Loughborough Alumni


All the latest news and updates from 2021

Loughborough graduate reaches final of the UK Electronic Skills Foundation (UKESF) competition

Max Rigby, a Loughborough Systems Engineering MEng graduate, has been named runner up in the annual UKESF Radio Frequency Engineering and Communications competition.

22 December 2021

Loughborough alumna and staff celebrate double win at British Psychological Society Book Awards

Alumna Maggi Evans, Professor Matthew Inglis, and Professor Camilla Gilmore received awards at The British Psychology Society’s Book Awards on 8 December 2021.

21 December 2021

Chief Executive of HS2 awarded honorary degree

The Chief Executive of HS2 Ltd, Visiting Professor and Loughborough alumnus, Mark Thurston has been awarded an honorary degree by the University.

21 December 2021

Tanzii TV to keep kids active on campus this Christmas

Children’s fitness experts Tanzii TV will be spreading some Christmas joy this festive period by keeping kids active on campus.

16 December 2021

Soprano Fleur hitting the screen on Christmas Day music special

Fleur McCole will be featuring in the BBC2 musical special ‘A Musical Family Christmas With The Kanneh-Masons’.

15 December 2021

Alex launches sustainable shoes in time for Veganuary

Alumnus Alex Ward is set to release 2,000 pairs of his new sustainable, vegan shoes to kick off the new year.

14 December 2021

Cheesy chips, countryside, and campus – here's what alumni miss about the UK

Over 160 alumni living outside of the UK entered our prize draw by sharing things they miss from their time at university.

13 December 2021

Future alumni events – what would you like to see? Have your say:

Would you like to attend a guest panel event, have a coffee with alumni in your region, or learn how to change your career direction from the comfort of your own home?

9 December 2021

Alumni provide expert advice to students at Autumn Careers Fest

Loughborough University’s Autumn Careers Fest saw several alumni provide careers advice to students and graduates through a series of discussion events.

9 December 2021

Alumnus wins Lifetime Achievement award

Professor Peter Dawkins has been awarded Australian Financial Review’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his dedication to improving the tertiary education sector.

9 December 2021

Chemical Engineering graduate wins prestigious Salters’ Award

Loughborough Chemical Engineering MEng graduate Alex Wright has been awarded a 2021 Salters’ Graduate Award at a ceremony held on Friday 3 December.

7 December 2021

Eco-adventurer Matthieu faces the icy waters of Lake Titicaca

Alumnus Matthieu Witvoet (International Business 2016) recently swam across Lake Titicaca in Peru, the highest lake in the world.

3 December 2021

Graduate Lauren aims high with BT Sport football programme

Loughborough University London graduate Lauren Heria (Sport Business and Innovation 2021) was selected to take part in BT Sport’s Ultimate Goal programme which first aired in November.

3 December 2021

Penny scoops prestigious British Sports Journalism Award

Alumna and University Council Member Penny Briscoe OBE has won the Outstanding Contribution to Sport JL Manning Award at the British Sports Journalism Awards 2021.

3 December 2021

Working with top sportspeople in F1 and gymnastics: Bradley Scanes

With the Formula 1 (F1) season in full swing and off the back of the success of Team GB at Tokyo 2020, we’ve chatted to alumnus Bradley Scanes.

2 December 2021

Alumnae trio go global with new marketing agency

In April 2021, three alumni co-founded ActLocal, a marketing partner supporting overseas enterprises entering the Chinese market.

1 December 2021

Geography graduate flying high as third Loughborough alumnus to be recruited to the Red Arrows

Flight Lieutenant Stuart Roberts is joining the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team – better known as the Red Arrows – for its 2022 season.

26 November 2021

Loughborough alumni strive to make disruptive change to cycling safety

Tether is a bike safety device that projects a safe zone around your bike, responds to road users around you and identifies safe and unsafe roads in your city.

25 November 2021

Accessible neonatal incubator designed by Loughborough graduate achieves first clinical use

A new, neonatal incubator designed by Loughborough graduate James Roberts saw its first ever clinical use in a UK hospital earlier this month.

24 November 2021

What do you miss about the UK? Get involved for a chance to win a hamper!

Alumni living outside of the UK are being asked to share what they miss from their time at university.

24 November 2021

Matt leads crowdfunding campaign to boost mental health personal training offer

Alumnus Matt Wolstenholme (Politics and English 2003) founded FitMind after facing difficulties surrounding his mental health. Now he is leading a crowdfunding campaign to expand FitMind, which offers personal training for those struggling with their own mental health.

19 November 2021

Graduate startup Alcuris is acquired by The Access Group, extending its social care proposition in the provision of in-home digital care monitoring

A telecare company founded by a Loughborough University graduate has become part of The Access Group, a leading provider of business management software to UK, Ireland and Asia Pacific mid-market organisations.

19 November 2021

Graduate’s life-saving device that rapidly stops bleeding from knife wounds wins international Dyson award

A Loughborough graduate who has designed a device to reduce catastrophic blood loss from a knife wound has been announced as one of three global winners of this year’s International James Dyson Award.

17 November 2021

Entrepreneurs Kate and Tom are celebrated at LeicestershireLive Awards

Alumni Kate Walker and Tom Jelliffe have celebrated success at the 2021 LeicestershireLive Business Executive of the Year Awards with wins in the Young Business Executive and Tech Business Executive categories respectively.

