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Solent University was one of the first four institutions to be accredited by the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) initiative.

By recognising an institution’s commitment to supporting student athletes, the TASS Dual Career Accreditation Scheme enables athletes to reach their potential in education alongside achieving success in their sport.

As a Dual Career Accredited Centre, Solent Sport is part of a network of universities that partner with TASS, delivering core support services to more than 400 student athletes each year, including: physiotherapy, nutrition, lifestyle support, psychology, strength and conditioning, and a private medical scheme.

While some of the existing services delivered focus solely on developing the young person’s sporting performance, a dual career support structure and academic flexibility policies are central to the help available to athletes based at an accredited centre.

The academic flexibility policies means that student athletes have the opportunity to access online notes or resources, have a choice of assignments, are able to arrange catch up sessions with lecturers, or even reschedule deadlines or exam dates in exceptional circumstances. 

At Solent, we have a dedicated athlete support officer and TASS lead. They are available to support our students with balancing their sport commitments and their studies, enabling them to achieve their full potential in both.. 

Find out more about the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme

England Athletics University Charter Mark

We have been awarded the Bronze Charter Mark by England Athletics. The nationally-recognised Charter Mark is awarded to universities who provide high standards of support for athletes while they are studying.

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