As part of the guest lecture series Dr Jamie Pringle from the English Institute of Sport come down to visit us today to talk to our third year HESS students studying on the Sport Science Support Unit. Dr Pringle is one of the physiologists responsible for organising and undertaking the support for a selection of the athletes that went to Beijing in 2008 and also athletes who are anticipating to compete at the 2012 Olympic games. Dr Pringle spent time talking about his role and in particular the concept of precision, prioritisation and parallel thinking when dealing with athletes and sport science support. He went on to discuss how the students must build their CV and how this is perceived as the most important factor when working in elite sport (something we stress to our students on a weekly basis and provide opportunities for their CV building which is our unique selling point as a course). Dr Pringle finished his session with a Q&A session with the students offering a variety of questions about the many aspects of his role as well as employment advice.