Manchester Metropolitan University is extremely proud to be involved in the 2012 Olympics.
Our Cheshire campus is one of the non-London venues expecting to host a national team training camp ahead of the games. Find out how the Cheshire campus is preparing for the games.
The university is included in the official games guide recommended to host training for football, archery, badminton, basketball, volleyball, fencing, table tennis and triathlon. Find out more about the facilities we will be offering.
Recently we have been visited by athletes from the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu who played on a beach volleyball court near the new £10 million sport science centre at the Crewe campus.
Britain’s women water polo squad – four of whom are students at the university – train at the local Manchester Aquatics Centre which is open all year round to staff, students and the general public.
As Seb Coe says, volunteers make the difference between a good Games and a great Games, so it’s important to get the quality the games will need.
Manchester Metropolitan University has been selected as the training provider for the Selection Event Volunteers (SEV) programme for the North-West region for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Volunteers will be given six hours of training before being able to interview some of the estimated 100,000 people who have applied to be volunteers. Sixty post and undergraduate students from Manchester Metropolitan University Business School have been given the opportunity to become SEVs.
As well as training our own SEVs, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School Sports Management lecturers Helen Schutzmann and Steve Mansfield have been asked by the London 2012 Organising Committee to train 100 volunteers who have been recruited from across the North West to become interviewers.
Many of the students from our university have been selected as volunteers and we are delighted to be involved in the games.