As part of the university-wide Transformational Change Project, a new Department of Education will be established on 1st August 2014. The Department of Education will be situated within the new College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences, a location intended to foster interdisciplinary collaboration and joint activity in teaching and research.
Sam Neter, a first class Sport Sciences student who graduated in 2008, now runs leading UK basketball website Hoopsfix.com. On Sunday June 15 Neter, staged the inaugural Hoopsfix All-Star Classic in aid of the Hoopsfix Foundation – a newly-launched not-for-profit initiative dedicated to helping grow the game in the UK.
By working with Gillette, the Football Association and professional players, Brunel researchers have discovered that top international sportsmen can anticipate an opponent’s actions as much as 80 milliseconds before they move.
Sport Sciences within the School of Sport and Education has consistently been highly rated in national league tables. This reflects a strong tradition in Sport coupled with significant recent investment in state-of-the-art sports and laboratory facilities for research and teaching. The School offers a vibrant mix of young researchers working alongside more experienced colleagues. Within Sport Sciences we have two research centres: the Brunel Centre for Sport Health and Wellbeing and the Centre for Sports Medicine and Human Performance. As part of our vision for 2014/15 and beyond, we are looking to continue development in these areas. We have one full-time Physiology-related PhD studentship available in the Centre for Sports Medicine and Human Performance (CSMHP) beginning 1st October 2014.
Brunel research published in The Journal of Physiology reveals new insights into the circulation and metabolism of the human brain during strenuous exercise
Brunel research published in The Journal of Physiology reveals new insights into the circulation and metabolism of the human brain during strenuous exercise.
EDUCATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY: THE UK CONTEXT
5.30pm - 7.00pm Brunel University, Eastern Gateway Auditorium.
Free event open to the public. Booking required. Please email email@example.com
Brunel University is proud to be sponsoring a new University Technical College (UTC) in west London. The new UTC is co-sponsored by British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, the Royal Airforce, Heathrow Airport and the London Borough of Hillingdon. Unsurprisingly given those sponsors it is the first Aviation Engineering UTC.
Brunel’s Professor Ian Rivers is working cross-nationally to understand if team sports remain a bastion of homophobia.
The first international study on homophobia in sport is set to shine a light on how often gay, lesbian and bisexual people face discrimination on and off the playing field. The study, called “Out on the Fields,” has been launched in the lead-up to the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on 17 May. Sporting culture is often considered one of the last places in Western society where discrimination based on sexuality is still common.
6pm - 7.30pm The Hamilton Centre, Brunel University.
This event takes a critical look at tween girl culture. It is an illustrated lecture by performance artist Bryony Kimmings. The event is free and open to the public. Places are limited so booking is required. To book your place please log on to:
A warm welcome to our most recently-arrived colleague, Dr Lorraine McCormack, Lecturer in Primary Science Education. Lorraine joins us at an exciting time in the development of the department and will be making a key contribution to our STEM education profile as well as to our outstanding primary education course.
Brunel’s athletics team contested the traditional curtain raiser to the collegiate outdoor athletics season – the British Universities and Colleges (BUCS) Championships. The event was staged at the Bedford International Athletics Stadium which played host to over 100 participating institutions. The Brunel women’s team finished fourth overall, while the men’s team finished equal thirteenth with Oxford.
What works best in raising aspirations of high-achieving disadvantaged young people into University?
New research funded by the Department of Education (DfE) has sought to find out what schools and colleges are doing to raise the aspirations of disadvantaged young people for University. The research team, led by Professor Carole Leathwood of the Institute for Policy Studies in Education (IPSE) at London Metropolitan University, included recent Brunel appointee Dr Ayo Mansaray, and Dr Sumi Hollingworth at London South Bank University (both at IPSE at the time), and social research company, TNS BMRB. The study involved a survey of schools and colleges in England and in-depth qualitative case studies.
'OLD LOCALISM, NEW LOCALISM': WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR RE IN SCHOOLS?
5.00-7pm, Brunel University, Eastern Gateway Building, Room 003/003A
Free event open to the public.
Brunel University Athletics Club recently faced leading adversaries—Loughborough, Bath, Birmingham and Cardiff Met—in the annual indoor Inter-Varsity Challenge. The event, held at the Lee Valley Stadium in North London, saw both women’s and men’s teams emerge victorious. The men’s team led by captain Mark Cryer had particular strength in depth and finished well ahead of archrivals Loughborough.