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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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.
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
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