Empathy and Schadenfreude in Sports: A fan’s perspective

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In this blog, we share an article written by Peter Sear PhD. Peter is currently studying a PhD on Empathic Leadership in Sport Organisations, within our Institute for Sport Business. This article has been published by Psychology Today. When it comes to sport on TV, what’s the next best thing to sharing in the experienceRead more

Qualitative Research in Sport Management

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In this blog, meet our three highly experienced and sagacious professors within the Institute for Sport Business who have developed a book analysing quantitative research methods in sports management, from analysing data to using digital tools and paradigms. This book examines the reflective and interrogative processes required for developing effective qualitative research questions and includesRead more

UK Leaping into the Artificial Intelligence Frontier

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In this blog, Loughborough University London graduate Tomhas discusses the decision for the UK to increase its spending on cyber security defence and the use of Artificial Intelligence. Tomhas studied within the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance and graduated in 2019. Despite news cycles being dominated by Covid-19 and Brexit, the UK Government’s delayedRead more

Reflection on Semester 1: Haihan’s story

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In this blog, current MSc Sport Technologies and Analytics student, Haihan, shares their reflections on their time at Loughborough University London so far. This week I have submitted my research & insight report on UEFA Champions League reform, marking the end of semester 1 of my 1-year MSc Sport Technologies and Analytics at Loughborough University London.Read more

Design Innovation Academics Launch Climate Action Heroes Project

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The ‘Climate Action Heroes’ project links climate action with economic regeneration. It aims to empower young people to imagine and create desirable futures for themselves and their community as they progress into adulthood. The project also feeds into CUK’s strategy for influencing the London 2021 Mayoral elections’ stand on climate action and economic regeneration withRead more

IT Services: How can we help you?

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Welcome to the Student Support Services spotlight series! In this series, we will introduce you to all our of Student Support Services and let you know how we can offer you support during your studies at Loughborough University London. In the final blog of this series, meet our IT Services team and find out howRead more

Future Space: How can we help you?

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Welcome to the Student Support Services spotlight series! In this series, we will introduce you to all our of Student Support Services and let you know how we can offer you support during your studies at Loughborough University London. In this blog, meet our Future Space team and find out how we can support yourRead more

Welfare: How can we help you?

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Welcome to the Student Support Services spotlight series! In this series, we will introduce you to all our of Student Support Services and let you know how we can offer you support during your studies at Loughborough University London. In this blog, meet our Welfare team and find out all the ways they are hereRead more

The Library Services Spotlight: How can we help you?

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Welcome to the Student Support Services spotlight series! In this series, we will introduce you to all our of Student Support Services and let you know how we can offer you support during your studies at Loughborough University London. In this blog, meet our Librarian and the Library resources available to our students. The LondonRead more

Student Services Spotlight: How can we help you?

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Welcome to the Student Support Services spotlight series! In this series, we will introduce you to all our of Student Support Services and let you know how we can offer you support during your studies at Loughborough University London. In the first blog, meet our Student Services team and find out all the ways theyRead more

Hadiza’s experience: studying during a pandemic

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We asked some of our new students about their time at Loughborough University London – Here is what current student Hadiza, had to say about her experience so far. Why did you choose to study at Loughborough University London? I had a cousin studied at the Loughborough University East midlands campus. She was always soRead more

Get to know our alumni: Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship recently held their first alumni event on 9 December 2020. The event offered current students the opportunity to ask questions and seek advice from an panel made up of recent Loughborough London graduates. Our alumni panel was made up of four recent graduates – not all of the alumniRead more

Komal’s experience: studying during a pandemic

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We asked some of our new students about their time at Loughborough University London so far – find out more about experience current student, Komal, in this blog. Why did you choose to study at Loughborough University London? I’d attended and a seminar and there was a lecturer who convinced my whole family Loughborough UniversityRead more

Overcoming the First Term Worries

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In this blog, current student, Ellie, discusses how she overcame some of first term worries in her first few months studying here at Loughborough University London. I am a full time masters student at Loughborough University London studying Design Innovation Management and I have just completed my first semester. This means I have completed aRead more

Will virtual learning be missed in 2021?

