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6 May 2015

Loughborough University London and the LLDC launch outstanding opportunity for local graduates

Loughborough University London has joined forces with the London Legacy Development Company (LLDC) to introduce a specialist support programme free for unemployed and under-employed graduates across East London’s growth boroughs.

The ‘Inspiring Success’ programme has been carefully designed to deliver expert guidance and offer unrivalled networking opportunities to recent graduates who are looking to continue their education or find graduate employment.

This bespoke programme will take place on the 1st and 2nd of July and will include exclusive workshops, talks and events for just 30 graduates living in Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.

These specialist services will provide the graduates with a unique opportunity to effectively articulate their skills and potential, and gain a better understanding of new and existing graduate opportunities within the local area. The group will be receive free training on effective job application techniques and will learn how to demonstrate strong networking and relationship management skills.

Associate Dean for Teaching at Loughborough University London, Professor Zoe Radnor said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for local graduates to discover the many benefits of studying a master’s programme after completing a first degree. Our Master’s programmes not only unlock students’ potential for a future career, but also operate as a link to industry networks, to support and encourage employment success”

At the end of the programme, the graduates will enjoy an exclusive celebratory event held on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, where 8 of the students will be chosen to receive a 100% scholarship to study a Master’s programme of their choice at Loughborough University London. Professor Mike Caine, Dean of Loughborough University London said:

“I’m delighted to know that 30 under-employed or unemployed graduates will have access to these services. I can’t wait to welcome 8 of the graduates from the Inspiring Success programme onto our campus in September 2015”

This fantastic opportunity is open to graduates in Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest who completed their degree within the last three years. Graduates must be unemployed or earning less than £570.90 per week to apply.

For more information, please email Susan Taylor, Head of Careers and Development or click here to access the application form.

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About Loughborough University

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, putting it among the best universities in the world, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’. It was named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times and is ranked 2nd out of 113 UK universities for student experience by the Times Higher Education. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

About Loughborough University in London

In autumn 2015 Loughborough University will open an additional academic campus on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the centre of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Loughborough University in London will offer postgraduate education, as well as research opportunities, with a particular focus on innovation and entrepreneurship to meet the challenges of a global digital age.