Asking for help shows strength, not weakness 

By Dr Tom Brownlee Photo credit: Austin Kehmeier on Unsplash I think we all suffer from putting tasks off. We might pick the low-hanging fruit and then procrastinate on the more complex tasks. That can wait until tomorrow…  I’ve come to realise that often I put off the tasks which I might feel I’m ill-equipped to complete. I … Continue reading “Asking for help shows strength, not weakness “

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Nurturing Tomorrow’s Sporting Practitioners: A Tale of Student Success 

By Daniel Lothian In the lively world of high-performance sport, the pursuit of success extends beyond the pitch or track and onto the desks of aspiring professionals. Within the Graduate School of Sport and Professional Practice (GSSPP) at The University of Birmingham, we pride ourselves on developing impactful students who are not only academically adept … Continue reading “Nurturing Tomorrow’s Sporting Practitioners: A Tale of Student Success “

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Join us for the GAPS campaign 2024 to work with para-athletes of the Commonwealth nations

Who is involved in GAPS?  The project draws over 100 para-athletes, coaches, and experts from across the Commonwealth nations, along with our volunteers from diverse disciplines, including yourself!  What is GAPS?   GAPS is a sports initiative developed by the Commonwealth Games Federation and Griffith University which works to develop inclusive sports pathways in partnership with … Continue reading “Join us for the GAPS campaign 2024 to work with para-athletes of the Commonwealth nations”

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Scenario training at the World Trampolining Championships 

By Hannah Millington, Elena Bowley, Grace Leaitherland & Abby Forkner During our time at the championships, we were involved in the morning medical team scenario training. Here we learnt the standard procedures in place for how to use a spinal scoop and collar, as well as the use of splints such as the box and … Continue reading “Scenario training at the World Trampolining Championships “

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Physiotherapy Students involved in the World Trampolining Championships 

By Hannah Millington, Elena Bowley, Grace Leaitherland & Abby Forkner During November 2023, Birmingham hosted the 37th FIG Trampoline World Championships and the 30th World Age Group Competition at the Utilita Arena. Across the two weeks that these events took place gymnasts from all over the world came to compete in three disciplines Trampolining (both … Continue reading “Physiotherapy Students involved in the World Trampolining Championships “

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Multiple Worlds Blending  

By Caroline White I am just about to celebrate my two-year anniversary this month of leaving full-time sport and entering the world of academia. A lot has happened over this two-year period as I began almost a new career and not knowing, especially in the early days, if I had made the right decision.   When … Continue reading “Multiple Worlds Blending  “

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A case for the language of person-centredness  

By Dr Paul Garner As suggested by Dr Tom Brownlee in his October post, much of our work in the GSSPP looks to develop and enhance what it takes for practitioners/students to thrive in applied settings, looking beyond their discipline specific knowledge to the skills required to navigate new environments and build effective relationships with … Continue reading “A case for the language of person-centredness  “

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Performance Enhancement SIG – External Speaker Visit 

By Dr Tom Brownlee A few weeks ago, we were lucky enough to have a visit from Dr Chris Shaw (Institute of Physical Activity & Nutrition, muscle metabolism expert) and Dr Amelia Carr (Deakin Centre for Sports Performance, sports nutrition expert) along with around 20 undergraduate students from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. The visit was facilitated by Prof Gareth Wallis who saw staff and students … Continue reading “Performance Enhancement SIG – External Speaker Visit “

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A Professional Doctorate Student’s Journey at the University of Birmingham

By Nick Gearing I started my Professional Doctorate (Prof Doc) journey in 2020, at the time I had dropped out of working in football and was looking to get back into the industry and felt that exploring a research question that was often debated on social media would be an interesting way of linking in … Continue reading “A Professional Doctorate Student’s Journey at the University of Birmingham”

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Got a problem? Focus on the problem or the solution?

By Professor Barry Drust Completing any research project is not a smooth predictable process. An unexpected turn of events will often pose challenges that were never considered. How these events are perceived, thought about and ultimately acted upon are obviously key to the project outcome. These are also key to the learning opportunities that such … Continue reading “Got a problem? Focus on the problem or the solution?”

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