London is a city of many opportunities, and students in London for a limited time should make use of the city as much as they can.
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.
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
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
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
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
As part of the JOINT Fund initiative, Dr Emily Hayday leads research that intends to better understand the perceptions, attitudes and experiences of key stakeholders towards social impacts through/within Esport. This blog shares the progress of the research so far: Aims of the project This research is being undertaken by the Institute for Sport BusinessRead more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Are you looking for ways to fund your postgraduate studies? One of our students, Julia shares her story on the Chevening scholarship and her experience at Loughborough University London.
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
Two of our Sport Business and Leadership MSc students recently participated in the Smart Stadia Hackathon hosted by Chelsea Football Club. Charlie share’s his experience of the event in this week’s blog post.
Last month, our Programme Director for MSc Sport Business and Innovation, Dr Allan Edwards, visited New Delhi to talk about our programmes and research opportunities.
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
Loughborough has retained its position as the best university in the world to study sports-related subjects in the global 2018 QS higher education league table.
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, Joel, attended the event and has provided an insight into the day.
Loughborough University London and Chelsea Football Club are delighted to have formed a three-year strategic partnership that will see the two organisations work together on research, internships, player aftercare and engagement activities.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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 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 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
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
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
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.
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.
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
Sport Industry NextGen leaders continue to develop their Leadership Package through a visit to Loughborough University London.Read more
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
Finalists from the Next Gen Leadership Awards are set to take part in a number of leadership development activities, including an Executive Leadership Workshop delivered by our Institute for Sport Business.
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.
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.