We aim to make Careers events as accessible as possible, but if you have any particular access/support requirements or concerns that you would like to us be aware of please email (remember you can check various aspects of venue accessibility via the AccessAble app here.) We would encourage you to contact us as soon as possible to help ensure we can meet your requirements in time for the event.

Loughborough Campus – Thursday 1 February 2024, 12:00 – 16:45  

What to expect 
  • Speaker sessions will last 45 minutes and light refreshments will be provided throughout the day.  
  • Choose between five different sessions at each time.  
  • Each session is only available to view in person 
  • There will be an opportunity for you to ‘meet the speaker’ and ask any questions you might have.  
  • Network with employers at the careers exhibition and attend a drop-in to have your CV checked. Organisations such as Adidas, Commonwealth Games England, Kukri and Performance 54 will be attending. 

Finalist Networking Session

Finalists (including PG) will have the opportunity to attend an exclusive Pre-Networking Session on Thursday 1 February from 10:00 – 12:30, delivered by Sue Tonks.

This highly interactive, practical and fun workshop will give you the confidence and knowledge to be able to walk comfortably into a room of strangers.

Sue will cover:

  • Joining groups and people with ease - Which groups to join, avoid, and how to join.
  • Understand the process of networking.
  • Breaking the ice with strangers.
  • Building long-lasting relationships with new and current contacts and associates.
  • Developing conversation to create trust.
  • Know how to answer the “What do you do?” question.
  • Asking great business-related questions.
  • Spotting the opportunities and dealing with them with professionalism.
  • Importance of “Follow Up”.

You will receive a free breakfast sandwich and hot drink if you attend this session.

Once you have completed the Pre-Networking session, you will then be able to implement the lessons you have learned in a real Networking environment with major players in the Sports, Exercise and Health industry. This will take place on Thursday 1 February from 17:00 – 17:45.

Free pizza and refreshments will be available for those that attend.   

Please note, you will be unable to attend the Finalist Networking Session if you did not attend the Pre-Networking Session. Only 100 spaces are available.

10:00 - 12:30 Pre-Networking Session exclusively for Finalists

12:00 – 12:45 Light refreshments, registration and Careers Exhibition

12:45 13:00 Opening keynote

  • Jo Maher, Pro Vice Chancellor for Sport at Loughborough University, James France Exhibition Space

13:00 – 13:45 Session One 

  • Sports Nutrition with Andy Shepherd,  Performance Nutrition Lead at Loughborough Sport CC013
  • Performance Analysis with Ed Sully, Director of Customer solutions at Hudl CC021
  • Sports Media with Jack Tompkins, Director & Producer at Netflix, Amazon Prime & BBC CC011
  • Sports Agents with Simon Bayliff, Sports Agent at Arete CC012
  • Sports Coaching with Charlie Baxter, Women's Head Coach at Loughborough University & Loughborough Lightning Football CC014

14:00 – 14:45 Session Two 

  • Strength & Conditioning with Anna Nelson, S&C Coach at Table Tennis England & University of Nottingham CC021
  • AI (Artificial Intelligence) in Sport with Chris Howe (Research & Innovation Lead) and Harriet Eastham (Senior Data Analyst) at CC013
  • Sports Events and Operations with Laura Hillyard, Sports Events Operations & Production Consultant CC011
  • Sport Development and Careers within an NGB with Helen Marney, Director of Development at British Triathlon CC012
  • PE Teaching with Jen Malings, Assistant Director of Sport at Sedbergh School and Lucy Roach, Head of PE at South Nottinghamshire Academy CC014

15:00 – 15:45 Session Three 

  • Sports Psychology with Keerthana Swaminathan, Sports Psychologist and President of Indian Sport Psychologists' Association (INSPA) CC021
  • Exercise Physiology with Matthew Annals, Senior Exercise Physiologist in Cardiac Rehabilitation at University College London CC013
  • Data Driven Sports Consulting with Laura Myers and Jack Bishop, Lead Consultants at Two Circles CC012
  • Working for an International Sports Federation with Rajwardhan Buttepatil, Media Manager and Board of Control for Cricket in India. ICC Men's Cricket World Cup, India CC011
  • Working in Sport in China with Fang Yuan, Head of Hyrox China at Infront Sports & Media AG CC014

16:00 – 16:45 Session four 

  • Exercise Psychology with Matt Waugh Exercise Psychology, NHS and LiveMore CC013
  • Sports Science and Performance Support with Thomas Barnden, Head of Sport Science at Southampton Football Club CC012
  • Women and Girls in Sport Panel with Wendy Sly MBE (Managing Director at Athletics Weekly) and  Frankie Kelly (Director of Sport and Performance at Commonwealth Games England), Lynsey Douglas (Head of Client Strategy at Nielsen) CC021
  • Sports Marketing with Matt Andrews, Digital Consultant / Senior Account Manager at IMG CC011
  • Physical Activity and Health with Adam Blaze, Chief Executive at Activity Alliance CC014

17:00 – 17:45 Finalist Networking Session

London Campus – Thursday 8 February, 14:00 - 18:00 

What to expect
  • Attend four sessions based on hot topics in the sports industry.
  • Each session is only available to view in person 

14:00 – 14:30 Session One 

  • Rising Stars in Sport with Olivia Eastwood-Gray (NFL), Komal Ghai (IMG), Shrey Nilvarna (Lewes FC) 

14:45 – 15:45 Session Two 

  • The Unstoppable Rise in the Business of Women’s Sport Panel with Sue Anstiss (Fearless Women), Lenka Istranova (IMG), Steph Bulfin (IMG),  Rehanne Skinner (West Ham United Women), Ali Donnelly (More than Equal) and Ama Agbeze (Commonwealth Champion, Broadcaster)

16:00 – 16:45 Session Three  

  • Sustainability in Sport Panel, Chaired by Russ Seymour  with Cecile Flavin (Formula E), Susie Tomson (Think Beyond), Kate Chapman (London Marathon), Lydia Carrington (Edgbaston Cricket sustainability lead)

17:00 – 17:45 Session Four  

  • Black in Sport (BIS) and Sports Interactive present, Allyship in the Business of Sport Panel with  Zoiey Smale (Inclusion Activist), Abigail Irozuru (Olympian) and Jamie Dapaah (Fullham FC), Hannibal Morris (Sport England), Cigdem Turkan (PFA), Marcus Gayle (Brentford FC)