University of Brighton peace initiative commended in national campaign

A worldwide peace-promoting football programme established by the University of Brighton has been recognised in a national campaign launched by Universities UK.

The Football 4 Peace International scheme, set up in 2001, features in the ‘UK’s Best Breakthroughs’ list, part of the new ‘MadeAtUni’ campaign that celebrates the impact universities have on the wider community.

The list of 100 highlights ground-breaking projects and research which have transformed lives. Universities UK is the representative organisation for all UK universities. Continue reading

Run for the homeless

the group on their run

School of Sport and Service Management and Health Science students joined Eastbourne Boxing Club in a run for the homeless organised by the university’s boxing team.

The event took place at the beginning of December to distribute items to help Eastbourne’s homeless through the cold winter. Donations were received from staff and students, the University of Brighton boxing team and members of Eastbourne Boxing Club.

As the name suggests they group ran through the streets of Eastbourne to hand out the items which included clothing, torches, washing products and food. Continue reading

Harley-Davidson and Identity visit

The students listening to the speakersStudents from the School of Sport and Service Management and the Brighton Business School (based on the Brighton Moulescoomb campus) were visited by Harley-Davidson, including motorbikes, and Identity group.

The afternoon provided an opportunity to meet key figures from both organisations and gain an insight into the importance of events for high-profile brands. Identity is one of the UK’s top event agencies and has clients that include Goole, Warner Bros, Apple, Euro-Tunnel and, of course, Harley-Davidson. Continue reading

University wins top journalism award for Albion partnership

Lewis Tizard, Harry Williams and Matthew Cooper

The University of Brighton’s Sport Journalism course’s partnership with Brighton and Hove Albion FC has won a prestigious journalism prize.

The Premier League Apprenticeship scheme scooped the Innovation of the Year award at the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) 2018 Awards for Excellence.

Launched at the start of the 2017-18 season, the Apprenticeship with Albion sees six final-year Sport Journalism students employed as match-day assistants at the club. Students have interviewed high-profile football managers such as Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho. Continue reading

Hospitality graduate catch up

a smiling photo of HelenaHelena Cleary graduated from our International Hospitality Management BA(Hons) in July this year and during her course she took up the opportunity we offer to be mentored by an industry professional under the Hospitality Undergraduate Mentoring Scheme. We caught up with her to see how the scheme helped her after graduation:

“I secured a job just before graduation as Human Resources Coordinator at the Devonshire Club. It was my mentor, Judy, who initially put the HR Director of the Club in touch with me. Continue reading

Sky Sports field trip

Sport Journalism third-year students heard about how women’s sport can be covered more responsibly as they visited Sky Sports on a field trip.

sky sports red and blue logoAnna Allerton, producer of the Sports Women programme, talked about the challenges of ensuring women’s sport is treated equally to men’s sport in the organisation’s editorial coverage.

Students heard from various industry professionals during their visit to Sky’s HQ in Osterley, West London. Continue reading

Glowing Ofsted report for our teacher training courses

Ofsted Outstanding logoThe University of Brighton’s established strength in teacher training has been acknowledged in an extremely positive Ofsted report.

Our Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Partnership received ratings of ‘outstanding’ for its Early Years, Primary and Secondary Courses and ‘good’ in Further Education and Training.

This makes the University of Brighton the only university in Sussex and Kent rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted for Early Years, Primary and Secondary Initial Teacher Training. Continue reading

Hastings Storytelling Festival success!

one of the eventsSenior lecturer Jayne Luscombe and lecturer Mandy Curtis have produced another successful Hastings Storytelling Festival through their production company, 18 hours.

The festival ran from 5-11 November with 24 individual events ranging from an arts-filled midnight walk to an afternoon with Axel Scheffler an author and the illustrator of The Grufallo. Thousands attended and you can view the 2018 programme on the website. Continue reading

Graduate Assessment Centre with Capgemini

Undergraduate and postgraduate students from our tourism, hospitality, retail, sport development and sport studies courses were invited to take part in a mock graduate assessment provided by Capgemini.

Christina Hokland and  Daza Roxana Garcia, who are on our Tourism and International Development MSc, report on the day:

the students listening intently to a presentationWe had the opportunity to meet three members of Capgemini´s team who, with staff at the University, helped us go through a mock assessment. During the session we worked in teams and also did an interview to learn more about our strengths and weaknesses.

In our first activity we got to test our ability in teamwork and how well we work as a group. We had to design a mobile app and had to follow instructions from the organisation. Continue reading

The Hand that rocks the cradle

the students with their 'cradles'Introducing pop Lacrosse and VX Rock it ball

Trainee teachers of physical education were introduced to the concept of ‘cradle’ games during a university-based training session. Pop Lacrosse and VX Rockitball were two examples of cradle games where the object is to manipulate a stick and cradle to receive and send a ball quickly or to shoot at a target. Trainees were able to apply the STEP model (space, task, equipment and people) in order to ensure an inclusive approach to pedagogy. Continue reading