Loughborough University London welcomes scholarship students from the local area

Loughborough University London has supported nine local students to join their latest cohort, as part of an inspiring initiative with the London Legacy Development Corporation.

The students have all been awarded scholarships that cover the full cost of their tuition fees to study a master's degree of their choice. The students were chosen as part of Inspiring Success; an initiative delivered by Loughborough University London and the London Legacy Development Corporation over the summer.
 
Inspiring Success is an annual, two-part initiative, designed to provide employability support and funding for unemployed or underemployed graduates from Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.
 
The first part of the programme gives graduates the chance to reflect on their skills, build an understanding of the employment options available, and develop a network of useful contacts to help them in the next stage of their career through a series of workshops and events.
 
The second part of the initiative encourages those that have engaged with the Inspiring Success programme to apply for a scholarship, which covers 100% of tuition fees to study a master’s degree at Loughborough University London.
 
Now in its fourth year, Inspiring Success has provided training and support to more than 100 people in the local community and 36 students have been awarded subsequent scholarships to study at Loughborough University London.
 
Selsabil Amine from Tower Hamlets received one of the nine scholarship awarded as part of this year’s Inspiring Success programme.
 
Of her experience, Selsabil said:
 
The Inspiring Success programme offers more than gaining new skills or meeting brilliant new people. It's about solidifying the idea that east London residents have as much capacity and drive for success as everyone else. That is why the Inspiring Success scholarship is so important to me: it doesn't just reward past achievements but believes that, with the right resources and direction, such achievements are merely the beginning.
Selsabil Amine, Inspiring Success scholarship winner
 
Professor David Deacon, Dean of Loughborough University London, said the scholarship is a “real win for us on campus”. He explained:
 
We get a great group of talented students who make a tremendous contribution to our learning community on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and those that take part then invest the skills they gain back into east London. It is a true testament to the universities commitment to be part of the community here in east London.
Professor David Deacon, Dean of Loughborough University London
 
Ben Cole, Stakeholder Development Manager, added:
 
Inspiring Success is an absolute privilege to be part of. Every year a diverse and talented group of people come into our building and shine a light onto what the real legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games can be. We are very grateful to our supporters, the London Legacy Development Corporation and now the Peter Cruddas Foundation for enabling us to sustain this work.
Ben Cole, Stakeholder Development Manager
 
More information about the Inspiring Success programme can be found on the Inspiring Success webpages.

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.