WATCH: Students celebrate with Olympic heroes at Manchester parade
18 Oct 2016
Student sportswomen and men from the University were in the thick of the crowds yesterday at the Olympic Parade in Manchester, soaking up inspiration
The students, all of them part of the University’s sports teams, wanted to be part of the crowds celebrating the achievements of the UK’s teams from Rio, many of which, such as cycling and judo, are based in the city.
The University offers a range of scholarships to talented sports people and all students, regardless of ability, have the opportunity to use some of the UK’s best student sports facilities.
Watch our playlist of students at the event:
Sport is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle and this is why the Sport England-funded offer ’SPORTICIPATE’ is in place to offer University staff and students access to over 60 hours of free sport. So far this year the programme has already engaged 3,000 participants.
Many of our current students are representing the University and their countries at the highest level.
The University has a rich sporting pedigree with students and graduates at games stretching back to the 1960s. And as well as current student and 400m runner, Seren Bundy-Davies, Tosin Oke, a chemistry graduate, also represented Nigeria in the triple jump at this year’s Games.