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The Three Degrees: meet the sisters creating a University of Brighton tradition

Student Emma Folwell has become the third of three sisters to take the same degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Brighton, after starting this month. “Already planning the group photos in matching UoB physio jumpers!” is how sister Anna Folwell  reacted on Twitter to Emma’s success in gaining a sought-after place on the family…

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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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Comfort reflects on her Forward Bound Scholarship

Since 2015, the university has been delighted to offer the Forward Bound scholarship to Health Promotion MSc applicants from low or lower-middle income countries. The scholarship supports health and other professionals who are employed or who volunteer in roles where they will be able to influence and shape health promotion practice and policy on their…

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Jessica Gordon-Brown in the 59kg Commonwealth Games 2022 weightlifting final.

Commonwealth glory for students past and present

Brighton students past and present made a splash last weekend at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham with a new national record and a silver medal in the weightlifting events. Brighton alumna Jessica Gordon-Brown picked up a silver medal on Sunday 31 July in the women’s 59kg weightlifting final, with an 86kg snatch and 111kg clean…

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Meet one of our final year Podiatry Degree Apprentices

Natasha Bassett is a final year apprentice on our Podiatry Degree Apprenticeship working for East Sussex NHS Healthcare Trust. She chats about her decision to do the programme and how the apprenticeship has been applied directly to her workplace. “I started as a footcare assistant and absolutely loved the job from the first week. As…

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University of Brighton trio aiming for Commonwealth Games success

Student Ben Hickling is one of three people linked to University of Brighton joining Team England for the Commonwealth Games starting in Birmingham this week. Currently studying BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, Ben has been selected for the England weightlifting team competing in the Men’s 55kg category – a class in which he is…

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Sport as a platform for health promotion

As the Women’s Euro 2022 tournament grips the nation with the prospect of it ‘coming home’, the potential for using sport as a platform for health is a hot topic. The aptly named ‘Grasping the Opportunity’ pre-tournament Impact Report highlights the chance to promote the perception of women’s football but to also provide opportunities for…

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From circus performer to occupational therapist

We caught up with Dan Shelton, one of our Occupational Therapist Degree Apprentices, about his experiences on the programme and how it has impacted his work. Dan Shelton, Apprentice Occupational Therapist, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust: “My background was actually in circus performance and other creative art forms, so I’ve always loved working with people…

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Brighton chosen as site for new testbed to improve ageing healthcare

The University of Brighton will play a key role in developing improved home-based care for the growing number of older people in the city and beyond. The university will build on its long-term innovation partnership with Brighton and Hove City Council as part of the national Homes for Healthy Ageing Testbed project, overseen by the…

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