SPORT, EXERCISE AND LEISURE
Undergraduate degrees in physical education, sport science, sport journalism, coaching and management
Thank you for your interest in studying at the School of Sport and Service Management. The school has over 100 years of history in the development of sport-related courses. Tracing its roots back to the South Western Polytechnic in London and then the Chelsea School of Physical Education, the School of Sport and Service Management has evolved to be one of the biggest departments in the country, with around 1,800 students, to offer courses in the areas of sport, exercise, physical education, retail, events, travel, tourism and hospitality management. With over 21,000 students on five campuses the University of Brighton is a major university with substantial resources. The Eastbourne campus provides a friendly community where you will quickly settle into your studies. I hope you will find information in this brochure useful. If you have any questions about studying with us please do get in touch. Professor Jonathan Doust, Head of School, School of Sport and Service Management
CONTENTS About us Six reasons to study at the School of Sport and Service Management Innovative and relevant A leading professional university A focus on your career Excellence in teaching and support Facilities fit for the future Outstanding location
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Courses Physical Education with QTS BA(Hons) Physical Education BA(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science BSc(Hons) Sport Coaching BSc(Hons) Sport Journalism BA(Hons) Sport Studies BA(Hons) Postgraduate opportunities Top-up degrees
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Student life and support Money 29 International students 29 Accommodation 30 Entry requirements 31 How to apply 32 Student support and services 33 Application and enrolment timetable 36 How to find us 37
WHY STUDY SPORT, LEISURE AND EXERCISE AT THE Innovative and relevant
Our teaching is informed by research and our tutors are regularly engaged in research and consultancy projects that keep their knowledge up to date. In the latest government Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) we were the top institution in London and the south-east of England for sportrelated studies. This ensures you are exposed to some of the most current thinking in your subject area throughout your degree. You will also be able to take part in activities, both as part of your course and outside of it, that enable you to develop additional skills and knowledge alongside your degree.
A leading professional university
You will be taught by staff who are leading researchers and teachers, at the forefront of their professions. Head of the school, Professor Jo Doust is on the board of the English Institute of Sport (EIS), and Dr Gary Brickley is coach to Great Britain para-cyclists; Sarah Storey, David Stone and Darren Kenny. We have links with professional bodies which make our courses highly regarded by employers. We also have a link with Bekoji which is the home town of many famous Ethiopian athletes including Olympic gold medal winners Kenenisa Bekele and Tirunesh Dibaba.
A focus on your career
Our focus is on your career progression and how we will help you to achieve your career goals. All courses include key skills that employers find valuable in graduates. Many of our courses involve work-based learning through projects, placements and workshops. Extracurricular activities including special lectures, careers events and employment workshops also allow you to enhance your employability. Our graduates have gone on to careers with the English Institute of Sport, the Football Association, the Lawn Tennis Association, Sky Sports and BUPA.
SCHOOL OF SPORT AND SERVICE MANAGEMENT Excellence in teaching and support
We want you to get the most of your time studying here. You will benefit from individual contact time with approachable staff and have a personal academic tutor throughout your degree. Student support and guidance tutors offer drop-in appointments to give one-to-one and personal advice. All courses are structured to provide a core curriculum with the flexibility to include optional modules from across our subjects. This allows you to tailor the course to your personal interests or career goals.
Facilities fit for the future
The school has many new and state-of-the-art facilities to help you get the best from your course and time at university. Facilities include two journalism studios, laboratories accredited by BASES which are used by elite athletes, a new ÂŁ750,000 fitness suite, a swimming pool, sports hall, artificial turf pitch and dance studios. You will have regular opportunities to use these facilities as part of your degree. You have access to library, study and computing facilities as well as access to extensive electronic sources of information both on and off-site.
Considered the warmest and sunniest place in the UK, Eastbourne is a great place to study. Our campus is home to 3,000 students and located less than 10 minutes walk from the beach at the foot of the South Downs National Park. There is a real vibrancy about the campus and a buzz in the town, which with a population of just under 100,000, is seeing some exciting developments in both retail, social space and events. Transport links to and from Eastbourne are excellent. Brighton is just over 30 minutes away by train, and London is only an hour and a half away.
We are at the forefront of teaching, research and consultancy in sport-related studies. When you study with us there are many opportunities for you to gain additional skills and experience alongside your degree.
In the latest government Research Assessment Exercise we were the top institution in the south-east of England for sport-related studies and ranked seventh in the UK. Sixty-five per cent of our research was judged to be of international standing.
The school’s Research and Graduate Centre provides opportunities for masters and PhD study in a vibrant research environment. Our research activities influence our undergraduate teaching and some recent examples of research projects include: • Racism in football • The role of movement exaggeration in the anticipation of deceptive penalty kicks • Thermo-tolerance and adaptation to heat acclimation in female endurance runners
• The governance and regulation of the Scottish Premier League (SPL) since its foundation and its place in the Scottish football ecosystem • An ecologically valid investigation into anticipatory and decision-making skills in men’s cricket batting • The meaning of sport in the lives of gay men • A comparative analysis of secondary and high school physical education policy and practice for girls in the United Kingdom and the United States of America • Intermittent exercise with and without hypoxia improves insulin sensitivity in individuals with type 2 diabetes.
ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE THE LECTURE HALL
There are many activities, some part of your course and some that are additional, that allow you to gain additional skills and knowledge alongside your academic studies. Some examples include:
You will have the opportunity in your first year to take part in a residential ski trip course in the Italian Alps. The trip caters for skiers of all abilities. In subsequent years you have the opportunity to take the advanced skiing module which also includes time in the Alps. This module is for you if you wish to improve your knowledge of and technical ability in advanced skiing in a variety of conditions. It also covers aspects of ski preparation and fitness training.
p Students on a residential ski trip course in the Italian Alps.
education. The project began in 2001 in Israel and now runs in Jordan, Ireland, Germany, Northern Ireland and England.
An outdoor adventure field course in Bude, Cornwall that focuses on outdoor and adventurous activities. On the trip you will experience a variety of complex outdoor activity skills and techniques including canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, abseiling, surfing and windsurfing in unfamiliar environments.
Its aims are fourfold: • Provide opportunities for social contact across community boundaries; • Promote mutual understanding; • Engender in participants a desire for and commitment to peaceful coexistence; • Enhance soccer skills and technical knowledge.
Overtime, the sport journalists’ own webzine provides a professional outlet to help students develop their writing and editorial skills. Visit the Overtime website – www.overtimeonline. co.uk
The third year sport science module in Expedition Physiology and Survival Medicine ends with a four-day expedition to the Brecon Beacons. On the trip you will put the skills you have learnt on the module into practice.
Each year the school holds an exhibition to showcase the best work of final year and postgraduate students. The exhibition provides the opportunity for you to enhance your academic, personal and professional profile by sharing your work with a wider audience. Prizes are awarded for written, poster, oral and media presentations and for work-related placements. The event celebrates achievement and provides new challenges for the participants.
CHILDREN’S CAMP EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Getting involved outside your course will add to your skills and experience. As part of a large university there are many opportunities for you to join sports teams, take part in students’ union events and activities, and to mix with students studying a wide range of degrees. Some examples of extracurricular activities in our school include:
FOOTBALL 4 PEACE
You will have the opportunity to volunteer for Football 4 Peace during your time at university. Football 4 Peace is an activitybased community relations and reconciliation initiative. Sports coaches, community leaders and volunteers work alongside each other bringing differing communities together through football and aspects of outdoor
p Students at the outdoor adventure field course in Bude, Cornwall.
You will have the opportunity to fundraise for, organise and participate in our children’s camp – an annual residential trip to the coast and a mentoring scheme for disadvantaged children living in Northamptonshire.
The school has two high profile dance companies, the all-male Kick-start and the all-female Fidget dance companies. Each year, in collaboration with staff, the companies create a programme of work which is performed at university events, schools and theatres locally and sometimes nationally. Students manage and lead school-based workshops and host an annual dance festival which provides an opportunity for secondary schools from the region to share their dance work in a professional theatre environment.
We understand you will need a variety of skills to succeed in the twenty-first century workplace. You will be taught by a team of staff that includes leading researchers as well as coaches, teachers, journalists and sports scientists who work with top professionals. Our partners in the professions work with us on course development and accredit our courses. This means as you study you will gain industry-recognised professional qualifications which will help you progress in your career.
