Lisa’s research success

Research into neuromuscular fatigue from cycling has won a University of Brighton student a top award.

Lisa Schäfer addressed the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and the European Federation of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC) conference in Nottingham and won the Human Kinetics Student Poster Presentation Award.

Lisa, based at the Welkin laboratories at the University’s Eastbourne campus, was honoured for her “outstanding contribution to sport and exercise sciences”. Her study ‘Neuromuscular fatigue following cycling above critical power’ was supervised by Dr Jeanne Dekerle and Dr Mark Hayes. Continue reading

Run the Bases Launches Pilot Program in Malta

Run the Bases is a newly formed sport for development organisation that aims to tackle gender inequalities in sport, focusing on the sport of softball.

The organisation was founded by former UCLA Softball Player Tara Henry (USA), Sebastian Cirillo (Italy) and Kelly Smith (UK) who are all recent graduates from the Sport and International Development MA program at University of Brighton. Continue reading

Jack’s the first for esports

A School of Sport and Service Management graduate has become the first full-time British newspaper esports journalist.

Jack Stewart, 21, graduated with a Sport Journalism BA(Hons) degree just this summer and was quickly snapped up by a national newspaper to report on competitive video games.

He said: “The Daily Mail advertised they were looking for an esports journalist online and, luckily, one of my course mates had just started working there and pointed it out to me – blabbing on about esports for three years clearly paid off in the end. Continue reading

Selling award for hospitality placement student

International Hospitality Management BA(Hons) student, Lan Jin, has received an award for being Hilton Hotels second highest regional up-seller.

Lan spent her placement at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London near the Tower of London working in their front desk department. She joined the International Hospitality management course following a year at the University of Brighton International College. Continue reading

Graduate research in the news

Carl James, who completed his PhD studies with us in 2016 before joining us as a Technical Instructor has had his research featured in two recent articles:

The New York Times
Cosmopolitan

The research was completed during his time at the University of Brighton. Carl is now a Senior Physiologist with the National Insitute of Sport, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

Hospitality placement leads to graduate role

International Hospitality Management BA(Hons) student Andrew Selwyn was so impressive during his placement year that a new post was created just for him! He tells us about his placement experience and his new role:

“One of the reasons I decided to come to study in Eastbourne was because of the Culinary Arts Studio (CAS). It was the one memory I can remember vividly from my open day. I had wanted to be a chef before some college work experience changed my mind, but I still wanted to stay working with food, so the course was perfect and the idea I could still incorporate a bit of cooking was the deciding factor. 

“The skills I developed in the first and second year in the CAS also set me up for my year on placement in The Runnymede on Thames Hotel and Spa in Egham, Surrey. Continue reading

Retail student successes

Many congratulations to Annabel Dines from our Retail Marketing BA(Hons) who has just secured a year on placement with Jaguar and to Cameron Hey from Retail Management BA(Hons) who will be joining Marks and Spencer for his.

We also wish Phoebe Twiss every success as she takes up a permanent post at graduation as Assistant Buyer and Merchandiser at Fenwick Department Stores. Continue reading

A unique coaching experience for PE with QTS student

Third year Physical Education BA(Hons) with QTS student, Jake Hutson, was offered an opportunity to coach professional cricket in Hong Kong – an offer he couldn’t refuse!

Jake Hutson offering feedback to domestic player Jason Lui during a net session.

Due to his extensive experience of the short format, Jake was presented with the opportunity to take on the role of Junior Assistant Coach at one of the five franchises competing at this year’s HKT20 Blitz. With tremendous support from the University of Brighton, Jake was granted two weeks leave to accept the role of what could only be a described as a once in a lifetime opportunity. Continue reading

Active Hearts Walk

Sport and Fitness (top up) BSc student Bronwyn Elsden, along with two fellow students, Amie Jones (Applied Exercise Physiology MSc)and Sabrina Joshua (Sport and Exercise Science BSc), were awarded a Little ECHO grant to host an inaugural family-friendly walk along Eastbourne seafront, raising awareness of the importance of physical activity for heart-healthy living.

The event was aimed at members of the public as well as participants of the Active Hearts Scheme which Bronwyn, Amie and Sabrina are involved with. The Active Hearts Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme is based at the University of Brighton’s Eastbourne Campus Continue reading

Hat-full of medals

Five of the seven University of Brighton students who took part in the recent British Universities and College Students nationals came home with medals.

Physical Education PGCE student Elise Lovell took gold, Joey Watson and Jess Gordon-Brown collected silver, and Holly Turner and Tegan Walsh won bronze.

The university had entries in the Badminton, Swimming, Karate, Athletics, Judo, Fencing and Trampolining categories during the events in Sheffield.

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