Introduction to BUCS in the North West
1. BUCS National Profile (page 2)
2. BUCS NW Regional Executive (pages 3&4)
3. BUCS NW Institutional Profile – Infrastructure (pages 5 to14)
4. BUCS NW Institutional Profile – Programmes (pages 15 to 20)
5. BUCS NW Sports Manager – Job Role (page 21)
1 NW Regional Profile 2008/2009 – www.bucs.org.uk
British Universities & Colleges Sport
Who we are
British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) is the national organisation for higher education sport in the
UK. It brings together expertise and experience from two former representative bodies – British
Universities Sports Association (BUSA) and University College Sport (UCS) – to provide a unified voice
for sport, fitness and physical activity on university campuses.
What we do
BUCS works with student athletes, athletic union staff and elected officers as well as professional
sporting staff, coaches and volunteers at 153 member institutions. It offers a comprehensive, multisport
competition structure and manages the development of services and facilities for
participative, grass-roots sport and healthy campuses through to high-performance, elite athletes.
We support our members to:
Provide first-class facilities, programmes and services to all students, staff and related
Increase participation in physical activity and develop active and healthy campuses
Deliver a world-class competition structure for more than 50 sports
Provide high quality performance sport infrastructure to produce world-class athletes
Lead innovative sports development
Why get involved
Participation in sport at higher education institutions is already impressive:
Over 600,000 students take part in regular physical activity
4,500 sports teams operate on campus, the most popular being rugby, football and hockey
41% of university sports teams are female
170 Championship finals take place annually
55% of the GB Team medal take at the 2008 Olympics was by university students (60% of
Team GB was made up of people who had gone through the higher education system)
67% of visits to university sporting facilities are from students, with 26% from community
users and 8% from staff
BUCS members operate approx. £20bn worth of sporting facilities and amenities,
including 145 fitness suites, 541 tennis courts and 139 sports halls
Database of over 700 ‘key influencers’ in permanent employment within sport and leisure
facilities management in Higher Education sector.
The first ‘British University Championships’ in March 2008 attracted 5,000 athletes and
3,000 spectators to the city of Sheffield. 2009 Champs to be featured on terrestrial TV.
What we offer
BUCS has an ambitious vision and can offer broad and flexible opportunities for commercial
A number of specific properties unique to the sports and student market.
Direct access to over 700 decision-makers in higher education sport including Directors of
Sport and Athletic Union Presidents
Exclusive rights to sporting activities or events
Integrated brand promotion through digital, physical and broadcast communications
Access, through our members, to a student population who will be making important life
and lifestyle decisions while studying
Excellent understanding of the student market
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BUCS National and Regional Structure
At a national level, BUCS is governed by a Board and Executive Group. More information can be found via
www.bucs.org.uk/aboutus. Below that, the Regions and Nations Chairs Forum is in the process of shaping
the structures that exist within each region so that there is a consistent approach to developing the core
work of the organisation at a local level, whilst allowing crucial regional distinctiveness and flexibility to
develop their own working areas. The key to effectively making this work is the integration of student and
professional advisory groups, which had previously worked in parallel as BUSA and UCS respectively.
The North West was fortunate to have strong working relationships between the two groups, and has
successfully implemented a regional structure that is being used as a template of good practice throughout
the other nations and regions that BUCS represents. This is shown in the diagram below.
Nations and Regions Chairs Forum
The group is led by the Executive Group Portfolio holder for Nations and Regions, BUCS Head of
Professional and Regional Development, elected members of the BUCS Executive Group alongside the
Student and Staff Chairs from each of the regions. The groups’ key role is to act as a conduit between each
region and BUCS nationally, creating a two way passage of information to enhance policy and structural
development of the new organisation.
