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About us

About the Centre

Sport, leisure and tourism are vital to the economy and our livelihoods. They play a major role in our society and culture, and our environment is central to how we experience them.

With the 2012 Olympic Games fast approaching, sport, leisure and tourism will become even more significant. High quality research and training are vital if we are going to secure the greatest legacy benefits.

As a centre of excellence in sport, leisure and tourism, the University of Exeter has been selected by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to be its national “capacity building cluster” from 2008 to 2013. This is the only one of its kind in this sector. 

Funded by a grant of £1.5million, we have a range of opportunities to help you and your organisation get fit for the future. Currently, we have four funding streams which allow your organisation to access the range of expertise from five schools across the University.

This is a win-win situation. In addition to helping you improve your performance, we will be training the next generation of professionals.

The centre aims to equip the next generation of managers, administrators, policymakers, planners and academics with the skills, knowledge and experience that are vital to make the sector a success.

The University of Exeter

The University of Exeter is a Top 20 University with a long and distinguished track record of knowledge transfer in sport, leisure and tourism. We have helped a wide range of businesses and organisations to address their strategic knowledge needs through collaboration, consultancy, advice, training and placements.

Our researchers include top-level academics from the Business School, the College of Humanities, and the College of Life and Environmental Sciences.

An advisory board of representatives from key businesses and organisations helps us to make sure that our research and training is relevant to the sector.

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is a public funding body committed to supporting research of economic and social relevance. The ESRC has provided the University of Exeter with a £1.5 million grant for five years to develop a Capacity Building Cluster in sport, leisure and tourism, one of four such clusters in business and the only one of its kind in this sector.