Hospitality students selected for Springboard GEMS

A group of second and third year International Hospitality Management students have been selected to join the Springboard GEMS mentoring programme.

The students are matched with mentors who are professionals within the hospitality industry and will provide them with guidance and support in addition to their studies.

The students met at the Royal Air Force Club this week for a networking day to be matched with their mentors. Continue reading

ATHE Annual Conference 2017

On the 7th and 8th December, the School of Sport and Service Management is hosting the 2017 Annual Conference of the Association for Tourism in Higher Education at The View Hotel Eastbourne.

This year’s theme, New Approaches to Tourism Learning in Higher Education, picks up on new approaches in all aspects of curriculum and vocational development, teaching, learning and assessment in Tourism.  As such, this might include students, alumni, industry partners or educational partners in the process. Continue reading

Events and Hospitality Taster Day

If you are thinking of studying events or hospitality with us next year why not come along to our taster day on 2 December? The event takes place from 10am-12.30pm and covers the following courses:

  • International Event Management BA(Hons)
  • International Event Management BA(Hons) top-up degree
  • International Hospitality Management BA(Hons)
  • International Hospitality Management BA(Hons) top-up degree

Find out more and book your place.

First Year students hit the ground running in the CAS

The Culinary Arts Studio is once again open to the public, being run this term by our team of enthusiastic first year hospitality students.

The students have already held afternoon tea events for various groups including the local Women’s Institute and held a very successful event to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Continue reading

HOSPA Conference Scholarship Day

Student Sarah Waddington-Azambuja, who is studying on our International Hospitality Management top-up degree, writes on attending the recent HOSPA conference:

“On Thursday 2 November 2017 I was invited to attend the HOSPA conference via an opportunity given to me in my Financial Issues module, as part of my International Hospitality Management Top Up year at the University of Brighton. My lecturer Helen Atkinson allowed myself, and my classmate to attend and I was the lucky recipient of the scholarship kindly donated by HOSPA to attend both the conference and the gala dinner in the evening. Continue reading


– a complex journey between economic gain socio-cultural preservation

Join us for a free seminar on:

Wednesday 6 December 2017

Dr Claudio Milano, Ostelea School of Hospitality and Tourism, Barcelona, Spain

Professor Marina Novelli, School of Sport and Service Management, University of Brighton

University of Brighton, Room 203, Robert Dodd building, Darley Road, Eastbourne
How to find us

Reserve your free place by emailing Sarah Smith:


Award for hospitality team

A team of academics at the university’s School of Sport and Service Management have won an award that recognise innovation and excellence in hospitality management education.

The award was sponsored by The Council of Hospitality Management Education executive, in association with SHARE Centre and the team received the award for their efforts with the project.   The project is a combined research facilitating archive and interactive teaching tool that can be used to review and analyse trends in menu design, pricing, and food and beverage trends. Continue reading

Guest speaker from Rickshaw Travel

International Hospitality Management BA(Hons) student, Helena Cleary, writes about a recent guest lecture:

“Jennifer Parker, the Meaningful Innovation and Product Team Manager at Rickshaw Travel, visited University of Brighton third year hospitality, events, tourism, physical education and sport business management students as part of the Employability, Enterprise and Innovation module on the 17 October.

“Rickshaw Travel are a friendly UK based travel company who create unique and meaningful travelling experiences. Their trips are based in Asia, Central America and South America. 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!

Working with Rick Stein

After graduating with first class honours from our Internationality Hospitality Management BA(Hons) Felicity Hayes headed to Cornwall to work for Rick Stein:

“After living by the sea in Eastbourne for university, I decided that the coast was where I wanted to be.

“I currently work for Rick Stein down in Cornwall in his luxury deli, selling local cheeses, meats and other products to hungry tourists and patriotic locals (who are quick to tell you off if you put cream on a scone before the jam!).  Continue reading