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Loughborough Sport School visits offer an exciting and inspirational day whereby pupils aged 12-18 get the opportunity  to experience a day in one of the UK’s leading higher education institutions. World renowned as a centre of sporting and academic excellence, pupils are given the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of sporting greats at the number one sporting university in the UK.

Not only will pupils be able to view world class sporting facilities first hand, but also gain an insight into university life and what it means to be a Loughborough University Student. Pupils will experience the world class sporting facilities and unrivalled sporting opportunities on offer here at Loughborough; just like Team GB did in preparation for their most successful Olympics in history!

Structure of the Day

The day begins at 10:00 with an introduction to Higher Education, Loughborough Sport and life as a student.

This is followed by a guided tour of the world class facilities at the University which will involve visiting a variety of sporting facilities used by Olympic Athletes, National Governing Bodies and also students and the local community. It will also include information on the halls of residence and give a general insight into life as a student at Loughborough.

A packed lunch is available if desired at 12:00 and will include sandwiches, fruit, cereal bars, fruit juice and water.

The day is pitched at the curriculum needs of the students but is also an experiential, practical and fun introduction to life in a Higher Education institution. In the afternoon the pupils will given the chance to practically participate in a number of physical tests that elite performers may experience, and those that professional sports scientists may perform. Also on offer is the chance to analyse their own diets in a Sport Nutrition workshop, understand the role of mental toughness, confidence and motivation techniques in a Sport Psychology workshop, and test their agility and basic movement techniques in a Fitness Testing workshop (please see ‘Workshops Outlines’ for a comprehensive and detailed list of the workshop choices available).

Both the applied practical nature and the interactive element of the days ensure that the visits to Loughborough University are extremely successful with schools from all over England who have visited.

Please ensure you book early to avoid disappointment.

Making a Booking

For information on prices, contact us to find out more. We have funding available to subsidise some schools or places on visits. To find out more about these School Visit Programme days, please contact the school visit team on 01509227132 or alternatively, click here to make an enquiry.

If a booking is made for less than 12 students there will be an excess charge of £15 per student regardless of funding status.