The British Science Festival at Brighton

The University of Brighton and the University of Sussex is co-hosting the British Science Festival this year. The event, which is the longest, established science Festival in Europe takes place from 5th– 9th September and features an array of interesting events in an exciting daytime and evening programme.

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2nd National Conference for Occupational Therapists Working in Diverse Settings

The second National Conference for Occupational Therapists Working in Diverse Settings will take place on 6th September 2017.

Following last year’s successful event we are delighted to be hosting the 2nd conference for occupational therapists working in diverse settings. Based on feedback from last year we have planned the day to share more examples from occupational therapists working in a range of exciting practice settings and provide time for more networking and sharing of ideas.

Date: Wednesday 6th September 2017.

Time: Coffee and networking from 9am and conference due to start 9.45-4.30pm

Venue: School of Health Sciences, University of Brighton, Eastbourne Robert Dodd campus, 49 Darley Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 7UR.

Keynote speaker: Dr Jennifer Creek: Skills for a diverse practice of occupational therapy.

The day will include opportunities for networking, presentations from occupational therapists working in a range of diverse practice settings, and a workshop on the new Career Development Framework with Dr Stephanie Tempest, Education Manager for Professional Development, College of Occupational Therapists.

Cost: We wish to keep the cost of the conference low again this year but would invite people to select the price that best reflects their employment earnings.

  • £35 for those earning less than £20,000 and anyone who is presenting at the conference.
  • £50 for those earning in range of £20-30,000
  • £75 for academics attending on behalf of their University

Book your place early to avoid disappointment.

For further information please contact Channine Clarke, c.clarke@brighton.ac.uk / 01273 643771.

 

The Man with Nothing

Football is helping refugees cope with the misery of camp life in Dunkirk, according to University of Brighton graduate Daniel Mansaray who spent time living with one refugee in his wooden shack.

Daniel has written a blog telling how the refugee Zayran (not his real name) fled his native Iraq after being attacked by terrorists for refusing to become a suicide bomber.

Daniel, who graduated last year with a BA(Hons) in Physiotherapy, wrote: “Refugees have been through unimaginable pain and suffering and activities like football can be used as an outlet for them. Zayran, for example, had little to no interest in football and yet it was evident it had a strong impact on him. Understandably, football will always have its limitations as to how much it can influence someone. But as long as it is having some sort of influence, no matter how big or small then it is invaluable.”

Zayran said: “When I go to football my body and mind feel happy and free. All refugees are sad. Football is like peace. When refugees play football they are happy.”

A short non-fictional story about a refugee that i lived with.

Read Daniel’s account ‘The man with Nothing – Freedom’

Source: The Man with Nothing – Freedom

NH 6170- Operating Theatre Practice module

Op theatre ImageContinuing and Postgraduate Education in Health Sciences (CPGE).

In 2011 a report by the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) has identified that there are significant challenges regarding the identification and care pathway of high risk surgical patients.

This module has been developed to enable registered nurses, operating department practitioners and midwives working in operating theatre departments to extend and develop their knowledge and skills to provide quality care of the highest standard for patients throughout the perioperative phase.  Continue reading

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) – two day intensive course, Oct 2016

ASIST is a two-day intensive and interactive practice focused course designed to develop skills in order to recognise people at risk of suicide, and learn new techniques to intervene and prevent the immediate risk of suicide.  ASIST training has been developed and refined by Livingworks Inc over the past 25 years with over 1 million people trained all around the world. Continue reading

Students can join the Olympic gold rush

The Rio Olympic Games have shown that not only has Great Britain has some of the best athletes in the world but also how students can take up top careers to help achieve more to medal successes.

They include: head of performance, head of sports nutrition performance analysis, physiotherapists, podiatrists, engineers and sports journalists. Continue reading

Staff successes

NIGEL SHERIFF was an invited speaker for a Public Health Wales seminar to discuss the EC Health4LGBTI project on 22nd July. The Seminar aimed to :

  • Raise awareness and understanding of LGBT health
  • Learn more about the present and evolving evidence related to LGBT health
  • Identify priorities for both future research and future practice

As part of this Nigel spoke about ‘Improving Health Within The LGBT Community’. Continue reading

Postgraduate student prize

The postgraduate prize has been awarded for the second consecutive year to a student graduating from the Advanced Nurse Practitioner MSc. WENDY BRAMPTON, a nurse-sonographer working at theAdvanced Nurse Practitioner MSc overcame adversity to achieve a distinction in her dissertation. Wendy’s thesis developed a protocol for care of women with Caesarean Scar Pregnancy; a rare but life-threatening condition that she diagnoses as part of her Advanced Nurse Practitioner role.

Annual Green Week

Next week is the university’s annual Green Week, and there are lots of events and initiatives to get involved with across all campuses.  See the full calendar of events here. There are c-change roadshows in Hasting (Monday), Falmer (Thursday) and Eastbourne (Friday); the c-change team would like to encourage you to go along, say hi, and get yourself a freebie in their ‘Big c-change Pledge-athon’.

Professor Paula Kersten, PhD

Head of School of Health Sciences