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Elite Sports

Elite Sport students

Since its inception, the sports department at Plymouth Marjon University has consistently provided outstanding support to elite athletes who have gone on to achieve great things. Many of our current students and alumni have competed on the world stage at impressive levels, securing Olympic gold medals, taking British and European championship titles and competing at the Commonwealth Games. 

With a huge range of sport and health science courses on offer and an enviable location in the beautiful South West, it’s little wonder that promising young sportsmen and women come to Plymouth Marjon University, with funds and support available to help them to achieve their sporting dreams.

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Elite Sport scholar - Ben Proud (swimmer)

Sport Performance Scholarships

Find out more about how our sports scholarships are providing outstanding support to some of the UK’s finest young sports people.

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Marjon Student Patriots

We also support members of sporting teams, helping them to stand out even more prominently in their competitive field.

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Marjon Sports Federation

We support aspiring athletes at all levels to develop their skills alongside studying for a university degree.

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Meet our current scholars

These talented young athletes are able to discover their full potential, without compromising their academic achievements.

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Helen Glover Olympic Gold Medallist

Marjon’s Hall of Fame

Meet the inspiring individuals who blazed a trail for the next generation of elite athletes, right here at the University of St Mark & St John.

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Hear it from the scholars themselves: some of our elite athletes talk about how the programme has helped them to achieve their best.

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