We have established a national and international reputation for the quality and reputation of our courses. In the Times’ Good University Guide 2012, we ranked seventh overall out of 50 universities for the subject areas of hospitality, leisure, recreation and tourism. We were one of the first universities to achieve an ‘outstanding’ rating from Ofsted for management and quality assurance across the full range of teacher training courses. We also achieved ‘outstanding’ in our most recent inspection in 2010 in both our primary and secondary provision. We are one of the largest trainers of PE teachers in the country.
As you study you can gain industry-recognised professional qualifications which will help you progress in your career. We developed and run the UK’s first Sport Journalism degree to be accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ). The Sport and Exercise Science degree is endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) who also have accredited our laboratories.
p Student working in one of our journalism newsrooms.
STAFF AT THE FOREFRONT OF THEIR PROFESSIONS
The school has around 80 academic staff, all of whom are experienced in teaching and higher education and are actively engaged in research. You can see all the staff profiles on our website. Head of the School of Sport and Service Management, Professor Jo Doust was chair of BASES, the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, from 2008–12 and now sits on the board of the English Institute of Sport (EIS), applying sports science to the performance of Olympic and commonwealth teams.
Professor Alan Tomlinson has released many publications including Badfellas: FIFA Family At War (with Professor John Sugden) (Mainstream, 2003) and Watching the Olympics: Politics, Power and Representation (with Professor John Sugden) (Routledge, 2011). Jackie Errigo is a chief examiner of the NCTJ. Dr Gary Brickley is coach to Great Britain para-cyclists; Sarah Storey, David Stone and Darren Kenny, who have won multiple gold medals at the Paralympics in Beijing and London. Glenn Cook is British Triathlon’s Olympic women’s coach. Sid Hayes and Dr Gary Stidder are authors of the important books Inclusion and Equality in Physical Education and Sport, and The Really Useful Physical Education Book.
Our international partnerships include universities in Europe and Japan. Through the Erasmus exchange programme there is the opportunity for you to study at a university in Europe for one semester. We have a link with Bekoji which is the home town of many famous Ethiopian athletes. Young athletes from Bekoji are featured in the 2012 documentary film, Town of Runners.
Following the success of the documentary, staff and students from the Sport Coaching degree are involved in the coaching outreach work that is part of the sustainable legacy to the film. The outreach will include coach education programmes in Bekoji, establishing educational resources for aspiring local coaches and hosting athletes at our base in Eastbourne as they prepare for UK and European competitions.
Our sport and exercise science consultancy department works with elite athletes in our laboratories and out in the field. If you study sport and exercise science you are encouraged to help with consultancy projects run at the School of Sport and Service Management to gain further skills. Second year students have worked with athletes through the marathon support service. In a team of three, the students were responsible for writing a training programme for a marathon runner alongside the sport and exercise science consultancy unit. Students also have the opportunity to assist with our healthy lifestyle programme. This is a 12-week exercise programme designed to educate clients about physical activity and their lifestyle choices for the future.
“The best thing about studying here is the amazing experiences and opportunities that are made available to you throughout your degree.” Nadine Brelstaff, Sport Coaching BSc(Hons)
Field trips are a fast developing element of many of our courses. We want to make sure that you have the opportunity to engage with as much real world learning as possible, and consider field trips to be a great way for you to experience new ways of thinking, as well as having some fun. Previous field trips have included Manchester United Football Club and Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Dance in London. Field trips that are a compulsory part of the course have no additional cost, but there is a charge for optional residential fieldwork trips. We will do our best to give you plenty of notice about field trips and can offer advice on how best to fund these if required.
In April 2013, 24 students and five staff will be going high altitude training at Cuzco, Peru. They will volunteer at an orphanage for seven days, completing physiological and medical research on the human responses to altitude exposure after hypoxic acclimation at sea level. In addition to the research activities, students will be teaching, implementing educational activities and helping to design and build a playground at the orphanage. The adventure will end with students trekking to the ancient Incan site at Machu Picchu. Find out more about the Peru trip, visit www.brighton.ac.uk/sasm/ perutrip
Our focus is on your future career progression, not only what you do when you first graduate, but what you go on to do and achieve over the next 5, 10 or 15 years. We have graduates who are employed in senior positions in global organisations and we believe that studying with us is a great start to a long and successful career.
CAREER PLANNING FROM DAY ONE
The university is one of the few to ensure that every student has a career planning agreement in place, mapping out your future aspirations. This initiative is an integral part of the course and every student is encouraged to develop a career portfolio that will stand them in good stead upon graduation.
Placements are built into all our courses either as compulsory or optional modules. The placement is a great way to get valuable experience in the workplace and will allow you to: • apply your studies to real-life situations • gain experience of the recruitment and interview process • make useful contacts with employers.
The format of the placement varies considerably depending on which course you are studying. Recent work placement opportunities have included: • Arsenal Football Club • Ringmer Community College, East Sussex • LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games) • Sky Sports News • The Independent on Sunday. All students studying for a teaching qualification complete compulsory school-based teaching placements.
WIDE RANGE OF CAREERS
Students from our courses have gone on to take up roles including: • Albion in the Community, football coach • Brit School, dance teacher • BUPA, exercise physiologist • England and Wales Cricket Board, communications officer • English Institute of Sport, head of physiology
• Everton Football Club, new media and publications journalist • Football Association, head of equality and child protection • Lawn Tennis Association, strength and conditioning coach • LOCOG, sport competition manager for boccia (Paralympic Games) • London Borough of Haringey, club, coach and volunteer development officer • Oxford University, director of sport • St Bedes School, PE teacher • USA football academy, technical director of coaching.
p Sport Journalism graduate Joel Tadman interviewing Padraig Harrington.
Graduates may also progress to postgraduate study and research.
Our courses are geared to ensure that you are able to develop important skills required by employers including research, analysis, data handling, problem solving, report writing and team work. These skills will serve you well whichever career you choose, and are an important feature of our programmes. Our courses do not just focus on the specific topic of the degree, and your learning will be complemented by a programme of management studies, personal and professional development support, academic skills and career planning.
We have a range of outstanding visiting lecturers, speakers and researchers to enrich your study. Previous guest speakers have included Jim White of The Daily Telegraph; Patrick Barclay of The Times; Matthew Syed, journalist and broadcaster; Professor Greg Whyte, sports scientist and exOlympian who trained comedian David Walliams to swim the English Channel and Christine Bleakley to waterski across it, and John Carlos, bronze medal winner in the 200 metres at the 1968 summer Olympics and whose black power salute on the podium with Tommie Smith remains an iconic historical sporting moment.
STUDENT TESTIMONIAL VOLUNTEERING
You will be able to build on your interests, your employability and your learning through volunteering whilst studying with us. The University of Brighton has a volunteer programme, Active Student that can help you find volunteering opportunities. Through Active Student you will work on programmes that engage young people in physical activities such as orienteering, swimming, gymnastics, dance and team games. Since 2003 our students have been working with St Johnâ€™s Meads Junior School in Eastbourne bringing together over 100 children in years 3, 4, 5 and 6, three times a week for coaching sessions at the university.
p Sport and Leisure Management student Sam Whiles on placement at LOCOG.
Lori-Louise Boyton Sport and Leisure Management BA(Hons), placement at Crystal Palace Football Club I chose Sport and Leisure Management because I wanted to learn more about the sport industry. The biggest appeal of the course was the three-month work placement in year two. My placement at Crystal Palace Football Club opened my eyes to what opportunities lay out there. I learned so much working with the Crystal Palace Football Club Foundation and the marketing and corporate team. There were many highlights including the Player of the Year awards, going on Soccer AM and working on match days. The placement gave me a great insight into the football industry. After my placement, I was offered a summer job as media and marketing officer for the club. The placement has been everything I hoped for and more.
We want you to get the most out of your time studying here. You will benefit from individual contact time with approachable staff and a personal academic tutor throughout your studies. Our degrees are structured to provide a core curriculum and the flexibility to focus the direction of your own personal programme of study, with expert guidance from your personal academic tutor and course leader.
We will provide you with an excellent support network and you will be able to meet and discuss your work with tutors on a one-to-one basis. As well as a personal academic tutor, the course leader is responsible for your academic welfare and can help you with any course-specific issues or concerns. For the final year dissertation, you will have a personal supervisor who will provide you with expert help on completing your dissertation project. The school has its own student support and guidance tutors who offer drop-in appointments and are able to give one-to-one academic and personal advice.
We have a disabilities and dyslexia support team and also a tutor who is dedicated to supporting our international students. In addition, you will have access to wider university support networks. Student Services provide a wide range of non-academic support including impartial and nonjudgmental advice about money, accommodation, childcare, health, wellbeing and careers. Find out more about Student Services, visit www.brighton. ac.uk/studentlife.
