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Will Norman

Widening Participation & Outreach Co-ordinator

Institute of Sports & Exercise Science

Contact Details

email: w.norman@worc.ac.uk

tel: 01905 542088

Will Norman is an experienced schools outreach officer, with a strong track record of delivering fun and engaging events to help learners make informed decisions about their educational futures.  These have previously included residential summer schools in Sports Science, and a series of fun, interactive lectures on Sport.

 

Will is also a double Paralympian, having represented ParalympicsGB in blind football at both the Beijing and London Paralympic Games. With a personal passion for inclusivity and active participation in sport for disabled people, Will works alongside the Institute's academic staff to help deliver workshops and support coach education.

 

Qualifications:

BA (Hons) English Literature - 1st class
MA Critical Theory & Philosophy - distinction

 

Professional Interests

Participation opportunities in disability sport
Access & Inclusion in higher education

 

Publications

Norman, W. (Tuesday 9th October 2012) Has the Paralympic flame sputtered out? The Guardian [Online] Available from: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/oct/09/paralympic-flame-legacy [Accessed 23rd April 2013].

Mycock, D., Norman, W. and Pickering, S. (2012) Blind Futsol: the beautiful, geographical game. Primary Geography No 77. Sheffield: Geographical Association.

 

External Responsibilities

2008 - 2012 GB Paralympic athlete & England blind futsal international
2009-12 Sight Concern Worcestershire board member
2008 - 2011 West Midlands Excellence Hub for gifted & talented learners