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Research: Impact of COVID-19 on student-athletes’ lives

  • May 8, 2020

Corona not only has direct consequences for student-athletes’ participation in trainings and competitions, but also beyond their sporting lives, impacting their academic, psychological, psychosocial and financial development. During April, student-athletes of VUB participated in a small research project on the impact of COVID-19 on different life aspects (a selection of preliminary results in the graph above). Based on the results, different initiatives were launched at VUB to support student-athletes in these challenging times. These included, for example, individual counselling, an online workshop on Holistic Goal Setting, and student-athletes sharing stories though our dedicated Instagram page

Currently, in collaboration with Sport Vlaanderen, we are expanding the target group of our research to other Flemish student-athletes. 

For more information on this research project, please contact koen.de.brandt@vub.be