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Sport Sciences
15.03.2017
New game from Sussex alumni charts at UK number one
New game from Sussex alumni charts at UK number one
New game from Sussex alumni charts at UK number one An independent games studio set up by entrepreneurial University of Sussex graduates and based on the University's Falmer campus has scored a massive hit with its latest release.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Sport Sciences
07.03.2017
Barriers to exercise revealed
The biggest barriers to people taking up running as exercise have been revealed by a Cardiff University study of novice runners. They include people simply being too busy, safety fears over running alone - particularly among women - and concerns about running on busy roads. As alarm bells continue to be sounded about the nation's health, researchers and clinical experts from the University's School of Healthcare Sciences investigated what motivated people to run.
Event - Sport Sciences
08.02.2017
Digital relay baton enables remote crowd cheering of athletes
Digital relay baton enables remote crowd cheering of athletes
The loneliness of the long distance runner could soon be a thing of the past as new technology allows crowds to cheer on athletes from anywhere in the world.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Sport Sciences
05.01.2017
Local volunteers needed for study testing new online health programme
Researchers from the Department for Health are looking for people living in and around Bath to try out a brand new online programme that will give them new insights into how the human body works, and what impact different life events have on their wellbeing. The programme aims to help participants improve their fitness and diet.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Sport Sciences
04.01.2017
App to help smokers quit is developed by health psychologists and game designers
App to help smokers quit is developed by health psychologists and game designers
A smartphone app that could help smokers stick to New Year's resolutions to quit has been developed by academics at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Kingston University. Cigbreak Free works like a regular smartphone game, with players having to complete tasks to progress through levels and gain rewards.
Sport Sciences
21.12.2016
Podcast: Cosmic dust, the Enterprise Lab and research around the world
In this edition: Micrometeorites found in city gutters, a new space for entrepreneurial students and scientific adventures at the latest Fringe event.
Sport Sciences - Physics/Materials Science
02.12.2016
Scientists set standard for UK firefighter fitness in changing Britain
Researchers from the University have devised new scientifically-based and nationally-recognised fitness tests and standards, against which the physical capacity of the country's 50,000 firefighters can be evaluated.
Sport Sciences
30.11.2016
Oscar-winning actress feels the force
Oscar-winning actress feels the force
University of Bristol research associate Asier Marzo demonstrated a mid-air display of ‘floating pixels' using soundwaves and force fields to Spanish actress and model, Penélope Cruz and actor, Chino Darín, on the Spanish TV programme El Hormiguero.
Social Sciences - Sport Sciences
24.11.2016
Bad call
Technologies such as Hawk-Eye undermine the authority of referees and umpires and are misleading when used in sport, according to a new book by researchers at Cardiff University.
Life Sciences - Sport Sciences
16.11.2016
What can Pokémon Go teach the world of conservation?
Launched in July this year, Pokémon Go has become a global phenomenon, reaching 500 million downloads within two months of release.
Sport Sciences - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
26.10.2016
Football, fun and robots: Imperial scientists pitch up at QPR
Football, fun and robots: Imperial scientists pitch up at QPR
Imperial played at home with Queen's Park Rangers earlier this month in an afternoon of science, football, and 3D printing at White City.
Careers/Employment - Sport Sciences
14.10.2016
Community mentoring scheme amazing?
Footballers are mentoring young people in their community after teaming up with a University engagement project.
Life Sciences - Sport Sciences
15.09.2016
Paralympic medal glory for Imperial's Dave Henson
Paralympic medal glory for Imperial’s Dave Henson
Bioengineering PhD student and Army Captain Dave Henson MBE won a bronze medal in the T42 200m at the Paralympic Games in Rio this week.
Sport Sciences
19.08.2016
Downs as well as the ups of a football club’s fortunes build fans’ loyalty
Why do football fans feel so passionate about their team even if it is languishing at the bottom of the league and why is such loyalty so deeply entrenched? New research by the University of Oxford could provide the answer. Anthropologists have discovered that intense experiences of crucial wins and losses shared with fellow fans bind them more tightly to one another and their club.
Sport Sciences - Philosophy
12.08.2016
Aesthetics over athletics when it comes to women in sport
Men are two to three times more likely than women to be mentioned when it comes to discussing sport and sporting achievement, according to new research by language experts at Cambridge University Press. Women get far less airtime than men and their physical appearance and personal lives are frequently mentioned.
Sport Sciences
28.07.2016
England's 1966 World Cup victory – giving female fans a voice
England’s 1966 World Cup victory – giving female fans a voice
As England celebrates the 50 th anniversary of winning the World Cup, Dr Stacey Pope from the School of Applied Social Sciences discusses the impact this iconic moment in football history had on female fans.
Sport Sciences - Business/Economics
05.07.2016
What happens when sports rules go awry?
As Wimbledon quarter finals beckon and the semi-finals of are about to kick off, operational research scientists have been looking at what happens when the rules of sport are changed or when existing rules lead to unforeseen consequences.
Physics/Materials Science - Sport Sciences
04.07.2016
Science could help search for the next Andy Murray
Grouping young tennis players according to their physical maturity rather than their chronological age could help us develop our future tennis champions, says research by the University of Bath.
Sport Sciences - History/Archeology
12.05.2016
Olympic hopefuls and heroes mark the opening of University hockey pitch
PA xx/16 The University of Nottingham and Nottingham City Council have marked the opening of a new ‘super' hockey pitch with a trip down memory lane to celebrate the heritage of the University's hockey clubs.
Sport Sciences
04.04.2016
Ballet training could learn from football and rugby, says research
Ballet training could learn from football and rugby, says research
A new study from the Universities of Bath and Bristol suggests current practices for grouping and evaluating young dancers in ballet could be counterproductive.
