Sport students hear from UCLAN

18 December 2019

Andy Sprake from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) visited Sport and PE students recently. 

Andy is a Lecturer in Physical Education from the School of Sport and Health Sciences at UCLAN. He spoke to Ashton Sixth Form College students about the opportunities of studying a sport-related degree at university. He explored the range of degree courses available to them after college including areas of coaching, fitness, sports science, therapy, rehabilitation and well-being.

Students learned about the differences between university-style teaching and what a degree course in a sport-related field may include. He also presented the wider sports opportunities that are available to students across the university such as societies, sports teams, placements and work experience.

For those wanting to progress on to university, it gave them a greater understanding of how they could best prepare for university life and encouraged them to continue building their portfolio of experience and skills in order to stand out. It also allowed students who perhaps had other career pathways in mind, to think about the prospect of studying a sport-related degree. 

The Sport and Public Services department at Ashton regularly invite guest speakers from both employment and universities to speak to students about the incredible career opportunities that are available to them after college, encouraging them to make more informed decisions. 


Find out more about studying Sport at Ashton Sixth Form College here.

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