Welcome to the Imaginarium!

the colourful Imaginarium brandingStudents at the School of Sport and Service Management have access to a few facility – the Imaginarium.

The Imaginarium is a start-up and entrepreneurial unit where students can develop and build their own business ideas. It is linked up to nine study modules, with more to follow, offering the possibility of also gaining credits for getting involved. Continue reading

Developing enterprise and innovation

School of Sport and Service Management students took advantage of the option module Enterprise and Innovation to enhance their business acumen and employability.

The module, offered in the final year on many of the school’s undergraduate programmes, and provides the opportunity to develop a product idea, a business development idea or a social innovation. Student ideas ranged from a first week at Uni kit, a new restaurant concept, an app for identifying which bands are playing where and a new bin design that reduces odours and is easier to clean. Continue reading

University joins the Albion

The University of Brighton is the new Official Higher Education Partner of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club.

The new partnership between the city’s largest university and its Premier League football club will build on existing collaborations through the School of Sport & Service Management and School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences in the areas of sports science and medicine.

The new partnership will provide a platform for a range of activities, including potential research projects (including potential co-funding of PhD opportunities) and joint work on community programmes. Students studying in a wide variety of areas such as sport science, sport coaching, sport management, sport journalism, hospitality, event management, travel and tourism, and physical education will all benefit from the partnership. Continue reading

Explore your options through clearing

Good luck to everyone receiving A-Level results tomorrow! 

If you’ve had a change of heart, or your exams have gone differently from what you expected, clearing is an opportunity to assess your options and explore the possibilities. 

If you need help navigating your way through the Clearing process, check out our handy guide. Or call us on 01273 644000, we can help.  Continue reading

The fun of organising a real sport event

The students practise their New Age KurlingAs part of their Sport Business Management BSc(Hons) degree students at the School of Service Management have successfully delivered a range of events for Sport Brighton’s Parklife programme.  

During their course students have taken part in a number of workshops delivered by the Sport Brighton team to showcase how to manage and deliver a sporting event. Working as if Sport Brighton was their client, students were tasked to build an innovative activity to project manage, market and deliver to their University peers.  Continue reading

Guest speaker gives financial insight

First year students on the Sport Business Management BSc(Hons) welcomed Joseph Lowe, an ACCA qualified accountant, to deliver a talk on leisure trust management and community sport.

Student John Hanson reports on the lecture:

“Joseph Lowe came to the University of Brighton to give a presentation to first year students studying the Finance for Sport Management module. Joseph is a qualified accountant who graduated with a politics degree from Warwick University.

“He is an experienced Charity Finance Director and Company Secretary and is currently the Chief Executive of International House Trust. Continue reading

Professor heads to South Korea

The School of Sport and Service Management’s Professor Nick Webborn has travelled to PyeongChang as President of the British Delegation at the Winter Paralympics which start on 9 March.

Professor Webborn OBE is Chair of the British Paralympic Association and will be attending his tenth Paralympic Games. He has worked previously in various roles, including as Chief Medical Officer for ParalympicsGB at London 2012, and he also works with the Invictus Games. Continue reading

Dodgeball event provides insider knowledge

During their first year, students studying on the Sport Business Management BSc(Hons) design, develop, run and evaluate a sport event for a client. To help prepare them for the task, and provide inspiration, students took part in a dodgeball event.

Student Eeva Liimola reports:

“As a part of University of Brighton’s Parklife programme, we were invited to take part in their dodgeball session held in the Eastbourne campus sports centre. Continue reading

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

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 CIMSPA 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