Time spent with staff in timetabled lectures and seminars is approximately 12 hours per week. You can also sign up for personal tutorials with members
of staff. In addition to this, you will be expected to undertake independent study to further develop your knowledge. This includes research, reading, analysis, preparing assignments and group work activities. The academic year is divided into two 15-week semesters, with up to six modules studied in each year (more in the final year with options). Teaching normally takes place for the first 13 weeks of each semester with time towards the end allocated for assessment preparation and exams.
p Students in a practical lecture.
We try to ensure that you have at least one clear day per week in your timetable to allow for research, group work and, in many cases, part-time work. In addition there are a number of other activities for you to get involved with including work as a student ambassador, mentoring and local industry engagement. You will need to study for your degree but we also want you to enjoy yourself during your time here. Our students tell us that the key to succeeding with your degree is to find a balance between your activities including studying, socialising and working.
The university’s online learning tool is studentcentral, where you can access ebooks, journals and study materials tailored to your course. It also includes an online library, 10GB of storage space and student email (with a lifelong email address). Other features include blogs, news and announcements relevant to you and your course. You can use studentcentral to connect with other students and there are a number of societies and course groups you can join. When you accept an offer to study with us you will be able to access the new student area on studentcentral which will give you access to lots of information to help you start preparing for your studies before you arrive.
All our courses are structured to allow you a degree of flexibility to develop your own personal interests. This is through the undertaking of optional modules, we really value you having some control and choice over your degree and developing knowledge base. In the final year, you will be able to choose from over 50 modules and to specialise in areas important to you and your future career aspirations.
Our student ambassadors are happy to share their experiences of studying at Brighton and of university life at our open days and online. Look out for their special t-shirts at open days, and if you are holding an offer from us you will be invited to join our student ambassadors’ group on Facebook.
SPORTS, CLUBS AND SOCIETIES
Whatever your game or level, the university and our Students’ Union (UBSU) can find a way for you to develop your skills and enjoy your sport. Most are run by students for students, with the help of professional staff and coaches. There are over 450 students representing the university across 36 sports teams. For further information, www.ubsu.net.
p Students in a tutorial. z Lacrosse is one of the many sports clubs at the university.
The University of Brighton Student Charter allows students and staff to work together to achieve high standards. This is supplemented by our own school charter, developed by students and staff of the School of Sport and Service Management.
The School of Sport and Service Management has many new and state-of-the-art facilities to help you get the best out of your course and your time at university.
We work closely with the university’s Sport and Recreation Service to ensure a wide range of excellent facilities, which include: • fitness suite packed with treadmills, rowers, crosstrainers, weights machines, six lifting platforms, a plyometrics track and a punchbag rail. • strength and conditioning facilities include free weights ranging from 2–40kg and 15 resistance stations. • two gyms which are equipped with both fixed and large gymnastic apparatus including
ropes, wall bars, Swedish beams, boxex, movement table, pommel horse and five trampolines. Artistic equipment includes vault, parallel bars and balance beam. • 25 metre heated, indoor swimming pool with observation balcony and underwater camera facility. • an artificial training pitch. Student memberships are very reasonably priced and the sports hall is available to student groups and societies.
LIBRARY AND COMPUTING FACILITIES
You will have access to library, study and computing facilities as well as extensive access to electronic information on and off-campus. Queenwood Library houses a wide variety of materials covering all the courses taught on our Eastbourne campus. Group workrooms, silent study areas and wireless access make Queenwood Library an ideal place to study, and you will find our helpful and friendly team of learning advisors on hand to help you with your research and information requirements.
p Members of the commercial activity department assessing the strength of two athletes using CON-TREX isokinetic dynamometers.
If dance is part of your course, or you opt to study modules in dance, you will get to use one of our two dance studios. Our largest studio, John Fulton Hall, is a professional standard dance theatre with an audience capacity of 150.
There are two journalism newsrooms used by Sport Journalism students to hone their journalistic skills. Both newsrooms have satellite television which can be used for live viewing and match reporting. The newsrooms provide over 50 work stations, each equipped to support you with editing, design and multimedia work.
Depending on your subject, you might use: • several exercise physiology laboratories, which are equipped with a wide range of equipment for physiological assessment fitness and performance. • environmental chamber which can control temperature (-20 to +50°C) and relative humidity (20 to 95 per cent), to simulate different climates. We can investigate heat acclimatisation strategies, cold exposure survival and pre-cooling manoeuvres to examine how the body copes during extreme environments.
• hypoxic chamber which can allow exercise to take place in a reduced oxygen environment, simulating the effects of high altitude. We can investigate how hypoxia (deficiency in the amount of oxygen in the body) influences sports performance, why some mountaineers tolerate altitude better than others and even if hypoxia can help individuals with type 2 diabetes or who are obese. • biomechanics laboratory which is equipped with a three-dimensional VICON Motion Analysis System that automatically tracks the subject at up to 250 images per second. To aid technique analysis we have three force platforms that measure the strength and direction of forces in three planes, allowing precise analysis of the mechanics of running and jumping. • biochemistry laboratory which offers facilities for detailed analysis of human blood and tissue samples. These techniques allow investigation of genetics and biochemical pathways during studies of health and disease such as diabetes and obesity.
SPORTS MEDICINE CLINIC
The school houses the independent Sportswise clinic. The director, Dr Nick Webborn is a member of staff and was Director of Medicine for the Great Britain Paralympic team in 2012. The clinic offers subsidised treatment for injured sports students.
“I’m really going to miss the John Fulton Hall. I spent so much time at university rehearsing there: it was like a second home. It’s great that we got to do our dance assessments in a proper theatre.” Katharine Hull, Physical Education BA(Hons) with QTS
Sophie Woolford Sport and Exercise Science BSc(Hons) I had a great experience studying at the university and enjoyed the facilities that the Eastbourne campus offers. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved with laboratory work, whether it’s scheduled in your modules, voluntary involvement or conducting your own research. There are some great facilities including the hypoxic chamber which can imitate and stimulate the effects of altitude, or the heat chamber which ranges in temperatures from -20 to 50°C. They give you a practical and engaging learning experience. With tennis courts behind the halls of residence and a great range of sports facilities there’s always lots to do!
Considered the sunniest place in the UK, Eastbourne is a great place to study. Our campus is home to 3,000 students and located less than 10 minutes walk from the beach at the foot of the South Downs National Park.
Our open days give you the chance to find out more about our courses, meet current students and staff and get to know Eastbourne. Find out when our open days are. www.brighton.ac.uk/sasm/ opendays
The town centre is home to high street retailers along with coffee shops and restaurants. Studying is not just confined to the library and tutorial rooms, and our students often use the cafes in town for meetings. Eastbourne is also home to one of the UK’s newest contemporary art museums, a heritage centre, three theatres and two cinemas. There is an emerging music and comedy scene in Eastbourne, and a fantastic range of restaurants to suit all budgets and tastes.
The street market is a welcome addition to the town and the annual Eastbourne festival brings together the best of local music, theatre, art, food and drink over three weeks in the spring. During the first few weeks of term, the Students’ Union will introduce you to the nightclubs and bars in town, along with many of the sporting and cultural activities that are on offer. Outside of the town you will find some of the most spectacular scenery the south coast has to offer with miles of rolling downland, dramatic cliff edges and forest walks. Dotted in and around the countryside you will also discover a wealth of country pubs and restaurants.
Eastbourne is host to the largest free airshow in the UK, attracting approximately one million people over the four day event. Thousands of people attend the extreme sports festival every year to watch and take part in the adrenaline-fuelled activities on offer including kite surfing, parkour, street surfing and speed skating. The AEGON Tennis Championships, taking place each June, features a wealth of international tennis talent as part of the pre-Wimbledon warm up. Multiple women’s grand slam winner Serena Williams, three-time Wimbledon finalist Andy Roddick, Wimbledon 2011 and 2012 men’s semi-finalist Jo-Wilfred Tsonga and former women’s world number one Caroline Wozniacki have all played here. Many students work at the tournament, and one recent
p Aerial view of Eastbourne and below Devonshire Park where the AEGON Tennis Championships take place.
STUDENT TESTIMONIAL Kieran Poole Sport Journalism BA(Hons)
Staff and students are encouraged to use bikes and other alternatives to car travel. Bike storage is provided on campus.
graduate is working full-time for the Lawn Tennis Association.
Several bus routes pass the campus, and it is also within walking distance from the town centre.
