Archive of Olympics: the student and staff view

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Mary Wykes on brightening up the commute

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Mary Wykes with her mobility team

I work in the Division of Psychology & Language Sciences at UCL. I volunteered during the Olympics as a mobility team member based at the main stadium. I assisted less able spectators from the buggy stops to their seats, which was often quite a distance.

Gill Gregory on the merits of 'high-fiving'

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Gill and Wenlock

I am the PA to UCL’s Vice Provost (Operations) and I volunteered for two weeks at the Eton Dorney Olympics venue.

Daniella Afeltra on having a lakeside view at Eton Dorney

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Daniella Afeltra

Daniella Afeltra, a third year student at the UCL Institute of Archaeology, talks about her exciting role at the London 2012 Olympic Rowing Regatta.

Professor Ian Needleman on the jaws of victory

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Professor Ian Needleman with Olympic Torch

I was fortunate enough to be based in the Athletes Village during the 2012 Olympic Games. 

I led a study, on behalf of a team from the Eastman Dental Institute, to investigate the oral health of elite athletes and the impact of oral health on training and performance. The study was conducted with the London 2012 Polyclinic Dental team, led by Professor Fortune from Bart’s and the London NHS Trust.

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