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North West Executive Group
This group is made up of 8 officers in the elected positions of Staff Chair, Student Chair,
BUCS NW Manager, Communication Officer, Marketing and Website Officer and the
Chairs of each of the 3 Regional Advisory Groups. The Executive meet 4 times per year
at least 2 weeks prior to the Regions and Nations Chairs Forum. The main role of the group is to represent
the interests of the NW’s HEI’s to BUCS via the Nations and Regions Chairs Forum, to guide the work of
the advisory groups and provide a unified voice for the sector to other representative groups such as the
North West Universities Association, Sport England, County Sport Partnerships National Governing Bodies
Competition and Participation Advisory Group
This is very much student focussed, led by an elected student chair with a more experienced administrator
as vice chair. The group is the natural successor to the BUSA regional meetings and mainly concentrates
on the BUCS sporting offer, with issues such as competition structures, schedules, transport and umpiring
high on the agenda. The group is evolving to look at broader issues such as raising levels of participation
on campus through intra mural competition; taster sessions led by AU clubs and Give it a Go events.
Facilities and Operations Advisory Group
There is strong engagement of all facility managers in HEI within this group, with core work areas including
sharing of best practice on the management of Swimming Pools, Indoor and Outdoor Facilities,
Management Information Systems, Health and Safety, Utilities Control and Equipment Procurement.
Workforce Development Advisory Group
This group is more professional based, with a higher ratio of membership from employed HEI and FE staff.
The main focus of the group is to enhance the quality of coach, volunteer and official development in HE
and FE. The group has made strong links with external partners, engaging representation from County
Sports Partnerships, Sports Coach UK, NW Coaching Agency, Sports Volunteering North West and the
North West Universities Association. An audit of Coaching and Volunteering is currently taking place
through NWUA to give a more informed position of need through HE in the NW. This process could be
replicated in FE in 2009.
Each of the Advisory Groups meets 3 to 4 times per year and is in the process of formulating individual
terms of reference and action plans to clarify their roles. Establishing specific outcomes will be a key theme
of the conference in April 2009, after which a regional action plan will be in place via the BUCS website
from September 2009.
A brief overview of each of the NW HEI’s Infrastructure and Programmes can be found overleaf.
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Institution Population Campus Sports Facilities Specialist Facilities Undergraduate Post Graduate
Name Student / Indoor Outdoor Pool Programmes Programmes
Bolton 5,500 Full Sports Hall, N/A N/A Sports Rehabilitation Clinic BA Sport and MA Community Sport
University time / Fitness Suite, (Deane Campus). Leisure Development, MSc
5,500 Part Climbing Management, BA Strength and
time. Wall. Sport Development, Conditioning.
700 Staff. Tourism
Sport and Exercise
Science, BSc Sports
Sport Science and
Sport and Fitness
University of 32,000 Sports Hall, 8 Lane N/A Full Sports Science Labs, BSc Exercise, MA Sports
Central Students 30 Station Athletics Outdoor Education Centre in Nutrition & Health, Management,
Lancashire Fitness Suite. Track, 7 Grass Llangollen. BSc Motor Sports, MA Sports
(UCLAN) 3000 Staff Football BEng Motor Sports Management by
Pitches, 1 Engineering, BSc Blended Learning, MSc
Grass Master Motor Sports Psychology of Sport
Desso Floodlit Operations, BA and Exercise, MSc
Pitch, 3 Rugby Outdoor Sport and Exercise
Pitches, 6 Leadership, BA Biomechanics,
AWP 5-a-side, Personal Fitness MSc Sport and Exercise
1 AWP 7-a- Training, BA Sports Physiology, MSc Sport
side, 2 full Coaching, BA Sports and Exercise
size AWP, Journalism, BA Psychology,
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4 netball / Sports MSc Sport and Exercise
tennis courts Management , BA Science, MSc Sports
(Floodlit), 1 Sports Therapy.
Cricket Development, BSc
wicket, 2 Sports Psychology,
Cricket nets, BSc Sports Science,
1.5km Cycle BA Sports Studies,
Circuit. BSc Sports
BSc Strength and
University of 9788 Sports Hall, 2 AWP, 1 Rugby Yes, 25m. N/A FD Sports Coaching, MSc Exercise and
Chester Students Squash Pitch. FD Sports Nutrition Science, MSc
(Chester (Includes Courts, Blacon Site – Management, FD Sport Science, MSc
Campus) Warrington Fitness Suite, 1 Gaelic Fitness and Health, Sociology of Sport and
and Chester Dance Studio. Football Pitch. BSc Sports Science, Exercise.
