Alumni Association


Listed below is our news archive from 2013

Graduate reinvents the toothbrush

19 December 2013

Graduating with a first class  degree in industrial design and technology, Simon Enever has worked for the last four years in New  York at the world leading design consultancies, Fuseproject and ECCO design NY,  working with global health and personal care and electronics brands including  3M, LG, Nivea, Panasonic and Unilever.

Reinventing the toothbrush 

Bronze medalists in Women's Hockey World League   

15 December 2013

Loughborough University student Giselle Ansley and a host of graduates have helped England to bronze in the Hockey World League in Argentina. 

England win bronze medal in World League 

  Branson helps launch British life-saving invention on Bondi Beach

10 December 2013

Alumnus, Ross Kemp is travelling up and down the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, to gain lifeguards’ feedback, in time for Asap’s global product launch in Summer 2014. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity came about after Asap caught the attention of Virgin boss Richard Branson, when Ross won investment on the BBC tv show, Be Your Own Boss. 

Branson helps launch Kemp's life saving invention   

 Graduate entrepreneur is the youngest member of the Prime Minister's state visit to China

4 December 2013

Loughborough  Design graduate and founder of Pavegen Systems, Laurence Kemball-Cook, is the  youngest member of the group accompanying David Cameron for a state visit to  China. 

Graduate meets David Cameron 

University wins seventh Queen's Anniversary Prize

22 November 2013

Loughborough University has been awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. This is the seventh time Loughborough has secured one of the prestigious awards – an achievement bettered only by the University of Oxford. 

University wins seventh Queen's Anniversary Prize  

 Royal Institute to showcase Leanne's work

21 November 2013

Alumna Leanne Rutter’s work, 'Brutally Refined' will be exhibited in the Royal Institute of Oils Painters Exhibition 2013 at the Mall Galleries, London, 11th - 21st December.

This will be the fourth time Leanne’s work has featured in the exhibition. Many congratulations to Leanne on this fantastic achievement! 

Leanne Rutter's work, 'Brutally Refined'  

 Alumnus, Adam Taylor, wins 'Inspirational Young Person

7 November 2013

Many congratulations to alumnus Adam Taylor, who was named as one of three 'Inspirational Young People' at this year's 'Opening Doors Business Awards', presented by Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg.

Adam worked his way through college and university (including as part of our annual telephone campaign calling team), while also supporting his family. He is now a high-flyer at Airbus.  

Inspirational Young Person's Award Winner 

 Alumni win national teaching awards

24 October 2013

Congratulations to alumni Sean Hardeley, who is studying for a Masters in Education at Loughborough University, and Crispin Thomas, who have both won national titles at the Pearson Teaching Awards.

Loughborough alumni in double award

  Loughborough graduate claims top prize at international enterprise competition

17 October 2013

Loughborough University graduate Jessica Rui Ting Lee was among the team to be awarded The Sirius Programme’s top prize during the UKTI’s Entrepreneurs’ Festival in Manchester. 

Top prize at international enterprise competition 

  Loughborough graduate company 'Zone3' goes worldwide

15 October 2013

Loughborough University graduate company Zone3 has already made an impressive name for itself in the UK and is now venturing overseas to new markets.

Founder James Lock first realised the potential for a British triathlon brand whilst studying Architectural Engineering and Design Management at Loughborough. Being an elite triathlete, he identified a gap in the market for a high performance, better fitting product that would help improve speed and comfort.

 'Zone 3' goes globa

 Santander Chief meets Loughbnorough's entrepreneurial graduates

11 October 2013

Chief Executive of Santander UK Ana Botin spoke on the UK economy at a special lecture at Loughborough University yesterday to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the agreement signed with Santander, through its Santander Universities Global Division.

She also met with some of Loughborough’s entrepreneurial graduates - Ross Kemp, Becky White and the team behind Tom’s Fudge - who have benefitted from awards programmes supported by Santander Universities.

Santander Chief visits Loughborough 

  Tavare signs contract with Glocestershire

1 October 2013

Gloucestershire County Cricket Club is pleased to announce the signing of batsman Will Tavaré on a one-year contract following a successful season with the second XI.

The 23-year-old nephew of former Kent, Somerset and England batsman, Chris Tavaré, will join up with the squad next March following a winter playing in Melbourne.

Graduate secures cricket contract

 Prize draw winner announced

16 September 2013

We are delighted to announce the winner of our prize draw competition is Wynn Dicken (Physical Education, 1964), who will receive a Kindle Fire HD. Congratulations to Wynn and thank you to everybody who took part and updated their contact details.

 Loughborough University RAG named best in UK

16 September 2013

Loughborough University’s RAG (Raise and Give) society has been named the best in the country.

They beat off competition from universities across the UK to win RAG of the Year at the National RAG Awards. The societies use various methods including street collections, student events and international expeditions to raise money for charity.

Over the past year, Loughborough RAG has raised a total of £1,080,724 which will now be donated to local and national charities.

University is top for RAG 

 Voting for new members of Alumni Advisory Board now open

3 September 2013

With three places available to sit on the Alumni Advisory Board from Monday September 16th, alumni are invited to place their votes from this year's candidates.

We have received nominations for eight excellent applicants and details of these are included on the link below, to help you make your selections.

Voting can also be done at this years Annual General Meeting, which takes place on Saturday 14 September and to which all alumni are invited to attend.

Place your vote!

 Survey reveals excellent employability rates
for Loughborough graduates

15 August 2013

Eighty-seven per cent of Loughborough students who completed their degree in 2012 were in employment or undertaking further study six months after graduating, according to the latest national survey.

