We provide a range of opportunities both on and off campus centred around supporting high profile events.
The Event Management strand offers a unique pathway of opportunities for students who are looking for a potential career in Event Management or for those who want to do some voluntary work to boost their CV.
Since the London Olympic and Paralympic games in 2012, the United Kingdom has played host to a number of other world class events and with many more expected over the next 5 years, including the Birmingham Commonwealth Games in 2022, Sport Event Managers and Volunteers have never been in such demand.
Loughborough is no exception when it comes providing a number of different opportunities for students to deliver and support high profile events both on and off campus. We have a range of opportunities within our Event Management strand for all students to get involved, whether they have prior experience in Events or are completely new to the field there really is something for everyone!
What we offer
Our Event Management pathway offers a number of different roles for students to get involved in, from just turning up on the day and volunteering right up to delivering their own events for other students.
Sport Events Volunteers: Throughout the academic year we require a number of volunteers to support the delivery of our world-class events programme on campus in a variety of different roles. This can range from our weekly National One Rugby Fixtures to our larger scale Loughborough International Athletics event and even one off events such as the UEFA U17 Championships which we held in May 2018.
Sport Events Volunteer Coordinator: We haveopportunities for students to assist with the planning, recruitment and coordination of groups of volunteers at our internal sporting events, providing them with the perfect stepping stone into the world of volunteer management.
Sport Events Coordinator: A variety of opportunities to work alongside the Loughborough Sports Event’s team to assist with the planning and delivery of our events on campus. These event coordinators provide support to our event managers in all aspects of a number of different sport events.
Sports Events Manager: We have a number of opportunities for students to take full control of the events they are delivering on campus. The Sport Event Manager roles will require volunteers to plan, deliver and evaluate a range of events within our internal sports programmes and will include the opportunity to manage both budgets and people.
Support and development
Our Sports Event volunteers have access to a number of different options of support and development unique to their pathway; including industry recognised qualifications and mentoring from our Loughborough Sport Events staff, in order to become a confident, competent and safe practioner.
Although the vast amount of training a student volunteer will receive will be pathway specific, there will be many opportunities to access additional training and development opportunities organised by the Coach & Volunteer Academy related to events management.
Why get involved?
- Access to pathway specific training and mentoring delivered by Loughborough Sport Events staff.
- Opportunity to attend Masterclasses and CPD opportunities delivered by industry experts.
- Opportunity to network with industry professionals and leading industry organisations.
- An opportunity to develop employability skills through volunteering experiences and an employability programme.
- Access to our new and exciting recognition scheme and subsidised Coach & Volunteer Academy kit.
Don’t just hear it from us!
“The Coach & Volunteer Academy’s Events Management strand offered me the perfect opportunity to meet and network with both industry experts and other individuals that share a similar interest. I have been involved in a lot of fantastic events on and off campus including the IAAF World Indoor Championships, NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters and many more! Also, as a BSc Sport Management student, my involvement with the Coach & Volunteer Academy has definitely helped me to develop a deeper understanding of my degree and the sports industry.”
Alina Menukhin – Sport Events Volunteer
How to get involved?
Any student studying on a Higher Education Course at Loughborough University or Loughborough College can get involved with our Event Management Strand.
To find out more on how to get involved in the Coach & Volunteer Academy, visit the “Get Involved” page.