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Sports Analytics World Series Conference (London 2017)

Last month, Loughborough University London was the lead academic partner for the UK leg of the Sports Analytics World Series, the first of seven global events over the next 12 months. A number of our academics spoke on panels at the conference, whilst our student ambassadors worked tirelessly to support the event. One of our ambassadors, […]

How to survive #LboroGrad2017!

Our second ever graduation ceremony is nearly upon us! On Thursday 14th December at 11am, nearly 400 Loughborough University London students will formally receive their certificates inside Here East’s stunning Theatre on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. If you’re one of them, here’s 10 tips to prepare you for your special day!

BT Sport studio tour

Last month, our students on the Collaborative Project module had the opportunity to gain an insight in the world of sports broadcasting with our Here East neighbours, BT Sport. One of our Student Ambassadors, Victor, shares his experience of the day.

The new PhD loan – what we know so far

The UK Government has recently announced that it will introduce a new doctoral loan for PhD students beginning their studies in the 2018-19 academic year. Though the specifics have not yet been finalised, this is what we know so far:

1 July Coffee Morning

Come along to our coffee morning on 1st July to receive a tour of our stunning campus and hear from current students and staff about the postgraduate opportunities available at Loughborough University London.

A Sport Business and Leadership visit to Wimbledon

You may remember from a blog by John a few months ago that our Sport Business and Leadership students visited Wimbledon in their first term! This time, we have student Simon give his opinion of the visit for the Sustainability and Leadership module. A short walk from Earlsfield station at 9am brought all of the Sport […]

Student Paul on Deaf Awareness

This week we celebrate deaf awareness in the UK. Paul Ntulia, a student of diplomacy at our  campus in London,  is a well-known name at our campus and within the deaf community, too.  After completing his Master’s degree next year, Paul would like to study for a PhD or work as a diplomat, with the ultimate […]

UK Government confirms funding for EU students for 2018

The UK Government has confirmed financial support for EU students starting courses in the 2018–19 academic year. The decision means that EU students applying for an undergraduate or master’s course at an English university will continue to have access to student loans and grants, even if the course concludes after the UK’s exit from the EU. […]

Collaborating with Loughborough University London

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.

What happens at the Collaborative Project Trade Fair?

With the Collaborative Project finished, we asked students to explain different elements of the module. Owen, a Sport Business and Innovation student, has reflected on his experience of the Trade Fair.

A visit to Wimbledon

Back in December, Sport Business students visited Wimbledon/ the All England Lawn Tennis Club as part of their Sustainability and Leadership for Sport Organisations module. Sport Business and Leadership students have been spoilt with their visits to sports organisations in their first semester at Loughborough University London, with visits to UK Sport, Twickenham, and more. […]

Top 10 Tips for Attending a Careers Fair

Careers fairs are a powerful resource for networking and information gathering about companies and their current job vacancies.  They can be a great opportunity to talk to representatives from organisations that you might like to work for or a chance to find out more about different job sectors. To help you make the most out […]

Collaborative Project – West Ham United Foundation

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 more […]

Aditi plays in the South Asian Football Federation Cup

November marked three months since I took on my role as a Global Student Ambassador for Loughborough University London, which started with my first official trip to India to represent the University and share my experiences of studying and working for them. As my colleague and I were in the last leg of our trip, […]

A visit to GB Hockey at Bisham Abbey

MSc Sport Business and Leadership students recently had the exciting opportunity to visit Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre. Major highlights of the visit include learning about the leadership philosophies of CEO Sally Munday and Women’s Assistant Coach Karen Brown, fresh off their gold medal performance at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. The full-day visit was […]

Collaborative Project – North Highland

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 and […]

5 reasons why you should study an MRes

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 the […]

A visit to the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst

MSc Sport Business and Leadership students recently had the opportunity to visit the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst. The day was filled with a variety of activities including academic sessions and talks delivered by academy personnel on leadership from a military perspective. Students also had the unique opportunity to take part in a special session […]

Collaborative Project Students Experience New Ways of Seeing

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 exploration […]

A Guest Lecture by Alex Coulson, Executive Director of Sport Industry Group

A Sport Business and Innovation student, Winnie, describes Alex Coulson’s guest lecture for the Institute for Sport Business. Alex Coulson works as Executive Director for Sport Industry Group which promotes business across the sport sector, bringing the industry together through a series of events, editorial content and a network of influential figures from across the […]

Guest Lecture by Rongtian He, PA to Aston Villa FC Chairman

Current Student Ambassador and Sport Business and Innovation student, Anak, has written a blog post depicting what he learnt and enjoyed about Rongtian He’s guest lecture. Rongtian is a Loughborough University alumnus who currently works as a Personal Assistant to Tony Xia, the Chairman of Aston Villa Football Club.