 Loughborough graduates get jobs 

 Alumnus becomes latest presenter on iconic show

12 August 2013

Loughborough alumnus Radzi Chinyanganya has been named the latest Blue Peter presenter. Radzi is already a familiar face to CBBC viewers and will join the Blue Peter team from mid - October 2013. 

Presenters post for Radzi 

 Golden girl Jess sets personal best at Loughborough

26 July 2013

Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill was in action in the Loughborough European Athletics Permit meeting on 23 July, setting a new personal best in the javelin of 48.33 metres.

PB for Jess

 Fitness key to Murray success

11 July 2013

Andy Murray’s recent Wimbledon Men’s Champioship success was due in no small part to fitness coach and Loughborough alumnus Jez Green (PE and Sports Science/Recreation Management, 1994), who has been part of Murray’s team for over five years.

Jez makes the difference

 A new approach to insomnia care

9 July 2013

A new project aims to reduce the 11 million prescriptions for sleeping tablets made each year by improving access to cognitive behavioural therapy for people with insomnia.

The joint intervention between the Loughborough University Clinical Sleep Research Unit (CSRU) and Nottinghamshire Healthcare will design an optimal care pathway for NHS patients, and provide a model of best practice for the treatment of patients with insomnia suitable to roll out throughout the NHS.

 Tackling sleepless nights

 Loughborough selected as Rugby League World Cup base

17 June 2013

The Rugby Football League has announced that the England squad will be based at Loughborough University in the build-up to and during Rugby League World Cup 2013.

The England team will arrive in Loughborough in mid-October to commence their preparations for the tournament that will bring together the top 14 rugby league teams in the world to compete over five weeks in venues across England, Wales, Ireland and France. 

Rugby comes to Loughborough

 Design alumnus shortlisted for prestigious award

13 June 2013

Design graduate Ross Kemp is one of only five finalists to be shortlisted for the national Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards. Ross, who graduated from Loughborough in 2011 with First Class Honours, was selected for the undergraduate award for Asap Water Crafts, an electric powered, one-person water craft he developed during his final year degree project as a more financially viable and sustainable option for lifeguards and the leisure market. 

Lifesaving craft makes shortlist 

 Major milestone for Loughborough University’s London

17 May 2013

iCITY has today signed its deal with the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), marking a major milestone in the establishment of Loughborough University in London.  

The deal secures the long-term future of the former Press and Broadcast Centres on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which will be home to Loughborough University in London.

The new campus will offer a range of full- and part-time postgraduate and executive courses for UK and overseas students. Teaching and research disciplines confirmed to date include business and management, media and communications, digital technologies and sport. 

Loughborough in London

 Alumni victorious at Challenge Weekend

17 May 2013

Congratulations to our alumni sport teams, who for the second year running were victorious over their student counterparts at this years Alumni Challenge Weekend.

Over 150 alumni returned to campus between 3 - 5 May to help make this annual sporting event a tremendous success, thumping the current student teams 7-1 in the process!

Thank you to all those who took part - we look forward to seeing you again next year

Champions again 

  Loughborough University tops Student Barometer

29 April 2013

Loughborough University has been ranked first in the UK by an independent student survey.

The international and UK Student Barometer allows students to give universities feedback on the services they provide.  The survey covers four overarching areas: the services provided to students on their arrival, the academic learning experience, the support services available, and the university experience outside the lecture room.

Across all these areas Loughborough came first out of all the participating universities, with over 90% of Loughborough students saying they were satisfied.  In addition 92% of the students who took part said they would recommend Loughborough to others considering applying to university. 

Soaring up the scale

 University’s impact on the world celebrated at Enterprise Awards

28 April 2013

A new technique to boost engine efficiency, a communication skills breakthrough and the recreation of Richard III’s skeleton with the latest 3D printing techniques were amongst last night’s winners at Loughborough University’s Enterprise Awards.

Now in their fourth year, the Enterprise Awards recognise University research partnerships with the potential to make a significant impact on the wider world. They also honour the most enterprising of Loughborough’s recent graduates.

 Enterprise recognised

 Loughborough University to open campus at iCITY
on London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

27 March 2013

Loughborough University is to establish an academic campus, offering postgraduate and executive education, at iCITY on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

The development will open in 2015 and complement and expand Loughborough’s existing academic provision, enabling the University to further its world-leading research and innovation activities.

 Loughborough takes up residence in the Capital

 International football qualifiers to be held at University Stadium

27 March 2013 

The Loughborough University Stadium is to stage three qualifying matches for the UEFA European Under 17 Championship this month.

The matches from group 6 of the ‘elite round’ of tournament will see teams from Portugal, Russia and Slovenia competing on campus to qualify for the finals. 

International football at Loughborough

 Workers urged to have a ‘Walking Lunch’ by
Loughborough researchers

13 March 2013

Workers are being encouraged to leave their desks and have a ‘Walking Lunch’ in a new study on working later in life by Loughborough University academics. 

Walking improves quality of life

 Researchers look to breath to identify stress

5 March 2013

The perennial stress-buster – a deep breath – could become stress-detector, Loughborough University researchers claim.

According to a new pilot study, published today, 28 February, in IOP Publishing’s Journal of Breath Research, there are six markers in the breath that could be candidates for use as indicators of stress. 

Take a deep breath

 Lane-swapping helps autonomous vehicles avoid collisions

4 February 2013

Loughborough University has developed a computer simulation that could help developers of autonomous vehicles build in escape manoeuvres to avoid collisions with other road users. 

Keeping roads safe


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