Sport Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
04.04.2016
How ballet training could learn from football and rugby, says report
A new study from researchers in our Department for Health with colleagues at Bristol suggests that current practices for grouping and evaluating young dancers in ballet could be counterproductive, po
Sport Sciences
28.01.2016
Athlete’s advice to half marathon runners
Colin Jackson helps novice runners ahead of University-sponsored event Welsh athletics legend Colin Jackson will this Saturday pass on his expert advice to the lucky ‘500 Club' runners taking part in the IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships, Cardiff 2016, for free.
Event - Sport Sciences
21.01.2016
Sport Sciences
27.11.2015
Free World Half Marathon places
Five hundred amateur runners are to be given the chance to run the IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships, Cardiff 2016, for free As part of the International Association of Athlet
Sport Sciences
17.11.2015
Join The Conversation
The expert views and opinions of leading University academics have attracted 1.5m readers worldwide since the launch of an innovative website designed to bridge the gap between journalists and academics.
Sport Sciences
16.10.2015
Comment: Looking behind the data in a misleading cost-of-football survey
Christopher Kirkland, Teaching Associate at the University of Sheffield, comments on the methodology used by the BBC in their recent 'Cost of Football' survey.
Careers/Employment - Sport Sciences
25.09.2015
Having the 'right' connections only gets you so far
Having the ’right’ connections only gets you so far
Working with a highly reputable corporate leader helps managers get promoted to senior positions in the short term, but such a career boost is balanced in the longer-term as competitive job markets, including professional sports, punish those managers who initially benefited.
Sport Sciences - Veterinary Science
24.08.2015
Event - Sport Sciences
30.07.2015
Sport Sciences
20.05.2015
Sussex American football coach picks up tips in America
Sussex American football coach picks up tips in America
Sussex American football coach picks up tips in America The head coach of the American football club at Sussex wanted to learn more about the sport to help his team improve.
Sport Sciences
22.04.2015
Liverpool FC Academy players visit the University of Warwick
A squad of academy players from Liverpool Football Club will be getting a taste of University life later this month when they visit the University of Warwick's Politics and International Studies Department (PAIS).
Sport Sciences
25.03.2015
Sussex wins Varsity for second year running
Sussex wins Varsity for second year running
Sussex wins Varsity for second year running Sussex students retained the Varsity sports cup against local rivals Brighton this weekend, to the delight of a packed home crowd of supporters.
Event - Sport Sciences
30.01.2015
Sussex athletes all set for Stanmer Park
Sussex athletes all set for Stanmer Park
Sussex athletes all set for Stanmer Park The training is almost over and nearly 40 University of Sussex runners are set to race at a national student athletics championships in Stanmer Park tomorrow (31 January).
Sport Sciences
04.12.2014
How stroke survivors could benefit from computer games
Stroke survivors can have “significant” improvement in arm movements after using the Nintendo Wii as physiotherapy according to researchers.
Sport Sciences - Event
04.11.2014
Event - Sport Sciences
28.10.2014
Sport Sciences - History/Archeology
28.10.2014
Medicine/Pharmacology - Sport Sciences
29.09.2014
Behind every great man... the role of women in the lives of the "Football Fans In Training" men
The Football Fans in Training (FFIT) programme – a men-only weight loss and healthy living programme delivered in Scottish professional football clubs – has been acclaimed internationally for its success.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Sport Sciences
24.09.2014
Scientist by Day, Ice Hockey Player by Night
  Three years ago, Dr Luke Piggott made headlines worldwide when his research using anti-cancer agent TRAIL discovered that the drug knocked out the protein c-FLIP, which gives stem cells their drug resistance. At the time, he was balancing life as a PhD student and a professional ice hockey player with the Cardiff Devils.
Sport Sciences
18.09.2014
Seagulls thank Sussex for use of sports facilities
Seagulls thank Sussex for use of sports facilities
Seagulls thank Sussex for use of sports facilities Following the opening of Brighton and Hove Albion FC's newtraining academy in Lancing, senior executives from the city's football club have gone on
Sport Sciences
06.08.2014
Academic's signal-boosting app heads to more football stadiums
Academic’s signal-boosting app heads to more football stadiums
Academic's signal-boosting app heads to more football stadiums A smartphone app – developed by a University of Sussex academic - that boosts phone signal in big stadiums is heading to more football grounds around the country.
Sport Sciences - Business/Economics
15.07.2014
Man U deal is ‘good news for Adidas’
15 Jul 2014 Yesterday, Manchester United announced a 10-year contract with Adidas, making it the club's new kit sponsor for a record-breaking minimum Ł750m.
Sport Sciences - History/Archeology
10.07.2014
From frontiers to football
Press release issued: 10 July 2014 A new book by Dr Matthew Brown of the Department of Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies which presents an alternative history of Latin America is published today.
Sport Sciences
08.07.2014
Nottingham athletes target Commonwealth success
The University of Nottingham will be well represented at this summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, with six current and former students selected to compete for their national teams.
Sport Sciences
23.06.2014
Why fear brought down England at the World Cup, says Sussex psychologist
Why fear brought down England at the World Cup, says Sussex psychologist
Why fear brought down England at the World Cup, says Sussex psychologist England are out of the World Cup at the group stage for the first time since 1958, but there is nothing new about this failing to live up to their billing.
Sport Sciences
18.06.2014
Manchester runner represents Team GB for the first time
18 Jun 2014 University of Manchester student Seren Bundy-Davies is competing in the European Team Championships in Germany this weekend.
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