Local Students Celebrate Success with Loughborough University London

Loughborough University London celebrated success with some of its local students earlier this month as it welcomed the latest group of east London graduates onto campus.

Since opening in 2015, Loughborough University London has offered the Inspiring Success programme to help local unemployed and underemployed graduates into graduate level employment. The programme is run annually and is split into two parts.

Part one offers five evening workshops designed to enable graduates to reflect on their experience, plan their next career step and build their network. Over 100 local people have benefited from these workshops.

Part two is a scholarship programme offering up to 100% towards tuition fees to join Loughborough University London on one of its innovative postgraduate programmes.

This year’s cohort of five students joining on the Inspiring Success Scholarship brings the total number of students receiving scholarships up to 43. This is a total investment in local talent of nearly £500k by the University and its partners in the scheme. 

Professor Tony Edwards, Dean of Loughborough University London said “Programmes like Inspiring Success are so positive for the University.  Our east London students bring so much to our community, and I am really proud that we have a programme like Inspiring Success that makes such an impact locally.” 

Graduates of the programme have gone on to work for companies like INGGlobal Disability Innovation Hub and Hackney Council

Vanessa Brown who is studying for an MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management part time whilst working on her start-up business said: “When I found out about the Inspiring Success programme I couldn’t believe such a package of support existed. I’ve already gained so much from my experience at the University. I would encourage anyone eligible to apply for this programme next year.” 

Inspiring Success will be recruiting for a new set of participants in the New Year.  Please visit our Inspiring Success programme webpage for more information or contact Ben Cole.  

Are you a local company or business who would like to get involved with the Inspiring Success programme? Please contact Ben Cole for more information.

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.