Triathlon Trust CEO inspires students

First year Sport Business Management BSc(Hons) students received a guest lecture by Mike Jubb, CEO of the Triathlon Trust, as part of the Finance for Sport Management module. Mike has managed to combine his passion for sport with a successful career in business making him the perfect guest speaker!

Mike is a qualified management accountant who trained with Rolls-Royce Plc before spending 16 years with the UK, European and Global Head Office of HSBC undertaking various roles including Head of Finance for UK Credit Cards and UK internet banking. His appetite to tackle and implement change successfully resulted in project managing the off-shoring of European accountancy processes to India and ensuring Europe’s compliance with Sarbanes Oxley (US legislation following the Enron scandal). Continue reading

Mock assessment day

Undergraduate and postgraduate students at the School of Sport and Service Management took part in a mock assessment day organised by the university’s careers service.

The event was linked to two modules, Employability Enterprise and Innovation, and Professional Practice, but was opened up to all students. Many organisations run assessment days as part of their recruitment process and the event aimed to give students a head start for when they graduate.

Cap Gemini, a global consultancy company, sent four of their consultants who worked in areas including IT, Finance and HR down for the afternoon. Continue reading

V Cert day for local secondary school

PGCE and School Direct trainee teachers of physical education organised and delivered a one-day workshop for year ten pupils from Peacehaven Community School.

The focus of the day was to develop the pupils understanding of fitness and sport specifically related to unit 3 of the new V Cert qualification now being offered in some secondary schools. Continue reading

Drones in PE

Trainee physical education teachers were introduced to the latest drone technology and shown how they can assist teachers in recording and monitoring pupil progress.

Senior lecturer Kevin Morton at the School of Sport and Service Management demonstrated how to use a drone to PGCE and School Direct PE trainee teachers in the context of a large scale orienteering race where satellite technology and GPS can track whole groups and individuals as they compete against each other to complete an orienteering course within the confines of the school grounds. Continue reading

CIMSPA Higher Education Partnership

The University of Brighton is proud to have been chosen as one of just 10 institutions nationally, by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), to become a CIMPSA Higher Education Partner and take part in its two-year pilot scheme.

CIMSPA is the sport and physical activity sector’s chartered institute and the pilot will look to develop develop students’ employment prospects and recognition pathways for relevant study programmes. Continue reading

Our North Korea expert in demand

Dr Udo Merkel, Senior Lecturer in the School of Sport and Service Management and an expert on North Korea, has been a top target for media from around the world following North Korea’s decision to engage in talks with the South and send a delegation to the Winter Olympic Games taking place in South Korea next month.

The sport sociologist has been interviewed or quoted by CNN, BBC, The Guardian, El Mundo (Spain), Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany), Neue Züricher Zeitung (Switzerland), and radio stations in Australia, South Korea and Japan. Continue reading

Students helping older people avoid falls

Sophie (left) and Megan

School of Sport and Service Management sport and exercise science students are visiting a care home to help tackle one of the most serious health issues facing older people – falls.

Every year, one third of older people fall and in London alone these account for a tenth of ambulance call outs. Falls result in injuries, some serious and occasionally fatal, and besides the misery caused, they result in a £2 billion financial burden to the NHS. Continue reading

Lisa’s research success

Research into neuromuscular fatigue from cycling has won a University of Brighton student a top award.

Lisa Schäfer addressed the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and the European Federation of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC) conference in Nottingham and won the Human Kinetics Student Poster Presentation Award.

Lisa, based at the Welkin laboratories at the University’s Eastbourne campus, was honoured for her “outstanding contribution to sport and exercise sciences”. Her study ‘Neuromuscular fatigue following cycling above critical power’ was supervised by Dr Jeanne Dekerle and Dr Mark Hayes. Continue reading

University of Brighton scholars honoured

Two University of Brighton professors have been honoured for their “high quality and sustained profile of their scholarship” by the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS).

John Sugden, Professor of the Sociology of Sport in the School of Sport and Service Management, and Professor Alan Tomlinson, Professor of Leisure Studies in the School of Humanities, received the award of NASSS (Research) Fellow at the Society’s annual conference in Ontario. Continue reading