The Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub) research and practice center (based at London’s UCL) is enabling students for the first time to explore the multi-disciplinary field of Disability, Design and Innovation. Taught across three top institutions: UCL, Loughborough University London and the London College of Fashion, students will experience a fast-paced learning environment, whereRead more
Dr Ida Telalbasic, Lecturer within the Institute for Design Innovation, delivered a Masterclass on Service Design for Entrepreneurship: Tools, Methods, and Approaches for Venture Creation at the Techcelerate Programme for Imperial College London. For the third year in a row, Dr Ida Telalbasic has delivered a Masterclass on Service Design for Entrepreneurship to post-doctoral researchersRead more
London is a city of many opportunities, and students in London for a limited time should make use of the city as much as they can.
In this blog, Anterleena, an MSc Design Innovation student, tells us about her experience on the Collaborative Project. The Collaborative Project is a module all of our master’s students undertake as part of their studies. The module includes working on a brief set by a real business or organisation and developing solutions which are then pitched back to the company at the end of the module. Hear Anterleena‘s experience below.
It’s not long to go now until we welcome our new students for the 2019-20 academic year! If you’re joining us next week, take a look below at some of the things to tick off of your Registration Week checklist: Have you completed online registration? Before you arrive, you must ensure that you have completedRead more
Supported by the JOINT Fund initiative, Dr Vicky Lofthouse (Senior Lecturer, Institute for Design Innovation) and Dr Debra Lilley (Senior Lecturer, Loughborough Design School) co-created the #Lollybin – a coffee cup recycling method. The #Lollybin resulted from a JOINT fund project, which drew on user-centred research and stakeholder analysis to identify, design and test behaviouralRead more
As part of the JOINT Fund initiative, Dr Laura Santamaria, Lecturer within the Institute for Design Innovation, leads the ‘The Fair Energy Mark’ campaign to address and raise standards in the energy sector by design. In 2017, Hackney Citizens set to win justice for those in debt because of fuel poverty*, and as a responseRead more
Dr Kun Fu, Elizabeth Nyeko, Professor Mathew Hughes and Dr Yogachandran Rahulamathavan lead a project supported by the JOINT Fund that aims to improve our understanding of the current energy business context under the influence of digital technologies, and the role of key stakeholders in the energy ecosystem. This research project explores their experiences ofRead more
The JOINT fund initiative has supported Dr Vicky Lofthouse (Senior Lecturer, Institute for Design Innovation) and Dr Debra Lilley (Senior Lecturer, Loughborough Design School) to co-create the Lollybin – a coffee cup recycling. We are a bit excited about our new bins… Coffee. We in the UK love it. But coffee has a problem. AroundRead more
2018 was a year of notable achievements and memorable moments for the Loughborough family. Take a look below at some of our most notable achievements from Loughborough University London over the year. University of the Year Loughborough University was named University of the Year for the second time – the first university in the historyRead more
Loughborough University London is hosting the Academy for Design Innovation Management (ADIM) International Research Conference next summer 2019 (19-21 June 2019). This is being organised by Dr Erik Bohemia in collaboration with ADIM’s international partners, such as Hong Kong Polytechnic, OSLO Metropolitan University and Middle East Technical University.
Dr Ksenija Kuzmina (Institute for Design Innovation) and Dr Holly Collison (Institute for Sport Business) have worked with Sport England and the Loughborough University student community to identify areas where the sport industry could encourage women to be more physically active and engaged in sport.
Loughborough University London is part of an association of universities in London and the South East that form a national Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) focusing on the arts and humanities disciplines.
On the 10th July 2018, Loughborough University London hosted a Celebration of Learning Communities event which included all of this year’s Inspiring Success workshop attendees and our Postgraduate Employability and Achievement Award winners. The event marked the achievements of the two groups of learners. The evening included a speech delivered by Loughborough University Vice Chancellor,Read more
As part of the MA/MSc Design Innovation programme, Professor aladin aladin will be delivering a lecture at Loughborough University London to discuss the role of empathy in design research, and will explore how to incorporate the heart and mind in the research process. In advance of the lecture and workshops taking place at 10am on Monday 16 April 2018, Professor aladin has provided the following blog post as an introduction to the discussions.
Last month some of our students attended a Hackathon in central London. One of our students, Zamira, tells us about the event.
A Loughborough University London project, which challenges students to help solve real problems set by a wide variety of organisations, was celebrated at an event last week. On Thursday (1 March), staff, students and company partners heard the outcomes and achievements of the latest Collaborative Project module ahead of its completion this spring. The Master’s initiative, whichRead more
Back in March, our campus opened its doors for an event designed to enlighten and explore the ways businesses and organisations can get involved with Loughborough University’s London journey; whether that be through partnerships, the Collaborative Project module, dissertations etc.
