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Why Loughborough? Why Loughborough?


Loughborough University offers a wide range of opportunities for schools to engage in a number of inspirational and educational activities. Whether it’s a visit to the University with a group of students, host a teacher conference or providing student coaches to support your school deliver national or local sporting programmes.

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School Visits Programme

Have you ever experienced a day in a world class sporting environment? Loughborough University offers an exciting and inspirational day whereby school pupils aged 12-18 years get the opportunity to sample a day in a Higher Education Institution. The day is targeted at the curriculum needs of the students, but is also an experiential, practical and fun introduction to life in a Higher Education institution.

Visit our School Visits website for more information, and to book your school in for a visit.

Coaching in your Schools and SportMAD (Sport Making a Difference)

SportMAD is a FREE coaching project that seeks to harness the enthusiasm, coaching and leadership skills and ambassadorial qualities of Loughborough students to inspire young people into Higher Education and sport. The scheme involves deploying trained student sports coaches into schools and colleges to work with groups of young people, with a particular emphasis on reaching widening participation students.

Our student coaches can support your curriculum based, or extra-curricular activities, find out more information here.

Training Camps 

Do you want to give your pupils and experience of what it is like to train as a high performance athlete? Here at Loughborough, we offer a wide range of opportunities for your school to train in a world class environment. We offer a residential programme in a wide variety of sports which is supported by our experienced team in all areas of athlete engagement.

Visit our Training Camps website for more information.

Head Teacher/Teacher Conferences & Meetings

We offer a wide range of facilities to suit any meeting/conferencing requirement. We offer facilities such as lecture theatres for up to 400 delegates, seminar rooms for up to 50 delegates and function rooms offering a perfect back drop for your event which can hold up to 100 delegates. In addition, we can support the delivery of your conference by inviting one of our elite athletes to deliver an inspirational talk as well as offering tours of our world class sports facilities.

Please contact Samantha Walsh for more information – or call 01509 226125.

University Sports Fixtures/Events

We host a number of national and international fixtures and events ranging from Loughborough International Athletics which has attracted athletes such as Jessica Ennis-Hill, to Loughborough Lightning netball games. There are many opportunities for school groups and teams to attend these fixtures and group deals are available.

View our calendar to see our upcoming fixtures/events, or call 01509 226250 for booking details.