Elite Sport

SPORTS SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME

If you are competing at a regional or international level in your sport you could be eligible for support and funding through one of our Sports Scholarship schemes. Our aim is to help you balance a demanding training and competition schedule with the pressures of achieving a high quality degree. Over the years we have supported many athletes who have gone on to compete atthe highest level including Paralympic Gold.

Each scholarship includes a variety of cash awards, funding for competitions and training, access to; facilities, physio, sports science and strength and conditioning, mentor support and clothing.

Our scholarship programme runs on three levels:

Podium Scholars

These scholarships are aimed at exceptionally talented athletes who have the potential to compete on the World stage and at the 2016 Olympics (and beyond). Significant funding will be able to support any athlete deemed at this level on a case-by-case basis.

Elite Scholars

To apply for an elite scholarship you must be an athlete who has national representation in team sports at U21 or senior level and are on the TASS scheme or identified in the top 10 at U21 level in your relevant sport. You can also apply to this scheme if you are competing for national U18/U21 teams or with a national top 10 ranking at U18s.

Development Scholars

To apply for a Development Scholarship you must be an athlete who has national U18 representation or a top 10 ranking at U18 level. You can also apply to this scheme if you are competing in the top domestic tier of your sport, if you can demonstrate the ability to achieve national representation or if you are selected for English Universities elite level representation. We will give priority to Athletic Union Sports.

Eligible sports

Our schemes are primarily aimed at EIS priority sports and Olympic sports. Other sports may be considered on a case-by-case basis. However the panel will need to be reassured that the Governing Body of the sport is well established and that the standard of competition is comparable across sports.

Further details on the scholarships can be found here and further info on our current scholars here

Application forms can be downloaded here and closing date for 2016/17 academic year will be Sunday 18th September 2016

Our current sports scholars

Craig Williamson

Craig Williamson

  • Name: Craig Williamson
  • Course: PhD Sport and Exercise Science Yr 1
  • Sport: Sailing
  • Bio: Craig is a multiple Laser Grand Prix winner and top 10 in the UK for Laser

Becca Seika

Becca Seika

  • Name: Becca Seika
  • Course: BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Sciences (Yr 1)
  • Sport: Kayaking
  • Bio: Becca is a British U23 Sprint Champion and medalled at the British U23 kayaking marathon event

Matt Berry

Matt Berry

  • Name: Matt Berry
  • Course: BSc (Hons) Computer Aided Product Design (Yr 2)
  • Sport: Boccia
  • Bio: Matt has won multiple Gold medals at the Youth National Championships and is a current member of the England Lions squad

Oliver Greber

Oliver Greber

  • Name: Oliver Greber
  • Course: BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Sciences (Yr 1)
  • Sport: Sailing
  • Bio: Olly was a TASS athlete from 2012-2014 and won Bronze in the 2013 World Youth Championships. He has won multiple medals at World and European levels and during 2016 he was a part of the Ben Ainslie Racing development squad

Sam Quayle

Sam Quayle

  • Name: Sam Quayle
  • Course: BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Sciences (Yr 1)
  • Sport: Football
  • Bio: Sam is a former Wales U17 and U19 International and played in the UEFA U19 Euopean Champisonshps. She is a part of the Wales Senior squad.

Laurence Willows

Laurence Willows

  • Name: Laurence Willows
  • Course: BA (Hons) Economics, Finance and Banking (Yr 1)
  • Sport: Ski Cross
  • Bio: Laurence is a member of the England Ski Cross team and has competed in 3 Junior World Championships. He is a former England Dry slope champion, top 5 in GB and ranked 240th in the world.

Terry Singh

Terry Singh

  • Name: Terry Singh
  • Course: MSc Accounting & Finance (Yr 1)
  • Sport: Boxing
  • Bio: Terry is a former BUCS and Haringey Cup Silver medalist and was a member of the England Development squad throughout 2015

Nick Tipler

Nick Tipler

  • Name: Nick Tipler
  • Course: BSc (Hons) Business Economics (Yr 1)
  • Sport: Boxing
  • Bio: Nick won the Haslev Cup in 2014 and was Haringey Cup silver medalist in the same year. He is 4 times Essex ABA and Eastern Counties champion

Stevie Jones

Stevie Jones

  • Name: Stevie Jones
  • Course: BA (Hons) Creative and Media writing (Yr 1)
  • Sport: Hockey
  • Bio: Stevie is a former Wales U16 and U18 International and represented Wales at the European Club Championships with Gwent Hockey Club

Lauren Steadman

Lauren Steadman

  • Name - Lauren Steadman
  • Sport - Paratriathlon
  • Course - MSc Business & Management
  • Bio - Current World #1 Paratriathlete, 2 x World Champion, 3 x European and British Champion, member of GB Triathlon Podium team for Rio 2016, double Paralympian (Beijing 2008 and London 2012 - Swimming 6th and 8th place in London)
  • Website - www.lauren-steadman.com 

