Meet the Future Space team

At Loughborough University London, we have a team dedicated to supporting you to gain the skills and experience you need to advance your career.

As the UK’s best university for connecting students to employers (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020), our team ensures our students in London make best use of the diverse network of connections around the UK and globally. Whether you are looking to create a job by starting your own company or consultancy, wanting to network with the best, or are looking to further your academic career the team offers a wide range of personal and professional development activities to support you. Support includes skills sessions, workshops, guest lectures, networking sessions and more.

Not only are our careers and employability activities available as extra-curricular opportunities, we also feed these experiences into the curriculum through the Collaborative Project, the Collaborative Dissertation and more!

You can find the team in our innovation and enterprise hub called Future Space on the Ground Floor of campus.

Find out more about the team below:

Ben Cole

Ben Cole

Head of Strategic Projects

Ben has been part of Loughborough University London from the very beginning and now manages the activities of the Future Space team. Ben is the driving force behind many of our student engagement innovations and community building activities.

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Ashley Gray

Ashley Gray

Learning Partnerships Manager

Ashley manages operations on the Collaborative Project - a module which all of our master's students undertake working in an interdisciplinary team to provide solutions to a brief set by real businesses and organisations. He also works to create and enable enterprise collaboration in the form of collaborative dissertations where our master's students work with an organisation as part of their dissertation.

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Dan Robinson

Dan Robinson

Stakeholder Engagement and Employability Coordinator

Dan coordinates the team responsible for the delivery and development of our Future Space offer-with a focus on support systems, operational logistics and team strategy.

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Grace Baird

Digital Skills Project Assistant

Grace works as the Digital Skills Project Assistant at Loughborough University London ensuring the project runs effectively whilst supporting students and organisations.

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Careers consultants

Our Careers Consultants offer one to one careers guidance and support to all of our master's students, doctoral researchers and staff. Their support ranges from a 15 minute Quick Advice session for support with your CV, cover letter or job application, 30 minute career consultations which offers you a chance to discuss your career goals, and interview coaching sessions are designed to prepare you for the final and most critical stage of the job application process and last approximately 45 minutes.

Laura Hooke

Laura Hooke

Careers Consultant

Laura is a professionally qualified career consultant with over 30 years of experience of working with university students, graduates, adults and school leavers.

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Nadine Lewis

Nadine Lewis

Careers Consultant

Part of the University’s Careers Network, Nadine provides career guidance, coaching and information to students, staff and graduates.

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Loughborough Enterprise Network (LEN)

Loughborough Enterprise Network (LEN) are here to help you develop your entrepreneurial skills and broaden your networks throughout your time at Loughborough University London. The LEN team supports students and recent graduates on their enterprise journeys by hosting a range of events, workshops and networking sessions to help you learn entrepreneurial skills or develop your own start-up business venture.

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Hayley Jones

Student Enterprise Adviser

Hayley is part of the Loughborough Enterprise Network (LEN) Team. Hayley and Sal work at the London campus to support our student entrepreneurs and innovators. Hayley is an advocate of innovation, enterprise and start-ups, and being able to influence enterprise is her passion.

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Dr Sal Malik

Resident Entrepreneur/Business Adviser

Dr Sal Malik is a business mentor, associate business lecturer and now joins Loughborough University London as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence supporting students at the London campus to take their ideas forward and develop their enterprise skills.

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A connected campus

The team works to create a connected campus, locally, nationally and internationally. The staff below are at the forefront of creating these links.

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China Anya

Senior Outreach Officer - London

China works with in with local schools to inform students about all of the different areas associated with university life and hosts activities throughout the year inviting students to join us on campus and to try subjects first hand through a range of exciting workshops, activities and lectures.

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Jennie Wong

Interim Project Development Manager - Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDIH)

With over 10 years of experience conceptualising and managing global disability sport and education programmes, Jennie recently joined Loughborough University to manage the Global Disability Innovation Hub's project - Overcoming Stigma though Paralympic Sport.

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