10 November 2021

Nick’s inventions look to make a difference

After finishing his studies at Loughborough, alumnus Nick Robinson (Ergonomics 1976) has gone on to have a long career in invention and innovation.

8 November 2021

Loughborough pair make international rugby debuts

Loughborough alumnus Thibaud Flament (International Business 2019) made his debut for the France national senior rugby team on 6 November 2021 in their match against Argentina.

8 November 2021

Graduate’s final year architecture project awarded top prize

Claudia Johnson (Architecture 2021) has been awarded the RIBA East Midlands Student Award 2021 at Part 1.

8 November 2021

Alumna receives award for clean energy leadership

Kate Anderson (Renewable Energy Systems Technology 2010) was announced as the 2021 U.S. C3E Social, Economic, & Policy Innovation award winner on 4 November 2021.

8 November 2021

Alumna reveals Loughborough town centre mural installation

Florence “Flo” Sargent (BA Textile Design 2021) was commissioned in her final year at Loughborough to produce a mural for Luxurio Future Generations and McAleer & Rushe.

3 November 2021

Alumni sculptures mark remembrance

Graeme Mitcheson is a sculptor based in Leicestershire. Since graduating from Loughborough College of Art in 1995, he has been designing and creating large-scale public arts, sculptures, and memorials of national significance.

1 November 2021

Mike Wedderburn releases poignant interview with rugby’s Floyd Steadman during Black History Month

Alumnus Mike Wedderburn has been working on a piece with former rugby union player Floyd Steadman.

29 October 2021

Alumnus Nira named on Black Powerlist for fifth year running

Dr Nira Chamberlain has again been named one of the Top 100 most influential black people in the UK on the Black Powerlist 2022.

29 October 2021

An alumni perspective: Black History Month 2021

Alumna Edith Alusa, who left Loughborough in 2001 after completing a master’s in Water and Environmental Management, reflects on Black History Month, what it means to her, and how she can use her influence as a member of the Alumni Advisory Board to help support the University’s ongoing race equity work.

27 October 2021

First meet-up for Chinese alumni in the UK

On Saturday 16 October 2021, a group of 12 alumni gathered at the Shu La La, a Sichuan restaurant in London.

22 October 2021

Graduate wins global industrial design award

Megan Lincoln (BA Industrial Design and Technology 2021) has been awarded the Industrial Design (Judge’s Vote) prize in the Global Design Graduate Show 2021 for her project, ‘SONA’.

19 October 2021

Alumnus Mike Wedderburn inspires staff and students across the University as part of Voices of Diversity series

Last night (14 October), alumnus and Sky Sports News presenter Mike Wedderburn spoke to more than 150 staff and students at Loughborough University about his career journey, his advice to others, and his thoughts on how racism and diversity can be tackled in sport, online and across organisations.

15 October 2021

Loughborough Professor awarded for services to Para sport

Loughborough University researcher Professor Vicky Tolfrey has been recognised for contributions in science in Para sports by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP).

12 October 2021

Apply now for the StudyUK Alumni Awards

Every year international alumni can nominate themselves for the British Council StudyUK Alumni Awards.

8 October 2021

Overwhelming support for the George Gandy Legacy Fund helping future Loughborough athletes

Today (8 October) marks one year since George Gandy passed away.

8 October 2021

Belated 60-year reunion for the Million-and-One men

Several electrical engineering alumni who graduated in 1960 held a celebratory reunion at the end of September. The event had been rescheduled from 2020 due to covid restrictions.

6 October 2021

Loughborough University welcomes new Vice-Chancellor and President

Loughborough has today welcomed Professor Nick Jennings CB, FREng, who has taken up the role of Vice-Chancellor and President of the University.

4 October 2021

Alumnus Ralph appointed new England and GB women's hockey coach

Loughborough University alumnus David Ralph has been promoted to become the new head coach of the Great Britain and England women's hockey teams.

29 September 2021

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games: An insider’s view

Athletes were not the only Loughborough-linked people involved in the Games as alumni have been involved in the leadership of teams in Tokyo and beyond. Here, we speak with alumna Penny Briscoe OBE – the Chef de Mission for ParalympicsGB, and David Pond – outgoing CEO of GB Wheelchair Rugby.

27 September 2021

Four graduates shortlisted for Global Design Graduate Show awards

Four graduates from the School of Creative Arts have been shortlisted in the Global Design Graduate Show 2021, with three shortlists for the Product, Architecture and Interiors award.

27 September 2021

New graduate business offers range of Afrocentric loungewear and accessories

In August 2021, alumna Eunice Kormi launched her business IMROK.

27 September 2021

Alumna recognised as global champion of inclusion

Aisha Adedeji has been named on the HERoes Top 100 Women Future Leaders list 2021.

27 September 2021

Loughborough School of Design and Creative Arts launch scholarship in memory of alumnus

The Rhys Jenkins Opportunity Scholarship has been set up in memory of Rhys Jenkins, a graduate of the Industrial Design programme at Loughborough, who sadly passed away whilst travelling in India in 2019.

24 September 2021

Second Emmy Award win for RuPaul’s Drag Race Director Nick

Alumnus Nick Murray has gone on to win a second Emmy Award for his work on hit TV show, RuPaul’s Drag Race.

23 September 2021

Recent Loughborough Graduate wins £10,000 Santander Universities grant

A Loughborough graduate has been awarded a £10,000 grant by one of the University’s most supportive charitable partners.

