Win funding for your idea

competition logoThe Santander University of Brighton Ideas Competition is your chance to make it happen if you have an idea for a new product, service or community project!

There are top prizes of £1500, £1000 and £750 available to win. As well as the cash prizes, the three winners will also receive a free package of support from local entrepreneurs and specialist businesses. There are also three runners-up prizes of £250 and ten highly commended awards of £100.

The competition is open to all students and those who have graduated in the last three years. It aims to reward innovation, and turn great ideas into reality.

The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday 4 March 2019.

For more information: https://www.brighton.ac.uk/careers/start-your-own-business/santander-university-of-brighton-ideas-competition/index.aspx

How sport boosts international development

Children playing football in AfricaThe University of Brighton has joined forces with a charity to study how sport is boosting international development and improving lives.

It is partnering with the Brighton-based charity TackleAfrica in funding a PhD student for three years to focus on the politics and production of evidential knowledge in sport-for-development.

The student, Arthur Gaillard, is researching how sport-for-development initiatives are monitored and evaluated, and will identify ways of demonstrating programme effectiveness and impact. Continue reading

University of Brighton launches cancer rehabilitation programme in Eastbourne

The University of Brighton has launched an exercise-based cancer rehabilitation programme in Eastbourne.

Designed to help individuals with or recovering from cancer, the scheme, entitled Active Recovery, has been developed by experts from the University and Freedom Leisure in consultation with Cancer United’s CU Fitter™ initiative. Funding has been generously supplied by the cancer charity Macmillan via Albion in the Community and a University of Brighton ECHO grant.

Harrison helping Active Recovery client David with his exercises in the university's gym

Harrison with Active Recovery client David

Classes are run weekly by Stephanie Wadlow from Freedom Leisure and Harrison Collier-Bain, an Applied Exercise Physiology MSc student at the University. The programme aims to help cancer patients lead more active, healthier and happier lives during every stage of their treatment by improving physical fitness, psychological well-being and quality of life, maintaining a healthy weight, managing side effects of cancer treatment and reducing risk factors for cancer, cardiovascular and other diseases. Continue reading

University of Brighton scores nomination for top journalism award

three of the students at the Amex Community StadiumThe University of Brighton’s BA Sport Journalism’s partnership with Brighton and Hove Albion has been shortlisted for ‘Innovation of the Year’ in the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) Awards for Excellence.

Launched at the start of the 17/18 season, the University’s pioneering Premier League Apprenticeship with Albion sees six final-year sport journalism students employed as matchday media assistants at the club. Continue reading

University joins the Albion

The University of Brighton is the new Official Higher Education Partner of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club.

The new partnership between the city’s largest university and its Premier League football club will build on existing collaborations through the School of Sport & Service Management and School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences in the areas of sports science and medicine.

The new partnership will provide a platform for a range of activities, including potential research projects (including potential co-funding of PhD opportunities) and joint work on community programmes. Students studying in a wide variety of areas such as sport science, sport coaching, sport management, sport journalism, hospitality, event management, travel and tourism, and physical education will all benefit from the partnership. Continue reading

50 Shades of Green Tourism in East Sussex

East Sussex’s Green Tourism is booming, as visitors to the county are increasingly demanding environmentally sustainable experiences, involving unique locations such as the South Downs National Park, locally produced food and drinks and local cultural attractions, such as art galleries, museums and vineyards.

This was the core message of the University of Brighton’s Wish You Were Here event held at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill, on Tuesday 20 March 2018. Continue reading

CIMSPA Higher Education Partnership

The University of Brighton is proud to have been chosen as one of just 10 institutions nationally, by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), to become a CIMSPA Higher Education Partner and take part in its two-year pilot scheme.

CIMSPA is the sport and physical activity sector’s chartered institute and the pilot will look to develop develop students’ employment prospects and recognition pathways for relevant study programmes. Continue reading

Congratulations to Source Park

Congratulations to our KTP partners Rich Moore and Marc Moore from The Source Park, Hastings who have just won two Historic England Angel awards:

  • Historic England Followers’ and Telegraph Readers’ Favourite
  • Best Rescue of a Historic Building (joint winner)

Source Park is the world’s largest underground skate park and provides opportunities for our students as part of their studies.

Find out more about the awards and read more about the university’s KTP project with Source Park 

Modul University Workshop

The Culinary Arts Studio recently hosted a packed, three-day workshop for a group of 26 students from Modul University, Vienna.

The students had the opportunity to taste a selection of English cheese and sampled some local English beer and wines. Ken Woodward and Gill Rogers demonstrated some unusual probiotic food use, including making Yakult Ice-cream, and Yakult Iced Green Tea. Continue reading