Loughborough University London partners BT Sport event for 11-16 year olds

Loughborough University London is working in partnership with BT Sport to deliver a half day, consisting of presentations and a forum for secondary school children in Hackney, Newham, Waltham Forest and Tower Hamlets.

The "Inspiring Young People" event will take place at BT Sport Studios on Wednesday 7th June and will be hosted by former England Rugby captain and BT Sport presenter, Martin Bayfield. The sessions will cover exciting topics surrounding sport in a digital world, and will touch on some of BT Sport's existing initiatives and opportunities for local young people.

Director of the Institute for Sport Business, Professor James Skinner has been announced as a key speaker at the event and intends to give an insight into the latest developments in the sports technology sector. Professor James Skinner leads an inspiring faculty of researchers with a shared interest in leadership, innovation and enterprise in sport.

Other speakers include Jamie Hindhough, Chief Operating Officer of BT Sport and Director of Tech Literacy,  Liz Williams. For more information about the event, please contact london@lboro.ac.uk.

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.