Campuses) Sealand Road BSc Sports Science
– 3 Football (Joint Honours), BA
Pitches, 1 Sports
Rugby Pitch. Development, BA
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University of Sports Hall, 2 Grass N/A N/A
Chester Fitness Suite. Pitches, 2
Warrington Lane Running
Edge Hill 20,000 Sports Hall, 6 Lane Yes, 18m 5 FdSc Sports MSc Applied Sport and
University Students Squash Court, Athletics lane. Coaching, BA Coach Exercise Science, MSc
Sprung Floor Track (8 lane Education, BA Football Rehabilitation.
2000 Staff Gymnasium, straight), 1 Physical Education
Dance Studio Full Size AWP, and School Sport,
and 40 1 Floodlit BSc Sport and
station IFI MUGA, 2 Exercise Science, BA
Fitness Grass Football Sports
Studio. Pitches, 2 Development, BSc
Grass Football Sport Studies, BSc
Pitches, 1 Sports Therapy.
1 Grass Rugby
Union Pitch, 7
and 5 Floodlit
Harper 1850 Sport shall, AWP, Floodlit Yes, None None
Adams Students Fitness Suite, Rugby Pitch, Outdoor
Squash Cricket Heated
Courts. Wickets, 5 Pool.
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University of 21,000 2 Sports 2 AWPs, 1 3G Yes, 33 Coaching and Analysis Room None None
Liverpool Students Halls, 4 MUGA, 12 metre. on Wyncote Site.
4,900 Staff Courts, Pitches, 4
Dance Studio Rugby Pitches
and 100+ and 1
Liverpool 4289 Sports hall, 3 AWP, Grass No N/A BSc Health, MSc Health, Exercise
Hope Students Squash Football and Nutrition and and Nutrition.
University Courts, Rugby Pitch. Fitness, BA Sports
Fitness Development, BSc
Studio, 40 Sports Psychology,
station BSc Sport Studies,
fitness suite. BSC Nutrition and
Dance + range of
Liverpool 13,094 Sports Hall, 1 AWP, 1 Yes, 25m Physiology Labs equipped for BA Dance Studies, MSc Sport Science, MA
John Moore Students Fitness Suite, Football Pitch, pool. Gas Analysis, Musculoskeletal BA Education Sports Development
University 2 Dance 1 Rugby Pitch, Screening, Blood Flow and Studies and Physical Management,
Studios, 2 1 Practice / Echo Cardiography, Education, BA MPhil/MRes/Phd Sport
Gymnasiums. Warm Up. Biochemistry Suite suitable Outdoor Education and Exercise Science,
for Microbiology, with Adventure MSc/PgD/PgC Sports
Haematology, Immunology Tourism, BSc Biomechanics,
and Histology. DEXA and Outdoor Education MSc/PgD/PgC Sports
Hydro Static Weighing with Environmental Physiology,
Facilities. Hypoxic Chamber, Education, BA MSc/PgD/PgC Sports
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Biomechanics Lab, Motor Outdoor Education Psychology, MA School
Control Lab and Temporal with Physical Sport Management,
Isolation Lab. Education, BSc PGCE Leisure and
Psychology and Tourism, MA/PgD/PgC
Sport Science, BSc Tourism and Leisure
Sports Technology, Management
FD Inclusive Sports Development.
Leisure and French,
FD Tourism and
Tourism & Leisure,
BSc Science and
Football, BSs Sports
Sport Science, BSc
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University of 34,441 Armitage Armitage Yes, Sugden Centre – DNA Sport BA Management The Global MBA for
Manchester Students Centre – Centre – 2 Manchester Performance, Strength and and Leisure. Sports and Event
Sports Hall, 4 AWPs, 2 Aquatic Conditioning Facility + Management (through
11,478 squash floodlit 5-a- Centre - 2 Practitioners. World Academy of
Staff Courts, 60 side, 3 cricket 50 m pools, www.dna-sports- Sport).
station nets, 5 diving pool, performance.com
fitness suite. Football fitness suite Connect Physiotherapy.
