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Sport Policy Centre Launch event
Sport Policy Centre Launch event
Description
Sport: bridging the gap between policy and research. The evening marks the launch of the Sport Policy Centre (SPC), which sits within the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Birmingham, one of the highest ranked Schools of its kind in the UK.
Date:
02/12/2014
A Doctoral Student's Perspective of the Brazil Conference
A Doctoral Student's Perspective of the Brazil Conference
Description
Physical Cultural Legacies & Transnational Perspectives: A Doctoral Students Perspective of the Conference on Sports Mega- Events, Physical Education and Sport in Schools, Brazil 2014
Date:
02/12/2014
Sporting Equals Guest Lecture
Sporting Equals Guest Lecture
Description
On Monday 13th October 2014, CEO, Arun Kang, and Head of Consultancy, Nik Trivedi, of Sporting Equals delivered a guest lecture on their organisation and potential work placement opportunities open to those SportExR students undertaking the second year 'Sport and Development' module.
Date:
02/12/2014
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research, Sport
Brazil Conference on Sports Mega- Events, Physical Education and Sport in Schools
Brazil Conference on Sports Mega- Events, Physical Education and Sport in Schools
Description
On the 3rd and 4th of November 2014 Dr Jonathan Grix, Professor Joan Duda and Dr Mark Griffiths represented the University of Birmingham in São Paulo (Brazil).
Date:
02/12/2014
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research, Sport
Has Invictus conquered a Sports Mega-Event?
Has Invictus conquered a Sports Mega-Event?
Description
The 2014 Invictus Games can be seen as a pioneering strategy in British politics. Now the event has finished - we are perhaps left questioning what the Invictus Games actually are? Or, perhaps, what they really stand for?
Date:
12/11/2014
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research, Sport
Conference examines leveraging legacies of Brazilian major sports events for school and youth sport
Description
Policymakers and international academics will convene in São Paulo (Brazil) this week to determine how sports mega-events can improve physical education and youth sport in Brazil. Focusing on the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, the conference will produce guidelines for the Brazilian Ministry of Sport, as they seek to ensure a fruitful legacy for both school and youth sport following the Games.
Date:
31/10/2014
Can I be excused? Finding out how the nation really feels about PE
Can I be excused? Finding out how the nation really feels about PE
Description
School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences researchers have conducted a nationwide survey that aims to identify how our memories of school PE influence our relationship with physical activity as adults.
Date:
29/10/2014
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
Unsteady on your feet? Little touches could make all the difference
Unsteady on your feet? Little touches could make all the difference
Description
When a toddler takes their first steps we observe an uncertain sway in their walking. Being unsteady on our feet is something we can experience throughout life – and a new study has shown how even the lightest fingertip touch can help people to maintain their balance.
Date:
27/10/2014
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
Can I be excused? Finding out how the nation really feels about PE
Can I be excused? Finding out how the nation really feels about PE
Description
A nation-wide survey, launched today, will use our memories of PE at school to identify how our experiences of sports days, shared showers and plimsolls have influenced our relationship with physical activity as adults.
Date:
27/10/2014
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research, Sport
Professor awarded prestigious ACSM Citation Award
Professor awarded prestigious ACSM Citation Award
Description
Professor Janice L Thompson, Professor of Public Health Nutrition and Exercise at the School of Sport, Exercise and rehabilitation Sciences, has recently been awarded the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Citation Award. This is one of the two most prestigious awards given by ACSM and is granted to an individual or group who has made significant and important contributions to sports medicine and/or the exercise sciences.
Date:
21/10/2014
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research, Teaching
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