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Performance Sport

Performance Sport

We also have a focus on performance sport for those student athletes wishing to compete at a high level. We currently offer the following support for elite athletes during their education with us:

Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS)

BNU is one of only 33 sites, across the UK, accredited to deliver funded support for nominated TASS (Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) athletes. This support is offered through our Human Performance, Exercise and Wellbeing Centre, which comprises of our Human Performance Laboratory (HPL) and our Sports and Wellbeing Clinic.

FA Women's Super League Academy

Bucks is one of only ten universities to be Higher Education partners for the FA Women’s Super League Academy. We work with Reading Football Club Women as part of the Football Association’s Women’s Super League Academy programme. This programme allows selected players to balance their academic aspirations.

National Swim England Performance Centre

We are proud to have been selected by Swim England as one of only five universities in the country to offer a national swimming Performance Centre. Our partnership with Wycombe District Swimming Club (WDSC) is located close to the University, at the Wycombe Leisure Centre, and will give you access to a leading Performance Programme, providing the right training environment, coaching and support to train for national and international success.

Reading Rockets

Our women’s and men’s teams are coached by National League club Reading Rockets.The University enjoys a strong partnership with the club offering students opportunities to compete, study, and gain work-related experience in areas such as coaching and sports therapy.

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