Unlock Your Potential at our University

Welcome to the University of Essex where we turn dreams into reality for talented athletes like you. As a proud delivery site of Sport England’s Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme, we’re dedicated to nurturing the brightest stars in UK sports through our innovative performance programmes and unwavering support services.

What We Do: Elevate Your Game

We live and breathe sports excellence. Our cutting-edge facilities and expert coaching staff provide the perfect environment for you to excel in your chosen sport. You’ll have the chance to compete at various levels, from BUCS university leagues to national and international tournaments.

What We Offer: Your Path to Success

As a Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme athlete, you’ll have access to a range of exclusive benefits at the University of Essex. From bespoke training programmes tailored to your needs to academic support that allows you to balance your studies with your sporting ambitions, we’re here to help you achieve greatness both on and off the field.

How We Support You: Every Step of the Way

We understand that the journey to sporting success can be challenging. For the 2023-24 season we have financially supported over 100 sports scholars with fee waivers or cash bursaries to achieve their potential within our performance sports programmes. In addition, we offer a range of support services to our athletes, from free gym membership, training and game day kit, sports psychology and nutrition advice to career guidance and mentorship, we’re committed to helping you navigate the highs and lows of elite-level competition.

Join Us

Ready to take the next step in your sporting journey? Discover what it means to be part of an ambitious team and make your mark on the world of sport.

Take a look around our Performance Sport programmes at Essex.

Reach out to our team with any queries or to pop along for a visit by emailing performancesport@essex.ac.uk.