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Good Uni for Sports Studies?

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feudebois Mon 30-Oct-17 12:15:52

Any mumsnetters first hand experiences? If it was somewhere with lovely countryside near by that would be a bonus (dd suffers from anxiety and loves being outside). Anywhere in the country!

HairsprayBabe Mon 30-Oct-17 12:19:38

Loughborough I should have thought, and not too far from the peak district for the outdoorsy element!

feudebois Mon 30-Oct-17 12:25:49

loughborough is most definitely on her list although I think probably very hard to get into. She's predicted A B B/C

Movablefeast Mon 30-Oct-17 12:27:18

I have no personal experience but Loughborough university was always considered the place to study sport. I just did a Google and it was rated best sports uni in the world by the QS rankings. It has a big green campus but not sure if it surrounded by countryside or not.

Lolimax Mon 30-Oct-17 12:28:16

Have a look at Trinity Carmarthen. The campus is lovely! My DS is hoping to do a related course there next year.

Movablefeast Mon 30-Oct-17 12:28:39

See everyone got there before me grin

feudebois Mon 30-Oct-17 12:29:30

Thank you. You need AAA for Sports at Loughborough which we don't think she'll get.

Berthatydfil Mon 30-Oct-17 12:30:12

Cardiff met has very good reputation and facilities. It’s on the outskirts of cardiff so not in the city centre. I’m not sure about accommodation though

MrBloomsLeftVeg Mon 30-Oct-17 12:30:39

Loughborough, Bath, Coventry, Plymouth

MrBloomsLeftVeg Mon 30-Oct-17 12:31:09

Oh and Cardiff

happyinherts Mon 30-Oct-17 12:32:23

Brunel or St Mary's

feudebois Mon 30-Oct-17 12:33:40

That does look nice Lolimax! Lots of interesting sounding courses too.

feudebois Mon 30-Oct-17 12:35:17

She definitely doesn't want to go to London happyinherts

feudebois Mon 30-Oct-17 12:35:57

Sorry I know I said anywhere in my OP!!

Iwantedtrianglesnotsquares Mon 30-Oct-17 12:36:32

15 yrs ago my brother did a sports science degree. Went to Portsmouth but also looked at Bangor, Aberystwyth, and I’ve forgotten the others off the top of my head. Grades were similar to your dd.

Cyclingforcake Mon 30-Oct-17 12:37:04

Leeds Beckett? In a city easy access to the Yorkshire Dales and lots of green space.

happyinherts Mon 30-Oct-17 12:37:20

Fair enough although St Mary's is technically Surrey and is a small, friendly campus.

Brunel - Hillingdon, not sure that's really London either - Greater London perhaps.

Both are great for sport studies though. Loughborough the ideal.

Cyclingforcake Mon 30-Oct-17 12:37:39

Sorry there should be a but in there somewhere.

IAmTheDragon Mon 30-Oct-17 12:40:53

Loughborough or Durham for sport, for sure!

feudebois Mon 30-Oct-17 12:42:09

Definitely don't want Durham for personal reasons but thank you.

Halfdrankbrew Mon 30-Oct-17 12:48:52

Loughborough, I went there fantastic uni absolutely loved it. Beautiful countryside and a lovely campus. I met my husband there and he did sports science, he loved the course, amazing facilities for sport. It's hard to get onto the course, however if you play sport at a high level they tended to lower the entry grades. I'd recommend Loughborough if your daughter can get the grades. Good luck smile

LoniceraJaponica Mon 30-Oct-17 12:53:36

This site lists universities by subject as well as by other criteria.

BubblesBuddy Mon 30-Oct-17 14:28:32

I think its St Mary's Twickenham, not St Mary's University, Mile End (East End of London). Why anyone would want to study in Uxbridge is beyond me.......

Surely Durham is hard to get into?

Look at old polytechnics and see what grades they want and level of sport participation. Then look at campus facilities and where they are.

feudebois Mon 30-Oct-17 14:35:05

Look at old polytechnics and see what grades they want and level of sport participation. Then look at campus facilities and where they are.

Dd is 17 and doesn't know which are 'old polytechnics' but I think I may be able to remember! Obviously we've done that - I wondered more if anyone had any personal recommendations.

feudebois Mon 30-Oct-17 14:35:51

She is at a high level for her sporthalf so might give Loughbourough a shot

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