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

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

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

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

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

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

Landmark book critically challenging intersections of sport, education and corporatisation

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A new co-authored book, Sport, Education and Corporatisation: Spaces of connectivity, contestation and creativity (Routledge, 2019), has recently been released by Dr Geoffery Kohe (School of Sport & Exercise Science, University of Kent) and Dr Holly Collison (Institute for Sport Business, Loughborough University London). Sport, Education and Corporation specifically examines strategic political and economic alliances formedRead more

Loughborough University London – Annual Review 2018

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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

The Institute for Sport Business experience

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Ahead of the Institute for Sport Business Careers Syposium on Friday (22 March 2019), we caught up with Arnav, a Sport Business and Leadership alumnus, to find out more about his experience studying an Institute for Sport Business programme. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your year at Loughborough University London I movedRead more

Trends in fitness

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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.

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Celebration of Learning Communities awards evening takes place on campus

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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

SAP Company Visit

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Our students from the Institute for Sport Business had the opportunity to visit SAP Headquarters in Feltham, London, and experience a unique and innovative corporate environment for a whole day. Take a read of Leonidas’ blog post to find out more about the site visit. 

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Collaborative Project Show 2018

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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

Visit to Wembley Stadium

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This week’s blog post is from one of our Chevening Scholar’s, Gabriela. She recently visited Wembley Stadium as part of her Sport Business and Leadership programme and has written about her experience of the trip.

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A Sport Business and Leadership visit to Wimbledon

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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 SportRead more

Collaborating with Loughborough University London

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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.

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A visit to Wimbledon

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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.Read more

Collaborative Project – West Ham United Foundation

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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

A visit to GB Hockey at Bisham Abbey

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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 wasRead more

Collaborative Project – North Highland

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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

5 reasons why you should study an MRes

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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

A visit to the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst

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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 sessionRead more

Collaborative Project Students Experience New Ways of Seeing

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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

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

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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 British and international sporting landscape.

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

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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.

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Prototyping Week

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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

Flamingo Group

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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.

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Collaborative Project – West Ham Foundation

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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.


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

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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 – Blaze

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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

Women’s Sports Week 2016

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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 forRead more

James Skinner Discusses Therapeutic Use Exemption in Elite Sport

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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 WADARead more

Phil’s Journey from Loughborough to London

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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.

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First PhD Studentship Allocated

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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.

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Students give their thoughts on MSc Sport Business and Leadership at Loughborough University London

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Students share their views on the learning experiences provided as part of the MSc Sport Business and Leadership programme at Loughborough University London. Locations include Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre and UK SPORT, which are just two of the site visits organised as part of the curriculum. Other site visits include Google HQ, The Royal Ballet and The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. For more information about this programme, please visit: lborolondon.ac.uk

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Siddharth’s Student Vlog

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