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

NCTJ accreditation

NCTJ logoWe’re delighted to announce that our two new postgraduate journalism courses have joined our undergraduate programmes to receive accreditation by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).

National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) accreditation is recognised in the industry as the best indication that new recruits have the skills and knowledge to become effective multimedia journalists in a busy newsroom.

Simon McEnnis, course leader said: “We are delighted to receive NCTJ accreditation which is a sign of both the quality of the courses and their relevance to the journalism industry. Our students can be satisfied that they can become highly employable graduates by gaining both an NCTJ Diploma and a Master’s degree award in either Journalism or Sport Journalism.”

Find out more about our journalism courses:

Journalism BA(Hons)
Sport Journalism BA(Hons)
Journalism MA (PGCert PGDip)
Sport Journalism MA (PGCert PGDip)

Summer open day booking is open!

Come and explore at the Eastbourne campus summer open day on Saturday 15 June:

  • Get an in-depth look at subjects you’re interested in and the campus you’ll be based at.
  • Be inspired by the array of industry standard facilities on campus which include our accredited sports physiology labs, news room, clinical simulation suites, new gym facilities and the Leaf Hospital community clinic.
  • Take time out to explore Eastbourne town.

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They’re going to Wembley

A University of Brighton student and graduate have scooped sporting jobs of a lifetime – reporting on Brighton and Hove Albion’s FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City at Wembley on Saturday.

image of Lewis at the Amex football stadium

Lewis Tizard

Adam Powers, sport journalism graduate, and Lewis Tizard, in his final year of the same course, will be working for the Albion before, during and after the match, carrying out interviews and match reporting.

They are part of the University’s Premier League Apprenticeship scheme with the Albion which was launched at the start of the 2017/18 season. 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

University wins top journalism award for Albion partnership

Lewis Tizard, Harry Williams and Matthew Cooper

The University of Brighton’s Sport Journalism course’s partnership with Brighton and Hove Albion FC has won a prestigious journalism prize.

The Premier League Apprenticeship scheme scooped the Innovation of the Year award at the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) 2018 Awards for Excellence.

Launched at the start of the 2017-18 season, the Apprenticeship with Albion sees six final-year Sport Journalism students employed as match-day assistants at the club. Students have interviewed high-profile football managers such as Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho. Continue reading

Sky Sports field trip

Sport Journalism third-year students heard about how women’s sport can be covered more responsibly as they visited Sky Sports on a field trip.

sky sports red and blue logoAnna Allerton, producer of the Sports Women programme, talked about the challenges of ensuring women’s sport is treated equally to men’s sport in the organisation’s editorial coverage.

Students heard from various industry professionals during their visit to Sky’s HQ in Osterley, West London. Continue reading

University of Brighton scores nomination for top journalism award

three of the students at the Amex Community StadiumThe University of Brighton’s BA Sport Journalism’s partnership with Brighton and Hove Albion has been shortlisted for ‘Innovation of the Year’ in the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) Awards for Excellence.

Launched at the start of the 17/18 season, the University’s pioneering Premier League Apprenticeship with Albion sees six final-year sport journalism students employed as matchday media assistants at the club. Continue reading

Welcome to the Imaginarium!

the colourful Imaginarium brandingStudents at the School of Sport and Service Management have access to a few facility – the Imaginarium.

The Imaginarium is a start-up and entrepreneurial unit where students can develop and build their own business ideas. It is linked up to nine study modules, with more to follow, offering the possibility of also gaining credits for getting involved. Continue reading