Friday, 29 January 2016 from 11:00 to 12:30 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Careers in Sport LIVE! (Formerly National Sports Roadshow)
James Brown, Development Manager - West Yorkshire Sport
After graduating from Leeds Beckett University, James has worked in sports development for the past 12 years including roles in the charity, education and public sectors across Yorkshire.
James’ current role with West Yorkshire Sport focuses on increasing the opportunities for disabled people in sport and physical activity. He is also the lead officer for the wider physical activity agenda and links to public health. His specialist areas include project & event management, stakeholder engagement and partner relations. His passion for sport and working with minority groups is evident and he has worked on a number of projects using sport for social change.
Leeds Beckett Alumni presentations:
Adam Fuller, Sports Development Manager & School Games Organiser -Arches School Sport Partnership
Since graduating Adam followed a career pathway in development of Physical Education and school sport. After working for the Leeds North East School Sport Partnership and then for Carnegie Basketball Foundation he took a role of Sports Development Officer for the Arches School Sport Partnership in Sheffield.
For the last three and a half years Adam has progressed to the role of Sport Development Manager. His current role allows him to develop PE and school sports for over 40 schools in the north of Sheffield as well as implementing strategic city wide initiatives and national sports programmes, such as the School Games. Adam also is a regular tutor at Sheffield Hallam University on specific modules linked with Sports Development, Events Management and Sports Coaching.
Laura Fitzgerald, NGB Project Lead - Sport and Active Lifestyles (Leeds City Council)
Laura Graduated from the BA (Hons) Sport Development in 2010, after which she completed an MSc in Public Health – Health Promotion. In 2-11 she was successful in securing the Women’s and Girls’ Development Officer Post. In 2013, Laura changed roles to become the Digital Information Officer and in 2014, she became the Project Lead for the NGB Place Pilot, a Sport England funded project to increase participation amongst priority groups within the city, supporting the overall ambition for Leeds to be the most active big city in England.
The Careers in Sport LIVE event has sold out to the general public, but we have tickets allocated for students that haven't already booked. Wristbands will be available for all to collect from Fairfax Reception week commencing 25 January 2016.
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Leeds Beckett University
Based in the thriving city of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University is one of the most popular in the United Kingdom. With over 29,000 students and 3,000 staff, we are a people business and our contribution to the region and beyond is significant.
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