International Summer School 2015

Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics is proud to announce that applications are now open for our International Summer School 2015. sbe_summer_Page_1

The programme is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in pursuing a career in international sports management, or in a sport-related social enterprise.

This module will be intensive and challenging – and lots of fun! You will gain experience of working in international teams and an understanding of the issues involved in your chosen pathway and will develop your own intercultural skills. The module is worth 10 Loughborough credits – 5 ECTS credits, or 3 US credits.

Our International Summer School will also give you an opportunity to do more than just study! Our social programme includes site visits to some of the UK’s most prestigious sporting venues and a weekend trip to London!

All teaching and trips are included with the fee, as well as accommodation for the two weeks. Please find more details on our website and our Summer School brochure

Feel free to contact us at if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from your students.

Best Regards
International Relations Team
School of Business and Economics
Loughborough University
01509 222161

4 extra-curricular activities that can boost your employability

Provided by Selesti Limited

When it comes to writing your CV, it can be difficult to know what activities outside of your studies to include. Below, we’ll look at four things that top graduate job candidates have on their CVs, which you can work towards while at university.

First aid volunteering

Taking part in volunteering activities looks great on a CV, helping to show your well-rounded character. Becoming a first aider is a hugely rewarding and valuable skill to have, adding to your personal development. Not only that, first aid skills are also useful to your future employer. Employers are responsible for the wellbeing of their employees, which includes ensuring there are enough first aiders at work.

If you already have a first aid certificate, make sure it’s still valid before you put it on your CV. That’s because due to a recent change, there is no longer a grace period after a first aid certificate expires, so if yours is out of date, you cannot call yourself a first aider any longer. As with anything on your CV, you should be able to back it up with evidence if questioned about it.

Helping to run a club or society

With countless clubs and societies on your doorstep, there’s a wealth of opportunity to bolster up your CV by taking part. But rather than going out and joining as many clubs as possible, it’s better to only get involved in one or two and play an active part in its running. For example, if you play for a sports team, work your way up to become a team captain, or help lead training sessions. Or if you’re in a society, put yourself forward to become elected for a committee position, such as treasurer or secretary.

In a leadership role, you’ll learn lots of great skills that can help you stand out when applying for jobs. This might include motivating and leading a team, taking charge of your club’s financials as treasurer, learning negotiation and decision making skills in committee meetings, as well as showing good people skills by getting elected for your role.

Writing a blog or getting involved in student media

A great way to improve your writing skills is to get involved in in student media such as The Epinal, or contributing to a blog on topics that interest you. This is a great way to build up your portfolio if you’re looking to enter industries such as journalism, advertising, or marketing.

With blogs existing on almost every topic imaginable online, there are countless opportunities to publish articles on your interests. Blogs are often on the lookout for guest authors, so it’s simply a case of getting in touch with those that do and pitching an idea for an article. You can of cause also set up your own blog using software such as WordPress or Blogger.

Developing your digital skills

Experts predict that by 2017, the UK will need 750,000 skilled digital workers to keep up with the growing technology industry. However, in 2011 the UK produced just 56,000 computer science graduates, suggesting a growing deficit in digital skills.

Even if you’re not looking to enter the technology sector, the truth is that the internet is increasingly important in all industries, whether for making sales, acquiring leads or for customer service. As a result, web skills are becoming a necessity, for example learning how to update website content on a CMS, updating email marketing lists or even basic coding.

A great way to get started is to take a free online course with Codecademy or setting up your own WordPress blog.

What other skills do you have?

Think of any other activities you take part in outside of your studies. What skills have you developed by taking part? Are these skills relevant to the role you’re applying to? If the answer is yes then add it, and remember to prepare for your interview by being able to discuss each activity at length.

Careers with Languages Conference

Are you thinking about a career in languages? You might be interested in the Careers with Languages Conference coming up in April!

Careers with Languages_posterThe Language Centre at Loughborough University is hosting a special conference devoted to the employment and career opportunities for undergraduates who can offer Foreign Languages

Wednesday 29th April 2015


James France Building, Loughborough University

Register now on Eventbrite

Graduate Diploma in Law Course Open Afternoon

Wednesday 11 March 2015 from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm

Did you know that if you have a degree in a subject other than Law, you can take a conversion course called the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)? Once you have passed that you will be able to go on to take the Legal Practice Course (if you want to become a solicitor) or the Bar Professional Training Course (if you want to become a barrister).

