Loughborough University London graduates come together in support of racial equality

A group of alumni who studied at the London campus have shared messages in support of the black lives matter movement.

Alumnus Kearn Williams, who studied MA Media and Creative Industries, said:

“We decided to move our voices away from our circle of friends and put it into the public discourse on #BlackLivesMatter.”

The group of graduates, who all identify as part of the BAME community, have put together a video to speak about the movement and to share their thoughts and experiences.

Kearn continued:

“We have always had such discussions on these issues, during our time at university, and even still in our current online chats as we've remained close friends since graduation”.

The video, named GLOBAL LENSES, features thirteen Loughborough University London alumni, who have filmed themselves from their homes in France, Ghana, Grenada, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, UK, USA, Vietnam and Zimbabwe. One alumnus is also part of the deaf community.

Paris based alumna, Thu-An Duong, said:

"Not only does it bring me great joy to have us all participate in something together, but it goes beyond our social interactions, doing something that is meaningful".

Alongside Kearn and Thu-An, the alumni featured in the video are Ibukun Adegola, Jennifer Agwunobi, Christina Oyinkansola Akintoye, James Anite, Aaron Dillon, Darien Ford, Solomon Ilevbare, Martha Keezire, Mariam Mufti, Paul Ntulila and Danilo Vidad.

You can also hear from the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Allison online.

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.