Bournemouth University (BU) is a modern and innovative institution with four distinctive Faculties and over 17,000 students with a significant proportion of international students from around 130 countries. BU has maintained its position as one of the UK’s leading ‘new’ universities for many years. The university is a powerful player in the economic and cultural life of South West England. We are at the hub of a network of educational, business and local government partners and also played our part in the region’s preparations for the 2012 Olympics. Within the Faculty of Management, the research work most relevant to this project is carried out in the Sport and Physical Activity Research Centre (SPARC) which is the leader of this project. SPARC is home to a breadth of exciting, innovative and inter-disciplinary scholarship that aims to offer a truly holistic understanding of the derivation, constitution, and experience of sport, physical activity, the body, well-being & (ill-)health. Through asking important questions and setting important agendas for policy, practice, performance and society, we have developed a research portfolio that is of the highest academic standard and has real world application.
University of Bath
A leading university
The University of Bath received its Royal Charter in 1966 and is now firmly established as a top ten UK university with a reputation for research and teaching excellence. Our mission is to deliver world-class research and teaching, educating our students to become future leaders and innovators, and benefiting the wider population through our research, enterprise and influence.
Nottingham Trent University
Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is one of the UK’s largest universities, with over 26, 000 students studying across four campuses. Established as the Nottingham Government School of Design in 1843, the University has now massively expanded, building a long track record of academic excellence and attracting top academic staff across several disciplines. With a 94% graduate employment rate, NTU pride themselves on their strong links with employers and the fact they design their courses around industry needs.
As well as this, NTU’s pioneering, world-class research earned a 2015 Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education – the highest national honour for a UK university. The university is also one of the most sustainable universities in the world, taking first place in the 2016 People & Planet University League of all 145 UK universities, topping it for the third time.
Loughborough University it is one of the United Kingdom’s leading universities, with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research, strong links with business and industry and unrivalled sporting achievement. Loughborough University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences is renowned as an internationally recognised centre of excellence for the study of sport, exercise and health through the natural and social sciences. Loughborough University is famous globally as one of the World’s top sporting universities and the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences is the home of cutting edge research in such diverse areas as medicine, molecular biology, nutrition, biomechanics, economics, pedagogy, psychology, sociology and sport management. http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/ssehs/
Founded in 1878, Western University rates as one of Canada’s top research universities.
From fundamental discovery to applied knowledge, discoveries at Western benefit economic, social, health, policy and cultural development in Canada and around the world. With annual research expenditures of more than $230 million, Western advances research and teaching efforts in a full complement of disciplines, including three subjects that rank in the top 50 globally. The university has also identified specific multidisciplinary research strengths, including cognitive neuroscience, imaging, musculoskeletal health, materials & biomaterials, environmental sustainability, planetary science & exploration, wind engineering and philosophy of science.
We really are different! We are based in the heart of the renowned Faculty of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University and for many years we have been bringing together a unique combination of young creative minds – our students and graduates – and highly experienced production staff and academics, to create professional media content. We have academics who have had careers in film and TV as top Producers, Directors, and Editors with many years of broadcast and corporate industry experience between them. Being part of BU also gives us access to world-class academics in media research and creative specialists in animation, scriptwriting and other disciplines from across the faculty and BU. Come and dip your toes in the water and see what we have to offer.