Northumbria University are a leading institution for sport and offers a wide variety of opportunities for students looking to be involved in a quality dual career programme through access to high performance support services, student competition structures and sport scholarship opportunities.

Northumbria Sport supports over 150 student athletes each year across a range of sports through our tailored sports scholarship programme enabling athletes to develop their sporting ability whilst gaining a quality degree.

We understand the demands of being a student athlete and we aim to support you to have a well-rounded approach to life. Our team of professional support staff work together to offer multi-disciplinary support in a high-performance environment. By combining this with additional opportunities within our volunteering and student development programmes we aim to support you to build on your personal skills and profile in preparation for life after University.

Northumbria Universities dual career support for highly talented sporting individuals enables students to achieve their academic and sporting potential through a dual career pathway offer.  It is a priority of Northumbria University to provide a platform for student athletes to reach their educational and sporting potential.

Our dual career support looks to provide an appropriate level of support through academic flexibility for all student sport scholarship and TASS athletes as well as being open to any talented student athlete not in receipt of an award. The level of support will change depending on the representative level of the student-athlete (i.e., International, National, Regional or British University Competitive Sports).

For more information please contact Heather Steel, Dual Career Coordinator and Student Sport Manager on