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In this blog, current Student Ambassador, Maria, shares her experience of adapting to a new virtual environment and format of teaching, in what has been a challenging year for everyone. I think it would be fair to say 2020 has been very different for nearly every student in the world. The final year of myRead more

Studying in the UK: Karen’s experience

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In the blog, alumna Jing Liu (Karen), shares her experience as an international student studying in the UK and how the skills learnt studying in another country have enhanced her career. Jing studied at Loughborough University in London from September 2015 to December 2016 and graduated with an MA in Media and Creative Industries. However, Jing nowRead more

Life as MSc Digital Marketing student: Vishal’s experience

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In this blog, Digital Marketing MSc student and student ambassador, Vishal, will share his experience studying at Loughborough University London so far. For me, studying at Loughborough University London has been an eye-opening experience. As a post-graduate only campus, a typical week at Loughborough London can be a hectic one. From balancing work-life whilst maintainingRead more

Meet Sakinah: An Inspiring Success scholar

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Sakinah is one of our 2020 Inspiring Success scholars and in this short blog, she will share her experience studying at Loughborough University London so far. Meet Sakinah My name is Sakinah Sutherland-Jones, I am 23 and a swim teacher from Hackney.  I attended Clapton Girls’ Academy school and sixth form, then went on toRead more

London crowned best city in the world

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London crowned best city in the world described as the “capital of all capitals” London has been ranked as the best city in the world for a sixth year in a row by bestcities.org! The ranking scores the world’s best cities based on six metrics: place, product, programming, people, prosperity, and promotion. London ranked 1stRead more

Introducing our new Student Ambassadors

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We’ve recently welcomed our new cohort of students for the 2020-21 academic year, including 15 new Student Ambassadors. Take a look below to hear what our current student ambassadors had to say about their Loughborough University London experience so far and their advice for prospective students: Andrew From: the UK Studying: MSc Risk, Governance &Read more

The Poster Project led by LU Arts

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LU Arts is encouraging the Loughborough University and the Loughborough University London community to campaign for a better world by designing your own political posters. What is the Poster Project? The Poster Project is a unique webpage where you can upload your own poster designs on issues and topics that matter to you. The political posterRead more

Top tips for students arriving to campus in January

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Whether your arriving to the UK for the first time or are just about to start your educational journey at Loughborough University London, here are some top tips to get you settled in comfortably and efficiently. Surroundings You may or may not be familiar with the local area, so our first piece of advice wouldRead more

A Londoner’s guide: to Christmas

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Christmas Day is celebrated in the United Kingdom on 25 December. It traditionally celebrates the Christian religion, although Christmas in the UK is a staple of English culture, which is normally celebrated by all cultures residing here. As an integrated part of the culture Christmas Day is also a public holiday. It is a dayRead more

An Introduction to the Future Space Team

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Hello! I’m Ben Cole, Head of Strategic Projects and Future Space at Loughborough University London. Future Space was designed to support our student community, and support the innovators and inventors of the future (YOU). Our goal is to connect you to your future, help you with your goals, your career, and your entrepreneurial ideas whileRead more

Londoner’s guide to parks and outside spaces

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London is one of the most desirable global cities in the business and fashion world, to name a few. Widely recognized for its economic performance and a place for business or education opportunities the agriculture of the city is not as broadly discussed. Did you know? In 2019, the National Park City Foundation confirmed LondonRead more

A Londoner’s guide: Getting to know Stratford

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This guide highlights the most popular activities/ attractions to help you get to know Stratford, East London. If you were one of the millions of people who tuned in to watch the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, then you’ll have seen some of the landmark buildings that make up the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford.Read more

A Londoner’s guide: The Top 10 apps

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The latest generation of smartphones comes with a panoply of apps to get you started, from email and photography to navigation. Listed below are the top 10 apps to aid your convenience and practicality in London. 1. City Mapper Citymapper is a public transit app and mapping service which displays transport options, usually with live timing, between anyRead more

