Run the Bases Launches Pilot Program in Malta

Run the Bases is a newly formed sport for development organisation that aims to tackle gender inequalities in sport, focusing on the sport of softball.

The organisation was founded by former UCLA Softball Player Tara Henry (USA), Sebastian Cirillo (Italy) and Kelly Smith (UK) who are all recent graduates from the Sport and International Development MA program at University of Brighton. 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!

Students’ month-long fund raising for RNLI

University of Brighton students held a month of events as part of their studies to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute in Eastbourne.

The students, who all study International Event Management, collected more than £800 from a recycled fashion show at the Loft Bar in Eastbourne, an exhibition of art from Cavendish School, The Haven School and Lindfield School, and pirate-themed ball. Continue reading

Easter Challenge Camp for local children

Children from Eastbourne and Brighton primary schools attended the University of Brighton’s Easter Challenge Camp from 10-13 April as part of the university’s Compact Plus and widening participation scheme.

Pupils worked with university students and took part in a range of activities such as Tri-Golf, Ultimate Frisbee, Kinball, parachute games, and other team-related activities. The Challenge Camp curriculum is based on the University of Brighton’s Football 4 Peace methodology and pedagogical principals. Continue reading

Active Hearts Walk

Sport and Fitness (top up) BSc student Bronwyn Elsden, along with two fellow students, Amie Jones (Applied Exercise Physiology MSc)and Sabrina Joshua (Sport and Exercise Science BSc), were awarded a Little ECHO grant to host an inaugural family-friendly walk along Eastbourne seafront, raising awareness of the importance of physical activity for heart-healthy living.

The event was aimed at members of the public as well as participants of the Active Hearts Scheme which Bronwyn, Amie and Sabrina are involved with. The Active Hearts Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme is based at the University of Brighton’s Eastbourne Campus Continue reading

Value of Sports Conference

Katy Richie (left) with Sarah Hogg

On Wednesday 1 March the University of Brighton held its annual Value of Sport Conference at the Eastbourne campus for local college students to highlight the opportunities to pursue sport as a career. The event was organised by Dr Mark Hayes, Senior Lecturer and Admissions Tutor and Outreach Co-ordinator, Marina Trowell. 

Over 50 students attended the event and they received a welcome from Sarah Hogg, the Director of Sport at Brighton followed by a keynote lecture from University of Brighton Alumni Katy Ritchie. Students then participated in a workshop on personal statements and job applications before a buffet lunch in Sprinters restaurant. Continue reading

Boxing for all

The University of Brighton and Eastbourne Boxing Club have joined forces to promote boxing to members of the LGBTQI+ community and to research best practice for the entire country.

Free boxing classes are being offered in Eastbourne over four weeks in May with the aim of encouraging members of the LGBTQI+ community and their friends to join regular club nights.

The event is being funded by the university’s Community University Partnership Programme and is supported by organisations including England Boxing, the university’s Springboard Grants Programme which provides awards to university Students’ Union-recognised societies and university sports clubs and teams, and ‘Love Fighting Hate Violence’, an anti-violence campaign launched by Dr Christopher R. Matthews and Dr Alex Channon, both senior lecturers at the university. Continue reading

Sport Business Masterclass

Second year Sport Business Management BSC(Hons) student James Drummond writes on the recent masterclass he took part in with local schools and colleges.

Albion in the Community (AITC) and the University of Brighton worked in partnership to create a sport business masterclass delivered to pupils from 5 local colleges and schools.

The day was led by AITC curriculum development officer Rob Josephs and senior lecturer at the university Mark Hayes. The morning started off with brief introductions by both hosts regarding who they were and the role they had over the day.

The students were given their task for the day and the background into Brighton and Hove Albion FC (BAHFC) which they would need to use as a base for their task. Continue reading

Trainee PE teachers run orienteering festival

On 7 February 50 pupils from Peacehaven Community School took part in an orienteering festival run by PGCE and School Direct trainee PE teachers at the School of Sport and Service Management in Eastbourne.

The Year 10s learning objectives and outcomes from the event were in line with the GCSE Orienteering assessment criteria; success is judged on how efficiently and safely challenges were overcome in activities such as orienteering, using walking or running, navigational exercises and problem solving. Continue reading