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Sporting spotlight

Sporting spotlight recognises ARU students, staff, and alumni who are celebrating a sporting achievement or milestone, from taking up a new sport to completing a marathon, and everything in between.

If you're an ARU student, staff member, or alumni who would like to feature in our sporting spotlight for a recent achievement or milestone, email us at [email protected]

Latest stories

6 February 2024

Hannah Impey holding up a pair of weights in her kitchen

At age 35, ARU Admissions Officer Hannah was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Five years later, she took on the January HITT Challenge to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

25 January 2024

Michelle Berry posing in hi-viz running gear in front of a sign pointing to Peddars Way

Exactly seven months after her husband’s heart stopped beating, Michelle took on an ultramarathon to raise money for the charity that saved his life.

24 October 2023

Harriet Line, Gym Supervisor with a walking group on the peak of a mountain

ARU Gym Supervisor Harriet Line talks about her achievement of conquering the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge for charity.

24 October 2023

Chris Ansell, Sports Facilities Manager showing a medal after a run

ARU Sports Facilities Manager Chris Ansell talks about his achievement of completing the 2023 Edinburgh Marathon.

17 March 2021

ARU Sports Scholar Profile student

In this week’s sport scholar profile, we’re speaking with fencer, Felix Mayo-Sanchez. Felix, who is due to complete his degree this summer, has been a key figure within our fencing club for the past three years.

10 March 2021

ARU Volleyball player

In this week’s sport scholar profile, we’re speaking with volleyball player and sport and exercise science student, Agné Vaičiulyté. Agné, who is due to complete her degree this summer, has been a stand-out performer in our volleyball programme for the past three years.

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