University joins the Albion

The University of Brighton is the new Official Higher Education Partner of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club.

The new partnership between the city’s largest university and its Premier League football club will build on existing collaborations through the School of Sport & Service Management and School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences in the areas of sports science and medicine.

The new partnership will provide a platform for a range of activities, including potential research projects (including potential co-funding of PhD opportunities) and joint work on community programmes. Students studying in a wide variety of areas such as sport science, sport coaching, sport management, sport journalism, hospitality, event management, travel and tourism, and physical education will all benefit from the partnership. Continue reading

New student? Hit the ground running!

To help you get the best start as a student here, we’ve put together some online activities called Hit The Ground Running.

Taking part in this programme isn’t compulsory and it’s not a test, it’s just a good way to prepare yourself for your studies and get to know your way around our online learning platform, studentcentral.

The activities will include tips for getting ready to study with us and help put you in touch with current students who can answer any questions you may have about the uni or your course.

You’ll be able to access this area the day after you enrol online, by logging in to studentcentral and clicking on the Hit The Ground Running banner on the home page.

Welcome to all of our new students!

Student leaping in the air celebrating!

When your place has been confirmed you officially become a University of Brighton student!

Keep an eye on your inbox as we’ll be keeping in touch with you by email to let you know more about:

  • activating your university user account and logging on to our online learning environment: student central
  • how to access pre-arrival information, check your start date and view our handy online guide to help prepare you for uni
  • our advice for new students as there’s lots to think about before starting uni – you’ll receive more in the post about this too in our Get Ready Guide
  • organising your accommodation: if you’re still looking for somewhere to live we can offer plenty of support and advice
  • organising your student finance and making a budget
  • joining a Facebook group for students on your campus.

You can also follow results day reactions on our Instagram Stories. Tag us in your celebrations @uniofbrighton to be featured.

 

Explore your options through clearing

Good luck to everyone receiving A-Level results tomorrow! 

If you’ve had a change of heart, or your exams have gone differently from what you expected, clearing is an opportunity to assess your options and explore the possibilities. 

If you need help navigating your way through the Clearing process, check out our handy guide. Or call us on 01273 644000, we can help.  Continue reading

Women now have a pathway in media

Written by Lewis Tizard, second-year Sport Journalism BA(Hons) student

Sky Sports presenter Kelly Cates believes women can now “see a path for themselves” when seeking careers in journalism and the media.

Photo of Kelly Cates

Kelly Cates

Cates, who also works as a presenter Radio 5 Live, was speaking to University of Brighton Journalism and Sports Journalism students at the University’s annual Sport Journalism Lecture.

Cates said: “As I have gone through my career, it’s coincided with women becoming more involved in sport. I see it with younger reporters coming through and women who are in the earlier stages of their careers. Continue reading

From concept to print in just seven days!

Front cover of Overtime magazine featuring Albion's Glenn MurrayStudents studying on the Journalism BA(Hons) and Sport Journalism BA(Hons) courses came together to create a 24-page magazine this week.

In just seven days, 109 students from all three years of study created, edited and published the magazine from scratch. They also managed to simultaneously multiply the www.overtimeonline.co.uk audience fourteen-fold!

More than 2,500 copies of the magazine, Overtime, is being distributed across all University of Brighton campuses from today. Continue reading

Mock assessment day

Undergraduate and postgraduate students at the School of Sport and Service Management took part in a mock assessment day organised by the university’s careers service.

The event was linked to two modules, Employability Enterprise and Innovation, and Professional Practice, but was opened up to all students. Many organisations run assessment days as part of their recruitment process and the event aimed to give students a head start for when they graduate.

Capgemini, a global consultancy company, sent four of their consultants who worked in areas including IT, Finance and HR down for the afternoon. Continue reading

Jack’s the first for esports

A School of Sport and Service Management graduate has become the first full-time British newspaper esports journalist.

Jack Stewart, 21, graduated with a Sport Journalism BA(Hons) degree just this summer and was quickly snapped up by a national newspaper to report on competitive video games.

He said: “The Daily Mail advertised they were looking for an esports journalist online and, luckily, one of my course mates had just started working there and pointed it out to me – blabbing on about esports for three years clearly paid off in the end. Continue reading

Adam’s day at the races

Adam looks at the paddock at Brighton racecourse

Adam Powers was treated to a day at the races for a feature in the Racing Post – but came away somewhat less than enthused.

The Sport Journalism BA(Hons) student enjoyed his visit to Brighton Racecourse and while to sport is among the best attended in Britain, he felt many of his generation would find it a tad too expensive (entrance was £18), and not engaging enough.

He told the Racing Post: “I don’t feel like there’s enough happening during a day of racing, especially when it comes to holding the interest of this millennial generation, it needs more to keep you going. Continue reading

Guardian university league tables 2018 success

‘Sports Science’ at the University of Brighton has climbed a massive 21 places in The Guardian University League Tables 2018 and we are now ranked 12th in the UK.

There’s still time to apply for a September 2017 start – find out more about studying sport and exercise with us.