Students, staff and partner organisations celebrate their achievements during the Collaborative Project Show 2019

On Tuesday 5 March 2019, students, staff and senior representatives from each partner organisation came together to celebrate the outcomes and achievements of the latest Collaborative Project module.

In its biggest and most ambitious year to date, the Collaborative Project module saw postgraduate students from across the campus work in 166 multi-disciplinary teams to deliver on briefs set by 32 partner organisations.

From helping Chelsea FC to implement a digital-first internal communications system, to helping WaterAid to enhance accountability of providing safe drinking water, the Collaborative Project module has enabled students to make a significant and meaningful contribution to individual organisations, as well as industry and society.

A spokesperson from NHS England said they were:

very impressed with the support of academic staff but most impressed with the knowledge and ideas of the students.

The outputs will be developed further to contribute towards improving the country’s healthcare services.

Organisations to join the module this year include Mobike, Kit Radar, William Joseph, Emissions Solutions Ltd (EMSOL) and Considerate Hoteliers.

The Collaborative Project, now in its fourth year, is open to every full-time and part-time student at Loughborough University London.

Reflecting on her experience, Digital Technologies student Olga said:

The thing I enjoyed the most about the Collaborative Project was being a part of a driven and enthusiastic team. We all loved the brief that we had been given and enjoyed what we were working on.

For more information on this year’s projects or to find out how your organisation can get involved, please visit our Collaborative Project 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.