Impact stories

The Loughborough Experience

Donations to wherever the need is greatest support any areas across the University that are in vital need of funds. Unrestricted gifts are particularly valuable as they allow us to respond flexibly and support projects which otherwise may not receive funding.  

Examples of areas which have been made possible thanks to gifts from our alumni and friends are:

  • Victim Support Outreach Centre - based at the Students’ Union, the centre ensures there is a strong support system in place in case any students become victims of crime.
  • Hall Common Room Refurbishments - thanks to our alumni, grants were awarded to Elvyn Richards, Falkner Eggington, Robert Bakewell and Rutherford halls last year to make essential refurbishments.
  • Open Door: Skills for Successful Employment - this joint project between the Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity and the Careers Network provided workshops and employment advice for disabled students.

Since 2002, this fund, also known as the Loughborough Fund, has supported over 200 different projects.

Thank you

Your generosity and support makes life that much better for our students, especially those in need, giving them a helping hand on the road to success.

As LSU President 2015-2016, it was a great honour to see first-hand the impact your donations have had on the students and on our campus. In the last 12 months, gifts have helped fund a minibus for the Students Union which has allowed students to travel around the country for external trips and conferences, sports fixtures and worthwhile volunteering projects, enabling them to be a valued part of the Loughborough community, make friends and develop themselves as individuals. The minibus has also facilitated the LSU Nightbus, a free bus service that ensures students get home after nights out and don’t walk home alone; The bus has been essential to our commitment to making sure our students are safe at all times. Thank you very much for your support.

Jess Excell, Former Students' Union President

All involved express our sincerest gratitude to donors for enabling us to promote and run the Loughborough Victim Support Centre. As a result, over a hundred victims of crime have received support from our Loughborough student volunteers. The project has enabled students to take on rewarding voluntary roles which have in turn increased their transferable skills and employability, as well as benefiting crime victims. This would not have been possible without your support – thank you!

Dr Louise Grove, Department of Social Sciences