Students often ask us for something constructive to do at college and there are loads of extras on offer around the Southgate Campus. This guide is for present and future sports students to get all that information in one place with reviews from students who currently use these facilities.
The common room
This is the area that I run for all sports students who need a place to chill when they’re not in class or training. I work with the students to create a good environment for us to be in and help to make any improvements in there.
There are three table tennis tables, space to have lunch and a computer room with a projector for students to do work on (or look at football boots!).
It has had almost two hundred sports student walk through the door but here are what some of them had to say about it:
Attending academy training is the fastest way to excel in your sport here at the college. All of our coaches on the programmes have a wealth of experience that has led to numerous successes.
At college level, our students make up the biggest percentage of Team London who go to the National Champs every year. In each sport we have had students play nationally, internationally and even professionally. All of this starts with turning up to training with your mates and playing the sport you’re passionate about.
Here’s what one student says about training at BSC:
Michael Nwoso Level 2- “I have always been a football player but I tried out for the basketball team at college and now I hope to go to university in America on a scholarship in the sport. I train everyday!”
The BSC gym has two floors of all the equipment you could need to achieve your fitness goals. There is personal training and nutrition advice readily available and all of it is free for sports students.
Lecturers use the gym equipment in lessons frequently so you get a more practical approach to learning. It also means that you guys learn how to best use a gym and sets you up for any external qualifications you get.
BSC Gym Manager Ethan is the person to go to for any more gym info you need and he had this to say to those that are interested in making the most of the facilities:
“When I was a student here, this gym is where I learned the discipline to go further in my studies. I went on to get a degree at Middlesex and now run it! I will happily personal train/ give training advice to anyone who walks through the door and I’ll make sure the best tunes are on while we do it!” - view Ethans story here
Leadership and Enrichment
The sports department run extra-curricular sports at lunch time and after college every day. That takes a task force of students who are passionate about sport to help us out! Which is where you guys come in. For those of you that are not part of a specific sports academy means you are part of Sports Ambassador Programme.
The Sports ambassadors run each class by setting up, marking students and even coaching so that everyone gets the most out of the session. You gain experience, references and qualifications through this pathway and it can all go on your CV!
Lauren Englefield was our Sports Ambassador of the Year 2017 and she had this to say about the programme:
“I started helping out once a week and then whenever I have been offer the chance to do more I took it. Because of this I have marshalled marathons and tried loads of different sports and won an award for all of these experiences that I ended up really enjoying.”
Check out the sports facilities and find out about the acadamies - here