Hi, my name is Rachel Williams, and I’m a second year student on the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Nutrition course. I was really excited and proud to be part of the seminar project with the Edgbaston Priory Club.
1. What was involved in the project?
"We introduced interactive elements such as mini quizzes and live demonstrations."
In March 2019, we gave a series of seminars on sport and exercise nutrition topics to members of the Edgbaston Priory Club. These included interactive elements such as mini quizzes and live demonstrations, incorporating the making of immunity smoothies and replicating branded sports drinks. We also handed out recipe cards for the members to take away and try at home.
2. What skills have you learned?
"It has expanded my confidence in public speaking and my presentation skills."
It's been great to work together and incorporate new, as well as existing ideas with my peers, to educate the general public about issues surrounding exercise and nutrition. We also received feedback and made changes where needed for the next seminar. These are skills that will help improve my confidence and employability moving forward.
3. Would you recommend this experience to others?
"I would strongly recommend other students to take this type of opportunity."
It is a great chance to develop your employability skills, including confidence, presentation skills, the ability to think on your feet and also to gain further knowledge. Sharing knowledge and putting theory into practice will enable you to develop as a practitioner, and the skills and experiences gained could help to open a variety of doors to a career in Sport and Exercise in the future.
4. Why did you choose to study Sport and Exercise Nutrition at BCU?
"I have always had a passion for sport, and want to get a job in a sector I am most passionate about."
My life has always revolved around sport, both in terms of watching and playing a variety of sports.
I chose to study this course as it was brand new, and has been carefully created and nurtured to give students key knowledge that is the foundation block of developing a career within the field of Sport and Exercise Nutrition.