Loughborough University London partners with West Ham Utd Foundation

West Ham United Foundation and Loughborough University London are delighted to announce a new innovative research partnership. This ground-breaking collaboration is one of the first of its kind in the country, and will see WHU Foundation provide research opportunities and support to Loughborough University London’s postgraduate students.

The students will take part in a wide range of the Foundation’s 40+ schemes currently in delivery across east London and Essex, and will be given the opportunity to work directly with WHU Foundation programme managers to identify areas of improvement and provide detailed methods of growth.

The findings from this research will then be directly applied to the Foundation’s delivery methods, enabling growth and improvement.

Loughborough University London is Loughborough University’s second campus which is located next to the London Stadium on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. As part of the partnership, students at Loughborough University London may also benefit from industry led teaching, delivered by highly skilled and experienced West Ham United guest lecturers. The partnership will look to expand in the coming years, aiming to incorporate further work streams and projects, thus providing more opportunities for students within a Premier League environment.

We are delighted to be establishing an official partnership with West Ham United Foundation, and look forward to nurturing a dynamic and collaborative relationship which will benefit our students and the local community.

Professor Mike Caine, Dean for Loughborough University London

The growth of West Ham United Foundation, has been considerable over the past three years, providing an ever increasing number of opportunities to the communities surrounding the Club’s old and new home.

As our delivery grows, so does our resource. In order to keep reaching our targets, we have a need for dedicated thorough research that can help us create, develop and improve new initiatives, as well as expanding our current programmes.

Our new partnership with Loughborough University London will enable us to focus on the impact the work of West Ham United Foundation has made in its communities which will equip us with the key information needed to optimise our life-changing work.

Joseph Lyons, West Ham United Foundation CEO

The collaboration sees Loughborough University London become the first postgraduate partner of West Ham United Foundation, alongside the undergraduate partnership with University of East London where the WHU Foundation degree is currently in its second year of delivery.

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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 2020 QS World University Rankings and top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2020, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 and 8th in The UK Complete University Guide 2020.

Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. 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.