University of St Andrews Ultimate Club

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Here’s a few of the things we offer:

 

  • A full-time Director of Ultimate, Benji Heywood*, who runs the squad sessions, provides individual throwing sessions, and generally helps the club to run smoothly.

 

  • Amazing facilities:

            Dedicated top quality grass Ultimate pitch – as used when St Andrews hosted WUCC 1999

            Regular access (including 10+ hours/week outside of 9-5 lecture times) to a floodlit rubbercrumb pitch for year-

            round play

            Brand new 8-court indoor hall

            Access to the brand new S&C suite, only available to ‘Performance Sports’ like Ultimate, and expert S&C staff to

            write and supervise our weight program

 

  • Three coached trainings per week for each squad (women and men, 1sts and 2nds) plus recreational sessions

 

  • Preseason training in September and January, with top guest coaches (recent examples include Felix Shardlow and Melissa Witmer)

 

  • Significant funding for travel, accommodation, tournament entry etc.

 

  • Funding for athletes who compete internationally – for example, the current students attending WU24s in Australia had their flights and accommodation covered, as well as having had full support through the trials process (transport, hotels, breakfast etc for all the training weekends and warm up tournaments in the UK and Europe) at a total cost per player of some thousands of pounds.

 

*Benji writes this blog, and wrote these articles for Ultiworld; he sits on the WFDF Rules Sub-Committee and acts as a WFDF game adviser; he was the competitions manager for both WU23s and WUGC in London, and is a Coach Educator for UK Ultimate.

Entry & Education

Over the last 600 years, the University of St Andrews has established a reputation as one of the world’s leading research and teaching centres. Today, the University offers a flexible degree structure based on your choice of subject or research specialism, creating an environment which nurtures inquisitive minds and a culture of shared learning.

 

St Andrews offers students from all over the world an outstanding academic education with research-led teaching and a truly unique student experience. The University’s size gives students at all levels access to top academic staff, and with students from over 140 different countries and territories, every student gets a truly international experience.

 

Entry requirements

You will find the entry requirements for all degree programmes on the subject pages of the University’s website. This includes information for international students on the types of qualifications accepted and the University’s English language requirements.

 

For more advice on what the University looks for in an application, please contact Admissions.

 

Meet Us

There are plenty of opportunities to meet university staff, both in St Andrews and elsewhere. Whether you have questions about your application or student life, or you would like to meet a member of staff from the School you wish to study in, you can do so no matter where you live. You can potentially meet our staff in your country, or at a visiting day in St Andrews. Please get in touch if you have any questions – our staff are always happy to help!

 

Opportunities to meet our Director of Ultimate are also available and, should you be in St Andrews, Benji will take the time to carefully explain the Ultimate programme to you and show you round our world class facilities. Please contact him directly on bgh@st-andrews.ac.uk to arrange.

The Ultimate Programme

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St Andrews is a unique place to study and live. Nestled on the east coast of Scotland, students may find themselves crossing golf-courses on their way to class, or jogging along the beach after dinner. Not only does the University have a world-class reputation, it also offers a diverse range of social activities – including over 140 student societies and 50 sports clubs.

 

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