The Models of Good Practice (MGP) tool has been developed for universities and NGBs to showcase successful sport development projects in higher education.
The page contains MGP's from individual HEIs and different regional networks across a variety of development areas. Please scroll down this page to view the numerous MGPs that have been submitted.
If your HEI has a sport development project or initiative that could be shared with the HE sector then please click the 'submit new MGP' button.
Workforce & Volunteering MGPs
In 2006/07 Leeds Met devised this programme to increase student employability by giving students that all-important experience and personal development they require for their career. Each year the programme has been building and some 400 students have now been through it volunteering in various capacities at local schools, clubs and organisations. For more information please click here.
Having spent several years raising awareness of the importance of employability to students and ensuring work placement modules formed part of the academic programme the Business school at Glamorgan put on their first SEEC in April 2012 to showcase potential work placements for students and develop some key skills. For more information please click here.
Loughborough University has taken elements of the 2012 Gamesmaker programme to service the British and Japanese Olympic teams who will base their warm up camps at the Institution. The project will also harness the spirit and the occasion to provide volunteer placements in the local community. For more information on the project please click here.
The aim of the project was to provide students with an opportunity to expand their experience of sports coaching, to experience life in a developing country, and through their training of local people leave a lasting legacy from their visit. For more information on the project please click here.
The aim of this project is to provide pitch side cover for all university sports teams and to provide an injury clinic service to injured athletes. For more information on the project please click here.
University of Birmingham - Golf Volunteerz Project
The aim of the project is to encourage golf participation, whilst providing a structured system to support student volunteers to access golf volunteer opportunities in the local community and at local, regional and national events. For more information on the project please click here.
The Referee Hallam project has developed new football referees from the student body, improving the quality of intramural football and the student football experience. For more information on the project please click here.
St Mary's University College SIMMSport project aims to provide high quality coaching for the local community by harnessing the knowledge and enthusiasm of their student workforce.For more information on the project please click here.
The University of Bristol Rugby Referees' Society aims to develop new referees from within the student body. The aim is to support student referees and link with the community game in order to enable the sustainable operation of the University's intramural programme. For more information on the project please click here.
Loughborough University ran its first Sports Volunteer programme in order to recruit volunteers to support Sport operations at all levels. Now in its second year the progamme is growing fast offering all sorts of placements for students. For more information on the project please click here.
Club Development MGPs
University of Birmingham - Barclays BUCS Tennis Development Award
To increase the level of tennis participation at the University of Birmingham and improving student retention by providing a clear pathway to improve and progress within the club structure.
UWE - Barclays BUCS Tennis Development Award
To develop the social tennis session at UWE, allow the opportunity for interested students to undertake UKCC qualifications, to provide a qualified coach to coach the sessions.
The Amateur Boxing Association of England has been working in partnership with the University of East London to grow participation through amateur boxing. The aim was to increase and sustain active participation. For more information on the project please click here.
The University of Liverpool aims to provide students who are unavailable or do not want to play football in BUCS competitions with alternative playing opportunities, while developing the university's referee workforce through close partnership working with Liverpool County FA. For more information on the project please click here.
The aim of this project is to provide current university students who aspire to play in the BUCS leagues with some social and competitive Badminton opportunities. For more information on this project please click here.
University of Oxford Gold Challenge partnership
Gold Challenge is an organisation coordinating opportunities for people to participate in Olympic and Paralympic sports and raise money for their chosen charity. They are opening opporunities within the HE sector to introduce and challenge students to take up the challenges on offer.
Disability Sport Provision MGPs
This is a case study about an elite disabled athlete at the University of Portsmouth. It illustrates the benefits of a collaborative and student focussed resolution to a situation and is a great example of good practice for other institutions. For more information on this project please click here.
Special Olympics Richmond (SOR) is a joint venture between St Mary’s University College and
Richmond upon Thames College. The project arose from established links allowing Physical
Education and Physical and Sport Education students to work with and gain experience of teaching
students with Intellectual Disabilities. However it was clear that beyond sports clubs run by some
local special schools there was a dearth of regular sporting opportunities for children and adults with
Intellectual Disabilities in the local area. St Mary's set out to help rectify that situation. For more information on the project please click here.
King's College London have successfully applied for three Sportivate projects to improve the accessibility of sport at the institution and ultimately increase levels of student participation in selected sports (Netball, Basketball, Boxing). For more information please click here.
The University of Birmingham in partnership with Birmingham City Council successfully bid for EUROPE FOR CITIZENS Actions 2; Measure 3 funding. For more information on the project please click here.
Last updated: 24th Jul 2012 10:27