Student Success – BUCS Deloitte Leadership Academy



Here in Sport & Recreation we work with a lot of student volunteers who support the delivery of our Sports Development programmes. From football and cheerleading coaches working in local schools for our community outreach programme UP for Sport, to Activators and Co-ordinators promoting our Get Active, Stay Active programme.

We’re very lucky to work with so many committed student volunteers and are keen for them to gain as much career enhancing activity as possible. This year has seen our Football Activator Lloyd Bowman, and International Sport Activator Alex Mortimer be accepted into the highly competitive BUCS (British University and College Sport) Deloitte Leadership Academy.

Between November 2015 and February 2016 the BUCS Deloitte Leadership Academy visited six university campuses across the UK and delivered inspirational leadership training to over 500 students who lead aspects of sport at university.

The programme, accessible via application, was made up of male and female students who could demonstrate a desire and commitment to improve their university sport offering. They reflected the diversity of the sector: different universities, different sports, different leadership roles, different aspirations, and different approaches. And they represented different leadership positions: sabbatical officers, sports team presidents, captains, deputies, secretaries, social secs, treasurers, IMS representatives, sports volunteers, referees, physios and more.

A big congratulations to Alex and Lloyd from everyone in Sport & Recreation.
Lloyd Bowman –  ”The BUCS Deloitte leadership academy was a fantastic experience whereby I learned further effective leadership skills and techniques from individuals from all areas of life which could be both applied within Sport and business. Many of the activities in the afternoon were designed to push us to my limits and the challenges were both rewarding and enjoyable. It was also a fantastic networking opportunity to discuss sessions and experiences with other students.’
Alex Mortimer – ‘The day started with four presentations regarding different styles of leadership from members of Fieri. We were then assigned into groups and given a disaster scenario that was simulated by a variety of group tasks on the University of Bath’s fields. It was a challenging but rewarding day’