Three alumni share collaborative thinking at London event

On 13 February 2019, three alumni visited the Loughborough University London campus to give a talk on collaborative working across three sectors: environment, politics and digital media.

Stephanie Cunningham, Francesca Guglielmi and Narinder Singh Pooni all took part in the ‘To Collaborate or Not To Collaborate’ event, aiming to give the students real-life insight into the world of work and collaboration.

Loughborough alumni all shared their experiences on collaboration in their roles and throughout their career, emphasising the importance of working alongside colleagues and other partners.

Alumna Stephanie (Information Management and Business Studies, 2009) manages the London Partner Centre at Facebook as part of the Global Business Marketing Team. She talked about her experiences of working in a digital environment and her background in marketing and communications. Her role includes partnering with other organisations, so her unique insight was valuable.

From an environmental perspective, alumna Francesca (Water and Environmental Management, 2015) was able to share her passion with students. She works for the Environment Agency as a Flood Coastal Risk Management Officer, working within revenue funding allocations and she monitors performance indicators related to flood assets maintenance.

Alumnus Narinder (Business Economics and Finance, 2007) currently works as a Senior Parliamentary Researcher within the House of Commons for Neil O’Brien, the Member of Parliament for Harborough. Narinder has a background in local government and was able to discuss his experiences of collaboration within the public sector.

Students at the London campus can work on a The Collaborative Project with their peers and an external organisation during their studies. More recently the Collaborative Dissertation module has also been introduced, allowing students to complete their master’s dissertations whilst working alongside a company on their chosen topic. The event was set up to inspire students in their studies, and to open new opportunities for collaboration.

Thank you to our alumni for volunteering their time at this event.

If you or your organisation are interested in collaborating with Loughborough University London, you can find out more online.

View the press release on the Loughborough University website for further information and resources.

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The University has been awarded five stars in all areas according to the independent QS Stars university rating scheme. It has also been named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2019 QS World University Rankings, top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey and University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019 and the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2019, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 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 in 2017.

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