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University of Birmingham athletes on the road to Rio
University of Birmingham athletes on the road to Rio
Description
One current student and eight alumni athletes from the University of Birmingham Sport have now been confirmed for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. This is a record breaking number of Birmingham-educated athletes to be selected for the Olympics, showing that the sport programme at Birmingham continues to thrive.
Date:
28/07/2016
One month to go! First MOOC in Outstanding P.E. lessons
One month to go! First MOOC in Outstanding P.E. lessons
Description
The first-of-its-kind MOOC in "Outstanding Physical Education Lessons", from the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, begins on 4 July 2016.
Date:
02/06/2016
Dr Kavussanu discusses competition and rivalry on BBC World Service
Dr Kavussanu discusses competition and rivalry on BBC World Service
Description
Dr Maria Kavussanu has taken part in a round table discussion around competition and rivalry for BBC World Service programme The Forum, in an episode titled 'Rivalry: When does healthy competition become destructive?'.
Date:
31/05/2016
Bursaries for MSc Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy including placement in elite sport with EIS and British Gymnastics
Bursaries for MSc Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy including placement in elite sport with EIS and British Gymnastics
Description
The University of Birmingham and the English Institute of Sport are looking to offer three chartered physiotherapists an exciting opportunity.
Date:
24/05/2016
Control of Movement and Active Ageing Open Day
Control of Movement and Active Ageing Open Day
Description
Are you interested in learning about the control of movement and the ability to remain active in older age? We would like to invite you to an open day at the School of Sports Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences on Tuesday the 21 of June 2016 from 10:20am (registration opens at 9:30) to 3:30pm.
Date:
23/05/2016
Prolonged breath holds of over five minutes could help in targeted radiotherapy
Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham working with clinical teams at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust have successfully shown for the first time that breast cancer patients can be trained to achieve single prolonged breath holds of over five minutes, opening the door for targeted radiotherapy to be administered with just one dose in each daily session.
Date:
12/05/2016
Vaccinations more effective when administered in the morning
Vaccinations more effective when administered in the morning
Description
New research from the University of Birmingham has shown that flu vaccinations are more effective when administered in the morning.
Date:
26/04/2016
SPC director to become Editor-in-Chief
SPC director to become Editor-in-Chief
Description
It has been confirmed that the Director of the Sport Policy Centre (SPC), Dr Jonathan Grix, is to take over from Professor Barrie Houlihan as Editor-in-Chief of the renowned International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics from June, 2016.
Date:
21/04/2016
Lesley Phillpots, 1957 – 2016
Lesley Phillpots, 1957 – 2016
Description
Dr Lesley Phillpots, senior lecturer in Sport Policy and Politics in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences (and prior to this the School of Education), died at home on 19 February 2016 after a long battle with cancer.
Date:
22/03/2016
SPC member sheds light on what dedicated football supporters think about Qatar's forthcoming hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup finals
SPC member sheds light on what dedicated football supporters think about Qatar's forthcoming hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup finals
Description
Dedicated football supporters' attitudes towards Qatar's awarding of the 2022 FIFA World Cup do not wholly reflect the morale and logistical panic advocated by various international journalists, politicians and sports officials.
Date:
29/02/2016
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