Loughborough University London Celebrates Community Success at July Campus Awards

July marked another opportunity to celebrate student, graduate and community success for Loughborough University London.

The Future Space team hosted its annual Community Celebration Awards.The Community Celebration Awards event is an evening dedicated to honouring students’, community partners, and Inspiring Success participant’s achievements throughout the year.

Community Partners from the campuses London Open Fund were joined by students, participants in this year’s Inspiring Success programme and staff to celebrate community success over the last year.

Professor Jo Tacchi, Associate Dean of Loughborough University London said:
Community is a huge part of the experience here at Loughborough University London. The event really captured the energy we have here on campus. It was wonderful to be able to celebrate together the achievements of students and our community partners."

At the heart of the awards event was the celebration of local charities and community organisations that have been supported with gifts from Loughborough University’s London Open fund. The Open Fund supports local organisations that enrich the social, educational, cultural and physical wellbeing of people living close to the Loughborough University London Campus. The Open Fund supported 11 organisations with awards of up to £1,000.

One of the awardees, Charlotte Pearson who along with another parent carer Kiesha McInnis co-founded AS1 a group enabling families of children with disabilities or Special Educational Needs to meet and share experiences said: “The Loughborough University London Open Fund has been brilliant for us. It is the first funding we have ever received for our group and a real recognition of the work we are doing.

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

Personal Best London

Personal Best London is Loughborough University London’s extracurricular personal and professional development award. Students complete the award 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 studies. Finally, students must submit a reflective report which demonstrates their commitment to their development during their time at Loughborough University London.

Dan Robinson, Future Space Project Manager said:
Enabling students to gain real experience whilst studying is a huge part of our success here at Loughborough University London. This year saw record numbers of students achieving Personal Best London awards. This is a real testament to the hard work and resilience of this years group.

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 extracurricular 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 the Digital Skills Programme please visit our webpage here.

Inspiring Success Programme

The Inspiring Success programme is a two-part programme designed to support talented graduates from Loughborough’s home London Boroughs of Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest. The community celebration event saw Inspiring Success workshop attendees join the celebrations to celebrate their completion of the workshop series and receive certificates.

For more information about Inspiring Success 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.