Nutrition and sport and exercise

Celebrating International Women’s Day

To mark International Women’s Day in 2018 we are celebrating the achievements of just some of the academics working here at Brighton. Our Women of Impact web feature demonstrates how our academic staff are achieving great things, working on the complex challenges facing society, educating and inspiring the next generation and making an impact in…

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How to boost tourism

How local businesses in East Sussex can increase trade by making use of the latest consumer trends in tourism is the subject of a free event organised by the University of Brighton. Wish You Were Here, at the De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill, on 20 March, will form part of Visit Britain’s English Tourism Week.

North and South Korea extend hands of peace

School of Sport and Service Management senior lecturer, Udo Merkel, writes for The Conversation on the symbolic Olympic opening ceremony as North and South Korea extend hands of peace. Read the article here 

North and South Korea to unite at Winter Olympics

School of Sport and Service Management senior lecturer, Dr Udo Merkel, writes for The Conversation on North and South Korea uniting at the Winter Olympics and the hidden agendas behind this sports diplomacy. Read the article here.

Protecting biodiversity through sustainable tourism in Africa

The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) invited Professor Marina Novelli to chair a panel session at the Tourism Investment and Business Forum for Africa (INVESTOUR) during one of the largest international tourism fairs in the world, FITUR, staged in Madrid in January. The ‘Biodiversity as a Driver for Sustainable Tourism: The Importance of Effective Community…

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Success for Madeleine

Madeleine Orr graduated from our International Event Management MSc in 2016 and was awarded a scholarship to undertake her PhD at the University of Minnesota. Her success was partly based on her excellent masters research dissertation supervised by the school’s Dr Nigel Jarvis, and her overall distinction in her degree award. Maddy investigated the legacies of the 2015 Pan…

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Lisa’s research success

Research into neuromuscular fatigue from cycling has won a University of Brighton student a top award. Lisa Schäfer addressed the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and the European Federation of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC) conference in Nottingham and won the Human Kinetics Student Poster Presentation Award. Lisa, based at the Welkin laboratories at…

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University of Brighton scholars honoured

Two University of Brighton professors have been honoured for their “high quality and sustained profile of their scholarship” by the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS). John Sugden, Professor of the Sociology of Sport in the School of Sport and Service Management, and Professor Alan Tomlinson, Professor of Leisure Studies in the…

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Congratulations to Source Park

Congratulations to our KTP partners Rich Moore and Marc Moore from The Source Park, Hastings who have just won two Historic England Angel awards: Historic England Followers’ and Telegraph Readers’ Favourite Best Rescue of a Historic Building (joint winner) Source Park is the world’s largest underground skate park and provides opportunities for our students as part of…

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ATHE Annual Conference 2017

On the 7th and 8th December, the School of Sport and Service Management is hosting the 2017 Annual Conference of the Association for Tourism in Higher Education at The View Hotel Eastbourne. This year’s theme, New Approaches to Tourism Learning in Higher Education, picks up on new approaches in all aspects of curriculum and vocational…

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