Loughborough University London's Digital Skills programme now online

SME’s and start-ups looking to access digital skills support can now access Loughborough University London’s Digital Skills workshops and events online to help their businesses scale and grow.

Funded by the Greater London Authority and the European Social Fund, the Digital Skills programme offers free digital skills workshops to SMEs from across the capital.

The online workshops will be tailored to the needs of those that apply but are likely to include tutorials on using digital tools effectively to increase workflow and productivity, use of social media and video to support business functions i.e. recruitment, customer service or digital business development tools.

The opportunity to develop virtual work insight projects with postgraduate students studying at the university’s campus in London is also included in the programme in addition to the workshops. Student work insight projects will cover areas such as digital marketing, design innovation and business development.

The programme is 100% free and 100% online for all London registered start-ups and SME’s that sign up.

Ben Cole, Loughborough University London Stakeholder Development Manager said:

“Since we established ourselves in London in 2015 we’ve always been innovating. Our move to go 100% digital means that at the very time when SME’s and start-ups need help to innovate we have a 100% online programme to boost businesses across London.”   

More information on the Digital Skills Programme can be found on our dedicated webpages, and companies can sign up to the programme here: lboro.london/digitalskills.

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.