Sport and exercise course news

Nicky on the treadmill with the reserachers

Brighton lab preparing local runner for sub-zero Greenland endurance test

University of Brighton’s Environment Extremes Laboratory is giving Sussex runner Nicky Chisholm a taste of temperatures down to -20C to prepare her for The Coolest Half Marathon On Earth. Nicky is taking part in the Greenland half marathon on Sunday October 30, for which she is readying herself to face deep freeze conditions throughout the…

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Football 4 Peace training camp

Football 4 Peace International (F4P) recently held a week-long training camp to teach students and professionals on values-based pedagogy for using sport to facilitate reconciliation and promote co-existence through sport. Since its founding in 2000, the Football 4 Peace® initiative at the University of Brighton has reached communities across four continents, transferring its values-based methodology to…

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With Albion in the Community on the Falmer Campus

GloKnoCo partners visit the University

The School of Sport and Health Sciences was delighted to host our partners this week as the final event of the four-year Global Sport for Development Knowledge Collaborative (GloKnoCo) project. The event was led by Dr Mark Doidge and Dr Thomas Carter and funded by an Erasmus+ Network Grant to explicitly develop greater links between…

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Jessica Gordon-Brown in the 59kg Commonwealth Games 2022 weightlifting final.

Commonwealth glory for students past and present

Brighton students past and present made a splash last weekend at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham with a new national record and a silver medal in the weightlifting events. Brighton alumna Jessica Gordon-Brown picked up a silver medal on Sunday 31 July in the women’s 59kg weightlifting final, with an 86kg snatch and 111kg clean…

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Ben lifting weights

University of Brighton trio aiming for Commonwealth Games success

Student Ben Hickling is one of three people linked to University of Brighton joining Team England for the Commonwealth Games starting in Birmingham this week. Currently studying Sport and Exercise Science BSc(Hons), Ben has been selected for the England weightlifting team competing in the Men’s 55kg category – a class in which he is currently…

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Beat the heat with tips from the Environmental Extremes team

With the heatwave expected to stay with us for some time, reaching its peak on 18 July, Dr Neil Maxwell, Reader in the School of Sport and Health Sciences, has provided some simple tips for coping with the heat.  “A lot of it is common sense,” he said, “but it is always good to be…

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Abi Martin

Student wins Coach of the Year

Huge congratulations to Strength and Conditioning MSc student Abi Martin who has been awarded Coach of the Year at the England Rugby University Rugby Awards. Abi graduated from our Sport and Exercise Science BSc(Hons) in 2020 and went straight on to the masters course opting to study part-time. She is also a rugby development intern…

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some of the England players

Brighton lands prestige role for Women’s Euros

University of Brighton will host one of the leading teams playing in the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 football tournament which kicks off this Wednesday. England face Austria in the opening match at Old Trafford in Manchester on 6 July, before heading south to face two-time tournament winners Norway at Brighton & Hove Community Stadium on 11…

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the rowing team

Brighton students helping all-women rowing team in world record challenge

University of Brighton students are drawing on their learning to support six Sussex women setting off in the ‘The World’s Toughest Rowing Race’ on 12 June. Starting and finishing in London, the GB Row Challenge involves circumnavigating Great Britain in a  2000 nautical mile test of around-the-clock endurance mixing sleep deprivation and dehydration with all…

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Dan Howells doing coaching work

Top international coach joins the university sports team at Brighton

Leading international sport performance and conditioning coach Dan Howells has joined University of Brighton’s renowned Sport and Health Sciences school. Dan has worked at the highest levels of professional sport in both the UK and US, and will bring a wealth of insight to the student experience in terms of physical development and sports science…

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