United prepare for the season ahead in partnership with Buckinghamshire New University
Our unique tailor-made program to allow elite basketball athletes the chance to combine gaining experience, exposure and valuable basketball opportunities alongside gaining a world recognized degree qualification.
Successful applicants will receive approximately 10 hours of on court training per week, free gym membership and strength and conditioning support all integrated into their academic timetable.
Basketball competition is provided through the opportunity to compete both in the UK and gaining European exposure
We are passionate about providing our students with unique sporting competition. During the first year of programme student athletes on our Men’s programme have gained experience at the highest level in the UK (BBL) representing Surrey United competing in front of live crowds of approximately 4500 people with footage televised on British Eurosport. Our student athletes have also gained exposure through competition abroad competing in the ISBL.
For the 2015 / 2016 academic year we would like to expand our programme to provide the same type of opportunities for our women’s programme.
Our flagship course for our programme is BA (Hons) in Sports Development and Coaching. The course has been designed specifically to allow elite basketball performers the opportunity to continue their sporting performance and apply their strengths and knowledge to their academic development gaining a worldwide recognised qualification, a portfolio of vocational qualifications and providing them with a very realistic introduction to the world of European professional basketball.
From the very beginning we very strongly believed that in order to produce elite basketball performers their on court training, athletic performance and academic programmes must be fully integrated to maximise their potential. We have a designed course which encompasses high level specialist coaching and educational programs to allow aspiring basketball players the opportunity to continue to develop to an elite level and exposure to elite competition in addition to maximising their employability.
All units taught at the Buckinghamshire New University High Wycombe campus are tailor made to allow basketball performers to participate in a minimum of 10 hours of on court training and 4 hours of strength and conditioning per week.
Employability is a particularly important theme throughout the degree, and students are encouraged to gain as much industry experience as possible through volunteering, paid part-time work, work placements and a sandwich year option. Additionally our diverse range of industry partners can offer you a unique opportunity to network during your studies.
For applicants wanting to complete an alternative academic course Buckinghamshire New University offer over 120 different undergraduate degree courses in a wide variety of different subject areas. Our degrees are amongst the most employer-focused and innovative in the country. Many have been developed alongside leading industry professionals, who understand the realities of the workplace. Our links with industry, associations, and governing bodies mean we can often involve employers in lectures, visits, and work-based experiences.
For a full list of courses on offer please visit our homepage www.bucks.ac.uk and select the courses option from the menu. Alternatively please use any of the contacts listed below to discuss your course preferences and options.
For more details of the programme or to find out how to apply please contact:
Head Coach London United
Tel: +44 7951 762 821
Head Women’s Coach London United
Tel: +44 7761 314 497
Performance Director London United
Tel: +44 7881 871 251