Jed Knights, Strength and Conditioning Coach at St Mary’s University stated: "Working with South Thames College Sports students during their visit here at St Mary’s was fantastic. I had the pleasure of delivering our Strength and Conditioning workshop to all involved on the day. Throughout the session, students learned how to analyse movement skill competencies through observations and performance of balance, squat and jump patterns. A discussion took place following this, in which the group self-discovered how to adjust their movement to improve efficiency and injury resistance. This was demonstrated through a reflective process upon which partners would provide feedback on one another’s execution and subsequently try to better the movement using the newfound information. My experience of spending time with the students was unquestionably positive, as evidenced through individual and group engagement, alongside a range of mature questions presented by the cohort. I hope the workshop provided the visiting students with an insight into what applied learning can be like in HE and I wish them all the best for the future.”
Sports Students gain insight into University Life
Level 3 Sports students from Year 1 and 2 gained an insight into university life at a bespoke event hosted by St Mary’s University Twickenham London and organised by Careers Adviser, Sue Rathmell.
The event consisted of practical interactive sessions engaging students and allowing them to discuss career opportunities within the sports sector. Students were also able to view the Olympic-standard sport facilities of the campus, used for competitive and social sport as well as teaching.
One learner said: “It was the best trip ever, I am now certain of what I want to do, I definitely want to go to University."