1 Jun 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.
In the academic year 2019-20, more than 130 volunteering activities have been completed by alumni, from guest lectures and profiles to panel events and board meetings.
Alumni have given their time through a number of different initiatives, supporting current students, fellow alumni and post-16 students considering higher education.
More than 20 alumni supported the annual Talk Sport student conference in January, sharing insights into the sports industry, conducting speed interviews and speaking on panels. We also welcomed eight alumni to talk about careers in the creative industries in February.
We have worked with our Alumni Advisory Board on several activities, including the recent 130 Challenge, and as ever we continue to work with our Loughborough Sporting Club volunteers, who give their time to support the Loughborough Sport Hall of Fame.
Alumni regularly offer to work with our Careers Network to offer jobs and internships to students and graduates, as well as supporting the Loughborough Enterprise Network.
Six Naval Officers gave a helicopter demonstration and talk on campus, and we welcomed more high-profile speakers to campus for our Personal Best: My Story sessions.
Whilst the last couple of months may have not gone quite as expected, we are working with alumni to adapt some of our offers to students and prospective students, through online activities and talks – and we are really grateful to those volunteers who are willing to adapt to these new ways of working.
In whatever way you have chosen to get involved in the last year, whether that be in person, online, spreading the word about Loughborough, sharing your story or encouraging someone to apply to the University, we thank you for your support as advocates of the institution.
We look forward to working with more alumni in the coming months and to hearing more stories – whatever this may look like in the near and distant future.
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