Leeds Met welcomes Egyptian universities this week to support 2012 legacy in Egypt.
As part of the London 2012 Olympic Games International Inspirations Programme, and in collaboration with UK Sport and the British Council, our University has been selected to work with Helwan University in Cairo and Assuit University in southern Egypt. The Deans and senior members of staff from both universities are visiting our Headingley Campus this week, attending a programme from Monday 11 - Friday 15 March.
The purpose of the programme is to maximise the legacy of the 2012 Games in Egypt, through working with the Egyptian Universities to develop their academic curriculum in the areas of sport business management, sport marketing, sports tourism, sports coaching and adapted PE. The intention is to create programmes of study that will enhance the employability prospects for Egyptian students.
Our visitors will receive a tour of our campus and facilities and work closely with our Carnegie staff to learn about embedding employability, enterprise and innovative teaching into their courses and to create project plans for the development of these courses in their individual institutions. During their visit, our guests will also visit the John Charles Sports Centre, meet the Lord Mayor and attend the Leeds Sports Awards and a Leeds Rhinos game at Headingley Carnegie Stadium. Leading the project here at our University are Dr Ian Richards, Angela Green (BA (Hons) Sport Marketing Course Leader), Dr Haley Fitzgerald and Dr Annette Stride (BA (Hons) Sport Business Management Course Leader).