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Progress your career with a postgraduate degree

Postgraduate study develops your skills, supports your career progression and allows for rich personal development. Our subjects include teacher training, journalism, sport and exercise physiology, sport development and strength and conditioning.

Enhanced earning potential
A masters won’t just help you to get a job, it will also help you to earn more money. Students with a postgraduate degree can expect to earn £5,500 more a year than those with just a bachelor’s – that’s around £200,000 in a working lifetime (Source: Sutton Trust).

Career-changing possibilities
You could use a postgraduate degree to change career – not every programme requires you to have studied the subject before. Read More

Hospitality and the Berlin wall

Our International Hospitality Management MSc at Brighton has a history going back almost 40 years. Mike Boella, school Fellow and colleague who was instrumental in setting up the programme when we were still a polytechnic, recalls its links with the Berlin wall.

“As I was celebrating 30 years since the Berlin Wall was knocked down I rediscovered an old photo. You can clearly see my name and the name of our University on this part of the Berlin Wall. Read More

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Eastbourne’s first pop-up hotel school

The University of Brighton and Eastbourne’s View Hotel have teamed up to offer young people at school the opportunity to learn more about a career in hospitality.

The collaboration has been brought together by Eastbourne Borough Council, working with the View Hotel, the University of Brighton, East Sussex College Group, Eastbourne Chamber of Commerce and East Sussex County Council to create new opportunities for local people in the hospitality industry.

The pop-up hotel school concept was developed by the University’s Dr Ioannis S. Pantelidis who together with nine final year International Hospitality Management (BA(Hons) students designed training workshops, focusing on hospitality skills in a real life setting and including interactive presentations about a career in hospitality. The event has also been supported by Open Doors, a workplace-based project run by East Sussex County Council. Read More

students listening to the lecture

Learning more about 16 – 19 Physical Education

Trainee Physical Education teachers learnt more about the 16 – 19 PE curriculum in alternative educational settings during a guest lecture.

The speaker was Sarah McAdam who is Further Education Manager at Brighton and Hove Albion FCs Albion in the Community. She spoke to the trainee teachers about the types of accredited courses in sport, and related subjects, that are on offer to apprentices at the football club. She also detailed how Albion in the Community supports the educational and academic development of young people through various support mechanisms and departments within the club. These include departments for areas such as health, disability, inclusion, football pathways and schools. Read More

students with Dr Mark Hayes

A taste of university life

As part of our widening participation outreach activities, we welcomed a group of Sport Coaching and Development Foundation Degree students from East Sussex College to the Eastbourne campus.

The event provided further information to the students about top-up degree options and other sport-related courses at the university. It also gave them an insight into university life.

The students listened to an overview from Dr Jim Wallis, Sport Coaching BSc course leader, and then took part in a coaching session led by second year students. They then visited the physiology sport lab and participated in a sport and exercise science session led by Dr Mark Hayes using equipment to test grip strength and jump distances. Read More

the candidates at the debate

A successful election debate

Students and members of the public grilled Eastbourne’s parliamentary candidates at a hustings at the University’s Eastbourne campus on Friday.

The audience at the Hillbrow site questioned Liberal Democrat’s Stephen Lloyd, Conservative’s Caroline Ansell, Labour’s Jake Lambert, the Brexit Party’s Stephen Gander and independent candidate Ken Pollock.

They listened to answers on topics including what Brexit should mean for EU students, whether the abolition of tuition fees is affordable and what can be done to fight climate change. Read More

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A responsible future?

Through Responsible Futures the University of Brighton harnesses change to enhance the delivery of sustainable economic development, improved environments and more inclusive societies.

Responsible Futures research generates new ideas to positively influence policy, practice and behaviours. By bringing together interdisciplinary expertise, we explore opportunities to create more just and environmentally sustainable societies, including research into the circular economy, sustainable tourism, ethical and green business practices, sustainable health and the blue economy. Read More

McKenzie receives her award from Barry Squires,Head of Sport at the University

Netball star wins top award

A University Netball Club member has won an award for helping others.

McKenzie Howell, one of our Physical Education BA(Hons) students, scooped the University of Brighton Young Volunteer of the Year trophy in this year’s Sussex Sports Awards.

She said: “I was very shocked and honoured – I didn’t expect it.”

GB hurdler and relay runner Kriss Akabusi MBE hosted the awards evening at Brighton’s Hilton Metropole Hotel. It was organised by Active Sussex, based at the University.

McKenzie explained her motivation: “If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you”, adding: “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic, it takes a lot of hard work.” Read More

view from a cruise ship

Boozing and Cruising

Short cruises have become a favourite choice for boozy breaks by young people, according to one of our University of Brighton tourism experts.

Dr Clare Weeden, tourism and marketing Principal Lecturer at the university Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics, said there has been a noticeable change in passenger behaviour in the last decade, largely caused by operators trying to appeal to younger consumers.

Dr Weeden told Ship Technology magazine: “When I took students on a P&O cruise in 2009, it went from Southampton to Lisbon and back again along the coast of France. We had a fabulous time. They had the formal nights still, not every night, but formal dining. It was what you might expect from a cruise. Read More

cover of Overtime magazine

New edition of Overtime magazine

Thousands of copies of Overtime, a printed magazine produced by journalism and sport journalism students, have hit university campuses.

All three year groups on both degree courses collaborated over the course of a week to publish stories on their website, www.overtimeonline.co.uk, and produce the magazine, which was edited by third-year journalism student Jamie Edkins and third-year sport journalism student Sam Smith. Read More