The neglected injury in para sports

Concussion is a badly neglected issue in para sports worldwide, according to a team of experts led by Professor Nick Webborn OBE from the University of Brighton. 

Professor Webborn and international experts, in an editorial published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, are calling on doctors, researchers and leading sports bodies to act now and to “state taking the issue seriously”. Continue reading

Royal box for Nick

Professor Nick Webborn OBE, the university’s Clinical Professor of Sport and Exercise Medicine, was a guest in the Royal Box at Wimbledon.

Nick, honoured by the Queen for services to Paralympic Sports Medicine and the British Paralympic Association, and his wife Stephanie were in Centre Court on Friday to watch Britain’s Andy Murray and Heather Watson in their third round matches.

He said: “It was a wonderful experience – I felt very honoured.” Continue reading

Careers in Sport experience for local schools

The Field of Sport event which is part of the university’s widening participation Compact Plus Programme took place on 14 June 2017 at the Eastbourne campus.

The event was attended by 119 students from nine schools: Ifield Community College, Patcham High School, Hailsham Community College, Ark Academy Brent, Ark Globe Academy, St Leonards Academy, Rye College, Seaford Head School and Thomas Bennett Community College. The school students heard from sports professionals to gain an insight into a range of sports careers and took part in activities. Continue reading

Graduate research in the news

Carl James, who completed his PhD studies with us in 2016 before joining us as a Technical Instructor has had his research featured in two recent articles:

The New York Times
Cosmopolitan

The research was completed during his time at the University of Brighton. Carl is now a Senior Physiologist with the National Insitute of Sport, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

Slam dunk for Sadie

University of Brighton alumna Sadie Mason MBE has recently been appointed as Team Manager for Great Britain’s U18 Women’s Basketball Team. Sadie, who is the Chief Executive at Active Sussex, graduated in 1985 with a Sports Science BSc(Hons), then again in 1986 with a Physical Education and Science PGCE, has had a lifelong passion for basketball.

Sadie explained: “I was introduced to basketball at secondary school aged 11 and I loved it! I represented Newham at the London Youth Games, at which time I had an inspirational female coach in my formative years at the London Central YMCA Bobcats (Lesley Mowbray RIP). She introduced me to playing women’s national league at age 14 and I have never looked back.”
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Guardian university league tables 2018 success

‘Sports Science’ at the University of Brighton has climbed a massive 21 places in The Guardian University League Tables 2018 and we are now ranked 12th in the UK.

There’s still time to apply for a September 2017 start – find out more about studying sport and exercise with us.

Active Hearts Walk

Sport and Fitness (top up) BSc student Bronwyn Elsden, along with two fellow students, Amie Jones (Applied Exercise Physiology MSc)and Sabrina Joshua (Sport and Exercise Science BSc), were awarded a Little ECHO grant to host an inaugural family-friendly walk along Eastbourne seafront, raising awareness of the importance of physical activity for heart-healthy living.

The event was aimed at members of the public as well as participants of the Active Hearts Scheme which Bronwyn, Amie and Sabrina are involved with. The Active Hearts Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme is based at the University of Brighton’s Eastbourne Campus Continue reading

Brighton schools attend the Careers in Sport conference

Brighton secondary pupils visited the School of Sport Service Management in Eastbourne to hear from leading experts on developing a career in sport.

The year 10 pupils are all currently studying GCSE Physical Education and attended presentations from university staff. Continue reading