School of Health Sciences

Starters and leavers – June 2016

CHARLENE TANTON joined us on 6th June 2016 in the post of Timetabling Officer. She joins us from Coventry University where she has had a number of years of timetabling experience. She is based in Westlain House in the admin area. Charlene will be initially focussing on West Nursing but in the fullness of time…

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Modernisation of teaching spaces programme

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….

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European MSc in Occupational Therapy accreditation success

The European MSc in Occupational Therapy underwent two re-accreditations at once: the programme accreditation according to the standards of the Dutch Flemish Accreditation Institute NVAO (Nederlands Vlaamse accreditatieorganisatie) and the Distinctive Quality Feature Internationalisation according to the ECA standards (European Consortium for Accreditation in higher education). The quality of the OT-Euromaster has been found to…

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Posgraduate courses – periodic reviews

There were several successful periodic reviews on 15th June. Well done to the course teams for MSc degrees in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Health Promotion and International Health Promotion. Professional bodies and external reviewers were complimentary with a number of commendations. The teams had worked well together to promote inter-professional learning, highlight staff…

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Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Erasmus Exchanges to Porto, Portugal

Physiotherapy and occupational therapy lecturers recently visited the Instituto Politécnico do Porto in Portugal on an Erasmus funded staff exchange. HAZEL HOROBIN from the School of Health Sciences, taught both undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapy students over four days taking both seminars and practical classes. The students were keen to understand UK perspectives on the physiotherapy…

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Statement from the Vice-Chancellor on the Orlando shootings

Statement from the Vice-Chancellor on the Orlando shootings Source: Statement from the Vice-Chancellor on the Orlando shootings

Congratulations to Ann Moore, CBE

I am delighted that Professor Ann Moore was awarded a CBE for services to  physiotherapy. Ann retired from the School of Health Sciences (formerly School of Health Professions) last year. She is currently Emeritus Professor with the University of Brighton. Ann was Chair of the National Association for Educators in Practice (NAEP) from 2007 to 2012 and is now…

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RCN Congress

Ten 1st, 2nd and 3rd year Nursing BSC(Hons)  students  from child and adult fields attended 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.“

Two university academics honoured by the Queen

Professors Ann Moore and Nick Webborn have been honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Source: Two university academics honoured by the Queen

Helping young people meet their challenges

Tools developed through research at the University of Brighton to help young people face challenges in life are being showcased at a London fair. Source: Helping young people meet their challenges

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