I chose Brunel because of the expertise of staff. The course has given me a brilliant grounding in Sport and Exercise Psychology and has opened my eyes to how I can integrate my own passions with academic research and future career options. The sporting opportunities at Brunel were another reason I chose to study here. In order to understand the pressures that the athletes I will be working with face, and to challenge myself, I joined Brunel’s Olympic Weightlifting club. Thanks to amazing coaching and great training facilities, I have become English Champion. For my research project I wanted to combine my new found love of sport with my job as a Yoga Teacher and my volunteer work in mental health, so I am researching the role of sport and exercise in post-traumatic growth and overcoming adversity. I hope to develop holistic mind-body healing programmes, incorporating psychology with sport and yoga.