As the Olympics kick off… a great example of how technology has enabled continuation of a degree whilst preparing for competing at the highest level of sports:

The law department arranged for Ms Twigg to take all her seminars and tutorials on a Friday while she trained at the Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre during the rest of the week.

She was also able to select coursework options that most closely fitted her commitments and catch up on missed lectures via podcasts.

Apart from a tricky two months in May and June (which included both her selection as the youngest member of the Olympic hockey squad and her final exams), the situation “worked perfectly”, said Ms Twigg, who achieved a 2:1.

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