Students can join the Olympic gold rush

The Rio Olympic Games have shown that not only has Great Britain has some of the best athletes in the world but also how students can take up top careers to help achieve more to medal successes.

They include: head of performance, head of sports nutrition performance analysis, physiotherapists, engineers and sports journalists.

That’s the view of Dr Gary Brickley, University of Brighton Senior Lecturer and exercise physiologist who has worked for the GB cycling team as a physiologist and coach since 2000. He coaches cyclist Dame Sarah Storey and Dave Stone MBE and will be in Rio in September for the Paralympics. Continue reading

NUMBERS OF UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON GRADUATES FINDING JOBS OR MOVING INTO FURTHER STUDY HITS ALL-TIME HIGH

The number of University of Brighton graduates finding work or moving on to further study after completing their studies has hit its highest ever level. 

According to the latest annual figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency, more than nine out of ten graduates who completed their first degree in 2014-15 were in employment or further study, with over 70 percent employed at a managerial and professional level.  Continue reading

Annual Sport Journalism Lecture 2016 – Dick Pound to speak

Dick Pound, sport’s most prominent anti-drug campaigner, will turn his attention to something he now deems even more problematic, namely match-fixing, at this year’s Annual Sport Journalism Lecture.

220px-Dick_PoundOn May 6, Pound, of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), will be part of a panel discussing this increasingly thorny issue in the University of Brighton’s Hilbrow Lecture Theatre on the Eastbourne campus. He will be joined by Alison Kervin, sports editor of the Mail on Sunday, and Graham Sharpe, media relations officer at bookmaker William Hill, in addition to Sport Journalism BA(Hons) co-course leader Rob Steen.

It is hoped that the panel will also feature Baroness Sue Campbell, chair of UK Sport since 2003, and Dan Johnson, head of communications at the Premier League. Continue reading

ITVs controller of sport production visits the Hastings campus

Story by Luke Ambler, Sport Journalism student

Journalism students in Hastings were privy to an exclusive revelation when ITV’s controller of sport production, Mark Demuth, revealed that the company were in negotiations to bring live coverage of horse racing back to its channels from January 2017.

Not until the start of the New Year did the rest of Britain’s equine lovers discover that, with Channel 4’s deal expiring this year, ITV had in fact secured a contract. Continue reading