The Carnegie School of Sport are dedicated to building partnerships, developing broad industry links and embedding employability into our curriculum to give our graduates the best chance of achieving their career goals.
Case Study Profiles - Student Placements
We offer our students the opportunity to gain valuable experience of the world of work which, in turn, makes them much more employable after graduating.
A placement helps develop existing skills, as well as learning valuable new ones and can help students to decide what kind of career they would like to pursue after graduation.
The case studies below give an insight into the experiences our students have had on their placements:
- Ashleigh Fielding - BA(Hons) Physical Education with Outdoor Education
- Matthew Mansey - BA (Hons) Physical Education
- Em Topham - BA (Hons) Sport Development
- Bethany Pressley - BA (Hons) Physical Education
- Jess Johnson - BA (Hons) Sport and Social Sciences
- Natasha Wroe - BA (Hons) Physical Education
- Rebecca Andrew - BA (Hons) Physical Education
- Will Irvine - BA (Hons) Sport Business Management
News and Updates
Improving Performance in Endurance Sport
Leeds Beckett University students were invited to support the National Endurance Centre launch on Sunday 14th April, held at the University’s Headingley campus. The Centre launched with a training day titled ‘Improving Performance in Endurance Sport’. Hosted by elite endurance coaches, Malcolm Brown MBE and Andi Drake, the day comprised of theoretical and practical workshops and the opportunity to hear from two-time Olympians Jonny Brownlee and Laura Weightman. After a welcome from Malcom and Andi explaining the ethos behind the development of the National Endurance Centre as a vehicle for knowledge exchange and a fund raising stream for talented endurance athletes, the opening workshop saw Louise Sutton present on nutrition for endurance sport.
As Head of Sport and Exercise Nutrition at Leeds Beckett University, Louise asked the group to recall and discuss their dietary intake from the day before, advocating the effectiveness of a food-first approach to improving performance through nutrition whilst championing the Sport and Exercise Nutrition register as a credible source of information and guidance for athletes. A practical demonstration followed from Dane Mitchell, Head of Strength and Conditioning at Leeds Beckett University, emphasising how endurance athletes can utilise conditioning exercises through regressions and progressions to become stronger and more powerful, to support performance enhancement and everyday life. The group engaged in a thorough warm-up before Dane showed many variations of key exercises the audience could take home and practice.
The lunch break provided excellent networking and the opportunity for the Sport and Exercise Nutrition students to gain some applied experience answering questions posed by coaches and athletes. A Q&A session with two-time Olympic finalist, Laura Weightman, followed lunch. The audience pitched questions to Laura about how she manages her training, iconic moments during her career, and how she implements sports science disciplines such as nutrition and conditioning. Another practical followed, this time with physiotherapist, Alison Rose, Director at CSPC, who has worked with many of our elite athletes. Alison took the audience through a series of drills that endurance athletes could implement around their training, emphasising the quality of movement patterns and appreciating the challenges placed on both the brain and body. Two-time Olympic triathlon medallist, Jonny Brownlee, joined proceedings and demonstrated some exercises, highlighting the usefulness of simple drills even at the high-performance end of the endurance spectrum. Jonny then kindly gave up his time for a Q&A session, where he was quizzed on the psychology and nerves of elite performance, how he approaches his training intensity and load, and time-management as a full-time athlete. The day closed with Jonny presenting a £300 cheque to fellow athlete, Beth Potter, with a round of applause to celebrate the fundraising efforts and engagement shared by all on the day. In summary, a fantastic day of learning and networking was had by all and I have no doubt the National Endurance Centre will go from strength to strength.
Liam Scott Oliver
MSc Student Sport & Exercise Nutrition.
On the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, a number of students have opted for a study abroad semester in level 5. We will often encourage students to consider this option to further develop their global outlook, but also to help support their personal and interpersonal development through experiencing different countries and cultures. The study abroad options available provide our students with a fantastic opportunity to broaden their horizons in a way that can benefit their study and employability, but, more importantly, provide invaluable life experiences and memories that will last forever.
I Come from a Land Down Under
Hi, I’m Kyle, and I’m here to tell you why studying in Australia was one of the best decisions that I have ever made!