Pitches, 2 and studio. www.connectphc.co.uk
Centre (Joint Pitches, 1 The University also host The
use MMU Lacrosse World Academy of Sport
Manchester) Pitch, 1 www.worldacademysport.org
– 2 Sports Cricket
Halls, 100 Square.
fitness suite, Wythenshawe
2 activity / –
fitness 26 Football
studios. pitches, 1
Manchester 27,000 Didsbury Didsbury Yes, BA Sports Continued
Metropolitan students Sport Centre Sports Centre Manchester Marketing, BA Professional, Personal
University – – 2 Tennis Aquatic Sports and Practical
(MMU) 4,500 Staff 1 Sports hall, Courts. Centre, 2 Management. Development (CP3D)
Manchester 60 station 50 m pools, Modular Scheme, MSc
fitness suite, Sugden diving pool, Clinical Communication
1 Dance Centre – 1 fitness suite (by Research), MSc
studio. MUGA and studio. Physiotherapy (Pre-
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Centre (Joint Practice Development,
use MMU PgCert/PgDip/MSC
Manchester) Emergency Medicine,
– 2 Sports PgCert Emergency
Halls, 100 Management,
station PgDip/MSc Emergency
fitness suite, Medicine (with
2 activity / Education),
studios. Physiotherapy (Post
MMU 3500 Alsager Floodlit AWP, Yes, 25m Blood Biochemistry BA Coaching and MA/MSC Exercise and
Cheshire Students Campus - 8 Tennis Pool on Laboratory, Sport Development, Sport Major and Minor,
Sports Hall, Courts, 5 site. Biomechanics Laboratory, BA/BSC Combined MA Exercise and Sport
No Gymnasium, Football Data Collection Area, Honour Sport, BSc (Coaching), MA
independent 20 station Pitches, 2 Magnetic Resonance & Psychology of Sport Exercise and Sport
staff figures. fitness suite, Rugby Digital Ultrasound and Exercise, BSc (Development),
Free Weights Pitches. Laboratory, Sport and Exercise MA/MSC Exercise and
Room. Motor Control Laboratory, Science, BA Leisure Sport, MSc Exercise
Muscle Function & Exercise Management, BA and Sport
Performance Laboratory, Leisure (Biomechanics), MSc
Muscle Physiology & Management 1 Exercise and Sport
Biochemistry Laboratory, year extension (Physiology), MSc
Psychology Facilities, degree, BA/BSC Exercise and Sport
Sports Technology Combined Honours Psychology, MSc
Workshop. Leisure Exercise and Sport
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Management, (Sports Injury) –
Physio4U on-site service in BA/BSC Combined Distance Learning,
Alsager. Honours Outdoor
Keele 6,897 Full 2 Sports halls, 1 AWP, 11 No None None
University Time 6 Squash Grass Football
Courts, Pitches, 2
1429 Part- Gymnasium, Rugby
time Fitness Pitches, 3
2,200 Staff Kinesis Suite, Wickets, 8
Group Cycling Tennis Courts,
Room and 2 Netball
Lancaster 8088 Sports Hall, 2 AWPs, 6 Yes, 25m None None
University Students Gymnasium, Football pool.
8 Squash Pitches, 3
Weights Pitches, 8
Room, Life Tennis Courts,
Fitness CV 1 Floodlit
Room and Netball Court.
University of 20,000 2 x Sports AWP, 8 Yes, 25m. 500m 2 human performance BA Sport and PhD Rehabilitation and
Salford Students Hall, 2 Football Laboratory which Exercise Human Performance,
Squash Pitches, includes 9 Force Plates, 5 of Management, BSc MSc Gambling and
Courts, Rugby which are situated in a Exercise, Physical Leisure Management,
40m running track. The
Fitness Suite, Pitches. Activity and Health,
laboratory is also fully
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Climbing equipped with physiological FD Sport and
Wall. testing equipment for Leisure
all types of athletes including Management, BSc
Separate paralympians and the Sports
Dance studio Development, BSc
via Adelphi The Sports Injury, Exercise and
Media Suites. Rehabilitation Science, BSC Sports
Clinic runs on Tuesday and Rehabilitation, BSc
Thursday afternoons Physiotherapy, BA
during term time. Gambling and
Podiatry Clinic. Management, FD
Prosthetics & Orthotics Tourism
Laboratory and Workshops
This is a highly specialised
profession delivered in only two
institutions in the UK, the clinic Tourism
provides a range Management, FD
facility for the creation of Sport and Leisure
prosthetics and orthotics. This Management, BA
includes 3 motion analysis Sport and Leisure
laboratories and the Management, BSc
opportunity for individual Podiatry.
