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London Wasps extend partnership with Bucks New University

London Wasps are pleased to announce that Bucks New University has extended its partnership at the Club.

The one-year extension will see Bucks New University continue to be the Club's Official Community University Partner, while we continue to deliver across their two main rugby programmes:

The BA (Hons) Sport Management & Rugby Studies module where we will provide qualified staff to co-deliver with staff from the Rugby Football Union -

  • 1. 25 x 4-hour Senior Lecturer Sessions
  • 2. 40 x 1-hour Senior off-course student support

The Bucks New University Rugby Squad where we will provide -

  • 1. Head Coach and Assistant Coach to deliver 2 training sessions per week
  • 2. Head Coach to coach at all 1st XV home and away games

Dave Larham, London Wasps Community Rugby Manager, said: "We have been involved with this programme for over eight years and have helped to produce a large number of talented graduates.

"Several of those former students are now employed with the Aviva Premiership, Rugby Football Union and also in Europe, Asia and America within the community and elite game.

"I am pleased that despite the difficult economic situation, Bucks New University have extended our partnership to continue the sustainable foundations and exit pathways we have built with our co-deliverers, the Rugby Football Union (RFU)."

Paul Morgan, Department Manager - Sports Management at Bucks New University, said the Community Team at London Wasps had worked with Bucks New University to deliver an 'exceptional partnership' over the past eight years. Mr Morgan said two Bucks New University BA (Hons) Sports Management with Rugby Studies graduates were currently employed in the Community Team at London Wasps, while two other former students had also been previously employed.

He added: "We are proud to renew our partnership with London Wasps and look forward to developing the relationship further.

"The partnership with London Wasps is one we are very proud of and it has helped numerous graduates gain posts at many Premiership rugby clubs and at the Rugby Football Union.

"London Wasps is a major sports brand across Europe, with an outstanding pedigree, and offers our students an opportunity to gain exposure to a real sport business to increase their knowledge of sport management and the opportunity to rub shoulders with people across the business."

Bucks New University Sports Management and Rugby Studies

This degree has developed excellent links with London Wasps and the Rugby Football Union and prepares students for a career in the rugby industry. The programme includes a practical introduction to sports management, where the students gain the knowledge needed to gain employment in the rugby sector. Areas covered include sport management, coaching skills, contemporary issues in sport, legal issues related to sport, and business management. Students will apply business management concepts to the rugby industry. Click here for full details.

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