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


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

Simon takes the prize

Seven times Paralympian Wheelchair basketball player Simon Munn took the Disability Sports Personality of the Year Award, sponsored by the University of Brighton, at the 14th Annual Sussex Sports Awards.

Simon trained with Alex Bliss, Strength and Conditioning Coach based at the university’s Welkin Laboratories in Eastbourne. Continue reading

Love Fighting Hate Violence campaign

love-fighting-hate-violenceAn anti violence campaign Love Fighting Hate Violence, has been launched by School of Sport and Service Management lecturers Dr Alex Channon and Dr Christopher R. Matthews.

The campaign aims to raise awareness of the important moral difference between sport-based combat, and violence. It seeks to encourage practitioners and fans to reflect on the distinction, and to encourage various forms of anti-violence action within and through their disciplines.

Find out more about the campaign.

Another successful summer school

University of Brighton’s Sport Summer School saw students from 21 colleges across the country experiencing life as a university student. The free residential school took place in August on the Eastbourne campus.

dsc_6193The annual event offers students an opportunity to participate in a wide variety of lectures and practical activities, enabling them to gain a better understanding of the range of sport courses we offer and help to inform their future choices. University Student Mentors supported the participants throughout the week; leading a range of activities as well as sharing their experiences of getting to university and what student life is really like. Continue reading

Getting Onside for World Peace day

Over 250 local school students and sports coaches from around the globe converged on the University of Brighton in a festival of football to celebrate the International Day of Peace on Wednesday 21 September.

0p6a3709The annual Football 4 Peace (F4P) international training camp brought together pupils from 14 local schools with delegates from Ghana, South Africa, South Korea, Democratic Republic of Conga, Iran, Sudan, Czech Republic and Northern Ireland at the university’s Falmer Campus.

Principal Lecturer and co-founder of F4P, Dr Gary Stidder said: “The primary task of the F4P training event is to provide an opportunity for teachers and coaches from socially divided communities such as in Israel, Northern Ireland, South Korea and South Africa to learn how to use the F4P methodology and curriculum and implement this within their own communities. Continue reading