School of Sport and Service Management

Professor Yannis Pitsiladis in his white coat in the labs

Catching up with Professor Yannis Pitsiladis

We speak to the Professor of Sport and Exercise Science about how the University’s at the forefront of anti-doping research. ​Professor Yannis Pitsiladis, who’s also a member of the International Olympic Committee’s Medical and Scientific Commission and chairs the Science Commission of the International Federation of Sports Medicine, also discusses the case of Caster Semenya…

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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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A photo of Dr Gary Brickley

Podcast: Catching up with Dr Gary Brickley

With a week to go until the Brighton Marathon, we’ve been asking the senior lecturer in exercise physiology for some tips ahead of the event. Gary, a renowned Paralympic cycling coach who used to work with 14-time Paralympic gold winner Dame Sarah Storey, also tells us about his career, his own endurance exploits in open…

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the new gym facilities

Boosting facilities for students

A new gym, learning space and seminar room have been unveiled at the University’s Eastbourne campus. The Queenwood Seminar Room and Social Learning Spaces feature state-of-the-art furniture and technology to facilitate student collaboration. Key additions include two edit suit rooms, USB power chargers throughout and fixed and flexible furniture, including coffee tables and collaboration desks. The…

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a picture of Nick with a paralympic athlete

Catching up with Professor Nick Webborn

As a preview to his upcoming inaugural lecture we spoke to the clinical professor of sport and exercise medicine at the University. Nick Webborn OBE has been at the forefront in the development of Paralympic medicine, and is now chair of the British Paralympic Association. Nick incurred a spinal cord injury while serving in the…

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a picture of Nick with a paralympic athlete

Paralympic Sports Medicine – The Evolution of a Specialty

Nick Webborn OBE, Professor of Sport and Exercise Medicine at the School of Sport and Service Management, presents his inaugural lecture, Paralympic Sports Medicine – The Evolution of a Specialty, on Wednesday 27 February. The event starts at 6.30pm and takes place in the Hillbrow building of the Eastbourne campus. Find out more and book…

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Harley-Davidson and Identity visit

Students from the School of Sport and Service Management and the Brighton Business School (based on the Brighton Moulescoomb campus) were visited by Harley-Davidson, including motorbikes, and Identity group. The afternoon provided an opportunity to meet key figures from both organisations and gain an insight into the importance of events for high-profile brands. Identity is one of…

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Graduate Assessment Centre with Capgemini

Undergraduate and postgraduate students from our tourism, hospitality, retail, sport development and sport studies courses were invited to take part in a mock graduate assessment provided by Capgemini. Christina Hokland and  Daza Roxana Garcia, who are on our Tourism and International Development MSc, report on the day: We had the opportunity to meet three members of…

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Welcome to the Imaginarium!

Students at the School of Sport and Service Management have access to a few facility – the Imaginarium. The Imaginarium is a start-up and entrepreneurial unit where students can develop and build their own business ideas. It is linked up to nine study modules, with more to follow, offering the possibility of also gaining credits…

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University joins the Albion

The University of Brighton is the new Official Higher Education Partner of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club. The new partnership between the city’s largest university and its Premier League football club will build on existing collaborations through the School of Sport & Service Management and School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences in the areas…

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