Benefits of Team GB partnership for students
Encouraging students and staff to get active
As part of the University’s commitment to maintain the health, wellbeing and mindfulness of its staff and students throughout the difficult lockdown months, the University co-created social media content with Team GB in the form of “Workout Wednesdays”. Team GB athletes, including Olympic silver medallist Vicky Thornley, developed a variety of workouts targeting everything from chests to calves to cores!
Student and staff volunteers have had the chance to attend the Birmingham NEC for Team GB Kitting-Out events, ahead of the Games. It gave them a chance to meet Team GB athletes, including cyclist Jason Kenny, and be part of the buzz.
Work experience opportunities
One lucky student created a new Partner Hub for Team GB and its partners, allowing easier access to Team GB documents and branding, and streamlining the process of sharing information. Others to mention?
Motivational talks from visiting Team GB speakers and health and wellbeing events run by elite athletes
Max and a host of other Team GB athletes – including BMX supercross rider Kye Whyte, Gymnast Beth Tweddle, Cyclist Elinor Barker – have visited the University to share their experiences and tips for success with students.