As a University with one of the leading sport scholarship programmes in the UK, we are wholly committed to providing the best possible dual career support to talented individuals and have, over many years, invested in our dual career specialism to create a proven track-record in this area. The Dual Career Accreditation recognises and reinforces our focus on providing the very best dual career environment, whilst raising awareness and recognition of the importance of dual career support amongst academic departments and schools throughout the University of Birmingham. It will also help strengthen our collaborative working relationships between academic and support personnel across the University and with NGBs, which will ultimately benefit the student-athletes on our sport scholarship programmes.
The Dual Career Accreditation complements our vision of supporting talented dual career individuals attain a highly regarded degree from a leading Russell Group university, whilst realising their sporting ambitions and achievements. The dual-career support at Birmingham aims not only to improve students’ performances whilst at university, but to provide them with a set of life-skills which are transferable to a life beyond university. Some will transition to be full-time athletes (hopefully a seamless transition) or to help them progress in their chosen career.