School of Sport and Service Management

Alan in the test chamber

Podcast: Catching up with Dr Alan Richardson

The school’s Dr Alan Richardson talks about his upcoming research which is a call for volunteers running the Brighton Marathon. Alan also talks about his extensive work with the fire service. Listen to the podcast by clicking ‘play’ in the link below. Alternatively, most of the interview is transcribed below. Enjoy the podcast. Can’t see…

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Joe Murray left with team mate

Joe’s international call up

School of Sport and Service Management student Joe Murray (left in the photo) received his first international cap for Jamaica’s U23’s rugby team. Joe, who studies Sport and Exercise Science BSc(Hons), was selected to play for an away fixture against Gibraltar U23. Jamaica defeated Gibraltar 17-15 at Europa Point in Gibraltar. Jamaica’s Team Manager Hughton…

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students with Dr Mark Hayes

A taste of university life

As part of our widening participation outreach activities, we welcomed a group of Sport Coaching and Development Foundation Degree students from East Sussex College to the Eastbourne campus. The event provided further information to the students about top-up degree options and other sport-related courses at the university. It also gave them an insight into university…

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Brighton leads firefighters’ health risk research

University of Brighton researchers have been leading the way on a study to see if firefighters are suffering serious health problems from exposure to high levels of harmful chemicals. For the past year they have been taking blood and urine samples from more than 140 firefighters to determine if there is a link between exposure…

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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…

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Atletes on the track

A pill to protect athletes from overheating

A School of Sport and Service Management professor has developed a new temperature monitory system that uses a small core temperature-monitoring “pill” to help protect athletes from heat exhaustion. The temperature monitoring eco-system being developed by Professor Yannis Pitsiladis, the University’s Professor of Sport and Exercise Science, uses sensors inside a tiny capsule which relay…

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West Ham FC internship

Sport and Exercise Science BSc student Arjun Dosa has taken up an opportunity to spend a year with West Ham United Football Club. Arjun started the role in July and is taking a year away from his course, returning to complete his degree in September 2020. Arjun is keen to pursue a career in performance…

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students in the lab

Showcasing skills

Students studying on our Sport and Exercise Science BSc are given an opportunity during their studies to achieve our unique Bronze, Silver and Gold awards and showcase their skills. The awards recognise the multitude of practical skills students develop with us and are a way to demonstrate their capabilities and experience to future employers. Introduced…

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Professor Yannis Pitsiladis in his white coat in the labs

Catching up with Professor Yannis Pitsiladis

We speak to the Professor of Sport and Exercise Science about how the University’s at the forefront of anti-doping research. ​Professor Yannis Pitsiladis, who’s also a member of the International Olympic Committee’s Medical and Scientific Commission and chairs the Science Commission of the International Federation of Sports Medicine, also discusses the case of Caster Semenya…

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Awareness raising tournament success

Over 90 students from the University of Brighton’s Eastbourne campus participated in a 5-a-side football tournament to raise awareness of homophobia within sport. The Football 4 Peace (F4P) vs Homophobia tournament took place in early May and supported the Justin campaign, which highlights the prejudices in football towards the LGBT community. It was set up…

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