Events by our events students!

As part of their studies International Event Management students host live events in their second year. They develop the event concept, source a venue and artists, market the event and finally deliver the event itself!

Our current students are now at the ticket selling stage and there are four great events coming up this month which we hope you will support:

posterThe Vegan Night
Wednesday 20 March 2019
7pm
La Locanda del Duca, Eastbourne

Enjoy a three-course meal and hear from special guest speaker Poppy Longden from the Eastbourne based vegan store: Oh My Goodness. Tickets cost £23.50 and you’ll be able to choose from a range of starters, mains and desserts.

Find out more on their Facebook page. Tickets can be purchased here.

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Women’s football captain invited to home of FC Barcelona

inside the stadiumThe captain of the University of Brighton women’s football first team trod hallowed sporting ground as she took part in a discussion at FC Barcelona’s legendary Nou Camp stadium.

Dominique Beckett visited Barcelona as part of Santander Universities’ Women in Football scheme, which supports female talent in both their sporting and professional lives.

The Physical Education with QTS student was one of a group of leading footballers from women’s clubs at UK universities who participated in a programme of events, tours and training in the Catalan city. Continue reading

Post 16 Physical Education Conference

Some of trainees in frontof their presentationFollowing their recent visit to East Sussex College, PGCE and School Direct Physical Education students attended a one day conference that addressed the teaching of post-16 accredited PE courses.

During the conference students presented a 20 minute session to their peers with respect to an identified topic from the A-level syllabus. Topics included:

  • The Olympic Games – blessing or curse?
  • Bandura’s model of observational learning theory (observational learning)
  • Violence and deviance in sport; Sport, sponsorship and the media
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Improving our medal chances at the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics

EIS logoA Memorandum of Understanding to signify a statement of intent to collaborate signed between the University of Brighton and the English Institute of Sport (EIS) is providing hands-on benefits for our sport and exercise science students.

The Memorandum of Understanding reflects the on-going support the university’s Environmental Extremes Lab Team are providing the EIS and associated national teams as they prepare for the heat of Tokyo at the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.

Third year Sport and Exercise Science BSc(Hons) dissertation students are currently involved in eight research projects around the themes of acute and chronic heat alleviation which has been identified by the EIS as priority for improving our chances of securing medals in 2020. Continue reading

PE and the Autistic Child

PGCE and School Direct trainee PE teachers took part in a workshop-based seminar that focused on providing inclusive physical education lessons for children with autism.

Tim Brown, Learning Support officer from Heathfield Community School, spoke to trainees about the spectrum of autism and how physical education teachers can incorporate modified equipment and adapt tasks to suit children with a range of different additional learning needs. Continue reading

Sport and Exercise Science students working in the community

Students on our Sport and Exercise Science BSc(Hons) course have been gaining hands-on experience working in the community as part of their course.

Students on the Personal and Professional Development module have helped with the launch of our new exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation programme, The Active Recovery Programme. The programme has been developed by course leader Dr Louisa Beale in collaboration with Freedom Leisure, with funding from the cancer charity Macmillan Cancer Support via Albion in the Community, and an ECHO grant.

The programme aims to help cancer patients lead more active, healthier and happier lives during every stage of their treatment by improving physical fitness, psychological well-being and quality of life, maintaining a healthy weight, managing side effects of cancer treatment and reducing risk factors for cancer, cardiovascular and other diseases. Continue reading

Boosting facilities for students

the new gym facilitiesA new gym, learning space and seminar room have been unveiled at the University’s Eastbourne campus.

The Queenwood Seminar Room and Social Learning Spaces feature state-of-the-art furniture and technology to facilitate student collaboration. Key additions include two edit suit rooms, USB power chargers throughout and fixed and flexible furniture, including coffee tables and collaboration desks.

The Queenwood G30 seminar room has capacity for 54 people. The space is highly flexible and features bespoke desks that can be folded and stacked away. A height-adjustable lectern provides increased flexibility during lectures. Continue reading

Win funding for your idea

competition logoThe Santander University of Brighton Ideas Competition is your chance to make it happen if you have an idea for a new product, service or community project!

There are top prizes of £1500, £1000 and £750 available to win. As well as the cash prizes, the three winners will also receive a free package of support from local entrepreneurs and specialist businesses. There are also three runners-up prizes of £250 and ten highly commended awards of £100.

The competition is open to all students and those who have graduated in the last three years. It aims to reward innovation, and turn great ideas into reality.

The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday 4 March 2019.

For more information: https://www.brighton.ac.uk/careers/start-your-own-business/santander-university-of-brighton-ideas-competition/index.aspx