School of Sport and Health Sciences

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SHARE 2024 conference

Tuesday 25 June 2024 10am to 4.30pm Online SHARE is an online conference co-hosted by the University of Brighton’s School of Sport and Health Sciences, Brighton and Sussex Medical School and the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare. The event will include keynote talks, oral presentations and posters around this year’s theme of:  Fast-tracking resilient and environmentally…

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Careers in sport and exercise science

Third year Sport and Exercise Science BSc(Hons) students benefitted from a career progression day as they head towards the final stages of their degree. The event was part of the final year core module Personal and Professional Development which is designed to help students evaluate the individual skills, knowledge and ability required to fulfil specific…

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Graduate returns to inspire student teachers

Mark Watt, Assistant Principal at East Sussex College, returned to the university to present his insight into teaching to our PGCE and School Direct student PE teachers. Mark trained to teach at Brighton on our undergraduate Physical Education BA(Hons) with Qualified Teacher Status and graduated twenty years ago. Trainees learnt more about the use of…

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Brighton student nurse teams with charity to provide HIV testing on campus

Nursing student, Vincent Lane, partnered with the Terrence Higgins Trust to provide free HIV testing on University of Brighton campuses this February. The two-day testing campaign is a personal project of the 51-year-old student mental health nurse, which was inspired by lessons in HIV complex care. Vincent decided to take action to raise awareness about…

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Join us for an applicant event!

If you’ve applied for an undergraduate course starting this September learn more about the course and get to know us better at our events for applicants and offer holders. Upcoming events for Sport and Health Science applicants: Wednesday 21 February 2024 Online subject Q&A sessions Ask any questions you might have before you attend your…

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Learning to teach examination physical education

Student physical education teachers attended a one-day conference that addressed the teaching of post-16 accredited PE courses. During the conference students presented a 20-minute session to their peers on a chosen topic from the A-level syllabus. The chosen topics included: The Olympic Games – blessing or curse?  Bandura’s model of observational learning theory (observational learning)…

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New facilities at the Falmer campus

Development work at our Falmer campus is well underway and in January our Sport and Health Complex opened its doors Newly opened leisure facilities included a gym, dance and fitness studio, spin studio and a social area. The next phase of the development will see the opening of the swimming pools, two show court hall, …

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Learning to teach Orienteering

Student PE teachers took part in a day of orienteering following their first school placement. During the day they received information about the teaching of Outdoor and Adventurous activities in the National Curriculum for Physical Education. The practical activities included a map symbol running game, map scale running game, cardinal cones exercise, netball numbers game…

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Funding for new dual-capability environmental chamber

University of Brighton has secured funding of £325k to support its research into the health impacts of climate change – including longer, hotter summers in the UK – on vulnerable groups. The award from the Wolfson Foundation will be used to expand research carried out at the University’s pioneering Environmental Extremes Lab. A new, dual-capability…

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Learning to teach athletics in secondary schools

PGCE and School Direct student Physical Education teachers returned to the university having completed their first 12-week school-based placement. The student teachers took part in a series of indoor and outdoor track and field athletics sessions designed to enhance their subject knowledge and given an opportunity to compete against themselves and other students to achieve…

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