Leading Organisations welcome students to their offices across London

Over 400 students were invited to offices across London to meet representatives from their partner organisation for the Collaborative Project module.

The Collaborative Project module is studied by most students in the first semester. For the duration of the module, students from a range of programmes work together to solve a problem or objective put forward by an organisation.

412 students are taking part in the Collaborative Project module this year, and were invited to meet their project partners on site last week. Site visits took place at Blaze, North Highland, Crate Brewery, Digital Skills Solutions, the Department for International Trade at China-Britain Business Council (CBBC), HeyBigMan!, Foster & Partners, Two Circles, Active Newham, West Ham United.

Student Jac Kou visited Foster and Partners at their offices at London Bridge and said:

There was a lot to takeaway from the visit, however one piece stood out the most. They asked us to think of an everyday problem that you wish to change and then consider how to solve it. That’s what we wish to do with our collaborative project

Jac Kou, Student at Loughborough University London

Student Owen Betteridge visited the West Ham United Foundation at their offices and said:

My group had the unbelievable opportunity to interview both the Senior Football Development Officer and The Football Development Manager of the Foundation. These interviews lasted for over an hour and were truly enthralling! Being able to pose questions and business ideas to senior members of the Foundation was an invaluable experience

Owen Betteridge, student at Loughborough University London

Students working with Blaze visited Blaze HQ in Bethnal Green last Wednesday. The students saw how a start up business operates and were also introduced to the design and engineering that goes into Blaze safety products.

Speaking of the Collaborative Project, Rachel Thompson, Head of Community at Blaze said:

We enjoy working with the students and staff at Loughborough University London. It's great to gain the insight and input of a broad range of students, and they are thoroughly engaged by the tasks in hand.

Rachel Thompson, Head of Community at Blaze

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines. 

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2018 QS World University Rankings, top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey and named University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018. 

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 6th in the Guardian University League Table 2018, 7th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and 7th in The UK Complete University Guide 2019. It was also named Sports University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017. 

The University has been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, which recognises institutions that deliver consistently outstanding teaching that is of the highest quality found in the UK. 

The Loughborough University London campus is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities. It is home to influential thought leaders, pioneering researchers and creative innovators who provide students with the highest quality of teaching and the very latest in modern thinking. 

The seven specialist institutes at Loughborough University London include: Design Innovation, Digital Technologies, Diplomacy and International Governance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Management, Media and Creative Industries, and Sport Business. Close industry partnerships with a wealth of leading businesses and creative organisations means teaching and learning is informed by real-life challenges and driven by true industry pressures.