A Londoner’s guide: Your first few days in the City

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You’ve just arrived to one of the most popular cities on earth with a population of over 9 million residents, who collectively speak over 300 languages. London is one of the most ethnically diverse populations in the world. London’s food scene is as multicultural as its population, making it possible to whisk your taste budsRead more

Call for Papers – Special Issue: Sustainable Design Education and Implementation

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Dr Ksenija Kuzmina, Lecturer within the Institute for Design Innovation and Dr Vicky Lofthouse, Lecturer in Industrial Design, will be Guest Editors for a Special Themed Section in Sustainability, which will explore Sustainable Design Education and Implementation. Sustainability invites submissions responding to the themes below for a Special Issue of the journal. This Special IssueRead more

A Londoner’s guide to: Travel

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In this series of blogs, get a Londoner’s guide to every element of the London experience. Each week, our lovely team in London give their advice on a different topic – this week we’re focusing on: travel! The Here East shuttle bus Did you know: a free shuttle bus service connects Here East (where ourRead more

Technology and its role in racialised surveillance

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Dr Angela Martinez Dy, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship for the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship recently participated in a virtual panel discussing technology and its role in racialised surveillance. Technology and surveillance have been around for a while, however, we are constantly faced with new developments and wider uses being made available. Automated facial recognition,Read more

Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance: Covid-19 and Political Leadership

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Loughborough University London’s Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance have created a series of mini-lectures that discuss the effects of Covid-19 on a national and global scale. The lectures have been distributed to students providing weekly video content that pose pivotal questions and encourage students to consider the implications of a global pandemic on politicsRead more

Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance: Covid-19 and the Future of Europe

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Loughborough University London’s Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance have created a series of mini-lectures that discuss the effects of Covid-19 on a national and global scale. The lectures have been distributed to students providing weekly video content that pose pivotal questions and encourage students to consider the implications of a global pandemic on politicsRead more

Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance: Covid-19 and European Diplomacy

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Loughborough University London’s Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance have created a series of mini-lectures that discuss the effects of Covid-19 on a national and global scale. The lectures have been distributed to students providing weekly video content that pose pivotal questions and encourage students to consider the implications of a global pandemic on politicsRead more

Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance: Covid-19 and the World Order

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Loughborough University London’s Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance have created a series of mini-lectures that discuss the effects of Covid-19 on a national and global scale. The lectures have been distributed to students providing weekly video content that pose pivotal questions and encourage students to consider the implications of a global pandemic on politicsRead more

Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance: Protest Movements During Covid-19

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Loughborough University London’s Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance have created a series of mini-lectures that discuss the effects of Covid-19 on a national and global scale. The lectures have been distributed to students providing weekly video content that pose pivotal questions and encourage students to consider the implications of a global pandemic on politicsRead more

My PhD experience

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Dr Adaku Jennifer Agwunobi is our first Black doctoral researcher to complete her PhD, and the first doctoral researcher to complete their PhD within the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. What’s more, Dr Agwunobi also completed her PhD in an impressive 2 years and 10 months – pretty exceptional, right?

In this blog, hear from Dr Agwunobi in her own words as she reflects on her PhD experience at Loughborough University London.

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Loughborough University awarded 5+ QS Star rating

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So we really can say we are a super star institution, but what does this actually mean? The QS Stars rating system is an opt-in rating system for higher education institutions and unlike other ranking systems which compares the performance of different institutions, the QS Stars system rates a university entirely on its own performance.Read more

Recent success for our doctoral researchers

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Loughborough University provides our students with an environment that encourages them to become innovators and leaders in their fields of study. In celebration of this, we wanted to highlight some recent notable achievements from our PhD students.   Alan Brejnholt (Institute for International Management) Alan has had immense success recently with Sustainability. Published only justRead more

