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Performance Student-Athlete Award

If you're a high-performing athlete, UWE Bristol could offer you exceptional opportunities and support to pursue your sporting ambitions through a Performance Student-Athlete Award.

Criteria and requirements

If you would like to apply you must meet the following criteria:

  • Satisfy UWE Bristol entry requirements for your chosen degree and be offered a place on a degree programme
  • Provide evidence of excellence through representation at an elite level within your sport
  • Be committed to represent the University in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) competitions.

Application top tips

  • Provide links to video of you performing – this is a great assessment tool.
  • The references are really important. Character is as important as any other quality – you the person are more vital to us than you the athlete.
  • Be honest. We’re looking to support elite athletes but we’re also looking to support aspirational athletes as well. We care about where you are, but also where you want to go.


As a performance student-athlete you’ll receive a support package tailored to your needs. When you arrive we’ll work with you to assess what is important to you to support your progress while training and competing at the university. We offer support services including:

  • Access to UWE Bristol performance facilities
  • Membership on the TeamBuildr strength and conditioning mobile app
  • Strength and conditioning support from our performance staff
  • Access to physiotherapy services
  • The opportunity to assess your needs and provide appropriate support in sports psychology, nutrition and performance lifestyle.

How to apply

As soon as you are considering studying at UWE Bristol, check that you meet the above criteria and register your interest by completing the application form.

Please note we are only accepting applications for student athletes who will be attending UWE Bristol during 2020-21 academic year.

Next steps

Once the form has been submitted, successful applicants will be invited for interview with the performance team. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants we are unable to respond to unsuccessful applications.

Further information

If you have any questions email

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