The Physiological Society has collaborated with GuildHE, the officially recognised representative body for smaller and specialist universities and colleges, to develop a report into the economic benefits of Sport and Exercise Science (SES) to the UK economy. Among many important findings, the report demonstrates that Sport and Exercise Science graduates contribute £3.9 billion to the UK economy and for every £1 that students invest in their SES education yields £5.50 in future wages.
For further information and to read the full report click here.
The report’s launch was kindly hosted in the Houses of Parliament by Shadow Higher Education, Further Education & Skills Minister, Gordon Marsden MP, who was joined by over 80 guests including Members of The Physiological Society, Members of Parliament, policy teams from the wider STEM community, economists, SES academics and senior academics from over 25 universities and colleges from throughout the UK.
Speaking at the event, Bridget Lumb, President of The Physiological Society noted; ‘As well as being important for the economy – to the tune of almost £4 billion every year, the research being undertaken in Sports and Exercise Science is vital to tackling global challenges. SES research is improving the quality of life of people with life-threatening diseases such as cancers, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. These conditions cost the NHS billions every year and this research will become ever more important as we face the challenges of an ageing population.’
Some of the Twitter highlights #SESImpact
Honoured to be guest of @GordonMarsden & @UKParliament this evening representing @basesuk for launch of @ThePhySoc & @GuildHE education report. Delighted that my @solentuni @Official_STFC partnership case study is featured in the full report: https://t.co/LBzO3L4h6b #SESImpact pic.twitter.com/2q8QzRDi9d
— Assoc. Prof Adam Hawkey (@a_hawkey) May 15, 2019
Great to see our stair biomechanics research @LJMUSportSci and the work of the RISCS group highlighted as a case study in @ThePhySoc and @GuildHE report (https://t.co/Fhuxlaa003) on the Sport and Exercise Science contributions to the UK economy: https://t.co/wlQmDYEQng pic.twitter.com/fxQ4UBjzPo
— V. Baltzopoulos (@VBaltzopoulos) May 16, 2019
Pleased to attend @ThePhySoc reception at the Houses of Parliament this evening with @steviemye to launch their report on the ecenomic benefits of sport and exercise science which includes contributions from @OPRG_UniChi @ChiUniSport @chiuni research, courses and graduates. pic.twitter.com/lYREXQQ0yb
— Sam Blacker (@Sam_Blacker) May 15, 2019
Disappointed to miss @marjonuni awards but proud to represent us at the @GuildHE & @ThePhySoc sport & exercise science mpact report launch in Houses of Parliament https://t.co/x4JX2i8jlo & see Director of School & Ass Prof Saul Bloxham present the wellbeing clinic case study 👏 pic.twitter.com/wX3fw2hLwh
— Michelle Jones (@Michelle_inHE) May 15, 2019
In @UKParliament for the launch of a new report by @GuildHE and @ThePhySoc on #Sport and #Exercise Science education. #SESimpact hosted by @GordonMarsden – https://t.co/dFR5xEOPO3 pic.twitter.com/tO8DR5QflW
— Prof Omid Khaiyat (@Omid_HopeUni) May 15, 2019