Bobbie’s uplifting university experience

Bobbie was already passionate about powerlifting before starting her BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning. Having represented Team GB in Lithuania, she’s now studying for a master’s. Read on to find out how the student lecturer relationships, has enhanced her overall experience.

Bobbie Butters is studying Strength and Conditioning, MSc (Hons)
Bobbie Butters is studying Strength and Conditioning, MSc (Hons)

Representing Team GB in 2018, MSc Strength and Conditioning student Bobbie Butters won three medals at the European Open, Sub-Junior and Junior Classic Powerlifting Championships.

Not only that, her two silver and a bronze medal secured number three position in Europe and number two in Britain.

Bobbie was able to combine her passion for powerlifting with her BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning course here, graduating in 2017. She’s been able to pursue the sport to a high-standard and wants to compete at international level. Now studying for a master’s, she says there were a number of reasons why she choice this University to study, as she explains:

“We’ve some great facilities, open to all students, including the Sport Arena’s Eleiko kit. And the student lecturer relationship here is fantastic, it really enhances the overall student experience. The quality of the course and the modules also stood out too, compared to other science-based courses.

“Right from the start, at the Open Day, when I met course tutor Chris Edmundson, he was very enthusiastic about the course, and the University and that was a big thing for me. Since then I’ve had lots of support from my lecturers with my degree and powerlifting,” adds Bobbie.

As to what’s next Bobbie says she’s looking forward to representing the country on an international stage and doing what she loves to do, lifting heavy weights.

Bobbie is also starting an online business with her partner, helping to coach multiple strength athletes, working closely with the University’s Physiotherapy Clinic.