In August, we welcomed 23 Year 12 students from schools and colleges across the South East to our Sport Summer School – part of the University of Brighton’s widening participation outreach programme.
Students got to experience university life for a week with a focus on sport courses. The students stayed in halls, took part in lectures, subject tasters, practical activities in the hall and sport and exercise science labs, as well as going on outings. They were also visited by Lewis Hatchett, ex-Sussex County Cricketer, who talked about his inspirational sporting journey and took part in a street dance session led by Rob Gregg from S3 Studios.
Students were given a group research project to undertake, looking into ‘what the value of sport is’. To support them with the project they had an informative research skills session at the Queenwood Library. On the last day at their graduation ceremony, each group presented their findings to parents and families. Some students were nominated for awards and prizes which included signed Brighton and Hove Albion FC shirts and footballs.
Marina Trowell, Outreach Coordinator said: “We would like to thank everyone involved in making the Sport Summer School such a great event.
“It is so great to see the enthusiasm, support and commitment of our student ambassadors and to see how much they enjoy their university experience and being able to pass that insight and knowledge on to this year’s attendees.”
The sport summer school provides a great opportunity for our current students to work alongside University of Brighton staff and expand their CV. This year students from our Sport and Exercise Science BSc and Physical Education BA with QTS took part.