British Science Week 2019: Science and Technology in Sport

AECC University College are thrilled to be taking part in British Science Week 2019, by introducing students from schools across Bournemouth and Poole to the use of science and technology in sport. British Science Week, run by the British Science Association, is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths, featuring entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK for people of all ages.



LeAF Studio School, Carter Community School and Oak Academy will be attending the specialist health science university to discover how science and technology impact on the world of sport through a number of sessions with University College experts.

Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Dr Zoe Wimshurst, will be delving into the psychology of winning, followed by Senior Lecturer in Physiology, Dr Alyx Taylor, who will explore mental interference and performance. Professor Stewart Cotterill will be leading an exciting session on how to build an Olympian, and Clinical Sciences Lecturer, Micah Atkinson’s injury prevention and performance masterclass will close the interactive sessions.

Students will also get to view and experience some of the University College’s latest technology and state-of-the-art facilities. In particular, students will get to visit the on-site Sport Performance Centre, which has a track record of providing sport and performance psychology, physiology, biomechanics, rehabilitation services, and ultrasound (in collaboration with our School of Medical Ultrasound) to a diverse range of sports at varying levels of expertise.

The day will be topped off with the students receiving information about the University College’s diverse course offering in the subject areas of psychology; sports, exercise and health sciences; and chiropractic, and will also receive advice on the fantastic careers they can get into.

Since becoming a University College, Bournemouth’s latest higher education institution is stepping up its efforts to engage with the local community. By showcasing their local expertise and skills, providing opportunities for communities, and supporting Bournemouth’s economy and talent, the University College is well placed to make a difference and benefit the local conurbation.

Find out more about the University College’s courses, including flexible and first-rate postgraduate options.

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