Arts Scholarships

We have three arts scholarship winners this year! In addition to their cash prize, they are each receiving a tailored package of support and mentorship and working with us to promote the arts across the University.

Ada Ughanwa - Creative writing/Spoken word

Ada has enjoyed creative writing ever since she was in year 11, after discovering her way with words when she wrote short stories in English. Her love for spoken word only stemmed when she attended the Victory Youth Group as, she was involved in a lot of activities which involved creating spoken word pieces or poems. She still attends the youth group as it has really benefited her and still benefits her. While at Loughborough University she attended one of the Speech Bubble events in her first year which she really enjoyed. For Ada, going to Speech Bubble was a huge step out of her comfort zone as, it was her first time performing in front of audience. Since then Ada has performed at the Round House and Wandsworth Council Chambers. She also took part in a master class with Joelle Taylor and Travis Alabanza over the summer. This year she attended the creative writing workshop whereby her writing skills were enhanced. This year she has been awarded with the Creative Writing/Spoken Word scholarship to enhance her creative writing skills.

Michael Asolo - Creative writing/Spoken word

Michael, having begun performing spoken word in 2018, has shown a flare for creative writing, poetry and their applications in campus life and beyond. With his undergraduate study in Chemical Engineering and dedication to development in expressive endeavours under the tutelage of Loughborough creative writing and spoken word scholarship, he hopes to become the epitome of a well-rounded Loughborough ambassador.

Aidan Kilby - Performing arts (dance)

Aidan has always been interested in performing and has been involved in productions in school and professional theatres since an early age. After playing Billy Elliot in a touring production, aged 10, he gave up his swimming and rugby clubs in order to focus more on dance and achieved vocational grades in ballet, tap and modern as well as acting and public speaking. Since secondary school, Aidan's passion has always been to encourage male dance, having been aware of negative perceptions and the resulting stigma at times in his school-life. Aidan is keen to challenge perceptions of male dance and ballet by merging genres and opening up access to all.

Whilst at Loughborough University, Aidan has enjoyed dancing with the LSDC in a number of their groups and has taken part in many pefrormances. Now in his second year, he wants to focus on encouraging more outside dance groups and teachers to work with the LSDC, which will hopefully widen its appeal and increasing the number of students who participate in dance.


Our current music scholarship winners are...

Instrumental Music: Joshua Ireland, Hannah Rayner, Ifan Llywelyn

Singer-Songwriter: Michael Harry

Choral: Daniel Moss, Sean Roche Watson

For more information about our music scholarship winners, visit our webpage 

Our annual scholarship packages are open to students across our two campuses and are awarded to students who have a passion and commitment to a particular art form. Each winner receives a cash prize and a package of mentoring/tuition to help develop their talents further. There are nine scholarships in total: creative writing/spoken word, performing arts, 3 x music (instrumental), 2 x music (voice), 1 x (singer songwriter) and one open scholarship. Applications for 2019/20 will open during the summer term.



Loughborough University Arts

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Loughborough University

Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK

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