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Please see the following link for programme and room details: Talk Sport 2018 Programme

10:15 AM

Registration

James France Exhibition Area

10:30 AM

Welcome and Keynote

Ross Edgely  

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An expert in the fitness industry. With over 10 years’ experience in the industry, Ross has been involved in every area of sport, fitness, and nutrition imaginable. He started as an international athlete playing water polo for Great Britain but later moved into the academics of sport and graduated from the world renowned Loughborough University School of Sport and Exercise Science. Ross is also co-founder at what is considered the UK’s most innovative sports nutrition company The Protein Works, writes for range of publications (including GQ, Menshealth, Telegraph, Askmen.com, Mensfitness and more) and has amassed a social media following of well over a half a million people.

11:00 AM

Careers Fair

No booking required

11:00 AM

Industry-led Workshops - Session 1

11:00 AM

Sports Media

BT Sport   Sam Murphy

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Sam Murphy, will talk to you about his 20 year career path in sports broadcasting, including his highlights working at Sky Sports, Setanta and now as Head of Promos at BT Sport. He will provide you with all of the top-tips you need to help you break into a career in marketing and promotions. Sam will be joined by Jennifer Taylor (JT) who was last year’s Loughborough Students Union Media Executive Officer. JT attended Sam’s talk and then went on to secure summer work experience at BT. JT impressed BT Sport so much they offered her a full time position within Sam’s team!

11:00 AM

How to Become a Full-Time Performance Nutritionist

Mac-Nutrition   Martin MacDonald, CEO

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Establishing the fundamental requirements and the considerations surrounding the pathway you choose to take to foster a prosperous and successful career in nutrition

4:52 PM

How to Get into Sports Law

LawInSport   Sean Cottrell, Founder and CEO

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This workshop will cover the job opportunities and roles that exist within sports law (not all roles require you to be a lawyer!!), roles such as anti-doping, ambush marketing, corporate governance, event hosting and more. Sean will discuss his journey into Sports Law and how he created LawInSport to educate people about the role of lawyers in sport, improve the standard and professionalism of governance in sport and promote and educate people about the latest legal developments and best practice in sports law. Sean will bring to life how sports law is a huge growth area within the sports industry.

5:03 PM

Working in an Elite Coaching Environment

Nottingham Forest F.C.   Jody Caudwell, Head of Coaching

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This presentation will be delivered by Jody Caudwell. With 10 years of experience working in professional club and governing body coaching, including The FA, Nottingham Forest FC and Burton Albion FC, Jody is currently Head of Coaching at Nottingham Forest Football Club.

5:04 PM

What It Takes to Be a World Leading Personal Trainer

UP Fitness   Mark Bohannon, Gym Manager & Carla Read, Global People Manager

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Ultimate Performance are proud to present their top tips on what it takes to become a world-leading personal trainer. This workshop will provide an insight into the personal training industry and look to dispel common mistakes and misconceptions when starting out in the industry. Read more about UP Fitness here https://upfitness.co.uk/

12:00 PM

Industry-led Workshops - Session 2

9:09 AM

Sports Marketing

CSM   Seán Roberts and Sam Hughes

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CSM bring together leading industry experts to offer the full range of services across sports and entertainment marketing. Our diversity of experience, expertise and opinions is what makes us different. We challenge our people at all levels to put their hand up and challenge convention. This happens because we believe that great minds don't always think alike.

11:36 AM

How Sport Science Can Be Utilised to Support Professional Football Players

Leicester City Football Club   Matt Reeves, Head of Fitness & Conditioning

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Gain an insight into how Sport Science can influence all football players at an applied level. The presentation will discuss testing methods, preseason adaptations, in-season training and the development of strength and power in a team sport. Careers advice will also be given, aiming to increase opportunities and improve students chances of successfully securing a Sport Science position at a professional football club.

4:52 PM

A Career in Transformative Healthcare

CP and R   Sam Olden, Clinical Exercise Specialist manager

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This talk will aim to outline a day in the life of a Clinical Exercise Specialist at CP+R, the transferrable skills you will use from your degree in sport science; a case study of a cancer patient that we have helped through nutrition and exercise; and employment opportunities within the company.

4:18 PM

Hudl - Performance Analysis Insight

Hudl UK   John McGuigan

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Understand more about performance analysis and the softwares used by Elite teams. How Sportscode and Hudl is used within all aspects of a club to improve performance across the club. Hudl is changing the future of sports technology. We build video analysis tools for teams around the world, at every level of competition. Our software provides over 5 million coaches and athletes the insight they need to win.

11:00 AM

Careers in Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology

Loughborough Sport   Karl Steptoe, Sport and Performance Psychology Lead

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This workshop will give all attendees an insight to the world of work as a sport and exercise psychologist, outlining consultancy and intervention examples with a broad client base including: individuals, teams, coaches and parents. We will bring to life the highs and challenges of working in elite sport environments and at grassroots levels toward performance enhancement and increased wellbeing. This workshop will also detail the training route to working as a Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

2:00 PM

Industry-led Workshops - Session 3

11:00 AM

Sports Media

BT Sport   Sam Murphy

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Sam Murphy, will talk to you about his 20 year career path in sports broadcasting, including his highlights working at Sky Sports, Setanta and now as Head of Promos at BT Sport. He will provide you with all of the top-tips you need to help you break into a career in marketing and promotions. Sam will be joined by Jennifer Taylor (JT) who was last year’s Loughborough Students Union Media Executive Officer. JT attended Sam’s talk and then went on to secure summer work experience at BT. JT impressed BT Sport so much they offered her a full time position within Sam’s team!

