Tailor-made support package
The programme is open to all prospective and current students who compete at a regional, national or international level in their sport. All courses, undergraduate or postgraduate, are eligible. Applicants must be able to provide evidence of their achievements and future potential.
There are a limited number of places available each year. Not all applicants will be accepted. Every application is scored by a panel, with priority given to BUCS and Olympic sports.
A member from ‘Hull Sport’ will be in touch inviting you to an interview. Video Interviews can be offered.
Students on the Talented Athlete Programme benefit from:
• A tailored financial offer
• An all-inclusive fitness centre membership
• Bespoke professional strength and conditioning training plan
• Rehabilitation support and sports massage
• Mentoring programme provided by our partners, Team GB
• Nutrition and hydration support
• Complementary sportswear with brand retailer, New Balance
• Personal development support and guidance.
The Talented Athlete Programme has really helped me over the last 3 years and the support has been invaluable.
In my 1st year on the programme it helped me get selected for England to compete in Austria where I won the 200m. That same year I went on to claim a Silver Medal at the British Indoor Championships.
In my 2nd year I unfortunately picked up an injury but the programme helped me get back to full fitness by giving me access to free physiotherapy sessions.
I am currently in my 3rd year and having my best year so far, being ranked 1st in Europe for 200m in 2020 across all ages.
I also have my sights set on the 2022 Commonwealth Games and the 2024 Olympics, and the Talented Athlete Programme has helped make this become a reality.
I have been part of the Hull Sport talented athlete programme for the last three years as a Hockey Player representing the GB students’ team. I have found the strength and conditioning sessions valuable to my performance. As a third year student I can feel the benefits from the programme on the pitch as I believe I am playing the best hockey of my life. I will continue to play hockey at a high standard once I leave Hull, but the programme has taught me how to balance work and sport at an elite level.