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Be More: Employable, Skilled and Connected

Are you a School of Sport and Service Management student or alumni looking to boost your employability?

Perhaps you’d like to find out more about how to network and build connections – in person and via LinkedIn? Do you know what kind of opportunities are available to you?

If these are some of the questions you’ve been asking yourself recently, why not come along to the launch of UoB Connect: Be More.

This is an exciting project designed to help you Be More: Employable, Skilled and Connected.

The event will take place on Thursday 13th February from 12-4pm (come along when you can) and will be held at the American Express Community Stadium in Falmer, Brighton. Read More

students at the Eastbourne campus

Progress your career with a postgraduate degree

Postgraduate study develops your skills, supports your career progression and allows for rich personal development. Our subjects include teacher training, journalism, sport and exercise physiology, sport development and strength and conditioning.

Enhanced earning potential
A masters won’t just help you to get a job, it will also help you to earn more money. Students with a postgraduate degree can expect to earn £5,500 more a year than those with just a bachelor’s – that’s around £200,000 in a working lifetime (Source: Sutton Trust).

Career-changing possibilities
You could use a postgraduate degree to change career – not every programme requires you to have studied the subject before. Read More

Dr Pantelidis centre right with students and schools pupils

Eastbourne’s first pop-up hotel school

The University of Brighton and Eastbourne’s View Hotel have teamed up to offer young people at school the opportunity to learn more about a career in hospitality.

The collaboration has been brought together by Eastbourne Borough Council, working with the View Hotel, the University of Brighton, East Sussex College Group, Eastbourne Chamber of Commerce and East Sussex County Council to create new opportunities for local people in the hospitality industry.

The pop-up hotel school concept was developed by the University’s Dr Ioannis S. Pantelidis who together with nine final year International Hospitality Management (BA(Hons) students designed training workshops, focusing on hospitality skills in a real life setting and including interactive presentations about a career in hospitality. The event has also been supported by Open Doors, a workplace-based project run by East Sussex County Council. Read More

McKenzie receives her award from Barry Squires,Head of Sport at the University

Netball star wins top award

A University Netball Club member has won an award for helping others.

McKenzie Howell, one of our Physical Education BA(Hons) students, scooped the University of Brighton Young Volunteer of the Year trophy in this year’s Sussex Sports Awards.

She said: “I was very shocked and honoured – I didn’t expect it.”

GB hurdler and relay runner Kriss Akabusi MBE hosted the awards evening at Brighton’s Hilton Metropole Hotel. It was organised by Active Sussex, based at the University.

McKenzie explained her motivation: “If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you”, adding: “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic, it takes a lot of hard work.” Read More

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Public General Election debate for the Eastbourne parliamentary candidates

University of Brighton journalism students are pleased to announce a public General Election debate for the Eastbourne parliamentary candidates.

This is your chance to put your questions to a panel of:

  • Stephen Lloyd, Liberal Democrat
  • Caroline Ansell, Conservative
  • Jake Lambert, Labour
  • Stephen Gander, Brexit Party
  • Ken Pollock, Independent

The debate is taking place on December 6 at 11.30am at: Read More

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National backing for sport course

We’re delighted that our sport management course has been endorsed by a national institution.

Sport Management BSc(Hons) has received backing from the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) against the sport and physical activity sector’s professional standards framework.

The professional development body for the UK’s sport and physical activity sector, CIMSPA is “committed to supporting, developing and enabling professionals and organisations to succeed and, as a result, inspire our nation to become more active”. Read More

Jack and his fellow students in the gym

A day in the life…

Undergraduate student Jack Ferguson tells us what a typical day in the life of a Physical Education BA(Hons) with QTS student is like…

“Life as a university student is very different to that as a school student. Whereas school life doesn’t offer much in the way of freedom and flexibility in your day to day routine, at uni you have much more control and responsibility over how you spend your time.

“How much time you have free or assigned to lectures will depend on your degree but this outlines a typical day as a PE with QTS undergrad. Read More

The group on the cliffs at Eastbourne

Another successful summer school

In August, we welcomed 23 Year 12 students from schools and colleges across the South East to our Sport Summer School – part of the University of Brighton’s widening participation outreach programme.

Students got to experience university life for a week with a focus on sport courses. The students stayed in halls, took part in lectures, subject tasters, practical activities in the hall and sport and exercise science labs, as well as going on outings. They were also visited by Lewis Hatchett, ex-Sussex County Cricketer, who talked about his inspirational sporting journey and took part in a street dance session led by Rob Gregg from S3 Studios. Read More

A smiling Dr Alex Channon in the gym

Podcast: Catching up with Dr Alex Channon

In the latest podcast, we speak to School of Sport and Service Management Senior Lecturer Dr Alex Channon about his research into medical work in combat sports.

Alex also talks about how combat sports are regulated and the difference between fighting and violence. There’s also a conversation about concussion – a topic which regularly comes up in so many sports.

Alex is course leader of our Sport Studies and Sport Management undergraduate courses.

Find out more about Alex’s research and the Love Fighting, Hate Violence campaign.​

You can listen to the podcast by clicking the ‘play’ button below, or via most podcast apps – just search University of Brighton. We are on Spotify and iTunes, and many more platforms.