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University of Brighton joins dual-career scheme to support talented athletes

The university has been accredited by the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme which helps young sportspeople pursue their goals while gaining qualifications.

The Sport England-backed programme allows athletes to reach their full potential in education alongside their successes in sport. By becoming a Dual Career Accredited Site, the University of Brighton will be a key part of the network of institutions which already partner with TASS, delivering core support services to more than 600 student-athletes each year.

These services include physiotherapy, nutrition, lifestyle support, psychology strength and conditioning and a private medical scheme.

Already among the elite athletes studying at the university are Sports Scholars George Mills, who recently won the British Athletics Indoor title over 1500m, and Wales international hockey player Lauren Roberts. Read More

Dr Kathy Martyn at the event

Brighton Nutriton Showcase

Nutrition BSc students were invited to attend the 2nd  Brighton Nutriton Showcase as part of the Introduction to Nutrition module. The event was hosted by the Education and  Research in Medical Nutriton Network (ERimNN). The showcase included talks on a wide range of subjects:

  • An Apple A Day – the growth of a medical student volunteering project delivered at BACCA, a secondary school in Brighton.
  • Nutritank at Brighton – a UK wide medical student society.
  • Brighton & Hove’s city-wide approach to food poverty.
  • Culinary Medicine – A UK programme using cooking as a means of engaging doctors to feel able to discuss nutrition.
  • Bags of Taste  – an innovative teaching project with Barts Medical Schoo.
  • Managing my health using food  – a personal journey on managing a rheumatoid condition using a paleo diet.
  • The view from here – supporting a child with cystic fibrosis and the long term impact on children having high fat high calorie diets.
  • Nutrition in head and neck cancer – how nutritional therapy and support impacts on recovery from complex surgery and treatment.

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Podcast: Catching up with Harvey Ells

In the latest podcast, the course leader of our new Nutrition BSc talks about what students can expect from the degree.

Harvey also discusses his professional background in the food industry, his research into various aspects of retail and why we all need to change our dietary habits.

Listen to the podcast by clicking ‘play’ in the link below. Alternatively, most of the interview is transcribed on this page.

You can listen to all University of Brighton podcasts on Spotify, Apple and many other podcast apps. Read More

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Mentoring opportunities

“Mentoring is a one-to-one, non-judgemental relationship in which an individual voluntarily gives time to support and encourage another. This relationship is typically developed at a time of transition in the mentee’s life and lasts for a period of time”

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The SU officer team

Meet the Brighton SU officer team

BSU President Calvin Jude Jansz, Vice President Activities Suzie Douglas and Vice President Education Ramy Badrie discuss their priorities and look ahead to graduation. They also talk about why they decided to campaign in the first place, their backgrounds and what it’s like studying at the University. Sadly Onyinye Okonkwo​, Vice President Welfare, was unable to make the recording.

This podcast is also available on most podcast apps, such as Spotify​ and iTunes, or search ‘University of Brighton’ in your preferred app.

Alternatively, most of the podcast is transcribed below.

* Podcast not showing? Try refreshing this page, use an alternative browser or listen via iTunes, Spotify or Anchor (our host site). Read More

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Celebrating the NSS

School of Sport and Service Management staff came together for tea and cake to celebrate another successful National Student Survey result.

The school’s score for overall satisfaction was 85% – 1% higher than the average all UK universities score. We’re particularly proud of the following course results which are way above average: Read More

Gender equality award for School of Sport and Service Management

The School of Sport and Service Management has achieved a Bronze Award from Advance HE’s Athena SWAN Charter in recognition of its commitment to gender equality.

The charter exists to promote equality in representation, progression and success of staff and students in higher education. The School has a long history of providing gender parity with its founder, Fraulein Dorette Wilke, establishing a training school for women and girls in physical education in 1898. Read More

Dr Kathy Martyn with the One Show presenter

Eggs aren’t just for Easter!

Dr Kathy Martyn, Principle Lecturer, and the university’s nutrition expert, appeared on BBC1’s The One Show last week to explain how you can tell if an egg is fresh to eat.

Over 720 million eggs are being thrown away each year, most because they are close to their use-by date.  According to egg producers, eggs remain fresh for at least 28 days and are often safe to eat up to and just after their use-by date. Read More

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