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.
The University has been awarded five stars in all areas according to the independent QS Stars university rating scheme. It has also been named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2019 QS World University Rankings, top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey and University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019 and the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018.
Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2019, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 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 in 2017.
Loughborough has risen to 5th place in the Times Higher Education (THE) ‘Table of Tables’ 2019 and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014). In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.
Specialising exclusively in postgraduate-level study, Loughborough University London is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers cutting-edge master’s and PhD degrees, as well as business collaboration, research and enterprise opportunities.
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.