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Continued success for sport scholar

“The help and support of Roehampton goes a long way to helping me achieve my aims and goals each year."

Posted: 21 November 2011

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Sport and Exercise Science student and sport scholar, Jamie Kirkwood

University of Roehampton Sport and Exercise Science student and sport scholar, Jamie Kirkwood, is celebrating a Gold Medal Win for a British Universities and Colleges Sport Rowing Event.

Jamie competed in the same event in 2009/10, achieving Bronze, and last season 2010/11 took Gold, and is delighted to have picked up another medal this time round. The medal also earns the University some valuable BUCS points.

His success came in the Small Boat's Head Race, which was run in conjunction with the GB Rowing Trials event held on the River Witham in Boston, Lincolnshire. Jamie came 3rd Overall in the GB rankings out of over 100 competitors leaving him in good stead for the next round of GB Trials. 

Jamie said he was very happy with the result, which comes off the back of some inconsistent training and a hard start to the season.

“The help and support of Roehampton goes a long way to helping me achieve my aims and goals each year, whether it be the financial help which allows me be able to travel and compete at certain events or even just the internal uni support for my studies.”

Jamie is one of many sporting students who have been awarded sport scholarships in the last three years. The University currently runs a sports scholarship programme which includes four annual £3,000 scholarships rewarding students for their commitment to sporting excellence.

The University is dedicated to giving its students the opportunity to play sports at all levels. We recognise the difficulties students encounter trying to balance academic studies with training and competition schedules. Alongside the scholarship we offer a support network designed to encourage talented sports men/women to meet their full potential not only in their chosen sport, but also in their academic studies. 

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