At a celebratory event today (5 April) leaders from the two organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), further cementing the successful partnership between the University and College.
The signing underlines a collective ambition for Loughborough to be a national exemplar of what can be achieved when higher and further education institutions work closely together.
In recent years the University and College have collaborated on a number of new initiatives, these include the creation of an East Midlands Institute of Technology, community engagement through the Careers and Enterprise Hub, and the broadening of a partnership around sport through the NFL Academy.
Historically, the University has also validated the College’s undergraduate sports science programmes, and will now do the same for its engineering courses.
Speaking about the MOU, the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nick Jennings said: “For many years our two organisations have worked together to provide a unique educational ecosystem for the local area and beyond.
“We want this partnership to continue to grow and develop. The signing of this MOU underlines our joint commitment to creating an education provision that delivers exceptional outcomes to local communities, helping to build a culture of aspiration and success for young people across the region.”
Jo Maher, Chief Executive and Principal at Loughborough College, added: “We are so proud to be in partnership with Loughborough University. After years of hard work and innovation, our shared history demonstrates what we achieve when we collaborate for the communities we serve. To formalise this relationship through a clear, coherent, and place-based approach we can create positive outcomes for our students, stakeholders, and the region.”