Nutrition and sport and exercise


Football 4 Peace May Challenge Camp

Boys and girls from Eastbourne and Hastings came together during the school half term holidays in May to take part in the Football 4 Peace Challenge Camp at The School of Sport and Service Management in Eastbourne. As part of the University of Brighton’s widening participation scheme, they participated in a range of physical activities designed to…

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Lexi climbs the heights!

Undergraduate physical education, sports coaching and sport science students in Eastbourne went rock climbing and surfing in Cornwall but for one, the experiences were extra special: Lexi Hibberd is blind. Read the full story.  

Outdoor and Adventurous Activities in Bude

University of Brighton physical education, sports coaching and sport science students spent a week in May at Outdoor Adventure in Bude as part of their undergraduate courses. The trip focused on performance in a range of outdoor and adventurous activities (OAA) with an emphasis on using a variety of complex outdoor activity skills and techniques such as canoeing, kayaking,…

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UEFA commissioned anti-racism report

Football clubs and fans are denying the existence of racism and are hindering attempts to kick the problem into touch, according to a new report to UEFA from the School of Sport and Service Management’s Dr Mark Doidge. Read the full story on the University of Brighton website.

Biology Ideology and Pastiche Hegemony

Dr Christopher R Matthews who lectures in the sociology of sport at the School of Sport and Service Management has recently published a new paper titled ‘Biology Ideology and Pastiche Hegemony’. The paper discusses the changing landscape of gender within a boxing gym. Read the paper here.

BSc Sport Coaching Project Zone

The baby boom of the 1960s and increased longevity are partly responsible for the age structure of the population alive today.   Government statistics suggest 10 million people in the UK are over 65 years old, with a projection of 19 million by 2050. On Wednesday 14 May 2014, the University of Brighton’s School of Sport…

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Physical Education class 50th reunion

Saturday 17 May, a gorgeous sunny day in Eastbourne, saw 35 former students return to campus for their 50th reunion. The Physical Education class of 1964, led by alumnus Pearl Holt made their way back to the University of Brighton, Hillbrow campus where they studied at the then Chelsea School of Human Movement. 

The FA is hamstrung as English clubs have too much power

In an unusual attempt to pre-empt England’s inevitable World Cup failure, the FA has published a report to investigate problems affecting the national team. The report represents the findings of the England Commission, a body launched in September 2013 by the new FA chairman, Greg Dyke, to understand why there were fewer players qualified to…

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Violence at the Italian World Cup

Mark Doidge, Research Fellow at the School of Sport and Service Management, spoke to The Conversation on the 2014 final between Fiorentina and Napoli which left three people in hospital. Read the article here.

Easter Challenge Camp

Children from primary schools in Brighton and Eastbourne took part in the University of Brighton’s Easter Challenge Camp in from 14-17 April at the School of Sport and Service Management in Eastbourne. Encompassing the Football 4 Peace International (F4P) principle the University of Brighton’s Compact Widening participation scheme has developed an exciting opportunity for boys and girls…

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