Transport links to and from Eastbourne are excellent. London is an hour and a half by train, with Brighton just over 30 minutes away. You also have Gatwick international airport, Newhaven ferry port and the Channel Tunnel close by, so weekends away to Europe can become part of your student experience.
p Eastbourne seafront. Watch our Eastbourne campus film.
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After spending two years in Eastbourne I have certainly grown attached to it: from its outstanding natural beauty to its international sporting events such as the AEGON International preWimbledon tennis tournament. At university you are in charge of your own destiny, and as a sport journalist I have been able to report at the AEGON International, and cover Eastbourne Town Football Clubâ€™s Ryman League matches for the local newspaper. Brighton attracted me because of its tight community of students, lecturers and researchers, and as a lover of sport, the wide variety on offer here makes it like no other.
Physical Education BA(Hons) with QTS
This course prepares you thoroughly to teach the National Curriculum for Physical Education (NCPE). Throughout the course you will have regular opportunities to work directly with children in schools, in the community and using the university’s own specialist facilities. We have an excellent national and international reputation for physical education and dance. We are one of the founding schools of PE with an unrivalled 114 years of physical education teacher training. In 2008 we became the first in the country to achieve an ‘outstanding’ rating from Ofsted for management and quality assurance across the full range of primary, secondary and post-compulsory (16+) teacher education courses. We also achieved an ‘outstanding’ rating for our secondary courses in our most recent inspection in 2010. UCAS code X1C6 Course length Full-time: 4 years Location Eastbourne
Course structure Years 1 and 2 are spent developing learning and teaching skills on campus, with a two-week secondary school placement towards the end. Year 3 starts with a 15-week placement, followed by university-based study which continues until the middle of year 4. You will then return to the school environment for a final 15 weeks at the end of the course. While it is possible to study the universitybased parts of this course part-time, placements have to be taken full-time.
Find out more about this course or visit our website
Areas of study In year 1 there is a strong practical focus. The year focuses on six main activities – athletics, dance, gymnastics, swimming, games and outdoor adventurous activities. In year 2 you will look at the role of these activities in secondary schools and will also study behaviour management, assessment and examinations in PE. Years 3 and 4 include two major school placements where you will work with experienced PE teachers and receive support from course tutors who remain in regular contact with you throughout. Optional extra activities include the year 1 ski trip, a water sports module and an outdoor and adventurous activities module which includes a centre-based placement. There will also be the opportunity for you to perform in the Fidget and Kick-start dance companies. Extra qualification and activity options There are a range of extra qualifications and extra activities that you can undertake during your course. These include National Governing Body awards and accreditations which can be used to supplement your course choices. Career and progression opportunities The majority of graduates successfully obtain teaching jobs immediately after graduation. Other opportunities include development for young people, the armed forces and the police, management, coaching and in postgraduate research.
Syllabus Year 1 Dance • Foundation Games • Gymnastic Activities • Outdoor and Adventurous Activities • Swimming and Water Safety • Track and Field Athletics • Education Studies • Teachers as Educators • Qualitative Analysis of Human Movement • You can also choose a module in year 1 from: Social Perspectives on Sport • Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology • Scientific Basis of Exercise, Training and Physical Performance Year 2 Learning and Teaching Through Dance • Learning and Teaching Through Athletics Activities • Learning and Teaching Through Games Activities • Learning and Teaching Through Gymnastic Activities • Learning and Teaching Through Outdoor and Adventurous Activities • Learning and Teaching Through Swimming and Water Safety • Education Studies • Examinations in PE 14–16 • Initial school experience • Intermediate professional placement • Creating a Positive Teaching and Learning Environment • Independent professional development Years 3 and 4 Personal, Social and Health Education • Education Studies • Physical Education in the 14–19 Curriculum • Partnerships: School and Community Links • Final professional semester • Independent study module • Options from a wide range including: Major Team Games • Outdoor and Adventurous Activities • Dance Performance and Choreography • Watersports • Advanced Gymnastics
Caroline Thomas Physical Education BA(Hons) with QTS I am in my second year at the University of Brighton where I am studying Physical Education BA(Hons) with QTS. I chose to come to the University of Brighton as it was a familiar place to me and was within good distance to my home. The school also has a prestigious reputation and is a level one learner provider so with this all in mind it was my number one choice. During my first year I was a part of the university dance squad and this year have joined the Fidget dance company. I also play an active role in the volunteer programme that the university runs and have volunteered to teach a whole variety of sports to young children. The opportunities at the university are endless. It really is such a great place to study, the facilities are all very modern and the lecturers are all very friendly.
Fiona Smith Principal lecturer I was a student here myself and look back at that time with great fondness. Now, I spend my time lecturing, giving tutorials, visiting students on placement in school, writing for professional journals and leading various in-service training activities. I am a member of the executive committee of the National Dance Teachers Association and have recently had a book published about teaching dance. I am also the artistic director of our two student dance companies. Last year they performed at a regional festival, worked with a professional dance artist, hosted a GCSE showcase, and then travelled to Switzerland to present our work and teach.
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Physical Education BA(Hons)
Physical education is much more than just secondary school teaching. Learning through physical activity affects everyone, from the pre-school child and the teenager out of school to adults and older people. The importance of physical activity to the economy, the culture and health of people is an important subject of study and can lead to many employment opportunities. You can also broaden your experience through our extracurricular programme and undertake additional qualifications in individual sports.
UCAS code XC36 Course length Full-time: 3 years Location Eastbourne
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Course structure Year 1 offers a broad introduction to physical education which provides the foundation for years 2 and 3 where you can start to explore your own interests by choosing modules from a wide range of options. A variety of teaching methods are used including lectures, firsthand teaching experience, seminars, group tasks and practical performance. This variety of learning approaches will help you to develop both specific skills related to physical education and a set of transferable skills that can be used in a wide range of jobs. The course also offers you opportunities to undertake workrelated placements in years 2 and 3. An opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner universities is also an option.
Areas of study The course enables you to study practical activity areas within physical education, along with sport science and social scientific aspects of physical education and sport. In addition you are able to choose modules from a wide range of areas such as leisure and recreation, competitive sport, dance performance and choreography, special needs, and gender issues in physical education and sport. Career opportunities Career opportunities include sport and leisure development for young people, adults and the elderly; management; coaching; the armed forces and public services such as the police. Graduates will be well prepared to apply for a PGCE or GTP course if they choose a career in school teaching.
Syllabus Year 1 Physical Education • Practical Application of Physical Education • Options from a wide range including Gymnastics • Dance • Games • Athletics • Outdoor and Adventurous Activities • Swimming • Social Study of Sport • Scientific Study of Sport Year 2 Physical Education • Practical Application of Physical Education • Research Methods • Work-based Experience • Options from a wide range including Net Games • Water Sports • Invasion Games • Learning and Teaching in Physical Education • Skiing Year 3 Physical Education • Dissertation • Placement experience • Options from a wide range including Social Aspects of PE and Sport • Examinations in PE • Dance • Football • Basketball • Netball • Leadership in Outdoor and Adventurous Activities • Education Studies
Dr Andy Theodoulides Principal lecturer I teach and research on a range of physical education topics such as children’s personal, social and moral development within PE and sport, pedagogy, social inclusion within PE, and physical literacy. I have recently published new research work on learning and teaching through athletic activities. I have a Bachelor of Education (Hons) Physical Education from the West London Institute of Higher Education, an Education MA from The Open University, a Sport Sciences MSc from Brunel University and a PhD from the University of Brighton. Before working at the University of Brighton I was Head of PE and taught in schools for 13 years. Since joining the University of Brighton I have led undergraduate and postgraduate physical education courses. I now lead the whole academic programme area for courses in physical education, sports studies, event management and leisure management
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Sport and Exercise Science BSc(Hons)
Sport and Exercise Science applies science to assess and improve the effects of activity, exercise and sport on health and performance. Sport science uses scientific principles to maximise an individual’s or a team’s competitive performance. Exercise science uses scientific principles to understand and promote exercise for fitness and health improvement. You will benefit from a well-established course with over 30 years of development as one of the first handful of sport science degrees to start in the UK. There are excellent laboratory facilities and a dynamic group of staff with wide-ranging research and consultancy interests. External examiners consistently comment on the high quality of this course.
