Some of the EFEL award winners clapping at the ceremony

Excellence in Facilitating and Empowering Learning award

Congratulations to Owen Evans, Sport Journalism course leader, and Dr Rodrigo Lucena de Mello, senior lecturer, who have received an Excellence in Facilitating and Empowering Learning award.

The Excellence in Facilitating and Empowering Learning awards, presented at the Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, invite University of Brighton staff and students to nominate someone they believe has gone above and beyond to improve the student experience and is an exceptional teacher and learning facilitator.

This year, over 1,150 nominations were received from students and colleagues across the University, resulting in over 500 individual nominees.

Nominees are invited to submit a statement describing their approach to learning and teaching for consideration by the judging panel.

NCTJ accreditation

We’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)

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.

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

The students listening to a talk at HQ

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More