School of Health Sciences

Pippa Hillen’s MoonWalk to help fight breast cancer

If you haven’t already sponsored Pippa Hillen’s moonwalking, dig deep into your pockets and your hearts to wish her well this weekend as she walking 26 miles to raise money to support the fight against breast cancer. This will be her 7th London Moonwalk and 5th London Full Moon (26.2 miles) walk, but it’s certainly…

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Marian’s 100km night time ride to raise money for Women vs Cancer!

When most will be sleeping, on the night of 27th May 2017, University of Brighton, Academic Lead for Community Health, Marian Willmer, will be cycling 100km to raise money for Women Vs. Cancer! Marian was diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2015 and shortly after had a succession of surgery, chemotherapy and finally radiotherapy in…

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The midwives’ calling to help expectant mothers in Tanzania

Two University of Brighton student midwives are appealing for funds so they can use their skills to help expectant mothers in Tanzania later this year. Second year students Amelia Hilsdon and Charlotte Hackett are already providing maternity care to the local community in Hastings and St Leonards and at the Conquest Hospital. They now plan…

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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…

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Midwifery student conference

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.

Inspiring OT graduate – CircusAid project

Inspiring graduate Sophie Thwaites has spent the past few months working on a project called CircusAid, with another couple of occupational therapists based in America. They are raising and collecting funds for an interactive project to address the mental health and loss of occupational roles currently experienced by the refugees in Calais, through providing circus activities that…

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Greece trip to EKO refugee camp

LESLEY WHITE (Senior Lecturer in Acute Clinical Practice) recently used annual leave to work with refugees in North Greece in a military run camp with refugees cleared from a more inclusive and organised EKO camp. The military camps are large disused barns containing rows of tents housing thousands of refugees. Conditions in hot weather can…

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Physiotherapy students assist Brighton Marathon runners

On Sunday 17th April, 13 current physiotherapy students, 2 former students who are now qualified physio’s and Colin Paterson (Senior Lecturer) provided massage support to Breast Cancer Care and the MS Society charities for their 280 runners at the Brighton Marathon. This was a great opportunity for the physio students to gain experience in this…

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Green week charity bake sale

The Green Week bake sale hosted by the SHS Sustainability Special Interest Group (SIG) raised a total of £118.54, which will be given to the Hummingbird Project to help with medical care of refugees in Calais. The SIG also helped with the collection of food/toiletries donations for the Brighton Voices in Exile group who help…

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