Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS)

TASS is part of the SportsAid family, funded by the National Lottery through Sport England with a brief to help young sportspeople juggle the demands of sport and education.
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Since 2004, TASS have supported more than 6,000 sportspeople - enabling talented student-athletes across the country to fulfil their academic and sporting potential.

TASS is an athlete support programme designed to help talented athletes with balancing the demands of their sport and studies to be the best in both. Backed by Sport England, the TASS partnership brings together student-athletes, education institutions, and national governing bodies to support our country’s most promising sporting talents.

Oxford Brookes University is one of 39 TASS Delivery Sites in England, with more than 600 talented athletes from 32 different sports benefitting from our support services. Our highly-qualified coaches and experienced practitioners have worked with professional clubs and international athletes and provide expert support services to our TASS athletes currently at Oxford Brookes University, which include:

For more information on TASS or to find out how to access support, please visit the TASS website or contact info@tass.gov.uk.

TASS Dual Career Accreditation

Oxford Brookes University is leading the way with supporting talented athletes in education in England, having been reaccredited by the innovative Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) initiative.

The Sport England-backed programme supports young sportspeople on the talent pathway to have the opportunity to gain qualifications alongside their sporting pursuits, follow other interests, as well as furthering their personal development.

The TASS Dual Career Accreditation Scheme formally recognises Oxford Brookes University as an institution that is committed to dual career support for our student-athletes, meaning that our student-athletes are supported to reach their potential in education alongside achieving success in their sport.

“For me the TASS Dual Career Accreditation Scheme is a vitally important measure to ensuring all athletes have the chance to pursue an education and enjoy a more well-rounded approach to life.” - Baroness, Tanni Grey-Thompson

For high-performing student-athletes at Oxford Brookes, the academic flexibility policies may mean they have the opportunity to access online notes or resources, are able to arrange catch up sessions with teaching staff, or even reschedule deadlines or exam dates in exceptional circumstances.

For more information on TASS or to find out how to access support, please visit the TASS website or contact info@tass.gov.uk.

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