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

Podiatry graduate to NHS Chief Executive

Siobhan Melia, awarded a degree in podiatry by the University of Brighton 21 years ago spoke to health care graduates at the university’s summer awards ceremony at the Brighton Centre last week, on Wednesday 26 July.

The Chief Executive of Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust said she is humbled every day by her colleagues’ strive to go “above and beyond” for patients.

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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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Come visit us at our School of Health Sciences ‘Open Days’ in July

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!

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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

Brighton academics join breastfeeding change call

Carol Williams and Nigel Sherriff were this week featuring on Juice FM news bulletin on breastfeeding, Arrow FM, Sovereign FM, Splash FM, and Bright FM.

 

Two leading experts from the University of Brighton have joined calls for the Government to provide more to support for new mothers in breastfeeding.

Dr Nigel Sherriff, Principal Research Fellow, and Carol Williams, Senior Lecturer, joined midwives, health visitors, paediatricians and academics in signing an open letter in the medical journal The Lancet which recently found that rates of breastfeeding in the UK were the lowest in the world.

It said: “It is not a matter of persuading mothers to breastfeed – most mothers begin breastfeeding and initiation rates are around 80 per cent. However, rates plummet in the first weeks and months after birth, and most mothers say they stopped breastfeeding before they wanted to.”

The campaigners call on the Government to adopt a strategy to increase breastfeeding rates.

Dr Sherriff and Ms Williams, both from the university’s College of Life, Health and Physical Sciences, have been researching breastfeeding. Dr Sherriff said: “We have stated the need, based on our research findings, for government and local authorities to engage with fathers as a resource to support breastfeeding mothers.

“We are calling on all four governments of the UK to safeguard public health budgets and end healthcare cuts. We and the other signatories to the letter also outline the series of measures needed to improve breastfeeding, including rates, duration, and experiences.”

For more information on the university’s breastfeeding research, go to: https://www.brighton.ac.uk/healthresearch/research-projects/engaging-fathers-in-supporting-breastfeeding.aspx