assessment and bespoke
The custom designed
clinic rooms and workshops
include a well equipped
machine room with CADCAM
facilities and the plaster room
where impressions of patients'
anatomy can be modified for
manufacture of custom made
prostheses or orthoses.
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University of N/A 4 x Sports 2 x AWP’s, 3 None Sports Performance Lab. DipHE/BA Applied MA/PgD/PgC Sports
Cumbria (4 halls (varying Football Sports Injury clinic. Sport and Exercise Development and
Campuses, 3 sizes), 2 x Pitches, 6 Psychology, Sports Coaching.
in Cumbria, 1 Climbing Tennis Courts, DipHE/BACoaching
in North Walls, 4 x 1 Rugby Pitch. and Sport
Lancashire) Fitness Development,
Suites, Dance CertHE/Fda
/ Gymnastics Football Coaching &
Suite, 2 Fitness, DipHE/BA
Squash Physical Education,
Courts. CertHE/FdA Sport
Sport Studies (Sport
& Physical Activity
Sport and Exercise
FdSc Sport Therapy
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Institution Coaching Staff Campus Sport Health and Volunteer Performance Contact Details
Name Full Part Programmes Fitness Programm Scholarships
Time Time Programme e
Bolton 0 11 5 a side Football, √ N/A N/A www.bolton.ac.uk / www.ubsu.org.uk
University Badminton and Range of up
Basketball. to 13 Mark Moran, Sport Coaching Lecturer.
Pozz Lonsdale, Facilities and Operations.
01204 903639 / P.email@example.com
Sam Inman, Further and Higher Education Co-
coordinator. 07500 866648 /
Mark Sinclair, AU President.
01204 900850 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Delanty, Sports Administrator.
01204 900850 / email@example.com
Phil Binks, Sports Programme Leader.
01204 903117 / firstname.lastname@example.org
University of 0 32 5-a-side Football, √ Yes. Yes, 20 www.uclan.ac.uk / www.uclansu.co.uk
Central Badminton. Range of up scholarships
Lancashire to 30 up to £2000. Adrian Ibbetson, Academic Director of Sport,
(UCLAN) classes. 01772 894625 / email@example.com
Jan Peace, Facilities and Development Manager.
Kelly Burdett, AU President.
01772 894848 firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicola Rolph, Sports Administrator.
01772 894859 / email@example.com
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University of 0 0 7-a-side League, √ N/A Yes, Funded www.chester.ac.uk / www.chestersu.com
Chester (Chester up to £1000
Campus) per annum. Kirsty Simpson, Assistant Head of Department.
01925 534312 / K.Simpson@chester.ac.uk
Nathan Ingram, AU President.
01244 51332 /
Jane Hodson, Sports Administrator.
01244 513392 / firstname.lastname@example.org
University of 0 6 7-a-side Football, √ N/A Yes, Funded Jonny Ireland, AU President.
Chester Several one day up to £1000 07807 308201
(Warrington multi sport events. per annum. Ciara Lane, Sports Administrator.
Campus) 01925 534375 / email@example.com
Edge Hill 0 0 7-a-side Football √ Yes. Yes, 1 Sports www.edgehill.ac.uk
University 1 Volunteer.
Tony Charlton, Academic Lead Sports Studies.
01695 584844 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Greenwood, Head of Sports Facilities.
01695 584745 / email@example.com
Karen Gilbody, Sports Administrator.
01695 584255 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tina Strong, Sports Administrator.
01695 584255 / email@example.com
Harper Adams 0 0 None No No No www.harper-adams.ac.uk / www.haucsu.co.uk
Ben Harper, Sport and Societies Co-ordinator.