UCAS code C600 Course length Full-time: 3 years Location Eastbourne
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The final award that you graduate with depends on the options that you chose and may be one of: • Sport and Exercise Science • Sport Science • Exercise and Health Science • Sport and Exercise Science with PE. Course structure Year 1 covers aspects of physiology, psychology, anatomy, biomechanics, research methods and social perspectives. Throughout the three years you will apply theoretical knowledge to practical problems in sport or exercise contexts. In year 2 physiology, psychology, biomechanics and research methods are further developed. A wide choice of options make up a quarter of the year including exercise referral, nutrition, and strength and conditioning. A six-month exchange is possible in mainland Europe, Canada or the USA. In year 3, you will further develop research method skills and complete a dissertation involving independent in-depth study.
Options make up half of the year and include expedition physiology, exercise psychology and physiology of training (to name a few). A placement may be undertaken in an appropriate professional organisation. Career opportunities Employment opportunities include sport science support within sports governing bodies, health promotion, teaching, the computer industry, medical sales, professional sport, paramedical training and research. Recent graduates have moved directly into the public, private and voluntary sectors and are building careers in health promotion, exercise and sports consultancy. A number of graduates go on to study for a one-year PGCE to gain qualified teacher status (QTS). In preparation you can opt to take PE modules from year 2 onward and graduate with the award of Sport and Exercise Science with PE. Graduates are also well prepared to undertake postgraduate study and research. Sport and exercise science laboratories Our sport and exercise science laboratories are equipped for experiments in biomechanics, physiology, environmental physiology, exercise and biochemistry. They are equipped for research into motion analysis, climatic stress, extreme environmental conditions, nutrition, diabetes and obesity, and have been used to support the development of international athletes.
Examples of placements and projects You will have the opportunity to put your study into practice through work placements and in your final year project. Our students have been on placement with: • Freedom Leisure • Hospital rehabilitation unit • Sussex County Cricket Club • National Tennis Centre. Recent final year projects • Are the endurance performance gains from intermittent hypoxic exposure lost when 3000m runners are hypo-hydrated? • Physical activity intervention based on the trans-theoretical model for GP referral patients in Bedfordshire. • The role of motivation within stages of change and the self-determination theory in understanding exercise adherence. • The effects of caffeine on field hockey performance in a field-based test. Syllabus Year 1 Fundamental Physiology • Applied Anatomy • Introduction to Biomechanics • Psychology of Sport and Exercise • Social Perspectives • Scientific Study of Sport and Exercise • Applied and Integrated Studies Years 2 and 3 Physiology of Sport/Exercise • Sport/ Exercise Psychology • Biomechanics of Sport/Exercise • Research Methods • Independent research project • Applied and Integrated Studies • Options from a wide range including: Environmental Physiology • Expedition Physiology and Survival Medicine • Applied Sport Psychology • Nutrition • Skill Acquisition • Exercise Referral
Ewan McFarlane Sport and Exercise Science BSc(Hons) Having an interest in sport and physiology during sixth form, Sport and Exercise Science seemed a good course for me. I was pleased to be offered and accept my place to study at Brighton, the friendly atmosphere and quaint seaside town was appealing. Although renowned as a sleepy seaside town Eastbourne comes to life in the evening with several bars and clubs dotted around the town. I have been involved in organising the Healthy Lifestyle Programme. Part of the university’s consultancy work, it is a 12-week exercise programme designed to educate clients about physical activity and their lifestyle choices for the future. It was a great opportunity to work with members of the public while applying the theory learnt throughout my studies at the university. I would thoroughly recommend the course to prospective students who are interested in understanding the science behind sports performance.
Dr Alan Richardson Senior lecturer I joined the university in December 2008 having worked at Sussex Downs College as a lecturer and University College London as a clinical exercise physiologist. I teach on modules such as Expedition and Survival Physiology, Clinical Physiology and core physiology modules. My main research interests are in altitude and hypoxia with regards to training and tolerating such environments. I’m also interested in severe heat tolerance and am working with the Fire Service evaluating their training practices. In 2007 I embarked upon a unique research expedition with Caudwell Xtreme Everest and UCL to the Himalayas in Nepal, where I lived at Everest Base Camp and the Khumbu Valley for three months to examine the clinical physiological adaptations to altitude. I am the leader for the Sport and Exercise Science bi-annual altitude research and education expedition, which is taking 24 students to Peru in 2013. I am a keen golfer and also enjoy outdoor activities such as trekking and climbing.
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Sport Coaching BSc(Hons)
On the Sport Coaching degree you will develop both the background knowledge and the practical ability that are required for a successful career in coaching.
Career opportunities The Sport Coaching degree will provide you with the opportunity to develop a career in many areas of sport.
In addition to traditional competitive sport the programme covers the wide range of fitness activities enjoyed in today’s healthconscious society.
You will be equipped with skills that employers will find attractive in many areas in addition to coaching. Possible roles include work in regional and national sporting organisations, sports development officer, sports or coaching coordinator, exercise scientist, and recreation officer.
A variety of teaching methods are used including lectures, laboratory work, firsthand coaching experience, seminars, group tasks, and practical sport. This variety of learning approaches will help you to develop both specific skills for coaching and a set of transferable skills that can be used in a wide range of jobs.
UCAS code CX6C Course length Full-time: 3 years Location Eastbourne
Course structure Year 1 provides a broad introduction to coaching including physiology, psychology, biomechanics, skill acquisition, training principles, sport development and sociology. This provides the foundation for years 2 and 3 where you can start to explore your own interests by selecting optional modules from a wide range. Throughout the course you will gain practical coaching experience in a variety of situations, ranging from coaching fellow students in the first year, to a coaching placement during year 3. This allows you to apply the lessons learnt during formal study to real work situations. You will benefit from our partnerships and contacts which include Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club, Eastbourne Borough Football Club, Sussex County Cricket Club, British Triathlon, The Lawn Tennis Association and Sussex County Sports Partnership.
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You can also apply to study for a further year to qualify as a dance or PE teacher – providing you meet government entry requirements for teaching. Placements and projects You will have the opportunity to put your study into practice through work placements and in your final year project. Our students have been on placement with: • rugby club junior players • assisting strength and conditioning coaching of amateur and elite athletes • numerous school-based PE and sport coaching positions • Football 4 Peace and other international coaching projects • assisting physical activity programmes in disability sport • management of junior cricket coaching and coach education. Recent final year projects • Optimising weight lifting programmes for strength development. • Analysing the fitness demands of skills drills. • Match analysis of elite beach volleyball competitions. • Technique analysis and improvement of the golf drive. • Efficacy of values based coaching programmes. • Talent identification in elite junior cricket.
Syllabus Year 1 Fundamentals of Coaching • Sport Coaching: practical applications • Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology • Motor Learning and Performance • Qualitative Analysis of Human Movement • Scientific Basis of Exercise Training and Physical Performance • Sport and Recreation in the Community • Practical sport modules Year 2 Effective Coaching • Sport Coaching: practical applications • Data Analysis and Research Methods • Options from a wide range including: Exercise Referral • Performance Analysis • Strength and Conditioning • Nutrition • Sport and Exercise Psychology • Practical sport modules Year 3 Advanced Coaching • Coaching placement • Dissertation • Options from a wide range including: Physiology of Training and Performance • Community Sport Development: policy and practice • Sports Nutrition • Advanced Strength and Conditioning • Psychology of Team Sports
Mark Tomsett Sport Coaching BSc(Hons)
James Wallis Course leader
I came to the University of Brighton as a mature student to study Sport Coaching. The best thing about the university is the wide range of facilities it offers all of the students. The teaching on the Sport Coaching degree is, in my opinion, outstanding, with all of the lecturers displaying extremely good knowledge. The course itself does not focus solely on sport coaching, it instead allows you the freedom to explore other avenues alongside the Sport Science and PE degrees, offering options for every student.
After working as a PE teacher, head of PE, and a curriculum leader in further education, I joined the university in 2001. My teaching responsibilities include numerous aspects of coaching theory and professional enquiry. I also coordinate modules in swimming, cricket and in the psychology of teaching and coaching.
The support I have received has been fantastic, especially with trying to juggle university work around a full-time job! There is an extensive network of research materials available to ensure you never go short when completing assignments and I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone looking to explore sport coaching further.
I am a member of the university’s sport science support team. I have worked with numerous teams, individuals and governing bodies of sport. A significant part of my work is in the area of sport for development, having been central to the development of Football 4 Peace and other international sport projects. My research interests include investigating the use of interventions to raise performer resilience and capacity to deal with adversity.
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Sport Journalism BA(Hons)
Sport is always a major section in newspapers, magazines, on television and on radio. Sport journalism is now a multiskilled vocation requiring professionals who can communicate with a diverse audience across many different types of media. This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to work in this exciting field. The university has brought together a strong group of academics and practitioners who are well qualified to deliver a dedicated course in sport journalism. The Journalism Centre with state-of-the-art equipment as well as two newsrooms provides the right setting for you to hone your journalism skills.
