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Brighton research highlights importance of dignity and sense of personal control as UK population ages

Investment in supportive approaches that increase a sense of personal control are needed to make sure older people in the UK have the care support they need to live independent, fulfilling lives in their later years. Research led by the University of Brighton as part of a Europe-wide project found that ensuring older people retained…

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Presenting at BASES Student Conference

Students from our undergraduate and postgraduate sport science degrees received funding to attend this years British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) annual student conference. BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK and endorses our Sport and Exercise Science BSc degree and our sport science labs. The students…

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Explore our summer schools

Our summer schools programme offers you the chance to experience what it’s like to study at university. They’ll help you to decide what’s right for you after sixth form or college. Our summer schools take place in July, and we offer three options: on-campus residential (staying overnight in halls) on-campus non-residential online All our summer…

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Meet sport coaching student Rebecca

We asked first year Sport Coaching BSc(Hons) student, Rebecca Maye to reflect on her time on the degree to date: Why I chose Brighton for my degree “I loved sport growing up, always played football and all other sports I could. “I loved the location of Brighton/Eastbourne as it was by the beach. I was…

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Expedition to Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons)

Sport and Exercise Science BSc(Hons) students who opted to take the 3rd year choice module, Expedition Physiology, visited the Welsh mountains just before the Easter holidays.  Dr Neil Maxwell was the brainchild behind the module, with the first cohort starting back in 2003/04, and which evolved from several sleep deprivation studies Neil ran. He reports…

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Meet the sport coaching team

The team at Brighton has a wealth of coaching experience in a wide range of sports. They have worked, and continue to work, for organisations including the English Institute of Sport, The Rugby Football Union and British Tennis. Dr Anastasiya Khomutova – course leader Dr James Wallis – principal lecturer Flo Pietzsch – principal lecturer…

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Trip to The Gambia for sport students

Students studying on our Physical Education, Sport Coaching and Sport and Exercise Science  degrees have just returned from an incredible eight days in The Gambia running a Football for Peace project. The University of Brighton’s award winning Football for Peace [F4P] coaching programme highlights the social and fraternal attributes of sport in such a way…

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Meet podiatry lecturer Dr Gerald Agbarakwe

“I am passionate about the field of podiatry and how it can improve the lives of patients, and I look forward to continuing to contribute to the profession through my clinical work, volunteer experience, teaching, and research.” Dr Gerald Agbarakwe recently joined the University of Brighton’s podiatry team. Gerald is a graduate from our Podiatry…

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Get ready for uni – live event 27 April

Our 2023 online get ready events will help you prepare for university and offer the opportunity to meet other students who’ll also be joining the School of Sport and Health Sciences in September. Join us for our school get ready for your course online event to hear about how you can prepare for your subject,…

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Top tips for marathon running

Our best marathon training tips before, during and after race day! For marathon runners, looking after yourself is vital before during and after race day. Our Brighton experts provide top tips to help you run the 26.2 miles. Whether you’re an experienced marathoner or want to run your first 10k, it’s critical you get the…

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