School of Sport and Service Management

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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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students in the newsroom

New Journalism Masters

Following on from the success of our undergraduate journalism degrees we are delighted to be introducing two new postgraduate courses from September 2019: Journalism MA Sport Journalism MA You can find out more and chat to the course leader at our postgraduate open evening on Tuesday 26 February.  

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