Sport activators

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Sport Activators are students at 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.



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Phoebe Aldrich

Campus: Cambridge
Year of study: Second Year
Course: BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
Sports you enjoy: Hockey and athletics

Phoebe takes our weekly jogging group – this year they are going to take on the Couch to 5K! Phoebe enjoys meeting other people at university, interacting with them, as well as developing her sport leadership skills.



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Jazmin Gyulai

Campus: Cambridge
Year of study: Second Year
Course: LLB (Hons) Law
Sports you enjoy: Basketball, tennis, football, volleyball

Jazmin leads the basketball session every week. She hopes to increase the number of students with an active lifestyle and for everyone to have fun and enjoy it.



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Jamie Furness

Campus: Cambridge
Year of study: Second Year
Course: BA (Hons) History
Sports you enjoy: Basketball, table tennis, football, golf

Jamie leads both our table tennis session and our 5-a-side football. He hopes to help students try new sports and to get the same kind of enjoyment from it that he does himself.



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Hannah Lally

Campus: Cambridge
Year of study: Third Year
Course: BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Physical Education
Sports you enjoy: Netball

Hannah is one of our netball activators in Cambridge; she wants to get as many female students involved in sport at ARU as possible.



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Georgi Denchev

Campus: Cambridge
Year of study: Second Year
Course: BA (Hons) Performing Arts
Sports you enjoy: Volleyball, futsal, football

Georgi covers a variety of the campus sport sessions that we offer here. He aims to encourage others to participate more in sport and share his own passion for the many sports he enjoys.



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Sophie Mott

Campus: Cambridge
Year of study: Fourth Year
Course: BSc (Hons) Zoology
Sports you enjoy: Netball, horse riding, football

Sophie is our netball and social media activator. She loves that she can help and encourage students to get involved with sport that may not have done before. Sophie also loves that Campus Sport allows positive benefits (making friends and keeping fit) for those taking part without them having to join a competitive team.