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All the latest news and updates from 2022

Reunion dinners take place in New York and San Diego

Alumni in the USA recently attended events hosted by Professor Jan Godsell, Dean of the School of Business and Economics.

25 May 2022

Three-time Loughborough graduate set to become your next Alumni President

Alumnus Dr Luke Stott will become the next Alumni Advisory Board (AAB) President this September.

25 May 2022

Alumnae set to cycle from Loughborough to Essex in memory of friend, Ria Melvin

From 2-3 June 2022, a group of 18 women's football alumnae will be cycling 140 miles from Loughborough University to Herongate, Essex in memory of their friend and former teammate, Ria Melvin.

24 May 2022

Alumni and friends visit Loughborough for reunion weekend

For the first Alumni Reunion Weekend since 2019, more than 150 guests were welcomed to Loughborough from 20-22 May.

23 May 2022

AI Company of the Year: Alumnus' company celebrated at British Data Awards

Wearable sports tech company INCUS Performance has been named AI Company of the Year at the 2022 British Data Awards in quality field that included FTSE 100 giants, tech unicorns, public sector bodies and not-for-profit organisations.

20 May 2022

Alumna sets up business to support independent creators

Vanessa Wong launched Qraftie.com in 2019, an online marketplace for handmade goods based in Hong Kong.

20 May 2022

Sculptural commission installed on Loughborough campus

On 9 May 2022, the Torque sculpture was unveiled. The artwork, created by Fine Art alumnus Ian Tricker, is situated on the side of the Eccleston Student Engineering Centre.

19 May 2022

Loughborough team achieve 2nd place in McKinsey competition

A team of six current students recently competed in the McKinsey Solve It competition, a business case competition established in 2019 by the global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company.

13 May 2022

Alumna Dr Hannah Rana is named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe list in Science

Dr Hannah Rana (Chemical Engineering 2015) has been named by Forbes on the 2022 Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe list in the Science and Healthcare category.

6 May 2022

LayBakPak and soak up the sun: Alumnus invents new convertible backpack

After qualifying as a teacher, alumnus Jonathan Davies (PGCE 1979) began to produce designs for several new products, leading him to invent a revolutionary new backpack for travellers.

6 May 2022

Triumph for alumni in the StudyUK Alumni Awards

Five alumni have achieved success in being recognised in the prestigious British Council StudyUK Alumni Awards.

28 April 2022

Korean alumna global finalist in the StudyUK alumni Awards

The prestigious British Council StudyUK Alumni Awards highlight alumni who are leaders and have used their experience of studying at a UK university to make a positive contribution to their communities, professions, and countries.

28 April 2022

First recipients selected for George Gandy Legacy Funding

The George Gandy Legacy Fund was created to support athletes at Loughborough in the pursuit of their sport, especially those experiencing financial hardship. The first recipients of the Legacy Fund were selected in February, with five student athletes receiving grants to assist with training, travel to competitions, physio treatment and a new socket for a prosthetic blade. Each recipient is a student athlete who has faced some sort of financial limitation which would impact their performance or participation in their sport.

28 April 2022

Alumna in Sweden recognised as a global finalist in the StudyUK Alumni Awards

The prestigious British Council StudyUK Alumni Awards highlight alumni who are leaders and have used their experience of studying at a UK university to make a positive contribution to their communities, professions, and countries.

28 April 2022

Loughborough annual memorial charity 5-a-side to take place in May

Loughborough Football and The LoughboroughFootballAlumni are delighted to be hosting the Annual Memorial 5-a-side Tournament on 14 May 2022, from 11am until 3pm.

22 April 2022

Alumnus appointed new Loughborough Rugby Programme Manager

James Gallagher, a recent Loughborough graduate, has been appointed as the University’s new Rugby Programme Manager.

21 April 2022

Elite sport in Singapore: Alumnus set to release new book

Alumnus Nicholas de Cruz PhD is a psychology lecturer at the Singapore University of Social Sciences and a developmental coach with the Singapore Sailing Federation. His research is centred around cultural sport psychology and elite sport in Singapore.

20 April 2022

Dr Mahendra Gooroochurn has become a British Council StudyUK Alumni Awards finalist

The prestigious British Council StudyUK Alumni Awards highlight alumni who are leaders and have used their experience of studying at a UK university to make a positive contribution to their communities, professions, and countries.

