Are you interested in studying Sport at university level? Alumni student Lewis Kaye started his journey with us as a Level 3 Sport and Exercise Sciences student before continuing on our degree pathway. Lewis has just completed our Physical Education and Health BA (Hons) Top-Up achieving a First-Class Honours degree. We spoke to Lewis about his experiences on the course and why he recommends studying HE Sport with us!
What did you enjoy about your time a Barnsley College Higher Education?
“The study environment is settling and comforting. Tutors make you feel valued, support is provided and it is an all-round open environment with debates and discussion encouraged. Within the first two years I had developed more academically than in any other educational setting. The continued support and belief from my tutors helped to build my confidence immensely. During my time at Barnsley College, the tutors were invested in my success and progression. My initial target at the start of studying was a 2:2, but after the first year my tutors encouraged me to aim higher for a 2:1. However, I finished with a First, something I never dreamed I was capable of. I am proud of the work I put in and I am thankful to all the Higher Education staff from the tutors to study skills staff who take pride and joy in developing students like myself. Their motivation and desire helped many of us exceed our own expectations.”
What skills and experience did you pick up on the course?
“Independence is something I developed significantly, many lectures were designed to incorporate individual research. Activities were based around problem solving such as researching key issues and finding sustainable initiatives in order to combat issues. These activities were introduced from the first year, so when the crucial third year arrived we were all confident in researching evidence in order to conclude assignments with professional support. I also developed my team-working skills. Many activities and assignments were designed to encourage team-work and cohesion. Due to the intimate nature of the classroom, new study relationships were developed which led myself and others to step out of their comfort zones and work in new groups. The ability to work with different people is a key skill to have. The communications skills I developed during my degree have been vital when moving into employment.”
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Last week our HE students held their first ever Research Conference at the Honeywell Sports Village.
Staff and students had the opportunity to speak with our HE Sport students and find out more about their dissertations and research projects.
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Barnsley College’s first team will compete for the South Yorkshire Schools Cup trophy after victory over the College’s second team in a unique semi-final derby clash.
The first team came away with both a chance to lift silverware and College bragging rights in a 4-1 win in front of a healthy crowd at Worsbrough Bridge Athletic’s Park Lane ground.
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Last week was #NAW2019 which celebrated the skills and experience that can be gained from doing an apprenticeship. We caught up with our Sport Apprentices to see how they’ve been getting on…
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Barnsley Sports Academy striker Betty Cheetham was part of the English Colleges FA Women’s National team that was crowned champion of the 2019 II Cacio E’Rosa in Rome.
Betty and her teammates clinched a 1-0 victory over Welsh Colleges FA in a tense final.
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Our Basketball Academy has recorded an impressive 64-32 victory over Thomas Rotherham College.
Having suffered defeat to Leeds City College before half-term, the team were eager to bounce back and move up the league table.
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Our HE students enjoyed a fun and productive trip to London last week.
The four-day trip was packed with a variety of different activities in the capital.
Students visited Wembley Stadium, the Olympic Stadium, the British Museum, the Imperial War Museum and notable landmarks such as Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square.
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What’s been happening?
In football, The male first team beat Newcastle-under-Lyme College on penalties to reach the quarter finals of the ECFA National Cup. Billy Goose struck twice as the team came from two goals behind to take the game to extra time. Two great saves from Connor Hutchinson in the shoot-out sparked great scenes at the end of the game.
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Barnsley Sports Academy is working in conjunction with Yorkshire Sport Foundation to help deliver its Further Education Ambassador Scheme.
The scheme is designed to identify students who want to pursue a career in Sports Development and Coaching, and work with them to encourage other students, who are not as active in sport, to participate on a regular basis.
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