Expression of Interest to become a BASES Outreach Hub 2024

23rd April 2024

In 2023, BASES recruited 10 outreach hubs across the UK as a pilot project to launch a poster competition aimed at engaging students aged between 14 and 19 years, who are studying sport and exercise science related subjects in high school and colleges. This was successfully delivered by the 10 hubs to over 20 schools and 1,000 students. BASES is now looking to recruit more institutions around the UK to act as outreach hubs (OH) in 2024-25.

Each OH will recruit local schools (geographical area) to take part in one-day workshops at the OH. The workshops can be tailored to the expertise at the OH but will look to enrich the learning and understanding of sport and exercise science in relation to the students’ studies. The workshops will include interactive activities and will support the students to explore each topic so that they can go on to produce an informative poster on a topic related to their studies.

Following the OH visit, the students will continue to work on their information poster at school and will submit them to the OH by a given date. Based on guidance from the BASES Outreach Project Team, the OH will judge the posters from the schools to select a winning poster. Each OH winning poster is then submitted to the BASES Outreach Project Team who will judge the posters and select a national winner. The national winning school will win a prize that will include a visit from high profile athlete/coach and the winning poster will be presented at the BASES student conference. BASES envisages that each OH can run this competition alongside their ongoing outreach provision.

We also have other opportunities for OH to be involved in that include:

  • Outreach at BASES conference
  • BASES public webinars
  • BASES pilot Academy Premier League Visits

What institution can be an OH?

  • Institutions with a BASES endorsed programme and/or laboratory.
  • Individuals who have BASES accreditation and/or are BASES Fellows but based at an institution without a BASES endorsed programme CAN also apply.

If you would like your institution to be an OH for this project, please complete the Expression of Interest form by 30 May 2024.

Please send the completed form to

To discuss the opportunity further, please contact the Chair of the BASES Outreach Project Team, Prof. John Dickinson FBASES (


BASES stands for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.

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