Nutrition and sport and exercise

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Join us for an introduction to what it is like to study a subject you are interested in at university. Our subject explorer events give you the chance to hear from a range of lecturers and current students from a variety of subject areas. Each event will consist of a short introductory talk covering how…

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From PE to owning a clothing store!

Joe Bayliss Jr studied Physical Education at Brighton and now owns a clothing store in Eastbourne. He shares his story: “My name is Junior, I graduated from Brighton university’s Eastbourne campus last year in Physical Education. “I now own a clothing store in Eastbourne, known as DisDressed, selling brands such as Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph…

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Decolonising the Physical Education Curriculum

PGCE and School Direct trainee physical education teachers recently experienced a range of team games that aimed to directly address the decolonisation of the British physical education curriculum. They worked remotely in student support study groups to design teaching and learning resources and then put the application of theory into practice on campus. The purpose…

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University of Brighton joins dual-career scheme to support talented athletes

The university has been accredited by the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme which helps young sportspeople pursue their goals while gaining qualifications. The Sport England-backed programme allows athletes to reach their full potential in education alongside their successes in sport. By becoming a Dual Career Accredited Site, the University of Brighton will be a key part…

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Celebrating International Women’s Day through sport

The University of Brighton welcomed teenage students from a school in Horsham to focus on careers for women in sport. Following the University’s special feature on women in sport on International Women’s Day, Dr Gary Stidder and female students in the third year of their respective degree programmes invited fifty girls from Millais School to…

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A management masterclass from one of Brighton’s best-known footballers

Former Scotland and Norwich defender Russell Martin, and current manager of League One MK Dons, visited University of Brighton students to offer his tips on leadership in sport. The founder of the Brighton & Hove based charity The Russell Martin Foundation hung up his boots late last year before moving into football management and was…

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Volunteering has enhanced my skills

Ciara Buckley, Physical Education BA(Hons) student, volunteered for Active Student’s ‘Out of Hours’ programme to teach local school children how to swim and dance. Here she tells us how she has benefited from volunteering. “My volunteering experience at the University of Brighton has not only boosted my CV for future employment and a place on…

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Learning through adventure: the many skills that can be taught outside the classroom

“Learning outside the classroom through adventurous activities is known to have significant educational benefits. It helps children develop technical, intellectual and social skills by overcoming challenges and sharing decisions.” This is the view of Principal Lecturer Dr Gary Stidder, leader of the Physical Education PGCE, in an article he has written for The Conversation. Read…

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Rugby and netball stars up for awards

The University’s Men’s Rugby Union 1st Team and a Netball Club member have been nominated for top sporting awards. The rugby team is shortlisted for the Rix & Kay Solicitors LLP Team of Year in the Sussex Sports Awards 2019, hosted by Active Sussex, and presented at Brighton’s Hilton Metropole Hotel on 22 November. Also…

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Another successful summer school

In August, we welcomed 23 Year 12 students from schools and colleges across the South East to our Sport Summer School – part of the University of Brighton’s widening participation outreach programme. Students got to experience university life for a week with a focus on sport courses. The students stayed in halls, took part in…

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