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Podcast: Racism and English football

Dr Daniel Burdsey discusses his new book on racism in English football and the problems the game faces. Listen via Apple Podcasts, Spotify or find your preferred podcast platform. Or watch the interview on the film below. Find out more about Dr Burdsey’s book, Racism and English Football: For Club and Country. Most of the podcast is transcribed below:…

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How Covid-19 could finally resolve some of sport’s ethical challenges – but safety first

The school’s Professor Yannis Pitsiladis says the pandemic offers a chance for sport to take a step back and review issues such as its anti-doping programmes. Writing for Sports Medicine, Professor Pitsiladis, a Professor of Sport and Exercise Science who is also a member of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Medical and Scientific Commission, suggests…

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University of Brighton joins dual-career scheme to support talented athletes

The university has been accredited by the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme which helps young sportspeople pursue their goals while gaining qualifications. The Sport England-backed programme allows athletes to reach their full potential in education alongside their successes in sport. By becoming a Dual Career Accredited Site, the University of Brighton will be a key part…

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Podcast: Catching up with sports scholar George Mills

In the latest podcast, we catch up with sports scholar and Sport and Exercise Science BSc student George Mills, who’s just become British Indoor athletics champion in the 1500m in Glasgow. A week before that he raced in a world class field to go third in the British rankings over the same distance. George has…

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Celebrating International Women’s Day through sport

The University of Brighton welcomed teenage students from a school in Horsham to focus on careers for women in sport. Following the University’s special feature on women in sport on International Women’s Day, Dr Gary Stidder and female students in the third year of their respective degree programmes invited fifty girls from Millais School to…

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A management masterclass from one of Brighton’s best-known footballers

Former Scotland and Norwich defender Russell Martin, and current manager of League One MK Dons, visited University of Brighton students to offer his tips on leadership in sport. The founder of the Brighton & Hove based charity The Russell Martin Foundation hung up his boots late last year before moving into football management and was…

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Learning through adventure: the many skills that can be taught outside the classroom

“Learning outside the classroom through adventurous activities is known to have significant educational benefits. It helps children develop technical, intellectual and social skills by overcoming challenges and sharing decisions.” This is the view of Principal Lecturer Dr Gary Stidder, leader of the Physical Education PGCE, in an article he has written for The Conversation. Read…

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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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Podcast: Catching up with Dr Alex Channon

In the latest podcast, we speak to School of Sport and Service Management Senior Lecturer Dr Alex Channon about his research into medical work in combat sports. Alex also talks about how combat sports are regulated and the difference between fighting and violence. There’s also a conversation about concussion – a topic which regularly comes up…

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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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