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Leadership and development academy

The Leadership and Development Academy offers a range of applied learning opportunities whilst supporting the delivery of our physical activity and sport programmes at the University. Opportunities include placements and work-related learning within academic modules. And a range of extra-curricular opportunities through internships, paid work and volunteering roles.

We have a range of roles across the physical activity and sport sector. You could be a club committee member, run our social sport sessions, referee a football league or support our performance athletes. 

Roles include


We provide training and development to support your professional development, as well as opportunities to opt into courses for personal development. We have strong links with partners across the city to offer exit routes when you are ready to expand your knowledge and experience in another sports setting. All our roles are operated to the highest quality, offering experiences, knowledge, and training to grow you personally and professionally.

The Leadership and Development Academy is open to all students, regardless of your degree or experience in sport. You will gain high-quality, practical experience whilst also benefiting from 

  • expert and peer mentoring, support and feedback
  • role-specific training to develop industry-standard skills and knowledge
  • personal development
  • rewards and recognition

Please contact us if you are already in a sport-related role that isn't endorsed by LADA

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