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4 May 2016

Would you like some financial assistance to help you achieve a sporting goal or community event? It’s not too late to apply for The Cestrian Award, but you need to be quick!

Each year, the Alumni Executive Committee offers two awards of up to £500, to current students or staff; individuals or members of a team.

There are two awards available: The Cestrian Sports Award and The Cestrian Community Alumni Award.


Last year, The Cestrian Community Award helped Dr Ceri Nicholas (pictured above), Senior Lecturer in Sports Nutrition at the University, with her goal of representing Great Britain - alongside Honorary graduate Louise Minchin - at the World (Chicago) Age Group Triathlon Championships and the European Championships in Geneva.

Ceri said: “Competing in International triathlon events requires a lot of personal investment – in time, energy and cost – and the Cestrian Award has provided significant financial assistance towards entry fees, accommodation, travel and equipment.

“As an age group triathlete I have been very fortunate to compete against the best athletes in the world of a similar age, whilst also promoting the University of Chester on my tri-suit at the same time!

“From a professional point of view, being a sports participant at this level gives an added dimension to my teaching and research as I am a sports physiologist/nutritionist and am able to apply the theory to practice, and to also put the theory into context to facilitate student understanding and learning. I also hope to continue giving nutritional talks to local sports clubs, and I feel that the achievement and experience of competing in an International event will help to inform and inspire the children and adults within our local community.”

For more information about the two awards available, visit:

If you would like to apply for either of these awards and think you fit the criteria please download and complete an application form.

Please return your application to us by May 27, 2016 to or post it to Alumni and Development Office, Corporate Communications, University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, CH1 4BJ.

For further information about the two awards can be found here:

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