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Placements providing real-world experience

All courses at the University of Brighton encourage students to reach their full potential and demonstrate their university learning in real-life situations. The Sports Coaching BSc(Hons) degree offers around 60 different placement opportunities to its students with a range of sport organisations.

Sport Coaching graduates – where are they now?

The University of Brighton prides itself on the employability of our students and we make sure they graduate with confidence and ready for work. Work placements are just one of the ways we do this – they not only provide invaluable hands-on experience but many students are offered permanent jobs by the company they’ve spend their placement with. 

World’s largest underground skate park provides student opportunities

A disused Victorian swimming bath complex has been turned into the world’s largest underground skate park – with help from the University of Brighton. The 130-year-old building beneath the seafront promenade in Hastings, officially opened on 12 February, has been converted by a BMX and skateboarding brand Source BMX. Harvey Ells, Principal Lecturer at the…

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Students get creative with alternative PE

PE, sport and exercise science, sport studies and sport coaching students presented and experienced a range of eclectic and innovative physical activities as part of their Level 5 assessment in alternative activities. Presentations included Mission Impossible, Aquatic Wipe-out, The Cube, QR Code climbing and Aqua-Cross.

Coaching in The Gambia

Two University of Brighton students put their learning into practice during a trip to The Gambia. Sport Coaching BSc(Hons) students Matt Ewing and Megan Hill tell us about their trip.

Sport Coaching graduate tours Brazil with Corinthian-Casuals

Danny Bracken studied Sport Coaching BSc(Hons) at the University of Brighton and graduated in 2013. He currently teaches at a private school outside of London and continues to play football for Corinthian-Casuals, something he started whilst studying at Brighton.

Placement experience at the LTA

Second year Sport Coaching BSc(Hons) student, Russell Butlin, had a day’s experience with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) as part of his course.

Students on Erasmus Study Visits

Undergraduate sport students from the School of Sport and Service Management are eligible to apply to study for one semester abroad under the Erasmus scheme.

Sport Coaching and Development Top-up Degree Success

Once again the graduates on the Sport Coaching and Development Top-up BA(Hons) degree are celebrating; 68% gained degrees at 2:1 or above and 20% gained firsts in 2014.

Course leader supporting Sussex Cricket talent identification

James Wallis, course leader for Sport Coaching BSc(Hons) has taken on a new role supporting Sussex Cricket in talent identification and coach education.

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