Student Employment Programme 23/24

The largest ever cohort of students have joined the Sport & Exercise team as part of our Student Employment programme for the 2023/24 academic year.

Student employment programme participants 23/24

Enabling Excellence

Aligned to the University’s student employability ambitions set out in Strategy 2030, the programme champions student employment, developing professional skills and experience, and forging partnerships within industry.

By offering practical experience and industry related professional development in one of the country’s leading and most diverse sport, fitness and well-being the programme also aims to enhance the lived experience of those involved as well as our student, staff and local community.

Open to Everybody

The Programme spans across 5 important areas of the Sport & Exercise service offer with 6 Gym Instructors, 14 Gym Assistants and 14 Sport Assistants, 4 Active Lives Assistants, and a Performance Sport Intern.

Group of students sitting in an induction session

There were over 250 applications across the different roles from students studying a wide range of courses including Applied Sport Science, Physical Education, Biological & Medicinal Chemistry, Computer Science & Mathematics, Law, Geography to Geophysics and many more, demonstrating the popularity and demand among the student population for roles that offer practical, real life experiences.

It is testament to the development of the programme that participants now account for over 20% of the entire Sport & Exercise team.

Anything is possible

Group of students taking part in WattBike training

The 23/24 cohort have now been welcomed into the Sport & Exercise team and have participated in an intensive induction week ahead of the new Academic Year.

Meeting the new and existing staff. It definitely made me even more excited to get going and made any fears/nerves of the job disappear, they were so welcoming.

Jamie Liversidge
Active Lives Assistant 2023 -24

As well as our own Sport & Exercise 'New Starters Essentials' and 'Job Role Essentials and Expectations' training, participants have also received training on Technogym and WattBike equipment from external experts.

It was really exciting and engaging to have had such a wide variety of induction activities - from the introduction presentations as well as the very practical elements presented with a lot of detail by Technogym and the WattBike course, it created a really holistic approach to learning about our new roles. Very excited for next week!

Ambre Gangneux
Gym Assistant 2023/24

For further information about the Student Employment Programme please contact

Details of the 24/25 Student Employment Programme will be released in Semester 2 of the 2023/2024 academic year.

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