The 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
Following on from the success of our undergraduate journalism degrees we are delighted to be introducing two new postgraduate courses from September 2019:
You can find out more and chat to the course leader at our postgraduate open evening on Tuesday 26 February.
Undergraduate and postgraduate students from our tourism, hospitality, retail, sport development and sport studies courses were invited to take part in a mock graduate assessment provided by Capgemini.
Christina Hokland and Daza Roxana Garcia, who are on our Tourism and International Development MSc, report on the day:
We had the opportunity to meet three members of Capgemini´s team who, with staff at the University, helped us go through a mock assessment. During the session we worked in teams and also did an interview to learn more about our strengths and weaknesses.
In our first activity we got to test our ability in teamwork and how well we work as a group. We had to design a mobile app and had to follow instructions from the organisation. Continue reading
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 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
School of Sport and Service Management PhD Student Jennifer Holland has won 1st place in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition at the University of Brighton’s Festival of Postgraduate Research which took place on 7 June.
Hosted by Vitae, the 3MT invites doctoral students to explain their research and its significance to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes, using only one slide, which is a huge feat when an 80,000 word thesis would take nine hours to present! Continue reading
The January to March 2018 edition of the School of Sport and Service Management research newsletter has just been published. Features include:
- Hercule Poirot visits the sport and exercise science labs as part of a Para-Monte Altitude Awareness Day
- the launch of the Environmental Extremes Lab Blog
- Optimising Preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Environment
- Negotiating Gender in Sex-integrated Martial Arts Training
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International Event Management MSc graduate Katharina Bürger received the MIA Conference and Event Management Award 2017.
Katharina was presented with her award on 8 January 2018, during a GDPR-legislation event in London. MIA (Meetings Industry Association) is the UK’s principal association aiming to support the growth of the meeting and events sector in the country.
The award acknowledges excellence at universities and is a recognition of Katharina’s outstanding academic achievements during her postgraduate studies at the University of Brighton. Continue reading
If you are looking to study a subject related to hospitality, events, tourism or sport and exercise why not come along to our Postgraduate Open Evening on Tuesday 28 February? The event takes place on the Eastbourne campus from 5-8pm. Find out more and book your place.
If you aren’t able to make the open evening we are also hosting online events where you can talk to a course specialist. These events take place at various times in February and March. Find out more.
Madeleine Orr graduated from our International Event Management MSc in 2016 and was awarded a scholarship to undertake her PhD at the University of Minnesota.
Her success was partly based on her excellent masters research dissertation supervised by the school’s Dr Nigel Jarvis, and her overall distinction in her degree award. Maddy investigated the legacies of the 2015 Pan American Games and concluded the legacies were very contested despite the rhetoric promoted by games organisers, politicians and other stakeholders. Continue reading
One guest speaker, five dragons, 70 students, 11 teams – one happy cohort!
Final year undergraduate students studying the International Hospitality Management BA(Hons) were joined by Steve Lowy, CEO of Umi Digital who gave an inspiring speech about working in the hospitality industry before our very own Dragons’ Den. We were joined by four more dragons: Bob Hopkins, CEO at Business SatNav Ltd; Dr Claire Weeden, Principal Lecturer; and Jennifer Wells and Judith Badger, Enterprise Managers at the University of Brighton.
All the dragons gave amazing advice and feedback to the 11 teams who delivered an elevator pitch for their own innovative hospitality concept and solution. Continue reading