Prototyping Week

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. Within […]

Flamingo Group

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.

Collaborative Project – West Ham Foundation

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 discusses moving to 6th in the ‘Table of Tables’

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 Times […]

Collaborative Project – Blaze

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 had […]

FREE* VeloStudio session

Take control of your fitness with a FREE* VeloStudio session. Mix up your training regime in Lee Valley VeloPark’s indoor cycling studio. Whether you want to get race ready or improve your fitness there’s a range of sessions; choose from CoreStart to PowerFitness.

The Collaborative Project ‘Jam’ Recap

Today, our Collaborative Project students are meeting their project partner business or organisation to discuss their module briefs. We thought it would be a great time to reflect on their first day working together as part of the Collaborative Project Jam in induction week.

What is Postgraduate Study?

The Associate Dean for Teaching, Professor Wilfred Dolfsma, and the Associate Dean for Research, Professor Ahmet Kondoz, have come together to explain what it means to be a postgraduate, and what is meant by the term ‘postgraduate study’. Understanding Postgraduate Study There are two main types of postgraduate study options available: postgraduate taught master’s programmes and postgraduate […]

Women’s Sports Week 2016

This week celebrates Women’s Sports Week 2016. From October 3rd – 9th people across the country are championing the right of every female in the UK to participate in, and benefit from, sport. The aim is to raise awareness and increase the profile of women’s sport across the UK. Our PhD student, Jacky Mueller, has created a blog for […]

James Skinner Discusses Therapeutic Use Exemption in Elite Sport

The recent revelations about the use of TUEs (Therapeutic Use Exemption)* in elite sport has raised a number of interesting questions. Professor James Skinner responds to some of these issues. *A TUE is special permission to use a prohibited substance or method for a legitimate medical condition. What was your reaction to seeing the WADA […]

Visitor from Malaysia at Loughborough University London

Last week, Vice Chancellor Professor Robert Alison caught up with an alumnus from Malaysia at Loughborough University London. This meeting marks the Vice Chancellor’s first meeting with a visiting alumnus to the London campus.

Phil’s Journey from Loughborough to London

Former VP for Action, Phil Jenkins studied BSc Sport, Health and Exercise Science at Loughborough University, before joining Loughborough University London last September to complete a master’s in MSc Sport Business and Innovation.

Answers for EU students

Last week, the University held an open session with the Vice Chancellor, to talk about the EU Referendum with current staff and research students.

Canalside Offers: Tuck In!

If you haven’t heard about Canalside in regards to our London campus then where have you been? The waterfront retail destination is just a short walk from Loughborough University London

First PhD Studentship Allocated

One of our students, Jacqueline Mueller, from Germany, has been allocated one of  the twenty-five prestigious PhD studentships given to prospective Loughborough University London PhD students starting in September 2016.

What is there to do at Here East? – A Canalside Overview

LU London is situated next to a wide range of brand new retailers on Canalside. Aptly overlooking the canal, there are five very different places to get something to eat, here we explore what’s on offer.

Reassuring EU Postgraduate Students

Joining us in September and concerned about the potential of gaining a loan through the new UK Government Postgraduate Loans Scheme?

Reimagined Learning with Three UK

Design Student, Vicci Fu shares her experience of Three UK’s Reimagined Learning programme and how it has supported her development, both personally and professionally.

The Case For London’s Latin Quarter: Retention, Growth, Sustainability

The outcomes of a report by Senior Lecturer Patria Roman-Velazquez and Nicola Hill making the case for helping Elephant and Castle’s Latin American businesses to survive and thrive under the latest programme for renewal recently received coverage in The Guardian.

Digital and Tech top talent needs of the London Market

Deloitte and London Market Group (LMG) recently produced a report as a result of a market-wide survey which found digital and technological advances are having the highest influence on the talent needs of the London Market.

