Achieve your potential

Talented athletes joining the University of Essex’s Performance Programme have access to expert coaching, a wide range of world-class sporting facilities and specialist support designed to encourage and develop individual athletes and teams towards BUCS, national and international success.

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Thanks to our dedicated partners whose additional expertise and resources help deliver success to athletes within our performance and participation programme.

TASS Dual Career
Sporting successes include:
WBBL Cup 2023 Semi-Finalists Men's Volleyball BUCS National Championships 2023 - Finalists Women's Football BUCS National Championships 2023, Quarter Finalists Athletics and LLB Law and Politics, 2016 graduate, Adeseye Ogunlewe represented Nigeria in 100m Rio Olympics 2016 Rhythmic Gymnastics - Victoria Clow represented Scotland at the 2014 Commonwealth Games Javelin & BSc Sports and Exercise Science, 2019 graduate; Harry Hughes became British National Champion in 2019
WBBL Cup 2023 Semi-Finalists
Athlete training at the Human Performance Unit
Sports scholarships and bursaries

The University of Essex is committed to supporting and developing high performance athletes. Find out whether you could be eligible for a sports scholarship or bursary, plus a range of additional benefits too when you join the University of Essex.

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Our sports

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"Having the chance to be a part of the Essex women's football focus programme was a privilege. The programme gave me the opportunity to better my game through experienced coaching, make new friends, and still be able to focus on my degree. The schedule was sometimes challenging but allowed me to enjoy both football and the university lifestyle. Which was exactly why I came to university."
Jenna Nairn University of Essex Women's 1st Team Captain 2021-2022
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Get in touch
Performance Sport Manager Susy Davies
University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ
Telephone: 01206 873016
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