School of Sport and Health Sciences

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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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Get more with a postgraduate degree

Postgraduate information sessions

Join us on Wednesday 14 February for our Postgraduate information sessions. Our postgraduate information sessions are a great way to learn more about postgraduate study and research at Brighton and explore opportunities for you. As well as the option to attend talks about finance and admissions, you’ll also be able to meet lecturers, researchers and…

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Soumya Sononey

How studying a PGCert is supporting my career

Soumya Sononey is in the second year of studying on our Leading Practice Education PGCert.   Soumya is Lead for the Nurse Preceptorship Programme at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, joining the Trust in 2019 as a pre-registered nurse.   She started her current role in July 2022 and helps newly qualified nurses, newly registered international…

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Sport and exercise science graduate secures £0.9m UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship

Brighton sport and exercise science graduate Dr Jessica Mee has this month secured a £0.9m UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship grant to investigate the impact of heat strain on women’s health and performance. The study, for which Dr Mee has received £942,349 in funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), will look at how to improve women’s health…

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University Of Brighton 2023 highlights

2023 has been another extraordinary year at the University of Brighton with world-leading research, major awards and new facilities for our students, staff and the community. Check out some of the highlights from our incredible Brighton students, staff and alumni in our 2023 review. Season’s greetings and a happy new year!

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Get ready for your health degree interview!

Join our online event and get top tips for you healthcare degree interview: Wednesday 10 January 2024 5–6pm Online The event will include a live talk with one of our health admissions tutors where you’ll learn more about how our interviews work and how you can prepare. There will also be plenty of time to…

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