CHME award for hospitality student

A smiling Vyara in her graduation gown and mortar boardEach year the Council for Hospitality Management (CHME) recognise a final year hospitality student who has achieved great things during their studies within their partner universities.

This year the award for ‘Excellence in final year studies’ was awarded to Vyara Ekova who has just completed her International Hospitality Management BA(Hons) with us.

Vyara spent her placement year with Hilton Hotels at Gatwick Airport and achieved a 1st class degree – she was the highest achieving student in her cohort.

Congratulations Vyara; we are all extremely proud of such a wonderful achievement.

A prestigious invite for Kick-start

Kick-start dancing on stageThe University of Brighton’s all-male dance company, Kick-start, were invited to showcase their work at the Association for Physical Education’s annual national conference held at St Georges’ Park National Football Centre.

The dance company is made up of students on the Physical Education BA(Hons) with QTS course based at the university’s Eastbourne campus. Continue reading

PhD student wins the 3MT competition

Jennifer with her winners certificateSchool of Sport and Service Management PhD Student Jennifer Holland has won 1st place in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition at the University of Brighton’s Festival of Postgraduate Research which took place on 7 June.

Hosted by Vitae, the 3MT invites doctoral students to explain their research and its significance to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes, using only one slide, which is a huge feat when an 80,000 word thesis would take nine hours to present! Continue reading

Graduate wins Deutscher Hotelnachwuchs-Preis 2018

Astrid clutching her winners certificate with the two runners upCongratulations to International Hospitality Management BA(Hons) graduate Astrid Krauss who has won the Deutscher Hotelnachwuchs-Preis 2018. The annual prize, which is now in its 7th year, recognises exceptional performance in the hospitality industry.

Astrid graduated from the University of Brighton in 2008 and her first role in the industry was as Global Sales Trainee with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Global Office which included time in their five properties in Frankfurt. Astrid worked through the industry and is currently Director of Convention Sales at the Frankfurt Marriot Hotel. Continue reading

Best ever WSET results

School of Sport and Service Management hospitality students who took the Wine and Spirit Education Trust Level One awards got the best results our students have achieved for many years.

The award was led by Helen Evans from Enjoy Discovering Wine and took place on the Eastbourne campus. Students across all levels of the Hospitality courses took part and studied and sampled a range of wines all day! Continue reading

Success in the Passion for Hospitality Competition

Three International Hospitality Management BA(Hons) students travelled to London for the Institute of Hospitality‘s Passion for Hospitality Competition.

Ina, Irina and Caroline competed in the HOTS Business Game competition to run a virtual resort hotel. Despite some challenges along the way and some difficult strategic business decision making they beat off fierce competition from other universities to take third place! Continue reading

Graduate receives MIA Conference and Event Management Award 2017

International Event Management MSc graduate Katharina Bürger received the MIA Conference and Event Management Award 2017.

Katharina was presented with her award on 8 January 2018, during a GDPR-legislation event in London. MIA (Meetings Industry Association) is the UK’s principal association aiming to support the growth of the meeting and events sector in the country.

The award acknowledges excellence at universities and is a recognition of Katharina’s outstanding academic achievements during her postgraduate studies at the University of Brighton. Continue reading

Hospitality Expo 2018

After weeks of preparation, research and practise the final year students of the International Hospitality Management BA(Hons)  delivered a day of excitement and innovation for the Contemporary Issues in Hospitality Management module.

Following feedback from students and visitors of past years, the event was tweaked to enable students to better focus and showcase both their creativity and academic prowess. This resulted in a research poster expo which enabled visitors to vote for the best poster and deliver bonuses to the top three groups. Continue reading

Students helping older people avoid falls

Sophie (left) and Megan

School of Sport and Service Management sport and exercise science students are visiting a care home to help tackle one of the most serious health issues facing older people – falls.

Every year, one third of older people fall and in London alone these account for a tenth of ambulance call outs. Falls result in injuries, some serious and occasionally fatal, and besides the misery caused, they result in a £2 billion financial burden to the NHS. Continue reading