Lissa Woodhouse

Sport Engagement, Sheffield Hallam University


What did you like about the course?

I have always been passionate about sport in all capacities, playing sport, watching sport, and learning about sport. I knew I wanted to study sport at University, and when reading about all the courses that Sheffield Hallam offered, Sports Studies jumped out at me immediately. To find a course that focused on sport in a cultural capacity, rather than a scientific capacity appealed to me. The course offered everything I hoped it would; an opportunity for me to explore my beliefs and have them challenged by others who thought differently. I particularly enjoyed the Sport and the Media module and the Sport and Deviance module.

How did the course help you in your chosen profession?

After I graduated, I was fortunate enough to gain employment at Sheffield Hallam. I worked within the Sports Department as the Sports Engagement Co-Ordinator Graduate Intern. This role involved offering sporting opportunities to those who showed a lack of participation in sport at University. I was able to apply what I had learned on my course to this role in many ways, as the primary task was to engage students of all genders, ethnicities, sexualities and abilities. All of the modules on the Sports Studies course gave me insight into understanding individual needs and differences and therefore, provided me with the knowledge and skills required for my job. I currently still work in the Sports Department at Sheffield Hallam as a Football Development Co-Ordinator.


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