Game Changers - Sport, Leadership + Volunteering


In light of COVID 19, we have adapted the Game Changers programme for 2019/20. All opportunities will now be virtual, including preparation modules and volunteering opportunities. Sign up is still open and any queries please contact

Game Changers

Game Changers is the University of Bristol's sports leadership and volunteering award. It provides students with training and qualifications to volunteer in sport and physical activity in a range of areas including coaching, officiating and community outreach.

Programme overview

The programme runs in four-week blocks that repeat throughout the year to fit flexibly around student's studies. It is structured as follows:

  • Week 1 - Introduction and information about the programme.
  • Week 2 & 3 - Training modules, including working with disadvantaged groups, events management, coaching qualifications and much more.
  • Week 4 onwards - 10 hours of volunteering.
  • You are changing the game!

More details: Game changers process (PDF, 334kB)


Please see Game Changers volunteering opportunities (PDF, 471kB) for a list of training and volunteering opportunities offered with our partners.  Alternatively, students can complete a formal qualification (e.g. Level 1 Badminton Coaching) in a chosen area which will be partly reimbursed after completing the award.

More information about Coaching Qualifications with Game Changers.

Free to register

It's free to register for the Game Changers programme and you get an exclusive free t-shirt. There may be some costs for the preparation modules in coaching and officiating qualifications, however, these modules are optional.

Bristol PLUS

You can use your Game Changers award towards your 'Intensive skills activity' or 'Work Experience' required for the Bristol PLUS Award, an award offered by the University's Careers Service, which is recognised by many UK employers.

Game Changers impacted my year in the best way possible and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending the programme to anyone who wants more out of their time at university.

Molly O'Brien, Game Changer
(BSc Economics, 2020)
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