23 September 2021

Alumna creates company to support small businesses and e-commerce brands

Earlier this year Connie Amode set up Magnet AMS, a business supporting small companies to increase their impact in online marketplaces.

23 September 2021

Illustration graduate features in Creative Review’s Gradwatch

Graduate Clémence Bahout (Graphic Communication and Illustration 2021) has been featured as one of ten creatives in Creative Review’s annual Gradwatch showcase.

21 September 2021

A years’ overview: Alumni Advisory Board activities

The Alumni Advisory Board (AAB) is made up of fifteen members. They met online four times during the year 2020-21 where they shared ideas with the University, heard about new projects and events for alumni, and offered their advice on a range of activities.

21 September 2021

Success for alumni in LeicestershireLive Awards

Loughborough University alumni have won four categories in the 2021 LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards, representing the impacts of pioneering engineering research and dynamic start-ups which have been launched on LUSEP, the University’s Science and Enterprise Park.

21 September 2021

Alumnae publish lockdown inspired poetry zine

Three Loughborough alumni are amongst a group of six Loughborough-based women, who have published a zine of lockdown-inspired poems.

16 September 2021

Adventure book by alumnae duo aims to champion black representation for children

Alumnae Aminat Bashorun and Caris Greyson have recently launched their children’s book, Adventure of the DeMelans: Carnival Catastrophe.

15 September 2021

Triple success for alumnae at LeicestershireLive Women in Business Awards

Alumnae Kate Walker, Penny Coates, and Samantha Gibbs were awarded New Business of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, and Small Business of the Year respectively.

15 September 2021

Alumni launch Kickstarter for board game

Alumni couple Lottie and Jack Hazell co-founded their publishing company Birdwood Games in 2020, and will launch their first board game, Dog Park, on Kickstarter on 14 September.

14 September 2021

Pandemic inspires alumnus to write his dream book

Chow Siong Lam has recently had a book published, Education of a Wandering Young Man, about his experiences of travelling as a student.

10 September 2021

Children’s physiotherapy aid in development by alumna

Katie Michaels, a 2020 graduate of Industrial Design, has been working with Loughborough University’s Studio to start her own business.

9 September 2021

Creative alumna’s work featured on hit TV show

Teresa Wells established her own business four years ago, creating figurative sculptures out of bronze and steel.

6 September 2021

Tokyo Games: An insider’s view

Athletes are not the only Loughborough-linked people involved in the Games as alumni have been reporting, commentating, and volunteering in Tokyo and beyond. Here, we speak with alumni who have been on the ground and get an insider’s view of covering elements of the Games with BBC Sport.

3 September 2021

Reunion for 2020 graduates in Shanghai

On the 28 August 2021, a group of 40 alumni met for a graduation party at the Black Swan Jazz & Cocktail in Shanghai.

3 September 2021

Lightning protection model a popular innovation worldwide

Hartono Zainal Abidin worked in telecommunications in Malaysia after graduating. He found that when digital technology was used to expand the telecommunications network, the system was frequently affected by lightning activity.

2 September 2021

Alumni Advisory Board welcomes five new members

Voting closed on 20 August 2021 to elect the new members of the Alumni Advisory Board.

1 September 2021

Innovative hybrid materials patented by alumna

Mariaenrica Frigione is the co-author of three international patents on organic-inorganic hybrid materials.

27 August 2021

Panel formed to discuss academic careers as part of Voices of Diversity series

A panel event was held on 26 August as part of the University’s Voices of Diversity speaker series.

27 August 2021

Innovative safety equipment for roadworks developed by alumnus

Frank Myres’ business Myers Road Safety Ltd designs and manufactures safety equipment used in roadworks.

27 August 2021

Loughborough graduate wins James Dyson Award after designing life-saving device

Recent Loughborough University graduate Joseph Bentley has been announced as the 2021 UK national James Dyson Award winner.

26 August 2021

Louise on a mission to create investment transparency with new online platform

Alumna Louise Bouverat is the Co-Founder of Doceo Group Limited, a fintech company designed to democratise finance and allow retail investors to be as informed as professional investors.

26 August 2021

Shortlist for prestigious drawing prize includes alumni and student

Two Loughborough alumni and a student who joins the University for the new academic year are among 89 artists shortlisted for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021

26 August 2021

Environmentally friendly face mask company set up by alumnus

Rach Sharma set up Idzn Futuristic Designs, a company that creates and sells face coverings using waste or scrap material, to minimise harm they do to the environment.

26 August 2021

Innovative shoe mould created by alumnus for large sports brand

Alumnus Mike (Reg) Hawes was presented with a problem in 1985 by the footwear division of Adidas. While their shoes were deemed very comfortable in Europe, they were not as well received in North America.

26 August 2021

Alumni duo develop app to create more convenient shopping experience

Akash Bais and Rohit Bhuyar have recently launched Otos Inc. Ltd., an app that aims to bring everyday shopping together in one convenient place.

26 August 2021

The engineering innovation that paved the way for the buses of the future

Colin Hunt had his own company, Duple Metsec Ltd., which was a major supplier of tri-axle double deck body chassis buses to southeast Asia, namely Hong Kong and Singapore.

24 August 2021

Diversifying approach to business amid the pandemic

Alumna Reena Patel, who graduated from Loughborough in 2005 with an MSc in Finance and Management, was working in corporate roles until she decided to set up her own business, utilising training she had undertaken in yoga and meditation.