11:00 AM

How to Become a Full-Time Performance Nutritionist

Mac-Nutrition   Martin MacDonald, CEO

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Establishing the fundamental requirements and the considerations surrounding the pathway you choose to take to foster a prosperous and successful career in nutrition

4:52 PM

Working in an Elite Coaching Environment

Nottingham Forest F.C.   Jody Caudwell, Head of Coaching

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This presentation will be delivered by Jody Caudwell. With 10 years of experience working in professional club and governing body coaching, including The FA, Nottingham Forest FC and Burton Albion FC, Jody is currently Head of Coaching at Nottingham Forest Football Club.

5:03 PM

Knowing the Score - Staying Connected.

London Sport   Jennie Rivett, Business Development Manager

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Knowing the score – staying connected. This workshop will share a 10-year career journey in the sports industry, and how it’s crucial to stay connected no matter which organisation and role you find yourself in. The workshop will cover Jennie’s career pathway to date and explore and how the constantly changing sector has led to a range of challenges and opportunities. The session will also identify the skills, experiences and attributes that help you stand out from the crowd and how you can act now and prepare for the future.

5:04 PM

Sport Event Management

ARC Event Consultancy Ltd   Rebecca Leach, Director

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As a legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, ARC Event Consultancy brings some of the key delivery team together to provide expertise and innovation to the sport and mass participation event industry. ARC will provide advice and top-tips that will help you get ahead in the sporting events world. ARC will contextualise this talk by providing real-world examples from some of the largest sporting events that the team have worked on in recent years.

3:00 PM

Industry-led Workshops - Session 4

4:07 PM

Sports Marketing

CSM   Seán Roberts and Sam Hughes

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CSM bring together leading industry experts to offer the full range of services across sports and entertainment marketing. Our diversity of experience, expertise and opinions is what makes us different. We challenge our people at all levels to put their hand up and challenge convention. This happens because we believe that great minds don't always think alike.

4:07 PM

How Sport Science Can Be Utilised to Support Professional Football Players

Leicester City Football Club   Matt Reeves, Head of Fitness & Conditioning

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Gain an insight into how Sport Science can influence all football players at an applied level. The presentation will discuss testing methods, preseason adaptations, in-season training and the development of strength and power in a team sport. Careers advice will also be given, aiming to increase opportunities and improve students chances of successfully securing a Sport Science position at a professional football club.

4:52 PM

How to Support a Champion

Dr Steve Ingham, Director and Performance Scientist   Supporting Champions

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Steve Ingham is one of the world leading performance scientist, having worked with over 1000 athletes of whom 200 have won at World or Olympic level. Steve has also coached Kelly Sotherton to 2 Olympic medals. Steve now runs Supporting Champions dedicated to developing high performance skills Working skills with elite athletes will not only require strong technical skills and knowledge, but will demand the highest level of craft skills. This session will highlight the necessary skills and perspectives required to work at the top end of performance sport, but in reality if you want to be a high performer at whatever field you want to go into - the same craft skills are essential.

4:08 PM

Hudl - Performance Analysis Insight

Hudl UK   John McGuigan

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Understand more about performance analysis and the softwares used by Elite teams. How Sportscode and Hudl is used within all aspects of a club to improve performance across the club. Hudl is changing the future of sports technology. We build video analysis tools for teams around the world, at every level of competition. Our software provides over 5 million coaches and athletes the insight they need to win.

11:00 AM

Careers in Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology

Loughborough Sport   Karl Steptoe, Sport and Performance Psychology Lead

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This workshop will give all attendees an insight to the world of work as a sport and exercise psychologist, outlining consultancy and intervention examples with a broad client base including: individuals, teams, coaches and parents. We will bring to life the highs and challenges of working in elite sport environments and at grassroots levels toward performance enhancement and increased wellbeing. This workshop will also detail the training route to working as a Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

4:00 PM

Q&A Panel

Industry panel chaired by Peter Keen CBE, Director of Sport Advancement, Loughborough University.  

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With over 200 years worth of experience and expertise across the sports industry, this is a fantastic opportunity for you to ask questions to learn how to get ahead in the sports industry.

The panel includes: Andy Reed, OBE (Director at Saje Impact & The Sports Think Tank), Tara Dillon (CEO of CIMSPA), Lorraine Patrinos (Associate Director of Learning & Organisational Development, GLL), Jane Ashworth, OBE (CEO of StreetGames UK Ltd ), Andy Preece (Sport Business Director at Mott MacDonald), Guy Richardson (Founder & CEO EIGER Performance)

4:45 PM

Closing Keynote

Peter Keen CBE, Director of Sport Advancement at Loughborough University  

5:00 PM

Networking

Opportunity to network with employers and alumni of the University over nibbles and a drink of your choice.