Top Athletics Universities

Going to university is a pretty life-changing experience. Most can safely say that they wouldn’t be where they are today without the experience and self-development it provides. However, it’s not for everyone and that’s okay.

University is obviously a big call, there are pros and cons for sure, but they are for you and your athlete to look into, we can’t help you there, unfortunately.

But what we can do is give you a run down of some of the UK’s top sports universities to help with decision making.

Ranked #1 University in the world for sporting subjects, Loughborough has it all. Not only is it sporty, but it it is now ranked in the top 10 for academics, student experience and much more.

Other benefits include it’s world-class facilities and coaching, extensive list of successful alumni, and it being the national base for athletics and many other sports. Based in the Midlands, it’s transport links to almost anywhere in the UK are pretty excellent.

 

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Why Loughborough University? It's simple...

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Loughborough University has obviously been home to some of our country’s best ever athletes in the past, but let’s take a look at some of the more recent graduates and current students.

Birmingham University is a worthy challenger for the top spot as a Russell Group university and British Universities & College Sport (BUCS) contender.

As well as being located in the thriving midlands city, there is a lot to look forward to, with the Commonwealth Games in 2022 and the elite facilities that come with it. It’s definitely worth a look at.

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Six Reasons Why Performance Athletes Choose Birmingham

  • Top 5 University For Sport
  • New £55 Million Sports Centre
  • Individualised & Cutting Edge Sport Scholarships
  • Full-Time Team Of Specialist Practitioners Programme
  • Distinguished Coaching Staff
  • Top Class Academic Reputation

Recent Alumni & Current Students

The University of Birmingham has obviously been home to some of our country’s best ever athletes in the past, but let’s take a look at some of the more recent graduates and current students.

Located in Uxbridge, West London, Brunel is notable within the athletics community – especially within the sprint events – with coaches such as Laura Turner, Linford Christie and Margaret Adeoye leading the way, they always show up in BUCS.

With a fantastic community feel amongst the athletics club, their social events and overall club feel is definitely one of the best there is.  As one of London’s top athletics universities, it’s definitely one to check out.

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Take a look at Brunel's new indoor facility

Recent Alumni & Current Students

Brunel University has obviously been home to some of our country’s best ever athletes in the past, but let’s take a look at some of the more recent graduates and current students.

Known as one of the top athletics universities for endurance running. St. Mary’s University, 30 minutes commute from central London, plays host to some of the country’s best endurance training groups. Having been the base of one of GB’s most successful athletes of all time, Sir Mo Farah, a whole host of athletes have followed in his footsteps.Could this be right for you or your child? Then read more to find out!

 

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What has St Mary's University got to offer?  

 

 

Recent Alumni & Current Students

St. Mary’s University has obviously been home to some of our country’s best ever athletes in the past, but let’s take a look at some of the more recent graduates and current students.

UEL is undoubtedly established as one of the top 10 UK universities for athletics, with a specialist approach to sprint and hurdle events. Showing recent success at the latest edition of the BUCS indoor championships finishing 5th overall – a fantastic feat.Located in East London and with links to Newham and Essex Beagles, the university claim “We pride ourselves on our ability to develop talent, and have a fantastic track record when it comes to turning novices into finalists.”

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What did Adam Gemili think of his time at UEL?



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The University of East London has obviously been home to some of our country’s best ever athletes in the past, but let’s take a look at some of the more recent graduates and current students.

Catering to all athletics abilities, the University of Bath is a great recommendation for any athlete. Located in the South West of England, a plethora of benefits come with this university – notably the town’s beauty.

As a sporting university, Bath has the credentials matched only by the best, constantly churning out and hosting some of the UK’s best athletes. Further, in 2019 their coaching and support on offer earned them a ‘Gold Charter Mark’ by England Athletics, becoming only the second university in the country to achieve this feat.

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Why Should You Consider the University of Bath?  

 

Recent Alumni & Current Students

The University of Bath has obviously been home to some of our country’s best ever athletes in the past, but let’s take a look at some of the more recent graduates and current students.

The stats don’t lie, Cardiff Metropolitan University is Wales’ No.1 Sporting university. Based in the capital, Cardiff Met has a fantastic mix of everything: facilities, coaches, support, academics and talented athletes.

If you’re looking for a balance between sport and studies and are hoping to “set the foundations for your future career, ” Cardiff Met promises just that. As home to some of Wales’ top athletes, there aren’t many universities you’d rather be at.

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Performance Sport at Cardiff Met:  

 

Recent Alumni & Current Students

Cardiff Metropolitan University has obviously been home to some of our country’s best ever athletes in the past, but let’s take a look at some of the more recent graduates and current students.