Edinburgh welcomes new and returning performance athletes

The annual University of Edinburgh Sport Stars lunch welcoming new and returning athletes to the 2023 performance programme took place on Wednesday 13th September.

Bringing together performance athletes, performance coaches, support staff from University Sport & Exercise and Edinburgh University Sports Union as well as guests from the University and partner National Governing Bodies the lunch celebrates the achievements of the past year of our student athletes, whilst also looking forward to another fantastic year of sport ahead including the Paris 2024 Olympics.

Students mingling at the Sports Stars Lunch

The highlight of the event was an inspirational presentation by 3 time British Champion Swimmer Kara Hanlon. Kara who has been a student at the University of Edinburgh since 2015, studying a Sport Science at Undergraduate level and then Sport Policy, Management & International Development MSc provided a fantastic overview of her experience as performance athlete, competing at the very highest level, while continuing to succeed in her academic studies.

Kara Hanlon presenting at Sports Stars Lunch

The event ended with the traditional start of year performance photo.

Group photo at Sport Stars Lunch

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