News Archive, Month: June 2019

Thank you for visiting the 2019 University of Bath Open Days

21 June 2019

Thank you to the thousands of visitors on Friday and Saturday to the University of Bath's Open Days. We hope you enjoyed your time with us and found your visit useful. We are proud of our sports offer at the University of Bath. Regularly-ranked in the top six of British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS), we were named Sports University of the Year for 2018 in The Times and Sunday Times guide. We have a...

Student sport week: Get involved with coaching or learn new practical skills through Team Bath – all on campus

20 June 2019

The University of Bath doesn’t just offer students the chance to compete in sport – it also provides opportunities for personal development through coaching, volunteering and learning practical skills such as personal training and sports massage. Team Bath Training & Development’s vocational courses, delivered by a team of elite practitioners and educators in the University’s world-leading training environment, are ideal for those who combine study with sport or students considering a career in the health...

Student sport week: How we help student-athletes strike a balance to excel in their Dual Careers

19 June 2019

Providing the opportunities, conditions and support for student-athletes to develop and thrive in both their academic and athletic pursuits is central to the Team Bath Dual Career programme. It is specifically designed to provide our community of student-athletes with the tools and relationships to effectively manage the twin demands of combining high-performance sport with a top-class education at the University of Bath. Nearly 100 student-athletes across 25 diverse sports have been supported by the scheme...

Student sport week: “Experiencing the BUCS Wednesday buzz in Blue & Gold is the highlight of my week”

18 June 2019

Wearing the famous Blue & Gold colours of the University of Bath in BUCS competition is among the proudest moments for hundreds of student-athletes every academic year. British Universities & Colleges Sport is at the heart of the University’s student performance programme, with around 1,500 students representing Bath in regional and national competition against other higher-education institutions across a range of sports. The majority of matches take place on Wednesday afternoons, when there is a...

Student sport week: Sporting scholars thank donors for generous support after year of success and development

17 June 2019

It has been a stellar year for sporting scholars at the University of Bath – and they have been keen to thank the generous alumni and benefactors supporting the scheme for the role they have played in their success. The 2018-19 academic year saw 38 student-athletes across 15 different sports and a wide range of degree courses receive financial support that helped them juggle the twin demands of studying at one of the best universities...

Tim Nurse in action for Great Britain Hockey U21s against India in June 2019

Sporting scholar Tim Nurse helps GB Hockey U21s enjoy strong finish to Invitational Tournament in Madrid

16 June 2019

University of Bath sporting scholar Tim Nurse helped Great Britain Hockey U21 men to a fifth-placed finish at the 8-Nations Invitational Tournament in Madrid, Spain. It was a tough start to the competition for GB as they lost their three Pool A matches against Belgium (5-2), Austria (1-0) and eventual winners Germany (7-1). However, their fortunes improved in the ranking phase and following a goalless draw against the Netherlands, GB went on to win 3-2...

Elite Athlete Fund support helps student Fabio Roque gain international football refereeing experience

15 June 2019

University of Bath student Fabio Roque gained international football refereeing experience when he was selected to officiate at tournaments in the United States and Canada. The Sport & Social Sciences student, whose travel costs were partly financed by the University's Elite Athlete Fund, was among eight officials from England, Portugal and the USA for the Manchester City Surf Cup that took place in San Diego. "I was appointed to a total of eight matches, six...

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Come and ‘Try Games’ for all at inclusive sporting festival in Bath as community celebrates International Olympic Day

13 June 2019

Team Bath is helping to celebrate this year’s International Olympic Day through teaming up with the organisers of an inclusive sporting festival in Bath to provide everyone with the opportunity to ‘Move, Learn and Discover’. Those are the three pillars of both the Olympic Day movement and the Try Games event, which is taking place at Odd Down Sports Ground from 10am to 3pm on Sunday, June 23. Coaches, students and athletes from Team Bath...

More medals for University of Bath-based swimmers on second night of Mare Nostrum gala in France

12 June 2019

University of Bath-based swimmers Tom Dean and James Guy claimed their second medals in as many days as the build-up to the 2019 World Championships continued at the Mare Nostrum gala in Canet, France. Mechanical Engineering student Dean, who is supported by a Bill Whiteley Scholarship and is a MJ Church Ambassador, followed up his 200m freestyle gold medal by winning silver in the 200m individual medley in 1:59.55. Guy – who, like Dean, trains...

Student Tom Dean and team-mate James Guy take gold for British Swimming at Mare Nostrum in Canet

11 June 2019

University of Bath sporting scholar Tom Dean and team-mate James Guy both struck gold for British Swimming on the opening night of the Mare Nostrum in Canet, France. Mechanical Engineering student Dean, who is supported by a Bill Whiteley Scholarship and is a MJ Church Ambassador, delivered an extremely mature performance to win the men’s 200m freestyle final from lane eight in 1:47.39. “I changed my plan a little bit as 200m freestyle is such...

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