University of Edinburgh international canoe slalom athlete, Eilidh Gibson, enjoyed a fantastic start to the season after a fine performance at British Canoeing’s selection trials saw her secure a place in the 2017 Great Britain Senior Team.
She spoke with us about her selection and the exciting season ahead.
Two times GB World Championships rower Maddie Arlett is hoping to make inroads into the GB senior team as she looks ahead to the GB Rowing Team Senior & Under 23 trials at Caversham this month.
It’s been an eventful month for Winning Students athletes with domestic, European and international success featuring heavily as our scholars represented their country, institutions and governing bodies across the world.
Here are some of the highlights from the past month…
VIDEO: We spoke with University of Stirling triathlon brothers, Douglas and Fergus Roberts, on the eve of the 2017 European triathlon season which begins at the ETU European Cup in Gran Canaria this weekend.
To be considered for a Winning Students sports scholarship, students and prospective students should meet general, education and sport-specific criteria.
“It’s a very sensible option to study alongside sport because your sporting career isn’t going to last your lifetime. If you are lucky you can make a living but once you stop competing it’s very important to have something to fall back on. There’s a possibility of injury as well so you never know how your career is going to pan out really. Study works to balance your sport as well because it’s a really useful distraction.”
Laura Muir, Athletics
University of Glasgow student
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