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Inclusive Practice in Physical Education

Trainee PE teachers experienced an inclusive practice workshop run in association with Albion in the Community.

The workshop covered both theoretical and practical aspects of teaching pupils with additional learning needs.  The aim of the day was to give trainee teachers of physical education a greater understanding of more inclusive approaches to teaching physical education.

The day consisted of awareness training related to teaching pupils with hearing impairments, using sign language, and guiding pupils with sight impairments. Read More

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Gildredge House School Team Building Event

Trainee physical education teachers organised a team building event for Gildredge House school as part of their course.

140 Year 7 pupils took part in a series of ice-breaking games, trust games, team building exercises, decision making and problem solving activities throughout the day held on the Eastbourne campus. A pupil-centered teaching approach through the processes of planning, performing and evaluating is used to develop practical knowledge and understanding. Read More

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Hotel of Excellence project

The university’s hospitality, tourism, events and business management students will have the opportunity to take part in an exciting new project as part of their studies.

The Hotel of Excellence Project is a collaboration between the council, the university and the View hotel in Eastbourne. The project will provide opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate students. For this academic year (2019/2020) projects include:

  • working on two events for the View Hotel who will be donating some of the profits to charities that they support
  • working as consultants to deliver a competitor analysis and marketing report for the hotel
  • the opportunity to go on placement with the View Hotel to gain professional hands-on experience.

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Brighton leads firefighters’ health risk research

University of Brighton researchers have been leading the way on a study to see if firefighters are suffering serious health problems from exposure to high levels of harmful chemicals.

For the past year they have been taking blood and urine samples from more than 140 firefighters to determine if there is a link between exposure and incidents among them of diseases including cancer. Read More

The group of PE trainee teachers in the gym

Tchouckball and VX Rockitball

PGCE and School Direct PE students were introduced to a new and innovative non-contact invasion game which is sweeping across the country and gaining popularity amongst pupils in secondary school PE lessons.

Tchouckball is a game that was invented in Switzerland. It is played on an indoor court and is a combination of handball and volleyball. The name comes from the ‘tchouk’ sound of the ball rebounding from a Tchouckball frame. Read More

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Podcast: Catching up with Owen Evans

In the latest podcast we speak to Owen Evans, the Sport Journalism course leader, about the state of journalism today, his professional background and his work at the University.

Owen also discusses the emergence of football website The Athletic – and what it means for sports-focused media – as well as what students can expect from the University’s Sport Journalism degree.

You can listen to the podcast by clicking the ‘play’ button below. Alternatively, most of the interview is transcribed on this page.
You can find the ‘Catching Up with…’ podcast series by searching for ‘University of Brighton’ on Spotify, Apple and many more podcast platforms.

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The students street surfing in one of the Eastbourne campus gyms.

Street surfing

PGCE and School Direct Physical Education trainee teachers were introduced to the new craze sweeping across the UK when they took part in a street surfing workshop as part of the induction programme.

Many young people are physically active out of school engaging in activity on wheels such as mountain biking, BMX biking, skateboarding, in-line skating, street surfing and micro-scootering. Yet very few schools have recognised this as a means to increase pupils activity levels and tend to ignore the potential of introducing these activities into their physical education lessons. Read More

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National backing for sport course

We’re delighted that our sport management course has been endorsed by a national institution.

Sport Management BSc(Hons) has received backing from the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) against the sport and physical activity sector’s professional standards framework.

The professional development body for the UK’s sport and physical activity sector, CIMSPA is “committed to supporting, developing and enabling professionals and organisations to succeed and, as a result, inspire our nation to become more active”. Read More

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Lewis lands Spurs job

A University of Brighton sport journalism graduate has swapped the classroom for the Champions League after landing a full-time job at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.

Lewis Tizard, who graduated from his BA Sport Journalism degree in August with first-class honours, is now working in the media team of the 2019 Champions League finalists.

Lewis spent the 2018/19 season working on the award-winning Premier League Apprenticeship with Brighton and Hove Albion FC (BHAFC), which played a crucial role in securing his new job.

“This is a fantastic achievement for Lewis and thoroughly deserved,” said Owen Evans, BA Sport Journalism course leader. “To go straight from our newsroom into a Champions League is testament to his first class attitude and ability. Read More

The pupils on balance bars in the gym

Football 4 Peace Team Building day for Year 7 Pupils

Pupils from the High Weald Academy in Kent were introduced to the University of Brighton’s pioneering and ground-breaking Football for Peace (F4P) programme as part of a year 7 team building day.

Football 4 Peace coaches worked with 60 year seven pupils and applied the F4P methodology through a series of physical activities aimed to promote values-based teaching and learning such as equity and inclusion, respect, trust, and responsibility. Read More