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

Local schools attend alternative physical education day

One hundred and fifty pupils from nine schools across East and West Sussex attended an alternative physical education day as part of the university’s widening participation programme, Compact Plus. The event took place at the School of Sport and Service Management, on the university’s Eastbourne campus, on 2 February.

Pupils worked with PGCE and School Direct trainee teachers of physical education and experienced five alternative physical activities throughout the day. They included:

  • alternative team games that depart from or challenge traditional norms and are considered to be non-traditional in a UK context such as Kin-ball and ultimate frisbee
  • artistic and aesethic activities that are creative and involve a combination of movements that require precision, fluency and control such as cheerleading
  • athletic and aerobic activities that require physical skill, agility and stamina such as street surfing – the PE teachers secret weapon!
  • adventurous activities that require precise problem solving and decision making skills such as team building exercises and trust games

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Brighton schools attend the Careers in Sport conference

Brighton secondary pupils visited the School of Sport Service Management in Eastbourne to hear from leading experts on developing a career in sport.

The year 10 pupils are all currently studying GCSE Physical Education and attended presentations from university staff. Continue reading

RAISING THE STAKES ON ALTITUDE SICKNESS

Para Monte, a charity set up in memory of Adam Savory who died from altitude sickness in 2012, has made a £10,000 donation to the University to help support our work into the causes and effects of this dangerous condition and to educate and raise awareness of its impact.

Adam was a fit and healthy 25-year old who on a trip to Peru lost his life to altitude sickness which developed following a 15-hour bus trip to the city of Cusco (you can read his story here). Continue reading