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St Mary’s Launches New Sport and Social Change Degree

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St Mary’s University, Twickenham is pleased to announce the launch of its new BA Sport and Social Change with a special webinar launch event.

The event will be held on 1st June at 7pm will be “exploring the wider social role for sport” with a focus upon how sport can be used as a tool to challenge inequalities.

The event will feature talks from guest speakers who will discuss what they believe are the key tools and strategies to promote positive change. Confirmed speakers include rugby player, Devin Ibanez; Sam Sawhney, Community Coordinator Laureus Sport for Good; Jonathan Reid, Project Coordinator at Chelsea Football Club Foundation; the founder and CEO of Fulham Reach Boat Club, Steve O’Connor; Jodie Whitford-Stark, Coach Development Officer at the FA High Performance Centre at St Mary’s and Maisie Ward, St Mary’s Student’s Union Sports President.

Speaking of the event, organiser and Course Lead Michael Hobson said "We are really excited to be organising this event. With the launch of the new programme, we are looking to create a degree which prepares graduates to use sport to tackle the social issues in modern society. The aim of this event is to provide showcase some of the fantastic work which is already being done in this area and inspire others to pick up the baton."

Our BA Sport and Social Change degree provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to tackle discrimination and inequality, providing alternative education routes, or offering initiatives that promote health and tackle society's issues. Teaching for the first cohort of this course will begin in September.

Find out more about our BA Sport and Social Change degree and register for the webinar on the University website.

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