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

Source Park trip

Sport Business Management student Afolake Ayannuga writes on a recent course field trip that was shared with students from the Sport Studies course.

The trip to Source BMX was educational as well as fun. The main purpose of the visit  was to help us with our stakeholder essay and to see a stakeholder theory learnt from class being put into action in order to expand or knowledge on how sport businesses are run.

Source BMX is a huge underground skatepark facility situated under the seafront in the heart of Hastings. Source BMX is really big in Hastings between local schools and companies and local residents getting their children involved. Source BMX works well within the schools in terms of reward schemes in primary and secondary schools. Continue reading

Induction Week Outdoor Adventurous Activities

School of Sport and Service Management students took part in two days of outdoor adventurous activities (OAA), as part of their University of Brighton induction week programme.

150 students took part and included those studying physical education, sport studies, sport and business management and physical education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

On the first day students were split into their courses to carry out navigational exercises or work through a series of team building and trust games. These are designed to integrate them into university life and allow them the chance to get to know new and potentially, life-long friends. Continue reading

Football for refugees

Football clubs, federations, fans and governments around Europe are being urged to make the sport more accessible to refugees.

Dr Mark Doidge, Senior Research Fellow from the School of Sport and Service Management, said football was the universal language that can bring some semblance of normality to the lives of refugees and it was important refugees are given access to the game. Continue reading

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.

Boxing for all

The University of Brighton and Eastbourne Boxing Club have joined forces to promote boxing to members of the LGBTQI+ community and to research best practice for the entire country.

Free boxing classes are being offered in Eastbourne over four weeks in May with the aim of encouraging members of the LGBTQI+ community and their friends to join regular club nights.

The event is being funded by the university’s Community University Partnership Programme and is supported by organisations including England Boxing, the university’s Springboard Grants Programme which provides awards to university Students’ Union-recognised societies and university sports clubs and teams, and ‘Love Fighting Hate Violence’, an anti-violence campaign launched by Dr Christopher R. Matthews and Dr Alex Channon, both senior lecturers at the university. 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

Love Fighting Hate Violence campaign

love-fighting-hate-violenceAn anti violence campaign Love Fighting Hate Violence, has been launched by School of Sport and Service Management lecturers Dr Alex Channon and Dr Christopher R. Matthews.

The campaign aims to raise awareness of the important moral difference between sport-based combat, and violence. It seeks to encourage practitioners and fans to reflect on the distinction, and to encourage various forms of anti-violence action within and through their disciplines.

Find out more about the campaign.

The future of sport in our local communities

“Almost everybody participates in sport and physical activity in a local community. It is important, therefore, that we recognise the needs of everybody who wants to participate in the future”.

That was the key message from an inspirational talk by Lisa O’Keefe, Director of Insight at Sport England, and one of the most influential people behind the development of the new strategy for community sport in England, ‘Towards an Active Nation’ .

img_9562On Thursday, November 18, over 120 students and staff from a range of courses at the School of Sport and Service Management heard Lisa illustrate the challenges that current students might face if they go on to work in sport. In particular, the audience was treated to a detailed analysis of how tackling inactivity, creating regular sporting habits and maintaining levels of sport participation is a high priority for the current government and Sport England. Continue reading

England Boxing visit

avoenAvoen Perryman, England Boxing’s Club Support Officer for Hampshire, Surrey, Kent, East Sussex and West Sussex will be paying a visit to the School of Sport and Service Management later today.

Avoen will be speaking to students about sports development as a career and the challenges he faces in his own role, as well as the wider issues connected to trends in the sport industry.

Students will also have the opportunity to ask questions during a Q&A session.