If you are talented enough to secure a place you will be competing at the highest levels of national competition or even competing internationally. Many of our coaches have international or Olympic experience so the quality of training is exceptional.

Demand for places is high but if you make it you will be part of a unique training culture that helps students to maximise their sporting potential whilst continuing to achieve academically.

Our experience in supporting student-athletes is also second to none and we know how hard it can be to excel in your sport and study. That is why we have developed a unique system for academic support of students with exceptional sporting talent (junior international and above).

The academic flexibility we can offer will help you balance the demands of competing at the highest levels whilst studying. We also offer sport scholarships to help meet some of the costs of training and competition.

The life of a student athlete

What’s included?

Coaching You will be assigned a head coach who will oversee your performance programme. All of our coaches are highly experience with the majority having international or Olympic experience.
Personal mentor You will be assigned a personal mentor who will be completely independent from your coach or academic department. They will help you set goals, reflect and review performance – both academic and sport related.
Sports science support You will receive training advice based on a scientific assessment of your fitness, help you prepare for a challenge in the heat or at altitude and provide you with mental strategies to ensure you get the best from yourself in a competition.
Sport medicine support We have a physiotherapy clinic with an experienced team of clinicians covering physiotherapy, sport injury, massage and podiatry.
Nutrition support You will have access to a dedicated nutritional centre on campus. Located in the centre of campus, this facility provides flexible nutritional and meal-time needs.
Accommodation While you have the choice of self catered or catered accommodation across campus, one block has been identified as perfectly situated for student athletes. This tends to be quieter as the students here take their sport seriously. This is available on a first come first serve basis.
Life skill programme The Performance Life Skills programme is designed to build on some of your current personal skills and attributes, and develop some of the following (amongst others): self-awareness, self-reliance, time management, communication and decision making skills.
First-class facilities You’ll be given free membership to our world-class Powerbase gym.
Sport scholarship You could get a sport scholarship worth up to £5,000 per year

In addition to the above, you will also be given free membership to athletic union club and access to a campus parking permit.

Some of the highlights from Loughborough University associated athletes at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.