Elite Athletes

The Elite Athlete programme is designed to support the very best student athletes in any sporting discipline competing at a national or international level, to help balance an academic and sporting career. The scheme provides the flexibility and assistance you need to combine your undergraduate or postgraduate studies with training and competition commitments at the highest levels of sport. The scheme is open to both home and international students.

What we currently offer:

  • £1,500 bursary to cover costs such as membership fees, equipment, travel, and accommodation. Our elite athletes budget their activity accordingly.
  • Support to aid them in their development.
  • Support for athletes that wish to enter BUCS competitions.

What we expect:

  • Represent the university at competitions by wearing UAL branded kit.
  • Communication on dates that the athlete will be competing.
  • Working with the SU to create promotional materials.
  • Potential coaching with our student-led sports clubs.
  • Feedback on the Elite Athlete scheme.

To apply to be part of the Elite Athlete Programme, please fill in the application form.

If you have any questions about the programme, please do not hesitate to get in contact by emailing sports@su.arts.ac.uk and we will be in touch shortly.


Meet our 2019/2020 Athletes


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