01952 815442 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Sedgewick, Sports Secretary.
07766 10499 / email@example.com
Janet Fordham, SU Admin / Finance
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University of 0 25 11-a-side Mens √ No. Yes, 3 tier www.liv.ac.uk/sports
Liverpool Football, 7-a-side 30 classes Sports
Men’s and Women’s per week. Scholarship Andy Craig, Director of Sport.
Football. Support. 0151 794 8767 / A.B.Craig@liv.ac.uk.
Stuart Wade, Sport Development Manager.
0151 794 8767 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Hannah Whitton, SDO (Performance)
0151 794 4335 / email@example.com
Laura Fisher, SDO (Participation)
0151 794 8760 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Katy Young, AU Administrator.
0151 794 4126 / email@example.com
Pete Sampara, Sports Operations Manager.
0151 794 8768 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Hay, AU President.
0151 794 4126 / email@example.com
Liverpool Hope 0 6 Football and √ Yes. No. www.hope.ac.uk / www.hopesu.co.uk
Basketball. 5 per week
Prof. Stephen Wassong, Associate Professor in
Felicity Vaughan, AU President.
0151 291 3581 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Sinead Butler, Sports Administrator.
0151 291 3706 / email@example.com
Liverpool John 0 40 11-a-side and 5-a- √ Yes. Yes, Access www.ljmu.ac.uk / www.l-s-u.com
Moore side Football, Back Range of 20 to Sport
University to Netball, Give it a per week. Science and Prof. Tim Cable, Professor of Sport and Exercise
(LJMU) Go Scheme. Mentoring. Science. 0151 231 4353 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Danielle Jeffery, AU President.
0151 231 4902 / email@example.com
Track Dinning, Business Development Manager.
Richard Walker, Intra Mural Sports,
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University of 0 57 11-a-side Football, √ Yes, 110 Yes, www.manchester.ac.uk
Manchester Mens 5-a-side 80 per placements Internally
Football, Mixed week Funding Alison Odell, Director of Sport.
Hockey, Rugby, programme 0161 275 6993/ Alison.firstname.lastname@example.org
Netball, Basketball. + NW Hub Chris Renshaw, Assistant Director.
for TASS. 0161 275 4961 /
Andrea Williams, Sport Development Manager.
0161 275 5304 /
Imogen Williams, SDO (Coach & Volunteer)
0161 275 6990 /
Laura Chapman, SDO (Campus Sports)
0161 275 5991 /
Gail Heathcote-Milner, SDO (Health and
0161 275 5985 / gail.heathcote-
Janet Brownhill, AU Administrator
0161 275 6991 /
Andrew Chaston, AU President.
0161 275 6977 /
Sheryl Thompson, Marketing Officer.
0161 275 5986 /
Manchester 0 12 11-a-side Football, √ Yes, 14. Yes, Gym www.mmu.ac.uk
Metropolitan 5-a-side Football, 14 passes and
University Back to Netball. mentor James Crowley, Head of Sport.
(MMU) – support. J.D.email@example.com / 0161 247 1983
Manchester Carrie Millerchip, SDO.
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firstname.lastname@example.org / 0161 247 2224
Fergal McCullough, Sports Administrator.
0161 247 6509 / email@example.com
Lucy Mawman, AU President.
0161 247 6522 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandy Kerr, SU Activities Officer.
email@example.com / 0161 247 6447
MMU Cheshire 0 15 Series of one off √ Yes, Yes, Gym www.cheshire.mmu.ac.uk
competitions approximat Membership
ely 30 via and mentor James Crowley, Head of Sport.
Sport support. J.D.firstname.lastname@example.org / 0161 247 1983
Developme Carrie Millerchip, SDO.
nt Unit. email@example.com / 0161 247 2224
Phil Cook, Sports Development and Marketing.
firstname.lastname@example.org / 0161 247 5296
Phil Kynaston, Deputy Site Manager.
email@example.com / 0161 247 5588
Nicola Jeffries, AU President.
0161 247 565 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Rob Ledley, Sports Administrator.