24 August 2021

Start-up is bringing innovative approach to online learning

Alumnus Sami Hasaballa is the Innovation Lead at Roctar, an e-learning platform looking to revolutionise online learning and teaching.

24 August 2021

Ventilator Innovation has cost and life-saving potential

Prana is a medical device that allows four patients to share one ventilator safely when resource constrained hospitals are overwhelmed with patients

24 August 2021

Pandemic inspires alumna to start eco-friendly business

The pandemic inspired alumna and current member of staff at the University, Helina Turbel to turn her graphic design hobby into a small business.

19 August 2021

Innovating to protect military and emergency services personnel

Design School alumnus Nicholas Hunter is Senior Design Engineer with Avon Protection, a world leader in the provision of respiratory and ballistic protection equipment for the military and emergency services

19 August 2021

Moving Made Simple

Alumna Anna Page has come up with an innovative way of simplifying one of the main hassles of house moving - changing your address with different companies

19 August 2021

Alumnus Christian tackles a challenge a month for 12 months

Sports and Exercise Science alumnus, Christian Hesford, is someone who likes a challenge.

16 August 2021

David’s latest venture brings brownies to your door

Alumnus David Stretton-Downes is a serial entrepreneur and adventurer. In his latest venture, David has co-founded BOBBIE’s Brownies with the aim of becoming a household name in the UK chocolate brownie market.

12 August 2021

It’s Game On for Sue with launch of new book

Sue Anstiss MBE champions women’s sports through her podcast The Game Changers, her organisation Fearless Women, and in her new book, set to be released on 2 September, she explores the landscape of women’s sport.

11 August 2021

Kickstarter launched in bid to evolve the kettlebell

Alumnus Joshua Hume has recently started a Kickstarter campaign with the aim of raising £25,000 to support the launch of his product, Kettlecross.

11 August 2021

Alumna Penny launches second book and seeks to champion disability representation

Penny Batchelor recently released her second thriller novel, Her New Best Friend, which follows the release of her first novel, My Perfect Sister, in 2020.

11 August 2021

Alumna project lights up Sydney Opera House

Lara Allen, is set to launch one of her most exciting projects to date – The Lighting of the Sails at the Sydney Opera House, Australia.

9 August 2021

Voting now open for the Alumni Advisory Board

This year we have received some very impressive applications to join the Alumni Advisory Board (AAB). Following a shortlisting process, alumni are now invited to cast their vote to elect five new Board members.

6 August 2021

Just graduated: access careers support

Loughborough graduates can continue to access support from the Careers Network after leaving the University.

4 August 2021

VC Reflections on Success

As the University approaches the end of the academic year, we also mark the end of a successful chapter and begin preparing for the next, with a new strategy and leadership to take us forwards.

30 July 2021

#LboroGrad welcomes thousands to campus

Graduation ceremonies for 2020 and 2021 graduates took place on the Loughborough campus from 19-30 July. More than 40 ceremonies were held across the two weeks, which welcomed thousands of graduates and guests to celebrate this special occasion.

30 July 2021

Loughborough family congratulates new graduates

Graduation ceremonies for 2020 and 2021 Loughborough graduates have been taking place on the Loughborough University campus since 19 July.

28 July 2021

Share a message with Loughborough graduates this summer

Graduation ceremonies for 2020 and 2021 Loughborough graduates are taking place from 19-30 July 2021 on the Loughborough University campus.

16 July 2021

Currency exchange platform secures alumnus Benjamin top innovation award

When Benjamin Ndubuisi came to Loughborough from Nigeria, he soon found that it was difficult to transfer money quickly and securely to the UK, here he tells us how he solved this problem.

15 July 2021

Passion for Innovation at the heart of Martin Gossling’s career

Martin’s passion is for developing products that help society and his work currently focuses on medical devices that support the work of clinicians.

15 July 2021

Alumnus releases autobiography to mark his seventieth birthday

Victor Adebayo Oke has released a book, ‘Seventy Steps Upon Mount Grace’, that looks back on his journey from Ikere-Ekiti (Nigeria) to Loughborough, and his 37-year career in engineering.

9 July 2021

Alumni release new book to support Cancer Charity

Hannah Moorcroft-Jones and Emma Haynes have written a book, “I wish Mummy could…” in aid of a cancer support charity, the Hummingbird Centre.

2 July 2021

Alumni organise memorial 5-a-side football tournament

Loughborough Football Alumni arranged a sporting charity event which took place on 22 May 2021 on the University campus.

28 June 2021

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).

28 June 2021

Alumnus helps tell time across the world

In his retirement, alumnus Tony Moss has designed and built over 190 sundials for locations from Vancouver Island to Hong Kong. In this article he tells us all about his most recent piece, a gift to his hometown of Bedlington, Northumbria.

25 June 2021

Alumni and senior University staff honoured by Queen in Birthday list

Five alumni have been recognised by Her Majesty the Queen in the 2021 Birthday Honours list.

18 June 2021

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).

18 June 2021

Large Loughborough cohort selected for Team GB Olympic hockey squads

The University will once again be well represented in Team GB’s hockey squads for this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.

18 June 2021

English graduate Seth Burkett on his latest book and football in Sri Lanka

Author Seth Burkett tells us about his latest book: Titans of the Teardrop Isle, and about his experience of playing professional football in Sri Lanka.

17 June 2021

Ross' Innovation Ready to Rescue

Rescue jet boards have saved lives around the world, reaching people faster than a boat could launch. Founded by alumnus Ross Kemp, ASAP Water Crafts design, develop and manufacture electric-powered personal jet boards.

