Monthly Archives: March 2016

Meet the Graduates

On March 15th the School was delighted to welcome back twelve alumni for the Meet The Graduates 2016 event. After brief introductions to themselves, their current roles and the paths their currents have taken since graduation, the alumni met more informally with students to share their experiences and advice.

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The twelve were:

Peter Allison (BSc (Hons) Sport Development & Coaching), Disability Football Officer, East Ridings County FA

Sophie Bartup (BSc (Hons) Sport Development & Coaching), Football Development Officer, Lincolnshire FA

Konrad Bem (BSc (Hons) Sport Development & Coaching), Business Intern, British Athletics

Mica Girling (BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science, MSc Sport Science), Assistant Partnership & Community Development Manager, Cherry Willingham Community School

Emma Lewis (BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science), Personal Trainer (specialising in weight management), David Lloyd Fitness

Trevor Mealing (BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science), Training Manager, YMCA

Simon Mowbray and Stuart King (BSc (Hons) Sport Development & Coaching), Co-founders of Multi Sport Pro

Dale Read (BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science), PhD researcher in the physical demands of rugby, Leeds Beckett University

Lucy Roy (BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science), Personal trainer and Sports Massage

Katherine Voice (BSc (Hons) Sport Development & Coaching), PE teacher and Games Organiser

Tom Weal (BSc (Hons) Sport Development & Coaching) Goalkeeping Coach at Huddersfield Town FC and part-time lecturer at Leeds Beckett University

Thank you to all of the speakers for supporting the event – it was great to hear about what you’ve already achieved as well as your current projects – and to Lindsay Brown and the Alumni Office for planning the evening.

SU School of the Month for February!

We are delighted to have been chosen by the University of Lincoln Students’ Union as their School of the Month for February! Some of the highlights of the month were as follows:

  • The School held a very successful Careers in Sport LIVE employability event – one of only five in the country – on 11th February. Keynote speakers included Dr Steve Ingham (Director of Science & Technical Development at the English Institute of Sport) and alumnus Adam Housley (Technical Scout at Sunderland FC). Four other graduates were invited speakers: Leanne Woodhead (Notts FA), Paul Cook (Frontier Physical Conditioning), Aaron Hall (Macmillan Cancer Support) and Chris Turner (Table Tennis England).
  • The School Rep (Melissa Poole) and SDC Course Rep (Tom Ash) organised a charity row and bike ride in support of the Adam Gibbons Foundation Fund on 23rd February.
  • Staff, students and graduates ran an off-ice development camp for the National Ice Skating Association which included fitness tests and strength and conditioning, sports psychology and anti-doping workshops.
  • Students and staff ran workshops for primary school children from around the county that had been identified as ‘gifted and talented’, in conjunction with Grantham-based sports charity Inspire+.
  • A number of students got involved in an inclusive rounders project which lead to the creation of a festival that took place on 23rd February.
  • The School is now the sports science provider for the Godfrey Bikewear Race Team and have started providing regular physiological testing.

Thank you everyone for your contributions to the School’s success!