Sport at Loughborough - Coach and Volunteer Academy (CVA)

Sport at Loughborough - Coach and Volunteer Academy (CVA)
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    So, the CVA had a massive impact on my student experience. It opened my eyes to a potential
    It opened my eyes to a potential career path.
    Before I came to university, I didn't quite know what I wanted to do.
    I got involved with the event management strand within the Coaching & Volunteering Academy
    and got involved in some absolutely world-class events; both as a volunteer,
    and also event managing as well.
    The CVA helped me to develop so many transferable skills that I use day-to-day in my job now,
    even though I don't work directly in sport at the moment.
    I work in student engagement, which obviously was very similar to what I was doing when
    I was a volunteer for the CVA.
    Through gaining experience in different areas, I found what I was most passionate about.
    My current placement is with Loughborough Swimming.
    We provide physiological support for the elite athletes here,
    in preparation for BUCS to Commonwealth games.
    So, I got involved through a campaign that I launched when I was on my hall committee.
    We were really struggling to get girls involved in our IMS program, and so we decided to launch
    the campaign 'Telford Girls Can' off of the back of Sport England's 'This Girl Can'.
    I got in contact with somebody at Loughborough Sport, who asked if I'd like to launch the
    campaign as 'Loughborough Girls Can', to try and increase female participation in sport
    across campus.
    Obviously, I was really excited to do that, so I got involved that way and then that was
    my first step into the CVA as a volunteer.
    In my second year, I was able to get involved with My Lifestyle in the committee, and that
    really helped with my development and gave me the skills to get a really good work placement.
    My work placement was with the England Women's rugby team with the English Institute of Sport,
    and I was a physiologist there.
    So, one of the things I got for my feedback with the IAS after getting the role was how
    vast my experience was, which all came from the CVA.
    After graduation I'm hoping to go back into a sporting environment working with elite
    athletes, hopefully do a master's here, and then hopefully onto further work, working
    with the best athletes in the world.
    I came here as a reasonably elite sportsman and found that there was so many opportunities
    to get involved here, through coaching and volunteering or our My Lifestyle program,
    which is our recreational section.
    The intra-mural program is a really great, kind of competitive offer, but without that
    elite standard.
    In all honesty, I don't think sport would run in the same way it does in Loughborough
    without the CVA.
    Volunteers and coaches are ingrained in absolutely everything we have here.
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