Talented Student-Athlete Support Scheme



We are piloting a new Talented Student-Athlete Support Scheme for the 2023/24 academic year. This scheme aims to support DMU student-athletes to reach their sporting potential, whilst allowing them to succeed in their academic studies.

We know that balancing both academics and sport can be a challenge at university, and therefore we pride ourselves on developing a bespoke and holistic support programme that is tailored to each DMU student-athlete. The scheme includes an extensive support package, aimed at educating, supporting and developing each student-athlete.  


The support we offer includes:

  • Personalised strength and conditioning support
  • Talented athlete lifestyle support
  • Educational workshops including but not limited to; nutrition, sport psychology and anti-doping
  • Gold QE2 Gym Membership
  • Priority access to physiotherapy and massage clinic appointments on campus
  • Branded gym t-shirt and booklet
  • DMU athlete support network


If you are studying at DMU and are competing nationally or at a high level in your sport, we want to support you. To apply to the scheme please complete the application form


  • Your sport needs to be a BUCS, Olympic, Paralympic or Commonwealth games sport
  • You need to be a DMU student studying at least 60 credits per year
  • You need to be competing at a high level in your sport

Once you have applied, a member of our team will be in touch within 2 working days. The deadline for applications to the scheme is 31 October 2023.

Please note that capacity on the programme is limited, if we reach our capacity before this deadline, we reserve the right to move the deadline and as such, no further applications will be accepted.

Alternatively, if you want to discuss this scheme with a member of our team, please email us at talented.athlete@dmu.ac.uk.


Our alumni

DMU has a history of supporting talented athletes, including Olympians and Paralympians. You can view a list of notable sporting athletes that have studied at DMU below as well as our previous sport scholar alumni. 

  • Aimee Colquhoun: Cricket
  • Annie Taylor: Football
  • Anton Myers: Judo
  • Barclay Izzard: Triathlon
  • Christos Kitsiou: Futsal
  • Chuks Osamur: Discus
  • Farrell Treacy: Short Track Speed Skating
  • Jessica Roj: Volleyball
  • Kostas Siskou: Volleyball
  • Liisa-Maria Truupold: Long Jump
  • Miriam Jessett: Cycling
  • Tilly Dale: Badminton
  • Thecla Smalley: Basketball
  • Zachary Krukovsky: Lacrosse
  • Amy Lane: Volleyball
  • Annie Taylor: Football and futsal
  • Chukwuemenkar Osamur: Discus
  • Eshe Bernard: Gymnastics
  • Farrell Treacy: Short Track Speed Skating
  • Ffion Edgeley: Archery
  • Gunther Hartmann: Golf
  • Harry Palmer: Fencing
  • Hollie Pinder: Para-swimming
  • James Draper: Judo
  • Jessica Roj: Volleyball
  • Jordan Lee: American Football
  • Kostas Siskou
  • Lance Moyo: Football
  • Liisa-Maria Truupold: Athletics (Long jump)
  • Miriam Jessett: Cycling
  • Robert Gainlall: American Football
  • Sam Nalletamby: Futsal
  • Sanath Corjuvenkar: Cricket
  • Adam Pitfield: Lawn Bowls
  • Adam Sully: Volleyball
  • Amy Lane: Volleyball
  • Annie Taylor: Football
  • Britanie White: Badminton
  • Chukwuemenka Osamur: Athletics
  • Eshe Bernard: Gymnastics
  • Harry Palmer: Fencing
  • James Draper: Judo
  • Jordan Lee: American Football
  • Joseph Haracz: Rowing
  • Josh Grob: Para-swimming
  • Lillian Musket: Rowing
  • Miriam Jesset: Cycling
  • Petra Szollosyova: Volleyball
  • Racheal Pawley: Netball
  • Sam Nalletamby: Futsal
  • Sammi Wuidart: Equestrian
  • Sanath Corjuvenkar: Cricket
  • Adam Pitfield: Lawn Bowls
  • Adam Spilsbury: Athletics
  • Ahmed Elseisi: Football and Futsal
  • Annie Taylor: Football
  • Ashley Lewis: Rugby Union and Powerlifting
  • Benjamin Pape: Powerlifting
  • Britanie White: Badminton
  • Carlota Fe Montes: Swimming and Triathlon
  • Charlotte Fish: Squash
  • Claire Burley: Rowing
  • Claire Keogh: Golf
  • David Potter: Rowing
  • Ellie Crompton: Football and Futsal
  • Elizabeth Collop: Equestrian
  • Eunika Edwards: Basketball
  • Florence Akporuveweku: Basketball
  • Harry Palmer: Fencing
  • Harry Worrall: Hockey
  • Henry Clement: Rugby
  • Jake Toyer: Futsal
  • James Dillon: Football
  • James Draper: Judo
  • Jennifer Cobb: Lacrosse
  • Joshua Grob: Swimming
  • Karlz Balbuena: Basketball
  • Lauren Allin: Equestrian
  • Lauren Ednie: Lacrosse
  • Lillain Musket: Rowing
  • Mary Trimmer: Rugby Union
  • Patrick Sperring-Botella: Fencing
  • Petra Szollosyova: Volleyball
  • Phillip Cherry: American Football
  • Rayko Dundalov: Basketball
  • Rebecca Christie Mills: Volleyball
  • Rhiannon Cope: Rowing
  • Samantha Wuidart: Equestrian