When homecare worker Lynn Greenlees decided to start going to her local gym, she never imagined it would reignite her passion for exercise, and help kickstart a new career.
After completing an HNC, then an HND in Sports Coaching, mum-of-two Lynn was able to enter the third year of our BSc Sports Development course at our Lanarkshire campus.
Lynn, who is dyslexic, faced up to the challenges of studying with the same determination that she puts into her own training routines at the gym.
She says: “It was daunting enough returning to education as a mature student, but I thought my dyslexia would hold me back. It hasn’t. The UWS course, and my tutors and lecturers have been brilliantly supportive, and now I love studying.
“My dyslexia hasn’t held me back; if I need it, I’m allowed extra time to complete assessments or exams.
“The course offers a unique mix of practice and theory – looking at everything from sports psychology, to sociology, nutrition and fitness - and all that helps inform and shape my own training regime.