Nutrition and sport and exercise

The future of sport in our local communities

“Almost everybody participates in sport and physical activity in a local community. It is important, therefore, that we recognise the needs of everybody who wants to participate in the future”. That was the key message from an inspirational talk by Lisa O’Keefe, Director of Insight at Sport England, and one of the most influential people…

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England Boxing visit

Avoen Perryman, England Boxing’s Club Support Officer for Hampshire, Surrey, Kent, East Sussex and West Sussex will be paying a visit to the School of Sport and Service Management later today. Avoen will be speaking to students about sports development as a career and the challenges he faces in his own role, as well as the wider…

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Using football to help refugees

Representatives from UEFA, the governing body of European football, will be taking part in a University of Brighton event focusing on how football can help the refugee crisis. The workshop event will take place at the Amex Stadium, the home of Brighton & Hove Albion FC, on November 25 and is being supported by the…

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Football, Corruption and Lies

World football is in crisis. The corruption scandal engulfing FIFA is arguably the biggest story in the history of modern sport and a watershed for sport governance. More than a decade ago, John Sugden and Alan Tomlinson laid the foundations for subsequent investigations with the publication of Badfellas, a groundbreaking work of critical sport sociology…

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The Conversation

Senior Research Fellow Dr Mark Doidge writes for The Conversation on the ‘beautiful game’. Read the article.

Fighting in the name of research

Sport Studies course leader, Dr Christopher Matthews, will be facing his first amateur boxing bout in October as part of the research for his new book. Find out more in an Evening Argus feature and interview

How fan power is challenging football culture

Football fans are mobilising to campaign against discrimination and to have a say in the way their clubs are run. Dr Mark Doidge, Senior Research Fellow in the College of Social Sciences, spoke yesterday on “fan activism” at the British Science Festival.

Students can join the Olympic gold rush

The Rio Olympic Games have shown that not only has Great Britain has some of the best athletes in the world but also how students can take up top careers to help achieve more to medal successes. They include: head of performance, head of sports nutrition performance analysis, physiotherapists, engineers and sports journalists. That’s the…

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Value of Sport Conference

Last month the University of Brighton held its Value of Sport Conference at the Falmer campus for local college students to highlight how they can pursue a career in the sport industry. Sport and Exercise Science BSc(Hons) student Verity Cooper reflects on the day: “I was invited to the conference as a student ambassador. It was great to…

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The number of University of Brighton graduates finding work or moving on to further study after completing their studies has hit its highest ever level.  According to the latest annual figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency, more than nine out of ten graduates who completed their first degree in 2014-15 were in employment or…

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