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Sport Business and Leadership students visit the Royal Military Academy

23 November 2017

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Last month, the Sport Business and Leadership MSc students had the opportunity to visit the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst with programme director Dr Steve Swanson. The full day involved a variety of activities including academic sessions and talks delivered by academy personnel on leadership from the military perspective. Students also had the unique opportunity to take part in a special session with the College Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Lucy Giles (pictured), and learn first-hand how her military service and current role have shaped her leadership philosophy.

Here are some quotes from our Sport Business and Leadership students about their visit:

It was fascinating to understand the ‘Serve to Lead’ perspective of the military and how all cadets are trained to think of what would be best for their followers in each situation. I believe sessions like this are extremely important for us as they allow us to link classroom teaching to real-world application.  (Arnav)

Our field-trip to Sandhurst was really informative and inspirational. It was a fantastic to be able to learn how the cadets are pushed to achieve their fullest potential and moulded into the military leaders of the future through their experiences in an elite organisation, such as the Royal Military Academy. It was also interesting to consider how this type of leadership style could be used in other contexts: such as business and sport. (Charlie)

Our Sport Business and Leadership students enhance their understanding of leadership and business through regular on-location site visits at top sport organisations and other complementary leadership environments. This allows students to gain first-hand perspective from top leaders in their field.

Loughborough University London would like to thank the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst for their time and hospitality with our students.

If you would like to find more information about our MSc in Sport Business and Leadership, please visit our website.

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