University of Brighton Alumni Association

Jackie Wood is smiling and holding her Winners certificate

Alum wins Outstanding Contribution award in sport – “I’ve been able to have an impact on the lives of probably thousands of people over my career”

When Healthy Communities Coach, Jackie Wood, was recognised by Active Sussex as having made an Outstanding Contribution to Sport & Physical Activity, she knew she wanted to share this news with all the organisations that had shaped her long and successful career in sport and PE.

Children playing football in Africa

Arthur’s TackleAfrica PhD project – “I can say that it has been (and still is) a rich and intense journey!”

Arthur Gaillard’s PhD project, kindly supported by TackleAfrica, looks at the ways in which organisations from the sector of Sport for Development and Peace evaluate their work. To do this, Arthur conducted an ethnographic case study of TackleAfrica’s monitoring and evaluation activities. His focus is on their programmes in West Africa, specifically in Côte d’Ivoire,…

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Football 4 Peace International – Marking 20 Years

by Dr Gary Stidder, Co-Founder and Deputy Director Football 4 Peace International, Principal Lecturer in Physical Education – University of Brighton, School of Sport and Service Management. On 2 August 2021, Football 4 Peace International celebrates its 20th anniversary. Football 4 Peace International (F4P) has become a multi-dimensional research, education and social engagement platform that…

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Alumni using sport to create a level playing field

Three University of Brighton graduates are launching an organisation to tackle inequalities in sport. Run the Bases (RTB) is using softball to address the issue by combing values and skills-based coaching to “empower and encourage young athletes to become leaders in sport and in life. Inclusion and gender equality are the goal and the target group…

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Jack’s the first for esports

A University of Brighton graduate has become the first full-time British newspaper esports journalist. Jack Stewart, 21, graduated with a Sport Journalism BA(Hons) degree just this summer and was quickly snapped up by a national newspaper to report on competitive video games. Jack said: “The Daily Mail advertised they were looking for an esports journalist online…

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Gloves off for Tom

Double alumnus Tom Graves (Sport Studies BA(Hons) 2015, Sport and International Development MA 2016) has earned the opportunity to become a member of the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC), the main governing body of professional boxing in the UK. We caught up with Tom to find out more.


50 years of fitness and friendship

On Saturday 10 June we welcomed 95 members from the Chelsea College of Physical Education class of 1970 at our Eastbourne campus. The ladies assembled in Sprinters Café where they had the opportunity to reconnect with their classmates. Some had not seen each other for nearly 50 years so there was a lot to catch…

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Slam dunk for Sadie

Brighton alumna Sadie Mason MBE has recently been appointed as Team Manager for Great Britain’s U18 Women’s Basketball Team. Sadie, who is the Chief Executive at Active Sussex, graduated in 1985 with a Sports Science BSc(Hons), then again in 1986 with a Physical Education and Science PGCE, has had a lifelong passion for basketball.

Breaking the two-hour marathon challenge

Can a human run the marathon in less than two hours? Students and staff at the School of Sports and Service Management are working on an exciting research collaboration to achieve this goal.

Meet Brighton’s Titans (School of Sport and Service Management)

Over the years, Brighton’s School of Sport and Service Management has been a launching pad for thousands of students embarking on a wide range of careers. As part of the Brighton’s Titans campaign, we’re proud to spotlight a few of our notable graduates, who have shared some of their experiences studying with us.

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