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7 Aug 2014

Loughborough’s Student Sport Experience recognised at CUBO Awards

Loughborough University’s recreational sport programme has been recognised at the Annual CUBO Awards.

The University were the joint winners of the Excellence in Student Sport Experience, a new award for 2014.

The creation of My Lifestyle has developed a programme of regular recreational sporting activities and classes, with an emphasis on participation rather than performance.

My Lifestyle has also been significant in creating dedicated recreational facilities or ‘Parks’ across campus that give students and staff the opportunity to organise and play unstructured activities for free.

The latest development to support recreational sport is a £5.6 million investment by the University to build the Holywell Fitness Centre, situated at the West end of campus.

Dawn Cooper, My Lifestyle Coordinator at Loughborough University said:

“It’s really humbling to get that this award from CUBO recognising the work of My Lifestyle, the Sport Experience Team, and also our wider sporting offer.

“I’m delighted that this award has been voted for by peers from across other universities, who recognise that Loughborough are leading the way and are one of the best at providing a positive student sport experience.

“We will continue to drive student sport forward, to provide even more opportunities to play, compete and have fun, whilst at the same time create a sporting habit for life for our students that will continue after University.”

Launched in 2012 the CUBO Awards, run in association with University Business, are a yearly event to recognise the achievements of those working within the higher education industry.

This year's ceremony took place at Royal Holloway with the awards presented by former London Mayor, Ken Livingstone.