First, let’s make one thing clear…You don’t need to be the smartest student in the room to be a study aboard candidate! I got into Leeds Beckett on an unconditional offer with just above average A-Level grades. However, what set me apart from the others was my determination and grit to achieve my goal of studying abroad. Therefore; I would like to share with you how the application process isn’t as tedious as you may think, and how the experiences that I’ve had here in Australia have enabled me to develop my confidence, my life skills and my future opportunities.
Studying abroad was always on my ‘to do’ list so knowing this I naturally put more effort into the application process itself and became motivated to get good grades (which are deemed applicable by the study aboard team). When I visited universities on their open days, I always visited the study abroad stands and gathered as much information as I could.
Making the decision to study abroad is absolutely massive, because you are in an unfamiliar environment and far away from family and friends. It is therefore imperative that you make the right decision! I’ve only studied at Victoria University in Melbourne for one semester, but whilst here I have met some wonderful people and had an awesome time!
Personally, my time in Australia has really highlighted just how much of an accolade this experience is on your CV.
When applying for a job, you will stand out heaps as it demonstrates to perspective employers that you are independent, adaptable and organised; since you have travelled, studied and embraced a different culture in a distant country. Whilst here in Oz I’ve also had the opportunity to promote Leeds Beckett University at a Melbourne overseas study event. At the event I chatted to different staff and one professor has given me her contact details, should I ever need help with my dissertation or any other research projects when I’m back in the UK.
So WHY is studying aboard an absolutely amazing experience that presents a life changing opportunity?
- It enhances your CV
- It equips you with life skills that you would probably never learn if you don’t leave the UK.
- It offers you opportunities to strengthen your network of friends
- It promotes knowledge and understanding of different cultures and studying at a different University.
With all of that said, I hope that this blog has informed your decision as to whether studying aboard is for you and I wish you the best of luck if you have decided to take the plunge and live a life in the land down under! Always happy to have a chat if you bump into me on campus too!
Carnegie School of Sport Internship Programme
The Carnegie School of Sport at Leeds Beckett University has a long history of working in partnership with employers in the sport industry. We recognise the value external organisations provide in supporting the development of our students.
Information for Students
These internships are unique opportunities for students in the School of Sport to work alongside one of our Key Partners. An internship experience can be:
- Leeds Rhinos
- Leeds Rhinos Foundation
- Yorkshire County Cricket Foundation
- Leeds United Foundation
- The Rugby Football League
- Goalball UK
- Bradford Bulls
- Bradford City Football Club
- Active Schools
- Active Leeds (LCC)
- Intermarketing Agency
West Park Leeds RFC
This is your opportunity to:
- Gain real life work experience
- Learn and develop new and existing skills
- Get some amazing unique experiences
- Meet and work with some inspiring people
- Challenge yourself.
- To have the sense of achievement in such a short space of time
- Enhance your CV
- Stand out from the crowd
All opportunities will be advertised Via MyHub in the first instance. Please keep checking your student email where you will be alerted of current opportunities.
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Information for Employers
We invite you to engage with our Carnegie School of Sport Internship Programme, a programme we aim to be mutually beneficial to your organisation and the wider Leeds Beckett University community. By providing opportunities within the programme, we ask you share your expertise and environment to enhance the knowledge and employability of our students, as well as be open to a fresh insight or valuable resource that our students can offer.
Different levels of involvement can be facilitated dependent upon your organisational needs. As part of the Carnegie School of Sport Internship Programme we ask you to consider engaging in the following ways:
We aim to provide:
- fresh insight and resources for your organisation
- the opportunity to connect with the student population and wider Leeds Beckett community
- ·valuable resources and outputs to enhance your business performance
Similarly to placements, internships provide students with the opportunity to gain real 'hands on' experience in an organisation for an extended period. This may be additional to course requirements and a bigger commitment can be expected from the student.
We are keen to find organisations that offer quality placements and will work with our students to provide experiential learning opportunities linked to a module on their academic programme.
Our students are required to carry out a Final Year Project which can be linked to your organisation. If you have any areas of research or consultancy you would be keen for a student or students to work on we can help facilitate this.
To enhance personal development, we promote the importance of volunteering to students throughout their time at University. If you have any volunteer opportunities, such as special events, match days, ambassador roles we can promote these to students.