Cardiff Met student celebrates top accolade at national conference


​Samantha Eden with her winning poster.

A Cardiff Met School of Sport student has scooped a top award at the recent British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) student conference.

Samantha Eden, a final year BSc Sport and Exercise Science student, won the award for the best undergraduate poster presentation beating off intense competition from over 100 other undergraduates from across the UK.

Sam, who was supervised by Dr David Wasley, created the poster titled 'Predicting Psychological Distress of Informal Carers of Individuals with Major Depression or Bipolar Disorder' and considered the important topic of exercise and health that was a theme of the conference across all disciplines.

Sam, who hails from Eastleigh in Hampshire, was rewarded with the prize of a heart rate monitor sponsored by Cranlea.

BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK and applies scientific principles to the promotion, maintenance and enhancement of sport and exercise related behaviours. The recent student conference was held at Liverpool John Moores University.

Speaking about her accolade, Sam said:

"I was absolutely delighted for my poster to be recognised at such an important national conference and would like to thank the staff at Cardiff Met for all their support.

Sport and Exercise Science Programme Director, Dr Rich Neil, added:

"This is fantastic recognition for Sam and the work she has undertaken throughout her time at Cardiff Met. I would now like to wish her all the very best for her final exams and in her career after she graduates this summer."