The Performance Orienteering Programme at the University offers professional coaching, strength & conditioning, physiotherapy, sport psychology and performance lifestyle support, weekly training sessions and international training camps in a high performance orienteering environment. The programme is aimed at athletes seeking international selection at the International Orienteering Federation (IOF) level (e.g. Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC), World Orienteering Championships (WOC), etc.), with home nation representation expected as a minimum standard.
Any athletes applying to the University of Edinburgh for 2022 entry who wish to be considered for the Performance Orienteering Programme should contact Head Coach Mark Nixon (email@example.com) to express their interest. For athletes who meet the performance criteria, their application will be flagged as an ‘elite athlete’ which scores them additional points in the admissions process. The UCAS deadline for medicine and veterinary medicine is 15 October, so applicants for these courses are encouraged to make contact as soon as possible. For the majority of courses the UCAS deadline is 26 January 2022, however you are encouraged to make contact as soon as you start your application process.