From concept to print in just seven days!

Front cover of Overtime magazine featuring Albion's Glenn MurrayStudents studying on the Journalism BA(Hons) and Sport Journalism BA(Hons) courses came together to create a 24-page magazine this week.

In just seven days, 109 students from all three years of study created, edited and published the magazine from scratch. They also managed to simultaneously multiply the audience fourteen-fold!

More than 2,500 copies of the magazine, Overtime, is being distributed across all University of Brighton campuses from today. Continue reading

50 Shades of Green Tourism in East Sussex

East Sussex’s Green Tourism is booming, as visitors to the county are increasingly demanding environmentally sustainable experiences, involving unique locations such as the South Downs National Park, locally produced food and drinks and local cultural attractions, such as art galleries, museums and vineyards.

This was the core message of the University of Brighton’s Wish You Were Here event held at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill, on Tuesday 20 March 2018. Continue reading

Field trip for hospitality students

First year International Hospitality Management BA(Hons) students experienced two contrasting areas of the hospitality industry on a recent field trip.

First stop was to Brighton where they met up with hospitality graduate Dave Berry who is the Halls Manager at the university’s Varley Park halls. Dave manages the day to day running of the site which has over 500 student rooms in addition to restaurants, social areas and South Coast Conferences venues. Continue reading

Daniel becomes youngest half marathon winner

Daniel crosses the finish lineUniversity of Brighton student and distance runner Daniel Stidder became the youngest ever athlete to win the Eastbourne Half Marathon.

Daniel who is 19 and a first year Physical Education BA(Hons) student finished the race in an astonishing time of 1 hour 15 minutes and 10 second – an amazing three minutes ahead of his nearest competitor. His time was the fifth fastest time ever recorded at the event.

Daniel competes for the University of Brighton and Brighton Phoenix running clubs and has high hopes to make the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and to win gold on his home turf. Continue reading

Success in the Passion for Hospitality Competition

Three International Hospitality Management BA(Hons) students travelled to London for the Institute of Hospitality‘s Passion for Hospitality Competition.

Ina, Irina and Caroline competed in the HOTS Business Game competition to run a virtual resort hotel. Despite some challenges along the way and some difficult strategic business decision making they beat off fierce competition from other universities to take third place! Continue reading

Guest speaker gives financial insight

First year students on the Sport Business Management BSc(Hons) welcomed Joseph Lowe, an ACCA qualified accountant, to deliver a talk on leisure trust management and community sport.

Student John Hanson reports on the lecture:

“Joseph Lowe came to the University of Brighton to give a presentation to first year students studying the Finance for Sport Management module. Joseph is a qualified accountant who graduated with a politics degree from Warwick University.

“He is an experienced Charity Finance Director and Company Secretary and is currently the Chief Executive of International House Trust. Continue reading

Making the most of the placement year

International Hospitality Management BA(Hons) student Johanna Oehman took the opportunity of a placement year in industry during her course. Johanna is spending her year working at the Royal Air Force Club; a private members’ club open to serving and former serving Officers of the RAF and Allied Air Forces.

Johanna reflects on her placement so far and how she is most definitely making the most of all the opportunities being offered to her: Continue reading

Celebrating International Women’s Day

To mark International Women’s Day in 2018 we are celebrating the achievements of just some of the academics working here at Brighton.

Our Women of Impact web feature demonstrates how our academic staff are achieving great things, working on the complex challenges facing society, educating and inspiring the next generation and making an impact in communities. Continue reading

Value of Sport Conference

As part of the Compact Plus Programme, the University of Brighton held a Value of Sport 6th Form Conference at the Eastbourne campus to highlight the opportunities to pursue sport as a career.

Students from BACA, Ark William Parker Academy and Uxbridge College were welcomed by Mark Hayes, Senior Lecturer, followed by a keynote presentation from University of Brighton Alumna Katy Ritchie who has worked on lottery funded projects such as Back to Netball and is currently developing All Stars Cricket. Continue reading