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.
The School of Health Sciences teach a number of health courses over our two sites based in Falmer, Brighton and in Eastbourne.
If you are thinking about studying with us, why not visit us to find out more to:
- find out all about your interested subject area
- talk to staff and the students who currently come here
- see the campus and get a feel for who we are and why you should choose us!
The furry Harp seal ‘PARO’, which responds to touch and speech, was invented by Professor Takanori Shibata from Japan and is being researched by Dr Penny Dodds, Nurse Lecturer Practitioner with the University of Brighton’s School of Health Sciences. She is exploring the introduction of PARO to dementia care within Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Professor Shibata will be attending the open event at Room 129, Mayfield House on the university’s Falmer Campus, Brighton, between 9am and 4.30pm on Thursday (13 April).
Also attending will be Professor James Barilla, the USA naturalist who has written a book on robots inspired by nature. Dr Dodds will introduce PARO and Age UK representatives will speak on how the robotic seal has been received by day centre visitors.
Don’t miss out – Email P.Dodds@brighton.ac.uk to book your place now.
A one day conference organised and led by midwifery students was held at Falmer on the 22nd July. This very successful day saw a range of speakers and workshops, including BARONESS JULIA CUMBERLEGE speaking about the recent Better Births national report on the future of the maternity services. Continue reading
Practice Placement Educators Courses
The practice educators’ courses for the next academic year will be:
Falmer: day 1 Sept 9th day 2: April 5th
Eastbourne: day 1 Jan 18th day 2: 17th May
Eastbourne: day 1 March 8th day 2: 19th July
Day one will include theory, practical tasks and information related to practice education for the two OT courses at Brighton. Participants will then be required to take a student for at least one placement before returning for a second educator’s day which will focus on reflections, group discussions and additional learning related to their experiences of taking students. If you have been qualified for 18months and would like to start taking students and want to do the educators course then please contact Lisa Harford to reserve a place: L.E.Harford@brighton.ac.uk . Continue reading
There will be a session on JULY 4th 2016 in the morning at Falmer for educators who want to hear about any changes to the course or familiarise themselves with the Brighton course, assessment, paperwork etc. This is useful for educators who have done their educators training at another university but want to know about our course. To reserve a place please contact Sara Hadland: S.Hadland@brighton.ac.uk
In the afternoon there will be a workshop for anyone interested in being a distance OT educator for the diverse placements (providing external weekly supervision). Please contact Sara to reserve a place. If you would like to discuss this role or take on this type of educator role in future please do contact Tracy. T.Szekely@brighton.ac.uk Continue reading
The modernisation of teaching spaces programme is due to start in September and is designed to improve the university’s teaching spaces and align them with national standards. It is hoped that the programme will be chaired by Prof Stephen Denyer, Pro Vice Chancellor ( Education and Student Experience) and will see active academic and student representation. At present the Campus Management Groups have working groups that prioritise proposed modernisation projects. From September, academics will be invited to join the Programme Board and the working groups so they are represented at every level of decision-making and have a platform to communicate their needs. The project, which looks at centrally pooled rooms, aims to:
- Refresh older spaces e.g. painting and decoration of Eastbourne rooms
- Increase computer numbers to meet the national standard
- Standardise the equipment used in classrooms so that systems are the same across the university, as well as intuitive and easy to use with clear instructions.
- IS staff to check all teaching rooms on a weekly basis to ensure that they are in working order.
I’m really excited to let you know that research colleagues were successful in attracting European funding. Led by Dr Nigel Sherriff the team will be working on a pilot project related to reducing health inequalities experienced by LGBTI people (Co-investigators for the UK Dr Laetitia Zeeman, Alex Pollard, and Prof Kath Browne). With an overall budget of just under half a million Euro’s this brings €89K to the Centre for Health Research at the School of Health Sciences. Please see below for an overview of the project. Continue reading
There will be a session on JULY 4th in the morning at Falmer for educators who want to hear about any changes to the course or familiarise themselves with the Brighton course, assessment, paperwork etc. This is useful for educators who have done their educators training at another university but want to know about our course. To reserve a place please contact Sara Hadland: S.Hadland@brighton.ac.uk
In the afternoon there will be a workshop for anyone interested in being a distance OT educator for the diverse placements (providing external weekly supervision). Please contact Sara to reserve a place.
The University of Brighton Practice Placement dates urgently required are:
MSc / PGDip Occupational Therapy (pre-reg)
- Intermediate placement (year 1): 16th May- 1st July 2016
Please do send in an offer if you can help. Thank you.
Channine Clarke 01273 643771 email@example.com
Tracy Szekely 01273 643947 T.firstname.lastname@example.org
Sara Hadland 01273 643873 S.Hadland@brighton.ac.uk
Source: Occupational Therapy newsletter – February 2016
Channine Clarke, Principal Lecturer and Tracy Szekely, Senior Lecturer
Student paramedics and nurses experienced working inside a frontline ambulance by climbing aboard a unique ‘Simbulance’. Continue reading