December 1, 2014, by Hannah Webber

University launch Disability Sport Scholarship

There have been some exciting developments in disability sport at the University, with the launch of a disability sport scholarship this year. The aim of the scholarship is to not only raise the profile of disability sport at Nottingham, but also try and attract more elite disabled athletes to the University.

Disability Sport Scholarships, University of Nottingham, Josh Mead

Disabled sports scholar – Josh Mead – receiving his award from the University’s Registrar.

Although we’re still getting the word out there about the scholarship scheme, we have achieved the impressive feat of awarding four disability sport scholarships to some up and coming sportsmen and women who are studying here. Details of our fantastic four are below:

  • Emma Collins
    Emma is a first year nursing student and has been rowing for over 12 years. She currently trains up to six times per week and has recently been talent ID-ed.
  • Tom Lamb
    Tom is something of a hidden gem. An established member of the England partially sighted futsal squad, Tom spent his first year playing for the University 2nds football team, most of whom didn’t realise that he had a visual impairment. He’s off to compete in the European Futsal championships in the next few weeks – so good luck Tom!
  • Josh Mead
    Josh is a new recruit to the England physically disabled cricket squad and the University. He’s an all rounder on the cricket pitch and is looking forward to competing not only for England, but also the University’s team in BUCS this year.
  • Muninder Singh Hayer
    Also a first year student, Muninder is an F31 club thrower and he has really embraced all aspects of University life. He has been competing as a club thrower for just under a year and is showing real talent, breaking PB after PB and establishing himself as one of the top athletes in his discipline nationally and internationally.

We’re offering different levels of scholarship to disabled students, depending on the sport and level of competition that they have achieved. A component of each scholarship offer is a complete package of in-kind support, which will include: nutritional advice, sports physio, strength and conditioning, sports psychology workshops, sports media training, sports mentoring, lifestyle and academic support.

Ultimately, we hope that the disability sport scholarship scheme will develop and grow, so that we’re able to maintain our position as one of the top Universities for disability sport in the UK.

For more information about the scholarship, you can read the press release at:

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