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Sport and Exercise Sciences Department of Sport, Health and Nutrition

Applicant Days 2014 Saturday 5 April


Your Applicant Day Congratulations on your successful application to Leeds Trinity University! The next step of your journey is to decide whether or not to accept your place. If you’ve seen our prospectus or visited our campus before, then you’ll already be aware of our fantastic facilities, teaching excellence and our strong record for producing highly employable graduates. Our Applicant Days will allow you to experience all of this and more firsthand. You will discover what it’s like to study in a university environment and, more importantly, the incredible benefits, both academically and socially, of studying for your degree at Leeds Trinity University.

Absolutely loved Leeds Trinity, officially my first choice! #LTappday

5 Reasons to come to an Applicant Day • • • • •

Get the details you need to make an informed decision regarding your offer Take part in course-specific academic sessions run by our lecturers Talk to current students to find out what it’s like studying at Leeds Trinity University Take a tour of the campus, including accommodation and sports facilities Find out why the majority of people who visit us, study with us.

This Applicant Day is for the following courses: Sports and Exercise Sciences (Sports Psychology) Sports and Exercise Sciences (Strength and Conditioning)

Sports and Exercise Sciences (Sports Nutrition)


Josh - Sport Development and PE

The sports facilities at Leeds Trinity are excellent, and really prepare you for a career in sport.


Department of Sport, Health and Nutrition

There couldn’t be a more exciting time to study in the Department of Sport, Health and Nutrition. Recognition of the importance of sport, health, and nutrition grows daily, along with the demand for qualified professionals in these areas – and our degree courses will prepare you to meet that demand.

Meet the team John Perry Senior Lecturer, Sport & Exercise Psychology Previously, John has worked as a football coach and a sport scientist specialising in psychological support as well as numerous years teaching in further and higher education. He is also an accredited Performance Analyst and a Co-Chair of BASES Sport Psychology Interest Group.

Kirstie Grace Senior Lecturer Kirstie is a qualified physical education teacher with six years of experience working in a thriving sports college as an assistant subject leader. Kirstie is the programme leader for the Primary and Secondary Physical Education and Sports Coaching degree programmes.

Philip McDonald Senior Lecturer Philip has an undergraduate background in Sport Rehabilitation and Sport Science and undertook postgraduate study into the relationship between exercise and health. His current interests include the sociology of sport and in particular the presentation of sport in the media.

Gareth Nicholson Lecturer, Performance Analysis/ Biomechanist Gareth is a sport scientist with research and consultancy experience working with athletes. Gareth joined in September and is the newest member of the Department of Sport, Health and Nutrition.


Your Applicant Day Programme Timetable 10.00am - 11.00am Main Reception

11.00am - 11.45am Auditorium

11.15am - 12.00pm

12.00pm -1.00pm

Registration Once you have booked your place, you will receive a confirmation letter which also contains your registration slip. Simply hand over this slip at the registration desk when you arrive. Department Welcome Welcome to the Sport, Health, and Nutrition Department Dr Julie Brunton, Head of Sport, Health and Nutrition will welcome you to the department and provide an overview of the programme for the day. Welcome Presentation Find out more about Leeds Trinity University, the Sport and Excercise Science courses and where your degree can take you. The Detail of Success Join the team in the sports science laboratory for a whistlestop tour of performance assessment. Ultimately, elite sport is all about performance. Consequently, the ability to measure performance is highly sought after. These sessions are designed to be a taster of the types of applied activities you would encounter on the degree.

Additional Activities

10.30am

10.00am - 2.00pm Main Reception

1.00pm - 3.00pm Main Reception

Student Life Talk Find out what it is really like to study at Leeds Trinity University from our Student Ambassadors – perfect for any prospective student! The talk lasts approximately 30 minutes and includes a welcome from our Executive. INFO Hub The INFO hub will be open throughout the day where you will get the chance to find out about Finance, Accommodation, Student Support and the Students’ Union. If you wish to speak to a representative from any of these areas, they will be available from10.00am until 2.00pm. Campus Tours Take a tour with one of our Student Ambassadors to get a feel for our campus, including our halls of residence, the Andrew Kean Learning Centre, the Media Centre and our sports facilities. Tours last approximately 45 minutes to an hour, and will depart from the Main Reception on a regular basis.


