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 →
The 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.
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 →
The University of Brighton welcomed guest speaker Stuart Mawhinney, Senior PR Manager for Sky Sports last week. Mawhinney has led multi-million pound marketing campaigns, as well as managing internal and external relationships with famous footballers such as John Terry. Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →