donated to the NHS courtesy of alumnus’ business

Alumnus Dominic Matcham is the Founder of INVADES, a sports marketing and events agency.

12 August 2020

Alumni duo launch rugby focused coaching and mentoring business

Alex Laybourne and Paul Westgate have joined forces to launch a new business, Inspiring Coaching.

12 August 2020

Loughborough graduates seek new players for London-based hockey club

A group of alumni regularly come together to play hockey in London and the surrounding areas.

11 August 2020

Louis’s short film attracts thousands of views and several accolades

Alumnus Louis Chan has recently released a short film on YouTube, and within two weeks he amassed more than 120,000 views.

10 August 2020

Taylor appointed as new Head Coach for Lightning Cricket

Alumnus and former Scotland and Leicestershire batsman Rob Taylor has been appointed as Lightning Cricket Head Coach.

7 August 2020

Vote now in the Alumni Advisory Board election

Voting is now open in the 2020 Alumni Advisory Board (AAB) election, in which three places are available.

7 August 2020

Alumnus supporting low-income families in India

Suheil Tandon (Sport Management in 2011) is the Director-Founder of Pro Sport Development (PSD), an award-winning social enterprise based in New Delhi, India.

7 August 2020

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

Innovative food company launches Kickstarter

Graduate start-up company BeoBia, founded by Thomas Constant, is encouraging people to turn to innovative insect-based foods. The company is launching its new Kickstarter campaign on 7 July.

7 July 2020

Director of oriental grocery business gives insight into running stores during a pandemic

Brian Yip is the Director of Wing Yip, the largest oriental grocery business in the UK. The company was founded by his father, alumnus Woon Wing Yip OBE, in 1970.

6 July 2020

Alumna releases series of geography lessons to support youngsters in lockdown

Krista Cartlidge has curated a series of lessons, available on YouTube, to support young people with geography whilst they are unable to attend school due to the coronavirus pandemic.

30 June 2020

Alumnus speaks to us about flood forecasting

Alumnus Avi Baruch is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Previsico, a leading flood forecasting company who aim to reduce the impact of flooding globally by providing real-time street level flood warnings.

30 June 2020

Alumna named in PRWeek’s 30 under 30 list

Olivia Shalofsky has been named as one of PRWeek’s 30 Under 30 Newcomers for 2020. The list recognises under-30s who have been in full-time employment in communications roles for no more than two years but have already shown signs of a promising career ahead.

30 June 2020

Alumnus Mike Wedderburn says Black Lives Matter is a cry for help

Sky Sports News presenter Mike Wedderburn has shared a video and written piece on Sky Sports News explaining the importance of understanding the purpose behind the Black Lives Matter movement.

30 June 2020

Alumna offers teaching advice to help children who are continuing to learn from home

Linda Garner has provided us with some Maths and English top tips, drawing from her 30 years as a teacher, in order to help parents and their children who are continuing to home school during the ongoing pandemic.

29 June 2020

Nominations now open for the Alumni Advisory Board

As a member of the Loughborough University Alumni community, you are invited to nominate yourself to become a member of the Alumni Advisory Board (AAB).

29 June 2020

Upcoming Alumni Association Annual General Meeting

Members of the Alumni Association are invited to join the President, Oliver Sidwell, the Alumni Advisory Board and university staff at the Annual General Meeting (AGM), this coming July.

26 June 2020

Alumni help global sports innovation start-ups to scale

Some of the key contributors to Loughborough University’s sports innovation ecosystem came together earlier this month to support nascent sport innovation and technology companies.

25 June 2020

Former World Champion and Olympian launches alcohol-free hand sanitiser

Liam Tancock, International Brand Director at Swimzi, has recently launched a new hand sanitiser and designer face masks in response to COVID-19.

23 June 2020

Loughborough University London graduates come together in support of racial equality

A group of alumni who studied at the London campus have shared messages in support of the black lives matter movement.

22 June 2020

Nominations opening soon for the Alumni Advisory Board

Members of the Loughborough University Alumni community are invited to apply for a position on the Alumni Advisory Board (AAB).

19 June 2020

Loughborough University London Alumni support Inspiring Success programme

The Loughborough University London Inspiring Success programme, which is currently in its 6th year, is a two-part programme. Its aim is to enable unemployed and underemployed graduates to pursue a career by providing employability support and access to scholarships for postgraduate study at Loughborough University London.

19 June 2020

New book in series of thrillers released by alumnus

Andrew Turpin has released his new book, The Black Sea, the latest in the series of six books in his Joe Johnson series of thrillers.

17 June 2020

New entrepreneurial book released by alumnus

Dr Emmanuel Amadi has released his new book, Starting a Successful £1Million Business: My Story – A Step-by-Step Guide to Financial Achievement.

16 June 2020

Loughborough spinout collaborates on rugby ball of the future

A spinout company founded by two Loughborough alumni has supported the launch of a new rugby ball which could be set to revolutionise the sport.

3 June 2020

Football alumni hold virtual 5-a-side quiz

Since the year 2000, a group of Football alumni have run a 5-a-side memorial tournament in honour of former student teammates who died at a young age. This year, their event was transformed into a 5-a-side virtual quiz to raise money for charity.

2 June 2020

Brothers launch Financial Planning and Investment Management business

Alumni Neil and Ben Wattam have recently launched WKM Wealth Ltd. Wattam Kirby Mee (WKM) is an Independent Financial Planning and Investment Management business.

2 June 2020

130 Challenge raises over £2,500 to support student hardship

Led by alumnus Oliver Sidwell, a group of 11 alumni and staff from the University have completed the 130-mile cycling challenge over the last two weeks to raise funds for the COVID-19 Emergency Hardship Fund.

1 June 2020

Volunteers Week: A huge thank you to everyone who supports the University

This Volunteers Week (1 – 7 June 2020), we want to say a big thank you to all our alumni who have given their time to the University.

1 June 2020

Now is the time to look at the person behind the athlete – Sam Ruddock

The Covid-19 outbreak has understandably weighed heavily on the minds of elite athletes across the globe as major events have been wiped from the sporting calendar at pace.

1 June 2020

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

Mental health support offered by alumni business

MYNDUP, a mental health & wellbeing support platform founded by alumnus Joel Gujral, provides virtual 1-1 sessions with professionals ranging from therapists and counsellors to mindfulness practitioners.

7 May 2020

Alumnus involved in creating and donating water-soluble infection control laundry bags to the NHS

Guy Broadbent (Chemistry and Polymer Science/Technology 1986) is Chairman of Aquapak, who have successfully manufactured and donated thousands of water-soluble laundry bags to the NHS, with the aim of reducing the spread of coronavirus.

6 May 2020

PhD Scam Circulating

The University has been advised by the Police that a scam is circulating.

6 May 2020

Alumnus sets up "Hug in a Mug" to help people send a virtual hug to friends and family

TEA REX has teamed up with cookie company Wholey Moly to bring “hugs” to the public during a time of social distancing.

6 May 2020

Oliver’s cycling challenge set to go ahead

The current coronavirus pandemic has not put Oliver Sidwell off his mission to raise funds for the University through a cycle challenge.

4 May 2020

Alumnus publishes analysis on Covid-19

Pingyuan Edward Lu has published a number of articles on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, some of which have been featured on Euronews.

1 May 2020

Graduate startup selected for NHS-Government initiative to tackle social isolation during Covid-19

A telecare company founded by a Loughborough University graduate has been selected for Techforce 19 – an NHS and Government-led initiative to find digital solutions to support the vulnerable, elderly or self-isolating during the Covid-19 pandemic.

30 April 2020

Alumna launches collection of short stories in her first book

Kelly Punton has recently launched her first book, a collection of short stories called When Strange Calls You Home.