De Montfort University are holding an Open Afternoon for current De Montfort University (DMU) students who are interested in taking the GDL, either through full-time or part-time study, to enable you to find out more about the course offered, the careers provision and pro bono opportunities available.

The event will be held in the Hugh Aston Building and will start with registration in the main reception area from 2.00 pm – 2.15 p.m. Hugh Aston is No.18 on the Campus Map

The event will include a presentation at 2.15 pm about the GDL and Careers and Finance (including a Question and Answer session).   This will be followed by drinks and the opportunity to talk to members of staff who teach on the GDL who will be available to answer any individual questions you may have.

Please download an Open Day Acceptance Form. If you are intending to attend this Open Afternoon could you please complete and return this form to the main reception in the Hugh Aston Building by no later than Friday 6 March. If you would prefer to respond via e-mail, details of how to do that are included on the Acceptance Form.


Decathlon Recruitment Event for International Students

China, India, Brazil, Russia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia & Vietnam Decathlon poster Feb2015_vn1 2

23rd February 2015 6.30pm U005, Brockington Building

(Decathlon presentations – you will need to attend this event first)
24th February 9.00am JJ004, Anne Packer
(start of recruitment events – Table Tennis)

Decathlon the international sports designer, manufacturer and retailer is recruiting the following roles:

  • Store department manager(China)
  • Dialogue Leader(China)
  • Production leader/ Quality/ Supply / Development / Industrialisation
    ( China, Brazil, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Russia, Vietnam, Cambodia)
  • Information System Engineer(China, Brazil, India, Russia, France)

Decathlon brings together two different activities, creating international sports products and brands and local on-line retail.

Decathlon controls the whole of the product development chain: from Research & Development to the sales floor, including design, production and logistics and support services, Finance, IT and HR.

Decathlon recruits for internship or full time jobs in production.

Decathlon welcome students from any discipline,
in particular Sports, Business/Economics, Engineering, Materials and IT

Book via Careers Online

The Writer – two-day workshop

Word Experience is back and we’re ready for your applications.
Here are some details about how you can get involved.

Hello, we’re The Writer (, the world’s largest language consultancy.

The world’s best (and most humble) language consultancy is running a two-day workshop on 26th and 27th March 2015. We’re looking for 20 undergraduates who love writing to come and get inspired to write for a living. And if you’re really good, we might ask you to be one of our two paid apprentices.

We’ll show you how you can make a career out of writing for business. There’ll be plenty of writing exercises, linguistic brainstorms and home-made pecha kuchas* to get your teeth into.

(*Google has the answer.)

Keep reading if:

You already write for your course

Maybe you study English, journalism or creative writing. Or maybe you just write a lot of essays.

You write in your spare time too

You might write for your student paper, a blog, or fiction. It doesn’t matter as long as you write.

You’re a bit of a word geek

You have a tendency to get excited or properly riled up by all kinds of writing. From tube ads to tubes of toothpaste, Booker Prize winners to Charlie Brooker.

Yes that’s me. What do I need to do?

Send us 300 words telling us why we should pick you (and a way for us to get in touch with you) to Make sure ‘Word Experience’ and your name are in your subject line. And get it to us by 1st March 2015.

Spring Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair – 24th Feb


The Spring Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair is just over a week away! The Careers and Employability Centre have organised this one day event to give you the unique opportunity to meet and network with over 80 national and international companies.

You can find out about:

• Internship Opportunities
• Graduate Vacancies
• Post-graduate study
• Placement Opportunities
• Paid Summer Work

Plus MUCH more….

The event is FREE and you don’t need to pre-register to attend. Doors are open at 11am and the event closes at 3pm

Many organisations attending recruit students from ALL study disciplines giving you great variety and choice of organisations to consider for the future.

There is an opportunity for you to have your CV checked on the day by our Careers Consultants so make sure you have plenty of copies with you.

If you need more reasons to attend……… we are pleased to welcome Mondalez (Cadbury’s) to the Fair who are bringing their chocolate fountain plus we have a shop selling sandwiches so you don’t need to miss out on lunch!

For tips of how to make the most of the event please visit our Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair webpage

Study in the USA

Ways Fulbright can help you apply to American Universities:

USA Grad School Day – London 10 March 2015 – learn from experts in the field about the US postgraduate admissions process and hear more about the Fulbright Awards

Fulbright Awards – Application deadline: 6 November 2015 – Scholarships tenable for postgraduate study or research in any field, at any US university in the 2016-17 academic year

Online guide – A step by step guide to applying to US universities

See for more information