Excellence in Learning and Teaching – SHS award winners

The university’s annual awards for learning and teaching were announced at this year’s Learning and Teaching conference. Continue reading

Graduation – prizewinners, the class of 2017

This week, more than 4,400 University of Brighton students graduated at our ceremonies at the Brighton Centre, which started on Tuesday (25 July). Students aged 19 – 79 and from over 90 countries dressed in gowns and mortarboards to collect their awards. Continue reading

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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New Postgraduate Certificate in Education- ‘Transforming professional practice through Education’

 

A new interprofessional Postgraduate Certificate in Education is expected to start In October 2016.  This new programme has been designed to critically develop health professional educator’s knowledge, competence and confidence to a strategic level for their educational role at work, both in practice and academic institutions. The aims of the programme are:

 

  • To enable health professionals to critically develop their competence and confidence in a range of teaching, learning, assessment and evaluation strategies in health, social care and higher education practice settings.
  • To develop the in-depth knowledge and skills of health professionals with an educational role or interest in teaching and learning so that they may design, plan, lead and manage creative, considered, supportive learning experiences which meet the initial and continuing learning needs of individuals working and learning in health, social care and HEI settings.
  • To provide the framework for exposure to exciting and comprehensive experiences in teaching, learning, assessment and evaluation that will achieve the UK Professional Standards framework for teaching and supporting learning in higher education requirements.

The course can be taken full time over one academic year or part time over two academic years. Students undertake three modules (20 credits each) and the course is delivered through a blended learning experience with attendance of learning activities and workshops expected at University alongside structured `e` activity.  All applications are reviewed and shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview.

If you have a question about this course, our enquiries team will be happy to help.

01273 644644
enquiries@brighton.ac.uk

Contacts:

Channine Clarke   01273 643771   c.clarke@brighton.ac.uk

Tracy Szekely       01273 643947   T.szekely@brighton.ac.uk

Sara Hadland       01273 643873   S.Hadland@brighton.ac.uk

 

Source: Occupational Therapy newsletter – Feb 2016

Channine Clarke, Principal Lecturer and Tracy Szekely, Senior Lecturer

Goodbye Penny!

Penny LindleyThis August, we say goodbye to Dr Penny Lindley who will be taking her well earned retirement after nearly a decade in the School. Penny has held a variety of roles in her time with the University, and most recently has been Assistant Head of Schooland Programme Lead for Community Health Programmes.

We will miss Penny but wish her all the best for a long and fulfilling retirement.

Prince Harry tries out university project

Prince Harry tried his hand at a university led research project as he helped launch a campaign to end the stigma surrounding mental health.

Source: Prince Harry tries out university project

Successful EC tender on HIV and community health workers with the Centre for Health Research (CHR)

Led by Dr Nigel SHERRIFF with Professor Jörg HUBER, Alex POL-LARD, Dr Carrie LLEWELYN and research support from Glynis FLOOD, the team will be working on a new 3 year research project (2016-2109) to con-duct, analyse, and develop training from, two pan-European surveys. The first behavioural survey focuses on HIV/AIDS and associated infections and the second on community based health workers (CHW) to facilitate access and improve the quality of prevention, diagnosis of HIV/AIDS, STI and viral hepatitis and health care services for men who have sex with men (MSM). The remit of the Brighton team is to lead Work Package 6 which will develop the CHW survey to assess the knowledge, attitudes and practices of community-based health workers (CHW) providing sexual health services to gay men, bisexual men and other MSM. Further details will be available in due course.

Paramedic Practice – successful review by HCPC

We also received the excellent news this week that our Paramedic Practice BSc has been successfully reviewed by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).  The review was due to an increase in the numbers of students on the programme . The team have worked incredibly hard on establishing this programme and we are delighted with this re-approval.

Professor Paula Kersten, PhD

Head of School of Health Sciences