Why Study Sport in the United Kingdom?


Most sport departments also have research centres linked to staff expertise, and these will give you an indication of what kinds of activities you might be able to get involved with as part of your studies.  For example, at the University of Chichester, there is the Anita White Foundation which includes the archive of the International Women and Sport Movement and opportunities for students to become involved in research and projects supporting the education and development of women sport leaders from countries where women face particular challenges.

Useful links:

British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences: www.bases.org.uk

British Sociological Association Sport Study Group: https://www.britsoc.co.uk/groups/study-groups/sport-study-group/

British Universities and Colleges Sport: www.bucs.org.uk

The Society of Sports Therapists: http://www.society-of-sports-therapists.org/

University of Chichester Institute of Sport: http://www.chi.ac.uk/chichester-institute-sport

About the Contributor: Dr Elizabeth Pike


Dr Elizabeth Pike is the Head of Sport Development and Management, a Reader in the Sociology of Sport and Exercise, and Chair of the Anita White Foundation, at the University of Chichester.  She has delivered presentations across the world critically evaluating issues related to social inclusion and wellbeing in sports, specifically concerning ageing, gender, risk and injury.  Her recent publications include a co-authored book (with Jay Coakley) entitled Sports in Society: Issues and Controversies, and a co-edited book (with Simon Beames) examining Outdoor Adventure and Social Theory.  As the Head of Department, she is likely to be the first person you would meet when you come to study at the University of Chichester, and she teaches and supervises students undertaking courses and research in the sociology of sport.