News Archive, Tag: Dual Career programme

Rio 2016: Weightlifter Sonny Webster’s hat trick adds to “incredible” experience on Olympic debut

14 August 2016

Weightlifter Sonny Webster said competing at Rio 2016 had been “the most amazing experience” of his life after the University of Bath graduate made his Olympic debut on Saturday. And he also claimed an unusual record, becoming the first Olympic weightlifter to compete wearing a hat as he lifted 148kg in the snatch and 185kg in the clean and jerk for 333kg overall to finish sixth in Group B of the men’s 94kg competition. “That...

Team Bath Judo Club's Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz, Renz Vallejera and Jemima Duxberry at the 2016 European University Championships in Croatia

Dual Career programme helps student judoka compete at European University Games

31 July 2016

University of Bath students Jemima Duxberry and Chloe Robyns-Landricombe have thanked the Team Bath Dual Career programme for helping them compete at the 2016 European University Games. Along with fellow students Renz Vallejera and Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz, they gained more international judo experience as they represented Great Britain at the multi-sport event in Croatia. Robyns-Landricombe, who is studying Sport Performance and finished seventh in the -57kg weight category, said: “I had an amazing opportunity to train...

Mathematics student Joe Choong, of Pentathlon GB, outside the University of Bath library

VIDEO: Rio-bound Joe Choong on why University of Bath is ideal choice for student-athletes

20 July 2016

Rio-bound pentathlete Joe Choong says he would "really recommend the University of Bath to all student-athletes" after successfully managing the demands of his academic and sporting careers to achieve Olympic Games selection. The Pentathlon GB athlete will become the latest in a long line of University of Bath students to compete at a Games when he heads to Rio 2016 next month. The first was David Hembrow back in 1968, the Statistics student and swimmer narrowly missing out on a 4x100m medley relay...

(From left) University of Bath students Will Serocold, Dan Roberts and Dom Tripp competed at the 2016 European Touch Rugby Championships

Three finalists and two golds as students impress at European Touch Rugby Champs

12 July 2016

Three University of Bath students contested the final of the 2016 European Touch Rugby Championships in Jersey last weekend, where England retained their men’s open division continental crown. Dom Tripp, who has just spent a placement year in Australia on his Sports & Exercise Science course, captained an England side also featuring Sports Performance student Will Serocold to a 10-4 win over Wales in the final. Lining up against them was Education with Psychology first-year...

Tom Edwards (left) and Chris Hay (right) won epee silver and bronze respectively at the 2016 British Fencing Championships

Silver and bronze for University of Bath fencers at British Championships

22 April 2016

University of Bath-based fencers Tom Edwards and Chris Hay both finished on the podium at the British Fencing Championships in London Docklands. Only a narrow 15-14 defeat for Biology graduate Hay to Calum Johnston in the semi-finals prevented an all-Bath epee final. Edinburgh’s Johnston went on to edge out defending champion Edwards 13-12 to take gold, with Hay sharing the bronze medal with Aberdeen City’s Neill Tannock. Sports & Exercise Science Masters student Edwards was...

Looking to combine study and sport? Applications being taken for 2015/16 Dual Career programme

20 May 2015

Combining study and high-performance sport can be a challenge – and one that becomes even tougher if you are an unfunded athlete. But the University of Bath Dual Career programme is helping to take the stress out of pursuing both sporting and academic excellence. And it is clearly having a positive impact, with current student athletes enjoying national and international success across a host of sports during 2014/15 including badminton, skiing, sailing, tennis and fencing....

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