Loughborough Alumni


All the latest news and updates from 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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