UK Sport Data Global Training Camp held at Loughborough University London

On 29-30 January 2019, Loughborough University London hosted a sold out two-day intensive global training camp with a focus on sport data.

Developed for students and professionals with a passion for Sports Performance Data, Sports Marketing, Sports Business and Sports Technology, the camp was sponsored and hosted by Loughborough University London.

In a series of 90-minute sessions, students and young professionals participated in hands-on workshops and masterclasses, developing their knowledge and experience of technical tools, technologies, vendors and data analytics.

Sessions were delivered by Loughborough University London senior lecturers, Dr Erhan Ekmekcioglu and Dr Varuna De Silva, alongside data scientists, consultants and management level sports professionals.

50 students from the Institute for Sport Business were invited to partake in the camp benefitting from free places provided by the University.

Professor James Skinner, Institute for Sport Business Director said

“The UK Sport Data Global Training Camp has been a great way to expose our students to industry and help nurture young professionals in the sports sector.”

Thomas Alomes, Head of EMEA for Vumero, Sports Data Global Training Camp creators and organisers, said:

"Sports Analytics is a rapidly growing industry. So we’re excited to partner with Loughborough University London to give students and young professionals the opportunity to develop practical skills which will help them embark on their careers."

Stacey Morley-Jepson, Institute for Sport Business student, said:

"As students we are incredibly lucky to hear from leaders and key innovators within the sports analytics sector, as well as being exposed to technologies and advances within the industry. The Sports Data Global Training Camp is just one of the opportunities Loughborough has provided to help me prepare to excel when I graduate."

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 2019 QS World University Rankings, University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019 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 2019 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.