Football for refugees

Football clubs, federations, fans and governments around Europe are being urged to make the sport more accessible to refugees.

Dr Mark Doidge, Senior Research Fellow from the School of Sport and Service Management, said football was the universal language that can bring some semblance of normality to the lives of refugees and it was important refugees are given access to the game. Continue reading

Trainee teachers get surfing

Trainee Physical Education teachers were introduced to the latest Californian craze amongst children as part of their induction into the PGCE and School Direct Physical Education Teacher Training Programme.

Street Surfing is a combination of skateboarding, surfing and snowboarding on two wheels and is proving to capture the interest of pupils in schools. Continue reading

Sport Summer School 2017

The University of Brighton’s residential Sport Summer School took place from 22-26 August as part of the Compact Plus Programme.

Thirty Year 12 students from schools and colleges across the South-East took part in a packed programme of activities which included inspirational lectures, practical sessions such as physical education, sport coaching, cheerleading and in the sport science labs.

There were also outings to Beachy Head which included a mile and a half fun-run, some free time in Eastbourne town centre, and bowling and laser quest. Students were also given information about sport courses at the university, the UCAS application and personal statement writing process, careers and student finance. Continue reading

Trainee PE and Dance Teachers join in Team Building Exercises

PGCE and School Direct Physical Education and Dance trainee teachers came together at the start of their teacher training course on 5 September to take part in a series of team building exercises designed to develop group dynamics and working relationships.

A series of ice-breaking activities were followed by team building games and exercises in small groups in order to develop trust and responsibility. Students then took part in a number of larger group activities designed to promote problem solving and decision making. Continue reading

Trainee PE teachers get to grips with alternative physical activities

New PGCE and School Direct Physical Education trainee teachers began their Initial Teacher Training with an introduction to alternative physical education – this included introductory sessions on how to implement non-contact boxing and the Canadian game of Kinball into the secondary school physical education curriculum.

With more secondary schools moving towards an alternative PE curriculum rather than traditional forms of provision, the PGCE and School Direct PE course now focuses on introducing trainees to the positive benefits of promoting lifestyle activities in order to reach a broader population of pupils and increase participation rates in secondary school PE lessons. Continue reading

£540,000 to beat the cheats

Yannis Pitsiladis, Professor of Sport and Exercise Science at the School of Sport and Service Management has been awarded more than £540,000 to research a new cutting-edge test to beat doping cheats.

Professor Yannis Pitsiladis believes his new method could bring an end to athletes using performance-enhancing drugs. Continue reading

Clearing 2017

Good luck to everyone receiving A-Level results tomorrow!
If your exams have gone differently from the way you expected, or you have had a change of heart about the course you want to do then Clearing can be a great way to start that journey.

Our Clearing hotline will be open on Thursday from 7am  Call us on 01273 644000
Full advice about Clearing can be found on the University of Brighton website: www.brighton.ac.uk/clearing  

Get to know us better and visit us at a Clearing information day
You’ll meet academics from your subject, take a tour of your campus and facilities and get advice about student finance, university life and accommodation. Find out more about Clearing information days.

Students’ month-long fund raising for RNLI

University of Brighton students held a month of events as part of their studies to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute in Eastbourne.

The students, who all study International Event Management, collected more than £800 from a recycled fashion show at the Loft Bar in Eastbourne, an exhibition of art from Cavendish School, The Haven School and Lindfield School, and pirate-themed ball. Continue reading

Book now for the British Science Festival

Join our Dr Neil Maxwell at this year’s British Science Festival, taking place in Brighton from 5- 9 September, co-hosted by the University of Brighton and University of Sussex.

During this week, Dr Maxwell alongside a number of colleagues from other universities across the UK, will present an eclectic range of projects that showcase and celebrate the latest developments in scientific thinking. Continue reading

Graduation ceremony experience for events student

International Event Management BA(Hons) student, Bronwyn Fetteroll, is gaining behind the scenes insight into the University of Brighton summer graduation ceremonies.

Bronwyn, who has just completed the first year of her course, has joined the university’s events team for three weeks to help organise and run the four day event which takes place at the end of July.

Bronwyn’s placement came about after she chatted to the Events Manager when her course went on a field trip to the Brighton Centre where the ceremonies are taking place. Continue reading