Event Information

Parking Free parking is available on campus for the Applicant Day. Upon arrival, please look out for our Student Ambassadors who will guide you to an available space. For more information about getting to Leeds Trinity University, please see the back page of this guide. Food and Drink The Dining Room and Lounge provide a wide range of hot meals, drinks and snacks, freshly prepared on campus using local produce where possible. They are your main hubs for refuelling on campus, and will be open from 9am until 4pm on the Applicant Day.

Guests You are more than welcome to bring your friends and family to the Applicant Day. If you do, please note that some of the academic workshops are for prospective students only. For any workshops where this is the case, it is indicated on the programme for the day, along with a suggested activity for guests accompanying applicants. Special Requirements If you have special requirements you’d like to talk over, please contact Jane Perekrest (Dyslexia and Disability Coordinator) on 0113 283 7138 or e-mail j.perekrest@leedstrinity.ac.uk. Please call us before you arrive so we can make sure you’re catered for on the day.

If you have any questions regarding the Applicant day, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can call us on 0113 283 7150, email enquiries@leedstrinity.ac.uk or visit www.leedstrinity.ac.uk/appdays


Key Dates for your diary 7 May 2014

You will need to reply to all offers made by Leeds Trinity University by 7 May 2014.

31 May 2014 You will need to apply for Student Finance by 31 May 2014 in order to receive your finance before you start university in September.

14 August 2014

If you are studying this year you will receive your exam results on 14 August. Good luck!

22 September 2014 Time to celebrate becoming a student at Leeds Trinity University - ‘Freshers’ Week’ begins!

What happens next? Making your decision When you have received offers from all universities, UCAS will send you an email to say there’s been an update. You will then need to go through UCAS Track to make your replies. You’ll have a deadline shown in Track of when to do this by – how much time you have depends on the time of year, varying from a week to five weeks.

Replying to an offer Firm acceptance -This is your first choice. If it’s an unconditional offer, the place is yours! If it’s conditional, the place is yours if you meet the entry requirements. So just in case you don’t, you can pick a second offer as a backup – your insurance acceptance. Insurance acceptance -The backup choice to a conditional firm acceptance. If you’re choosing an insurance choice, go for a course with lower entry requirements,

but make sure it’s somewhere you’d still like to study. Remember, you will only attend your insurance choice course if you don’t meet the requirements of your firm choice, but you do meet the conditions of your insurance. You can’t choose between your firm and insurance course when you get your results, so make sure you’re happy with your firm and insurance choice by doing as much research into the course and institution as you can. Decline You will then need to decline all other offers. Or if you decide you don’t want to accept any of the offers, you can decline them all and you may be eligible to use the UCAS Extra service. In Extra, you can apply for any course with vacancies and hopefully secure an offer before the summer.


How to find us Leeds Trinity University has great transport links – it’s easily accessible by road, there’s a railway station ten minutes’ walk from campus and plenty of buses from and to Leeds stop directly outside the main entrance.

GPS

If you are using a Sat Nav, our campus postcode is LS18 5HD.

Parking

There is free car parking available on our campus during the Applicant Day. When you arrive, please look out for our Student Ambassadors who will guide you to an available space.

By train

Leeds Trinity University is situated approximately one mile from Horsforth Train Station on the Leeds-York line, with trains arriving every 30 minutes. Telephone 08457 484950 for further information or visit: www.nationalrail.co.uk

Free Leeds Trinity Shuttle Bus

The Leeds Trinity University free shuttle bus will be operating between Horsforth Train Station and our campus every 30 minutes throughout the Applicant Day, from Horsforth Train Station.

By bus

There are frequent bus services between Leeds city centre and Horsforth. West Yorkshire bus routes 97 and 731 travel from Leeds Central Bus Station and both stop outside Leeds Trinity University. For further information on local bus services, please contact Metro on 0113 2457676 or visit: www.wymetro.com

We look forward to seeing you soon Give us a call 0113 283 7150

Drop us an email

enquiries@leedstrinity.ac.uk

Leeds Trinity University Brownberrie Lane Horsforth Leeds LS18 5HD

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