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Sport Studies BA(Hons) 5 October 2013 open day

  1. 1. SPORT STUDIES BA(Hons) (with PE)
  2. 2. Six reasons why you should study Sport Studies at the University of Brighton
  3. 3. Innovative and relevant curricula •A major honours degree - subject-specific expertise, and the necessary skills to become able and employable graduates •Critical, independent thinkers, prepared to take charge of their own learning and forge a future using the expertise of staff teaching the courses •Broad base to student-centred specialisms •Range of modules – including options and practicals •Various teaching environments and innovative assessment formats •High levels of student satisfaction (94%) and very positive evaluations • ‘Students produce work of an exceptional standard’ (Dr. David Hassan, External Examiner)
  4. 4. Academic leaders in the field •Taught by a team of internationally-renowned, expert academics specialising in the following areas: the Olympics and mega-events, sport policy, sport media, sport and film, globalisation and transnational migration, governance, race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, sport for peace and development, lifestyle sport •Centre for Sport Research – Twitter: @sport_research • Work with Brighton and Hove Albion FC, FA Premier League, Football Foundation, Justin Campaign, Parkour Network, Sport England, Active Sussex • Agenda-setting and integration of research into the undergraduate curriculum
  5. 5. Current, global and local •2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games •Campaigns using sport for social justice and conflict resolution •Anti-discrimination campaigns •Managing change in sport and leisure industries •Equity issues in sport •Government policy on youth sport •Government emphasis on “well-being” •‘Big Society’, volunteering and localised provision •Ageing societies and the role of physical activity •Brighton and Hove Albion FC •Lifestyle sports •Dissertation topics
  6. 6. Vocational learning Sport Studies work experience and professional development module in year two r/contact-active-student
  7. 7. Excellence in teaching and support •External recognition of the quality of our teaching (external examiners’ reports and National Student Survey – 94%) •Tutorial support built into all modules •Personal tutor system and ‘office hours’ •Introduction to Graduate Skills and Research Methods module •Library and information services •Student Support Tutor •Student Services
  8. 8. Graduate opportunities •Events and Sponsorship Officer - Cooperative SE region •Women's Participation Officer - THFC trust •PGCE teaching training •Club and Coach Development Officer - SE London Sport Partnership •Sport Brighton Development Officer •Disability co-ordinator – University of Brighton •Postgraduate study (MA, PhD) •Cultural Policy Officer, Medway District Council •Fitness trainers •Sport/Leisure Facility Managers •Research officer - sports market analysis
  9. 9. Course Structure (Sport Studies) Year 1 Sport, Leisure and Social History (20) Introduction to Sports Policy (20) Introduction to Politics and Sport (20) Introduction to Sociology and Sport (20) Introduction to Graduate Skills and Research Methods (20) Option (10) Option (10) Year 2 Sport and Social Theory (20) Politics and Policy in Sport (20) Research Design and Evaluation (20) Sport, Leisure and the Media (20) Personal Development and Employability in Sport Contexts (20) Option (10) Option (10) Year 3 Theorising Critical Issues in Sport (20) Options (60) Dissertation (40)
  10. 10. Alternative exit route – ‘with PE’ •Degree becomes Sport Studies BA(Hons) with PE •This route is NOT a teaching qualification – it provides the basis for a subsequent application to do a PGCE •A place on this route is NOT guaranteed – it is by application at the end of Year 1 •Level 2 – audited PE modules reflect NCPE activity areas •Level 3 – audited PE modules and core ‘social aspects in PE pedagogy’ module •Dissertation (PE / young people focus)
  11. 11. How will I learn? • Interactive lectures • Seminar work and presentations • Group discussion • Large key note lectures • Virtual Learning Environment VLE (Studentcentral) • On line quizzes • Practical workshops • Reading and personal research • Tutorials
  12. 12. How will I be assessed? • Assessment is specific to each module and may be a mixture of group and individual work • Assessment methods may include not only:- • Essays, exams, written reports • but also: • Poster presentations • Practical demonstrations • Use of contemporary digital media • Oral group presentations
  13. 13. How will I get feedback? • Normally this will be within 20 days of the hand in and may be: • Written, as a hard copy • Online, via Turnitin • Audio, via Podcast, audio on Turnitin or separate MP3 file • Tutorials • Feedback may be on-going (formative) as well as at the end of each assessment task (summative) • All 1st years will get feedback on a piece of work within 6 weeks of starting their course
  14. 14. Employability in the School of Sport and Service Management Employability. “A set of achievements, skills, understandings and personal attributes that makes graduates more likely to gain employment and be successful in their chosen occupations” (Yorke 2006) Employability as a core philosophy is embedded in ALL of our courses Ongoing development of an outlook and competences including: personal self management, communication, enterprise, research and critical thinking
  15. 15. Employability development • Personal and professional development • Placement opportunities • Live consultancy projects, working with clients to solve problems and presenting solutions. • Operating live events in Level 4 and 5 • Students are actively encouraged to participate in community projects and activities ( student/)
  16. 16. Employability • Visiting speakers from industry and academia also involved in mentoring and assessing students • Ongoing CV development through participation in University schemes for volunteering, mentoring, teaching ... • Supported by Sport and Service Management Employability Centre in Hillbrow
  17. 17. Key facts Typical offer: A Levels: BBB BTEC Diploma: Distinction Distinction Merit IB: 32 Course code: C603 BA Sport Studies Location: Eastbourne Campus