UCAS code P500 Course length Full-time: 3 years Location Eastbourne
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Professional accreditation Sport Journalism is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ). Brighton is one of the few universities that offers you the opportunity to gain both a degree in Sport Journalism as well as the prestigious NCTJ diploma in Journalism – the most recognised professional qualification in UK journalism. Course structure Year 1 introduces you to the practical skills of journalism as well as to the critical studies which place these skills in context. You will also begin to sit your NCTJ diploma exams. Year 2 is spent developing further knowledge of news, multimedia and sports journalism and preparing for more NCTJ exams. The other year 2 modules are devoted to developing an understanding of how sport and the media intertwine nationally and globally. In the final year you will develop and refine your skills as a sport journalist, undertaking a significant piece of investigative research as well as taking specialist options such as multimedia or public relations.
You are expected to undertake at least 10 days work experience. These are essential for a career-focused course and are also a requirement of the NCTJ Diploma. Areas of study You will acquire practical journalism skills, such as shorthand and news writing, and study the wider context of leisure, sport and the media, and the links between them. Career opportunities Career opportunities include newspaper, magazine, radio, television and online journalism, as well as associated roles in public relations and media management in sport organisations. Placements and projects You will have the opportunity to put your study into practice through work placements and in your final year project. The following are typical examples of placements and of final year projects. Our students have been on placement with: • Arsenal Football Club press office • Hayters Sports Agency • Eastbourne Gazette and Herald sports desk • Givemefootball.com • Cobb PR • Franklin Rae PR • The Sports PR Company. Recent final year projects • Employment conditions in sport. • Are Mixed Martial Arts killing boxing? • F1 and safety on tracks. • Economic realities of non-league football. • Women and motorsport. • Aggression in sport.
Syllabus Year 1 Sport Journalism • News Journalism (including shorthand) • Public Administration • Research and Graduate Skills • Options from Sport Policy • Sport, Leisure and Social History • Politics and Sport Year 2 Sports Writing • Research and History for Sport Journalism • News Journalism (including shorthand) • Media Law • Sport, Leisure and the Media • Multimedia Journalism Year 3 Work placement • Critical Investigations of Sport/Dissertation • Politics and Power in the Sport Media • Options from a wide range including: Multimedia Sport Journalism • Sports Fictions and Biographies • Advanced Sport
Maria Hudd Sport Journalism BA(Hons)
Simon Mcennis Senior lecturer
When I started my degree, I never imagined I would be working part-time for a local newspaper, the Eastbourne Herald, in only my second year, but it is thanks to the work placement and continued support that this course and its lecturers offer that I am able to do so. I originally chose Sport Journalism at the University of Brighton because it offered the NCTJ qualification but, since being here, the course has given me so much more. Besides the placement, the course itself covers a wider variety of subjects than I expected and I know I will leave with a repertoire of knowledge beyond just sport journalism, including politics, law and multimedia skills.
I teach news journalism, sports reporting, advanced sports journalism, multimedia and sport media on the Sport Journalism degree. I also train Sky Sports News’ journalists and am an examiner in sports journalism for the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).
As a place, the University of Brighton Eastbourne campus has all the facilities I have ever needed, and then some. The sports facilities are exceptional and there is a team or sport here for everyone to enjoy.
I worked as a sports journalist with The Sun for seven years before joining the University of Brighton in 2009. I also worked as a subeditor for the News of the World until it folded in 2011. Before joining national newspapers, I was deputy sports editor for the Colchester Evening Gazette and covered Colchester United and Ipswich Town for newspapers and press agencies including the Mail on Sunday, Daily Express, Daily Mirror, the Press Association and Reuters. I started out as a news reporter with Essex County Newspapers where I gained the NCTJ’s highest qualification, the National Certificate Examination (NCE), before moving into sports journalism.
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Sport Studies BA(Hons)
Sport Studies is ideally suited to you if you are interested in exploring sport and leisure from a social science viewpoint. You will develop a broad understanding of the place of sport in society which will equip you for a wide range of sportrelated careers. The degree allows you to engage with a range of interesting academic disciplines including cultural studies, media studies, history, politics, sociology, philosophy and policy analysis, as well as practical interests including sport and leisure management, sport development, physical education, coach education, outdoor education and sport journalism.
UCAS code C603 Course length Full-time: 3 years Location Eastbourne
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The course takes a cross-disciplinary approach to explore the social, political and cultural role of sport in today’s society. You will be encouraged to take account of issues as diverse as inequality, exclusion, nationalism, gender, race, celebrity, commercialisation, and to reflect on major sporting events such as the Olympic games and the football, rugby or cricket world cups. Course structure In year 1 and 2, you will follow a wide introductory programme. One-sixth of your time will be spent taking options which might include practical sport sessions, physical education and coaching, leisure management, sport development and policy, or sport journalism. In year 3 half of your modules will be your own choices. At the beginning of year 2 an alternative route may be applied by students wishing to become PE teachers – Sport Studies with Physical Education BA(Hons). This prepares you for the PGCE PE course – an additional year’s study which leads to Qualified Teacher Status and enables you to teach in schools.
Career opportunities Graduates are equipped for a variety of careers in the public, private and voluntary sectors, or to undertake more specialised postgraduate study. Typical posts in the leisure field include sport/leisure development officer and community sports leader, as well as coaching positions. Some graduates have pursued careers beyond the sport and leisure area – in public services and in industry. Choosing the ‘with PE’ route opens up opportunities not just in teaching but also coaching and sport development. Examples of projects You will have the opportunity to put your study into practice through a variety of projects. Recent final year dissertations have included: • Young people, gender and surfing in Bournemouth. • ‘Golf xtreme’ in secondary schools. • Disability sport in East Sussex in 2006–2007. • Outdoor education provision in the south-east of England.
Syllabus Year 1 Sport, Leisure and Social History • Introduction to Sports Policy • Introduction to Research Methods/ Graduate Skills • Introduction to Sociology and Sport • Introduction to Politics and Sport Year 2 Sport and Social Theory • Politics and Policy in Sport • Research Design and Evaluation • Sport, Leisure and the Media • Personal Development and Employability in Sport, Exercise and Leisure Contexts Year 3 Dissertation • Theorising Critical Issues in Sport • Options from a wide range including: Race, Ethnicity and Popular Culture • Sport, Leisure and Deviant Behaviour • Gender Issues and Physical Culture • Consumption, Identity and Style • Football Culture and Community
William Grey Sport Studies BA(Hons) After reading the prospectus and finding out what this course had to offer, the choice to attend the University of Brighton was an easy one. With lots of modules to choose from, you really are in control of your learning and can create the degree that best suits you, your interests, and your future aspirations. The great thing about this course is that it fits in with a variety of different academic disciplines, which allows you to mix and match from a selection of modules. This keeps things interesting as you experience a wide range of issues. Learning about events such as the Olympics and the issues that accompany it in terms of nationalism, commercialisation and politics, offers students a different perspective than the one shown in the media that only celebrates these events without any critical analysis. This course offers the added bonus of having lecturers who are active in research, meaning they have firsthand experience of the topics, which benefits students massively.
Dr Daniel Burdsey Principal lecturer and school admissions tutor I joined the university in 2004 having studied at the University of Birmingham, the University of Leicester and Brunel University. I teach primarily on the Sport Studies, Sport and Leisure Management, and Sport Journalism degrees. My research focuses on race, ethnicity, sport and popular culture. I am the author of British Asians and Football: Culture, Identity, Exclusion (Routledge, 2007) and Race, Ethnicity and Football: Persisting Debates and Emergent Issues (Routledge, 2011). I have authored reports for the FA Premier League (on British Asian football supporters) and the Football Foundation (on sustainability in community sport spaces), and have undertaken research with Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club. My research has appeared in a number of media outlets including BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Asian Network and the Independent on Sunday.
