Sport and exercise course news

Russell Martin at the podium during his talk

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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Engaging with non-contact boxing

Physical Education PGCE and School Direct trainee teachers began their course with an introduction to non-contact boxing and how to implement it into the secondary school physical education curriculum. Non-contact boxing is increasing in popularity as a means of developing personal fitness and core skills of agility and co-ordination. Combat activities such a boxing where…

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Lauren holding her Wales cap

Lauren’s “unforgettable” Wales hockey debut

A School of Sport and Service Management student won her first international cap for the Wales women’s hockey team in their recent European Championship victory over Turkey. Lauren Roberts, a Sports Scholarship student in Physical Education, was called up to the senior team having received the ‘Goalkeeper of the Tournament’ award at the European Under-21s…

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Celebrating the NSS

School of Sport and Service Management staff came together for tea and cake to celebrate another successful National Student Survey result. The school’s score for overall satisfaction was 85% – 1% higher than the average all UK universities score. We’re particularly proud of the following course results which are way above average:

Awareness raising tournament success

Over 90 students from the University of Brighton’s Eastbourne campus participated in a 5-a-side football tournament to raise awareness of homophobia within sport. The Football 4 Peace (F4P) vs Homophobia tournament took place in early May and supported the Justin campaign, which highlights the prejudices in football towards the LGBT community. It was set up…

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The five students on their trip

Northern Ireland F4P Project

Connor Cook is a second year Physical Education BA(Hons) student and a Football 4 Peace (F4P) trained coach – he has recently returned from a study tour in Northern Ireland where he was involved in coaching using the F4P methodology at Easter football camps. The camps were run by the Irish Football Association (IFA) as…

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