Getting to know the Longball Game

PGCE and School Direct Physical Education trainee teachers learnt how to teach Danish Longball as part of their continued professional development and subject knowledge enhancement.

Danish Longball is a hybrid of baseball, dodgeball and cricket. It is a striking and fielding game that requires two teams of equal numbers to compete in a shared area in attacking and defending played over a set period of time. Continue reading

Induction Week Outdoor Adventurous Activities

School of Sport and Service Management students took part in two days of outdoor adventurous activities (OAA), as part of their University of Brighton induction week programme.

150 students took part and included those studying physical education, sport studies, sport and business management and physical education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

On the first day students were split into their courses to carry out navigational exercises or work through a series of team building and trust games. These are designed to integrate them into university life and allow them the chance to get to know new and potentially, life-long friends. Continue reading

Introducing Ultimate Frisbee

Trainee physical education teachers were introduced to a new and innovative team game as part of their subject knowledge enhancement.

Ultimate Frisbee is an exciting, non-contact team sport, played by thousands of children all over the world. It mixes the best features of sports such as soccer, basketball, American football and netball into a demanding game.

Many schools now include Ultimate Frisbee in their PE curriculum as an alternative to more traditional competitive team sports which is far more inclusive and has greater appeal to much wider population of pupils. Continue reading

Best rescue of a historic building

An underground skate park set up with help from the University of Brighton has been shortlisted for a national award.

The Source Park, a world class BMX and Skate Park created from the derelict Victorian White Rock swimming baths, under the promenade in Hastings, welcomed its first riders and Skaters in March last year. Continue reading

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning raises £270

Helena and Andreia who are in their final year of their hospitality degree

School of Sport and Service Management students and staff raised over £270 for Macmillan Cancer Research last week.

International Hospitality Management students prepared a range of cakes and cookies for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning held in the Eastbourne campus Hillbrow building and also a full lunch for regular guests in the Culinary Arts Studio.

Thanks go to Helena and Andreia (pictured) Luke, Chris and Imo for their support in raising this magnificent sum of money for such a worthwhile cause.

A target for us to beat next year!

Student speaks at the Royal Geographic Society Annual Conference

In August PhD student Jennifer Holland had the opportunity to attend the Royal Geographic Society Annual Conference in London. The event highlighted the excellent research being carried out at the School of Sport and Service Management in cruise research and risk in tourism.

A session titled ‘Geographies of cruise tourism: Navigating the field(s) of inquiry’, co-convened by Dr Jo-Anne Lester, provided a forum for critical debate on knowledge production, access and empowering marginalized voices, social justice, and creative methods and methodologies including researcher positionality and reflexivity. Continue reading

Trainee PE teachers learn new alternative team game

PGCE and School Direct Physical Education trainee teachers were introduced to a new innovation when they took part in a Rock-it-ball workshop.

The game of VX (previously known as Rock-it-ball) originated in North Yorkshire in 2006. VX is officially a gender-neutral activity and is best described as a hybrid of lacrosse and dodgeball.

The game has recognised singles (three balls), doubles (four balls) and five-a-side (five balls) formats, but player and ball numbers can be changed to suit indoor space and participant numbers. Continue reading

Working with Rick Stein

After graduating with first class honours from our Internationality Hospitality Management BA(Hons) Felicity Hayes headed to Cornwall to work for Rick Stein:

“After living by the sea in Eastbourne for university, I decided that the coast was where I wanted to be.

“I currently work for Rick Stein down in Cornwall in his luxury deli, selling local cheeses, meats and other products to hungry tourists and patriotic locals (who are quick to tell you off if you put cream on a scone before the jam!).  Continue reading