At Manchester Met University we aim to provide the best environment possible for the personal, professional and sporting development of our athletes. We are very proud to have been recognised by TASS for our work to date in supporting our elite athletes with academic flexibility.

With a modern campus based in the heart of a global city Manchester Met is well positioned to make higher education accessible and beneficial to all those with the passion and ability to succeed. It is the belief of ours that when facilitated appropriately student-athletes can produce some extraordinary things.

With a multi-national student body of over 36,000 students and over 500 undergraduate courses to choose from the diversity of experiences here are as unique as the individuals we support (find out more: https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/) . We are confident in our ability to enhance your academic interests and help them establish a career for your passion. In any given year we routinely have sport scholars from each of our 5 faculties and as many as 46 different academic courses from a typical 60 student cohort. There are often options in place to stretch degrees as well as learn aspects remotely when necessary, to accommodate elite sporting endeavours. A couple of recent notable examples of athletes who have balanced high level sport alongside challenging academic situations are;

  • BSc Physiotherapy graduate Kadeena Cox, 4 x Paralympic medallist
  • BSc Physiology graduate Tully Kearny, 9 x World Para-swimming medallist

The University provides high level support services to National and International athletes across a variety of sports through our sport scholarship programme (https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/sport/performance-sport/scholarships/ ). Our staff have extensive experience in dual career performance sport environments and understand opportunities this can present. We provide bespoke services in; physiotherapy, strength and conditioning, sports science, sports nutrition, sports psychology and lifestyle support. The athlete is at the centre of everything we do and through performance lifestyle meetings staff help athletes achieve balance between their academic, sporting and personal ambitions.

Once again, this accreditation highlights our commitment in providing academic flexibly to our student athletes and helps them best prepare for their life upon graduation.

If you would like to find out more, please contact:

Jerome Read, Performance Sport Manager – Jerome.read@mmu.ac.uk

Or

Callum Jones, Performance Sport Officer – Callum.jones@mmu.ac.uk