Sport and Health Sciences at Brighton

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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Providing psychological support to Ukrainian elite athletes

Senior lecturer Dr Anastasiya Khomutova, course leader for the Sport Coaching BSc(Hons) degree, is working as part of a disciplinary team to support Ukrainian elite hurdlers as they train to qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympics. Ukrainian national track and field athletes have been unable to train in Ukraine since the outbreak of war and…

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Walking in the air: University of Brighton researchers touch down after testing ground-breaking devices in zero gravity

Researchers have spent last week suspended in space-like conditions as they put two experiments through their paces during weightless parabolic flights. The two projects tested, GELL-P and DEPLOY!, both have potential applications for space exploration and on earth. Rachel Forss from the School of Sport and Health Sciences and the Centre for Regenerative Medicines and Devices, who led the…

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University of Brighton teams up with Ringmer AFC to give students football industry experience

Students from the School of Sport and Health Sciences will have the opportunity to gain vital industry experience as part of a new partnership with the club. The partnership means that students will be able to shadow members of Ringmer AFC’s coaching and support staff throughout the 2023-24 season and beyond. The University of Brighton’s…

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Why I became a student paramedic

Mia Collins is a second year Paramedic Science BSc(Hons) student. We caught up with her to find out how she’s getting on and why she chose her degree. Why I became a student paramedic Deciding to train as paramedic wasn’t a straightforward decision. I knew I wanted to be in healthcare but what that looked…

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Researchers prepare for zero gravity to put experimental devices through their paces

Staff and students from the School of Sport and Health Sciences, School of Architecture, Technology and Engineering, Centre for Regenerative Medicines and Devices and Advanced Engineering Centre conducted a dry run for experiments this week in preparation for the parabolic flights later this month.   Teams from both the Gell-P and DEPLOY! Projects, including seasoned parabolic flyer and…

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New initiative offers NHS job guarantee for Brighton graduates

Student mental health nurses at the University of Brighton will have a guaranteed offer of NHS employment when they graduate as part of a new pilot programme. The programme strengthens the long-standing partnership between the University of Brighton and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SPFT) to deliver health degrees including Nursing (Mental Health) BSc (Hons)….

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Rafting day for trainee PE teachers

A group of 50 students headed to the Cuckmere River and Buzz Active Outdoor Centre at the start of their degree. The students are studying Physical Education BA(Hons) with QTS (qualified teacher status) and the trip provided a great way for students to get to know each other and work together. During the day students…

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