A four-course dining extravaganza

As part of the University of Brighton’s Outreach Programme we held a Masterchef event in the Culinary Arts Studio on our Eastbourne campus.

The annual event was this year held over seven days and over 80 Year 9 students took part. Students came from Causeway School, Cavendish School, Ifield Community College, Peacehaven Community College, Littlehampton Academy, Ark William Parker Academy and Sir Robert Woodard Academy. Continue reading

Santander award supports volunteering opportunity

Photo of Naz in a white vestInternational Tourism Management student Nazare (Naz) Asvedo Mendes has had a summer volunteering opportunity made possible thanks to the Santander International Experiences Fund.

Santander Universities provides philanthropic funds to help eligible undergraduate students take advantage of opportunities overseas, such as work placements, volunteering or studying abroad. Naz, who is on the second year of her course, was one of 14 students across the university whose application for support was successful. Continue reading

Gender equality award for School of Sport and Service Management

Athena SWANN logoThe School of Sport and Service Management has achieved a Bronze Award from Advance HE’s Athena SWAN Charter in recognition of its commitment to gender equality.

The charter exists to promote equality in representation, progression and success of staff and students in higher education. The School has a long history of providing gender parity with its founder, Fraulein Dorette Wilke, establishing a training school for women and girls in physical education in 1898. Continue reading

Events by our events students!

As part of their studies International Event Management students host live events in their second year. They develop the event concept, source a venue and artists, market the event and finally deliver the event itself!

Our current students are now at the ticket selling stage and there are four great events coming up this month which we hope you will support:

posterThe Vegan Night
Wednesday 20 March 2019
7pm
La Locanda del Duca, Eastbourne

Enjoy a three-course meal and hear from special guest speaker Poppy Longden from the Eastbourne based vegan store: Oh My Goodness. Tickets cost £23.50 and you’ll be able to choose from a range of starters, mains and desserts.

Find out more on their Facebook page. Tickets can be purchased here.

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Marina speaks to the BBC One on overtourism

Professor Marina Novelli, Professor of Tourism and International Development and A smiling Marina in a striped jumperAcademic Lead for the University’s Responsible Futures, appeared on BBC One’s Rip Off Britain programme as expert on the subject of overtourism.

Professor Novelli, who is globally renowned for her research on the impact of tourism, told the BBC: “The problem of overtourism is in need of much attention and research. The problem with tourism is primarily rooted in the lack of innovative planning strategies and sustainable management approaches.

“Much of the success of tourism is measured according to the number of visitors arriving at a destination, rather than the short, medium and long term positive and negative impacts that the sector brings to a destination. The currently widely used tourism growth paradigm does not work anymore. Continue reading

The Spectacle of Fashion

Image of a fashion model from the 1920sSenior Lecturer, Susan Bishop, has an exhibition and talk taking place titled ‘The Spectacle of Fashion at Barkers Department Store 1928-1930‘.

Georgia’s placement year

Georgia standing in front of the St Wilfrid's logoGeorgia Byrne is studying International Event Management BA(Hons) with us and decided to take the optional year in industry after the second year of her course. Georgia is working at St Wilfrid’s Hospice and we caught up with her to find out more about her placement and her course to date:

“I chose to study event management as I love attending events and grew an interest into what goes on behind the scenes and how they are organised. I wanted to learn more about the industry and wanted to understand how events come together and the hours of planning which goes into them.

“I chose the University of Brighton as when I attended my open day, the introduction to the course sounded great with options of different pathways. I also loved the Eastbourne campus, and felt at home straight away because of the close-knit community. Continue reading

Managing the impacts of tourism

The students inside the pavilion in front of their many Christmas treesFirst year International Tourism Management BA(Hons) students recently visited the Royal Pavilion in Brighton to learn about how the attraction manages the impacts caused by visitors to the property. The trip was organized by their Impacts of Tourism module leader Dr Nigel Jarvis.

The students had a 90-minute detailed guided tour led by Nick Kay, Conservation Assistant. Students learnt about the fine balancing act the Pavilion takes as they need to maximize revenue from tourists but at the same time limit the negative effects they cause on the former royal residence of George IV. 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

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