Tristan Coe

AU Ultimate Frisbee Club Chair & My Lifestyle Ultimate Frisbee Activator

2nd Year Meng Civil Engineering student, Tristan Coe, currently undertakes a role with the Athletic Union as Club Chair for Ultimate Frisbee and also gives up his time as an Activator for the My Lifestyle Ultimate Frisbee session.

Tell us about yourself (hobbies, interests and background):

My life outside of my study revolves around frisbee. I’ve played regulation Ultimate for around 2 years now, but I played a contact version of the game during secondary school for 7 years.

I’m follow England rugby religiously, and some of my best memories have been at Twickenham during some of the home matches I’ve been lucky enough to be at.

I’m a keen Rubik’s cube solver as well.

How did you first get involved with Loughborough Sport?

I’ve been involved in Loughborough Sport since the start of my first year, when I signed up to AU Ultimate Frisbee. I’ve been a member of the club and Loughborough Sport since September 2018.

During your years at Loughborough what have you got involved in through the CVA?

Currently I’m taking part in the CVA’s Leadership Academy, as well as running the My Lifestyle Ultimate programme, with help from my fellow AU club members. The CVA has allowed me to train as a sports activator and continues to promote my professional development.

What has your experience volunteering been like whilst at Loughborough?

Volunteering at Loughborough has proved to be more interesting and enjoyable than I could have imagined. I’ve had a fantastic support network of fellow volunteers and friends around me, who showed me the ropes and offered help and advice.

How has being involved with Loughborough Sport helped you develop and progress (personally and professionally)?

Loughborough Sport has allowed me to develop a wide range of transferrable skills such as: communication, time management and confidence. I’ve been exposed to learning scenarios, none of which have been daunting, and I’ve noticed a significant and steady improvement in my professional attitude and personal confidence.

What’s the best advice you could give to a Loughborough student looking to get involved in volunteering & gain the most out of their university experiences?

Get involved with as much as you can. From a professional angle, employers seek graduates who have experience and skills beyond their degree course, and Loughborough Sport offers a plethora of different platforms, from which you can learn these skills, from skills coaching to event media work. The most common barriers for students are that they “don’t have the time”. It’s healthy to make sure you don’t overload yourself, but trust me, all students will find themselves with far too much free time some days. Make sure you don’t get caught after leaving Uni, wishing you’d done more – volunteering in sport is the perfect way to spend time having fun and learning at the same time.

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