Events and Opportunties

Events and Opportunities

To help club and community organisations return to sport safely, sportscotland have developed the COVID Officer online training module. This is to support the Scottish Governing Body guidance which requires clubs to appoint a named COVID Officer.

The training has been developed by sportscotland in partnership with Scottish Rugby and it will provide COVID Officers with key information and guidance to help them prepare for their new role. Please share the e-learning module (link below) with clubs as they plan their return to sport.

Take a look at the sportscotland website for more details about the role which has been created to oversee public health and safety measures across clubs.

Complete the course here!

Scottish Student Sport are pleased to announce that the next edition of BiteSSSize Best Practice will take place on Tuesday 6th October (16:00 -17:00) and focus specifically on Mental Health: Awareness, Prevention and First Aid.

In Scotland 1 in 4 people will suffer from a mental health problem in their lifetime. While there has been increased understanding of poor mental health in recent years the instances have grown due to the unprecedented conditions we have been living through in 2020. The Coronavirus pandemic has accentuated the scale of the problem, with universities and colleges urged to take on an important role in the wellbeing of students and staff.

The webinar will touch upon a variety of topics including; how to recognise signs of poor mental health, advice on how to support friends, families & teammates, the psychology behind mental health, best practice on preventative measures and what we mean by mental health first aid.

The session will be delivered the following panel, all of whom have a wide range of various knowledge and expertise when it comes to delivering on mental health.


If you're interested, please register here

SSS Leadership Programme

The following document provides an overview of the 2020/21 Leadership Programme, launching in October 2020.



The SSS Leadership Programme is an offering open to all member institutions. The programme provides a platform all delivered over Zoom for student personal development, with a particular emphasis on enhancing leadership and employability skills. Students are encouraged to reflect on experiences, apply new concepts to real-life settings, and network throughout the course of the programme.



A structure for training and personal development is provided via weekly video seminars through Zoom. These ‘Mastermind Sessions’ give student leaders the opportunity to explore lead run for 45 minutes over two five-week blocks as follows:

  • Block 1:  22nd October – 26th November
  • Block 2: 18th January – 18th February



In partnership with Eiger Performance and Foxlake Adventures, the Leadership Programme covers the below content:

Block 1 – Leadership

  1. ‘Leadership with Impact’ / ‘What is leadership?’
  2. ‘Emotional leadership styles’
  3. ‘Collaborative working’
  4. ‘Productivity’

Block 2 – Employability

  1. ‘Making the connection –sport & employability’
  2. ‘Alumni profiles’
  3. ‘Resilience’
  4. ‘CV workshop’
  5. ‘Motivation and growth mindset’

The programme will also support Leaders to complete and maintain key personal development tools.




SSS Leaders should be committed to developing their leadership skills.

We are looking to recruit motivated, ambitious and hardworking individuals who are determined to make a positive impact at their institution/region. The programme is a good fit for students with aspirations to undertake and/or develop a key voluntary role at their institution.

Students should be involved in student sport as a participant or volunteer however, there is no requirement for them to be studying a sports-related course.

Previous graduates of the programme have moved on to part time or full time elected sport roles and professional roles within sports organisations.




SSS are looking to recruit 20 – 25 Leaders from member institutions across the country. If you are aware of a student who may be a good fit for the programme, please e-mail the programme lead – Megan ( - with the following information:

  • Student name
  • Contact e-mail address
  • Brief statement of recommendation (max. 100 words)


SSS will then directly contact successful students with further information. The student must be able to attend the induction day/ first mastermind call on Thursday 22nd October.


Please note the deadline for applications is Monday 19th October 2020.




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