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Teaching Physical Education in Pandemic Times

As pupils return to schools after a six month absence due the outbreak of Covid-19 the teaching of physical education in secondary schools will present a number of major challenges for teachers during these pandemic times. Those are views of Principal Lecturer Dr Gary Stidder in an article due to be published by the Association…

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Podcast: Simon McEnnis – Sports Journalism and sport during Covid-19

Principal Lecturer Simon McEnnis discusses the future of sports journalism. ​Simon also talks about how sport has coped with the return to professional action during the coronavirus pandemic, his upcoming book and the new MA Sports Journalism course. You can listen below or via Apple Podcasts or Spotify, or you can watch via YouTube. Alternatively,…

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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’s ground-breaking firefighter training goes global

An education pack created by the University of Brighton and the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has taken off around the world. Initially developed for FBU’s UK members with multimedia company Beach Design and financed by the Union Learning Fund, the Heat Illness Prevention Awareness (HIPA) programme aims to reduce the risk of firefighter fatalities through…

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SU Award for Head of School

Congratulations to Professor Jo Doust, Head of the School of Sport and Service Management, on receiving an Honorary Membership Award in last nights Brighton Students’ Union Awards. This special category is awarded to a non-student from the University or local community, and recognises individuals who have, over a number of years, displayed a passion, drive…

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Monitoring recovery from Covid-19

The University of Brighton’s Dr Alan Richardson is working with hospitals in Sussex and Surrey on research which will support the long-term recovery of critically ill patients who have received intensive care treatment for coronavirus. The study is in conjunction with University of Brighton and Brighton and Sussex Medical School alumnus Dr Todd Leckie and…

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New sport coaching book by course leader

Dr Jim Wallis, Course Leader for our Sport Coaching BSc(Hons), has co-written a new book. The book will be published by Routledge on 1 September and is titled Sport Coaching with Diverse Populations: Theory and Practice. The book will provide valuable knowledge for coaches who work with specific populations; including people of all ages, those…

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Sport coaching during the lockdown

Dr Jim Wallis, Course Leader of our Sport Coaching BSc(Hons) has been working with Sussex Cricket on sport coaching during the Covid-19 lockdown. Jim has taken part in a series of webinars for Sussex Cricket in which he talks about the ways in which we can continue to try to coach cricket during lockdown. The…

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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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Brighton professor appointed as independent advisor on Airbnb task force

A University of Brighton tourism expert has joined a team of experts to underpin the development of Airbnb’s planned registration system for rentals in the UK. Professor Marina Novelli, Professor of Tourism and International Development and Academic Lead for the university’s Responsible Futures Research and Enterprise Agenda, will be coordinating the research process and collaborating…

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