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Sunday 30 August 2015

100% satisfaction achieved in National Student Survey

West Ham post for graduate

Football studies graduate Satoru Okada has secured a role as performance analyst at West Ham United. Satoru, an international student from Japan, will work in the club's academy. He becomes the third Solent student to be employed by the club. Speaking about the course, he said: "I strongly feel that the Football Studies degree prepared me for this role. The course gave me an opportunity to see the real insight of performance analysis." Speaking about the appointment, LMCFR director, Dr Richard Elliott, commented: "I'm delighted that Satoru has secured this role at West Ham. He is one of a number of international students who make an enormous commitment to travel in pursuit of their studies. His commitment to his degree and the game has clearly paid off and I wish him every success for the future."

Football Studies and Business achieves 100% satisfaction in National Student Survey

Solent University's highly regarded Football Studies and Business degree has achieved 100% overall student satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey (NSS). The NSS is a high-profile national survey that has been asking final-year undergraduates to give their opinions on their courses since 2005. Charlie Roberts, one of the students that completed the survey, said: "I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the tutors on the Football Studies and Business course for the last three years; it was everything that was promised and more than lived up to its billing." Discussing the results, football studies and business course leader and LMCFR director, Dr Richard Elliott, commented: "I'm tremendously proud that we have achieved 100% student satisfaction for the Football Studies and Business Degree. NSS scores for both of our football degrees have been very strong for a number of years now and I'm delighted that we continue to provide an excellent experience for our students."

Professional game to introduce new guidelines following LMCFR study

New guidelines relating to conduct in technical areas have been introduced in the Premier League and Football League following recommendations made in a League Managers Association (LMA) commissioned report conducted by staff from the LMCFR. The guidelines, which have been introduced for the beginning of the 2015/16 season, include the production of a code of conduct for technical area personnel, the introduction of a warning system to control irresponsible behaviour in technical areas, and the development of a training programme to assist fourth officials in their duties in respect of technical areas. Discussing the changes, LMCFR director and report author, Dr Richard Elliott, said: “I’m delighted that the Football Association on-field stakeholders group has chosen to implement the recommendations made in the latest review of technical areas commissioned by the LMA. I sincerely hope that the new guidelines will enhance the working experience for technical area personnel and match officials at Premier League and Football League matches.”