Student champions of London 2012

Coca‑Cola and NUS encourage students to become part of the London 2012 legacy

We're using our involvement in the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games to shine a light on the British youth of today. Our Future Flames campaign gives inspiring young people, including students across the UK, the once in a lifetime chance to carry the Olympic Flame in the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay - but our opportunities for students don't end there.

We have developed a partnership with the National Union of Students (NUS) to get at least 20,000 British students involved across different parts of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The 'Be a Champion' project highlights opportunities where students can get involved - whether their interests lie in sports, culture, volunteering or sustainability.

Did you know? Over 100 students' unions across the UK will appoint Student Ambassadors to encourage their peers to play a part in London 2012

Ben Brown, a London 2012 Student Ambassador, says: "It was such an honour to have been selected for the 'Be A Champion' programme for NUS and Coca‑Cola. Since becoming a London 2012 Student Ambassador I have met some incredibly inspiring people and the opportunities that have followed have been fantastic. Becoming an ambassador has meant that I now truly feel a part of London 2012 and it has given me a podium from which to try to inspire other students to make the most of this once in a lifetime opportunity."

Southampton Solent President Dan Prendergast comments "Solent SU are really excited about the Be A Champion project[…] It will be a really great opportunity to celebrate London 2012 with our students as well as provide a platform for us to publically recognise some of the great work our 'Solent Future Flame' nominees have been doing over the past months and years."

Know a student who could Be a Champion?

  • Visit the 'Be a Champion' website to discover all the ways students can make the most of the London 2012 opportunity.

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