Hospitality and the Berlin wall

Our International Hospitality Management MSc at Brighton has a history going back almost 40 years. Mike Boella, school Fellow and colleague who was instrumental in setting up the programme when we were still a polytechnic, recalls its links with the Berlin wall.

“As I was celebrating 30 years since the Berlin Wall was knocked down I rediscovered an old photo. You can clearly see my name and the name of our University on this part of the Berlin Wall. Read More

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Eastbourne’s first pop-up hotel school

The University of Brighton and Eastbourne’s View Hotel have teamed up to offer young people at school the opportunity to learn more about a career in hospitality.

The collaboration has been brought together by Eastbourne Borough Council, working with the View Hotel, the University of Brighton, East Sussex College Group, Eastbourne Chamber of Commerce and East Sussex County Council to create new opportunities for local people in the hospitality industry.

The pop-up hotel school concept was developed by the University’s Dr Ioannis S. Pantelidis who together with nine final year International Hospitality Management (BA(Hons) students designed training workshops, focusing on hospitality skills in a real life setting and including interactive presentations about a career in hospitality. The event has also been supported by Open Doors, a workplace-based project run by East Sussex County Council. Read More

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A responsible future?

Through Responsible Futures the University of Brighton harnesses change to enhance the delivery of sustainable economic development, improved environments and more inclusive societies.

Responsible Futures research generates new ideas to positively influence policy, practice and behaviours. By bringing together interdisciplinary expertise, we explore opportunities to create more just and environmentally sustainable societies, including research into the circular economy, sustainable tourism, ethical and green business practices, sustainable health and the blue economy. Read More

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Boozing and Cruising

Short cruises have become a favourite choice for boozy breaks by young people, according to one of our University of Brighton tourism experts.

Dr Clare Weeden, tourism and marketing Principal Lecturer at the university Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics, said there has been a noticeable change in passenger behaviour in the last decade, largely caused by operators trying to appeal to younger consumers.

Dr Weeden told Ship Technology magazine: “When I took students on a P&O cruise in 2009, it went from Southampton to Lisbon and back again along the coast of France. We had a fabulous time. They had the formal nights still, not every night, but formal dining. It was what you might expect from a cruise. Read More

Jacob

My University of Brighton study exchange

As part of his hospitality studies at IUBH University of Applied Sciences Jakob Rametsteiner spent a year studying at the university’s Eastbourne campus.

He tells us about himself and his experience:

I am 20 years old and from Austria. I grew up in a small village near the Czech Republic and have from early on enjoyed speaking and listening to English. Through summer jobs in restaurants and retailers, I discovered my passion for the hospitality industry. That is why after my A-Levels (or rather the Austrian equivalent – “Matura”) I decided to study Hospitality Management. Read More

Professor Marina Novelli

Advancing gender equality in tourism

Major progress has been made advancing gender equality globally, but women and girls continue to face precarious employment in many economic sectors, particularly tourism, according to a University of Brighton expert.

Professor Marina Novelli will be speaking and moderating an expert panel on the issue at the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) 1st Regional Congress on ‘Women Empowerment in the Tourism Sector – Focus on Africa’ in Ghana’s capital Accra between 25 and 27 November.

Marina Novelli, Professor of Tourism and International Development and Academic lead for the University’s Responsible Futures research and enterprise agenda, was invited by UNWTO to contribute to “this groundbreaking event, as a leading academic in the field of tourism for sustainable development in Africa”. Read More

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Hotel of Excellence project

The university’s hospitality, tourism, events and business management students will have the opportunity to take part in an exciting new project as part of their studies.

The Hotel of Excellence Project is a collaboration between the council, the university and the View hotel in Eastbourne. The project will provide opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate students. For this academic year (2019/2020) projects include:

  • working on two events for the View Hotel who will be donating some of the profits to charities that they support
  • working as consultants to deliver a competitor analysis and marketing report for the hotel
  • the opportunity to go on placement with the View Hotel to gain professional hands-on experience.

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Mentoring opportunities

“Mentoring is a one-to-one, non-judgemental relationship in which an individual voluntarily gives time to support and encourage another. This relationship is typically developed at a time of transition in the mentee’s life and lasts for a period of time”

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The SU officer team

Meet the Brighton SU officer team

BSU President Calvin Jude Jansz, Vice President Activities Suzie Douglas and Vice President Education Ramy Badrie discuss their priorities and look ahead to graduation. They also talk about why they decided to campaign in the first place, their backgrounds and what it’s like studying at the University. Sadly Onyinye Okonkwo​, Vice President Welfare, was unable to make the recording.

This podcast is also available on most podcast apps, such as Spotify​ and iTunes, or search ‘University of Brighton’ in your preferred app.

Alternatively, most of the podcast is transcribed below.

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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. Read More

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