DMU students receive prestigious sports scholarship

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) awarded 15 students a prestigious sports scholarship worth up to £ 6,000 for the 2021/22 academic year.

Scholarships have been awarded to undergraduate and postgraduate students, who compete at a high representative level, including MSC Sports Management students and professional short track speed skater Farrell Treacy, who is currently training for a spot on the GB team for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Chuks Osammor, one of the new cohort of DMU Sports Scholars

DMU is dedicated to providing students with unique, high quality education and programs to meet the needs of each individual. All DMU Sports Fellows are encouraged to excel and reach their full potential in their sport and university studies.

Through this program, academics have access to a bespoke strength and conditioning program, educational workshops, nutritional and psychological support, a successful lifestyle and a Gold membership in the QEII Leisure Center.

Each scholarship recipient receives up to £ 6,000 in financial support, including a cash scholarship of up to £ 4,000 and up to £ 2,000 in-kind funding that can be used for sport-specific costs.

Emma O’Flaherty, Head of Sport Development for DMUsport, said: “We are really excited to announce the DMU Sport Fellows for 2021/22.

“The DMU Sport scholarship program is currently in its sixth year and we are continually impressed with the talent we have at the university. This year is no different and we are very happy to support an eclectic group of academics who balance their studies and excel at their sport.

The 15 sports academics are:


Josh Seybert, MSc in Energy and Sustainable Building Design


Chuks Osammor (Discus), Accounting and finance

Liisa-Maria Truupold (Long jump), Marketing


Gabe Lazarre, Global MBA

Nygilia McClain, Institute of Creative Technologies PhD


Miriam Jessett, Product Design


Harry Palmer, Ma / Msc in innovation in design

Football and futsal

Annie Taylor, PhD in Biomedical Sciences

Sam Nalletamby (Futsal), Media Production


Gunther Mur Hartmann, International Relations with Politics

Short track speed skating

Farrell Treacy, MSc in Business Management in Sport


Barclay Izzard, Motorsport Engineering

Elizabeth Stewart, Psychology with Criminology


Jessica Roj, Business and Management

Kostas Siskou, Accounting and finance

Miriam Jessett, third year product design student, said: “The DMU Sports scholarship program has helped me pursue my athletic and academic goals simultaneously.

The support they provide is invaluable, especially the strength and conditioning coaching from Russ. It helped me not to injure myself during the competitive season and to get stronger on the bike.

The workshops gave me a new perspective on what it is to be a student athlete and how to be the best that I can be.

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Barclay Izzard competing in a triathlon

Barclay Izzard, who is currently training for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, said: “I am really happy and grateful to have received a scholarship for this upcoming triathlon season. This will allow me to travel to a wide variety of countries for races, in order to obtain crucial points for the 2024 Olympic Games.

“With the Commonwealth Games being a priority in 2022, it will help me get the best equipment and the best resources to be in the best possible shape for the season. ”

For more information on DMU Sports Scholarships, visit our website or contact DMUsport.

Posted on Monday, November 15, 2021

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