Clive Tyldesley and Zuzanna Marciniak

Tyldesley leads tributes to journalists of the future

Legendary football commentator Clive Tyldesley was the guest of honour at the University of Brighton’s first Journalism Awards.

ITV’s lead commentator visited Eastbourne to hand out prizes and deliver a talk at the event on Monday 3 February, which recognised the work of final year Journalism BA(Hons) and Sport Journalism BA(Hons) students.

Tyldesley, who also commentates on the Premier League worldwide and in the popular FIFA game series, said: “The main reason I’m here is that I enjoy talking to the future of my business. Our industry, and I mean the whole media, is changing day-by-day and the way your generation consumes media is different to even five years ago. Read More

the candidates at the debate

A successful election debate

Students and members of the public grilled Eastbourne’s parliamentary candidates at a hustings at the University’s Eastbourne campus on Friday.

The audience at the Hillbrow site questioned Liberal Democrat’s Stephen Lloyd, Conservative’s Caroline Ansell, Labour’s Jake Lambert, the Brexit Party’s Stephen Gander and independent candidate Ken Pollock.

They listened to answers on topics including what Brexit should mean for EU students, whether the abolition of tuition fees is affordable and what can be done to fight climate change. Read More

cover of Overtime magazine

New edition of Overtime magazine

Thousands of copies of Overtime, a printed magazine produced by journalism and sport journalism students, have hit university campuses.

All three year groups on both degree courses collaborated over the course of a week to publish stories on their website, www.overtimeonline.co.uk, and produce the magazine, which was edited by third-year journalism student Jamie Edkins and third-year sport journalism student Sam Smith. Read More

election box

Public General Election debate for the Eastbourne parliamentary candidates

University of Brighton journalism students are pleased to announce a public General Election debate for the Eastbourne parliamentary candidates.

This is your chance to put your questions to a panel of:

  • Stephen Lloyd, Liberal Democrat
  • Caroline Ansell, Conservative
  • Jake Lambert, Labour
  • Stephen Gander, Brexit Party
  • Ken Pollock, Independent

The debate is taking place on December 6 at 11.30am at: Read More

students in the stands at Wembley

Behind-the-scenes at England’s 1,000th international fixture

Final-year Sport Journalism students went behind the scenes at Wembley Stadium this week as England faced their 1,000 international fixture.

The students were working as volunteers for the fan-led Raise The Flag initiative; part of Philosophy Football which was co-founded by University of Brighton researcher Mark Perryman. The students helped to prepare displays ahead of the arrival of all surviving members of the 1966-winning World Cup side placing flags on seats before the match to create tifos. Read More

Photo of the students at the match

Lewes lesson for sport journalism students

Three University of Brighton sport journalism students were invited to cover a Lewes FC Women’s match as part of an initiative to combat inequality in football.

Final-year students Shania Bedi and Jessica Watkins and second-year student Daniella Challis worked alongside industry professionals in Lewes’s Women’s Championship match against Leicester City, developing their skills in videography, presenting, photography and commentary. Jessica and Daniella were on commentary and interview duty, while Shania wrote a match report that was published in The Argus. Read More

Owen Evans interviewing ex-footballer Joe Cole

Podcast: Catching up with Owen Evans

In the latest podcast we speak to Owen Evans, the Sport Journalism course leader, about the state of journalism today, his professional background and his work at the University.

Owen also discusses the emergence of football website The Athletic – and what it means for sports-focused media – as well as what students can expect from the University’s Sport Journalism degree.

You can listen to the podcast by clicking the ‘play’ button below. Alternatively, most of the interview is transcribed on this page.
You can find the ‘Catching Up with…’ podcast series by searching for ‘University of Brighton’ on Spotify, Apple and many more podcast platforms.

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Lewis in front of the Brighton and Hove Albion FC logo

Lewis lands Spurs job

A University of Brighton sport journalism graduate has swapped the classroom for the Champions League after landing a full-time job at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.

Lewis Tizard, who graduated from his BA Sport Journalism degree in August with first-class honours, is now working in the media team of the 2019 Champions League finalists.

Lewis spent the 2018/19 season working on the award-winning Premier League Apprenticeship with Brighton and Hove Albion FC (BHAFC), which played a crucial role in securing his new job.

“This is a fantastic achievement for Lewis and thoroughly deserved,” said Owen Evans, BA Sport Journalism course leader. “To go straight from our newsroom into a Champions League is testament to his first class attitude and ability. Read More

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)