11 June 2021

Murray Chapman - Civil Engineering Innovations

Murray Chapman has been involved with many innovative pieces of work throughout his career, which has spanned almost five decades Here you can read about four innovative approaches to engineering which Murray was involved in.

11 June 2021

Queuing a thing of the past for FanGo users

Alumnus Greg Usher teamed up with best friend Joe Gateshill to create a solution to queueing at events.

11 June 2021

mOm Incubators: Innovating in the world of healthcare

Founded by alumnus James Roberts following the completion of his studies at Loughborough in 2014, mOm is a MedTech start-up on a mission to accelerate access to high-quality healthcare.

11 June 2021

Setting up in a time of high unemployment (1980s)

In the late 1980s and early 90s, alumnus Saf Asghar was working in Germany. He led on the set-up of a Design Centre for Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) in Dresden.

10 June 2021

Loughborough involvement in Rolls-Royce innovation

Doctoral graduate Nicholas Treleaven has been involved in a large-scale project with Rolls-Royce in collaboration with three others with Loughborough links – Ali Thari, a current PhD student, Professor Gary Page, Professor at Rolls-Royce UTC, and Dr Max Staufer, a combustion aero-thermal engineer who completed his masters thesis at the University as an exchange student.

10 June 2021

Alumnus Andy kickstarts the Happiness Revolution with his new book

Alumnus Dr Andy Cope and co-author Professor Paul McGee have recently released a new book, The Happiness Revolution: A Manifesto For Living Your Best Life.

10 June 2021

Alumna set to display artwork in Times Square

Francesca Edwards, who graduated with a degree in Fine Art in 2020, has won a competition in collaboration with Arts Thread to have her artwork 'Light Painting' displayed in the Nasdaq global headquarters office in Times Square, New York City.

10 June 2021

Malaysian alumnus achieves Guinness World Record

Harinder Sekhon has been officially announced as the world record holder for the highest standing jump on one leg, by Guinness World Records for his jump of 138.4 cm.

10 June 2021

Eight alumnae awarded Central Contracts by England and Wales Cricket Board

This week the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced the England Women Central Contracts for 2021-22. Seventeen contracts have been awarded, with almost half of the women affiliated with Loughborough.

9 June 2021

Using chemistry to innovate in the beauty industry

Alumnae duo Orianna Acheampong and Anthonia Ademuyiwa are Co-Founders at Iséda’s Garden. The pair offer a range of beauty treatments to people in North West London and have leveraged their scientific and research backgrounds in their approach to beauty products and treatments.

8 June 2021

Shakera brings a modern approach to luxury fashion

A former student of the BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art (2012), Shakera Tayub found her passion for textiles and progressed on to study a BA in Textiles: Innovation and Design at Loughborough, graduating in 2015.

4 June 2021

Radioactive waste disposal: Innovative research into alternative methods

Alumnus John Beswick was awarded the George Stephenson Medal by the Institution of Civil Engineers in 2014 alongside his co-authors for their research into the Deep Borehole Disposal of Nuclear Waste.

4 June 2021

Alumnus Clive heads up innovative manufacturing business

Clive Hickman is the Chief Executive of the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), established in 2010.

4 June 2021

Mentoring for Equality

Goal 17, founded by alumna Francesca Boorman, has pioneered an innovative new social impact programme to help close the gaps in society by bringing people from different backgrounds together.

3 June 2021

Wearable battery pack created by alumnus

James Harrison is an Art and Design graduate and owner of z.B. Designers GbR, a design consultancy in Darmstadt, Germany.

2 June 2021

Alumni start-up signals the end of patchy Wi-Fi

Alumnus Andres Urena, a Loughborough University London graduate, has recently launched Oscar Internet, aiming to improve home internet connectivity.

1 June 2021

Volunteers Week: Thank you for your support

This Volunteers Week (1 – 7 June 2021), we say a massive thank you to our alumni who have given their time to the University.

1 June 2021

Voices of Diversity: BAME Speaker Series launches

A panel of alumni came together on the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd (25 May 2021), reflecting on the past, looking to the future, and sharing experiences and learnings with the Loughborough community.

26 May 2021

Alumnus wins the ICE East Midlands Emerging Engineers Award

Kieran Dhandwar, has won the East Midlands Emerging Engineers Award 2021 organised by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

26 May 2021

Alumnus donates £2 million to support student access and success

Chris Gill has donated £2 million to the University to enable it to help more students from under-represented groups access and succeed in higher education.

25 May 2021

Five alumni share Insights into Innovation

A panel of five alumni volunteered to discuss their designs, products, and innovative journeys as part of #LboroInnovation, which launched on 26 April.

25 May 2021

Innovative project that brought about outside broadcasting

Harold Perkins was the founder of Western Electronics UK Ltd, a company which manufactured towers and masts for radio communication purposes.

25 May 2021

Korea Football Association welcomes alumna as first female Vice-President

Eunah Hong, known as Una Hong, an Associate Professor of Sport Management and Policy at Ewha Woman University, has been appointed as the Vice-President of the Korea Football Association.

25 May 2021

Developing sports technologies for the future

Ross explains the journey from ideation to production of the Reebok Deck, a self-contained and multi-functional fitness platform.

25 May 2021

Alumna Claire Peters shares top tips for a successful career in retail

Speaking to an audience of Business and Economics students, Claire gave insights into leadership and retail from her role as Managing Director at the Australian retail giant, Woolworths Group.

