More female firefighters are being hired but new research, co-led by the University of Brighton, suggests that fire services need to ensure appropriate consideration is given to female specific needs.
More than 800 women firefighters from 14 different countries, 255 in the UK, told researchers via an online survey that they face injury, illness and heat illness risk at similar rates to that of male firefighters. The report said specific issues such as protective equipment, clothing, health issues and long-term training need further consideration and improvement. Continue reading
On Wednesday 20 March, Sport and Exercise Science BSc(Hons) students visited Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre to present their dissertation findings to practitioners of the English Institute of Sport (EIS) around optimising performance to the heat expected at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. Bisham Abbey is one of Sport England’s National Sports Centres and is home to a number of National Governing Bodies of Sport.
It was an early start for the students leaving Eastbourne at 7am on the dot! Once they arrived and after some quick refreshments and putting their posters up, Esme Matthew Co-Head of Physiology at the EIS welcomed them. Dr Neil Maxwell from the University of Brighton gave a short presentation to thank the EIS for the invitation and opportunity for the students to get a glimpse of the challenges the EIS practitioners will face in supporting the elite athletes in the lead up to Tokyo 2020 Games. He also acknowledged the considerable effort the students had put into producing the posters two months ahead of their dissertation deadline! Continue reading
The captain of the University of Brighton women’s football first team trod hallowed sporting ground as she took part in a discussion at FC Barcelona’s legendary Nou Camp stadium.
Dominique Beckett visited Barcelona as part of Santander Universities’ Women in Football scheme, which supports female talent in both their sporting and professional lives.
The Physical Education with QTS student was one of a group of leading footballers from women’s clubs at UK universities who participated in a programme of events, tours and training in the Catalan city. Continue reading