Sports Students Dive into University Life

1st April 2008 2:14pm - Return to press releases

Adam and Sarah Bailey, two of the students from the BTEC National Diploma in Sport Development

East Riding College students visited The University of Lincoln.

Students studying on the BTEC National Diploma in Sport Development, Coaching & fitness course visited the University of Lincoln to find out the options available to them after completing their current course at East Riding College. The students joined in university life for a lesson on different coaching techniques and participated in the Wingate, Peak Flow and Vertical Jump tests in the Human Performance Centre. Students were shown how to utilise the equipment, execute the tests, collect data and store the information on the computer. All of the students were eager to participate and the University Staff were very impressed with both their enthusiasm and knowledge.

After lunch the students were given a personal tour of the campus and then headed back into the Labs and Sports Hall for further activities. Sports Lecturer Paul Smith was very impressed with the visit ?Our students not only got to see what University life is like but they also got the chance to use equipment that we don?t have at the College.?

Second year student Sarah Bailey found the trip particularly useful and said: ?Going to Lincoln has completely changed my views on university life. I haven?t applied but I am now going to definitely look into it. Talking to the student who gave us the tour was informative because the financial aspect was my biggest concern, but he explained that he had part time work as well as studying.?

The trip was funded by Aimhigher, a national initiative which strives to raise learners? aspirations.