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Performance athlete scheme

We aim to provide all performance athletes with the chance to gain extra support and experience while studying with us. The performance athlete scheme is designed to help all athletes, from those who compete at regional or national levels, all the way to an international standard.

The precise level of support you receive will depend on your level of performance competition. Our highest-level offer includes:

  • Gym membership
  • Personal Strength and Conditioning programme and sessions
  • St Georges Park trips with Gamechanger Performance
  • Access to all general workshops
  • Sports Award Ticket
  • One-to-one sport psychology sessions
  • Sports therapy sessions
  • Competition entry fees covered
  • Negotiated academic flexibility and support
  • Lifestyle support and personal mentoring
  • Additional funding to compete at international events (where applicable)

Eligibility

To be eligible for the performance athlete scheme, you need to:

  • Compete at a high level of competition (junior or senior) or show strong evidence of the potential to do so
  • Demonstrate passion and commitment to your sport
  • Be enrolled on an undergraduate, postgraduate taught or postgraduate research course with Staffordshire University
  • Meet the academic requirements of the course
  • Be studying at any of our campuses within the UK
  • Participate in a sport that is recognised by Sport England
  • Be able to represent Staffordshire University in your chosen sport
  • Be able to provide credible references

How to apply

To begin your application to the performance athlete scheme, please make an enquiry below: