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Working within Sport

The University of East Anglia, UEA Sport and the UEA Student union have many opportunities for students to volunteer and work within sport. Please see the Drop downsbelow for all options we have available however if you would like any further information please email


Sporting Volunteers

Academic Sports Activators...

…are a group of informed and enthusiastic volunteers (students and staff) who liaise between the department of Student Sport and their own academic department and contribute to the running of a successful and comprehensive sporting programme at the University.

What does a Sports Activator do?
• Provides a valuable link between academic department and PES
• Is responsible for organising the team  from their own academic department and recruiting fellow students and staff to help co-ordinate the teams for each sport
•  Gives feedback and advises on current student trends and requirements
•  Attends monthly meetings throughout the year
•  Promotes the University  & the Sportspark to prospective students and visitors to the University

Due to several activators graduating there are vacancies for either male or female activator in some schools. If you are interested in becoming an Academic Sports Activator for the 2015/2015 academic year and would like more information on this please get in touch with the uea+sport team.

To apply for an Academic Sports Activator role please download the job description and application form

Club Committee Members

All of the clubs are run by the students for the students, offering a wide variety of opportunities to acquire new skills whilst making friends. Each UEA club has a President who are experienced students who have been involved in either participating or administrating a particular club prior to becoming responsible for the overall running of a club.

What does a Club President do?
• Provides a valuable link between the club, the Union and PES and the local community
• Takes overall responsibility for the organisation of all activities on behalf of that club
• Gives feedback and advises on current student trends and requirements
• Attends monthly Club Presidents meetings throughout the year
• Promotes their sport to current and prospective students

For more information of how to become part of the committee and the other committee roles available please contact the sports clubs directly or email page.

NGB Activators

The National Governing Body (NGB) activators assist with the sports development programme offered to the various groups within our community.  Working with the University (UEA), Sportspark (SP), Student Union (UUEAS), Club Committees and Academic Department Sports Activators, the NGB activators develop, co-ordinate and promote their sport to the University.

Current NGB Activators

Lacrosse- Gemma Moore & Jack Govey

Badminton- Megan Courtier

Climbing- Robert Woodward

England Hockey- Connor Grant & Libby Catchpole

England Netball- Emily Hayman & Tara Chapman

England Squash & Racketball- Charles Benton

Football Association- Daniel Kaye

Lawn Tennis Association- David Burrows

Rugby Football Union- William Robertson, Isobel Hall & James Phimister

Volleyball England- Matthew Davies & Will Mulligan

British Gymnastics- Romy Griffiths & Maya Omri

Mental Health Ambassador- Caolan Stowe

Mental Health Volunteer- Najihah Athar

Additional Information
A key focus is the development of new opportunities for students, including skills such as refereeing and coaching.  The Higher Education Officer is supported by their NGB & UEA Sport.

To be eligible to apply for any of these posts the applicant must:

• be undertaking an undergraduate or post-graduate course of study at the University of East Anglia
• have an NGB coaching qualification or significant relevant experience is required
• have excellent knowledge and understanding of their sport
• have good knowledge of social networking platforms
• have an awareness of the UEA current sports provision and the range of activities and programmes offered

For more information on our NGB Activators please email 


Sportspark Employment

Sportspark are always looking for enthusiastic and committed employees to join the team.

A full list of our current vacancies can be found on the UEA website. However we are often looking for casual members of staff which may not always be advertised. If you are interested and would like some more information on our vacancies then please email 

Non-Sporting Volunteers

Not only does the university offer a wide variety of sport volunteering opportunities, but we also offer non-sporting volunteering opportunities for you to improve your skills and gain experience to help with your future career.  We have many opportunities running throughout the University of East Anglia and the UEA Students union. For more information please follow the above links.