Pursuing a career in international politics and business

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On 16 June 2020 the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance together with the Institute for International Management hosted an event with their alumni to showcase how to achieve a career in international politics and business. The panel was chaired by Dr Tim Oliver, Director of Studies, and Senior Lecturer for the Institute for DiplomacyRead more

Studying Politics and International Relations: Book recommendations from the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance

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We asked academic staff, post-docs and PhD students from the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance for their book recommendations. Whether you are currently studying Politics and International Relations or just have an interest in these areas, keep scrolling to find out which books should be on your reading list. Hoffmann, Stanley (1967), ‘Heroic Leadership:Read more

Loughborough University London Inspiring Success Programme

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The Loughborough University London Inspiring Success programme is currently in its 6th year with our latest 2020 cohort. What is Inspiring Success? Inspiring Success is a two-part programme designed to provide employability support to unemployed and underemployed East London graduates. As part of this exciting opportunity, participants are invited to attend insightful workshops delivered byRead more

Creating the next generation of disability pioneers

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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

Loughborough University’s Sprint Women’s Development Programme

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For 4 days during December, I attended Loughborough University’s first Sprint Women’s Development Programme. I participated in various activities and presentations, met brilliant women from my campus, and learnt more about myself than I thought I would (or could) in 4 days! Though the name suggests otherwise, the Sprint Women’s Development Programme has nothing toRead more

Masterclass on Service Design for Entrepreneurship at Imperial College London

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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

My experience of the Collaborative Project with the NHS

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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.

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The Discussion Group

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Come along to the Future Space every Tuesday during term time for the weekly discussion group called ‘The Discussion Group’. The Discussion Group is open to all students and provides an opportunity to meet new people, debate a variety of interesting issues and to practice and improve your speaking and listening skills. Between 5-6pm onRead more

Sport for Development and Olympic Movement Stakeholders: A Social Network Analysis

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The Institute for Sport Business are conducting a social network analysis (SNA) of funders, organisers and implementers in the Sport for Development (SfD) and Olympic Movement (OM) networks in Africa and Europe. The project is funded by the Olympic Studies Centre (OSC) and is being conducted in partnership with Loughborough University London (Dr Steve Swanson, Dr Holly Collinson, and Professor James Skinner) and the University of Johannesburg (Professor Cora Burnett-Louw). This survey asks you to indicate your professional relationships and identify roles within the SfD sector.

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Your Registration Week checklist

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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

Registration Week

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23-27 September 2019 The new academic year is fast approaching, which means all of us at Loughborough University London are looking forward to welcoming a new cohort of budding students onto our inspiring postgraduate campus on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. We know that as much as this fast approaching date can stir up excitement forRead more

Sport Business and Leadership student helps with Homeless Rugby Charity

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Sport Business and Leadership MSc student, Nao, has recently been interviewed by the Sport Management Hub about his work with Homeless Rugby, a non-profit organisation that builds strong partnerships between rugby clubs and local homeless charities to help create positive sporting opportunities. In the article, Nao first expressed his love and passion for Rugby: IRead more

JOINT Fund series: The #Lollybin Part 2

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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

First Future Innovation Sports Tech Global Series held in London

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On Friday 28 June 2019, academics from the Institute for Sport Business took part in the first ever Future Innovation Sports Tech Global Series in London. Over 500 industry experts from UK joined together at Stamford Bridge, home to Chelsea FC, to discuss future global sports innovation and esports. The conference covered three tracks: Fan,Read more

JOINT Fund series: Build a bike challenge

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On 4 July 2019, 30 organisations at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (QEOP) district took part in Loughborough University London’s ‘Build a Bike’ charity challenge, in partnership with Bikeworks. This event was supported by the JOINT Fund scheme and organised by Dr Anna Grosman, Lecturer in Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Fiona Meeks, Institute for Innovation andRead more

JOINT Fund series: The Fair Energy Mark 2

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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. This is part two of her research project. Earlier this year, we at Loughborough ran workshops with the local community atRead more

Public speaking: you either hate it or you love it!

