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Karin Vertue

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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Reflections from three of our Forward Bound scholars

Since 2015, the University of Brighton, with the kind support of Fiona Deane, has offered the Forward Bound Scholarship to Health Promotion MSc applicants from low or lower-middle income countries. This award is intended to support health and other professionals who are employed or who volunteer in roles where they will be able to influence…

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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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Fellowship honour for one of our health experts

Senior lecturer in podiatry, Dao Tunprasert, has received a prestigious Fellowship from the Council of Deans of Health, aimed at developing the next generation of health education leaders. Dao researches the musculoskeletal biomechanics of the different ways people walk,  alongside examining the effects of footwear and insoles in controlling movement. She is also currently doing…

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Postgraduate virtual open evening

Join our virtual open evening on 1 February and explore what postgraduate study or research at Brighton could mean for you. Talk to our lecturers, researchers and students, and find out more about postgraduate study and research at Brighton. Our open evenings are taking place online at the moment – making it easier for you…

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Reality cheque: University of Brighton students to benefit from £1.7m cyber learning boost

Our students will be able to develop real-world skills without leaving campus thanks to cutting edge new simulation technology. The way students receive hands-on training and work experience will be transformed thanks to investment in new virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and extended reality (XR) learning facilities totalling £1.695m. The state-of-the-art technologies will allow…

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