30 April 2020

Alumnus sets up community initiative to help independent businesses during pandemic

Be A Local Hero is a new community initiative set up by Chris O’Connor, aimed at supporting independent businesses during these extraordinary times. Their mission is to help businesses survive the lockdown and thrive in our communities for years to come.

29 April 2020

Book published on former Senior Lecturer’s artwork

Clare Hale has spent three years researching and writing a book about her father, Ken Padley (1926 – 2006), former Head of Photography and Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Fine Art at Loughborough College of Art & Design.

29 April 2020

Thank you for helping Loughborough students through the emergency hardship fund

A few weeks ago, we launched the emergency hardship fund to raise money for students who are financially affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

29 April 2020

Alumnus seeks stories about on the band “Faces” performing in Loughborough

Richard Houghton is currently writing a book on British band, Faces, and is aiming to track down people who saw the rockers perform at the University.

28 April 2020

Alumna illustrates e-book supporting children during lockdown

Rebecca Sampson is a graphic designer and illustrator who has recently paired up with teacher Mike Forde to illustrate his book “How to NOT go to School: Parsley Mimblewood Saves the World!”.

28 April 2020

Alumna makes Top 100 Rising Stars shortlist

Nerissa Prawiro has been shortlisted for the WeAreTheCity Top 100 Rising Stars Award 2020 in the Technology Category. The award recognises women who are making a difference and succeeding in their respective sectors.

28 April 2020

Utilising household items to quash boredom - alumnus Tom Karen shares his tips

Inventor and designer Tom Karen, well-known for designing the Raleigh Chopper bicycle, says you can use everyday objects to help combat boredom during this period of social distancing and lockdown.

22 April 2020

Alumna appointed as new Principal and Chief Executive of Loughborough College

Jo Maher has been appointed as the new Principal and Chief Executive of Loughborough College, following more than two years as Principal and Chief Executive at Boston College in Lincolnshire.

21 April 2020

More alumni contribute to PPE production effort across the UK

Loughborough alumni across the country have been working to produce protective visors for staff in the NHS and care homes amid efforts to protect carers throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

21 April 2020

Student and alumna enterprise duo design postcards to help the public reach out to their loved ones

A small business founded just over one year ago has added quirky postcards to their online shop to help the public stay in touch with their loved ones and keep one another in positive spirits during this period of social distancing, as well as raising money for the NHS.

21 April 2020

Design and Technology teachers rally together to produce personal protective equipment

A group of Design and Technology alumni from Loughborough University have been working to produce protective masks for healthcare professionals, utilising their design and manufacturing skills.

7 April 2020

New India Chapter Alumni Committee elected

The India Chapter Committee elections have now concluded and following a period of voting, alumni in India have elected five new committee members.

6 April 2020

A message to our alumni

We would like to offer our best wishes to alumni all over the world as we face the challenges presented to us as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

1 April 2020

Sir Peter Bonfield, Chair of Council and Senior Pro-Chancellor at Loughborough University to be succeeded by Christine Hodgson CBE

At the end of 2020, following unprecedented success under the Chairmanship of Sir Peter Bonfield CBE FREng, the University Council has approved that Christine Hodgson CBE, Chairman of Severn Trent, and a Loughborough alumna, will take up the role as Chair of Council and Senior Pro-Chancellor at Loughborough University.

1 April 2020

Alumni entrepreneurs bring innovation to global pandemic

Alumni Charlie Baron and Forrest Skerman-Stevenson, Co-Founders of ChargedUp, have been working on CleanedUp – an adaptation of the company’s current phone charging stations – to dispense hand sanitiser in public places.

1 April 2020

Alumnus works to support students with educational software during pandemic

James Walker works at Finance Unlocked, an educational platform that has decided to give complimentary access to university students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

31 March 2020

Supporting the #LboroFamily

We know that many members of the Loughborough family are currently offering or would be able to offer support to fellow alumni and friends.

31 March 2020

Helping Loughborough students through the emergency hardship fund

Our most vulnerable students need further support during these uncertain times.