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In this blog, we hear from current student Selsabil, who recently attended a public speaking workshop run by our careers and employability team. Public speaking: you either hate it or you love it! But we all have to do it. Good public speaking skills allow us to engage audiences, grab the attention of decision-makers, and win clients.Read more

Applications for Chevening Scholarships 2020/21

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We are pleased to announce that applications for 2020/21 Chevening Scholarships and some Fellowships will open Monday 5 August 2019. Chevening is the UK’s government’s flagship international awards programme aimed at developing global leaders since 1983. It is funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and partner organisations. Chevening provides two type of awardsRead more

JOINT Fund series: The Fair Energy Mark 1

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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

The Student Ambassador Experience

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We spoke with current Sport Business and Innovation MSc student, Anush, about his experience as a Student Ambassador at Loughborough University London. Each year we recruit enthusiastic students with a passion for Loughborough University London at the start of each academic year. Our Student Ambassador scheme allows students to work alongside their studies on tasksRead more

Alumni support recent graduates at mentoring event in London

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On 6 June, eight alumni visited Loughborough University London to meet with recent graduates and current students to offer support, advice and conduct speed-interviews. Organised by the Careers Network and Alumni Engagement teams, they worked with alumni from a variety of industries to provide real-life interview experiences for 2018 graduates and current Loughborough University London students. The event opened with a panelRead more

Union Cup Victory

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Between 7 June and 9 June 2019, Sport Business and Leadership MSc student, Nao, played in the Union Cup, Europe’s largest LGBT+ inclusive Rugby tournament. The Union Cup is the European non-professional LGBT+ inclusive rugby competition that takes place every two years in a different location. This year, 45 teams from fifteen countries over EuropeRead more

Current trends across the Sport Business education sector

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Professor James Skinner and Professor Aaron Smith, Institute for Sport Business, discuss some of the current and emerging trends that are driving change and new opportunities across the Sport Business education sector in the Sport Business Professional last week. With the sport business industry growing rapidly, the education sector is rising to meet its needs.Read more

Loughborough ranked in top five again in Guardian University Guide 2020

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Loughborough has retained its top five ranking in the 2020 Guardian University Guide, taking 4th place for the second year running. The national league table, published today (Friday 7 June), ranks the country’s 121 universities by scoring each institution on a range of aspects of university life, including how satisfied students are with their courseRead more

5 things to look out for this June!

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Diplomacy, Business and Trade MSc student, Kyle, has written this blog on 5 things to look out for this June! #1 The Queen’s Birthday Parade Trooping the Colour marks the Queen’s official birthday celebrations. Tomorrow (Saturday 8th June 2019), join crows of spectators in St James’ Park or along The Mall. There will be aRead more

ISB Careers Symposium

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In March, the Institute for Sport Business welcomed students, industry partners and alumni onto our campus for the first Institute for Sport Business Careers Symposium. The Careers Symposium was developed by the Institute for Sport Business to give students and alumni the opportunity to interact with industry professionals and to expand their knowledge and network.Read more

JOINT Fund series: The #Lollybins

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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

The first Institute for Sport Business doctoral researcher completes PhD degree

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Qi Peng joined the Institute for Sport Business in 2015 and became the first Doctoral Researcher to successfully complete a PhD degree earlier this month. Qi’s PhD, entitled The Institutional Change Process in the Chinese Sport Sector: An Organisational Analysis on the Chinese Football Association Reform examined the impact of policy changes on sport organisations throughRead more

Things to do in London this Summer!

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Now it is Summer Term and the weather is getting better (we hope), it is a good opportunity to go out and enjoy the best of London before the academic year is over! Diplomacy, Business and Trade MSc student, Kyle, has written this blog on some things you can do in London in the upcomingRead more

JOINT Fund series: This Woman Does!

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As part of the JOINT Fund initiative, Dr Holly Collison and Dr Ksenija Kuzmina share their progress on their ‘Women in the Workforce: Exploring working women’s relationship with physical activity and exercise’ research. Aims of the project: The objective of this study is to better understand the relationship and experiences working women have with physicalRead more

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