Health Sciences

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Brighton joins UK day of celebration for frontline care workers

The University of Brighton is celebrating its contribution to healthcare and social care professions for NHS Frontline Day on 5 July. The date for NHS Frontline Day marks the foundation of the NHS on 5 July 1948, and Brighton is celebrating its role in training thousands of graduates to enter frontline care sectors, alongside vital research advances….

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Increasing awareness of allied health disciplines

The University of Brighton has played its part in a project commissioned by the Office for Students aimed at increasing awareness of small and specialist allied health disciplines. The three-year Strategic Interventions in Health Education Disciplines (SIHED) consisted of a series of ambitious activities to promote careers in podiatry, orthoptics, therapeutic radiography, and prosthetics and…

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Forward Bound Scholarship – there’s still time to apply!

Our Forward Bound Scholarship supports health and other professionals who are employed, or who volunteer, in roles where they will be able to influence health promotion practice and policy on return to their home country. The scholarship is available to eligble Health Promotion MSc applicants and offers up to £25,000 to the successful candidate to…

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Mind our Future

Mind our Future is a new National Lottery funded £10 million programme, based in Wales, to help young people have a resilient and a mentally healthy future. As part of the programme launch, School of Health Sciences Principal Lecturer Dr Josh Cameron was invited to deliver a keynote on the topic of How Resilience is…

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Brighton Students’ Union Awards 2021

The Brighton Students’ Union Awards 2021 took place this week and we’re delighted to announce three fantastic wins for the school: Course Leader of the Year Congratulations to Patricia Fordham. Patricia was nominated for being a supportive and enthusiastic course leader, as well as championing varied teaching and assessment techniques on their course. Volunteer of…

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Want to know more about being an allied health professional?

Springpod is a new project funded by Health Education England which offers the opportunity to learn more about becoming an allied health professional. The programme provides an overview of what a career as an allied health professional can offer, as well as helping you develop key skills for the profession. There’s also the opportunity to…

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New book: Leisure in Later Life

School of Health Sciences Principal Lecturer, Dr Tania Wiseman, has written a book based on her doctoral thesis. The book was published on 17 May and challenges presumptions about later life leisure and the purposes it serves. Active ageing through leisure is an idea close to the core values of sports and health sciences teaching,…

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Join us for our summer open days

Get to know us at our summer online open days – from wherever you happen to be. We’re here to help and there will be loads to see and do. All of our events are taking place online at the moment – making it easier for you to get a sense of what it will…

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Celebrating Brighton’s training role for International Nurses Day

As a leading institution for nurse education and training, University of Brighton is well-placed to join celebrations for International Nurses Day on 12 May. Brighton is a top 10 UK university for world-leading research impact in allied health professions, nursing and pharmacy, with its nursing and midwifery courses ranked joint 1st in the UK for career prospects,…

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All about Occupation

Many of us would think of ‘occupation’ as our job however in occupational therapy the meaning is far wider reaching. In occupational therapy, occupations are the everyday activities that we want, need, or are expected to do – it is literally anything you do. It includes all those activities that allow us to live, to…

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