Careers Network

LU London Students

London students

The FutureSpace at Loughborough University London is dedicated and designed to help you prepare for your future, providing great opportunities for students and graduates to develop the skills and attributes needed to excel in life after studies. Our FutureSpace services enhance career prospects and foster entrepreneurial abilities alongside academic studies.

A flexible tailored support package enables you to:

• Receive career planning support
• Prepare for interviews
• Start your own business
• Grow your network
• Gain experience
• Develop new skills

The FutureSpace Team

Nadine Lewis is one of our Careers Consultants.

Email: N.R.M.Lewis@lboro.ac.uk

Laura Hooke is one of our Careers Consultants.

Email: L.Hooke@lboro.ac.uk

Hayley Jones is our Student Enteprise Adviser.

Email: h.jones@lboro.ac.uk

Sal Malik is our Entrepreneur in Residence/Business Adviser.

Email: s.malik@lboro.ac.uk

Dan Robinson is our Stakeholder Engagement and Employability Coordinator.

Email: D.Robinson3@lboro.ac.uk

Ben Cole is our Head of Strategic Projects.

Email: B.P.Cole@lboro.ac.uk 

Ashley Gray is our Learning Partnerships Manager.

Email: A.R.Gray@lboro.ac.uk   

Tim Barnes is our Head of Enterprise Development.

Collaborative Project

Your collaborative project has been designed specifically to mirror typical activities at work.  It is a great opportunity to enhance your CV and apply many skills that are sought by employers e.g.

  • working in a diverse and multi-disciplinary team
  • resolving a real organisation challenge
  • communicating with each other and company representatives
  • writing a report
  • managing a project and meeting fixed deadlines

Interacting with key players in the organisation that you collaborate with also enables you to gain insights can help you demonstrate contemporary industry awareness and real world relevance.

Find out more about the Collaborative Project.

Career Consultancy

Talk to one of the Loughborough University London Careers Consultants if you would like help with planning what to do at the end of your course, finding and applying for jobs or considering further study.  You can book a discussion via Careers Online or ask at Loughborough University London reception to book a consultation or interview coaching:

  • Career Consultation 30 minutes to discuss your career plans or job seeking.
  • Interview Coaching 45 minutes to have a practice job interview and receive feedback on how to improve.
  • Email Advice 30 minute to receive information, advice and guidance on CVs, applications, LinkedIn and job seeking.

The Careers Consultants on campus can give advice on where and how to look for jobs in the sector that interests you as well as help you with your job applications, your CV, preparing for interviews, tests used in selection and assessment centres, and how to develop your LinkedIn profile. 

Finding and applying for graduate jobs, part time work and internships

The Careers Network website has very useful information on how to find jobs and work experience including internships, that is, short periods of professional work experience often completed during vacations. 

Check Careers Online regularly for full time jobs and internships.

Loughborough University London also utilises ‘Hoot Board’ an internal online opportunities board to share local part time jobs, internships, volunteering experiences, events and lots more. Please email London-employability@lboro.ac.uk if you do not already have access to this facility.

International Students

A section of the Careers Network website is devoted to information for international students and your needs, including example CVs and tips on marketing yourself to employers in the UK.  Make sure that you check the International Students Careers Blog for news, events and job vacancies and Careers Online for vacancies too.

If you are looking for work outside of the UK, GoinGlobal has information on how to look for work in specific countries and also advertises job vacancies.  Use your University login details to access this via the online tools in the Careers Network website. 

The Gradlink UK website is a useful source of vacancies in China, SE Asia, the Gulf, Africa, Canada, Bangladesh and India.

Starting a business in the UK after graduation: Start-Up Visa

Are you a passionate entrepreneur with an innovative business idea that you want to establish in the UK?

The Loughborough Enterprise Network (LEN) can help you! You can find a brief guide to the Start-Up Visa endorsement from Loughborough University here.

Enterprise and Business Support

Loughborough Enterprise Network London

From inspired idea to the next big business start-up, we support students and graduates on their business journeys by providing valuable opportunities to develop a highly desirable, entrepreneurial mindset.

We offer free guidance and support to our entrepreneurs so that you can reach your business goals, through guided advice sessions: book an appointment with a business adviser. We host regular enterprise events, hackathons, ask an entrepreneur sessions, networking opportunities, access to funding and enterprise competitions.

So if you want to start a business, become self-employed, a freelancer, entrepreneur or even develop your enterprising skillset, benefit from a wide range of flexible enterprise and business support across both our Loughborough and London campuses.

More information about the support we provide can be found on our website, or you can contact us directly at LEN@lboro.co.uk.