School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences


9 May 2016

Sport and Exercise Science student, Roy Barber, up for Student Placement Award

A campaign celebrating the achievements of Loughborough University placement students, and the transformative opportunities that host employers provide, has been launched.

Every year, almost 1,400 Loughborough students take advantage of the opportunities offered by a placement. Many of them far exceed their placement brief and all of them report the various benefits the experience delivers.

BSc Sport and Exercise student, Roy Barber, is among the ten students that have been nominated for an award this year in the University's Placement Student Awards 2016.

All of the finalists have been nominated for excelling in their placement and showing enterprise and initiative beyond the placement brief, adding real lasting value to their host organisations. 

Roy has been nominated in the Public Sector category in recognition of his placement with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)’s Strength and Conditioning Coaching Staff.

He told us:

"During my internship with the ECB I enjoyed an incredible density and diversity of experiences. All of which have had a profound impact on both my skills and my character, and will undoubtedly be of immeasurable benefit to my future career."

Roy's work around refining players' running technique has since been implemented across both ECB and county programmes. Read more here.

Voting is now open for the awards, so we encourage people to show Roy (and the other nominees) support by voting in each category for the students they feel have shown the most enterprising initiative. 

Voting closes at midnight on 14 June and winners will be revealed on 16 June.

For more information, and to vote, visit: