Success for SSEHS student named as an LU Arts 2019-20 scholar

Alex Marner from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Science has been named as one of the recipients of the LU Arts’ scholarships.

Ten successful Loughborough University students from various degrees, backgrounds and art forms were awarded the scholarships which range from instrumental and vocal to creative writing and the performing arts.

As a result of being named scholars for this academic year, the students have received a £200 cash prize and a tailored package of tuition and mentoring to develop their skills and knowledge further. The scheme will also provide them with the opportunity to showcase their talent through University events.

They met with the University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Robert Allison and the LU Arts team on Wednesday (20 November), who spoke with them about their talents and his hopes and ambitions for them throughout the year.

Alex first picked up the violin when she was six and quickly developed a passion for music and the arts. Since then, she has achieved distinctions in all of her graded ABRSM exams and went on to achieve an ARSM performance diploma in the midst of completing her A-levels.

Throughout her time at school, she took part in countless shows and gigs, playing violin solos, as well as performing with an all-girls a cappella group and playing bass and violin for a band with her school friends.

As a first year Psychology student, she has joined LSU Classical and Strings that Sing, in the hope that she can widen her performing abilities and challenge herself. She looks forward to playing in the concerts.

Alex is passionate about making a difference by spreading the word about all of the opportunities within the arts around campus and sharing her love for music and the arts with others.

She is truly honoured to have been chosen to receive one of the Music scholarships and is looking forward to what this year has to offer.

The LU Arts music and art scholarships aim to support extra-curricular activity on campus and are open for applications at the start of each academic year to any students based at either the Loughborough or London campuses across undergraduate and postgraduate study.

They must convey their passion, ability and dedication to their chosen art form to be in with a chance of being awarded the scholarship.

For more information on LU Art events and student initiatives, visit their dedicated website here.