24 May 2021

Alumnus recognised by the Queen for work in the community

Geoffrey Walker's work for local charitable causes has been recognised by the Queen

21 May 2021

Supporting elite athletes with innovation in sportswear

Exosuit is a sportwear brand co-founded in 2018 by alumnus Chris Peploe

21 May 2021

Innovating in the world of team-building

Alumnus Jamie Pollard-Jones and his colleagues at DecodeXP are setting a new standard in the world of team building

21 May 2021

Repairing pipework in-situ

Alumnus David Krampf was involved in a project to develop a system to apply a structural internal coating to non-man entry sewer pipes in the 1980s.

20 May 2021

Innovative helmet aims to reduce brain injuries

Former student Dr John Lloyd is the Research Director at BRAINS, Inc. a research and development company based in San Antonio, Florida. The company focus on biomechanics of traumatic brain injury.

20 May 2021

Innovative earbuds engineered to thrive in tough workout environments

Tzuka earbuds were designed and created by alumnus Tom Jelliffe who graduated with a degree in Geography and Management in 2017.

20 May 2021

Developing human surrogate devices for use in sports testing

Alumnus Jon has been researching and working on the design and development of a novel surrogate launch system for the evaluation of personal protective equipment within sport.

20 May 2021

Bracey gets call up for England Cricket Test squad

Alumnus James Bracey has been named in England’s 15-player squad for the two-match Test Series against New Zealand, starting on 2 June.

19 May 2021

High-Powered Wireless Opportunistic Charging innovation is world first

Alumnus John Holland, Senior Manager of Business Development at Jaguar Land Rover Ltd (JLR), has recently worked on a globally recognised project that’s already making waves in Oslo, Norway.

19 May 2021

Innovative Tsunami Survival Capsule set to save lives

Julian Sharpe has created a Tsunami Survival Capsule which is due to enter full production in the USA and Japan later this year.

18 May 2021

The alumni behind Leicester City’s first-ever FA Cup win

Leicester City Football Club lifted the FA Cup trophy on Saturday 15 May 2021. Several alumni are on the staff at the club, including Assistant Manager, Chris Davies.

17 May 2021

“I built a submarine” - James Frankland

Alumnus James Frankland has been building his own personal submarine, while capturing the entire process on his YouTube channel.

14 May 2021

Developing a superior 50-tonne capacity propping system

Developing a superior 50-tonne capacity propping system

14 May 2021

Maia celebrates its one-year anniversary with support of alumnae

On Wednesday 12 May, over 100 members of Maia - Loughborough Women’s Staff Network - participated in an online event to celebrate its first birthday.

14 May 2021

University nanotechnology spinout raises £180,000 in seed funding round

An alumni spinout, Figura Analytics, has raised £180,000 in seed round funding from private investors and the UK’s leading early-stage investor SFC Capital.

12 May 2021

Alumnus brings innovation to construction consultancy

Gary Fisher has recently set up Mode Consulting with a vision to transform consulting within the construction industry.

12 May 2021

Innovations at the heart of the career of alumnus Dick Masters

Innovations can be big or small. They can take place on an international, national or even very local level.

12 May 2021

Alumnus Robbie identifies gap in the market for retiring sports people

Robbie Simpson graduated from Loughborough in 2007 with a degree in Sports Science and Mathematics.

12 May 2021

Innovative product development from Loughborough graduate

When alumnus Krish Parmar left Loughborough in 2019, he landed a role as a Product Development Technologist for Britvic Soft Drinks.

12 May 2021

Professor Nick Jennings announced as Loughborough University’s next Vice-Chancellor

Professor Nick Jennings CB, FREng has been announced as the new Vice-Chancellor and President of Loughborough University.

11 May 2021

Historical election success for alumna Tracy

Tracy Brabin has been elected as the first mayor of West Yorkshire.

10 May 2021

Queen's Award success for alumnus

Boardies Apparel, a swimwear brand founded by alumnus Nick Crook has been honoured with a prestigious Queen’s award for Enterprise in International Trade 2021.

7 May 2021

Loughborough Sport Hall of Fame accepting nominations for 2021

Following a brief hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Loughborough Sport Hall of Fame is back.

7 May 2021

Alumnus sets up recruitment company to support diversity

Tobi Ogundipe, a 2017 Economics graduate, has recently founded Diverse, a recruitment company to support the careers of people from diverse backgrounds.

6 May 2021

Alumni form panel to support recent graduates

On 27 April 2021, Dr Luke Stott chaired a panel to share careers advice with 2020 graduates.

28 April 2021

Tom Karen – “The greatest designer you’ve never heard of”

Alumnus Dr Tom Karen OBE is responsible for many award winning and trend-setting designs. His work is internationally recognisable, and designs include the Raleigh Chopper bicycle, Marble Run, and the Reliant Scimitar GTE car.

26 April 2021

Springboard PC-1 Keyboard – making typing easier for people with disabilities

Alumna Sarah Jayne Davies has designed a new keyboard with sunken keys.

26 April 2021

Alan Vaughan Thomas – Working to improve pedestrian safety

Alan, a 1970 Automotive Engineering and Design alumnus and member of the Alumni Advisory Board, worked on many innovative projects during his career, one of which was the Jaguar pop-up bonnet.

26 April 2021

Share your #LboroInnovation and enter our prize draw

From bringing products to market to creating interesting designs and developing services, our community is full of innovation.

