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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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My International Placement Focusing on Mental Health

David Vago is a Nursing (Mental Health) BSc(Hons) student at Brighton. He chats about the opportunity he grasped to take an international placement during his studies.  ‘When an opportunity presents itself, the answer is always yes.’ Those are the words of Professor Debra Humphris, our Vice Chancellor at the University of Brighton. Fast forwards four…

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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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Planetary Health Report Card

As part of the University’s work on addressing Global Challenges, our academic Schools are consistently contributing to this mission, ensuring we are positively intervening in the world around this. This work is at heart of our strategy, Practical Wisdom: Brighton 2025. The University’s School of Sport and Health Sciences was one of only four universities…

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Nursing student joins Florence Nightingale Students Day

Nursing (Adult) BSc student Karin Vertue was invited to take part in the Florence Nightingale Foundation Students Day. She tells us a about her experience and how she got involved: I was recently involved in a discussion with the University of Brighton’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Debra Humphris, who said “when the opportunity comes, the answer is…

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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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International Scholarships for students starting in September 2022

The University of Brighton International Scholarship fund is open to applications from undergraduate and postgraduate students who hold an offer to study on a full-time course with us starting in September 2022. This scholarship was set up to support international students to make a positive impact on their studies and will be awarded as a…

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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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