Sport activators

Sport activators team photo

Sport Activators are students of ARU who have an interest in sport. Our activators engage other students and motivate them to be more active.

We know that sustained activity has a positive impact on physical and mental wellbeing, both now and in the future – so our activators have a really valuable role.

Activators do not need to be part of a sports club, nor do they need to be particularly talented at sport, they just need to be committed and interested in sport. As part of our Campus Sport programme, sport activators promote, plan and deliver safe, fun, engaging and inclusive activities. They are based in Cambridge and Chelmsford, and have a genuine desire to make a true difference to students at ARU.

We are always looking to recruit enthusiastic and motivated students who would relish the opportunity to be a sport activators.

To view the details of the role please read the Sport Activator job description.

If you would like to apply please email your CV and cover letter to TeamARU@aru.ac.uk

Meet some of our Sport Activators




Sport Activator - Carin

Carin Svensen

Campus: Cambridge
Year of study: Third Year
Course: BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
Sports you enjoy: tennis, badminton and skiing

Carin is our Tennis Ambassador whose main goal is to increase the number of students and staff playing tennis weekly.



Sport Activator - Leo
 

Leo Sacchi De Oliveira

Campus: Cambridge
Year of study: Third Year
Course: BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Physical Education
Sports you enjoy: futsal, tennis and basketball

Leo organises our weekly 5-a-side football league. He enjoys meeting new people, and working with his fellow activators in events around the University.



Sport Activator - Ben
 

Ben Watkins

Campus: Cambridge
Year of study: Third Year
Course: BA (Hons) Graphic Design
Sports you enjoy: badminton and tennis

Ben coordinates our weekly badminton session. Ben enjoys running a session that everyone feels welcome in. People would arrive feeling nervous, having not played much before, and it was really rewarding when a group of students got to know each other and became friends.



Sport Activator - Kana
 

Kanatbek Jigitekov

Campus: Chelmsford
Year of study: Third Year
Course: BSc (Hons) Software Development
Sports you enjoy: volleyball and futsal

Kana leads the weekly volleyball session. Ben enjoys running a session that everyone feels welcome in. People would arrive feeling nervous, having not played much before, and it was really rewarding when a group of students got to know each other and became friends.



Sport Activator - Tony
 

Tony Iserhienrhien

Campus: Chelmsford
Year of study: Third Year
Course: Mechanical Engineering
Sports you enjoy: basketball and futsal

Tony delivers the weekly basketball session.