As well as a reputation for academic excellence, we also have a history of sporting success. We provide financial and specialist support to student athletes, to help maximise their sporting potential whilst studying at the University of Portsmouth. Our aim is to help student athletes balance their training and competition schedule, along with the pressures of achieving a high quality degree. We do this by providing support through our Sports Scholarship Scheme. If you are competing at a regional or international level in your sport, you may be eligible for funding.

We provide scholarships for around 20 talented student athletes every year. Our scholarships are worth between £2,000 and £6,000 each. The scheme is open to all students, irrespective of nationality, year of study or academic course. Applications open in the summer, and scholarships are awarded at the start of the academic year in September. Visit our sports scholarships page for further information and to receive your application form.

Alfie Sadler - Ski Cross

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BA (Hons) Film Production - First year

  • International level athlete
  • Second place ranking in the Audi Ski Cross Tour
  • Aims to move into different levels of Ski Cross and compete at Europa Cup level and World Cup

Alice Gouldby - Swimming

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BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Psychology - Second year 

  • National level athlete
  • Qualified for Olympic trials twice
  • Aims to qualify for the next Olympic trials and hopefully selected for the Olympics

Darren Chai Chee Hou - Badminton

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BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science - Second year

  • National level athlete
  • National Champion 2019 and 2020 for Men's Doubles
  • Aims to improve the ranking by playing international events and win a medal at BUCS Nationals

Denesha Rocastle - Triple Jump

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BSc (Hons) Criminology with Psychology - Third year

  • National level athlete
  • Ranked 7th in U23's in England
  • Aims to win a medal at BUCS Championships and represent Team GB at the Olympics

Deon Haarhoff - American Football

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BA (Hons) Marketing - Second year

  • National level athlete
  • Currently plays for Tamworth Phoenix in the BAFA National League
  • Aims to sign a professional contract with a European club and return to the Great Britain Student squad

Derry Asante - Handball

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BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science - Third year

  • National level athlete
  • Currently plays for Carshalton Titans in the Men’s Premier League
  • Has represented Great Britain and U18’s and U20’s
  • Aims to be selected for the Great Britain Senior Squad

Emily Beach - Badminton

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BSc ( Hons) Sport and Exercise Science - Third year

  • International level athlete
  • Ranked 4th woman in England and 232rd in the world
  • Aims to compete in the Commonwealth Games and the Olympics

Emily Niven - Judo

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BA (Hons) Economics and Management - Third year (placement) 

  • International level athlete
  • 3rd place at British National Championships 2019
  • Gold medal at BUCS Nationals 2020
  • Aims to continue to win medals domestically and gain experience in international competitions at senior level

Ericas Luckauskas - Taekwondo

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BSc (Hons) Computing - Second year

  • National level athlete
  • Won a silver medal at a G2 competition
  • Won silver at BUCS Autumn Championships
  • Aims to continue to win medals in major competitions

Fleur Schrader - Para-dressage

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BSc (Hons) Social Work - Third year

  • International level athlete
  • Has represented Hong Kong in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics
  • Will compete at the World Equestrian Games 2022

Georgia Greenidge - Judo

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BSc (Hons) Biochemistry - Third year

  • National level athlete
  • 3 times British Judo Council National Gold Medalist
  • Aims to win a gold medal at a senior international judo tournament

Harry Gadd - Cricket

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BA (Hons) Business and Management - Second year 

  • County level athlete
  • Plays for Havant County Cricket Club in the Southern Premier League
  • Aiming to play professional cricket

Jon White - Athletics (800m)

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PhD Sport and Exercise Science - Fourth year

  • National Level Athlete 
  • 7th at the English National Championships 2019
  • Aims to win medals at BUCS Championships and the English National Championships

Joseph Ventre - Taekwondo

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BSc (Hons) Virtual & Augmented Reality - Third year

  • National level athlete
  • 3 bronze medals at the PUMA International Open
  • Aims to win European medals to enhance chance of selection for the Olympics

Lloyd Collins-Page - Shooting

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HNC Mechanical Engineering - Second year

  • International level athlete
  • National junior 3P Champion at Bisley
  • Aims to compete in European Championships, Commonwealth Games, and the Olympics

Lucy Odell - Javelin

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BSc (Hons) Diagnostic and Medical Imaging - First year

  • County level athlete
  • Ranked 16th at U20 in England for Javelin
  • Aims to throw a javelin 45m this season

Michaela Green - Shooting

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BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering - Third year

  • International level athlete
  • Runner up at the English Championships 2020
  • Won a bronze medal in Luxembourg representing Great Britain
  • Aims to represent the country in the Commonwealth Games and Olympics

Nathaniel Thatcher - American Football

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BSc (Hons) Criminology and Forensic Studies - Third year (placement)

  • National level
  • Reached the Division 2 South final and was selected for the GB Students trial 2019
  • Aims to reach the Team GB squad and play in the Premier Division

Ryan O'Connor - Boxing

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MPharm (Hons) Pharmacy - Second year 

  • County level athlete
  • Aims to win gold at BUCS championships, win a national title and gain a place on the England squad

Serena Vincent - Shot Put

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BA (Hons) Geography - Second year

  • International level athlete
  • U23 UK National Outdoor Champion 2021
  • Aims to compete in the 2022 Commonwealth Games and 2024 Olympics

Simon Hall - Sailing

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BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering - Second year

  • International level athlete
  • Ranked 3rd 29er Nationals, Medallion winner in the RORC Offshore Series
  • Aims to continue offshore racing with a goal to sail a double handed Fastnet and compete in the Ocean Race

Simon Olanipekun - Basketball

 

BEng (Hons) Engineering and Technology - First year

  • County level athlete
  • Represented London Lions Professional Club
  • Aiming to become a professional basketball player

Taylor-lei Mohan - BMX

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LLB (Hons) Law with Business - Second year

  • National level athlete
  • Represents Peckham BMX Club and Twisted Concepts BMX Club
  • Aiming to compete in the European BMX rounds and World Championships

Victoria Vivona - Karate

 

LLB (Hons) Law with International Relations - Third year

  • International level athlete
  • Represents the England SKDUN team
  • Aiming to qualify for the European and World Championships

Will Grace - Triathlon

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MSc Coastal and Marine Resource Management - Second year

  • International level athlete
  • 5th at 2021 Outlaw Bowood 
  • 1st at 2021 British age group Championships
  • 1st at European Age group Championships 2019 and 2021
  • Aims to gain a professional race licence for long distance triathlon