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Sports Bursary

Sport and Wellbeing offers Sports Bursaries to high level athletes of any sport who have represented their region or country competitively, or have the potential to do so whilst studying at the University of Southampton.

Sport and Wellbeing recognise that sport, both participative and elite, plays a significant part in the life of the University and in the choices people make when applying for Higher Education. Sport and Wellbeing are committed to supporting high level athletes wanting to pursue dual pathways, combining both academic studies with competing on the National and International stage in their chosen sport.

Each year we offer athletes the opportunity to develop their sporting potential by providing them with an excellent support network of services. Successful applicants are based on the amount of applications received (as numbers are limited), alongside the level of achievement for each of the three categories, Gold, Silver and Talent ID.

The bursary has helped me during my PhD program to attend international competitions, improve my physicality specifically related to the aspects of tchoukball, as well as provide support whenever I have needed it in relation to my personal and sporting life.

Entitlement

  • Sport and Wellbeing Membership
  • Access to the Strength and Conditioning facility
  • Access to Lifestyle Support
  • Sports Bursary kit

Eligibility

  • Competing at Regional level
  • Potential shown to reach national Level in the forthcoming year and for elite international performance long term.

Entitlement

  • Financial support to help towards sporting costs
  • Sport and Wellbeing Membership
  • Access to Strength and Conditioning coaching
  • Access to Lifestyle Support
  • Sports Bursary kit

Eligibility

Essential

  • Recognised by your relevant National Governing Body on their Performance / Talent ID pathway

Desirable

  • Competing at international level.
  • In exceptional circumstances we may offer interviews to high achieving national level athletes (reliant on National Governing Body confirmation of standard)
  • The potential to compete at major World and European Championships.

Entitlement

  • Financial support to help towards sporting costs
  • Sport and Wellbeing Membership
  • Physiotherapy Sessions
  • Access to Strength and Conditioning coaching
  • Access to Lifestyle Support
  • Sports Bursary kit
  • Mentoring support

Eligibility

Essential

  • Recognised by your relevant National Governing Body on their Performance / Talent ID pathway

Desirable

  • Competing at international level.
  • In exceptional circumstances we may offer interviews to high achieving national level athletes (reliant on National Governing Body confirmation of standard)
  • The potential to compete at major World and European Championships.

Sports Bursary Application 2019/20

Applications for the 2019/20 Bursary Scheme have now closed.

 

Click below for information about our 2018/19 Bursary recipients:

Hannah Bristow - Silver Bursary Recipient 2018/19

Watersports

Info about our bursary students participating in watersports.

Abby Keable - Talent ID Bursary Recipient 2018/19

Land Based Sports

Info about our bursary students participating in land based sports.

The strength and conditioning support that I have received from the bursary programme has allowed me to make significant progress towards my sports specific goals this year.

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