School of Sport and Health Sciences

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Explore your subject at one of our events

We have a range of upcoming events where you can explore studying your chosen subject at Brighton. Subject tasters Our subject taster sessions will help you focus in on the courses that interest you. These sessions offer an interactive and informative mini-lecture with University of Brighton academics and current students that will help you get…

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Meet us at our postgraduate event

There’s no better way to explore your future study opportunities than by meeting lecturers and researchers at a postgraduate event. Join us at one of our upcoming events to learn more about our postgraduate degrees in sport and health sciences: Falmer campus: 7 February 2023, 5.30pm to 8pm diagnostic radiography nursing and midwifery professional development…

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Dissection documentary provides invaluable cancer education

A new documentary, to be aired on 5 December, will provide vital insights into the journey of cancer through the body, and boost understanding of the disease for both medical professionals and the public. The Channel 4 documentary, named My Dead Body, features the story of Toni Crews, a mother of two, who was 30…

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Considering a career in health?

Join staff and students at our online event to find out more about our undergraduate healthcare courses. 22 November 2022 Tuesday 5.30–6.30pm Hear a talk from an academic, take part in a Q+A session and chat to current students and staff about our courses to discover what it’s really like to study to become a…

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Climate emergency: what can nursing students do to be greener?

Leonie Harrison, Nursing (Child) BSc(Hons) student, and senior lecturer Alison Taylor discuss the proactive approach the University of Brighton is taking to make our courses more sustainable in the latest Standard Nursing podcast. Brighton students are also working with three other universities around the world to adapt and introduce the Planetary Health Report Card (PHRC)…

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Brighton student nurses leading global push for more sustainable healthcare

University of Brighton has joined institutions worldwide to put sustainability and the impact of climate change at the heart of nurse training and practice. Nursing (Child) BSc (Hons) student Leonie Harrison is one of the students driving the University’s involvement in a global initiative called the Planetary Health Report Card (PHRC), supported by teaching staff…

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Brighton research making a world-leading impact, major review finds

The university has been recognised for research of “world-leading quality” which has “outstanding impact” on people’s lives by the UK’s HE funding bodies. The results of the Research Excellence Framework 2021 (REF) published Thursday 12 May 2022 show that the university’s researchers have produced research consistently rated as world leading. In particular, the university has been recognised for…

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Student nurse transforming Brighton beach litter into art

Sammie Aplin is combining working as a sister on the Acute ward at Royal Sussex Hospital with scouring the local beach every day for plastic waste to make art. Currently studying a module from a Masters degree in Nursing at University of Brighton, Sammie began to do her daily beach clean just before the first…

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The Kate Bennett Award for Outstanding Achievements in Undergraduate Nursing

Since 2017, The Kate Bennett Award for Outstanding Achievements in Undergraduate Nursing, has been awarded to the University of Brighton undergraduate nursing student who has achieved the highest mark for their final dissertation project. The prize is awarded in memory of alumna Kate Bennett who sadly lost her fight with cancer in 2016.  A graduate…

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Meet one of our Apprentices

7th to 13th February is National Apprenticeship Week. We chatted to Katie Wilmshurst, one of our Registered Nurse Degree Apprentices. Katie tells us more about her journey, how apprenticeships have helped her progress to the level she’s at now and the benefits of a degree apprenticeship over traditional routes. “I have been fortunate to progress…

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