Student sport can form a large part of life for many Plymouth Marjon University students. All students are encouraged to get involved, at a level that suits them. So whether you are looking to compete on a Wednesday afternoon in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) competition www.bucs.org.uk, play in intramural competitions or are looking to get involved with the administration of a student club, volunteering or coaching the Marjon Sports Federation can help.
The day to day running of the Marjon Sports Federation falls under the remit of Plymouth Marjon University Sport, the MSF Executive Committee (which includes student representative) has responsibility for developing and implementing policy, disciplinary issues and assisting the Student Sport officer with the decicion making process.
How do I join the Marjon Sports Federation and Sports Clubs?
Over the summer months information on how to join Marjon Sports Federation will be posted online.
(Please note this link is not live and available until the end of August)
We ask that you complete the online joining process before you arrive at Plymouth Marjon University however, you will not need to pay for your membership until you arrive on campus (details will be emailed to you).
BUCS – who we are and what we do
British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) is the national governing body for Higher Education (HE) sport in the UK, a membership organisation, and a company limited by guarantee with charitable status, and our vision is simple:
To enhance the student experience through sport
To support and promote the lifestyle and educational benefits to communities and individuals of taking part in sport, and to provide outstanding opportunities to all students to engage in sport and related activity in higher education.
At Marjon we have the following clubs entered in the BUCS Leagues: Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Football, Futsal, Hockey, Lacrosse, Netball, Rugby, Swimming & Waterpolo, Tennis and Volleyball. You can see our fixtures on the BUCS website.
There are also many additional clubs and activities which students can get involved with that are not part of BUCS, these are: American Flag and Cheerleading, Dance, Kayak, Mountaineering Club and Table Tennis.
Overview of Project
The objective of the project is to increase the percentage of students participating in recreational sporting opportunities both at Plymouth Marjon University (Marjon) campus and various community sports clubs. The project will provide more flexible sporting opportunities through use of an interactive website, which allows students to engage in an informal basis.
What are the project’s targets groups?
The project is targeted at all students at the University, with a particular focus on those students who do not normally participate in sport regularly.
What is the project’s delivery style?
The project format and delivery has been adopted from a tried and tested existing model (Falmouth and Exeter Sports Initiative (FLEXSI), The project offers a flexible and informal approach in the delivery of sport(s) and / or physical activities both on and off the main campus. The University will deliver a 40 week multi- sport(s)/physical activity programme in a flexible and informal manner each year, which will enable students to engage on their own terms without commitment. By offering a wider portfolio of activities, it is hoped that the sporting offer / pathway is more attractive to individuals who currently do not participate.
How will the project consult with students on an on-going basis?
The Marjon Activate Sports Development Officer will be working in close liaison with students studying sports development courses who will be assisting the SDO as voluntary Activators and administrators. It is planned that this group of students will assist the SDO to regularly survey the student population through on line questionnaires, focus groups, various on line forums and through direct contact. This will enable the Marjon Activate SDO to respond to the needs of a changing student population on a regular basis.
What is the projects USP?
The projects USP is the wide range of activities it can offer students, including activities that may normally challenge many students financially or logistically. Activities such as skiing, snowboarding, sailing and horse riding which are catered for off campus will become accessible due to subsidised travel and activity prices. The flexible nature of the project is also another major advantage.
What difference will the project make over three years?
Ultimately the project is expected to increase participation in sport and recreational activities within the student community. However, we expect the health and well-being of the student population within the University to improve as well as introducing or reintroducing students to regular physical activity. With the ideas and choices of activities being student driven through the research which is being conducted regularly, there is an expectation that activities which start as recreational group activities will develop into formal established university sports clubs which are self-sustaining in the future and provide students with a clear progressive route to participation in formal/competitive sport.
Click for more information about our projects or contact Carrie King, Sports Activator Officer, email@example.com or 01752 636784.