School of Sport and Health Sciences

Neil Kirby in the labs

Brighton students help prepare 70-year-old runner for treadmill marathon world record attempt

Two University of Brighton Masters students have been helping 70-year-old Eastbourne runner Neil Kirby to achieve peak condition in advance of his treadmill marathon world record attempt. Neil, who had a full hip replacement only two years ago, is hoping to mark his 70th birthday by becoming the first person over 70 to complete a…

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Dissection documentary provides invaluable cancer education

A new documentary, to be aired on 5 December, will provide vital insights into the journey of cancer through the body, and boost understanding of the disease for both medical professionals and the public. The Channel 4 documentary, named My Dead Body, features the story of Toni Crews, a mother of two, who was 30…

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Considering a career in health?

Join staff and students at our online event to find out more about our undergraduate healthcare courses. 22 November 2022 Tuesday 5.30–6.30pm Hear a talk from an academic, take part in a Q+A session and chat to current students and staff about our courses to discover what it’s really like to study to become a…

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Climate emergency: what can nursing students do to be greener?

Leonie Harrison, Nursing (Child) BSc(Hons) student, and senior lecturer Alison Taylor discuss the proactive approach the University of Brighton is taking to make our courses more sustainable in the latest Standard Nursing podcast. Brighton students are also working with three other universities around the world to adapt and introduce the Planetary Health Report Card (PHRC)…

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New Brighton sports science degree receives prestige accreditation

University of Brighton’s newly-launched Strength and Conditioning BSc(Hons) has received professional standard endorsements from a key sector agency. Within weeks of the first students taking up the new degree in September, the course was endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) with regard to two professional standards: Strength…

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Teaching values and the holistic development of young people through physical education

Our trainee PE teachers experienced a workshop aimed to promote the teaching of values and the holistic development of pupils in schools through physical education. Whilst the focus was on how football can address particular social issues, the methodology and application can be applied to any game within the secondary school PE curriculum. The workshop…

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Ally at the championships

Student shines at bodybuilding finals

Many congratulations to School of Sport and Health Sciences final year student, Ally Lantos, who has won two titles at the Fit X Bodybuilding British Finals. The competition took place at the Blackpool Winter Gardens on Saturday 22 October. Ally took the junior bikini (under 23) British title and the Open bikini (short class) British…

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Brighton lab preparing local runner for sub-zero Greenland endurance test

University of Brighton’s Environment Extremes Laboratory is giving Sussex runner Nicky Chisholm a taste of temperatures down to -20C to prepare her for The Coolest Half Marathon On Earth. Nicky is taking part in the Greenland half marathon on Sunday October 30, for which she is readying herself to face deep freeze conditions throughout the…

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Trainee teachers gain FA Award

Our PGCE and School Direct Trainee PE Teachers all successfully gained a Football Association award designed specifically for teachers. They experienced an intensive day with FA coaching staff and learnt how to maximise learning time in PE lessons and how to promote the holistic development of pupils through a four models games approach to learning….

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The Three Degrees: meet the sisters creating a University of Brighton tradition

Student Emma Folwell has become the third of three sisters to take the same degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Brighton, after starting this month. “Already planning the group photos in matching UoB physio jumpers!” is how sister Anna Folwell  reacted on Twitter to Emma’s success in gaining a sought-after place on the family…

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