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University launches student Success Plan with Team GB

The University of Hull has launched an exciting, innovative personal success plan for students, designed to support them whilst studying and living at the University.

The University of Hull has launched an exciting, innovative personal success plan for students, designed to support them whilst studying and living at the University.

Helping students reach their potential and equipping them to perform at their best, the plan centres around four key themes, from positivity to health and wellbeing.

Team GB Sprinter Margaret Adeoye, currently developing her own personal success on the way to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (now due to take place in summer 2021), has helped to develop the themes. Margaret brings an elite and organised mindset, acting as a fantastic role model for students.

Tim Ellerton, Team GB Commercial Director, said: “We’re really pleased to once again be working closely with the University to deliver something positive and impactful for the student population at Hull. Team GB takes great pride in its athletes who are everyday people achieving extraordinary things, and feel that athlete insights and the personal success plan itself will help students achieve their goals and aspirations.”

In partnership with Margaret, the project has been developed through various stages of lockdown by both academic and professional staff from different departments at the University, such as Hull Sport and Student Services and Careers.

The plan will involve each student working through the content of the four themes, and then completing fun and enjoyable exercises to put their learnings into practice. Once each of the four themes has been completed, they will be encouraged to create an action plan to share with their personal supervisor, building on what they have learned in the programme.

The four key themes are:

  1. Positivity – learning why it is beneficial to always remain positive, and how to create a positive mindset even during tough times.
  2. Reflection – learning how to use reflection as an important tool to develop, grow and to overcome any challenges they may face.
  3. Personal success and maximising opportunities – learning techniques such as goal setting, and good habits to get into in order to achieve those goals.
  4. Health and wellbeing – a healthy body and a healthy mind are paramount to success. This programme will teach the students top tips and tricks for looking after both their own health and wellbeing, and those of others.

Students can log in to the portal here, which will automatically give them access to the plan.

Team GB

Next week marks the two year anniversary of the University’s partnership with Team GB. Since its announcement in January 2019, students have benefitted from practical, CV-boosting skills at the same time as making their mark on Team GB in the run up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The student success plan project is the latest example of the exciting range of Team GB based activities that have taken place over the two years so far. It follows a marketing challenge for first-year students, an ongoing research project exploring British Olympic Champions of the past, a series of Team GB appearances where athletes have shared their personal goal-setting and medal-winning experiences with students, and a family sports event for local schools and colleges. In November 2019, one lucky student went to Tokyo to assist with a virtual reality project to help prepare athletes for Tokyo 2020.

This unprecedented partnership is borne out of a synergy between the University’s ambitions and beliefs, and those of Team GB. Announced in January 2019, it covers the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (postponed until summer 2021), the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, and the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

  University of Hull x Team GB

  • Partnership spans six years and includes the Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024 Olympic Games and the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games

  • Opportunities for CV-boosting work experience, volunteering, joint research projects and possible internships with Britain’s best-loved sports brand¹

  • Plus, motivational talks from visiting Team GB speakers and health and wellbeing events run by elite athletes

¹ Places will be limited and exact details will be provided when available. Some opportunities are dependant on your subject.

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