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Special Topics in Sports Engineering in Delft, Netherlands

Date: From Sunday 31 May 2020 to Saturday 13 June 2020
Venue: Delft, Netherlands

GoGlobal Fund: £350
Apply by: 14 February 2020

This is a two-week intense special topics course in sports engineering delivered collaboratively by staff from Delft University of Technology, Sheffield Hallam University, and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. 

Students from the collaborating universities work in international interdisciplinary teams to complete an engineering challenge around a theme that is relevant to sports engineering. Students will be challenged to create a predictive model of a sporting task. 

Creating predictive models is a task sports engineers and scientists in industry are accustomed to dealing with. Such models are used on a daily basis to understand and predict the performance of both equipment and athletes. Students must design and conduct experiments to validate their models, supported by a series of lectures, laboratories, seminars and workshops covering topics including; predictive modelling, aerodynamics, biomechanics, thermo physiology, and endurance. 

The course cumulates with students presenting the models developed and their predictions prior to a live test.

There is GoGlobal funding available for up to 10 students.

Who is eligible to apply?

The trip is limited to students studying the following: MSc Sports Engineering, MSc level Sports Science subjects, MSc level Engineering & Physics. 

Travel and accommodation

Travel and accommodation in a student hostel (shared rooms of same sex) will be organised by the College. You will be flying from Manchester Airport. 

Visa & vaccinations

UK and EU nationals will not require a visa to travel to another EU country.

Non-EU nationals may require a visa to travel to the Netherlands and are responsible for obtaining a Schengen visa. Please contact the International Experience Team if you require advice.

Estimated total cost of trip per student

Estimated total cost - £700
Student contribution - £350

Breakdown of estimated costs

  • Return flight MAN - AMS  - £200 approx.
  • Accommodation in Delft hostel - £350 approx.
  • Additional transport cost (including airport travel, Netherlands travel return airport, Netherlands travel VU Amsterdam, and Alkmaar Velodrome) - £150 approx.

Please note that this figure is based on current prices and the 2019 Special Topics field trip to TU Delft

Once your individual application has been approved by the GoGlobal Fund panel, you will be required to pay a non-refundable student contribution by the following deadline:

  • £100 to be paid by Friday 28 February 2020
  • The remainder of the student contribution must be paid prior to departure

Please note that you are expected to cover all additional costs incurred, including daily subsistence.

We also encourage you to apply for other travel grants to support your costs on this trip. For example, by joining the ISEA (for a student membership of £25) you can then apply to the ISEA travel grant.

This can award individual grants up to £500, and has potential of helping the sustainability of this field trip activity.

Application deadline

Please apply for both the project and GoGlobal funding here, by:

  • 14 February 2020

There is GoGlobal funding available for up to  students. Please read the GoGlobal Fund Guidance carefully and note that you are only permitted one GoGlobal grant per academic year.

If you'd like to take part in the project and do not require the GoGlobal Funding, please email the project organiser directly

For more information about this trip please contact Dr.John Hart

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