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East Sussex: Travel your way to health this September

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Published: Wednesday, 05 September 2018 11:06 Written by Michelle


Calling all Eastbourne and Hastings staff and students, challenge yourself to get more active with the Active Travel Challenge. The Active Travel Challenge is being delivered by Sustrans as part of East Sussex County Council’s Active Access for Growth Programme.

The Challenge is all about taking part and getting more people to try healthy active journeys for their travel. The Active Travel Journey Challenge runs from 1 Sep - 30 Sep 2018. 

Sign up here:

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Become Our Buddy: Sport Brighton Buddy Scheme

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Published: Friday, 31 August 2018 14:32 Written by Michelle


The new academic year see’s the introduction of a socially inclusive peer support programme with our Parklife buddy scheme. Students can volunteer to be a ‘Buddy’. Buddies will accompany students to sessions if they don’t want to turn up alone; this has a number of benefits from simply offering a playing partner, to improving confidence, reducing anxieties and widening social circles. Our Parklife 17/18 Survey highlighted the social benefits of Parklife, with 70% of participants making new friends. The survey also revealed the importance of a social connection for someone to attend, so we hope the buddy scheme will make Parklife more accessible to those students whose friends might not be interested in attending. Those who sign up to become a Buddy will benefit from invaluable volunteering experience to add to their CV, with soft skills often being the top of employers sought after graduate skills. For Participants the scheme is just one more addition to the Parklife programme that lends itself to supporting the overall wellbeing of staff and students.


Sport Brighton’s Parklife programme has a range of other voluntary, and paid, opportunities available to support students’ employability; from NGB supported ambassador roles to generic activator roles, all of which make the Parklife a peer led, inclusive and engaging programme for all students to benefit from. All volunteers are offered a comprehensive training package to support the success of the roles and their ongoing development.

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Physical activitity improves student mental health

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Published: Thursday, 26 July 2018 10:43 Written by Michelle

University students who take part in regular physical activity say they perform better, are more employable and enjoy better mental wellbeing, according to the biggest study of its kind, the British Active Students Survey. This has also been the findings of Sport Brighton's 2018 survey around its Parklife programme. This saw 76% of Parklife participants having a moderate/high mental well-being score compared to 60% of non-participants of the Parklife programme. See our infographic for the key findings of Sport Brighton's survey.

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Students Wanted: Paid and Volunteer Roles for 2018/19

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Published: Wednesday, 25 July 2018 08:56 Written by Michelle


Sport Brighton offer a range of paid and voluntary roles. Whether it's promotion of our services, working in our centres or helping to deliver sports sessions there is something that could suit you. All our roles are student friendly and operate in term time and can be flexible around your timetable. So if you are a new or returning student then take a look at the opportunities available here.

Student Volunteer & Job Opportunities