10 April 2022

Graduate inventor Thomas receives investment from previous LSU Enterprise Exec

Thomas Constant (Industrial Design and Technology 2018) is the founder of BeoBia, who are developing an insect growing pod for people’s homes which will provide a sustainable and healthy source of protein while reusing household food waste even in the most urban of locations.

7 April 2022

Javelin legend Backley inspires Loughborough throwers

Last weekend saw the return of one of Loughborough’s greatest sporting alumni as former javelin world record holder Steve Backley visited campus.

6 April 2022

Alumna uses animation skills to support company rebranding

Kate Harwood is a social media intern at the start-up company The Garden, an online platform which supports academics and experts by giving them a space to share their expertise and research to a ‘community for the curious’ through interactive live talks and community discussions.

4 April 2022

Alumnus Tariq Alrimawi recognised as a finalist in the StudyUK Alumni Awards

The prestigious British Council StudyUK Alumni Awards highlight alumni who are leaders and have used their experience of studying at a UK university to make a positive contribution to their communities, professions, and countries.

4 April 2022

Team GB Bandy team top group in first world championships

Graduate Eva Harrison (Maths and Sports Science 2021) recently competed at the Bandy World Championships in Växjö, Sweden, as part of the first British women’s Bandy team.

4 April 2022

Loughborough engineer appointed to two top tribunal roles

Loughborough University Alumna, Eur Ing Dr Phebe Mann (Construction 1985) has been appointed to the Upper Tribunal Administrative Appeals Chamber (Transport Jurisdiction) and First-Tier Tribunal General Regulatory Chamber (Transport Jurisdiction) by the Lord Chancellor.

4 April 2022

Personal Best: My Story returns with Alumni President Oliver Sidwell

Alumnus Oliver Sidwell is the Co-Founder and Director of RMP Enterprise, a business he launched with fellow Loughborough students in the final year of his degree. In the years since, the business has grown, evolved, and developed new offerings.

1 April 2022

Student-led Black in Sport Summit hosted on Loughborough campus

The inaugural Black in Sport Summit (BISS) took place on the Loughborough campus on 26 March – with the aim of inspiring students from all backgrounds to strive for excellence.

1 April 2022

Alumna Ashley made a finalist in the British Council’s StudyUK Alumni Awards

The annual British Council Alumni Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of alumni overseas to showcase the impact and value of a UK higher education. There are four main award categories: Science and Sustainability, Culture and Creativity, Social Action, and Business and Innovation.

30 March 2022

Creative arts graduate Paige selected for New Designers’ One Year In show

Alumna Paige Denham (Textile Design 2019) is an artist, print designer and educator. This summer, Paige will be exhibiting at New Designers as part of the One Year In show.

29 March 2022

A Falk Egg first: alumni come together to fund an Opportunity Scholarship

A group of Falkner Eggington alumni have collectively raised money to fund an Opportunity Scholarship, which supports under-represented students throughout their time at Loughborough.

17 March 2022

Dominic leads organisation to victory at Personnel Today awards

Dominic Ashley-Timms (Information Technology and Human Factors 1990) is the CEO of Notion, a company that helps their corporate clients to bring about organisational change by improving management performance.

15 March 2022

A tribute to Eric Robertson

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Eric Robertson who studied International Business and graduated in 2018.

10 March 2022

Graduate start-up approaches investment target to launch multi-award-winning durable sports earbuds

A consumer electronics start-up, founded by a Loughborough graduate is close to completing their third investment round to launch what is believed to the world’s ultimate sports earbuds.

10 March 2022

Baroness Grey-Thompson shares inspiring story as Loughborough celebrates International Women’s Day

Alumna Baroness Grey-Thompson DBE, DL shared insights into her life as a Paralympian, studying at Loughborough, and becoming a Crossbench Peer in the House of Lords.

8 March 2022

Business nominated for Micro-Business of the Year

Jack Chapman (Sport Management 2017) is the founder of Kingsbury Lawn Care, an award-winning lawn treatment service based in the West Midlands.

8 March 2022

Graduate Futures - a newsletter for 2021 graduates

In conjunction with Careers Network, we are launching "Graduate Futures", our newsletter for 2021 Loughborough graduates.

4 March 2022

Find out about legacies during this national Free Wills Month

Are you interested in receiving information about leaving a legacy gift to the University in your Will?

