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Australian University Sport to link with British counterparts on research

Australian University Sport to link with British counterparts on research
September 16, 2013

Australian University Sport (AUS), the governing body of university sport in Australia, supporting athletics and competition at over 50 member institutions, has recently agreed to share knowledge and conduct complementary research with its British counterpart, British University and College Sport (BUCS).

The initiaitive resulted from AUS Chief Executive Don Knapp meeting with BUCS Chief Executive Karen Rothery in Kazan, Russia during the recent Summer Universiade.

The first initiative of this joint venture has come about off the back of BUCS recently releasing the results of a research project that focused on the correlation between sport participation at university and employability.

To further complement this research, AUS has commissioned a research project entitled 'Why university sport matters' that will focus on student engagement through sport participation and the impact that this has on retention and graduation rates.

AUS hopes to complete this research project later this year ready for circulation early in 2014.

AUS is also about to host Australia's largest annual multisport event - the Australian University Games.

Being held from 28th September to 4th October, the seven-day program features 31 sports played at 39 sporting facilities across the length and breadth of the Gold Coast, attracting over 7,500 participants from 41 universities.

For more information contact AUS on 07 3876 2610,


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