Olympian Mica Moore has returned to Cardiff Met to study on the University’s
recently introduced MSc
in Sport Broadcasting and Media.
Athletics and Bobsleigh star has
really taken to her course and will continue to benefit from university
athletics facilities at the campus where she graduated in Education, Sport and
Mica, 25, initially made
her name as a
Commonwealth Games sprinter, competing for Wales at Glasgow 2014 before taking
up bobsleigh in 2016. She and bobsleigh team-mate Mica McNeill brought up World Junior Championship gold last January
2017, and after a withdrawal of official funding, crowdfunded
to enable them to go to February’s Winter Olympics in South Korea, where they placed
eighth, becoming the
highest-placed GB female pair at a Winter Olympics.
Although she will miss this
season, Mica Moore but has not ruled out trying to get to Beijing Olympics in
2022 and says: “I'm really enjoying the course so far. I had a few nerves
around returning to education as I have spent a bit of time away from it but
Joe the Programme Director made me feel really comfortable about coming back. I
wouldn't have considered returning to any other university. The incredible
facilities here mean I can focus on my athletics during my time away
from Bobsleigh and as a sporting university I feel a level of
understanding from all the tutors on outside commitments.”
is consistently ranked within the top 20 universities in BUCS (British Universities and
Colleges Sports) and in 2015 relay runner Mica was recognised by
The University’s Athletic Union, which has awarded sporting scholarships for a
number of years to Cardiff Met’s elite athletes.
50 scholars from a variety of courses outside the School of Sport were
recognised and included in the elite programme.
Joe Towns, Programme Director of the Sport Broadcasting and
Media course, said: “To have an Olympian on the course is fantastic and
something we’re really excited about.
“Mica has genuine knowledge of what it takes to make it to
the top of your sport, she also has an abundance of media experience from her
professional sporting career and her amazing achievements to date. Her record
breaking Winter Olympics bobsleigh story was like something from a film…it
really captured the imagination of the British press this year, so as a result
Mica has become incredibly comfortable on camera and that on-screen confidence,
combined with her infectious personality, dedication, and enthusiasm for sport
means she has genuine potential as a sports reporter or presenter.
“She also has a real talent for creating digital content -
she has over 4000 followers on Instagram and Twitter and she regularly posts
really insightful, stylishly made training videos.
“We will now work with Mica to build up her camera
and editing skills, written journalism, hone her news instincts and develop her
knowledge of media law and ethics – which all feature on the course.”
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