Book now for the British Science Festival

Join our Dr Neil Maxwell at this year’s British Science Festival, taking place in Brighton from 5- 9 September, co-hosted by the University of Brighton and University of Sussex.

During this week, Dr Maxwell alongside a number of colleagues from other universities across the UK, will present an eclectic range of projects that showcase and celebrate the latest developments in scientific thinking.

All Festival events are free of charge but have limited places. Visit the official website for the full programme and to book your free tickets.

Graduation ceremony experience for events student

International Event Management BA(Hons) student, Bronwyn Fetteroll, is gaining behind the scenes insight into the University of Brighton summer graduation ceremonies.

Bronwyn, who has just completed the first year of her course, has joined the university’s events team for three weeks to help organise and run the four day event which takes place at the end of July.

Bronwyn’s placement came about after she chatted to the Events Manager when her course went on a field trip to the Brighton Centre where the ceremonies are taking place. Although the role has many administration tasks it is highlighting the ins and outs of planning such a large scale event and will prove invaluable in the future with her ambitions to work in corporate events.

Bronwyn said: “I have enjoyed learning everything on my course so far and have also passed everything. This placement is providing me with a great experience.”

We look forward to welcoming Bronwyn back at graduation in a couple of years’ time when she collects her own degree.

The neglected injury in para sports

Concussion is a badly neglected issue in para sports worldwide, according to a team of experts led by Professor Nick Webborn OBE from the University of Brighton. 

Professor Webborn and international experts, in an editorial published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, are calling on doctors, researchers and leading sports bodies to act now and to “state taking the issue seriously”. Continue reading

Adam’s day at the races

Adam looks at the paddock at Brighton racecourse

Adam Powers was treated to a day at the races for a feature in the Racing Post – but came away somewhat less than enthused.

The Sport Journalism BA(Hons) student enjoyed his visit to Brighton Racecourse and while to sport is among the best attended in Britain, he felt many of his generation would find it a tad too expensive (entrance was £18), and not engaging enough.

He told the Racing Post: “I don’t feel like there’s enough happening during a day of racing, especially when it comes to holding the interest of this millennial generation, it needs more to keep you going. Continue reading

Royal box for Nick

Professor Nick Webborn OBE, the university’s Clinical Professor of Sport and Exercise Medicine, was a guest in the Royal Box at Wimbledon.

Nick, honoured by the Queen for services to Paralympic Sports Medicine and the British Paralympic Association, and his wife Stephanie were in Centre Court on Friday to watch Britain’s Andy Murray and Heather Watson in their third round matches.

He said: “It was a wonderful experience – I felt very honoured.” Continue reading

Selling award for hospitality placement student

International Hospitality Management BA(Hons) student, Lan Jin, has received an award for being Hilton Hotels second highest regional up-seller.

Lan spent her placement at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London near the Tower of London working in their front desk department. She joined the International Hospitality management course following a year at the University of Brighton International College. Continue reading

MasterChef comes to the Eastbourne campus

The MasterChef Challenge as part of the Compact Plus Programme for widening participation has been running at the University of Brighton for five years. The event took place in the Culinary Arts Studio – a great resource for teaching within the university and for activities and events with local schools and the wider community.

From 12 to 16 June, students from five schools (Burgess Hill Academy, Eastbourne Academy, Thomas Bennett Community College, Rye College and Sir Robert Woodard Academy) took part in the challenge which included preparing and cooking a four course meal, with drinks, for judges and participants.

Students were grouped into teams and given instructions and ingredients to produce the dishes whilst being supervised by staff and student ambassadors from our hospitality courses. On each day they were observed by three judges who were University of Brighton staff.

The judges looked for how the students organised themselves to complete the set tasks paying particular attention to food hygiene and safety, team working, knowledge of dishes they were preparing, presentation of their dishes and the taste and flavour of their creation. Continue reading

Careers in Sport experience for local schools

The Field of Sport event which is part of the university’s widening participation Compact Plus Programme took place on 14 June 2017 at the Eastbourne campus.

The event was attended by 119 students from nine schools: Ifield Community College, Patcham High School, Hailsham Community College, Ark Academy Brent, Ark Globe Academy, St Leonards Academy, Rye College, Seaford Head School and Thomas Bennett Community College. The school students heard from sports professionals to gain an insight into a range of sports careers and took part in activities. Continue reading