ATHE Annual Conference 2017

On the 7th and 8th December, the School of Sport and Service Management is hosting the 2017 Annual Conference of the Association for Tourism in Higher Education at The View Hotel Eastbourne.

This year’s theme, New Approaches to Tourism Learning in Higher Education, picks up on new approaches in all aspects of curriculum and vocational development, teaching, learning and assessment in Tourism.  As such, this might include students, alumni, industry partners or educational partners in the process. Continue reading

OVERTOURISM AND TOURISM-PHOBIA

– a complex journey between economic gain socio-cultural preservation

Join us for a free seminar on:

Wednesday 6 December 2017
3-5pm

Speaker
Dr Claudio Milano, Ostelea School of Hospitality and Tourism, Barcelona, Spain

Discussant
Professor Marina Novelli, School of Sport and Service Management, University of Brighton

Venue
University of Brighton, Room 203, Robert Dodd building, Darley Road, Eastbourne
How to find us

Reserve your free place by emailing Sarah Smith: S.Smith6@brighton.ac.uk

 

Student speaks at the Royal Geographic Society Annual Conference

In August PhD student Jennifer Holland had the opportunity to attend the Royal Geographic Society Annual Conference in London. The event highlighted the excellent research being carried out at the School of Sport and Service Management in cruise research and risk in tourism.

A session titled ‘Geographies of cruise tourism: Navigating the field(s) of inquiry’, co-convened by Dr Jo-Anne Lester, provided a forum for critical debate on knowledge production, access and empowering marginalized voices, social justice, and creative methods and methodologies including researcher positionality and reflexivity. Continue reading

£540,000 to beat the cheats

Yannis Pitsiladis, Professor of Sport and Exercise Science at the School of Sport and Service Management has been awarded more than £540,000 to research a new cutting-edge test to beat doping cheats.

Professor Yannis Pitsiladis believes his new method could bring an end to athletes using performance-enhancing drugs. Continue reading

Research and Enterprise Support Excellence Award

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Graham picks up his award

The Research and Enterprise Excellence Awards are a celebration of success across the research and enterprise community at the University of Brighton.

We’d like to send many congratulations to Graham Spacey, School of Sport and Service Management Project Officer, who picked up The Research and Enterprise Support Excellence Award for support in the development and management of Football4Peace International and the school’s social and community engagement and widening participation portfolio.

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Supporting Football Welcomes

The University of Brighton is supporting Amnesty International’s Football Welcomes initiative, which is celebrating the contribution that refugees have made to the sport.

Football Welcomes, was a weekend of activities on 22 and 23 April supported by a range of Premier League clubs, the English Football League and the Football Association Women’s Super League. It marks the 80th anniversary of the arrival in the UK of some of the first refugees to play professional football here.

Time to transform tourism

Professor Marina Novelli, the University of Brighton’s Professor of Tourism and International Development and a leading tourism activist, is calling for a worldwide shake-up to make the industry more sustainable, just and inclusive.

Professor Novelli contributed to the development of and is a signatory to the ‘Berlin Declaration on Transforming Tourism’ which is demanding “concrete activities and actions from the international community to transform tourism”.

The declaration, developed and signed by world-leading civil societies from 19 countries in Africa, Asia Europe and Latin America, says the “current dominant tourism model is not able to support the necessary transformation of our world envisaged by the 2030 Agenda”, the agenda set out by the United Nations for sustainable development. Continue reading

Professor Nick Webborn OBE has been elected as the new Chair of the British Paralympic Association.

Nick Webborn is Clinical Professor of Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine at the Centre for Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine at our School of Sport and Service Management.

He is one of the leading sports medicine specialists in the UK, with a particular expertise in the area of disability and Paralympic sports. He has attended nine Paralympic Games in various roles, including as Chief Medical Officer for ParalympicsGB at London 2012 and also works with the Invictus Games.  Continue reading