Loughborough Alumni


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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