Learning about mixed-sex team games

Trainee physical education teachers were introduced to the only mixed-sex team game played widely in the Netherlands and Belgium – Korfball.

The game of Korfball is played between teams made up of four male and four female players. The playing court is divided into two equal zones and two players of each sex are placed in each – it can be played indoors or outdoors. Continue reading

Professional-Based learning presentation

Travel marketing consultant and entrepreneur, Helena Beard, gave a presentation to events, hospitality, tourism and sport development masters students on her perspective when working with interns and volunteers.

Her company, China Travel Outbound, has welcomed a number of students and graduates onto placements over the past two years, including a third year student from Brighton earlier this year.

She made the point that there are some very simple things that good interns do: they turn up on time and are always reliable, they use their initiative and they check their work before giving it to their manager. But there are also other less obvious things which are extremely important. Continue reading

OVERTOURISM AND TOURISM-PHOBIA

– a complex journey between economic gain socio-cultural preservation

Join us for a free seminar on:

Wednesday 6 December 2017
3-5pm

Speaker
Dr Claudio Milano, Ostelea School of Hospitality and Tourism, Barcelona, Spain

Discussant
Professor Marina Novelli, School of Sport and Service Management, University of Brighton

Venue
University of Brighton, Room 203, Robert Dodd building, Darley Road, Eastbourne
How to find us

Reserve your free place by emailing Sarah Smith: S.Smith6@brighton.ac.uk

 

Award for hospitality team

A team of academics at the university’s School of Sport and Service Management have won an award that recognise innovation and excellence in hospitality management education.

The award was sponsored by The Council of Hospitality Management Education executive, in association with SHARE Centre and the team received the award for their efforts with the menumuseum.eu project.   The project is a combined research facilitating archive and interactive teaching tool that can be used to review and analyse trends in menu design, pricing, and food and beverage trends. Continue reading

Guest speaker from Rickshaw Travel

International Hospitality Management BA(Hons) student, Helena Cleary, writes about a recent guest lecture:

“Jennifer Parker, the Meaningful Innovation and Product Team Manager at Rickshaw Travel, visited University of Brighton third year hospitality, events, tourism, physical education and sport business management students as part of the Employability, Enterprise and Innovation module on the 17 October.

“Rickshaw Travel are a friendly UK based travel company who create unique and meaningful travelling experiences. Their trips are based in Asia, Central America and South America. Continue reading

Learning more about Tchoukball

Physical education trainee teachers learnt more about a new team game that combines the pace and excitement of handball and volleyball.

The Swiss non-contact invasion game of Tchoukball is played with two ‘frames’ situated at both ends of a playing court. A line runs three meters from the centre of the bottom of the frame around in a semi-circle – this area is known as the ‘forbidden zone’ or more familiarly, the ‘D’. Teams can attack and defend at both ends. Continue reading

Getting to know the Longball Game

PGCE and School Direct Physical Education trainee teachers learnt how to teach Danish Longball as part of their continued professional development and subject knowledge enhancement.

Danish Longball is a hybrid of baseball, dodgeball and cricket. It is a striking and fielding game that requires two teams of equal numbers to compete in a shared area in attacking and defending played over a set period of time. Continue reading

Induction Week Outdoor Adventurous Activities

School of Sport and Service Management students took part in two days of outdoor adventurous activities (OAA), as part of their University of Brighton induction week programme.

150 students took part and included those studying physical education, sport studies, sport and business management and physical education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

On the first day students were split into their courses to carry out navigational exercises or work through a series of team building and trust games. These are designed to integrate them into university life and allow them the chance to get to know new and potentially, life-long friends. Continue reading

Introducing Ultimate Frisbee

Trainee physical education teachers were introduced to a new and innovative team game as part of their subject knowledge enhancement.

Ultimate Frisbee is an exciting, non-contact team sport, played by thousands of children all over the world. It mixes the best features of sports such as soccer, basketball, American football and netball into a demanding game.

Many schools now include Ultimate Frisbee in their PE curriculum as an alternative to more traditional competitive team sports which is far more inclusive and has greater appeal to much wider population of pupils. Continue reading