Sports Massage Course

Working in partnership with the Sports Therapy Organisation (S.T.O.) there is an opportunity for a sports massage course for students within the School of Sport and Exercise Science. The completion of this course would provide industry recognised certification as well as being a potential springboard for future progression onto a sports and remedial massage course (Year 2) and then a sports therapy diploma (Year 3). It is hoped that our links with the S.T.O. would also provide a network for subsequent placement opportunities at local events and with local teams/athletes.


The cost of the initial sports massage course will be £600 (£500 for formal training/delivery, £100 for S.T.O registration, external assessment and certification), with all formal delivery taking place over a single 7 day period. Dates are to be confirmed, but due to the intensive nature of the course it is likely that it will be scheduled during one of the research and self-directed learning weeks, either pre/post Christmas or at Easter.

If you are interested in attending this course then please get in touch with Danny Taylor ( to register your details and to be updated with further information. Be aware that the number of places available will be limited, so the sooner you can get in touch the better.

Note: Some students with an equivalent qualification have received paid placements recently. A few weekends’ work could pay for the cost of the course.

Emergency First Aid Course (Weds 4th December)

On Wednesday 4th December the School will be hosting two Emergency First Aid workshops in the HPC’s Coach Education Suite.  The first session starts at 9am and finishes at 12pm.  The second session starts at 12:30pm and finishes at 3:30pm. All University of Lincoln sports students can register a place on one of the workshops for a cost of £12.  Attendance will provide you with a qualification which will be valid for three years.  The course is specifically tailored for incidents most likely to occur within sporting activities covering lab, coaching sessions or any other field based activities.

Please follow the link to the on-line store’s web page where you can find further details and register.  Please read the T&Cs carefully before registering.  Should anyone have any questions then please contact Alex Blackett at


Volunteering: Gifted & Talented Workshops (Weds 23rd October)

Volunteers are sought to help with running a range of sports science workshops next Wednesday (23rd Oct). Help is particularly needed in the areas of biomechanics and physiology. Sessions will run from 10:30 to 3:30 (with a lunch break between 12:15 and 1:00), and you would be given all the necessary instruction for the activities.

It will be an interesting opportunity to work with 10-11 year olds who have been identified as highly talented by their schools/regions.

You will also be able to use these hours to fulfill any module-related requirements related to voluntary placements (eg in Employability, RM1 or ISS).

If you would be interested in helping then please contact Danny Taylor at by Tuesday morning, to confirm your involvement or ask any questions you might have. Thanks!

IMPress Meeting (Tues 22nd October)

Hi everyone! We will have a short group meeting at 7pm on Tuesday 22nd October in the Coaching Suite (after Liam Sander’s talk). We will provide an update on some of the activities people have already started, and a discussion of future events and officer elections.

We have already some offers of help in running the society – thank you for those! – but would have space for a couple more people to assist. Please email us at if you would like to become involved (or would like to know more about the positions available).

Everyone is welcome to the meeting. Please spread the word!