Graduate Kelsey aiming for Commonwealth and Olympic success

Graduate Kelsey aiming for Commonwealth and Olympic success

On the track and in the classroom, Kelsey Stewart has excelled during her time at the University of Aberdeen.

Graduating with a degree in Exercise and Health Sciences, she is now aiming for Commonwealth and Olympic success in her specialist event, the 4x400m relay.

With a trip to Australia as part of Scotland’s Commonwealth Games squad already under her belt, Stonehaven-born Kelsey has established herself as ‘one to watch’ in future.

As a Sports Bursar, Kelsey has benefited from support through the University’s Sports and Exercise Team, and the flexibility to balance training with her studies has been invaluable.

“I have had a fantastic time studying here,” she said. “The School of Medical Science feels like a family with staff who are very accommodating and flexible, ensuring that every student’s experience is a positive one.

“In my case, this was beneficial before going to the Commonwealth Games where I was allowed to sit a couple of assessments beforehand, allowing me to focus on preparing for the event.

“Also, the sports bursary programme in Aberdeen is one of the best in the country and there is a great support network there for when things do not go smoothly.”