Cameron Coghill

Cameron Coghill

  • Name: Cameron Coghill
  • Course: BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Sciences (Yr 1)
  • Sport: Windsufing
  • Bio: Cameron is a former member of the GB Youth Sailing team and has competed in the World and European championships on many occasions

Ben Khor

Ben Khor

  • Name: Ben Khor
  • Course: BA (Hons) Architecture Yr 2
  • Sport: Double Trap Shooting
  • Bio: Ben won Bronze int he Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010 and lost in the group stages of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. He is his national champion and the Asian Junior record holder, In 2015 he was ranked 44th in the world

Jamie Rawlings

Jamie Rawlings

  • Name: Jamie Rawlings
  • Course: BA (Hons) Business and Management (Yr 1)
  • Sport: Hockey
  • Bio: Jamie has represented Wales at all levels from U16 through to Senior. He was the leading scorer for Wales U21 at the European Championships and plays national league hockey for Fareham Hockey Club

Joshua McCarthy

Joshua McCarthy

  • Name - Joshua McCarthy
  • Sport - Weightlifitng
  • Course - MPharm Pharmacology
  • Bio - Joshua is the U18 and U20 British Weightlifting Champion and is the U18 and U20 Welsh Snatch record holder and the British U18 Clean andd Jerk record holder.
 

Sarah Norbury

Sarah Norbury

  • Name - Sarah Norbury
  • Sport - Sailing
  • Course - BA (Hons) Applied Modern Languages
  • Bio - Sarah is a current member of the GBR Podium training squad and in the 420 class U19 2015 World Champs in Japan won a bronze medal. In 2014 she won Bronze in the 420 European Champs

Robyn Petit

Robyn Petit

  • Name - Robyn Petit
  • Sport - Athletics - High Jump
  • Course - BSc (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Bio - Robyn has had a fantastic junior career winning the English Schools and a silver at the World School Championships. She has been as high as 4th in the UK u20 rankings and has ambitions to develop further

Kate Gritsinina

Kate Gritsinina

  • Name: Kate Gritsinina
  • Course: BSc (Hons) Sports Management with Business Communications
  • Sport: Canoe Sprint racing
  • Bio: Kate is five times Estonian National Junior Champion and won nine medals in the 2013 Estonian Senior Championships

Suzy Beddow

Suzy Beddow

  • Name: Suzy Beddow
  • Course: BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science
  • Sport: Underwater Hockey (Octopush)
  • Bio: Suzy has represented GB in all age groups and is currently the #1 ranked U18 in the country. She has won Bronze medal for GB at the last two World U23 championships in Hungary 2013 and Spain 2015

Jonathan Francois

Jonathan Francois

  • Name: Jonathan Francois
  • Course: BSc ( Hons) Sports Development
  • Sport: Boxing
  • Bio: Jon is a full Grenada International boxer and fought int he 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow losing in the last 32 to one of the eventual medalists. He is a BUCS Gold medalist and is currently with the Grenada Rio 2016 squad aiming to qualify for the Olympics

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ARCHERY CLUB

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EQUESTRIAN CLUB

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FENCING CLUB

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FOOTBALL CLUB - ...

Football Club - Mens

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GOLF CLUB

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GYM & TRAMP CLUB

Gym & Tramp Club

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HOCKEY CLUB

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KARATE CLUBS

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KAYAK CLUB

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KICKBOXING & MMA...

Kickboxing & MMA Club

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LACROSSE CLUB

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NETBALL CLUB

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OCTOPUSH CLUB

Octopush Club

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POLE DANCING CLUB

Pole Dancing Club

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ROWING CLUB

Rowing Club

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RUGBY MENS CLUB

Rugby Mens Club

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RUGBY WOMENS CLUB

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SAILING CLUB

Sailing Club

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SKI & SNOWBOARD ...

Ski & Snowboard Club

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SOFTBALL CLUB

Softball Club

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SQUASH CLUB

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SURFING CLUB

Surfing Club

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SWIMMING CLUB

Swimming Club

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TABLE TENNIS CLUB

Table Tennis Club

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TAEKWONDO CLUB

Taekwondo Club

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TCHOUKBALL CLUB

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TEN PIN BOWLING ...

Ten Pin Bowling Club

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TENNIS CLUB

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ULTIMATE FRISBEE...

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VOLLEYBALL CLUB

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WAKEBOARDING CLUB

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WIND SURFING CLUB

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CAMPUS SPORT

  • Our Campus Sport progamme delivers brilliantly organised leagues and events on campus
  • Over 500 students take part in 11 aside football leagues alone!
  • Sports include dodgeball, badminton, netball, squash, football (11 a side, 5 a side, 7 a side, futsal), hockey, touch rugby
  • Hugely popular with International students, halls of residences, academic departments and friendship groups
  • Over 2500 students take part per year
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