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Uni return just the medicine for rower Swann

Having taken a break from rowing, University of Edinburgh medical student, and Olympic medallist, Polly Swann, is back and has her sights set on Tokyo 2020. 5 February 2018

Life has come full circle for Edinburgh rower Polly Swann who, having won an Olympic silver medal in Rio, returned home to complete the medical degree she had begun almost a decade ago. We spoke with Swann about her decision to recommence studying and balancing her academic and sporting ambitions.

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Winning Students Update Winter 2018

Robert Gordon University table tennis player, Colin Dalgleish, is one of the latest Winning Students scholars to be confirmed for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. 31 January 2018

Whilst some of the Winning Students scholars were enjoying some well-earned rest over the winter period, the majority of athletes were in competition mode as preparations for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games continue to build.

Find out more in our latest round-up...

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Winning Students Annual Report 2016/17

24 January 2018

2016-17 was another successful year for Winning Students with the programme supporting its scholar athletes achieve academic and sporting success. The latest annual report outlines the programme's ongoing impact for scholars and its role within the higher education and sporting sectors.

Click the link below to access the report.

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Winning Students selected for Glasgow 2018 roles

University of Edinburgh rower, Josh Armstrong, and University of Stirling golfer, Hazel MacGarvie, have been selected by Glasgow 2018 to inspire the next generation of young athletes. 18 January 2018

With less than 200 days until the biggest sporting event to be staged in Scotland since the Commonwealth Games, University of Edinburgh rower, Josh Armstrong, and University of Stirling golfer, Hazel MacGarvie, have been selected as two of Glasgow 2018’s 6for2018.

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VIDEO: Winning Students announced for 2017/18

University of Stirling tennis scholar Jonny O'Mara, who played at Wimbledon this summer, is a new Winning Students athlete for 2017/18. 15 December 2017

VIDEO: Scholars for the 2017/18 Winning Students programme have been announced with 155 high performance student athletes receiving scholarships this academic year.

We caught up with new tennis scholar, Jonny O'Mara, who will be combining his tennis career with a Sports Studies degree at the University of Stirling.

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Tennis scholars the Masters in Lille

Jonny O'Mara holds the coveted BNP Paribas Master'U trophy aloft whilst Stirling teammates Scott Duncan and Maia Lumsden (3rd and 4th from right) join in the Team GB celebrations. 7 December 2017

University of Stirling tennis scholars Scott Duncan, Maia Lumsden and Jonny O’Mara make history after winning prestigious BNP Paribas Master'U with Team GB.

 

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