Claire Sanders


Work Based Learning Co-ordinator

School of Sport and Exercise Science

Professional and Technical Support Staff

Contact Details

tel: 01905 542996

Claire’s background is in business having run her own business for 17 years before deciding to follow her passion of teaching and coaching. Claire has coached netball alongside her career and has played an active part at her children’s school as chair of the PTA and as a governor. She started university as a mature student to study Sports Coaching and Physical Education where she has recently graduated with a first class honours degree. During her final year, Claire led the outreach activity for the School of Sport and Exercise Science and mentored the Student Recruitment Ambassadors, a role she enjoyed. Helping students has become her passion, her Independent Study focused on supporting students in their transition into Higher Education, an area she feels can shape a student’s experience. Recently, Claire has pulled her passion for netball and supporting students together by leading the Netball Programme at the University alongside her Work Based Learning Coordinator role. In this role, she is excited about forming partnerships with new and current placement providers and ensuring the student experience on placement is positive by using her knowledge and experience from her own business background.


  • First Class honours degree in Sports Coaching and Physical Education (2019)
  • HND in Sports Coaching and Physical Education (2017)
  • Level 3 Paediatric First Aid
  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Level 2 UKCC Netball Coaching
  • Working towards C Umpiring qualification
  • Various coaching qualifications

Scope of Role at University

Internal Responsibilities

  • Open Day lead for School of Sport and Exercise Science
  • Severn Stars assistant

External Responsibilities

  • Head coach for Worcester Netball U19 Regional Squad
  • Assistant coach for Kings NOVA Severn Stars Academy
  • Team manager for Severn Stars U17s
  • School governor
  • Member of various committees