Funding advice for new midwifery students

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If you are new midwifery student please make sure you read this post about the importance of being assessed correctly by Student Finance England – you may be missing out on extra support with your living costs.



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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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

New website for Eastbourne Prostate Cancer Support Group

Thanks to the expertise of senior lecturer SIMON WHIFFIN, an Eastbourne Prostate Cancer Support Group now has a new website to enhance its digital engagement. Continue reading

Staff and students make a big impression at IFOMPT conference 2016, Glasgow

Staff and students of the School of Health Sciences were well represented at this 4 yearly conference of international musculoskeletal Physiotherapists. DR COLETTE RIDEHALGH presented work from her collaboration with DR ANNINA SCHMID from the University of Oxford on small diameter nerve fibre testing earning her runner up prize for the best rapid 5 presentation. DR CLAIR HEBRON presented work on students’ understanding of health promotion and knee mobilisations. MATT LOWE, JOHAN HOLTE, GUILLAME CHRISTE, KEVIN HALL and MARY SEXTON all presented their latest research findings from their Masters or PhD programme, with MATT LOWE winning the best poster prize.

Green impact – gold award

Green Impact is an environmental accreditation scheme from the National Union of Students and a Falmer based team within the School of Health Sciences have participated for 3 years now. Initially, the bronze criteria was achieved, last year the Silver award and this year the Falmer team was given the Green Impact Gold! There were additional acknowledgements that the School of Health Science’s team wagreen-impact-awards the top scorer this year for the University of Brighton and was also given the Team of the Year. Next year the School’s Sustainability Special Interest Group is aiming to support Green Impact teams at Eastbourne. For anyone wanting to help out with Green Impact next year or to find out more about joining the Sustainability Special Interest Group, please email:

RCN Congress

Ten 1st, 2nd and 3rd year Nursing BSC(Hons)  students  from child and adult fields attendercn-congressd the RCN Congress this year.

Feedback from student representative

“I know they all enjoyed the experience, subsequently their passion for nursing is stronger than ever.“

Staff successes

Sarah mead, senior lecturer in occupational therapy, received her HEA Fellowship. Her application received a “commendable” notation! Congratulations to Sarah.

Congratulations also go to Hazel Horobin, senior lecturer in physiotherapy, whose EdD thesis has been approved for her work entitled:  ‘The Meeting of Cultured Worlds: Professional Identification in Indian Postgraduate Physiotherapy Students’. We look forward to congratulating you formally at the next graduation ceremony Hazel.

Professor Paula Kersten, PhD

Head of School of Health Sciences