Success for School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
03 October 2012
Alexandra Russell graduates with a 2.1 BSc (Hons) Sports Science (Physiology).
Alexandra was a VC Award winner and was awarded a Sports Scholarship for long jump, for which she has competed in the European and World Youth Olympics and the BUCS Outdoor Athletics Championships, amongst other competitions.
"I have received so much support from the University enabling me to balance the sport, academic and social sides of my life so that I had a fantastic experience all round. The Award and Scholarship made a massive difference as it has helped with both travelling and kit for training. I want to continue focussing on sport but look into the strength and conditioning side following skills gained during my studies."
Lorna Daniels, BSc (Hons) Sports Science, is due to start a Masters in Human Applied Physiology at Kings College, London in September.
"I feel really lucky to have been taught by some of the world leaders in sports science. One of the highlights was presenting my third year project at the British Association of Sports and Exercise Sciences conference. Being provided with such opportunities has really helped me develop professionally and spurred me on to continue with my interest in cardiovascular research."
Warren Bradley BSc (Hons) Sports Science (Physiology). Warren, originally from Whitby, North Yorkshire, says he is indebted to LJMU for its support over the past three years. During his degree he worked as a Nutritionist for the Blackburn Rovers Academy and completed LJMU'’s World of Work Skills Certificate. In September he is starting a PhD at Munster Rugby in Cork, Ireland, focussing on nutrition and dietetics.
Warren, 22, said: "I have had a great many experiences at LJMU, too many to mention, and memories to last a lifetime. Working with some of the world's most famous names in Rugby Union will be challenging but the time spent and the skills acquired at LJMU have left me in great shape to fill this role. I look forward to the next few years working in elite sport."
"I feel really lucky to have been taught by some of the world leaders in sports science. One of the highlights was presenting my third year project at the British Association of Sports and Exercise Sciences Conference. Being provided with such opportunities has really helped me develop professionally and spurred me on to continue with my interest in cardiovascular research."
Rachel Lord, BSc (Hons) Sports Science (Physiology) is now starting doctoral research exploring cardiovascular health:
"The last 3 years have been the best of my life. The opportunity to study under first class researchers in state of the art facilities has been brilliant. I am very lucky to be starting my postgraduate research career at LJMU. This is a fantastic opportunity to further my development as a sport science in one of the best departments in the world."
Jessica O’Hanlon, BSc (Hons) Sports Science (Physiology). Jessica, 22, says she has gained much more than a degree from LJMU. As one of the University's Sports Scholars, she has practised taekwondo alongside completing her degree and says she has received invaluable support from the University.
She commented: "My time spent here has been amazing and I would highly recommend LJMU as a brilliant place to study. I have made some lifelong friends and have had fantastic opportunities. The facilities at the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences are excellent and, in my opinion, are among the best in the world. I am hoping to study a masters at LJMU and then would like to complete a PhD. My long term plan is to work in sport science with elite athletes."
Teaching and Learning Award
The work of LJMU staff delivering not just best but excellent practice is recognised by the University through its annual Learning and Teaching Awards.
An individual award for outstanding impact on the student learning experience was also presented to Dr Dave Harriss from the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences. He is pictured here with his wife, Claire Stapleton, and their six week old daughter, Maisie.
Best in Class 2012
The following students are the winners of the 2012 Academic Excellence Awards for the highest award mark in each graduating cohort.
Some of the award winners in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences are pictured here