Lucy holding her award certificate

Lucy Arman

FD Physical Education and Physical Activity
BA (Hons) in Physical Education and Physical Activity

Before coming to Christ Church, Lucy was diagnosed Chiari Malformation, a rare condition with causes the brain to push against the spinal cord, giving rise to severe symptoms.  At this time, she was Kent Cricket’s Girls Captain, but her illness forced her to give up her dreams of pursuing a career in sport in her own right.

Nothing daunted, Lucy decided to invest in youth cricket by becoming a cricket coach. Despite having to break off her studies twice to have major brain surgery, she achieved a distinction in her FD before progressing on to complete a top up BA with first class honours. 

In addition to providing support to other students and prospective students while she was at Christ Church, Lucy has used her entrepreneurial skills outside of the University to establish a girls’ cricket talent identification academy and inspiring young female cricketers as a coach. She was the 2019 winner of Kent Cricket’s Coach of the Year Award and has been nominated by Christ Church for a British Education Award for her outstanding determination and giving to others.