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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…

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Values-based teaching and learning in Physical Education

The university’s PGCE and School Direct trainee physical education teachers were introduced to values-based teaching and learning as part of their university-based studies. The students worked with 70 year seven pupils from Hayesbrook School in Kent and applied the Football for Peace (F4P) methodology through a series of physical activities aimed to promote values such…

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F4P International Festival

Over 100 children from secondary schools around Sussex took part in the Football 4 Peace annual festival which took place last month. The festival was the culmination and finale of a week’s long training camp for potential recruits to the programme. The University’s Football 4 Peace (F4P) programme, which has operated in Israel, Palestine, Northern…

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A Brighton peace programme could tackle football racism

The University of Brighton’s groundbreaking peace-through-football initiative should be adopted by football’s governing bodies to tackle the kind of “appalling” racism witnessed in the Bulgaria-England UEFA EURO qualifier. That’s the view of Dr Gary Stidder, Principal Lecturer  and Co-Founder and Deputy Director of Football 4 Peace which aims to help resolve conflict between communities through…

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Football 4 Peace Team Building day for Year 7 Pupils

Pupils from the High Weald Academy in Kent were introduced to the University of Brighton’s pioneering and ground-breaking Football for Peace (F4P) programme as part of a year 7 team building day. Football 4 Peace coaches worked with 60 year seven pupils and applied the F4P methodology through a series of physical activities aimed to…

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Rugby 4 Peace in Colombia

A new collaboration is emerging with Barbarian Rugby Football Club in Bogota, Colombia, which has been using the University of Brighton’s Rugby for Peace curriculum and methodology to bring its community together. A group visited the programme and began formalising relationships in June 2018 and this July Dr Gary Stidder and Dr Tom Carter from…

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Awareness raising tournament success

Over 90 students from the University of Brighton’s Eastbourne campus participated in a 5-a-side football tournament to raise awareness of homophobia within sport. The Football 4 Peace (F4P) vs Homophobia tournament took place in early May and supported the Justin campaign, which highlights the prejudices in football towards the LGBT community. It was set up…

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Northern Ireland F4P Project

Connor Cook is a second year Physical Education BA(Hons) student and a Football 4 Peace (F4P) trained coach – he has recently returned from a study tour in Northern Ireland where he was involved in coaching using the F4P methodology at Easter football camps. The camps were run by the Irish Football Association (IFA) as…

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Academics commended by the Israeli Sports Authority

Physical Education lecturers from the School of Sport and Service Management were commended by the Israeli Sport Authority in a ceremony at the German Sports University based in Cologne following their contribution to a five day ‘Sport for Life’ training event which involved 50 Arab and Jewish Israeli sports leaders. Dr Gary Stidder, Warren Smart…

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How sport boosts international development

The University of Brighton has joined forces with a charity to study how sport is boosting international development and improving lives. It is partnering with the Brighton-based charity TackleAfrica in funding a PhD student for three years to focus on the politics and production of evidential knowledge in sport-for-development. The student, Arthur Gaillard, is researching…

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