Loughborough University London celebrates student success at Community Celebration Awards

This month the Future Space Team hosted their Community Celebration Awards event, an evening dedicated to celebrating our students’, partners, and Inspiring Success participant’s achievements throughout this challenging year.

Partners from our Digital Skills programme and Collaborative Project were joined by studentsstaff and the Dean of Loughborough University to celebrate student success over the last year.

Professor Tony Edwards, Dean of Loughborough University London has said:

“After more than a year of delivery in person and online, it was wonderful to be able to attend the Community Celebration event and celebrate our students success in-person. Their achievements and contribution to the community in which we operate have been fantastic, and the opportunities created by the Future Space team in the most challenging of circumstances are testament to the whole teams professionalism and commitment’ – Professor Tony Edwards, Dean of Loughborough University London".

The evening celebrated student’s participation across a variety of different activities including: 

Personal Best London

Personal Best London is an extracurricular personal and professional development award they complete alongside their studies. Personal Best London requires students to evidence their development across three sections of the award: Reflection and Action, Skills and Experience. Students must evidence 15 hours of activity for each section throughout their studiesFinally, students must submit a reflective report which demonstrates their commitment to their development during their time at Loughborough University London. 

For more information about Personal Best London please visit our webpage here.

Digital Skills Programme

The Digital Skills programme offers students the opportunity to gain critical digital skills through extra curricular workshops.  They then test these skills through completing  a 30-hour work-insight project.  Projects are hosted by external organisations ranging from start-ups, Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs), charities and not-for-profits. Students work to address a digital project brief with the organisation offering students the opportunity to gain experience, grow their network and include the experience on their CV. 

For more information about Personal Best London please visit our webpage here.

Dan RobinsonStakeholder Engagement and Employability Coordinator has said:

We are really pleased to have been able to hold this event for our students. It was great to be able to bring them together at our London campus to help celebrate their hard work in the company of peers, colleagues and external project partners”.


This year Loughborough University London hosted its first postgraduate business validator: Evolve. The programme provided student entrepreneurs with the support, structure and practical time needed to really interrogate, test, and validate business hypotheses and ideas. Offering businesses priority business mentoring, peer-to-peer support, online resources and access to funding, the 7-week programme helped founders turn their idea(s) into the real-deal, taking new or existing business to the next level. The evolve programme leads to our Evolve competition where businesses pitched their business idea to win a cash prize to develop their business. At the Community Celebration event we celebrated the success of all participants and announced our winners of the Evolve competition. You can find out more and watch the pitches here.

Inspiring Success Programme

The Inspiring Success programme is a two-part programme designed to support the employability support and career progression for unemployed or underemployed graduates from Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest. Thprogramme involves the Inspiring Success workshop series and the community celebration event saw Inspiring Success workshop attendees join the celebrations to celebrate their completion of the workshop series. 

For more information about Personal Best London please visit our webpage here.

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all attendees at the Community Celebration event and our students for all their achievements over the last year. 

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.