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.

Annual Sport Journalism Lecture

Paul HaywardThe University of Brighton is delighted to be welcoming Paul Hayward, Chief Sportswriter at The Daily Telegraph, as the speaker at its annual sport journalism lecture this month.

Paul was crowned Sports Writer of the Year in February for the second year running at the Sports Journalism Awards and has a longstanding career which includes time at The Guardian, The Observer and the Daily Mail.

Past presenters at the annual lecture have included Clare Balding, Dick Pound and Jim White.

Students help launch new book

Three School of Sport and Service Management students are helping author, Nathan Gokhool, launch his first book.

Natalie Welsh (Retail Management BA), Jack Stewart (Sport Journalism BA) and Alara Baser (International Event Management BA) are all in the final year of their course. For the Public Relations module, under the Bright Young Things initiative, they were matched with Nathan to work together on this strategic project.

Their strategy included creating a social media account to promote the book and attending events aimed at specific audiences. The events included Dyspraxic Me so they could engage the dyspraxic community and small business events at HSBC where they spoke to the general public. Continue reading

Brighton schools attend the Careers in Sport conference

Brighton secondary pupils visited the School of Sport Service Management in Eastbourne to hear from leading experts on developing a career in sport.

The year 10 pupils are all currently studying GCSE Physical Education and attended presentations from university staff. Continue reading

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

Value of Sport Conference

Last month the University of Brighton held its Value of Sport Conference at the Falmer campus for local college students to highlight how they can pursue a career in the sport industry.

Sport and Exercise Science BSc(Hons) student Verity Cooper reflects on the day:

“I was invited to the conference as a student ambassador. It was great to share my passion for the field of sport, and to share my experiences as a student working towards a career in sport. Continue reading