LU Arts produce art map and guide for Loughborough University London students

A visual art map and guide has been created for students at Loughborough University London to showcase the creative offer around campus.

Covering the area in and around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the map features the Chisenhale Art Gallery, Chatsworth Road Market and the Hackney Picturehouse. 

LU Arts have produced this map and guide to highlight the abundant cultural opportunities available to Loughborough London students within a short distance of their campus.

The guide also provides information on how LU Arts can support students in developing their creative skills, both practically and financially, and facilitate arts events and activities in London through schemes such as art grants and creative skill share.

The map was created for LU Arts by alumna Josie Gledhill. Josie graduated from the University in 2015 with a degree in Visual Communication (Illustration). She has since been employed as an artworker for a party and wedding product company, before becoming a freelance illustrator based in Manchester.

Nick Slater, Director of LU Arts, commented:

We hope that the map and guide will not only provide London students with information on how LU Arts can support their creative ambitions, but also make them aware of the rich cultural offer that is on their doorstep.

Josie added: 

For the Loughborough in London art map, I wanted to create something that reflected the vibrant personality of the location, and something that was both informative and attractive. I visited Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to get a sense of the area and to do some sketching and to photograph some of the location points on the map.

I really enjoyed the process of using the materials I gathered to create the final map, and hope that I have managed to effectively capture all that the area has to offer!

A copy of the map can be viewed online here. Keep a look out for the guides around campus this week! 


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

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 2020 QS World University Rankings 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 2020 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.