Nutrition and sport and exercise

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University backs first Africa Tourism Leadership Forum

The University of Brighton is supporting the first Africa Tourism Leadership Forum and Awards. As a Pan-African event, this is the first Africa travel and tourism industry gathering designed by Africans, for Africans and being hosted in Africa. The forum will convene global and African travel and tourism business leaders, ministers, policymakers, tourism authorities, investors,…

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Are our seaside towns free from racism?

Seaside towns are venues for fun, frivolity and escapism – but are they also places where racism flourishes?

How munching ice can improve firefighter safety

As firefighters tackle moorland blazes in Greater Manchester, scientists at the University of Brighton are suggesting a way for crews to stay cool – eating ‘slushed’ ice. PhD researcher Emily Watkins and Alan Richardson, Principal Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science, have been working with the Fire Service over the last six years to find…

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PhD student wins the 3MT competition

School of Sport and Service Management PhD Student Jennifer Holland has won 1st place in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition at the University of Brighton’s Festival of Postgraduate Research which took place on 7 June. Hosted by Vitae, the 3MT invites doctoral students to explain their research and its significance to a non-specialist audience in…

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We need alternative ways of doing tourism

Tourism needs a radical overhaul to help secure the sustainability of the planet, tourism activists will argue. Tourism and the impact of climate change, marine pollution, biodiversity loss, food and water security, health wellbeing and equality will be discussed at a seminar organised by the University of Brighton’s Tourism, Hospitality and Events Research and Enterprise…

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Poirot finds clues to fitness

David Suchet CBE spent a day at the University Eastbourne campus gathering tips before a charity trek to Machu Picchu, the Inca citadel in the Andes Mountains. The award-winning actor, best known for playing Agatha Christie’s detective Hercule Poirot, joined other members of his family including newsreader John Suchet at the University’s Environmental Extremes Lab…

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How can we cope with the UK’s extreme weather?

As the country reflects on a cold start to the year, scientists at the University of Brighton are looking to the summer and researching ways older people can avoid heat-related illnesses which claim 2,000 lives in the UK each year. The University is appealing to healthy volunteers aged 65 and over to volunteer for exercise…

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Latest research newsletter

The January to March 2018 edition of the School of Sport and Service Management research newsletter has just been published. Features include: Hercule Poirot visits the sport and exercise science labs as part of a Para-Monte Altitude Awareness Day the launch of the Environmental Extremes Lab Blog Optimising Preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Environment Negotiating Gender…

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Brighton professors join the REF

Four professors from the University of Brighton have been invited to join the sub-panels for the Research Excellence Framework (REF). The panel will include School of Sport and Service Management’s Professor Marina Novelli, Professor of Tourism and International Development and Academic Lead for Responsible Brighton Future. Professor Novelli will be on the panel with the…

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50 Shades of Green Tourism in East Sussex

East Sussex’s Green Tourism is booming, as visitors to the county are increasingly demanding environmentally sustainable experiences, involving unique locations such as the South Downs National Park, locally produced food and drinks and local cultural attractions, such as art galleries, museums and vineyards. This was the core message of the University of Brighton’s Wish You…

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