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Cardiff Met Sports Star Goes Back to School to Train to Feature on the Other Side of the Camera

​14 November 2018

 

Winter Olympian Mica Moore has returned to Cardiff Met to study on the University’s recently introduced MSc in Sport Broadcasting and Media.

The 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 Physical Activity.

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.”

Cardiff Met 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.

Over 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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