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Dr Neil Maxwell

Fellowship accolade for influential Brighton sport and exercise scientist

Dr Neil Maxwell has received a prestigious Fellowship from the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). Dr Maxwell – Reader of Environmental Physiology at the University of Brighton’s School of Sport and Health Sciences – has contributed for many years to diverse health, occupational and sporting communities to help people engage in safe…

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University coach celebrates record success with Paralympics legend Sarah Storey

The record-setting 17th Paralympic gold won this week by Dame Sarah Storey was an accolade too for her long-time University of Brighton coach Gary Brickley. Dr Brickley has combined coaching Great Britain’s most successful Paralympian of all time with pioneering work in the School of Sport and Health Sciences looking at helping athletes perform to…

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Online enrolment is now open

If you are starting here this September you can now enrol online. It couldn’t be easier and takes about 10 minutes to complete. Simply log into Student View with your university username and password. Check your emails for more info. Once you have enrolled online you can: Log into My Brighton About 30 minutes after…

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Starting your course in 2021?

We know you’re going to have a brilliant time here. There’s a lot to think about before starting university so we have put together some information you will find useful before you arrive and for your first few weeks at uni, to get your student life off to the best possible start. Belong at Brighton…

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Female firefighters research

Traditionally the Fire and Rescue service has been a male-dominated industry, but there has been a significant increase in the number of female firefighters recruited in the UK in the last twenty years. As the number of women in the Fire and Rescue workforce has increased, gaining a comprehensive understanding of how the physical stresses…

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National Plan for Sport and Recreation

Dr Neil Maxwell, Reader of Environmental Physiology at the University of Brighton, has contributed to a BASES (British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences) response to the House of Lords Select committee’s inquiry for a National Plan for Sport and Recreation. Neil became involved after volunteering to join a BASES COVID-19 Special Interest Group and…

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Why I chose to study sport and exercise science

Jay Suter is in the final year of his Sport and Exercise Science BSc(Hons) degree – he was able to join the course in year 2 due to his qualifications.  Jay tells us about about his journey: Joining the Sport and Exercise Science BSc(Hons) course back in 2019 was a last-minute decision when I was…

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Brighton graduate completes British athletics double

University of Brighton graduate George Mills claimed the 1500m title at the British Athletics Championships in Manchester at the weekend, adding to his indoor success over the same distance earlier this year. Mills, a Sport Brighton Sports Scholar who studied BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, claimed victory in the final in 3:51:39 at the event…

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How Covid-19 could finally resolve some of sport’s ethical challenges – but safety first

The school’s Professor Yannis Pitsiladis says the pandemic offers a chance for sport to take a step back and review issues such as its anti-doping programmes. Writing for Sports Medicine, Professor Pitsiladis, a Professor of Sport and Exercise Science who is also a member of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Medical and Scientific Commission, suggests…

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University of Brighton’s ground-breaking firefighter training goes global

An education pack created by the University of Brighton and the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has taken off around the world. Initially developed for FBU’s UK members with multimedia company Beach Design and financed by the Union Learning Fund, the Heat Illness Prevention Awareness (HIPA) programme aims to reduce the risk of firefighter fatalities through…

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