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Physical Education PGCE Dance PGCE These courses prepare graduates to teach in secondary schools. As well as gaining a PGCE, you are assessed against the national standards in order to be recommended for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Sport and Exercise Science MSc Applied Exercise Physiology MSc These degrees allow you to enhance your understanding of theoretical and research-based knowledge to practical and vocational situations. While the Sport and Exercise Science route would give you an opportunity to reflect on current research and field practice in both sport and exercise settings, the Applied Exercise Physiology route is exercise-specific and would enable you to challenge your understanding of exercise physiology, studying responses to extreme environmental conditions. Sport and International Development MA Sport and Media MA Sport and Society MA Sport and culture have become increasingly prominent in contemporary society. The continuing spread of the cultural industries, sportâ€™s national and global profile and its contribution to the expression of personal, cultural and national identity, confirm the place of sport at the heart of a global consumer and media culture. These courses provide the opportunity to study sport from a critical social science perspective drawing on sociology, history, geography, politics, philosophy and cultural studies. Find out more You can see full details of these postgraduate degrees on our website. www.brighton.ac.uk/sasm
Top-up degrees Top-up degrees typically involve a year of full-time study and enable you to build on existing higher education or professional qualifications. The top-up degrees available in this area are: Sport Coaching and Development BA(Hons) and Sport and Fitness BSc(Hons). Sport Coaching and Development BA(Hons) This top-up course is for you if you want to extend your vocational skills and specialist knowledge in the growing field of sport coaching and sport development. The course is designed to prepare you for a range of roles including sport coach, sport development officer, coaching coordinator, work in regional and national sporting organisations, sport coordinator, fitness consultant, leisure manager, game analysis and recreation officer. Core and optional modules allow you to study both central themes and areas of personal interest. Sport and Fitness BSc(Hons) This top-up course develops the skills and specialist knowledge appropriate for careers in sports training and coaching, or exercise and health. The course prepares you to enter the work force with evidence of relevant experience, skills and intellectual knowledge related to sport and fitness. Employment opportunities include fitness instruction, personal trainers, coaching, sports science support, health promotion and sports development. Graduates can also progress to further study at masters level in sport or exerciserelated areas. Find out more You can see full details of these top-up degrees on our website. www.brighton.ac.uk/sasm
Money By choosing to study a university course you are making an investment in your future; a university qualification generally means better employment prospects, greater career satisfaction and improved earning power.
International students The University of Brighton courses and the experiences we offer attract students and staff from over 160 countries. We invite you to join the 3,000 international students from around the world who are here to benefit from innovative and relevant courses and our reputation for preparing students for successful professional careers.
Fees and funding Detailed information about our fees and student funding can be found on our website. www.brighton.ac.uk/money Bursaries We offer a range of bursaries which are carefully targeted at students most in need of financial help. Further details of individual bursaries, eligibility criteria and application procedures are available on our website. www.brighton.ac.uk/bursaries Scholarships We offer scholarships which recognise academic, sporting and other achievement. Cross-university and subject-specific awards are available. www.brighton.ac.uk/scholarships Financial advice and help The university’s welfare team can provide personalised financial advice as well as information on money management. For further information on all your money concerns visit www.brighton.ac.uk/money.
Support for your learning experience We understand that moving to another country is a big decision, and we are here to help. The university offers special support for international students paying international fees. • Free orientation programme will introduce you to life at the university and in the UK. It includes free accommodation during this week, and we can meet you if you arrive at Gatwick international or Heathrow international airport. • Guaranteed accommodation in university halls of residence, if you apply by the August deadline. • Free English language support in your first year of study. • Free membership to the International Students’ Society. • International scholarship opportunities, including 40 University of Brighton international scholarships valued at £4,000 for each year of study. • Our visa and immigration specialists can help you through the visa process before you arrive and advise you on the work your visa allows while you study.
English language support If you require English language tuition to help you meet entry requirements or in your first year of study, the Brighton Language Institute can help. www.brighton.ac.uk/learnenglish University of Brighton’s International College The University of Brighton’s International College provides academic preparation for students from outside the EU who need help to meet entry requirements. Programmes include study skills, cultural awareness and English language tuition if required. Successful completion of your International College pathway programme offers guaranteed progression to undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses at the university. www.brighton.ac.uk/ubic
For more information visit our website at www.brighton.ac.uk/international.
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All University of Brighton students have access to well-priced, good quality accommodation either in halls, universitymanaged housing or in the private sector. Halls of residence Our aim is to offer all first-year undergraduate students who meet application criteria a place in halls. To be eligible and to give your application the best chance of success you need to meet certain criteria and deadlines. Visit www.brighton.ac.uk/accommodation for more information. Welkin Halls in Eastbourne The halls of residence are situated close to the university’s study sites, as well as being within easy reach of the town centre and seafront. Features include: • landscaped gardens with gated entrances • all rooms are en suite, fully furnished and have computer points • the bedrooms are grouped into selfcontained flats with shared kitchen and communal areas • a catered hall, which includes breakfast and an evening meal, Monday to Friday during term time • six rooms for students with disabilities • a number of larger rooms are available.
Private accommodation If you opt for private rented accommodation, you can choose your location, type of accommodation and flatmates. Eastbourne offers a very high standard in this type of accommodation. Eastbourne town has three main residential areas. Old Town A little distance from the main town centre, but large houses offer perfect accommodation for students. Town centre In the heart of the bar, club and shopping areas. Accommodation can be a little more expensive, but rooms can be spacious considering the central location. Meads Conveniently situated between the university campus and the town centre. A very quiet residential area.
Specific entry requirements for each course can be found at www.brighton.ac.uk/courses. International students We are pleased to consider NARICrecognised qualifications from around the world, including the International Baccalaureate. Further information on entry requirements by country is available at www.brighton.ac.uk/international. Mature students If at the time of starting your degree, you are 21 or over you will be classed as a mature student. The same UCAS point score applies but it can be made up of different qualifications. For example you might have studied an access course that could count towards your entry points. For further details please contact the admissions office on 01273 643645.
Qualifications not on the UCAS tariff We welcome applications from students with qualifications and experience beyond the traditional A-level or BTEC route. Relevant experience may also be regarded as equivalent to formal qualifications, and admissions tutors accept many other qualifications which give access to higher education. Applicants offering work-based qualifications should be over 21 and able to provide evidence of relevant background knowledge and ability to study at university level. While individual course requirements vary, all qualifications – UK and international – are considered. Access courses The university normally welcomes applicants with access courses approved by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) in an appropriate subject. 14–19 Diploma The University of Brighton welcomes the development of the Advanced and Progression Diplomas and will consider applicants with the new qualifications for entry onto bachelor programmes in related subject areas.
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How to apply
Applying for a full-time course To apply for a full-time course you should make your application through the University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). The code for the University of Brighton is (BRITN) B72. Important dates and deadlines • For all UCAS courses, UCAS can receive applications from 1 September. • The closing date for UK and other EU applicants is 15 January. • For non-EU applicants, the closing date is 30 June but it is advisable to apply earlier if possible. The application process Application stage Generally from July to January • Find out general information about the University of Brighton and the School of Sport and Service Management by exploring our websites and by coming to an open day. See www.brighton.ac.uk/sasm/ opendays for dates and details. • Apply to Brighton through UCAS.
Offer stage Generally from December to March • Your application is considered by our admissions team and offers are sent out through UCAS. • If you receive an offer from us you will be invited to a course-specific day where you can meet students and staff and find out more about your chosen course and about life at the School of Sport and Service Management. You will have the opportunity to join our student ambassadors’ Facebook group. You will also receive copies of our newsletter. • When you have heard back from all the universities you applied to, you will need to tell UCAS which course will be your first choice and which course will be your second choice. Acceptance to enrolment stage Generally from August to September • In August after you have received your results you will get confirmation of your place based on your results. • The university will contact you with details of how to enrol onto your course and send out information about being a new student. Need more help? For further information and advice you can visit www.brighton.ac.uk/undergraduates or www.ucas.com.
