Leisure, sport and culture

If you want to be the next Olympic gold medallist, work for an arts charity or anything in between then these pages can help you. Leisure, sport and culture are a really important part of our daily lives, we look at it not only for our heath and well-being but also as a measure of our quality of life. With some many careers in this sector whether you are an extrovert, performer with a competitive edge or someone who likes to help others achieve their best then there is bound to be a role for you.

Jumping hurdles to chase the dream

Lauren Thompson loved studying criminology and forensic studies at university, but what really took off was her athletics career…..

The best job in the world

Ever wondered what the best job in the world would be? For Ben Southall from Petersfield, it’s ‘Caretaker of the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef’ in Australia. He beat 35,000 other hopefuls from around the globe to win the ‘Best Job in the World’ competition in 2009.

What was it like? It was one of the best periods of my life….

Life in a girl band

Stooshe’s Alex Buggs studied a marketing degree at the University of Portsmouth, graduating in 2011. She took some time out to tell UP for Uni how her life has changed since being in the band. What’s it like? Lucky for us we don’t really have any disagreements and get on well. We are basically sisters

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