1 March 2022

Loughborough University triumphs at LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards

Loughborough University’s research and innovation activities enjoyed outstanding success at the LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards, receiving nine awards including seven of the ten categories, as well as the overall Innovator of the Year and a Special Recognition Award.

28 February 2022

Graduate Artists Exhibition to launch in March 2022

This visual arts programme will consist of exhibitions, workshops and talks from 8 Loughborough graduate artists.

28 February 2022

SBE alumni gather for an evening at The Shard

On 23 February 2022, alumni who graduated from the School of Business and Economics (SBE) attended an event to ‘Connect, Engage and Network’.

24 February 2022

Loughborough alumni appointed as Deputy Lieutenants of Leicestershire

Four of the seven newly appointed Deputy Lieutenants of Leicestershire are alumni of Loughborough University.

22 February 2022

Loughborough accounts for 60% of the finalists in LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards

Loughborough University linked businesses have received a record 17 nominations across seven categories in the 2022 LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards.

21 February 2022

Alumna Rene to release workplace toolkit for Black students and professionals

Rene Germain (International Business 2016) is set to release her book, ‘Black and Great: The workplace toolkit, a careers book for Black students and professionals’ on 12 May.

18 February 2022

Loughborough graduate announces new book release

Loughborough University alumna, Hannah Nicklin, has written a new book that will feature on the undergraduate module ‘Story Design for Creative Industries’.

7 February 2022

Alumna Brogan to make her Olympic Winter Games debut

Brogan Crowley (English and Sports Science 2017) will be making her Olympic debut as she competes in the skeleton at the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.

7 February 2022

Students hear from alumni at annual Talk Sport Conference

On 3 February 2022, fourteen alumni volunteered to share their expertise and career experiences at the annual Talk Sport Conference, helping to inspire the next generation of Loughborough graduates.

4 February 2022

Students’ Union update

It has been agreed that the University will purchase the land and building assets currently owned by Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU).

4 February 2022

Griffiths to join star-studded Lightning Wheelchair Basketball line-up

Loughborough Lightning Wheelchair Basketball have bolstered their squad with the addition of five-time Paralympic Games star, Clare Griffiths.

31 January 2022

Digital canes, sustainable textiles, and insects: Alumni start-ups secure Young Innovator Awards

Anthony Camu, Thomas Constant, and Jess Strain will each receive a £5,000 grant, one-on-one business coaching and an allowance to cover living costs.

31 January 2022

Loughborough alumnus appointed Lightning’s new Regional Director of Women’s Cricket

Loughborough alumnus, James Cutt, has been appointed Lightning’s new Regional Director of Women’s Cricket.

31 January 2022

Ian Storey – a personal insight into how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted on the world of performing arts

The coronavirus pandemic has touched the lives of many across the world as we have seen regularly reported in news media. We recently caught up with alumnus and professional opera singer, Ian Storey, to find out about his career, recent experiences, and how his Loughborough degree has helped him ride out the career storm brought on by the virus.

25 January 2022

Olympian alumnus hoping to be elected to the IOC Athletes’ Commission

Two-time Olympian Seyi Smith is working to lead Olympians from around the world in the battle against the issue of climate change.

18 January 2022

Loughborough graduate makes England Men’s Test debut in Australia

Loughborough alumnus Sam Billings made his England Men’s cricket Test debut overnight in the fifth Ashes Test in Hobart, Australia.

14 January 2022

Alumnus has Travel Risk Management ISO published

Rico Luzzi’s interest in travel risk management standardisation began in 2015 while completing his dissertation, Flying by the Seat of their Pants, which highlighted the general immaturity of travel risk management and the immediate market need for standardisation on the topic.

10 January 2022

Emily hops into children’s storytelling with new book

Emily Ann Davison (BSc Psychology 2003 and MSc Finance and Management 2004) is set to release her debut children’s book ‘Every Bunny is a Yoga Bunny’ in March.

7 January 2022

Queen’s New Year’s Honours list sees success for alumni and friends

Five alumni and an honorary graduate have been named in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for 2022. The list recognises people for their contributions to sports, mathematics, engineering, defence, and human rights.

6 January 2022

Alumnus raises over £9k after completing Marathon des Sables

Loughborough University alumnus, Fadie Shamoon, has raised over £9,000 for charity after completing the gruelling Marathon des Sables in Morocco.

5 January 2022

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