Anak Na Bangxang, a Sport Business and Innovation student documents his Collaborative Project group visit to their project partner, West Ham United Foundation, at their office in London. Anak’s team were tasked with the brief: What value does West Ham United Foundation provide to West Ham United Football Club? and they visited the organisation to learn moreRead more
Though students have now completed their Collaborative Project module, we have lots still to tell you about it! Yi Jin, a Design Innovation Management student documents her group’s visit to the North Highland office in London. Many of the students visited their project partners in November to get a better feel for the company andRead more
What is an MRes? An MRes is a Master of Research degree. An MRes places emphasis on the individual to uncover new knowledge and develop their own research expertise whereas a traditional taught master’s degree programme focuses on the development of expertise in a chosen area. An MRes explores the research processes, and uncover theRead more
This term, Collaborative Project Group 6 enjoyed the visit of LSE Emeritus Professor aladin aladin. He introduced students to an interestingly unusual approach to market and customer research for business and innovation: a combination of critical ethnographical observation and neuroplasticity (brain science). Students had the chance to experience a ‘contextual immersion’ through a guided explorationRead more
This time last week our students were busy creating prototypes for their Collaborative Projects. The students had a schedule combining lectures, seminars, and group work in order to create a model to show to the project partners, module leaders, students and various others who will attend the Collaborative Project Trade Fair on December 13th. WithinRead more
Felicity, studying Sports Digital and Media Technologies, a student ambassador for Loughborough University London and a Loughborough Alumni has shared her experiences of the Collaborative Project Partner visits that took place at the start of November. Flic’s organisation partner is Flamingo Group and they have visited Loughborough University London on multiple occasions.
Last week most of our Collaborative Project students paid visits to their Collaborative Project Partner’s offices or headquarters to get a real feel for what the businesses and organisations were all about. Owen, a student who visited West Ham United Foundation’s premises has told us about his experience visiting West Ham United Foundation.
Vice-Chancellor Robert Allison shares his thoughts on Loughborough University rising to 6th in the Times Higher Education’s Table of Tables. “The Times Higher Education magazine recently published its annual ‘Table of Tables’, which ranks the UK’s top universities based on the combined results of the three main domestic league tables – the Times and Sunday TimesRead more
Collaborative Project Site Visits Today, many of our Collaborative Project students are visiting their project partners at their offices. Visits are being made to Blaze, North Highland, Crate Brewery, Digital Skills Solutions, Department for International Trade hosted at China-Britain Business Council (CBBC), HeyBigMan!, Foster & Partners, Two Circles, Active Newham. Our students have also hadRead more
Our students and employers are invited to attend a creative and cultural industries networking event on Wednesday 11th May from 4:30pm-8:00pm at Loughborough University London.
Our students are invited to attend the guest lecture ‘Design Insights from NorthHighland Worldwide Consultancy’ by Paul Hutchinson on Friday 29th April.
Our students are invited to attend the guest lecture ‘Wellbeing by Design’ by Kathryn Best on Friday 29th April.
Our students are invited to attend the guest lecture ‘Design for social innovation, service design and the experiences of the DESIS Lab in Rio de Janeiro’ on Friday 22nd April.
Our students are invited to attend the guest lecture ‘Meaning Making, Awareness and Authenticity’ on Monday 25th April.
Students and aspiring designers are invited to participate in the final round of presentations for the Citizens UK collaborative social innovation project.
Our students are invited to attend a guest lecture by Jonathan Chippendale, CEO of Holition, on Monday 7th March.
Our students are invited to attend a guest lecture by Kaajal Modi about design and ‘maker’ culture, on Friday 11th March.
6 places are available for our students to attend a guest lecture on Thursday 10th March by Arthur Chan on Design Thinking.
6 places are available for our students to attend a guest lecture on Tuesday 8th March by Ian Thompson, a Lead Designer at Kohler Company.
15 places are available for our students to attend a guest lecture by Dr Nusa Fain on Wednesday 2nd March, looking at the importance of sustaining the voice of the customer (VOC) throughout the product development process.
Our students are invited to attend a guest lecture by Dr. Sarah JS Wilner on Tuesday 1st March, focused on the role of production and representation in design.
10 places are available for Loughborough University London students to attend a guest lecture by Anne-Marie on Wednesday 24th February.
15 places are available for Loughborough University London students to attend a guest lecture by Aysar Ghassan on Tuesday 23rd Feburary.
A city with numerous creative opportunities, design is one of the most popular subjects for students in London. The capital is truly alive with inspiration and top talent.
Susanna Kelly Engbers will be delivering a presentation on Wednesday 18th November at Loughborough University London on the topic: Constructing Identity in Rhetoric and Design.
Caroline Norman will be delivering a presentation on Monday 19th October at Loughborough University London on the topic: why doesn’t my client understand design?