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Louis Bodrozic

BSc Sport and Exercise Science - Graduated June 2021, First Class Honours Degree.

Performance Analyst for Saracens RFC

I graduated from Newcastle in 2021 with a first class degree in Sports and Exercise Science with Placement year. Honestly, coming to Newcastle was a bit of a gamble as I had never visited the city and didn’t attend any open days so had no idea what the course nor the city would be like. My only insight into what studying Sport and Exercise Science at Newcastle would be like was the brief read through of the course synopsis online. Despite my unconventional path of getting to Newcastle, I can firmly say it was by far one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Studying sport and exercise science at Newcastle offers a near complete insight into the world of sport and exercise science with modules providing insight into, exercise physiology, sport psychology, applied biomechanics, strength and conditioning and nutrition. The course also offers the opportunity to complete a placement year or a year studying abroad. I took advantage of this opportunity and completed a placement year working for a professional championship rugby club – this opportunity was extremely useful in helping decide what I wanted to do post university. Despite not being at university for this year there was still ample access to online support via staff and degree material to help my personal growth and development in the working environment. The staff throughout my time at Newcastle were exceptional, always extremely helpful and approachable. I now work as a Performance analyst for Saracens RFC, and although the degree didn’t cover any aspect of analysis within its remit the skills which I learnt and acquired throughout my time studying Sport and Exercise Science at Newcastle have proven to be invaluable.