WUC achieves sector-leading score for learning opportunities in sport

July 2021

Image for press release - Two Writtle University College Sports student in campus sports laboratory

Writtle University College (WUC) is celebrating an outstanding result for degree provision in Sport and Exercise Sciences.

In the recently released National Student Survey (NSS), more than 96% of students studying BSc Sport and Exercise Performance expressed satisfaction with their course's learning opportunities (NSS 2021 Registered Data).

The NSS is an annual, anonymous survey that encourages final year university students to voice an honest opinion of their course. Their feedback is used to shape the future for fellow students and make real changes to the student experience.

Head of Sport, Dr Greg Deacon, said: "I'd like to thank our students for their excellent response. Our campus recently opened the UK's first dedicated 3x3 basketball facilities and, over the next few months, we will reveal even more exciting opportunities for students, athletes and our local community, including the launch of a new Centre for Sport and Health."

The Centre, which is currently undergoing refurbishment, will support human health and wellbeing while offering a wide range of scientific equipment and research opportunities for students, academics and professional partners.

It will provide more practical laboratory space and new laboratory testing sport kit including a NordBord, HumanTrak and ForceDecks platforms. Students will also benefit from more opportunities for professional work experience and shadowing.

The Centre will be a strong addition to the University College's existing sporting facilities, which include a gym, extensive playing fields, equestrian facilities, basketball courts, bike trails, sports fields, indoor courts and a reservoir for outdoor activities.

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