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July 26th, 2011

My Graduation and Results

After returning from a family holiday i came home to my results which had been delivered whilst i was away. I knew this was the case after finding out what grades my friends had got whilst away and i have to say there is nothing worse than everyone knowing what they got except you. Even so i was delighted with the 2.1 i recieved and looks like all the hard work put into this year payed off. My graduation was held at the Stadium of Light which i have to say was the perfect venue. I was extremely impressed with the facilities in particular the executive lounges and sports bar. After getting robed i met my friends in the sports bar and then we later went into the stands for the ceremony. I was impressed to find that Lord Coe was attending the ceremony along with Steve Cram and i enjoyed hearing about the rivalry between the two in their athletics days. Ultimately it was a fantastic day but reality sort of hit home at the end that this was in fact the end of an era, one in which i have enjoyed and made many good friends along the way. I think i will stay in contact with some close friends but the chances are many will drift apart as we go our separate ways. One thing is for sure though and that is i will never forget my university experience and will look back with fond memories.

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July 26th, 2011

Lack of Blogging

First of all id like to apologise for the lack of blogging over the past two months i have been in and out of hospital like a yo-yo so it has been the last thing on my mind to do. Saying that there are a few events which have happened since my last post so ill be writing them up over the next few days. Hope you enjoy.

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April 19th, 2011

Practical Assessments in Coaching

So over the last 5 weeks my sports coaching class have been carrying out their practical assessments in the city space at the University coaching sports such as gymnastics, football, basketball and even cheerleading which was interesting considering the majority of the class are males. For one session however a class mate coaches swimming and therefore wanted to do that for his assessment so we went to the Aquatic Centre in Sunderland which i have to say is an impressive facility. It has an Olympic size pool and is located just outside the Stadium of Light. We had a couple of lanes booked out for about half an hour and was coached life saving skills which was interesting. If you haven’t been and want to go swimming somewhere i very much doubt you’ll find a better facility to do so.

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March 14th, 2011

New- The Cooper Rose

What was once Blue Bambu has now been replaced by The Cooper Rose, a wetherspoons bar. At first i was sceptical about the decision to replace Bambu with a Spoons especially after all the good times i have had in Bambu over the years. However it had become a less popular venue more recently so perhaps a change was in need. I have to say The Cooper Rose is better than expected. I have been there twice now for food which on both occasions was good value for money and the refurbishment inside has made the place look more of a modern bar. The bar is named after a famous doctor from Sunderland who discovered some sort of vaccination apparently, so if you was wondering why it was called the Cooper Rose this is why.

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March 14th, 2011

Varsity

I have to congratulate Sunderland University for winning the Varsity Cup last Wednesday. Unfortunately i didn’t participate this year because I’m injured at the minute but i have to say over my last 3 years at Uni participating in Varsity in 1st and 2nd year was probably the best experience at university. The Varsity Cup is when Sunderland University compete against Teesside University in every sport and if you win your competition you gain points for your Uni. At the end of the day there is a big presentation and then an unbelievable night out. The venue for the Varsity Cup alternates each year so in my first year Varsity was carried out at Teesside and then the following year at Sunderland. We lost both these years but i have to say football won both 1st and 2nd year so i was pleased about that. Last Wednesday though Sunderland won the Cup which was well overdue. So well done to those who competed and hopefully we will retain the cup next year in Sunderland.

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February 21st, 2011

Injured :(!!!

During my time at Sunderland University i have played for the mens football team however this year i am unfortunately unable to play. I am currently injured with what can only be descibed as a mystery. I started off playing football back in york for a local team and discovered my calfs were extremely tight and pains were shooting up the front of my legs and my tendons in my wrists and hands were tight causing a loss in range of movement. I have had a number of doctors appointments and blood tests but all came back fine. I also went to a neurologist who ruled out carpel tunnel. The doctor diagnosed me with having compartment syndrome in my legs and tendonitus in my wrists. However she did say something is causing the muscles and tendons to swell up. I have also seen Penny the university physio who works with the british Paralympic and Olympic team. I am booking to carry out an acupuncture session in a few weeks to see if this helps and i am seeing a rheumatologist tomorrow who can hopefully find out what is happening and hopefully fix it because i cant do any sport what so ever at the minute. If anyone happens to read this post who has experienced this before or who might know what could be causing it feel free to comment.

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Student Profile:

  • Name: Danny Lamb
  • Age: 19
  • Studying: BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching
  • Hometown: York
  • Ambitions: To become a P.E teacher or coach in America.

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