School of Health Sciences

Meeting our furry friends in Eastbourne – supporting good mental health

Daisy and Beryl arrived early on our Eastbourne campus today, eagerly awaiting our popular ‘Walk the Dog’ event. A chance for students and staff to meet some of our fury friends and take a walk in the beautiful nearby countryside. The event is part of a range of activities taking place today to support World…

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From New Zealand to Brighton for Podiatry with Diabetes MSc

Mature student Simon Speight has just graduated with an MSc in Podiatry with Diabetes (distinction) after travelling 88,000 miles in total to achieve it. Simon made the round trip of 22,000 from New Zealand to Brighton for each of his taught modules.  The cost for Simon ran into thousands of pounds – but he said it…

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Starting a course with us soon?

We’re really looking forward to seeing you! 🙂   Soon you will be able to see for yourself that student life is about much more than just study. From volunteering opportunities to sport and fitness, there’s something for everyone. We have lots of useful advice and information on our website.  

Alumnus Peter gave an inspiring speech to our graduates

Peter Skelton has spent the past ten years responding to world emergencies after graduating in 2008 with a Masters in Rehabilitation Science (now Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) MSc. Working for the charity Humanity & Inclusion and the UK’s Emergency Medical Team, Peter has travelled to world disasters in Haiti, Syria and Bangladesh and is an excellent example to…

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Podiatry graduate Sam is an inspiration!

As we congratulate all our graduating students this week, it is always with great pride as so many have inspirational stories of their journey.  Sam Davies is one of our inspirational graduates achieving a 2 -2 in Podiatry BSc after travelling a gruelling six hours a day from her home in Portsmouth whilst raising a son and…

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Appeal for parents with babies under three-months to volunteer for research

We are appealing to parents with babies under three-months to volunteer for research which is aimed at improving our understanding of the development of children’s feet. Volunteers will each receive £20 Love2Shop gift vouchers each time they visit our baby space at the Eastbourne campus where their feet will be looked at using state-of-the-art technology…

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What it takes to be a nurse

A good nurse is assertive enough to withstand pressures and yet remains completely compassionate to their patients. That’s the view of Rebecca Wilkinson who has been shortlisted for a Student Nursing Times Award 2018. Rebecca, who graduated with a First Class BSc(Hons) degree in Adult Nursing last month (Feb, 2018), is a finalist in the Student…

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Theo makes the Top 100 UK Nursing and Midwifery Social Media Leaders List

Congratulations to Dr Theo Fotis, Principal Lecturer, Nursing Course Leader MSc Health (Education/ Management) who has made it into the top 100 UK Nursing and Midwifery Social Media Leaders List at position 70. Theo said, Indeed whilst the list is ‘fluid’ and the positions fluctuate depending on the social media engagement, it is exciting to be in the…

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Eight members of staff receive their long service awards

Last week the University celebrated staff with long service. Eight SHS staff were eligible for the award, after 25+ years of working with the University or its constituent parts. During the ceremony they were awarded with the University of Brighton silver pin and a certificate. It was a lovely occasion and to see so many…

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Graduate journey: from podiatry graduate to Chief Executive

Every graduate has a different journey, Siobhan Melia (Podiatry BSc, Podiatry MSc) tells us hers, from podiatry graduate to Chief Executive of Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust.

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