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Personal development

At UEL, we provide you with wonderful opportunities to advance your personal development through volunteering, and to take a lead role in our sporting community.

Our sports reps, international sports ambassadors, and volunteer roles in media and events are fantastic ways to boost your CV and gain quality hands on sporting experience.

Sports Coaching and Mentoring Programme (SCAMP)

Sports Coaching and Mentoring Programme (SCAMP)

The Sports Coaching and Mentoring Programme is UELSports's flagship programme for civic engagement,

SCAMP aims to develop a more sustainable university coaching workforce, whilst offering an invaluable opportunity to our students. Through this, SCAMP aims to provide a positive impact to the locally community through offering voluntary sports coaching sessions and mentoring to young people, alongside a pathway for students to gain employment within the field. 

If you are a UEL student interested in applying please fill in your details here. If you are a sports club/school who would be interested in a partnership with us please email us scamp@uel.ac.uk

Sports Representatives

Become a Sports Representative

Sports Representatives play an integral role in building, supporting and moulding a fantastic new My UELSports programme, our student-led social sports competition for all UEL students.

Your role will be to encourage students to participate in our free weekly sports sessions, and ensure teams of students from your respective hall of residence, School/Service or SU Society are entered into each My UELSports tournament and league.

If you are interested in becoming a Sports Representative, complete our online My UELSports Rep application.

International Sports Ambassadors

Become an International Sports Ambassador

Through the International Sport Ambassador Scheme, we reward our budding sporting students by offering a valuable package of benefits including:

  • SportsDock gold membership (unlimited use of the fitness facilities and exercise classes)
  • personal off peak use of courts (badminton, basketball, volleyball)
  • full International Sport Ambassador clothing and sports kit (jacket, tracksuit, training top, fleece, shorts, hat and sports holdall)
  • athlete conditioning services (access to sports massage and fitness programmes)
  • sports club membership (unlimited membership of the UEL sports clubs and access to all their training and coaching)
  • sports awards ticket at the UELSports annual ceremony

To apply, complete the UEL International Sports Ambassador Scheme form (DOC, 820KB) and return to sportambassadors@uel.ac.uk.

Work experience

Work and volunteering opportunities

UELSports offers a range of volunteering and work experience opportunities for current UEL students and alumni.  We are dedicated to helping you develop professionally as well as athletically while you study at the University of East London. 

With opportunities in a range of areas including sports development, marketing and fitness, getting involved with UELSports will help build your CV and increase your employability. 

If you would like to get involved, email uelsports@uel.ac.uk for more information.

Sports Club Committee

Join a Sports Club committee

There are various opportunities to volunteer with each of UEL's Sports Clubs, including:

  • Club Chairman
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Marketing Officer

Each role will give you experience to add to your CV, allow you to meet new people and make your time in UEL unforgettable. 

Going Global

Going global 

The Going Global initiative is set up to support and enhance home students to take their studies outside of the UK. In previous years the UEL Cricket Club toured India (2013), UEL Men’s Football Club toured Malaysia (2014) and UEL Women’s Rugby Club toured Boston, USA (2015).  Most recently our Hockey Club travelled to South Africa in 2016.

The students who are selected not only take part in matches against other Academic Institutes, they also represent the University as ambassadors to deliver coaching camps for their respective sports. Additionally they visit under-privileged projects engaging with the local community.

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