Brighton & Hove Albion have agreed a partnership with the University of Brighton, which sees the multi-campus university become the club’s new official higher education partner.
The new partnership between Albion and the city’s largest university will build on existing collaborations through the university’s school of sport & service management and school of pharmacy & biomolecular sciences, in the areas of sports science and medicine.
The new partnership will provide a platform for a range of activities, including potential research projects and co-funding of PhD opportunities, as well as joint work on community programmes.
Students studying in a wide variety of areas such as sports science, sports coaching, sports management, sports journalism, hospitality, event management, travel and tourism and physical education will all benefit from the partnership.
Albion executive director Martin Perry said, “As a community-based football club our partnerships are hugely important to us. We are delighted to welcome the University of Brighton as our first official higher education partner.
“This is a fantastic partnership that will be of huge benefit to the city of Brighton and the wider area.
“We look forward to exploring the potential for many exciting projects with the university and its students and to further strengthening the ties between us.”
University of Brighton vice-chancellor, professor Debra Humphris added, “I am absolutely delighted that the University of Brighton is the new official higher education partner of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club.
“This partnership will open up a number of opportunities for our students. With the Amex Stadium being right next door to our Falmer campus, it makes absolute sense for us to work more closely together, including on community outreach projects across Brighton and Sussex.”