Loughborough University London Welcomes IMG’s Seven League to its Talent+ programme

Seven League, the digital sports arm of IMG, a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media was today announced as the latest organisation to partner with Loughborough University London’s innovative Talent+ scheme.

The programme will see Seven League work with the university’s Future Space team to provide career development opportunities for London-based students, including guest lectures, panels and networking sessions with the company’s employees. The partnership will also provide pathways for students to apply for roles within Seven League’s growing global team.

Ashley Shaner, VP, Strategy & Operations at Seven League, said: “Partnering with Loughborough University London enables us to support, inspire and connect directly with, highly skilled and diverse Masters students from across the globe. Through this programme, we aim to provide various opportunities for students to engage with and learn from our work and help them build a pathway from studying into the industry.

Loughborough University London’s Talent+ is a programme of tailored online and in person activities designed to support students into work with some of the biggest and most renowned global employers. Loughborough University London is working with companies across the world to exclusively connect them to our educators and graduates through its Talent+ programme.

Ben Cole Head of Future Space said: “Talent+ has been developed to connect partner organisations with the unique talents of our students. Our Future Space activities provide our students with experience in the practical working world. Partnerships such as this mean that there is a direct opportunity for our students to secure full-time employment upon graduation. We are excited to welcome IMG and Seven League to this programme.

The next step for the partnership will see Seven League host a visit to IMG’s offices in West London. Current students can book onto this here.

If you are interested in the Talent+ programme and would like more information, please contact futurespace@lboro.ac.uk

About IMG

IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media. The company manages some of the world’s greatest athletes and fashion icons; owns and operates hundreds of live events annually; and is a leading independent producer and distributor of sports and entertainment media. IMG also specializes in licensing, sports training and league development. IMG is a subsidiary of Endeavor, a global sports and entertainment company.


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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.