The Institute for Sport Business confirmed as Sport Industry NextGen partner for 2018

Loughborough University London’s Institute for Sport Business has been confirmed as the lead academic partner for Sport Industry Group’s NextGen leadership programme for the third year consecutive year.

As part of the leadership programme, the 30 Sport Industry NextGen Leaders will receive multiple experiences throughout the year, including an executive leadership workshop at Loughborough University London.

Young people who work within the sports industry and aspire to grow their network, experience and knowledge for responsible leadership are the focus of this leadership programme.

Dr Steve Swanson, Lecturer and Director for the Sport Business and Leadership MSc at Loughborough University London, is one of the coaches on the leadership programme.

30 Sport Industry NextGen Leaders have been selected for the 2018 programme. They will begin the programme with a selection awards evening on Thursday 1st February 2018. The awards event will take place on Feb 1st 2018 at Village Underground in Shoreditch, London.

Attendees at the event will hear from special guest, Tom Daley, Mens 10m Platform World Champion, about his experiences of growing up as a focus for the sport industry, while battling for medal success at the highest level.

Entrants must be up to 30 years old, enter on their own behalf, and be based in the UK. Entries for the 2019 programme will open in July 2018. The programme is free to enter and aims to discover the rising industry stars.

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.