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Daniel Clare

BA (Hons) Sport Coaching and Physical Education (Top-Up)
Current student

Two physical education students in the gym

Why did you choose Solent?

I had a very positive and encouraging conversation with the course leader at an open day, who informed me of the opportunities available here at Solent. In comparison to other university top-up courses, modules on offer at Solent appealed to me the most. There was a variety of practical and theoretical modules that could help me get the most from my time and experience at university. Also, the sport facilities here are excellent, from the classrooms to the gym facilities and sports halls.

What’s the best thing about your course lecturers?

Every lecturer I’ve had has been very friendly and approachable, and has always made time to answer any questions regarding the course and university in general. From my experience, they have our best interests at heart and have been as good to talk to as people as they have been as professionals.

My studies and impending qualification have given me the platform to move forward with my plans for a PE teaching role in the future.

How do you feel your studies are preparing you for a career in the industry?

My studies and impending qualification have given me the platform to move forward with my plans for a PE teaching role in the future. Working in a school setting for six weeks during the second semester and running sessions for children was a great opportunity, not only to put into practice certain methods of coaching and teaching from the course, but to experience managing a group of children in an authentic setting, and to face the challenges and get the rewards that come with that. This experience has given me a lot of confidence about working with such groups – something that I did not necessarily have before.

What do you like best about being a Solent student?

The people I’ve met and bonded with at Solent have made the entire experience a positive one – both inside and outside of university life. I also feel more prepared for what I want to do with my future and how to go about achieving that. And it is down to the lecturers and people I’ve met this year. Finally, discounts and opportunities to use the sports facilities here have also been a bonus for me.