27 March 2020

Author John Knights shares an insight into writing and publishing a book

Are you writing your own book whilst social distancing? We asked alumnus John Knights about the writing and publishing process for his book ‘Leading Beyond the Ego: How to Become a Transpersonal Leader’ to get some insider knowledge and top tips.

24 March 2020

Alumni team up to help companies go net zero

Simon Alsbury, Tamsin Alsbury and Kelly Morel have joined forces to support companies on their journey to net zero - to achieve an overall balance between emissions produced and emissions taken out of the atmosphere.

23 March 2020

Alumnus becomes President of the Institute of Mathematics and Applications

Dr Nira Chamberlain (Industrial Mathematical Modelling, 1993) recently became President of the Institute Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) for 2020-2021.

20 March 2020

Alumna wins ‘Make It!’ 2020 award

Paige Denham recently won the ‘Make It!’ 2020 award with Cockpit Arts. The award offers three individuals aged 16-25 the space and support to build their own craft-based businesses.

20 March 2020

Alumnus wins prestigious award for ergonomics and human factors project

Alistair Cooper won the Best Student Project award presented by the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) for his project investigating the influence of Safety Management Systems (SMS) on people working on the front line of rail services.

19 March 2020

Alumnus begins crowdfunding for ASAP Water Crafts

Ross Kemp founded ASAP Water Crafts in 2011. He has now begun his second round of crowdfunding with the target of raising £200,000 for the company.

19 March 2020

Women of the #LboroFamily come together to support International Women’s Day

To mark International Women’s Day (8 March 2020), alumnae supported two events held on campus: Inspirational Female Leaders in Business, and Inspirational Female Leaders in STEM.

19 March 2020

Alumnus delivers guest lecture at School of Business and Economics

Steve Kelly recently returned to campus to speak to 40 students on the MBA and Executive MBA course in the School of Business and Economics.

18 March 2020

Alumni triumph in Leicestershire Live Innovation Awards

Innovative businesses founded by graduates won big at the Leicestershire Live Innovation Awards recently, including the overall champion, Innovator of the Year.

12 March 2020

Alumni and friends celebrate fourth annual Donor Day

On Saturday 7 March, the University hosted an annual event dedicated to thanking those who have made a difference to Loughborough through donations.

11 March 2020

Alumnus wins Signature Art Prize

Habib Hajallie has won a Signature Art Prize in the category of Drawing and Printmaking for his piece ‘Can I Touch Your Hair?’.

10 March 2020

Alumni discuss careers in the RAF

Flt Lt Jon Bond and Flt Lt Christopher Hughes visited campus on Friday 6 March to give a guest lecture to Aeronautical Engineering students.

9 March 2020

Creative alumni support careers event on campus

On Wednesday 26 February, students at the Loughborough campus had the opportunity to meet alumni and employers working in the creative industries.

6 March 2020

Two alumni are this year’s German Design Award winners

James Elderton and Joseph Thomas, founders of Wonder Vision, have won the 2020 German Design Award for their CGI look, development and production of the Triumph Speed Twin, in the category of Excellent Communication Design.

21 February 2020

Loughborough Design Society welcome alumni to campus

Three alumni visited campus on 19 February 2020 to meet with around 40 students who are members of the Design Society.

20 February 2020

Four alumni contribute to Geography careers panel

On Tuesday 18 February, Emma Bates, Daniel Coles, Caroline Gower and Dr Katie Loakes came together on the Loughborough campus to discuss careers in Geography.

19 February 2020

London students hear about Global Strategy from alumni

Three alumni came together on 17 February to form a panel on Global Strategy for Institute of International Management students studying at Loughborough University London.

18 February 2020

Alumna shares volunteering experience in Kenya

Coral Reeves recently spent three months in Kenya with charity Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO). The Government-endorsed scheme provides volunteer placements to 18-25 year olds as part of the International Citizen Service programme.

18 February 2020

Applications for the India Alumni Chapter Committee now open

Our India Alumni Chapter is now recruiting for its next committee. The new committee will begin a term of three years from 1 April 2020.

