Loughborough University London celebrates students who have improved their entrepreneurial and employability skills

Loughborough University London marked the achievements of two of its learning communities earlier this month.

The ‘Inspiring Success’ programme – which consists of a number of workshops available to unemployed and underemployed graduates from the East London boroughs of Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest – was successfully completed by 21 students who took part in a six-week programme of employability support from the university this summer.

Since the programme launched in 2015, nearly 100 participants have taken part, with 27 going on to study a master’s degree at the London campus.

Ben Cole, Loughborough University London’s Stakeholder Development Manager said: “Our Inspiring Success programme is a real win-win situation for the University.

“We get to work with some great diverse talent, connecting them to our community and delivering real outcomes for them and their families.”

On 10 July, nine Loughborough University London students were also awarded a prestigious Postgraduate Employability and Achievement Award (PEAA).

The award recognises students who have engaged with a number of programmes and activities over the last academic year through the ‘Enterprise through the Curriculum’ initiative, boosting their employability skills by attending events, taking part in workshops, mentoring, careers assessments and Skills Check.

Students also included any volunteering or internship opportunities they had undertaken as part of their submission for the award.

Adam Adesina, Loughborough University London’s Employer Partnerships and Employability Manager, commented: “In developing your career, it is really important to reflect on the skills, experiences and competencies that you have gained during your university experience.

“Our programme of support and the PEAA award not only allows students to clarify their next career goals, but gives them the skills to reflect and build how they represent and present themselves to potential employers.”

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, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2018 QS World University Rankings, top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey and named University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018. 

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 6th in the Guardian University League Table 2018, 7th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and 7th in The UK Complete University Guide 2019. It was also named Sports University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017. 

The University has been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, which recognises institutions that deliver consistently outstanding teaching that is of the highest quality found in the UK. 

The Loughborough University London campus is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities. It is home to influential thought leaders, pioneering researchers and creative innovators who provide students with the highest quality of teaching and the very latest in modern thinking. 

The seven specialist institutes at Loughborough University London include: Design Innovation, Digital Technologies, Diplomacy and International Governance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Management, Media and Creative Industries, and Sport Business. Close industry partnerships with a wealth of leading businesses and creative organisations means teaching and learning is informed by real-life challenges and driven by true industry pressures.