Celebrating learning communities

On 3rd July 2019 Loughborough University London marked the achievements of two of its learning communities.

The first part of the evening celebrated the current postgraduate community achievements by presenting ten highly coveted ‘Postgraduate Employability and Achievement Awards (PEAA)’ to students who have heavily engaged with the University’s innovative Enterprise through the Curriculum programme over the last year. The award, and the process of achieving it, allows students to reflect on their skills and experiences throughout their journey at Loughborough University London.

Adam Adesina, Loughborough University London’s Employer Partnerships and Employability Manager said “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.”

The event also marked the start of a Loughborough University London journey for 10 local graduates who had completed a six-week programme of employability support. Since September 2015, Loughborough University London has delivered a series of workshops in partnership with London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) to unemployed and underemployed graduates from the east London growth boroughs of Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest. Participants on the programme have been supported by a diverse range of employers from Nat West, Sports Interactive and the BBC.  The workshops are part of the University’s Inspiring Success programme and link to the opportunity to apply for a 100% scholarship to take up a postgraduate programme at our London campus.  So far, the Inspiring Success Programme has reached over 100 participants with 35 going on to study for their master’s degree at Loughborough University London.

Ben Cole, Loughborough University London’s Stakeholder Development Manager said “Our Inspiring Success programme is great initiative 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.”

Applications are still open for the Inspiring Success Scholarship, with applications closing on 31 July 2019. If you are interested in getting involved with the Inspiring Success programme please contact Ben Cole.

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 2019 QS World University Rankings, University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019 and top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2020, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 and 8th in The UK Complete University Guide 2020.

Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Specialising exclusively in postgraduate-level study, Loughborough University London is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers cutting-edge master’s and PhD degrees, as well as business collaboration, research and enterprise opportunities.

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.