Louis Smith MBE, who won silver at the Rio Olympics, was at the Rotunda, Birmingham over the weekend to officially launch the new BCU sports and life sciences courses.
Smith, along with a cohort of beaming cheerleaders, was at the Bull Ring to help showcase the education and skills the new courses provide. He took part in a range of sports and health activities, including cycling and testing a prosthetic mechanical arm using thought and muscle twitch technology, even getting the public involved by challenging them to beat his reactions times. Visitors were also graced with cheerleading routines and a flash mob style Bhangra performance.
The Strictly Come Dancing star was also given an exclusive tour of BCU’s new Edgbaston campus. It is the first time BCU is offering degrees and post-grad degrees in Sports Therapy, Physiotherapy, Nutrition Science and Biomedical Engineering. The £4.1million campus also features simulation rooms that allow students to practise on lifelike manikins in mock wards and operating theaters.