A Sporting Success

Sophie Preece, Pearson College London student

By Sophie Preece, first year Pearson Business School student

Pearson College London are an associate member of the University of London; this has enabled me to get involved with some of their sports teams and events.  I signed up to the Athletics and Cross-Country team at the University of London Fresher’s fayre before starting studying here in September 2014. Since then I have competed for them in the British Universities and Colleges Outdoor Championships (BUCS) in the 400m where I qualified for the semi-final.  It has been a great experience getting to know other students at different London universities.

Therefore when the positions opened for the new athletics team committee I thought I would apply for the position of the Women’s team captain. It's a great way of getting more involved with the University of London, meeting new students and getting PCL’s name on the map.

I’m happy to announce that I was successful in my application! I am the women’s athletics team captain for the academic year 2015/16.

The role involves organising the women athletes in track and field events, ensuring travel and accommodation is sorted if necessary for competitions. There are 2 main seasons, indoor during the winter and outdoor during the summer. I'll also be a general point of contact on the athletics committee.

I will be attending the University of London fresher's fair and be part of the recruitment process with new students. My main aim for this year is to connect more to smaller colleges like PCL who won't necessarily have a sports team or know how to get involved, as well as raising Pearson College London’s profile amongst the London universities.

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