Student support and services
We want you to get the most out of your time at university. There are many sources of support available. Here is an A-Z directory of the main services and support we offer to our students before, during and after their time here. For more information on these services please visit: www.brighton.ac.uk/studentlife. Accommodation service The team provides advice on finding and renting accommodation in the private sector, manages the application and allocation processes for halls of residence, manages unihomes properties, runs www.yourstudentpad.co.uk, a searchable database of affordable, safe accommodation in the private sector and runs a summer house hunting support service. www.brighton.ac.uk/accommodation Active Student volunteering scheme Volunteering is rewarding and also provides opportunities to gain experience and enhance your employability. Active Student can provide you with volunteering placements that are safe, supported and rewarding. www.brighton.ac.uk/volunteering Admissions enquiries team If you have any questions about our courses, how to apply, studying at Brighton, or want to know what the status of your application is, please get in touch with the admissions enquiries team. email@example.com 01273 644644 Beepurple Beepurple helps students and graduates get their business ideas off to the best possible start. Free workshops develop members’ enterprise skills and one-to-one business support is provided for anyone looking to develop an entrepreneurial idea, start a company or social enterprise or for those who are already trading. www.beepurple.co.uk
Brighton Graduate Association 6,000 students graduate annually from Brighton and we enjoy connections with around 100,000 alumni across the globe. Many alumni help prospective and current students by becoming mentors and offering placements. Membership of the Brighton Graduate Association (BGA), the university’s official alumni association, is free to former students. The BGA provides members with benefits and discounts including: ongoing access to one-to-one careers advice and guidance from the university’s careers service; business start-up advice; continued access to the university’s libraries and sports facilities; fee reductions for postgraduate courses at the university (terms and conditions apply); and many other services, including continued access to NUS Extra. You can also access these benefits while you’re still a student. www.brighton.ac.uk/alumni Careers service Our careers service can help you find part-time work while you’re at university and employment after you graduate. You can access careers counsellors who will help you develop your career plans and write job applications, and provide CV and application checking. A library of careers publications and online resources helps you find out about career paths, sectors, employers, vacancies, further study and training opportunities. Visits from employers and careers-related presentations run throughout the year. The placements fair, teaching fair and annual careers fairs in Brighton and Eastbourne attract potential employers from local, national and international companies. www.brighton.ac.uk/careers
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Student support and services
English language support The Brighton Language Institute, based on the Falmer campus, provides pre-arrival English language courses to help you meet our entry requirements and prepare for study here. The institute’s English Language Support Programme is offered during your first year of study and consists of term-time lectures, classes and tutorials. www.brighton.ac.uk/learnenglish Health We provide on-site medical facilities at Eastbourne. More information about university medical services, including surgery times, is available online. www.brighton.ac.uk/studentlife Before you arrive, visit www.brighton. ac.uk/studentlife for the latest advice about immunisations and measles, mumps and meningitis. Additional routine immunisations may be required for certain courses – you will be notified if this is the case. Immigration and visa advice We provide specialist advice and assistance to international students before and during their time at the university. www.brighton.ac.uk/immigration International Students’ Society You can join other international students in the International Students’ Society (ISS) and meet others who share your interests in over 50 different national, interest, charitable and religious societies on campus. www.brightoniss.co.uk Libraries There is a library on each campus. Staff are on hand to help you find and use the most appropriate resources. Our libraries have long opening hours including evenings and weekends. www.brighton.ac.uk/is
Orientation programme The orientation programme is held during the week before the start of term to give students who are new to the UK a chance to settle into life at the university and in a new country. All international students who have firmly accepted an unconditional offer from the university will be sent information on the orientation programme. www.brighton.ac.uk/orientation Student advice service The student advice service can provide you with information, advice and support covering a range of issues on a financial, personal and practical level. This service is confidential, non-judgemental and free of charge. Staff can all offer general advice, but our advisers are also specialists in particular areas. www.brighton.ac.uk/studentlife Studentcentral Studentcentral is our online learning environment. When you accept our offer, you will receive your university email account and access to a special area on studentcentral. From there you will be able to view personalised new student information. Study support Your personal academic tutor will keep an eye on your overall academic and personal welfare and advise you about other sources of help in the university. Free study support sessions are provided on each campus for anyone who might need to boost skills in essay preparation, time management, taking notes, memorising information, writing and editing, presentation or revision techniques. The ASK online study guide on studentcentral provides comprehensive study support materials.
Student support and services
Sport Brighton Our sports teams are among the best in the UK. Our sports scholarship scheme has supported national and Olympic level athletes. Sport Brighton arranges fitness, health and wellbeing classes and provides access to coaching and volunteering opportunities. There are over 40 sports clubs and societies mostly run by students with the help of professional staff and coaches. All abilities are welcome. You can use our sport and fitness facilities at any location regardless of where you study or live. Costs for memberships are heavily subsidised. www.brighton.ac.uk/sportbrighton University of Brighton Students’ Union The University of Brighton Students’ Union (Brighton SU) is run by elected officers and provides a range of services, from organising events to making sure students’ views are represented at the university. The union supports more that 50 student-run societies, reflecting cultural, political, religious and course-related interests and provides a year-round programme of events. Brighton SU is a member of the National Union of Students. www.ubsu.net
Useful contacts University switchboard 01273 600900 School of Sport and Service Management 01273 643707 Accommodation 01273 644100 Admissions 01273 643645 Enrolment 01273 642191 Fees, loans and grants 01273 642819 01273 642821 Fee assessment 01273 642822 Disability and dyslexia 01273 643799 Childcare 01273 642022 Student Services 01273 642895 University of Brighton Students’ Union – (UBSU) 01273 642746 Other contacts Student finance 08456 077577 www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance UCAS www.ucas.com This brochure was printed in September 2012. The University of Brighton makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of this brochure and will take all reasonable steps to provide the courses and services described in it and in supplementary documentation. It cannot, however, guarantee their provision in the event of circumstances beyond its control (such as lack of demand, changes in government policy or industrial action) but in such an event, will make reasonable effort to provide a suitable alternative. In accepting any offer of a place, you consent to incorporation of this notice as a term of contract between you and the university. All students are required to abide by the university’s regulations which are available on request.
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Application and enrolment timeline Key
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Make sure you confirm details of the deadlines and processes that relate to your application by checking our website and those of UCAS and Student Finance England. September Book places on open days at the universities that interest you, start your research into courses. October Campus open days take place in October and November. These open days include subject and finance talks, parent and carer sessions and student-led tours of accommodation and facilities. Please try to make time to look around the local area as well as our campus. November Attend interviews. University interviews generally take place between November and March. Brighton courses that require an interview include pharmacy. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to get timely news, advice and reminders. December Complete your UCAS application. For UK and EU students the deadline for UCAS applications is in mid January. However many schools and colleges set an earlier deadline date. January 15 January is the main UCAS application deadline. Apply for student funding. Confirm when applications open with the relevant funding authority, for example Student Finance England.
You do not need to wait until you have been offered a place on a course to apply for student funding. Find out more: www.direct.gov.uk/ studentfinance. Find out more about student life at Brighton. Between January and May many courses hold post-application open days. These smaller events give you an opportunity to see the facilities you will use on your course, talk to tutors, and meet current students and others who have applied for your course. We make offers to students from September onwards. However, most offers are made in the spring term. This is a very busy period for us, when we are dealing with thousands of applications every week. If you haven’t heard from us and you have concerns, please contact the admissions team. Once we have made you an offer we will send you advice on accommodation options and the criteria and deadlines you need to meet if you want to apply for halls. Find out more www.brighton.ac.uk/ accommodation. April In April and May you will have to make your first (firm) and second (insurance) choice of course and university and confirm it with UCAS. May If you accept an offer from us the accommodation office will contact you and invite you to apply for halls. If you want to apply for halls and you haven’t had an invite by May please contact us so that we can resend the information.
June Log on to studentcentral. Once you have accepted an offer of a place you’ll get access to our online learning environment and a special area with personalised new student information. The UK and EU application deadline for our halls of residence is 30 June. The UCAS deadline for international student applications is 30 June. August The application deadline for international students for our halls of residence is 8 August. Once you have all your results we will confirm your place on a course here. If you haven’t done quite as well as you needed to you may still be able to secure a place through UCAS Clearing, which takes place in mid-August. If you have applied, we will confirm whether you have a place in halls. Log on to studentcentral. Once you have confirmed your place, you can use studentcentral to confirm details of the first week of your course. September Check the start date of your course and details of enrolment processes on studentcentral. Some courses start before the official beginning of the autumn term. Make sure you attend welcome week, held in late September, where you will complete your university enrolment, attend induction activities and enjoy the events the Students’ Union puts on for new students.
How to find us
Eastbourne campus BN20 7SR
By rail Eastbourne is about 90 minutes from London Victoria, 40 minutes from Brighton and 30 minutes from Hastings. By coach National Express coaches depart for Eastbourne from London Victoria coach station three times a day. By car Eastbourne is approximately 55 miles from London, 25 miles from Brighton and 17 miles from Hastings. By bike Travelling by bike in Eastbourne is easy. All of our students are encouraged to do so, and bike storage is provided on campus. On foot The campus is within walking distance of Eastbourne town centre. We recommend you use a journey planner when visiting the university for up-to-date travel information. The School of Sport and Service Management address is: School of Sport and Service Management Hillbrow Denton Road Eastbourne BN20 7SR For a journey planner visit www.theaa.com or Google maps is one of the many available on the internet. For train times visit www.nationalrail.co.uk. For coach details visit www.nationalexpress.com.
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