University awarded Founding Partner status of UKAD’s Clean Sport Higher Education Partnership

The University is one of 15 institutions awarded Founding Partner status due to their engagement with the previous accreditation scheme, or through their on-going involvement and commitment to actively promoting clean sport.

The Partnership, launched by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD), is free to join and utilises a regional structure to collaborate, challenge and share best practice among institutions within the UK. The aim of the Partnership is to support the Higher Education sector to further develop the culture of clean sport.

Promoting clean sport gives individuals the confidence in their rights and responsibilities, protects health and wellbeing, and challenges us all to play our part in protecting the integrity of sport through clear promotions and accessible reporting mechanisms."

"We are honoured to hold Partner Status and look forward to contributing to our regional and wider network of universities promoting clean sport to their members.

Katrina BassPerformance Sport Coordinator, University of Edinburgh

Designed to offer something for all institutions, the Clean Sport Higher Education Partnership covers Sports Development, Performance, Academic and Research, and will look to equip elite and recreational university student athletes with clean sport knowledge, as well as targeting students (linked to key Athlete Support Personnel) through their formal degree programmes. Utilising regional and home nation networks to collaborate and share best practice, institutions will also be able to access a variety of tailored CPD opportunities, funded Educator courses and a range of digital assets, which UKAD will look to enhance and grow over time.

It is fantastic to see the engagement we have already at this early stage of the Partnership, with so many institutions signing-up to become Partners.

This is testament to the hard work and commitment from all of the parties involved to date. The Partnership will integrate clean sport within higher education, helping young athletes understand their anti-doping responsibilities, and helping students who will graduate and go on to work in sport as athlete support personnel, feel confident in their abilities to support athletes.

Paul MossHead of Education, UK Anti-Doping

The Clean Sport Higher Education Partnership will encourage institutions of all sizes and specialities to join across the Higher Education sector, with each institution able to collaborate and share best practice.

Related links

Performance Sport at The University of Edinburgh

UKAD Clean Sport Higher Education Partnership website (external)