26 April 2021

Three alumni recognised at the British Council Study UK Alumni Awards

The Alumni Awards take place each year to celebrate the outstanding achievements of alumni and showcase the impact and value of a UK higher education.

23 April 2021

SSEHS graduate named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 - Europe - Sports & Games list for 2021

Sport Management graduate, Anna Chanduvi, has been named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 - Europe - Sports & Games list for 2021.

19 April 2021

Alumna wins New Zealand’s 2020 Prime Minister’s Science Teacher Award

Sarah Washbrooke from Remarkables Primary School in Queenstown, New Zealand has been selected as the 2020 Prime Minister’s Science Teacher Prize winner.

16 April 2021

The Fosse Foxes Art Trail by Pickle Illustration

Alumnae business Pickle Illustration is supporting the launch of a public art trail this week as part of the opening celebrations for the new ‘Fosse Park West’ Shopping Centre Developments in Leicester.

14 April 2021

Find your future career and explore new opportunities by attending the EFMD Global Virtual Fair (19-23 April)

Loughborough students and graduates are invited to take part in this month’s EFMD Global Virtual Fair by Highered.

13 April 2021

The Future of Sustainable Protein

Graduate start-up company BeoBia founded by Thomas Constant is aiming to become the world’s leading retailer of sustainable home-grown insect protein.

9 April 2021

Alumna launches new clothing business

Michaela de Sa has been working for the past year on her first range of garments for her company ohsoflirty.

8 April 2021

Alumni duo appointed to ParalympicsGB key roles

Alumni duo Clare Cunningham and Tom Paulson have been appointed in key roles by ParalympicsGB as it steps up preparations towards the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games.

30 March 2021

Graduate sees success in first year as a full-time artist

Alumna Eden Mullane, who graduated with a degree in Textiles: Innovation and Design in 2019, took the plunge in the first UK coronavirus lockdown to become a full-time artist.

29 March 2021

Student scholars attend special careers event with alumni

A group of alumni came together online on 25 March 2021 to share careers tips with current and recent graduate scholarship recipients.

29 March 2021

Thompson secures place in Tokyo team

Loughborough alumnus Chris Thompson has won the Müller British Athletics Marathon to secure his place on the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team for this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.

29 March 2021

Alumnus is awarded a Tamgha-e-Imtiaz in Pakistan

Professor Noman Ahmed who is the Dean at NED University of Engineering and Technology, in Karachi, Pakistan, has been awarded the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (which translated means Medal of Excellence) for his work in education.

26 March 2021

Budding freelancers inspired by alumni in new programme

Alumni have recently supported a new freelancer programme designed to support Loughborough students who are interested in pursuing a freelancing career.

25 March 2021

Loughborough alumna Brzozowski earns her stars and stripes with Team USA call up

Loughborough University alumna and athlete Lauren Brzozowski has been selected to represent Team USA's development team in bobsled.

23 March 2021

The £10k Challenge triples fundraising target in support of mental health resources

Over 170 alumni, staff, students, and friends of the University participated in The £10k Challenge from 10-19 March 2021.

22 March 2021

Blackbaud data incident – important information

The University has been impacted by a data incident. This incident affected some alumni and supporters of the University.

19 March 2021

Alumni to participate in UK Pro League Tennis Tournament

Loughborough University has welcomed some of the country’s top tennis talent as the UK Pro League tennis tournament gets underway on campus.

18 March 2021

Employability month receives alumni support

Over a four-week period in February and March, 16 alumni supported a range of “Careers In…” events for the first online employability month held by the University’s Careers Network.

18 March 2021

Alumnus becomes an advisor in regional health collaboration

Edward Pingyuan Lu received his certificate of appointment last week at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office on the island of Guam, an unincorporated territory of the United States in the North Pacific Ocean.

17 March 2021

The alumna providing hampers to NHS heroes

Victoria Hanson started a collection for NHS staff in the West Midlands as they battled to cope during the coronavirus outbreak. It has now reached over 40,000 key workers and is looking to expand.

17 March 2021

The £10k Challenge reaches the halfway point

Over 170 alumni, staff, students, and friends of the University are doing a range of exercise and other activities for The £10k Challenge, which ends on 19 March.

15 March 2021

Alumna creates range of male grooming products

When former student Aminat Bashorun, became furloughed in 2020, she used the time to develop her own business, Beard Kings.

11 March 2021

Theatre Company set up by alumni

A new theatre company has been established by a group of alumni.

11 March 2021

Alumna artist sets up her own business

Sarah Lee who graduated with a degree in Industrial Design in 2020, has started a new venture, Today Sarah Made.

11 March 2021

Executive appointment for alumnus

MS Pharma have appointed Marc Westermann as its Vice President Commercial.

11 March 2021

The £10k Challenge gets going

More than 170 alumni, staff, students, and friends of the University are setting off on a range of exercise and other challenges over the next ten days.

10 March 2021

Chief Marketing Officer of Intel inspires students in latest Personal Best talk for International Women’s Day

Alumna Karen Walker shared her story with staff and students at the University in the latest Personal Best: My Story talk, held on 8 March, for International Women’s Day.

10 March 2021

Maaree win Best in Test for their Solidarity sports bra

Alumna Mari Thomas founder of sports brand Maaree has scooped an award from Women’s Running Magazine for the third year in a row.

