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Billy Blyghton

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology
Current student

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Why did you choose to study at Solent?

What drew me to come to Solent was the cricket. The coach of the uni team was a massive influence, as well as the university being in the top division, so I would be playing at the highest level possible – and being able to train at the Ageas Bowl every week was a real selling point for me.

What’s the best thing about your course lecturers?

I would have to say the experience most of them have had and are able to draw on while teaching the modules has been unmatched when it comes to understanding the content. Especially in the more applied/practical modules, hearing their experiences of working with people in the real world has given me things to think about now that I’m training to be a sport psychologist.

Having practical modules with lecturers who are from the industry has given me direction on how to get into the industry and the things I need to know to succeed.

What about the facilities?

The facilities have really aided my studies – being able to have hands-on experience using equipment such as eye-tracking glasses, EMG traces and virtual reality software.

What do you think you’re going to take away from your time at Solent?

The memories I’ve made with the people I’ve met through sports and elsewhere have been unmatched and, as cheesy as it sounds, I wouldn’t change any of it. The experiences I will take from Solent will take me far in life. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the University and its staff for their help during my time at Solent.