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The life of an athlete: Is university for me?

Mon Sep 26 14:41:00 BST 2016

Jenny Nesbit

Jenny Nesbit, photography by Mark Shearman

I think the question 'is uni for me?' is individual to each athlete. I personally never thought (even on the day I left for uni) that I would be coming back to sit my second year. But, I am, and I am actually looking forward to it. I live the student-athlete lifestyle, and although to some people on the outside this may seem a bit strange, I can assure you that once you find the balance, you can get so much out of it...

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Jenny Nesbitt is a GB international studying Sport and Social Sciences. Read more from Jenny on her blog at