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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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Below you'll find answers to the questions we get asked the most.

Unfortunately, due to high demand and a lack of resource to carry out educational tours, the EIS do not facilitate tours of facilities, sites or high performance centres. Due to this, we cannot get back to you regarding individual requests for educational tours.

Due to the specific nature of the EIS’s work, it is not possible for us to accept students on work experience or to facilitate interviews for student projects or courses. The EIS cannot respond to each individual work experience enquiry.

Please be aware that any Studentships will be advertised on the Opportunities section of the EIS website or the EIS Twitter page when available and that due to the volumes of requests we receive, we will not respond to queries not related to an advertised opportunity.

The English Institute of Sport is a wholly owned subsidiary of UK Sport. It has its own independent board, chaired by John Steele, and is a registered company limited by guarantee.

Whilst the EIS is committed to collaboration on best practice within all areas of sport science and medicine we are sadly unable to offer individually tailored medical advice beyond the athletes we work with.

Due to the number of enquiries we receive on this subject, unfortunately we cannot give personalised advice. For insight on working in elite sport and the skills required, please check out the Resources section of this website where you’ll find articles, recipes, useful websites and interviews with our practitioners. The EIS YouTube page also provides regular videos including interviews with athletes and practitioners on the work the EIS does.

Those seeking a career in sport and exercise science may also find the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Careers page helpful or alternatively, head to the ‘Useful Websites’ section of the EIS website.

For all media enquiries please contact a member of the EIS Communications team. Please click here for more contact details.