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Student shortlisted for Nursing Times award

Huge congratulations to student Emma Hansford who has been shortlisted in the Student Nursing Times Awards 2024.

Emma is a third year student on our Nursing (Adult) BSc(Hons) degree and has been shortlisted in the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Sustainability’ category alongside four other student nurses. Emma was encouraged to make an application to the awards for the sustainability work she has been involved in during her studies.

We caught up with Emma to learn more:

Emma Hansford

“Last year I worked with Dr Heather Baid and Alison Taylor on the quality assurance placement learning (QAPL) on a sustainability project.

“Along with another student I worked on a clinical skills waste project where we sorted through all the waste, counted each item, put them in categories and then weighed.  We looked at how much waste there was, sorted if anything could be recycled and worked with the sustainability team, estates and the skills technicians.

“I became interested in disposable gloves waste and started to research this, and I made a training video for the awareness of unnecessary glove usage in nursing, and I also made a presentation on what sustainability is.

“This year I have been the lead student in the Planetary Health Report Card (PHRC) where I worked with two fantastic year 2 students for completing this report. I presented on the PHRC at the Educational Research and Scholarship Symposium.

“I look forward to continuing my work in sustainability for which I have grown a great interest in and being an active member in the Sustainability Special Interest Group.

“Being shortlisted for a NTSA is totally amazing.  I am absolutely delighted to be shortlisted in the sustainability category and honoured to be representing the University of Brighton and the School of Sport and Health Sciences. “

Category winners will be announced in late April – we have everything crossed for you Emma!

Find out how you can become a qualified nurse with the University of Brighton.

Kerry Burnett • 23/02/2024

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