‘Mr University’ to contest student stereotypes

Posted by er134 at Feb 26, 2014 10:50 AM |
Leicester graduate launches UK’s first student-based fitness competition
‘Mr University’ to contest student stereotypes

© Jason Ellis

Aerospace Engineering graduate David Bissell, 22, is launching the UK’s first ever student-based fitness contest, here in Leicester.

‘Mr University’ will showcase the healthiest student athletes that the UK has to offer, with a hope to challenge the lazy, couch potato stereotype often associated with students.

David started his fitness-based business, Muscle and Athletic Sports Society (MASS) at Leicester with help from the Career Development Service and Enterprise Inc. who encourage students and recent graduates to start and run their business venture with a start-up bursary worth £2,500 and training to develop entrepreneurial and enterprising skills. Ten UK universities and one university in the Unites States now have MASS Societies on campus.

The event at the University of Leicester's Students' Union on Sunday 16 March will begin at 2.00pm. Tickets cost £6 and are available to purchase at the Point in the Students’ Union.

Listen to a podcast of David talking about his career aspirations below: