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Rugby and netball stars up for awards

The University’s Men’s Rugby Union 1st Team and a Netball Club member have been nominated for top sporting awards.

The rugby team is shortlisted for the Rix & Kay Solicitors LLP Team of Year in the Sussex Sports Awards 2019, hosted by Active Sussex, and presented at Brighton’s Hilton Metropole Hotel on 22 November.

Also being presented on the night will be the University of Brighton Young Volunteer of the Year award for which there are three nominees: Bobby Williams (Hailsham Cricket Club), Kaleigh Pavitt (Hailsham Cricket Club and East Dean Cricket Club), and McKenzie Howell (University of Brighton Netball Club). Read More

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Lewis lands Spurs job

A University of Brighton sport journalism graduate has swapped the classroom for the Champions League after landing a full-time job at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.

Lewis Tizard, who graduated from his BA Sport Journalism degree in August with first-class honours, is now working in the media team of the 2019 Champions League finalists.

Lewis spent the 2018/19 season working on the award-winning Premier League Apprenticeship with Brighton and Hove Albion FC (BHAFC), which played a crucial role in securing his new job.

“This is a fantastic achievement for Lewis and thoroughly deserved,” said Owen Evans, BA Sport Journalism course leader. “To go straight from our newsroom into a Champions League is testament to his first class attitude and ability. Read More

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Lauren’s “unforgettable” Wales hockey debut

A School of Sport and Service Management student won her first international cap for the Wales women’s hockey team in their recent European Championship victory over Turkey.

Lauren Roberts, a Sports Scholarship student in Physical Education, was called up to the senior team having received the ‘Goalkeeper of the Tournament’ award at the European Under-21s Championship.

Lauren recovered from a serious knee injury – which sidelined her for most of last season – to represent Wales. Read More

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West Ham FC internship

Sport and Exercise Science BSc student Arjun Dosa has taken up an opportunity to spend a year with West Ham United Football Club.

Arjun started the role in July and is taking a year away from his course, returning to complete his degree in September 2020.

Arjun is keen to pursue a career in performance analysis and the hands-on experience he will gain from the internship, alongside his degree, will help achieve this. Throughout the internship he will gain guidance from experts in this field.

Arjun told us how the opportunity came about and what he’ll be working on during his year: Read More

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Showcasing skills

Students studying on our Sport and Exercise Science BSc are given an opportunity during their studies to achieve our unique Bronze, Silver and Gold awards and showcase their skills.

an image of the bronze awardThe awards recognise the multitude of practical skills students develop with us and are a way to demonstrate their capabilities and experience to future employers.

Introduced in 2017, the awards are embedded into the course and detail the many skills learnt, and practical activities carried out, over the three years. In the first year students work to achieve bronze, in the second silver and in the final year their gold award. Read More

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Santander award supports volunteering opportunity

International Tourism Management student Nazare (Naz) Asvedo Mendes has had a summer volunteering opportunity made possible thanks to the Santander International Experiences Fund.

Santander Universities provides philanthropic funds to help eligible undergraduate students take advantage of opportunities overseas, such as work placements, volunteering or studying abroad. Naz, who is on the second year of her course, was one of 14 students across the university whose application for support was successful. Read More

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Events by our events students!

As part of their studies International Event Management students host live events in their second year. They develop the event concept, source a venue and artists, market the event and finally deliver the event itself!

Our current students are now at the ticket selling stage and there are four great events coming up this month which we hope you will support:

posterThe Vegan Night
Wednesday 20 March 2019
7pm
La Locanda del Duca, Eastbourne

Enjoy a three-course meal and hear from special guest speaker Poppy Longden from the Eastbourne based vegan store: Oh My Goodness. Tickets cost £23.50 and you’ll be able to choose from a range of starters, mains and desserts.

Find out more on their Facebook page. Tickets can be purchased here.

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Women’s football captain invited to home of FC Barcelona

inside the stadiumThe captain of the University of Brighton women’s football first team trod hallowed sporting ground as she took part in a discussion at FC Barcelona’s legendary Nou Camp stadium.

Dominique Beckett visited Barcelona as part of Santander Universities’ Women in Football scheme, which supports female talent in both their sporting and professional lives.

The Physical Education with QTS student was one of a group of leading footballers from women’s clubs at UK universities who participated in a programme of events, tours and training in the Catalan city. Read More

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Oh, what a night!

In early December the university held its fourth annual event to celebrate University of Brighton student achievements.

Over 150 guests comprising students, staff, alumni, donors and supporters came together for an important occasion, hosted by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Debra Humphris, and organised by the Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement team.  All attendees were there to recognise and applaud the efforts of a range of students who received awards for outstanding efforts (both academic and co-curricular) during the last academic year. Read More

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.