Brighton SU Awards – we’re shortlisted!

We’re delighted to announce that the School of Sport and Service Management is celebrating three nominations in this year’s Students’ Union awards:

School of the Year
The School of Sport and Service Management is one of two schools in the final

Inspirational teaching
Rodrigo Lucena De Mello – School of Sport and Service Management lecturer

Fundraiser of the Year
Dance Rivals through The Chelsea Society

The winners will be announced on 16 May and we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed until then!

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

Come and visit us!

Thinking of studying with us in September?

There are four upcoming opportunities to visit the Eastbourne campus, meet staff and current students and find out more about our courses in events, hospitality, journalism, retail, tourism, physical education, sport and exercise science, sport business management, sport coaching and sport studies.

All events run from 10.15am – 3pm and take place on: Continue reading

Prestigious International Honour for Professor


John Sugden, Professor of the Sociology of Sport and co-founder of Football 4 Peace has been awarded the Honorary Member Award by the International Sociology of Sport Association.

The award citation praises Professor Sugden’s cutting-edge research, bold activism in taking on sports powerhouses and driving spirit within the field of sport development and peace. As well as his work with Football 4 Peace Professor Sugden is renowned for his tireless efforts to expose malpractice in FIFA. Continue reading

Inaugural Hospitality Lecture

The School of Sport and Service Management in collaboration with the Institute of Hospitality (IoH) Sussex Branch, held its first hospitality lecture on the Eastbourne campus.

Speakers included Trisha Bennet from Hospitality Assured, Karren Fewell from Digital Blonde, and Bob Cotton OBE who transformed hospitality through his work with the British Hospitality Association and holds an honorary Doctorate from the school.

Hospitality Industry attendees and students enjoyed talks around the subject of quality assurance for organisations, mobile technology and food psychology, and the future of hospitality. Continue reading

Football, Corruption and Lies

book-launch-flyer-finalWorld football is in crisis. The corruption scandal engulfing FIFA is arguably the biggest story in the history of modern sport and a watershed for sport governance.

More than a decade ago, John Sugden and Alan Tomlinson laid the foundations for subsequent investigations with the publication of Badfellas, a groundbreaking work of critical sport sociology that exposed the systematic corruption at the heart of world football. It was a book that FIFA and Sepp Blatter tried to ban. Continue reading