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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BSU Awards 2017 – Nominations for School of Health Sciences

Following the recent announcement by the Brighton Student Union (BSU) of the Union Awards for 2017, the School of Health Sciences (SHS) are pleased to announce that we have received the following nominations in the BSU Awards 2017:

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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Visit us 13th April to see PARO the robotic responsive seal with therapeutic benefits!

The public is being invited to view a robotic baby seal that is bringing therapeutic benefits to people with dementia and learning difficulties. 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…

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Are going to taster days worth it? What about one in podiatry?!

Last Thursday, a group of 6th form students from West Sussex, visited University of Brighton Leaf Hospital for a taster day to understand what Podiatry is and whether it is something that they would consider as a career. So what is Podiatry? It would appear that the common understanding of podiatry is that it’s all about…

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Podiatry graduate Kerry Brown wins College of Podiatry award!

University of Brighton BSc Podiatry graduate Kerry Brown has won the inaugural College of Podiatry End of Year Report award for 2016.  This national competition is for all final year students and seeks to reward the best research report across the UK. Her work ‘Does foot posture influence forefoot plantar pressures when conducting a single leg…

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Great feedback and a real buzz on the Nursing Career Open Day!

Third year students had a great opportunity to meet potential employers at our recent Nursing Career Day held at the Checkland Building, Falmer site. With over 16 NHS healthcare trusts and a number of private healthcare providers from local regional areas, it was a great networking opportunity for University of Brighton nursing students, staff and…

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Let’s share the benefit …of Occupational Therapy!

It’s not every day that you can say that your blog has had over 36,000 views from different corners of the world, however it is clear that this lady is exceptional, and she deserves every bit of recognition! Cancer survivor Alice McGarvie is spreading the word worldwide on the benefits of occupational therapy (OT) –…

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Joanna Woollard wins ‘Clinician of the Year Award’ at the Oscars!

Pardon the pun – but University of Brighton Podiatry students are literally ‘one foot ahead of the rest!’… It’s not every day that you can say that you have been to the Oscars, picked up your very own award and rubbed shoulders with Olympic hurdles silver medallist and former world champion Colin Jackson CBE! However…

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