0161 247 5588 / email@example.com
Keele University 0 0 Football, Netball √ No No www.keele.ac.uk / www.kusu.net/au
and Table Tennis. 21 per
week Angela Dale, Operations Manager.
Roger Weston, AU President.
firstname.lastname@example.org / 01782 733638
Beth Redfern, Sports Administrator.
email@example.com / 07966 637228
Lancaster 0 0 Football, Netball, √ No No
University Basketball, Table 33 per www.lancaster.ac.uk / www.lusu.co.uk
Tennis, Badminton, week
Tennis. Kim Montgomery, Director of Sport.
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firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel 01524 594002
Gareth Coleman, AU President.
AUpres@lancaster.ac.uk / 01524 592189
Caroline Jenkinson, Sports Administrator.
01524 593250 / email@example.com
Alistair Denholm, Activities Developer
firstname.lastname@example.org / 01524 592189
University of 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A www.salford.ac.uk / www.salfordstudents.com
Salford Paul Wilson, Associate Dean
0161 295 2564 / email@example.com
Clare Davies, Student Activities Manager.
0161 736 7811 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Godfrey, AU President.
0161 736 7811 /
University of 0 12 1 Day Intra Campus √ Yes N/A www.cumbria.ac.uk
Cumbria – Up to 20 SU scheme,
11-a-side football; across 4 School of David Parry, Head of Sport & Recreation Service
Women's 5-a-side campuses. Sport 01524 526522 / email@example.com
football; Basketball, volunteer Allan Stavert, Sports Administrator (Lancaster
Badminton, Climbing, co- Campus). 01524 526565 /
Netball, Pool, TAG ordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rugby, Tennis and Regional Kathy Woods, Sport Development
Ultimate Frisbee. Get Administrator.
Regular 5 a side
Qualified 01524 526520 / Kathy.email@example.com
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NW FE/HE Sports Manager Job Role
To take overall strategic lead responsibility for maximising the impact of the FE & HE
sectors’ sporting offer to increase participation, develop the workforce and contribute to the
regional 2012 legacy.
This post will also support BUCS in the region in terms of its contribution to the Regional Plan for
Community Sport. Key to the success of this post will be the need to strategically co-ordinate with the
emerging network of FE sport coordinators across the region and ensure the effective integration of FE and
HE into regional and CSP workforce development planning.
Sport England NW, CSPs, BUCS NW, NWUA, Skills Active RDM, NGBs, SSPs, Local Authorities, LSC
Regional Sport Sector Lead, LSC Partnership Managers, Work Based Learning Providers, Private Sector,
AOC, NW Sports Co-ordinators Group, FE Principals Strategic Group for Sport, Sports Volunteering NW.
Development of strategic regional partnerships -
To assess the current level of engagement and opportunities that exist for the FE and HE sectors
in the North West Region.
To produce a strategic work programme that will enhance the work of the sectors’ within the region.
To raise the profile of the sporting offer to senior managers in both the HE and FE sectors.
To broker and facilitate the development of effective working relationships between the regions FE
Colleges and HEIs and the 5 CSPs to deliver workforce development priorities.
To establish good working relationships between regional NGBs and FEIs / HEIs.
Develop and support a regional FE sport co-ordinator network and link to existing school sport
partnership networks and HE sector.
To advocate and support the skills policy / interests of Sport England, Skills Active and scUK
throughout HE and FE enhancing student employability for the sport sector.
To work closely with Sport Volunteering North West (SVNW) to promote the take up of volunteer
opportunities by students in FE and HE.
To position the FE and HE sectors as key partners within the regional coaching framework.
To develop good practice which evidences the impact of workforce development on increased
sports participation within the FE and HE sectors.
Through effective volunteer and coach development to increase levels of participation in sport &
activity with the FE and HE sectors.
This document has been produced to give a very brief overview of the work of BUCS, the membership
profile in the North West and how the role of the NW Sports Manager links into existing and proposed
organisations and programmes of work in the North West. For further information, please contact –
James Birdsey, BUCS NW FE/HE Sports Manager.
0161 247 5945 / James.Birdsey@bucs.org.uk
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