As high level rugby players, the interns will also engage in sport specific outreach work and represent the University of Ulster Coleraine Rugby Club.
During their time studying at Ulster on a one-year postgraduate course of their choice, successful applicants to the INSPIRE Programme will commit to delivering elements of the Ulster Sports Outreach, SHINE@ULSTER Programme for 8-10 hours per week during term time.
The SHINE@ULSTER Programme provides a wide range of physical activity, sport and health initiatives designed to raise the aspirations of young people at a disadvantage, e.g. team building, sport for LIFE, sporting values, etc.
The programmes are delivered in partnership with external governing bodies, schools and community groups and involve the deployment of well-trained scholar athletes as highly enthusiastic and committed role models.
Training is provided on all programmes and quality assurance checks are carried out on all scholar athletes prior to deployment.