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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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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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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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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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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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celebrating at the awards

Sport awards 2022

The University of Brighton celebrated its sporting successes this week at the 2022 Sports Awards. The event took place at The Grand Hotel in Brighton where students, staff and volunteers enjoyed a three course dinner alongside the award presentations. You can see all the award winners and nominees on the Sport Brighton website. Watch the…

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Brighton research making a world-leading impact, major review finds

The university has been recognised for research of “world-leading quality” which has “outstanding impact” on people’s lives by the UK’s HE funding bodies. The results of the Research Excellence Framework 2021 (REF) published Thursday, 12 May 2022 show that the university’s researchers have produced research consistently rated as world leading. In particular, the university has been…

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