School of Sport and Service Management

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University of Brighton partners with Nike

The university’s sport teams and staff will be kitted out by the famous swoosh after signing a four-year contract with the prestigious sports brand. The deal is just the second in the UK between a university and Nike Team Sports, and includes bespoke kit for all teams, a comprehensive online sport and leisurewear range and…

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Podcast: Racism and English football

Dr Daniel Burdsey discusses his new book on racism in English football and the problems the game faces. Listen via Apple Podcasts, Spotify or find your preferred podcast platform. Or watch the interview on the film below. Find out more about Dr Burdsey’s book, Racism and English Football: For Club and Country. Most of the podcast is transcribed below:…

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Learning the ‘A List’

PGCE and School Direct physical education trainee teachers completed their university-based induction having learnt how to teach physical education through what course leader Dr Gary Stidder has termed ‘The A list’ of physical education. Dr Stidder explained that: “Whilst trainees learn the pedagogy and teaching of conventional and traditional team games such as football, basketball,…

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MA student wins at BJTC awards

Congratulations to Joe Harbert, Sport Journalism MA student, on winning the Best Online News Site award at the 2020 Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) awards. Joe won the award for his work on grassroots football in Kent while studying on his undergraduate degree at Canterbury Christ Church University. You can view Joe’s award-winning work on…

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Decolonising the Physical Education Curriculum

PGCE and School Direct trainee physical education teachers recently experienced a range of team games that aimed to directly address the decolonisation of the British physical education curriculum. They worked remotely in student support study groups to design teaching and learning resources and then put the application of theory into practice on campus. The purpose…

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Black Lives Matter

Our physical education trainee teachers marked Black History Month by acknowledging the Black Lives Matter campaign. Through a series of values-based practical activities, the University of Brighton’s pioneering and ground-breaking Football 4 Peace International curriculum and methodology was applied in order to emphasise how physical education lessons can be used to teach the values of…

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Webinar with David Timms from Chelsea Football Club

Our careers service is running a series of weekly webinars aimed at students and recent graduates. On Wednesday 21 October at 10am the webinar features David Timms who is Senior Business Development Manager at Chelsea Football Club. David Timms is a University of Brighton Graduate, from our Business Studies with Marketing course. Come along to…

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Time for action on vitamin D

A study by the University of Brighton and Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) has found that more needs to be done to prevent vitamin D deficiency in care home residents, as the public is reminded to take the supplement this winter. The article for the British Medical Journal (BMJ) Nutrition, Prevention & Health, written…

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Apply now for you PGCE

Applications to start your postgraduate Dance or Physical Education teacher training next September open today – Monday 12 October – on UCAS Teacher Training. We also offer routes to becoming an early years, primary and further education teacher plus a range of other subjects at secondary level. We were rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in our…

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Street surfing and Kinball

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…

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