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14 Jul 2015

Loughborough University’s Class of 2015 honoured at graduation ceremonies

This week, Loughborough University will honour thousands of students in its summer graduation ceremonies.  

Held on campus between 14-17 July, graduates will be gowned and their achievements celebrated as they reach the culmination of years of hard work.  

Amongst those graduating is MEng Chemical Engineering student Ajay Parmar who has already successfully secured graduate employment with Total UK.

During his year in industry with host company Total, Ajay far exceeded the scope of his placement project and his work resulted in significant financial gain to the company. Ajay took a leading technical role in improving the Total Lindsey Oil Refinery Crude slate processing and identified and helped Total to achieve energy savings of approximately £800,000 a year across refinery. Total sponsored Ajay’s final two years at University and have consequently offered him a job role.

Speaking of Loughborough, he said: “Loughborough gave me the perfect blend of excitement and opportunities. Over the past few years, I have matured into a student fit for working in the oil industry, whilst not sacrificing a moment of fun - this was all thanks to Loughborough.” 

Also graduating are England Women Cricketers, Anya Shrubsole  and Georgia Elwiss who both came to Loughborough for the quality of the degrees and the University’s reputation for cricket.

Psychology student Anya said: “The quality of both the degree programme and more importantly, the cricket programme made Loughborough an obvious choice for me. You won’t find a better cricket centre than the one here. To have so many sport minded people on campus means that lots of people on campus have a lot in common.”

Georgia, studying Sports Science with Management, adds: “The training facilities are world class and the coach who heads up our programme has transformed my game. At Loughborough, I have been able to combine being an athlete and a student to make the most of both areas over my four years here.”

Both full-time professional cricketers have big plans ahead with Anya targeting a move to Australia to continue her game and Georgia exploring a career path in sports nutrition.

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