Studying at the UK’s premier University for Student Experience

Siddharth Kohli, MSc Sport Business and Innovation student, reflects on his experience as a postgraduate student at Loughborough University London, the UK’s Number 1 University for Student Experience. Very few things compare with studying at a world-class University in an iconic city. Throw into the mix a campus on the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in […]

Creative and Cultural Industries Networking Event

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.

The pros and cons of the new UK Postgraduate Loans Scheme

If you’re considering postgraduate study with the financial backing of the new UK Government Postgraduate Loans Scheme, then this blog is for you. We wanted to give you an honest assessment of the new Loans Scheme to help you make a well-informed decision about your studies.

Demystifying the new UK Government Postgraduate Loans Scheme

Thinking about a masters degree but worried about the upfront costs? Fear not! A new Government-backed Postgraduate Loan Scheme has been introduced in the UK, and it’ll change everything you thought you knew about funding postgraduate study in the UK.

4 reasons why I love living in London

Student Ambassador and MA Media and Creative Industries student Ashley Suen spoke to us about her move from China to London, and why she loves living in the Capital.

Design for Social Change 2016, 17th March

Students and aspiring designers are invited to participate in the final round of presentations for the Citizens UK collaborative social innovation project.

Siddharth’s Student Vlog

Hear what MSc Sport Business and Innovation student Siddharth has to say about our University and his experience so far of studying in London.

Lufbra Service Jam London

Organised by our staff and student volunteers, last month we hosted the inaugural Lufbra Service Jam London. The jam was sponsored by Deloitte Digital UK and formed part of a Global Service Jam that takes place in over 100 locations worldwide.

Five reasons to study design in London

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.

Life at Claredale House

MSc Sport Business and Innovation student Arthur Milroy gives an insight into what it’s like to live at Claredale House, one of our recommended accommodation options.

John Steele: A time to be stand up and counted

Loughborough University’s Executive Director for Sport, John Steele looks ahead to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and the importance of the ‘team behind the team’ in his latest blog.

A day trip to Whitstable

Imran Sabdullah, one of our Design students, reflects on his day trip to Whitstable, a seaside town in South East England served by regular trains to London.

Assessment Awareness Week

Monday 23rd November to Thursday 26th November is Assessment Awareness Week at the London campus. The aim of this week is to raise awareness of the required academic skills of Postgraduate level study at Loughborough University London, as well as promoting the support services available to all students.

Customer Experience Research

Alex and Michelle from North Highland Worldwide Consulting ran an interactive workshop with our students, sharing their way of doing customer experience research.

Mia’s first days on campus

Design Innovation student Mia Vucic describes her first few days with Loughborough University London. So I have finally arrived in London; the city of countless opportunities, creative spirits, cultural diversity, new trends, high competition and great motivation. Monday 21st of September 2015 was my first day on campus and my first day back into education. Walking to […]

Tickets go on sale for LSU London’s first Christmas Ball

LSU London have announced the first Christmas Ball will take place at Tiger Tiger, Picadilly Circus next month. The ball will be a fantastic opportunity for current students to dress up and celebrate their first few months with Loughborough University London. Event: LSU London Christmas Ball Venue: Tiger Tiger Date/Time: Wednesday 9th December, from 7pm […]

Fostering Innovation Culture in Sport Business

Prof. Ben Corbett, Programme Director of ‘MSc Sport Business Innovation at Loughborough University London delivered a special lecture at Seoul National University, Korea last month.

#workingwith Bespoke Beverages

Last week, Bespoke Beverages visited the campus to introduce themselves to their dedicated project group and demonstrate how their company source and produce the world’s rarest and most expensive coffee.

Introducing our #Workingwith_____ series

#Workingwith____ is a dynamic, new blog series documenting current students’ experiences working with real businesses and organisations as part of the interdisciplinary study module, the Collaborative Project.

My student journey so far

Federico Vaz, one of our newly appointed Institute for Design Innovation programme reps reflects on his first few weeks at Loughborough University London.

Collaborating with City-Insights

One of the industrial partners that our students working with are City-Insights. The company has developed a mobile internet platform delivering a location based user experience. As part of the Collaborative Project module, students were asked to look at the platform and explore its function as a digital place maker in  areas of London.

A night with Unite

Dan Robinson, our Senior Support Officer, reflects on his stay at Unite Stratford One, one of our recommended student accommodation sites.