Talented Athlete Programme

The Students’ Union Talented Athlete Programme aims to support high performing student athletes to balance their university life whilst achieving their sporting potential.

The Talented Athlete Programme provides a comprehensive support package, allowing student athletes the opportunity to continue excelling in the sport they love, at the same time as studying for a world class degree at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Athletes looking to apply to be part of the Talented Athlete Programme must:

  • Be studying full-time or part time at QMUL
  • Be competing in an Olympic, Paralympic or Commonwealth sport, OR competing consistently at an exceptional level in a sport outside of these games which is recogonised in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS)
  • Be recognised and be able to demonstrate clear evidence of their Olympic, Paralympic, Commonwealth, NGB or professional representational pathway

Applications deadline for the 2023/24 academic year is 17 September 2023.

Athletes who are accepted on to the programme will have access to the below:

  • Strength and Conditioning: Opportunity for strength and conditioning support
  • Nutrition: Opportunity for nutritional support
  • Gym Access: Free gym membership allowing peak access to Qmotion Sport and Fitness Centre during the academic year
  • Dual Career Support: 1 to 1 support with a designated Dual Career Coordinator to ensure athletes are getting the most from the programme
  • Academic Flexibility: Opportunity to apply for academic flexibility when training or competition clashes may occur.
  • Career Development: Career development workshops, to support and develop key employability skills.
  • Performance Workshops: Access to wide range of performance workshops
Apply here
Alexandra Oprisan

Sport: Badminton

Course: Computer Science with Management (ITMB)

Highest Achievement: Semi-finals of senior Nationals and quarter finals of Cyprus international.

Connie Hayes

Sport: Cycling

Course: Human Geography

Highest Achievement: 16th at the elite national road circuit championships, 11th at national TT championships., 78th GP Iseburge international., 48th stage 1 tour de belle isle (pro uci race) and 18th in the Bristol GP elite national series.

Emily Goodchild

Sport: Fencing

Course: Phd in Endocrinology

Highest Achievement: Top 8 finish at Antalya International Satellite competition. Current ranking 12.

Georgia Silk

Sport: Fencing

Course: Mathematics

Highest Achievement: Currently ranked 3rd in Under 20s and 5th in Britain for all ages. Best achievements is 1st at the Newham National under 20 competition, 20th at the Copenhagen Senior International and 29th at the Zagreb World Cup.

James Moreby

Sport: Chess

Course: Software Engineering

Highest Achievement: UK U21 No.1, Top 30 UK All Ages.

Applications deadlines for 2023/24 academic year:
  • 17 September 2023

Please apply by clicking the button below (This application could take 15 minutes)

Apply here

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