A University of Brighton student and graduate have scooped sporting jobs of a lifetime – reporting on Brighton and Hove Albion’s FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City at Wembley on Saturday.
Adam Powers, sport journalism graduate, and Lewis Tizard, in his final year of the same course, will be working for the Albion before, during and after the match, carrying out interviews and match reporting.
They are part of the University’s Premier League Apprenticeship scheme with the Albion which was launched at the start of the 2017/18 season. Continue reading
More female firefighters are being hired but new research, co-led by the University of Brighton, suggests that fire services need to ensure appropriate consideration is given to female specific needs.
More than 800 women firefighters from 14 different countries, 255 in the UK, told researchers via an online survey that they face injury, illness and heat illness risk at similar rates to that of male firefighters. The report said specific issues such as protective equipment, clothing, health issues and long-term training need further consideration and improvement. Continue reading
Our PGCE and School Direct trainee PE teachers visited East Sussex College (Lewes Campus) to gain an insight into the teaching of post-16 Physical Education courses.
Trainees learnt more about the use of google classrooms and innovative ways to assess student progress such as video and verbal feedback, interactive assessment of learning and the use of flash cards using tablet devices and mobile phones. In addition, trainees were able to observe teaching in action and learn more about the latest revision resources available to students as well as being shown how to utilise the use of Twitter as an educational continued professional development resource. Continue reading
On Wednesday 20 March, Sport and Exercise Science BSc(Hons) students visited Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre to present their dissertation findings to practitioners of the English Institute of Sport (EIS) around optimising performance to the heat expected at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. Bisham Abbey is one of Sport England’s National Sports Centres and is home to a number of National Governing Bodies of Sport.
It was an early start for the students leaving Eastbourne at 7am on the dot! Once they arrived and after some quick refreshments and putting their posters up, Esme Matthew Co-Head of Physiology at the EIS welcomed them. Dr Neil Maxwell from the University of Brighton gave a short presentation to thank the EIS for the invitation and opportunity for the students to get a glimpse of the challenges the EIS practitioners will face in supporting the elite athletes in the lead up to Tokyo 2020 Games. He also acknowledged the considerable effort the students had put into producing the posters two months ahead of their dissertation deadline! Continue reading
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:
The Vegan Night
Wednesday 20 March 2019
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.
The 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. Continue reading
Trainee PE teachers organised a V-Cert day for year 10 pupils from Peacehaven Community School.
The focus of the day was to develop the pupils understanding of fitness and sport specifically related to Unit 3 of the new V-Cert qualification now being offered in some secondary schools. Continue reading