14 February 2020

Capgemini UK Chairman shares career journey in latest Personal Best talk

Alumna Christine Hodgson CBE visited campus on Wednesday 12 February to share her story with staff and students at the University.

13 February 2020

Alumnus helps to set cyclists on track to victory

Sam Pendred has helped in the development of a new track bike for Team GB at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, through his role as an engineer at Hope Technology.

11 February 2020

Six Fine Art alumni take part in exhibition on campus

Emily Arnold (2018), Amelia Hand (2018), Chaz Howkins (2018), Grace Stones (2018), Sarah Warner (2017) and Rebecca Wymant (2018) are taking part in ‘In My Experience’, an exhibition exploring the complexities of human experience.

10 February 2020

Alumni inspire sixth formers on visit to Loughborough

During January, three alumni visited Loughborough to share an insight into sport and business careers with sixth form students.

6 February 2020

Alumni contribute sporting expertise at student conference

On 30 January 2020, as part of the annual Talk Sport Conference, more than 20 alumni were involved in workshops, panel activities and speed interviewing, helping to inspire the next generation of Loughborough graduates.

4 February 2020

Gold for Kimberley Murray in the Women’s Skeleton

Alumna Kimberley Murray has secured Gold following an impressive performance in the Inter-Continental Cup skeleton race at Lake Placid, USA.

31 January 2020

Could you cycle from London to Loughborough?

Oliver Sidwell, President of the University’s Alumni Association, is on the hunt for a team to joint him on an epic cycle challenge to raise funds for the University.

28 January 2020

Alumnus called up as Head Rugby Coach for Sweden

Alumnus Alex Laybourne has been named the new Men’s Head Coach for Sweden’s 15s team.

28 January 2020

Alumna’s novel explores Leicestershire’s role in the Great War

Karen Ette has released the first and only novel to have been written about the Leicestershire Regiment in the First World War, published by Goldcrest Books.

28 January 2020

Loughborough crime thriller available to stream

An award-winning debut film by Raya Films, featuring 7 alumni, is celebrating its official digital release. Do Something, Jake was shot entirely in and around Loughborough.

27 January 2020

Alumnus and Athletics coaching guru wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Malcolm Arnold OBE was recently awarded the prestigious IOC (International Olympic Committee) Coaches Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of his outstanding work with athletes throughout his career.

22 January 2020

Entrepreneurial alumna wins mentoring session with former ‘Dragon’

Anna Page, founder of change of address service SlothMove, won British Business Bank’s annual Small Business Advice Week mentoring competition. Part of the prize was a mentoring session with Piers Linney, former Dragons’ Den investor.

17 January 2020

Alumnus returns to campus for Q&A with students

Andy Hodge returned to campus this week to take part in a Q&A session with students, discussing his role as UK Managing Partner of Tax at Deloitte (2011-2016), with tips on how to build a successful career.

16 January 2020

Alumna appointed new country director of WaterAid

Hasin Jahan has been appointed as Bangladesh’s new country director of international charity WaterAid, who aim to improve access to safe water and sanitation.

15 January 2020

Alumnus named in Agency Reporter’s India 40 under 40

Aman Dhall has been named as one of India’s ‘40 Most Disruptive Minds’ in the Agency Reporter 40 under 40 list, identifying excellence in the fields of marketing, advertising, public relations and media.

14 January 2020

Alumni called up to British Cycling squad

Alumni Sam Ruddock and Crystal Lane-Wright have both been named as part of the 23-strong British Cycling squad which will contest the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Milton, Canada.

13 January 2020

Alumna writes second book based in Loughborough

Lynne Dyer has released a new book, ‘Secret Loughborough’, based on the hidden history of Loughborough to follow her first book ‘Loughborough in 50 Buildings’.

10 January 2020

Honourable start to the decade for alumni named in Queen’s New Year list

Eight alumni and Honorary Graduates have been named in the 2020 Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for services to sports, education, safety and research.

3 January 2020