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.