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Solent University continues its support of the ABP Southampton Marathon with complimentary massages from BSc (Hons) Sports Exercise and Therapy students

4th April 2023
Sport and fitness

Over 100 complimentary massages were provided by Solent’s BSc (Hons) Sports Exercise and Therapy students at the 2023 ABP Southampton Marathon. With over 6000 participants taking part, the event marks one of the key highlights of Southampton’s event programme.

Accredited by the Society of Sport Therapists, Solent’s BSc (Hons) Sports Exercise and Therapy provides students with a range of practical opportunities to put academic theory in practical application. Talking about their experience a second year Sport & Exercise Therapy student commented "I really enjoyed my time at the ABP Southampton Marathon, it was a great experience to meet so many fantastic people and help them with their recovery. This event was a good opportunity to improve my confidence in my massage skills and I definitely would recommend other students to volunteer for this event in the future.

Solent has a long history of supporting the ABP Southampton Marathon and the race organisers Rees Leisure. The partnership, which has seen over 100 students, staff and alumni participate either through running to raise funds for the Local Student Bursary Scheme or undertaking real-life practical live briefs, is just one example of how Solent is delivering against the commitments set out within its Civic Charter.

Commenting on Solent’s continued support Professor Syamantak Bhattacharya added, “We are delighted that once again Solent students have supported the ABP Southampton Marathon and in doing so have gained real-world, practical experience that will support them as they go on to work in industry. The ABP Southampton Marathon is a key part of Southampton’s diverse event programme, and we would like to thank everyone who contributes towards making the day possible."

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Solent’s BSc (Hons) Sports Exercise and Therapy students at the 2023 ABP Southampton Marathon
Solent’s BSc (Hons) Sports Exercise and Therapy students at the 2023 ABP Southampton Marathon