All High Performance Athletes also have access to one-to-one sessions with one of the UEL lifestyle practitioners, as well as a series of workshops run throughout the year. Lifestyle support features heavily in the High Performance Programme induction at the start of the academic year where all attendees get an introduction to the area and how it can help them balance their sporting, academic and life demands as they adjust to life at university and prepare for life after university.
Student-athletes can expect to received support and guidance around transitions, time management, workload balance, personal development, career development, and much more.
All High Performance Programme athletes are expected to complete at least 10 hours of ambassadorial work per year, which not only enables them to give back to the programme and the sporting community, but also allows them to develop a range of skills that will stand to them both later in their sporting careers, and in life after sport.
Student-athletes representative roles were also introduced in 2019, giving a select group of individuals the opportunity to help shape the High Performance Programme, and enhance the support available.
Student-athletes also encouraged to tap into the Workforce Development and Centre for Student Success support that is available to all UEL students, and prepare themselves for life after study/sport.