1 March 2021

Alumna launches publication to highlight women's achievements in academia

Dr Anatu Mahama, is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of a new print and digital quarterly magazine, The Academic Woman.

1 March 2021

Find out about legacies during this national Free Wills Month

In our recent alumni survey, many alumni requested information about leaving a legacy gift to the University in their Will.

1 March 2021

Alumna is keynote speaker at LGBT+ History Month event

Former student Lisa Vine gave an insightful talk at an online event held as part of the University’s programme to celebrate LGBT+ History Month.

26 February 2021

Dipesh Patel, Internet of Things expert, gives alumni careers talk

Dipesh Patel, who graduated with a PhD in Electronic and Electrical Engineering in 1995 is now leading technology innovation at Arm from Silicon Valley, California.

26 February 2021

Brothers striving to keep kids active during lockdown

Two alumni brothers are striving to keep children active during the current lockdown by providing fun exercise classes through their own TV channel.

24 February 2021

Alumni businesses collaborate to support mental and physical well-being

Ian Scarrott and Caroline Plumer have joined forces to offer clients a plan to support both their physical and mental health goals.

23 February 2021

Alumna releases film highlighting the human need for companionship

Eleanor Dolan has released a new short film ‘The Brass Elephant in the Room’, which has been distributed by American production company Gunpowder & Sky to over 5.4 million subscribers on their platform ALTER.

19 February 2021

Southwest China reunion supported by Hong Kong alumnus and the International Office

A successful alumni gathering took place at the end of January, in ChengDu, South West China. The event was supported by Simon Foster, Deputy Director of the International Office, and alumnus Patrick Lee, President of the Hong Kong alumni group.

19 February 2021

Inspiring the next generation virtually

Six alumni have contributed their experiences via video presentations to inspire those considering higher education.

18 February 2021

Alumna launches YouTube channel

Aisha Adedeji has co-founded a YouTube channel, The Hustle Table.

17 February 2021

Alumnus to donate proceeds of new book to ‘Children in Need’

Alumnus Bill Fearon has launched a book entitled ‘Blood, Sweat & Tears of Joy’ focused on the war time experiences of his parents and their lives thereafter. He plans to donate the proceeds to the BBC ‘Children In Need’ charity which improves the lives of disadvantaged children and young people around the UK.

11 February 2021

Alumna becomes first poet of Indian origin to win T.S. Eliot Prize

Bhanu Kapil has become the first poet of Indian origin to win the coveted T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry in the UK for her collection “How to Wash a Heart”.

10 February 2021

Creative alumni pivot their business in response to pandemic

Event Engineering, based in Loughborough, was founded in 2001 by three former students, Jamie Campbell, Mark Thornton and Paul Millard.

9 February 2021

Students hear from alumni at first virtual Talk Sport Conference

On 4 February 2021, twelve alumni volunteered to share their expertise and career experiences at the annual Talk Sport Conference, helping to inspire the next generation of Loughborough graduates.

9 February 2021

Kickstarter launched by alumnus for 3D printer

Loughborough graduate Ian Wilding has launched a Kickstarter campaign to secure funds for his new product Plybot.

9 February 2021

Get up and running with The £10k Challenge

Alumni and friends are invited to take part in The £10k Challenge, a socially distant running event taking place over ten days in March.

5 February 2021

Chief Executive of HS2 joins Loughborough University as a Visiting Professor

The Chief Executive of HS2 Ltd and Loughborough alumnus, Mark Thurston, has joined the University as Visiting Professor of Complex Project and Programme Leadership.

4 February 2021

Calling all engineers – Looking to boost your career in 2021?

If you are an engineer looking for something new in 2021 the Institution of Mechanical Engineers might be able to help.

1 February 2021

Loughborough family share more than £800,000 worth of job opportunities

Following the launch of a project to share job opportunities within the Loughborough family, alumni have shared more than £800,000 worth of jobs Loughborough students and fellow graduates.

21 January 2021

Alumnus commissioned by LU Arts to produce sculptural work on campus inspired by engineering forms and processes

Ian Tricker, an award-winning artist who graduated from Loughborough with a degree in Fine Art in 2013, won a competition launched in October by LU Arts, to design and create a new sculpture on the campus.

18 January 2021

Alumna picks up women in tech award

Nerissa Arvana Prawiro has been named on the #TechWomen100 Awards list for 2020.

14 January 2021

Alumni-founded tech start-ups receive coveted national Young Innovators Awards

Four of this year’s Young Innovator Award winners, announced by Innovate UK and The Prince’s Trust, are Loughborough alumni.

12 January 2021

Alumnus arranges cross channel human-powered flying competition

Ian Parker is part of the team organising The Great Race 2021, a competition for human-powered aircraft to race across the English Channel.

11 January 2021

Alumna launches new online sewing community

Alice Burnhope, a 2020 BA Textiles: Innovation and Design graduate, has launched a new community for sewers to unite.

8 January 2021

Miss Personality sets out to support young Caribbean people

Ashlea Smith has been named 1st Princess, Miss Personality, and Best Charity Fundraiser at the 2020 Miss Caribbean UK (MCUK) pageant.

8 January 2021

Alumnus to feature in new BBC Esports documentary series

Grant Rousseau will feature in a new series, Fight for First: Excel Esports, on the BBC this month.

8 January 2021

Honourable start to 2021 for alumni recognised by the Queen

Seven alumni and an honorary graduate have become the latest to be named in the New Year’s Honours list by Her Majesty.

7 January 2021

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