MasterChef Goes Global

The University of Brighton aims to introduce young people to higher education, raise aspirations and attainment, and provide information to help them make informed decisions about their future. Throughout the year we hold many events including the popular annual MasterChef which took place in the Culinary Arts Studio on the university’s Eastbourne campus.

This year we increased the number of days on offer from five to seven which enabled us to reach not only local school children, but also older students from a local college, many of whom have never considered attending university. The theme this year was ‘MasterChef Goes Global’. Continue reading

Value of Sport Conference

Last month the University of Brighton held its Value of Sport Conference at the Falmer campus for local college students to highlight how they can pursue a career in the sport industry.

Sport and Exercise Science BSc(Hons) student Verity Cooper reflects on the day:

“I was invited to the conference as a student ambassador. It was great to share my passion for the field of sport, and to share my experiences as a student working towards a career in sport. Continue reading

Travel and Tourism conference

The University of Brighton’s Travel and Tourism Conference took place at the Falmer campus in June. The annual event brings together local Sixth Form College students, University of Brighton students and and key industry figures to explore the opportunities that travel and tourism can bring.

This years speakers included Tim Williamson (Responsible Travel.com), Alex Fry and Matt Morgan (Neilson Holidays), Phil Evans (Eastbourne Borough Council) and Joe Ellis (Virgin Atlantic). Continue reading

Trainee PE teachers introduce pupils to alternative PE

Tchoukball, Kinball, Cheerleading, Street Surfing and Team Building Activities were on the menu for Year 10 secondary school pupils when they visited the School of sport and Service management on 4 February.

The day was organised by PGCE and School Direct PE course leader Dr Gary Stidder. Almost 100 pupils participated in the five activities throughout the day which were planned and presented by trainee PE teachers as part of the university’s Compact Plus Programme which celebrates its tenth birthday this year. Continue reading

Cool Club and Challenge Camp

Nearly 200 primary school children from Eastbourne and Brighton participated in the University of Brighton’s widening participation project during the school Easter holidays.

From 30 March to 2 April, children aged between seven and eight worked in teams during the week as part of the Cool Club whilst those aged nine and ten followed a similar programme known as the Challenge Camp. Continue reading

Easter Challenge Camp

Children from primary schools in Brighton and Eastbourne took part in the University of Brighton’s Easter Challenge Camp in from 14-17 April at the School of Sport and Service Management in Eastbourne.

Encompassing the Football 4 Peace International (F4P) principle the University of Brighton’s Compact Widening participation scheme has developed an exciting opportunity for boys and girls aged 8-11 years. Continue reading